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A Tiny Modular Housing System For Cities Where Real Housing Is Too Expensive To Afford

Will San Francisco become a city only for the rich? The goal of these parking space-sized units is to stop that from happening.Many cities face a real challenge to remain affordable in the future. The. […]...continue reading

See Taylor Swift Remixed With Famous Works Of Art

Artist Eisen Bernardo had a blank space for his next project—and he wrote Tay's name.Following the success of his "Mag+Art" project—a series of magazine covers seamlessly blended with classic work. […]...continue reading

First Look: Google's New Digs By Thomas Heatherwick And Bjarke Ingels

Woah!Earlier this week, The New York Times broke the news that Internet giant Google is planning new starchitect-designed headquarters by Bjarke Ingels Group and Thomas Heatherwick. Not to be outdone. […]...continue reading

Amid Security Concerns, Google Aims To Beat Apple To Your Work Phone

Watch out, iPhone and BlackBerry: Android wants to be the world's work phone of choice.If you have a job and an Android phone, Google wants to make sure you'll use your smartphone at work. This week,. […]...continue reading

Twitter Hopes To Become Friendlier, Triples Its Abuse-Handling Team

Twitter is finally ramping up its abuse control after getting hit hard by critics. Is it enough to reverse slowing growth?Critics have backed Twitter into a corner for its lax policing of abuse—and. […]...continue reading

Lego Crosses The Digital Divide

Heaving learned from its own mistakes, Lego is embracing technology on its own terms, putting kids—and the fun of building—first.With licensing agreements with Hollywood's biggest franchises, a wi. […]...continue reading

Poetic NASA Visualization Shows How Everything Is Connected

NASA visualizes the 22,000 tons of life-giving dust that flows between Africa and South America.On Earth, there couldn't be a bigger difference between the Amazon rainforest and the African Sahara. Th. […]...continue reading

How To Make A Building Out Of Ice

The Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, is carefully crafted each fall, only to melt away by the next spring.Every year, a new hotel rises out of the Arctic wonderland of northern Sweden. The original I. […]...continue reading

This Lifeguard Tower Becomes An Igloo When It Snows

Who brought a bathing suit?Nobody wants to go sunbathing on a Toronto beach in winter, but what if the beaches could be enjoyed even when it's cold? What if those desolate lifeguard stations were repu. […]...continue reading

3 Designs That Imagine The Sci-Fi Future Of Farming In 100 Years

As both the climate and technologies changes, weather modification, "gene guns," and "aural insecticides" could all be part of the agricultural landscape in 2115.By 2115, it's possible that a megadrou. […]...continue reading

Lunar's First Apple Watch App Is Part Sundial, Part Time Machine

Onetime is a slick app that lets you track multiple time zones as easily as tracing a finger through the sky.It was the middle of the night, and John Edson's brain was frazzled with jet lag. He couldn. […]...continue reading

If Thoreau Took LSD, This Is The Cabin He'd Design

The Tubakuba is a Scandinavian cottage with a front door that's like crawling through a black hole.From the foot of the snowy, picturesque massif that residents of Bergen, Norway, call the Seven Mount. […]...continue reading

This Podcast Is Trying To Put You To Sleep

Sleep With Me by Drew Ackerman is unlike any podcast you've ever heard.Drew Ackerman is a podcaster. While the medium is having a moment, his podcast is very different from the others you might have q. […]...continue reading

Egypt Plans To Build A 650-Foot-Tall Pyramid Skyscraper

It would be the country's tallest building.Cairo may be getting a new skyscraper inspired by Egypt's oldest architecture. The Zayed Crystal Spark project, announced by the country's housing minister e. […]...continue reading

The Layman's Guide To Virtual Reality

So many companies, so many technologies. Who can keep it all straight? We can! Here's a plainspeak FAQ to get you up to speed.Oculus. Facebook. Samsung. Microsoft. Sony. Google. Viewmaster. Virtual re. […]...continue reading

Take The Fast Company News Quiz

Show how much you know! Here's our quiz for February 27, 2015.What happened this week? Research says that one of the best ways to solidify new information is to be tested on it. Here's a chance to bol. […]...continue reading

Free App Friday: 5 Ways To Survive This Godawful Winter

Look on the bright side: Come July, we'll probably have only a few inches left.I live in Boston, so you'll excuse me if I've been a bit surly lately. Every parking spot is marked with some jamoke's bu. […]...continue reading

The Future of Consumer Tech Is About Making You Forget It's There

Microsoft, Samsung, GoPro, and others take their best guesses at the next five years of consumer electronics.When Apple introduced the iPad 2 in 2011, it laid out a noble goal for the future of techno. […]...continue reading

The Psychology Of Sleep: Fear Of The Dark, A Spell-Casting Blanket, Kids, And Imagination

A child's bedtime anxiety can lead to a lifetime of insomnia. Glow Away is determined to make sure we're not snoozing on the issue.When you're four years old, imaginary monsters under the bed can caus. […]...continue reading

Why Being A Mentor Is Worth The Effort

You know how having a mentor can help your career path, but what about the benefits of being the one who's passing on knowledge?There is a common phrase in medical education that covers all of the ste. […]...continue reading

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