October 27, 2020

Architects Reveal New Images of ‘The Whale’ Museum in Arctic Circle

Development of Dorte Mandrup’s The Whale is back on track following a historic discovery that left the future of the building’s site undecided. The Danish architecture firm first won the design competition for a whale observation attraction in the Arctic Circle in late 2019—besting entries from other impressive firms such as BIG and Snøhetta.

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October 27, 2020

Researchers Create “UltraWhite” Paint That Reflects Light and Cools Buildings

The famous Vantablack, exclusively owned by artist Anish Kapoor, made headlines as the “blackest black” that absorbs 99.965% percent of light and creates a mind-boggling black hole effect. Since then, a wave of “coloriest” colors have been released by artists and scientists, including an even blacker black and the “pinkest pink.” Researchers at Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering are not focused on competing in this color war in the art world.

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October 26, 2020

Dublin Grocery Store Installs Glass Floor for Shoppers to View Viking History Just Below

Most grocery stores look similar—colorful displays of fruits, a butcher's counter, and checkout lines are normal features. However, shoppers in one new Lidl grocery store in Dublin will have a unique experience as they pick up their weekly supplies. Opened in mid-October, the store was built directly over an 11th-century archeological site.

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