The Istanbul firm MAA, headed by the architect Melike Altinisik, has unveiled its competition-winning design for the Robot Science Museum in the Chang-dong neighborhood of the South Korean capital. Saving time and money, robots will build the curvin
Like an enormous anonymous garage, Facebooks new campus conceals its exact polish with the easygoing, almost slapdash air that characterizes the company.
El proyecto para el nuevo campus de Google en Mountain View responde a la veloz expansión y a la constante diversificación de la actividad empresarial de la compañía tecnológica, que han terminado por derivar en una situación organizativa insostenibl
Google promotes the integration of the private lives and the work lives of all its employees within a huge mixed-use complex that fosters leisure, health, and interaction.
The Quartiere delle Albere district in Trento used to be the site of a former Michelin factory. This site shares many characteristics with the urban fabric: the clear hierarchy of the design, its functional stratification, and an overall similarity i
Connected by a foyer that functions in the manner of a plaza, two similar blocks are differentiated only by size and by the nuances of their respective glass facades.
Un nuevo referente se recorta en el perfil de Leicester. Con sus 42 metros de altura, la torre del Centro Nacional del Espacio se eleva en las proximidades de la ribera del Soar como una hermana transparente y gigantesca del famoso muñeco neumático d
Back in the 1990s, experiments began trying to detect the particles that make up dark matter, the ubiquitous yet untouchable invisible material that apparently fills the cosmos. Since then, physicists have found more and more evidence that dark matte
Given how much of SpaceX’s future hinges on the success of the Starship and Super Heavy launch system, this is certainly good news. This goes beyond replacing their Falcon rocket family with Starships to transport everything from crews and cargo to L
Since the Romans began doing it with great panache more than 2,000 years ago, road-building has been a sweaty, grubby business, involving heaving great quantities of rocks and stones into place and, in more recent times, covering the surface with asp
In his preface José Manuel Sánchez Ron recalls the bitter words that Nicolas Masson de Morvilliers had to say about Spain in the Encyclopédie (“Qu’a t-elle fait pour l’Europe?”) and though he claims not to wish to mediate in controversy, his monument
Scientists in the US have developed a paint significantly "whiter than the whitest paint currently available". Tests carried out by researchers at Purdue University on their "ultra-white" paint showed it reflected more than 98% of sunlight. That sugg
The study in question, called Muon g-2, used a superconducting storage device (pictured) to look at the magnetic behaviour of muons. Experiments conducted with this machine at Brookhaven National Laboratory, in New York state, in the 1990s, had sugge
Decarbonising an economy is a big job. Coal- and gas-fired power plants must be swapped for wind, solar or nuclear ones. Petrol-driven cars must be replaced by electric versions. Less attention is paid to heating. But in cold countries such as Britai
Politics, otto von bismarck is supposed to have said, is the art of the possible. And one of the most depressing features of discussions about global warming is their tendency to take place in a fantasy land of the politically impossible. Few people
If all goes well, a balloon will soon rise from Esrange Space Center in Kiruna, Sweden. It will drift high into the upper atmosphere, where nothing will happen. The balloon will then return to Earth. Nevertheless, a collection of environmental groups
Convergent evolution may make travel restrictions redundant. The genetic mutations that cause evolution may arise at random. But natural selection often produces creatures that are similar, despite living in different environments. For example birds,
Behind nikola tesla’s former laboratory at Wardenclyffe on Long Island, New York, are some old foundations. They are all that remains of a 57-metre tower which Tesla began building in 1901 as part of an experiment to transmit information and electric