Hardy tiny house offers extra living space and a whole lot of storage

Last year, we reported on the Noyer, which, like all Minimaliste's tiny houses, is built for extremes in heat and cold. The Canadian firm has now unveiled an updated take on the model which boosts storage and living space.

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Ultraviolet LEDs proposed for skin-safe vitamin D production

Even though we're warned about the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight, they're essential for the production of vitamin D in the body. Now, scientists are claiming that UV LEDs could serve as a safe alternative to sunlight.

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Teddy Roosevelt library will rise out of the North Dakota Badlands

Snøhetta has unveiled its design for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota. Rising out of the landscape like a grassy hill, it will feature an expansive green roof on which visitors will be able to walk and gaze at the view.

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Furrion rolls out solar-ready eRove off-grid cooler fridge

After nearly two years, Furrion brings to market the wheeled, battery-swapping fridge it showed at CES 2019. Perfect for overland rigs, off-grid cabins and more, the rolling compressor cooler can be used with or without power for days or weeks.

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Trial finds introducing gluten into diet early may prevent celiac disease

The results of a clinical trial find introducing gluten into a baby's diet from the age of four months may reduce their risk of developing celiac disease. The researchers stress larger trials are necessary before any broad dietary recommendations are suggested.

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18-function multitool wrenches gear, starts fire and plenty more

Built to travel with tinkerers and DIYers from garage to distant outdoor spaces, the new Caliber X takes a different tack on multitooling. The skeletal chassis disguises an 18-function build for everything from backyard BBQs to wilderness survival.

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Orchid tree-inspired skyscraper starts to blossom in Hong Kong

Envisioned as an orchid tree about to blossom, the ZHA-designed 2 Murray Road is under construction in Hong Kong. It will feature sustainable design and enable workers to get to their desk without touching any doors or elevator controls.

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Mirrored mixing bowl offers behind the scenes look at the art world

Looking like a massive mirrored mixing bowl with salad sticking out of the top, MVRDV's Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen has finally been completed. The project is hailed as the world's first publicly-accessible art depot and will host 151,000 works.

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Ring video drone checks homes for intruders or left-on lights

Amazon’s Ring has announced a new home security camera called the Ring Always Home Cam, mounted on a drone that can fly a preset path to check for intruders, open windows or left-on ovens. But of course, it might be more trouble than it’s worth.

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Nature-inspired family retreat crowned 2020 Shed of the Year

Following the Cuprinol Shed of the Year competition a few months ago, an overall winner has now been announced. This year's top sheddie is officially Daniel Holloway, who won with his nature-inspired Bedouin Tree Shed in London, England.

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