Meet Nixie, the World's First Wearable Drone

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The selfie just became airborne. Now that you can buy a drone at your local store, it seems like the technology has reached its apex, but that’s only because we hadn’t seen Nixie yet. Nixie is a drone that you can wear on your wrist like a watch. According to the inventor, with just a simple gesture, the drone takes off, turns its camera to you to snap a video and returns to your wrist, letting you capture those moments where a simple selfie just won’t do.

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This Amazing Cave Home in France Cost Just One Euro

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Japan Conducts First Public Test of New 311 MPH 'L-Zero' Maglev Train

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Japan invented high-speed rail (HSR) in 1964 with the Shinkansen bullet train – and now The Land of the Rising Sun is leading the way towards the next generation of fast trains with the first public test of its new magnetic levitation train! Whereas traditional HSR trains run on conventional tracks, limiting top speeds to around 200 mph, the new maglev train can hit 311 mph using “L-Zero” technology – and it can zip passengers from Tokyo to Nagoya in 40 minutes flat. The system is expected to be operational by 2027.

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North America’s Largest Green Wall is Now Complete in Vancouver

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Vancouver-based design firm Green over Grey just completed work on North America’s largest green wall. Located in Surrey, British Columbia, this 10,150-square-foot double-sided green wall comprises 50,000 individual plants, most of which are native to British Columbia. The award-winning “Mountains & Trees, Waves & Pebbles” living wall project is fully hydroponic and created with 100 percent synthetic recycled materials.

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How Monsanto is Turning an Island Paradise Into a GMO Wasteland

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Monsanto is conquering one of the world’s most stunning utopias – and it’s happening right under our noses. The company is turning the picturesque island of Molokai into a GMO laboratory, and it’s treating the island’s inhabitants as lab rats. The biotech behemoth arrived on Molokai with big promises of delivering jobs, however local islanders have been exposed to a constant dosing of harmful toxins in the air and groundwater, with no end in sight.

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At Least 36 Feared Dead Due to Japan's Mount Ontake Eruption

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At least 36 people are now feared dead in the aftermath of Saturday’s Mount Ontake volcanic eruption in Japan. Toxic gases are still spewing from the volcano, causing search and rescue efforts to be suspended. Twelve bodies have been reported recovered so far. The volcano erupted, seemingly without warning, shortly before midday local time on Saturday 27 September, 2014. Around 250 people were believed to be hiking on the mountain at the time of the eruption.

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Gorgeous Timber Cultural Institute Modeled After Cree Longhouses in Quebec

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Beehive-Controlled LED Lights Will Illuminate the UK Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015

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President Obama Just Created the World's Largest Marine Reserve

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Last week President Obama signed a proclamation to expand the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument by six times its previous size. The Monument Expansion designates the largest marine reserve in the world, making vast areas of the Pacific Ocean completely off limits to commercial resource extraction, including commercial fishing. In announcing the proclamation the White House said, “expanding the Monument will more fully protect the deep coral reefs, sea mounts, and marine ecosystems unique to this part of the world, which are also among the most vulnerable areas to the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification.”

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The Netherlands Says "No" to Monsanto, Bans RoundUp Herbicide

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The Netherlands is the latest country, after Russia, Tasmania and Mexico, to say no to Monsanto. Starting at the end of 2015, the sale of glyphosate-based herbicides to private parties will be prohibited due to a recent decision by the Dutch Parliament. This means that people who spray RoundUp on their gardens and lawns will have to find another form of pest control. The main ingredient in RoundUp, glyphosate, has been linked to cancer, infertility, birth defects, nervous system damage, and kidney disease.

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Man Arrested Attempting to Cross the Border with 51 Turtles Stuffed in His Pants

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Is that a turtle in your pants or are you just happy to see me? Canadian Kai Xu was caught last month while attempting to smuggle 51 turtles across the border by stuffing and taping the turtles down his pants. Officials saw Xu disappear behind a semi-trailer and when he reappeared, they saw, “irregularly shaped bulges under Xu’s sweatpants on both legs.” A second man was also charged in the smuggling attempt after being caught at a Detroit airport with over 200 turtles in his suitcase.

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Eerie Photo Landscapes by Lori Nix Warn of an Apocalypytic Future

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INTERVIEW: Tesla Climate Riders Drive 1,100 Miles to People's Climate March

 

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A team of sustainability leaders from Orlando, Florida, drove a  Tesla Model S Sedan 1,100 miles to the People’s Climate March in New York City to demonstrate that zero emission electric vehicles can be a part of the climate solution. The trip took 27 hours with stops at nine Tesla Supercharger stations along the East Coast. Their destination was the newest Tesla showroom at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, where the biggest climate march in history started with an estimated 400,000 people taking to the streets of Manhattan to demand climate action ahead of the UN Climate Summit.

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Standing Desks Help Kids Lose Weight at School, Improve Attention Spans

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It’s widely known that sitting is bad for your health, but a new study of elementary school students reveals that standing desks can actually reduce obesity in children while improving their attention spans. Texas A&M associate professor Mark Benden tested out the theory by introducing “stand-biased” desks into the classrooms of 480 elementary school students in the College Station Independent School District. Each student donned a sensor on their arm to record their “step count” and “calorie expenditure” over a period of five school days. The results? Giving kids more standing time during class time helped them burn more calories – up to 15 percent more than traditional desks – and also seemed to improve their attentiveness.

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Oaxacan Vernacular Comes Alive With La Salle University's Clay and Bamboo Building in Mexico

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Hu2's Fun Wall Stickers Gently Remind You to Turn Off Lights and Conserve Energy

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Is there someone in your household who just can't seem to remember to turn off the lights when they leave the room? Give them the gentle nudge they need by posting up a few of Hu2's…

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US Forest Service to Demand up to $1,500 for Commercial Photography Permits in Wilderness Areas

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The U.S. Forest Service just announced plans to finalize fees for commercial photography and filming in wilderness areas. Under the regulations, which are already in place on a…

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Plumen Unveils Gorgeous Glowing Oak Installation at the London Design Festival

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As part of London Design Festival's Designersblock, British brand Plumen debuted the Glowing Oak, a gorgeous lighting installation that toes the line between fantasy and reality.…

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Yogaworks Transforms a Brooklyn Government Building into a Serene Studio

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Bi-coastal yoga company Yogaworks recently stretched its limbs into Brooklyn, debuting a new venue that transforms the old Brooklyn Municipal building into a serene studio. Now…

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Philip Johnson's Iconic Christ Cathedral to be Renovated With Thousands of Heat-Combatting Metal Petals

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The architects’ intention was to create a modern new look for the church while honoring the original building. The all-glass evangelical church was originally built in 1981, but soon…

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