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Researchers Develop a Heat Pump That Can Last 10,000 Years

Researchers Develop a Heat Pump That Can Last 10,000 Years

Most heat pumps maintain an average useful life of 10-20 years, but researchers at the University of Stavanger in Norway (USN) and the University of Oslo believe that they have developed a new heat pump

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MIT Scientists Create Artificial Solar Leaf That Can Power Homes

MIT Scientists Create Artificial Solar Leaf That Can Power Homes

Scientist Dr. David Nocera has finally perfected a low-cost, artificial leaf-like device, that like a real leaf, mimics the process of photosynthesis. Nocera announced the creation of a miniature solar

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The Best Green Products from the 2011 International Housewares Show

The Best Green Products from the 2011 International Housewares Show

This potato brush by Full Circle infuses an everyday object with a lot of personality! It is specially designed to fit in the palm and has a unique corer tool to quickly and easily remove potato

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NYU ITP Students Develop Bioremediating Aquaponics, Hydroponic Furniture and Other Living Systems

NYU ITP Students Develop Bioremediating Aquaponics, Hydroponic Furniture and Other Living Systems

This past semester the Interactive Telecommunications Graduate Program at NYU’s Tisch school conducted its first ever course in living systems, which encouraged students to take on projects related to

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Frigo Uses Growing Plants and Dirt to Keeps Your Veggies Chilled

Frigo Uses Growing Plants and Dirt to Keeps Your Veggies Chilled

The Frigo, by GPOD (Gonçalo Prudêncio Office for Design) is a design experiment geared towards developing an outdoor fridge. Using the the sun as its only energy source, and dirt and plants as its

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Electrolux Unveils “Vacs From the Sea” Made From Plastic Waste

Electrolux Unveils “Vacs From the Sea” Made From Plastic Waste

Electrolux is a home appliance manufacturer and a large consumer of plastics, many of which are not recycled -- but they'd like to change that. They claim that there is not enough quality recycled plastic

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The Best Green Designs From West Coast Green Day 2

The Best Green Designs From West Coast Green Day 2

There were several of these attractive chicken coops by "Rustic Coops" posted throughout West Coast Green. It's great to see a project take the character of its materials (i.e. the "rusticity" of used

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Green Gardening Machines Blast Weeds With Bursts of Steam

Green Gardening Machines Blast Weeds With Bursts of Steam

These hefty-looking machines are Green Steam Weed Killers, and they will soon be patrolling the streets of San Francisco, annihilating unwanted weeds without the use of pesticides. The City's Park and Rec

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An Eco-Shower Equipped with Water Filtering Plants

An Eco-Shower Equipped with Water Filtering Plants

Simulate living life in the wilds of nature by taking a shower in the Phyto-Purification Bathroom. Using a natural filtering principal, this mix of modern design and nature is a mini eco-system able to

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Magic Boxes: All-in-One HVAC Systems for Efficient Homes

Magic Boxes: All-in-One HVAC Systems for Efficient Homes

Looking at the incredible examples of green architecture featured on Inhabitat, you may have wondered what kind of mechanical equipment is used for these homes. Solar Decathlon competitors, Passivhaus

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“Smart” Metal to Make Air-Conditioning 175% More Efficient

“Smart” Metal to Make Air-Conditioning 175% More Efficient

You know the drill: the temperature shoots up, the central air-conditioning goes on full-blast, and your electric bill climbs into the stratosphere. A new "smart" metal developed by researchers at the

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Beautiful Recycled Soda Bottle Lamps Up for Auction on eBay!

Beautiful Recycled Soda Bottle Lamps Up for Auction on eBay!

Transform your living space with this dazzling Recycled Soda-Bottle Lamp designed by Sarah Turner. A stunning piece created with intricate cuts and careful assemblage, Sarah took some unwanted plastic

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IKEA Turns Out the Lights on Incandescent Bulb Sales

IKEA Turns Out the Lights on Incandescent Bulb Sales

Housewares mega-retailer IKEA has announced that it will stop selling traditional incandescent light bulbs in its U.S. stores effective January 1, 2011. This fall, IKEA will introduce a "retro-fit"

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The Papervore Coffee Table is Hungry for Your Paper Scraps

The Papervore Coffee Table is Hungry for Your Paper Scraps

What better way to manage coffee table clutter that with a table that doubles up as a paper shredder? Created by industrial design studio Pigeontail, the Papervore is hungry for all you printed leftovers.

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Incredible Breathing “Necklace” Filters CO2 and Stores It as Energy

Incredible Breathing “Necklace” Filters CO2 and Stores It as Energy

We’ve seen numerous endeavors undertaken by individuals, organizations and government bodies alike, each attempting to bring our world into a more sustainable state of being. But even with all these new

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Dyson’s New Bladeless Fans Aim to Replace Air Conditioning

Dyson’s New Bladeless Fans Aim to Replace Air Conditioning

British inventor Sir James Dyson, of vacuum fame, has unveiled a new bladeless fan that he says is the opening salvo in his war on air conditioning.

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Africa’s Largest Slum Will Watch World Cup on Solar-Powered TV

Africa’s Largest Slum Will Watch World Cup on Solar-Powered TV

Swiss not-for-profit Solafrica has provided a portable solar power station that runs a large donated TV where residents of Kibera, Africa's largest slum, can gather to watch the World Cup.

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Stunning Living Pixels Lamps Made From Recycled Banners

Stunning Living Pixels Lamps Made From Recycled Banners

These gorgeous lamps may look as if they’ve been excavated from ancient crystal caves, but they are in fact the product of an imaginative assemblage of recycled and eco-friendly materials. Created by a

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Electrolux’s Outdoor Kitchen Integrates with Your Garden

Electrolux’s Outdoor Kitchen Integrates with Your Garden

If you enjoy inviting company over for outdoor entertaining but are on the fence about dedicating your precious garden space to an outdoor kitchen -- why not just do both and integrate the kitchen with

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Breakthrough Stealth Toilet Cuts Water Use Nearly in Half

Breakthrough Stealth Toilet Cuts Water Use Nearly in Half

Toilet technology is one of the most underappreciated yet important aspects of green building. Niagara Conservation's revolutionary Stealth Toilet features a vacuum assist that steeply reduces the water

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5 iPad Apps for a Leaner, Greener Small Business

5 iPad Apps for a Leaner, Greener Small Business

Barely out of the gate, the iPad already boasts a grand collection of smart apps under its belt. So with over 2 million of these tablets already sold to date, we thought it was on point to give all these

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Zero-Energy Bio Refrigerator Cools Your Food With Future Gel

Zero-Energy Bio Refrigerator Cools Your Food With Future Gel

In a valiant effort to rethink the ubiquitous refrigerator -- which has seen few design changes since the invention of freon refrigerators in the 1930's -- Russian designer Yuriy Dmitriev has unveiled a

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Lexon Rolls Out Eco Office Supplies Made from Bamboo

Lexon Rolls Out Eco Office Supplies Made from Bamboo

For all of you who get giddy over purchasing new office supplies, we’ve found the perfect eco-friendly line that’s about to top your desk - and your design loving hearts - off with joy! Powered by the

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How to Use Technology to Green Your Shopping

How to Use Technology to Green Your Shopping

While the recent rise in consumer spending is certainly a good sign for our ailing economy, what does this mean for our fragile environment? If you’re one of the many stepping out this weekend for

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ECO ART: Solar-Powered Speakers Sing for Renewable Energy

ECO ART: Solar-Powered Speakers Sing for Renewable Energy

Making a statement through music is far from unfamiliar – some of the most powerful messages of our time have been embodied in the most fetching melodies. Taking the wide human reach held within this

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Whirlpool’s Green Eco System Kitchen Debuts in Milan

Whirlpool’s Green Eco System Kitchen Debuts in Milan

This year’s edition of the Eurocucina kitchen showcase at Milan Design Week was painted green by Whirlpool’s GreenKitchen eco-system prototype. Featuring an impressive level of interconnectivity

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Vein-Like Piezoelectric Shower Harvests Kinetic Energy to Heat Water

Vein-Like Piezoelectric Shower Harvests Kinetic Energy to Heat Water

This incredible concept for a self-heating piezoelectric shower combines inspiration from the human body’s circulatory system with technological innovations in piezoelectricity. The fluid web of piping

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Bionic Humidifier: A Flower that Helps You Breathe Easier

Bionic Humidifier: A Flower that Helps You Breathe Easier

Nature, nurture and design come together in Gonglue Jiang's Bionic Humidifier -- a clever appliance masquerading as a potted plant that also functions as an indoor humidifier. Jiang’s artificial

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Electrolux’s Tiny Washing Machine Can be Hung on a Wall!

Electrolux’s Tiny Washing Machine Can be Hung on a Wall!

Want a washing machine in your home, but worried that it'll take up more space than you have to spare? Well, Electrolux Design Lab debuted some awesome new pint-sized conceptual designs for washing

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14 Buildings Compete in EPA’s “Biggest Energy Loser” Competition

14 Buildings Compete in EPA’s “Biggest Energy Loser” Competition

In an effort to get buildings to shed some of their bulging energy usage pounds, the EPA has just announced the National Buildings Competition where they challenge “14 buildings and the teams inside

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