When starlight bounces off of dust particles, the surrounding area casts off a bluish hue. That's exactly what you're looking at here with the nebula M78, thanks to Chile's European Southern Observatory — and the two bright stars illuminating M78....
We love tree houses here at DVICE and this freestanding concept has made it from the design table to the backyard for some very lucky kids — or kids at heart.
Architect Didier Faustino repurposed a billboard to create this swing set. Dubbed "Double Happiness," this installation was part of the 2009 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennial of Urbanism and Architecture.
Kimi Spencer and Marko Manriquez are using brick walls as blank canvases for their own brand of alternative graffiti — moss murals. To create these displays, Spencer and Manriquez use laser cut stencils in all kinds of fun shapes and paint directly onto the brick with a "moss paste" concoction. What you get is an "intergalactic urban renewal-invasion" by alien moss creatures.
Ever wondered what percentage of people in your age group are using Facebook and Twitter? Now you can compare — just click on the infographic below to explore the differences.
The Spitzer Space Telescope detects infrared radiation and is the largest telescope of its kind ever launched into space. This image, taken by Spitzer, shows the Helix nebula in the Aquarius constellation 700 light years away.
Hammocks are great and all, but we've found something way better. Designers Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety built cozy hive-like pods out of sturdy DeDon fiber. You can hang from a tree (even over water, if you're so inclined) or just sit out in your yard — it sure beats a lounge chair.
'Orange Cube,' a design from Jakob + Macfarlane Architects, is, well, exactly what it sounds like. This soon to be commercial and cultural complex in Lyon, France will have five floors of pure orange wonderfulness right along the River Saône.
The tractor is hardly a new concept, but this one — dubbed "Deuterium" — is nothing like its predecessors. Let's start with the 360 degree camera that can see as well at night as it does during the day. Not impressed yet? Deuterium also has solar cells and detachable "roller bots" that collect data on surrounding land.
SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects joined forces to design this underground dwelling in Vals, Switzerland. With a huge elliptical opening that lets in tons of natural light, this hobbit hole beats out all the other mountain homes for best view. Check out the other images below to see for yourself.