The View From the London Olympics' Diving Board Looks Piss-Your-Speedos …

Another London 2012 Olympics venue's been checked off the list, and Zaha Hadid's aquatic center is quite simply the most stunning yet. All swimming events, plus diving and water polo will be held here in front of 17,500 spectators. » 8/16/11 7:20am 8/16/11 7:20am

Freshwest Takes the Concept of a Pool Table Literally

Kudos to the design team at the UK-based firm Freshwest for putting a fresh, humorous spin on the concept of what a pool table » 10/16/08 5:50pm 10/16/08 5:50pm should be. What they have developed is actually a coffee table constructed out of 50mm acrylic that reflects and refracts light "in such a way that it resembled the depth and hue of an actual…

Swiss Swimming Pool Warmed by Surplus Server Heat and Alliteration

There's clearly something going on with the Swiss and hot water: first "extreme jacuzzi-ing" on top of Mont Blanc, and now they're going to use waste energy kicked out by servers to warm a swimming pool. It's a simple concept: take the heat from the server room air-conditioners at a new data center, and direct it through … » 4/03/08 5:57am 4/03/08 5:57am