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  • Building App-titude: Apps for Architects

    Apps can shrink desktop programs to fit and function on mobile devices, but the most sophisticated programs enable designers to work in a new paradigm of connectivity that was previously unimaginable. Four tech-saavy architects share their favorite apps for architects.

  • New Flooring App Offers Virtual Visualization

    Wood-flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators’ new app lets users browse 340 flooring options and check what the product would look like when installed in their own applications.

  • New Robot 3D Prints Sand Structures

    Students from Spain print sand castles, and other architectural formations, including load-bearing sand walls and bottom-bearing sand stools.

  • A Round-Up of Cloud-Based Software for Architects and Designers

    Going to the cloud is becoming more viable for practitioners as the array of modeling programs and tools expands.

  • Energy Savings for Rent

    A new flat-plate solar system available for lease allows green-minded homeowners to cash in on energy savings without the cost of a traditional long-term commitment.

  • Taking Client, Talent Sourcing Technology to Market

    A new online platform bypasses the visuals to match building contractors and architects with project bids or extra talent. But the bootstrapped venture is running against a crowded market and an industry lukewarm to extra tech.

  • Robotic Jellyfish Made from Plastic and Rat Muscle

    Biology, engineering, materials science, and design come together to make a rat-muscle-based, synthetic, swimming jellyfish, Blaine Brownell reports.

  • Researchers Confirm Existence of Dark Matter

    Scientists at the University of Michigan discovered a filament of dark matter that connects two galaxies, Blaine Brownell reports, giving evidence to the previously undetectable skeleton that imparts structure to the universe.

  • Gehry Technologies Launches GTeam for the AEC Industry

    This cloud-based collaboration program allows anyone with a Web browser to view 2D and 3D files without the native software.

  • 3D-Printing Vasculature with Sugar

    Inspired by the "Body Worlds" exhibit, University of Pennsylvania postdoctoral fellow Jordan Miller thought of the idea to 3D print freestanding vascular networks separately from other tissues, Blaine Brownell reports.