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The Techno-Islands That May Replace the Maldives

If the 350 thousand-odd Maldivians want to stay put, they may have to rebuild everything, starting with the ground they walk on. Read more...

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Architects Design Wooden Bicycle Frame to Explore Structural Engineering

Wooden bikes may be beautiful, but they’re also a tad impractical . Nevertheless, there may be unexpected value in wooden bike frames, which architects can use to understand important structural challenges and prototype new designs.

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My Heart Goes Boym!

Today, we’re celebrating couples on Fab by highlighting designing husband-and-wife teams like Aminimal ,  Deny Design  ,  Rifle Paper ,  Yellow Owl  and Vintage Marquee Lights .  But we also wanted to put the spotlight on another talented twosome , Constantin and Laurene Leon Boym of Boym Partners.  This designing duo has lived and worked together since 1989, and together they have created some of the most intriguing, clever and strikingly beautiful products in contemporary U.S

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Where Old + New Align: Joe Doucet for Odabashian

From an outside perspective, Odabashian and Joe Doucet appear to have little in common. The former is a legendary American rug brand with nearly a century of production under its belt; the latter is a contemporary design powerhouse who dances among disciplines with ease. Their crossing of paths seems unlikely, at best—but then again, brilliance often means beating the odds

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Jawbone UP3 Review: A Fitness Fiasco

The UP3 was supposed to be so much better .

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Lupita Nyong’o Just Proved Her Princess Moment Is Far From Over

When Lupita Nyong'o twirled her powder-blue Prada dress on the Oscars red carpet, we thought, "This is it. This is her princess moment, and we'll never forget it." But then Lupita showed up to Cannes in this kelly-green pleated custom Gucci design and proved that when it comes to wearing gorgeous gowns, she's no one-hit wonder

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21 Stars Who Prove Crop Tops Never Go Out of Style

As any of these stars can attest, there's something about a crop top that makes you feel free. A slashed shirt livens up an outfit, makes any red carpet a little more fun, and gives you an automatic boost of confidence - especially if you've been working out those abs . That's why we're celebrating the 21 stars who've already bared their midriffs in 2015, many of them in the dead of Winter, which probably earned them a few goose bumps.

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How Technology Can Help Cities Make Better Use of Storm Water

More than half the world’s population lives in metropolitan centers. The built environment of a city is very different from that of rural and natural areas. When it rains over a rural landscape, much of the rainwater sinks into the ground or is evaporated or transpirated by trees, crops and other plants

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This Etsy Seller Claims Target Stole Her T-Shirt Design

Melissa Lay, a stay-at-home mother who launched her own t-shirt line on Etsy , was shopping at Target when she found one of her bestselling designs - for sale. The tee in question? A casual tank top featuring the American flag and the phrase, "#MERICA." While Lay sells her shirts both on Etsy and on her own website, SandiLake Clothing , in a racerback style for $26 - available in both kid and adult sizes - Target's version, retailing at $13, features a burnout effect and is made by the clothing company Stranded.

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Your Sex Life Is an Engineering Project

Everything is hackable — you can jailbreak your phone to get better apps, but you can also mod your own eyeballs to have night vision . Where do we go from there? Your libido, of course.

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