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SOLo is Lounge Table and Solar Powered Charger For Your Gadgets [Solar Table]

SOLo is Lounge Table and Solar Powered Charger For Your Gadgets [Solar Table]

Of all the solar powered gadgets we've shown you recently, I'd have to say this is the most elegant. The Intelligent Forms SOLo is a lounge table (can we call it a coffee table?) and is simply designed to soak up the sun, turning it into stored power so you can charge your gear. Apparently left for

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Yanko: Best of July 2009

Yanko: Best of July 2009

Every month we take a look around and select some of the most interesting designs that was showcased here. Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days - an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in July 2009. 10) Felt Stool Bookshelf Table by Can On

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Killer 5th Generation Russian Stealth Superfighters

Killer 5th Generation Russian Stealth Superfighters

Most people know the US fifth generation wonderplanes—the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II—but the Russians are working on their own stealth superfighter: The Sukhoi PAK-FA. These concepts—by industrial designer Aleksander Dultsev—are simply amazing: Nobody knows

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A New Facebook Exec with a Lot to Live up to

Facebook announced on Friday that former Google-ite David Fischer, would be joining their team. Though Fischer is leaving a company that is known for moving fast, he was the Vice President of Global Online Sales & Operations, he will not see any slowing of pace with his new position. His new

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Mozilla Firefox 3.6.11 / 3.5.14 Final

Mozilla Firefox faster more secure easier to use and sporting a new look this latest Firefox release sets a new standard for web browser innovation Mozilla Firefox project formerly Firebird which was formerly Phoenix is a redesign of Mozilla 39 s browser component written using the XUL user interfac

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The Mercedes F800 Will Run on Gas, Electricity or Hydrogen

The Mercedes F800 Will Run on Gas, Electricity or Hydrogen

We jumped inside a Mercedes F800 last week—the car that will offer three flavors of fuel as soon as 2012. Mercedes says that the future is a three-lane highway, with cars running on gas, electricity, and hydrogen. The F800 hybrid will combine a traditional gasoline engine using direct-inject

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First SDXC Card Is The World's Fastest, Only Holds 32GB

First SDXC Card Is The World's Fastest, Only Holds 32GB

SDXC, the new memory card spec announced at CES, promised exciting things, storage-wise. Pretec demonstrated the first card that'll support the standard, and at a mere 32GB and 50MB/s, well, it's a step. The SDXC standard claims a maximum capacity of 2TB, with read/write speeds of up to 104MB/s. Th

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Japan Confirms Kizuna Satellite Internet Is World's Fastest, Blows Our Crappy Broadband Away [Japan]

Japan Confirms Kizuna Satellite Internet Is World's Fastest, Blows Our Crappy Broadband Away [Japan]

Generally speaking, the state of broadband in the United States sucks. Hard. You know what sucks harder than your crappy DSL line? Satellite internet—it's stupid expensive and super slow. Except in Japan. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency is reporting that their tests of the world's faste

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Fifteen Visually Stunning Architectural Delights

Those who stay in apartments crave for spacious bungalows and those who live in landscaped acres dread the maintenance! So what really is the ideal size for a home? The multi-storey high-rises offer many titillating features and let’s not even get into their crazy architectural style. Offices, museums, theaters even live gardens in the middle of the 100th floor; we can expect all of this from modern architects. Till you find your ideal space to call home, office, whatever….here’s a recap of Fifteen Visually Stunning Architectural Delights for the future!

15) New Orleans Arcology Habitat or NOAH by E. Kevin Schopfer AIA, RIBA & Tangram 3DS; Kittery, ME

Fifteen Visually Stunning Architectural Delights

NOAH proposes to be a habitat for 40,000 residents who can benefit from the planned residential units, school system, commercial, retail, hotels, casinos, parking, and public works facilities. Its triangle shape is most captivating and literally stands out on the waterfront. Quite a design challenge actually, this place needs to overcome both the physical and psychological damages of recurring severe weather patterns.

14) Eko by 10 Raisons Architects

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Critics may pan it for getting inspired by the romantic Eiffel Tower, but the giant Eko looks like a tower with webs on the side. It boasts of 24 floors, 8500 Square meters of Nano , 350 palms, a bar, a library and a big exhibition hall and is proposed as a futuristic housing high-rise for Zaabeel Park, City Center in Dubai.

13) Campus Center for Miami Dade College by Oppenheim Architects

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If Polo is the mint with a hole, then the Miami Dade College is a Super Building Campus Center for Miami Dade College is the architectural version of it. The high rise combines apartments, offices, educational facilities, and a lot of space for art exhibition. It’s supposed to get completed in the next two years time, can anyone in Miami confirm this?

12) Guggenheim Hermitage Museum by Zaha Hadid

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Conceptualized as a floating structure above the fluid landscape in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum is the renowned firm Zaha Hadid Architects’ brainchild. Featuring glossy, metallic surfaces, this building is a visual treat for true connoisseurs.

11) Klein Bottle House by McBride Charles Ryan

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The “Klein Bottle” is a non-orientable surface, i.e., a surface (a two-dimensionaltopological space) with no distinction between the “inside” and “outside” surfaces. By constantly challenging our sense of perception, depth, linear orientation, interior/exterior space and pretty much any notion of what a dwelling should look like, the architects have successfully created a space that is surprisingly inviting and warm.

10) Torre Bicentenario by Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

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Resembling 2 inverted pyramids bridged by a lobby where shuttles and elevators pass thru, the Torre Bicentenario is slated become the tallest building in Latin America. Completion is scheduled for this year to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s Independence. Two voids penetrate the building at its widest point providing ventilation and natural light.

9) Dancing Towers by Zaha Hadid

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With the spate of earthquakes hitting our foundations this year, the thought of dancing towers is not so appealing. Keeping aside such fears, these three towers are inter-twinned to share programmatic elements and rotate to maximize the views from the site towards the creek and neighboring developments. Another visual treat that defies common norms.

8 ) Landmark Building of Szervita Square by Zaha Hadid

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Another Zaha Hadid gem that looks to mesmerize us with soft curves and defining structure.

7) The Cube at Dubai Sports City

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When we see ambitious projects like The Palm and The Cube here, we can totally understand why Dubai went under the real-estate scare recently. Is proposed to be a five-star condo hotel, an eye catcher at the Dubai Sports City.

6) Seoul Commune 2026 by Mass Studies

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When you want to cite an example of how to marry nature with tall buildings, please refer the Seoul Commune 2026. It’s the case where you can negate the concrete jungle effect with a little help from Mother Nature!

5) Expocenter Project by Zaha Hadid

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Yes Zaha Hadid is a staple at YD, what can we say…phenomenal works do warrant appreciation and here’s another feather in the Hadid cap! The Expocenter Project offers Moscow city a new exposition venue, hotel, and residential development. Tall and long beautifully combined.

4) Millennium Tower World Business Center (WBCB) in Busan by Asymptote

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Asymptote won the contract to build this tower based on its ground breaking design of three separate tapered towers rising out of a robust and powerful base. This one can be filed under sculptural beauty.

3) Trump International Hotel and Tower Dubai by Nakheel & Atkins

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With Trump attached to any property you can expect sheer extravaganza and nothing else! Likewise this 60-storey building features two asymmetrical halves forming a gateway to the Palm Islands of Jumeirah. The stainless steel, glass and stone faded arch-like structure includes a 300-room five-star hotel, 400 residential apartments, boutique offices, retail, gym and spa, restaurants and of course, access to private beaches.

2) Gateway Building for Ras Al-Khaimah by Snohetta

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Like an oasis in the hot arid desert, the Gateway Building for Ras Al-Khaimah greets you with the magic and charm of the Arabs. A gateway to the city Ras Al-Khaimah, expect a Congress Center, Exhibition Halls, Shopping Center, and elite hotels in this complex.

1) Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre by Zaha Hadid

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Zaha Hadid Architects does it once again with the spectacular Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Center. Fluid lines that transcend and meander through spaces to actually construct a Performing Arts Center! Its been described as a sculptural form that emerges from a linear intersection of pedestrian paths within the cultural district, gradually developing into a growing organism that sprouts a network of successive branches.

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