Biohackers can give you night vision—by injecting it into your eyeballs

by , 03/30/15
filed under: Medical Technology, News

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Definitely falling under the categories of “weirdest stuff we never thought we’d see” and “definitely not for the squeamish,” a team of biohackers in California claims to have given a man the veritable superpower of night vision. Science for the Masses, a group based in Tehachapi, California, achieved the feat by using a small turkey-baster-like device, a form of chlorophyll found in some deep-sea fish, and one exceptionally courageous biochemist.

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First-ever intensive biodiversity study reveals 30 new species of insects in Los Angeles

by , 03/30/15
filed under: Animals, Conservation, Science
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Los Angeles just got a lot more diverse – not from an influx of new immigrants, but via the discovery of 30 new insect species living there. A new paper recently published in the journal Zootaxa revealed the results of the first urban biodiversity study of this scale: 30 new species of flies inside a single genus. This discovery is a unique accomplishment for a single research paper, and it’s made even more interesting by the fact they were all found within urban Los Angeles.

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WastED: Behind the design of NYC's food waste pop-up serving dishes made from dinner scraps

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Spaceship-like ski chalet sheds snow with its sharp crystalline form

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Street artist Louis Masai Michel brings attention to colony collapse disorder with murals of bees

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Murman Arkitekter's timber-clad sauna takes advantage of the stunning Stockholm seaside views

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Elegant timber extension uses angular volumes to maximize natural light

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Konya City Stadium's faceted artificial-turf facade reflects the colors of the city football team

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Herbal Tinctures

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Many people who take an active role in their own health and well being also tend towards naturally-sourced nutritional supplements and remedies for minor ailments, such as taking a cup of chamomile tea to alleviate insomnia, or a peppermint infusion to soothe an upset stomach. In addition to serving as drinkable herbal delights, tinctures can be effective remedies for a variety of health issues, from anemia to PMS, and can also boost your immune system. Many herbs and flowers are now ready to be harvested, so read on to learn more about medicinal tinctures, and how you can make your own at home.

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18-year-old builds one-man DIY submarine out of a drainpipe

by , 03/29/15
filed under: DIY, Green Transportation

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Facit Homes' D-Process creates buildings that snap together like LEGO bricks

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Grand Cancun eco island cleans up the ocean while generating renewable energy

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Lotus Belle Outback Tent provides a temporary luxury space with multiple purposes

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HOW TO: Decorate Easter eggs using flowers and foliage

by , 03/29/15
filed under: Art, DIY, Green Holidays, Inhabitots

Decorate Easter eggs with flowers

Easter season is upon us, and many families enjoy decorating eggs as a way to celebrate and spend time together. You’re not stuck fiddling with messy dye kits from the grocery store, however. Decorating eggs with flowers and foliage is just as easy! As a bonus, it’s an excuse to get your family—especially those rambunctious little ones—outside for a while, to take in the crisp spring air and forage for little natural gems to take home and affix to your Easter eggs. Read on to learn how simply and elegant your Easter eggs can be with this natural approach to holiday decor.

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Daniel Libeskind's funky metallic apartments will purify the Berlin air

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filed under: Architecture

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Architect Daniel Libeskind just unveiled plans for a modern, metallic apartment complex located in the heart of Berlin. Projected for competition by the end of 2016, the eight-story tall Chausseestrasse 43 building will feature large asymmetric windows to maximize natural light and a shining ceramic facade etched with a striking geometric pattern. The building’s most awesome feature, though, is that its shimmering ceramic tiles will consume carbon dioxide and release oxygen back into the air, just like plants do.

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The UK’s first natural public swimming pool will use plants, not chemicals, to stay clean

The UK’s first natural public swimming pool will use plants, not…

Adventurous Londoners will soon be able to take a dip in the chemical-free King’s Cross swimming pool, a man-made freshwater pond filtered and kept clear through natural processes.…

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Refuge du Goûter: Space-Age Self-Sufficient Alpine Lodge is the Highest Building in France

Refuge du Goûter: Space-Age Self-Sufficient Alpine Lodge is the…

Located on one of the most popular routes used by climbers hoping to scale Mont Blanc, the Refuge du Goûter took five years to plan and three more to build. Dubbed a 'high-altitude…

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Temperature-regulating textiles take inspiration from polar bear fur

Temperature-regulating textiles take inspiration from polar bear fur

A thick coat of fur keeps polar bears warm in below-freezing temperatures, but did you know that the hairs on their pelts are hollow to provide extra insulation? Inspired by nature’s…

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A++ Architecture Unveils Plans for Shipping Container Homes in Bodrum, Turkey

A++ Architecture Unveils Plans for Shipping Container Homes in Bodrum,…

A++ Architecture recently unveiled plans to construct a cluster of net zero energy buildings in Bodrum, Turkey. The new development will feature a number of highly efficient, low cost…

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Brilliant Mold-Detecting Fruit Bowl Alerts You to Rotting Fruit Before it Goes Bad

Brilliant Mold-Detecting Fruit Bowl Alerts You to Rotting Fruit Before…

Who hasn't experienced the frustration of picking a piece of fruit out of a bowl only to toss it out because it's covered in a nasty layer of mold? Student designer Jagjit Chodha hopes…

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