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A Guide to Scientology’s Most Ostentatious Real Estate

Empire-building has been part of many a religious group’s strategy throughout history. But no one does it better than Scientology. The documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which debuts on HBO tonight, offers the first in-depth survey of Scientology’s practices, including its ongoing quest to acquire high-profile real estate. Read more… Continue [...]

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Kinetic Motion Doors

Austrian artist Klemens Torggler creates these amazing doors which open and close by rotating two panels around pivot points, and need no tracks to operate. We want all of our walls made out of these things. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Irregular-Shaped Building Blocks Let Kids Build Ultra-Modern Skyscrapers

Hot Wheels doesn’t sell tiny die-cast horse and buggies to kids these days, so why would anyone assume that children would want to build ancient castles with building blocks? James Paulius’ Blockitecture set instead features a collection of irregularly-shaped wooden blocks that can be stacked and balanced to create a towering modern high-rise. Read more… [...]

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How A 121-Storey Building Uses A Giant Magnet To Prevent Swaying

When you’re building a skyscraper with triple-digit numbers of storeys, there are some rather unusual building challenges to face — like the fact that the entire building can sway with the wind, fast enough to make people sick. The Shanghai Tower solves that problem in a scientifically awesome way: using magnets. Read more… Continue Reading [...]

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A Snowboarder’s Tiny House

Snowboarder Mike Basich has fully embraced the outdoor lifestyle, and now lives in a tiny 225 square foot organic structure he built from stone and wood in the middle of his 40-acre property. Naturally, there’s plenty of snow outside. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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