Morgana Matus

 

Morgana joins Inhabitat after graduating with a degree in Environmental Studies from Pitzer College and completing a Fulbright Hays Award in Norway in the field Environmental Ethics. Having trained at the San Francisco Clown Conservatory, she is excited to use her experience as performer and scientist to engage audiences and share her enthusiasm for the natural world. She currently resides in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California where she performs, writes, and makes terrible puns without any provocation.

Edible Electronics Made from Cuttlefish Ink Could Help Spawn a New Age of Medical Devices

Edible Electronics Made from Cuttlefish Ink Could Help Spawn a New Age of Medical Devices

Watch any nature special or visit an aquarium, and chances are you will be amazed by the intelligence, adaptability, and beauty of the cuttlefish. Part of the class Cephalopoda, these amazing

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The 7 Most Deplorable Fashion Stories of the Year (Vote for the Most Horrifying)

The 7 Most Deplorable Fashion Stories of the Year (Vote for the Most Horrifying)

While the trend towards sustainable fashion is gathering steam, there still remains a gigantic industry that encourages some incredibly devastating practices. From major building collapses in

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Mindblowing Snowflake Pictures Captured with a DIY Camera

Mindblowing Snowflake Pictures Captured with a DIY Camera

Kljatov used his DIY camera to take breathtakingly crisp photographs of snowflakes against different backgrounds. He uses either glass back-lit by an LED flashlight, or dark woolen fabrics to

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PETA Gives Away Fur Coats This Winter in Detroit

PETA Gives Away Fur Coats This Winter in Detroit

Photo by Shutterstock PETA is giving away fur coats this winter. Yet, why would an organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals allow these garments back on the streets? This

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Futuristic Headset Translates Your Dog’s Thoughts Into Human Language

Futuristic Headset Translates Your Dog’s Thoughts Into Human Language

For centuries, man has tried to communicate with his canine companions through commands, gestures, and best guesses. Now a team of designers from the Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery

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Jet-Propelled Micro Engines Scrub Even the Nastiest Wastewater

Jet-Propelled Micro Engines Scrub Even the Nastiest Wastewater

It's not easy to break down compounds such as mineral oils, paints, and organic solvents in wastewater, but a group from Germany believe they have found a way. To remove these tricky materials

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The Morpholio Project Releases the Trace 2.0 App for Digital Creative Collaboration

The Morpholio Project Releases the Trace 2.0 App for Digital Creative Collaboration

Digital tools work best when they allow for ease of use, collaboration, and creativity. The Morpholio Project recently announced the release of Trace 2.0, an update to their original concept

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Luminous Saltygloo Pavilion 3D-Printed From Sea Salt!

Luminous Saltygloo Pavilion 3D-Printed From Sea Salt!

Created by Emerging Objects founders, Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, the Saltygloo is an artistic experiment in using 3D printing technology and additive manufacturing techniques to turn

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Earth Could be Two Times More Sensitive to CO2 Than Previously Thought

Earth Could be Two Times More Sensitive to CO2 Than Previously Thought

Image via Shutterstock As levels of CO2 in the atmosphere rise, scientists are grappling with a mountain of data to form an accurate picture of the future. Scientists from the Geological

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Scientists Discover New Greenhouse Gas 7,000 Times More Potent than CO2

Scientists Discover New Greenhouse Gas 7,000 Times More Potent than CO2

If you thought CO2 and methane were contenders for the most destructive greenhouse gases on the planet, then you will be shocked to learn that researchers have discovered another chemical that

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UpSki Snow Parachute Ditches the Chairlifts for an Adrenaline-Filled Trip Up the Mountain

UpSki Snow Parachute Ditches the Chairlifts for an Adrenaline-Filled Trip Up the Mountain

For some winter sports fanatics, sitting on a chairlift is wasted time that could be better spent dominating the slopes. A team of designers in Colorado have invented the UpSki to offer skiers a

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HOW TO: Make Delicious Gluten-Free Vegan Gingerbread for the Holidays

HOW TO: Make Delicious Gluten-Free Vegan Gingerbread for the Holidays

The holiday season is not complete without a warm, spicy-sweet plate full of gingerbread cookies. To make sure you satisfy everyone's wish list, follow this simple recipe to make vegan,

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The Voxan Wattman is the World’s Most Powerful Electric Motorcycle

The Voxan Wattman is the World’s Most Powerful Electric Motorcycle

The new Voxan Wattman is the world's most powerful electric motorcycle - and it may just be the greenest adrenaline rush on the road. The bike can reach 60 mph in only 3.4 seconds, it's capable

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Dengue Fever Threatens the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Dengue Fever Threatens the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

When teams from around the world battle it out on the field for the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, spectators and athletes alike will also have to contend with the specter of dengue fever. The

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Drones Now Used to Model the Paths of Disastrous Oil Spills

Drones Now Used to Model the Paths of Disastrous Oil Spills

Drones have become infamous for their use as weapons, but a far more altruistic purpose awaits these unmanned robots. Scientists from the Surfzone Coastal Oil Pathways Experiment are set to

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Jay Z and Beyoncé Go Vegan with the 22 Day Challenge

Jay Z and Beyoncé Go Vegan with the 22 Day Challenge

When Al Gore went vegan, no one was particularly surprised that the long-time environmentalist aligned his diet with his convictions. But Jay Z and Beyoncé's decision to switch to plant-based

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More and More People are Eating Meat Worldwide and Endangering the Planet

More and More People are Eating Meat Worldwide and Endangering the Planet

Across the globe, human beings are developing a strong taste for meat. A study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that rapidly industrializing

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Michelin Launches ‘Bio Butterfly’ Program to Develop Greener Tires

Michelin Launches ‘Bio Butterfly’ Program to Develop Greener Tires

Last month, Michelin announced plans to develop alternatives to the synthetic, oil-based materials used in their tires. The company launched the program "Bio Butterfly" to investigate the

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New Inexpensive Technology Generates Electricity from Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic

New Inexpensive Technology Generates Electricity from Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic

Wallowing in traffic seems like an enormous waste of time and resources. But what if you could generate a little power during your daily commute? A Mexican entrepreneur has developed technology

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Study Estimates US Emits 50 Percent More Methane than EPA Claims

Study Estimates US Emits 50 Percent More Methane than EPA Claims

Cow photo via Shutterstock As a top industrialized nation, the United States is responsible for spewing a great deal of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. But a study published last week

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Artist Alex Chinneck’s Mind-bending Building Facade Slides to the Ground

Artist Alex Chinneck’s Mind-bending Building Facade Slides to the Ground

London-based artist Alex Chinneck creates spectacles that combine illusion, humor, and design. In his work entitled "From the knees of my nose to the belly of my toes" he fabricated a facade

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SmartPlayhouses are Tiny Modern Recreation Spaces for Kids

SmartPlayhouses are Tiny Modern Recreation Spaces for Kids

SmartPlayhouses offer a departure from plastic, brightly-colored prefabricated forts. Made with birch plywood, acrylic windows, and steel, the modern designs are worthy recreational spaces for

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Will Buyers of Ancient Hawaiian Cloud Forest Harvest or Protect the Rare Koa Tree?

Will Buyers of Ancient Hawaiian Cloud Forest Harvest or Protect the Rare Koa Tree?

Shopping this holiday season for the millionaire who has everything? Perhaps they would enjoy a little slice of paradise in the Ohana Sanctuary on Hawaii's Big Island. The 3,127 acre plot

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UK Government Makes £90,000 Porsche Eligible for a Low-Carbon Grant

UK Government Makes £90,000 Porsche Eligible for a Low-Carbon Grant

How would you feel if your tax dollars were going to fund a £5,000 discount on a Porsche for the wealthy? UK citizens will now be able to receive a break on their £89,900 Panamera S E-Hybrid

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Pilus Energy Uses Bacterial Robots to Turn Sewage into Electricity, Water, and Biogas

Pilus Energy Uses Bacterial Robots to Turn Sewage into Electricity, Water, and Biogas

Image of woman sitting on a toilet via Shutterstock Across the globe, access to clean water and renewable sources of energy are in constant demand and we have curated a slew of interesting

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Anna Dumitriu Decorates Textiles With Deadly Bacteria and Antobiotics

Anna Dumitriu Decorates Textiles With Deadly Bacteria and Antobiotics

Most people would cringe to think of deadly bacteria anywhere near their bodies. Artist Anna Dumitriu has bravely worked with microbiologists for the last two decades to create her textiles

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Emoya Estate’s Fake Shanty Town Offers a Totally Tasteless South African Vacation

Emoya Estate’s Fake Shanty Town Offers a Totally Tasteless South African Vacation

Mocked by Stephen Colbert as "poverty porn," the Shanty Town sits alongside Emoya's five-star lodgings. For about $98 a night, guests can pretend to live the rough life, relieving themselves in

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Shocking Animal Abuse Caught on Tape at Walmart Pork Supplier

Shocking Animal Abuse Caught on Tape at Walmart Pork Supplier

Throughout September and October, an undercover activist recorded footage at a former Tyson Foods farm in Oklahoma that is certain to turn your stomach and wrench your heart. The footage

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Blueshift Helium is the World’s First Wireless Supercapacitor-Powered Speaker

Blueshift Helium is the World’s First Wireless Supercapacitor-Powered Speaker

Electronics that rely on batteries have the disadvantage of succumbing to obsolescence once their charging and discharging cycles have reached their limit, but one firm is moving away from that

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133 Developing Nations Walk Out of COP 19 Climate Talks Because of Stubborn Industrialized Countries

133 Developing Nations Walk Out of COP 19 Climate Talks Because of Stubborn Industrialized Countries

In Warsaw, 133 representatives from developing nations walked out of COP 19 climate negotiations. Their exit follows a refusal from industrialized countries such as the United States, Canada,

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