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20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About

20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About

There so much more to the world than what we're seeing online right now and we're so grateful to have discovered this post. So let's shake off the angst and take a moment to celebrate beautiful, inspiring, and extraordinary things and march forward fearlessly together towards progress!

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Growing A Jungle In My New York Apartment

Growing A Jungle In My New York Apartment

A model has created an oasis in the middle of New York City by cramming 500 plants into her apartment. Yep, we're into it ;-)

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Inside Paris’ Secret Archive of Architectural Antiques

Inside Paris’ Secret Archive of Architectural Antiques

Hundreds of antique wood panels lie stacked against the walls of a glass-roofed warehouse just north of Paris’ Champs-Élysées. Beside them are shelves laden with cornices and sculptures.

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Sound art imagines a different kind of zen garden

Sound art imagines a different kind of zen garden

Shanghai-born artist Jingying (Eric) Jiang developed the installation, Path, which lets users use perform classic raking movements with a sensor-enabled wooden rake.

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The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see

The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see

Here are all the photos flying through interstellar space on Voyager's Golden Record

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Capturing the Smellscape of Cities

Capturing the Smellscape of Cities

You Probably didn't realize it, but your nose is a big data machine. Smelly Maps analyzes social media data to map the entire smellscape of cities, not only the bad odors, but also the positive ones. 

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Holoportation: virtual 3D teleportation in real-time

Holoportation: virtual 3D teleportation in real-time

Holoportation is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed, and transmitted anywhere in the world in real-time. When combined with mixed reality displays such as HoloLens, this technology allows users to see and interact with remote participants in 3D as if they are actually present in their physical space. Communicating and interacting with remote users becomes as natural as face to face communication.

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At Home With Fornasetti

At Home With Fornasetti

Italian painter, sculptor and designer Pierro Fornasetti created over 11,000 items in his lifetime, and was famous for his style reminiscent of ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Upon his death in 1988, his son Barnaba Fornasetti gained control of the business and continues to design in his father's name, having exhibited at Salone del Mobile, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Luisa Delle Piane Gallery in Milan among others. Crane.tv visit Fornasetti in Milan and take an intimate tour of his house, still influenced and largely decorated by his late father.

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This Backyard Astronomer Has Discovered 300 Asteroids and Counting

This Backyard Astronomer Has Discovered 300 Asteroids and Counting

Gary Hug turned his fascination with asteroids into more than just a hobby. He built an observatory behind his house, and courtesy of his homemade reflector telescope, the "amateur" asteroid tracker has identified 300 flaming balls of ice and rock.

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The Sound of a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars

The Sound of a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars

John Williams talks about reprising his role as composer on the latest STAR WARS film.

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Simple Living In A Lotus Belle Tent

Simple Living In A Lotus Belle Tent

If you've ever dreamed of living in a luxury tent in the forest, then this may just be the set-up for you.

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A scented #NewYorkMinute

A scented #NewYorkMinute

New York is well known for its dirty subway stations. MTA raises subway fare every few years, but doesn't seem to provide better service. The idea was to post "take one" flyers for straphangers to learn about the MTA problems by stimulating their sense of smell.

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Sweden tests tiny wooden pods as the future of college dorms

Sweden tests tiny wooden pods as the future of college dorms

Every year thousands of Swedish college student are left without housing- for 2015, it’s estimated there were 20,000 “dorm-less” scholars at the start of the year. The university town of Lund in Southern Sweden has been experimenting with building dorms under the minimum size standards.

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Van Alen Books

Van Alen Books

Van Alen Books in Chelsea, NY is 400 sq ft and fits a reading room, thousands of books, an art installation and a checkout counter. Dedicated to design and architecture books - the store's design is a feet all it's own.

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It's Your Universe, Episode One. Why We Explore

It's Your Universe, Episode One. Why We Explore

Space is the most dangerous place a human being can tread—and yet we find it irresistible. Here's why. 

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Galaxy's centre tastes of raspberries and smells of rum, say astronomers

Galaxy's centre tastes of raspberries and smells of rum, say astronomers

The hunt for chemicals in deep space that could seed life on other planets has yielded a large, fruity molecule

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