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Utilitarian bandana gets new twist as statement in decor

If ever a 22-inch square of cotton could tell stories, it would be the bandana. This simple piece of cloth has swabbed the sweat off the brows of sailors, farmers, miners, soldiers and factory workers for generations. And you’d be hard-pressed to find a Western film without a cowboy ...

Varying soils affect gardening

By now, you probably know what kind of soil you have out there in your “back 40.” If planting that rose bush brought up wads of gummy goo, you know to call it clay. If instead you scooped up gritty particles that didn’t clump together, you have the other extreme, a sand. Both extremes ...

Georgia Tech structure certified as world’s 28th ‘living building’

By JEFF AMY Associated Press ATLANTA — It’s not too often that tours of new buildings start with the toilets. But they’re a big part of a different kind of building in Atlanta. And so, Shan Arora, who oversees Georgia Tech’s Kendeda Building, troops visitors pretty quickly to a ...

Could 3D printing be the solution to shortage of home building, materials?

A new generation of startups wants to disrupt the way houses are built by automating production with industrial 3D printers. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, uses machines to deposit thin layers of plastic, metal, concrete and other materials atop one another, eventually ...