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Architectural Optimisation and Evolutionary Systems with Genetic Algorithms

1.Introduction One of the main issues in architecture today is the quantity of information and the level of complexity involved in most building projects. [12] GAs provide an effective method to deal with these problems by... Read M...

It Was Only A Matter Of Time: This Neural Net Dreams Up New Pokémon

And it reveals how well-designed the original monsters were. And it reveals how well-designed the original monsters were. Neural networks and Poke?mon Go. It was only a matter of time before some computer scientist realized this wasShow More Summary

Guerrilla Bike Lanes Show Cities How Easy It Is To Make Streets Safer

Since the city won't keep bikers safe, a group of San Francisco bikers is taking matters into its own hands, using a very simple tool—traffic cones. Since the city won't keep bikers safe, a group of San Francisco bikers is taking matters into its own hands, using a very simple tool—traffic cones. Show More Summary

The Second Act Of The World's Most Controversial Car Designer

Chris Bangle was the most infamous car designer during his 17-year tenure at BMW. Now, he's drawing cartoons in the Italian countryside. Chris Bangle was the most infamous car designer during his 17-year tenure at BMW. Now, he's drawing cartoons in the Italian countryside. Show More Summary

Ikea's 2017 Catalog Is A Terrifying Glimpse Into The Tiny Apartments Of The Future

Time to move to Alaska, kids. The cities are officially full. Time to move to Alaska, kids. The cities are officially full. Micro apartments. They're all the rage, mostly because they're all that the majority of metropolis-living millennials can actually afford. Show More Summary

This Bookmarklet Maps Your Journey Through The Internet's Rabbit Holes

Pilgrim traces what you read on the Internet and accumulates every link, source, and citation. Pilgrim traces what you read on the Internet and accumulates every link, source, and citation. In 1960, at the dawn of the information age,...Show More Summary

Modern Architecture's Most Intense Rivalry

In Architecture's Odd Couple, historian Hugh Howard examines the fraught relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. In Architecture's Odd Couple, historian Hugh Howard examines the fraught relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Show More Summary

North Korea's Answer To Missed Construction Deadlines? Crystal Meth

According to Radio Free Asia, project managers in Pyongyang are giving overworked builders ice to help meet deadlines. According to Radio Free Asia, project managers in Pyongyang are giving overworked builders ice to help meet deadlines. Show More Summary

The Anatomy Of A Great UX Design Leader

Seven key traits the best UX design leaders share Seven key traits the best UX design leaders share The job market for user experience designers is booming, and academic programs have sprung up to meet demand. Missing from most discussions about the UX design education gap is the need for great UX design leaders. Show More Summary

Consumer confidence inches up to 90.4 in August

Confidence inched upward in early August due to more favorable prospects for the overall economy offsetting a small pullback in personal finances. Home buying has become particularly dependent on low interest rates, with net references to low interest rates spontaneously mentioned by 48%.READ MORE www.metrointel.com

Builder confidence rises two points in August to 60

Builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homesin August rose two points to 60 from a downwardly revised reading of 58 in July. The component gauging current sales conditions rose two points to 65, while the index charting sales expectations in the next six months increased one point to 67.READ MORE www.metrointel.com

Retail sales flat in July but still up 2.3 percent year-on-year

Retail sales were unchanged in July, coming off a revised 0.8 percent increase in June. Retail sales in June were previously reported to have increased 0.6 percent. Sales rose 2.3 percent from a year ago. READ MORE www.metrointel.co...

Producer Price Index declined 0.4 percent in July and 0.2 percent for previous 12-month period

The Producer Price Index for final demand decreased 0.4 percent in July. On an unadjusted basis, the final demand index moved down 0.2 percent for the 12 months ended in July. READ MORE www.metrointel.com

Job growth surged to 255,000 in July vs. 188,000 expected

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 255,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, and financial activities. Employment in mining continued to trend down.READ MORE www.metrointel.com

A Stunning Recreation Of The World's First Camera Lens Updated For Your DSLR

The original lens behind daguerreotypes has been recreated, and made compatible with modern cameras. The original lens behind daguerreotypes has been recreated, and made compatible with modern cameras. Following a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, Lomography's Daguerreotype Achromat lens is available for a $499 pre-order. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #916

Here are a few photos of the Vienna DC Towers in Vienna, Austria, by Dominique Perrault Architecture. (Photos: Martin Krause) To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose poolTo contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

Behind The Scenes At America's Wildest Fan Conventions

Forget Comic-Con. Arthur Drooker documents Lincoln impersonators, furries, Santas, mermaids and more. Forget Comic-Con. Arthur Drooker documents Lincoln impersonators, furries, Santas, mermaids and more. In 2013, photographer and documentarian...Show More Summary

In Cold Wyoming Winters, A New Vertical Farm Keeps Fresh Produce Local

Now that Vertical Harvest is up and running, in frigid December, the tomatoes come from next door, instead of being trucked from Mexico. Now that Vertical Harvest is up and running, in frigid December, the tomatoes come from next door, instead of being trucked from Mexico. Show More Summary

Cards Against Humanity Gets Political, Burns Trump Good

There are two new Cards Against Humanity expansion packs: one for Democrats, and one for Republicans. All proceeds go to Hillary. There are two new Cards Against Humanity expansion packs: one for Democrats, and one for Republicans. All proceeds go to Hillary. Show More Summary

Photographing Italy's Independent Shops, Before It's Too Late

Independent shops shaped Italy's cities for centuries. Are they finally succumbing to the big box store? Independent shops shaped Italy's cities for centuries. Are they finally succumbing to the big box store? For the photographer Francesco Pergolesi, his hometown of Spoleto, Italy, is synonymous with the mom-and-pop shops that pepper its streets. Show More Summary

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