Catawba Falls Campground Gypsy Cabins Are Tiny Hikers' Retreats in North Carolina

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Modular Foodlab on Wheels for Those Who Appreciate Flexibility in the Kitchen

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The World's First Working Hoverboard is Finally Here

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When it comes to hoverboards, we’re beginning to feel a bit jaded: we’ve been promised so much and yet we still don’t have a single working board to show for it. Nevertheless, the technology seems to be steadily moving in the right direction, so we can’t help but keep dreaming the hover dream. Now, one California couple says the the wait is over – the future is here. Jill and Greg Henderson say they have developed a working hoverboard.

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6 Stylish Systems to Keep Your Organic Vegetable Garden Growing Year-Round

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Cantilevered Cedar-Clad Japanese House Lets Trees Grow Through its Frame

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Japanese Man Goes to Jail for Making 3D-printed Guns

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In what is likely the first imprisonment related to 3D printing, a Japanese man was sent to jail on Monday for making guns with a 3D printer. According to Phys.org, 28-year-old Yoshitomo Imura was found guilty of making two guns at home with a printer and then publishing a video online showing people how they could to the same – a crime for which he will spend two years in jail.

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BOOK REVIEW: "Chizi's Tale" is the True Story of an Orphaned Black Rhino in Zimbabwe

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“Chizi’s Tale: The True Story of an Orphaned Black Rhino” is an eye-opening, real-life children’s story of an orphaned baby rhino who was lucky enough to be taken in by a Zimbabwean conservationist and his family. Chizi was lovingly raised and prepared for release back into the wild by his carers, but in their three years together he proved to be quite a character. Written by a Connecticut high schooler who has spent numerous summers in Africa, the illustrated story is age appropriate and reveals the surprisingly gentle nature of these imposing creatures. With charming illustrations by Zimbabwean artist Jacqui Taylor, the book is an excellent introduction to conservation issues for young readers. As an added bonus, all proceeds from the book go to the conservation charity Tusk. Read on for the full review.

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Sustainable Beluga Razors Put a New Spin on a Classic Shave

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Did you know that in the United States alone, over 2 billion disposable razors are thrown in the garbage every year? That’s a hell of a lot of plastic and waste metal accumulating in landfills across the country. People are quickly waking up to the fact that sustainability is the way to go, and The Beluga Shave Co. is setting a great example with their sleek designs. Delivering a better shave than the average disposable razor, each stunning Beluga razor is made in the USA from top quality 316L stainless steel (which is recyclable!) and has a 25-year warrantee. Their Kickstarter campaign raised over $100K in just 13 days, and is still going strong, especially with reviews like this gem from TechCrunch: “There are those of us out there who believe the old ways are best and if we can save a little green and feel like Hemingway after a five-day drunk while we rinse off our razors, more power to us.”

Look good, save money, and protect the environment with one stylish razor.

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Lightweight Visio.M Electric Car Weighs in at Only 900 Pounds

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Two years ago BMW, Daimler and scientists at the Technical University Munich (TUM) announced that they had joined forces to create an everyday, affordable and safe electric car, called the Visio.M. It’s been over two years since we last heard about the Visio.M, but now it’s being unveiled to the public this week for the first time ever.

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Australia's Pittwater House Opens and Closes With Timber Shade Facade

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INTERVIEW: Kacie Meyers, the 22-Year-Old Who Turned Discarded Wood Pallets into a Commercial Flooring Business

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At a time when most college students are still trying to figure out how they want to make an impact on the world, 22-year-old Kacie Meyers is already building a business empire with Pal Hardwood, transforming discarded wooden pallets into well-designed products, and giving jobs to people with special needs. We recently had the privilege of chatting with the Johnson and Wales University graduate in Charlotte, North Carolina, during her public presentation as a college entrepreneur in ImpactU‘s business accelerator program. Check out our interview with this young social entrepreneur who is finding ways to use design as a catalyst to do good for individuals in need, as well as for the planet.

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UK Building World's Most Environmentally Friendly Solar Farm

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UK-based solar farm operator Primrose Solar is teaming up with solar company Solarcentury to build a 48 MWp solar farm on the Southwick Estate in Fareham, Portsmouth. The farm will produce enough clean electricity to power 11,000 homes, but that’s not the whole of the good news story. The companies are taking a holistic approach to the project with the aim of making it the greenest ground-mounted solar farm in the world. They plan to achieve this by incorporating such environmentally friendly features as a full ecological site survey and using solar and biodiesel generators during construction.

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DIY: How to Make an Iconic Chrysler Building Halloween Costume

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Celebrate the spirit of New York City and crown yourself as a DIY rock star by making this kick-ass Chrysler Building costume! If you’ve got foil, cardboard, felt, hot glue and a silver dress, you’re ready to rock the Art Deco jewel of the city. Read on for the step-by-step instructions.

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We Make Carpets' Intricate Designs Are a Colorful Criticism of Consumerism

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Creepy Skull Sculptures Rise from the Remains of Dead Skateboards

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More frightening than those bruises, broken bones, or arthritis, your old skateboards have come back to haunt you. Carved from the remnants of shattered boards by designer Beto Janz, these creepy heads mysteriously started to appear around the town of Curitiba in Brazil—no doubt hunting down the jumps and flips that killed them. Read on for the story behind these spooky designs, if you dare…

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Celebrate Fall With These 6 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes!

Celebrate Fall With These 6 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes!

Vegan Pumpkin Fudge Combine 3 cups sugar, 1 cup unsweetened soy milk, 3 teaspoons light corn syrup, ½ cup pumpkin puree and ¼ teaspoon salt in a saucepan and stir until it comes to a…

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Masdar Helps Oman Prepare for the Post-Oil Era With the Gulf's First Wind Farm

Masdar Helps Oman Prepare for the Post-Oil Era With the Gulf's First…

The Sultanate of Oman is building the largest wind farm in the Gulf States region. The $125 million, 50-megawatt project is a joint development between Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy…

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VIDEO: How To Make Yummy Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Cupcakes

VIDEO: How To Make Yummy Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Cupcakes

Pumpkin pie might be tried and true, but if you want to make a unique fall treat that will have your friends and family begging for the recipe, check out our scrumptious vegan pumpkin…

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Teen Instagrams Breathtaking Views from Atop NYC’s Tallest Building Before Arrest

Teen Instagrams Breathtaking Views from Atop NYC’s Tallest Building…

Would you dare to scale a 1,300-foot-tall skyscraper just to post a pic of the view on Instagram? Demid Lebdev of Queens did just that, delighting his over 21,000 followers with…

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Orproject's Ethereal Dichroic Art Installation Brings the Colors of India to Life

Orproject's Ethereal Dichroic Art Installation Brings the Colors of…

London-based architecture practice Orproject recently installed a floating multi-colored canopy of dichroic film sheets for the Delhi Duty Free area at Indira Gandhi International…

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