Afghanistan’s “Carved” Cultural Center Design

UNESCO has just revealed the winner of a months-long competition seeking a design for a new cultural center in Afghanistan’s Central Highlands region. The competition was launched by UNESCO along with the Afghan government’s Ministry of Information and Culture after the area’s two giant 17th-century cliff-carvings of Buddha were destroyed by Taliban militants. The winning design by an Argentina-based team elegantly “carves” the cultural center …

Kenny and Warren G. Perform “Regulate”

Leave it to Jimmy Kimmel to bring together Kenny G. and Warren G. for a once in a lifetime live musical performance. On his latest #MashUpMonday segment, Kimmel called on the two industry legends to cover Warren’s momentous ‘90s hit “Regulate.” Though the duo couldn’t be of more different musical backgrounds, their melodious mastery blended in a way that seemed to be destined. Watch the …

Japan’s Booming Robot Population

Japan’s population is currently booming, but not because of its citizens; it’s due to the rapidly increasing amount of humanoid robots. In some Japanese suburbs, next-level androids outnumber their human co-workers, and one industry leader proposes a nation-wide investment in 30 million more by 2020. With the addition of robots, countries are hoping to regionalize manufacturing by keeping labor-costs down, avoiding the need to outsource …