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Office building market is still lackluster in most areas



The construction market for office buildings across the country is still relatively lackluster, says Albert Lindeman, a senior vice president with Sperry Van Ness. However, in areas where energy and t… Read More

Prototype device counts calories in foods


  • (U.K.)

A device that uses microwave sensors to detect fat and water molecules in food and then taps a database of 6,500 foods automatically counts calories for its users. The prototype, developed by Matt Web… Read More

What does a concrete log cabin look like?


  • Gizmodo Australia

The Refugi Liepthaus in the Swiss Alps looks like a log cabin, but it isn't. It's a redesigned structure made from concrete whose facade features impressions from the grain of the logs used for the or… Read More