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Great Pyramids in Giza may have two never-before-explored rooms

Recent scans show the possibility of unexplored chambers Scientists believe that they have discovered hidden chambers in the Great Pyramid of Giza. A group called ScanPyramids—which began working last October—uses non-invasive infrared...Show More Summary

AIA's Innovation Awards celebrate smart, holistic design

The prize honors ecologically sustainable, efficient designs and work on the frontiers of building technology In an age of unprecedented environmental crisis and ecological stress, it’s no longer enough for firms to design buildingsShow More Summary

Rent in Seattle, Portland, Boise: What $1,300/month can get you right now

From vintage apartment to a high-rise condo Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various cities across the U.S. Is one person's studio another's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,300/month. Show More Summary

Meet Françoise Grossen, the artist who predated your love of rope by four decades

A retrospective on her work at the Museum of Arts and Design cements her in the canon Signe from 1967, donated to the Museum of Art and Design by renowned textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen, who had also included the piece in MoMA’sShow More Summary

Behold the House of Tomorrow, a Modernist gem just named a National Treasure

Preservationists hope this announcement helps spur restoration of this early glass house on the Indiana lakefront Glass walls, cutting-edge appliances, a personal airplane hangar: while the House of Tomorrow, designed by Chicago architect...Show More Summary

Long-awaited Belgrade metro system to break ground in 2018

60 years after it was first proposed, a Belgrade metro system might actually happen After many of Belgrade’s public tram lines were destroyed in World War II, city planners floated the idea of a metro system connecting existing above-ground tracks with two underground rail lines beneath the city center. Show More Summary

Midcentury mystery house big on charm but short on details, asks $180K

From the 1960s, perhaps? Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Location: Quincy, Illinois Price:...Show More Summary

Group announces plans to establish an independent nation in space

Yes, really Last week, an international group of scientists and legal pros announced plans to establish an independent nation in space. And they invited all us average joes to sign up to become its citizens. Named Asgardia—after theShow More Summary

World's first smart crib SNOO will help put babies to sleep

Created by Yves Behar and Dr. Harvey Karp Watching the video, I felt a little funny: A split screen shows four wailing infants, then suddenly, the mattresses of their bassinets begin to jiggle while simultaneously making a whirring sound akin to that of a blow dryer. Show More Summary

Transforming backyard retreat is three dwellings in one

Very impressive File this under: the raddest things you can gift your mom. Over in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Caspar Schols—a.k.a. “World’s Best Son”—recently completed the Garden House, an impressive, transforming garden retreat for his mother. Show More Summary

Halloween 2016: You can rent Dracula's castle

This will mark the first time anyone has slept in Bran Castle since 1948 As part of Airbnb’s latest promotional contest, the short-term rental company is offering two lucky individuals the chance to stay in Dracula’s castle on Halloween night. Show More Summary

Digital art gets update with new display from Electric Objects

Now you can subscribe to art for your living room The last time we checked in with 2016 Curbed Young Gun Electric Objects, the NYC-based maker of seamless digital art displays for the home was getting ready to unveil a partnership with...Show More Summary

Gryphon can manage an entire household’s internet activities

Created by the inventor of the MiFi device For parents and caretakers worried about the unfiltered internet activities of their minors, Gryphon, currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, may be just the product to help ease their minds....Show More Summary

Philadelphia’s abandoned power plants look like steampunk temples

New photobook Palazzos of Power explores the neoclassical grandeur of these artifacts of the early electric age Monumental structures that tower over the industrial landscape in Philadelphia, the aging central power stations of the Philadelphia...Show More Summary

This is the world’s fastest bike

The Eta reached a top speed of 89.59 mph, breaking its own record Aerovelo, a Toronto and Ontario-based innovation lab focusing on designing human powered vehicles, recently broke its own record for the world’s fastest bike. The EtaShow More Summary

Who should driverless cars save: pedestrians or passengers?

Mercedes tackles the self-driving car dilemma As self-driving vehicles begin testing around the world, driverless cars are on the verge of transforming everything from the way roads look to how fast vehicles travel. Transportation and urban design experts anticipate fewer parking lots, more green spaces, and a remaking of streets. Show More Summary

Google Home, Amazon Echo, Apple HomeKit: Everything you need to know

From Amazon Echo to Google Home and Apple HomeKit, home tech is taking over With sales of Google Home, the smart home hub from the tech behemoth, launching early next month, and Amazon Echo and Apple HomeKit already whirring in homes...Show More Summary

Tokyo goes miniature in detailed 3D-printed map

The full city map is made of 100 3D-printed pieces, each fitting in the palm of your hand From clay tablets to satellite imagery, technology has always shaped the way humans have made maps. More recently, advances in 3D printing andShow More Summary

A roadmap for America’s transportation future

Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx talks high-tech cars and infrastructure as a vehicle for equality At the beginning of the Obama administration, it would have seemed fantastical to think the Department of Transportation...Show More Summary

Revamped Breuer and Gropius-designed home asks $2M

It was restored and extended in 1995 Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Location: Wayland,...Show More Summary

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