WikiHouse pioneers do-it-yourself home building
WikiHouse is putting a new spin on old-time barn-raising with a free online resource that lets people put homes together the same way they might a giant jigsaw puzzle.
Company pioneering new types of material for 3-D printer 'ink'
Shiver me timbers. Architects plan wood skyscraper for resident life
Researcher use robot arm to print 3D sand structures
The swing of architect genes
Architect genes are responsible for organizing structures of the body during embryonic development. Some of them, namely the Hox genes, are involved in the formation of forelimbs. They are activated in two successive waves, ...
What people don't get about my job
Having a job is a privilege that brings many things - satisfaction, pride, a roof over your head, a way of life. But what happens when not everyone understands what you do, affecting how they perceive you and how much they ...
Google sells 3D modeling application SketchUp
Google on Thursday confirmed that it has sold 3D computer modeling program SketchUp as the Internet titan continues streamlining its product line with co-founder Larry Page at the helm.
Getting lost in buildings: Architecture can bias your cognitive map (w/ Video)
Some people always know which way is north and how to get out of a building. Others can live in an apartment for years without knowing which side faces the street. Differences among people that include spatial skills, experience, ...
Ford collaborates with Microsoft for in-car health and wellness research
Ford, Microsoft Corp. and Healthrageous are researching how connected devices can help people monitor and maintain health and wellness
Digital cloud may rise over London (w/ Video)
Harnessing natural light, indoors
(Phys.org) -- Using the most recent generation windows, architects and lighting designers can to control daylight, directing it where they want within a room. An EPFL laboratory has developed a simulation ...
New software tool helps evaluate natural cooling options for buildings
A new, free software tool from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could prove to be a breath of fresh air for architects and designers of ventilation systems for "green" commercial buildings.
Young people choose education based on parents' background
Even though Danish students have equal access to education, their choice of studies is still influenced by social class. Young people from working class backgrounds are motivated by studies with a clear job profile and high ...
Researchers tap into cell power to create building 'skins' that adapt to heat/light of environment
Engineers, design architects and cell biologists from the University of Pennsylvania will use a National Science Foundation grant to utilize the flexibility and sensitivity of human cells as the models for ...