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Student Max Shepherd Creates an Incredible Prosthetic Arm from LEGOs

Student Max Shepherd Creates an Incredible Prosthetic Arm from LEGOs

This remarkably dexterous prosthetic arm goes far beyond the accomplishments of many an advanced level LEGO Technics buff. The LEGO constructed limb uses LEGO motors, pneumatics and the classic blocks, to

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Apple Begins Independent Monitoring of Foxconn and Other Factories in China

Apple Begins Independent Monitoring of Foxconn and Other Factories in China

Apple, the world's most valuable company and hip-technology supplier to the masses, has officially begun an independent monitoring process of the factories where more than 90% of Apple products are made.

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CORA iPhone App Turns Trash Into Treasure by Connecting Community Recyclers

CORA iPhone App Turns Trash Into Treasure by Connecting Community Recyclers

A new smartphone app made by the folks at CORA may soon be available to eco-savvy individuals and businesses who are looking to make use of, or donate, old materials in lieu of sending them off to the

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Study Finds That Twitter May Be More Addictive Than Alcohol or Cigarettes

Study Finds That Twitter May Be More Addictive Than Alcohol or Cigarettes

Addicts of today aren’t turning to cigarettes or alcohol -- instead, they turn to Twitter. A new study by Wilhelm Hoffman of Chicago University’s Booth Business School has found that checking email

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ADzero is the World’s First Bamboo Smartphone

ADzero is the World’s First Bamboo Smartphone

UK design student Kieron-Scott Woodhouse is preparing to launch ADzero - the world's first smartphone made out of bamboo! Woodhouse told The Inquirer that he made the phone out of four-year-old organic

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Upcycled Wooden Spool Headphone Keeper

HOW TO: Make Your Own Upcycled Wooden Spool Headphone Keeper

Materials - Old wooden thread spool (at least 1 in wide) - Drill - Large drill bit - Smaller drill bit - Utility knife or other sharp knife - Pencil - Table vice or clamp (optional) -

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POLL: Would You Boycott Apple Products Until They Improve Working Conditions in China?

POLL: Would You Boycott Apple Products Until They Improve Working Conditions in China?

Apple has been in hot water ever since a long and detailed New York Times report came out highlighting abuses and environmental hazards during the manufacture of its products in China. From chronically

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Seung-Yong Song’s Multi-Tasking Chair Lets You Hide, Store and Even Dry Your Clothes While You Sit

Seung-Yong Song’s Multi-Tasking Chair Lets You Hide, Store and Even Dry Your Clothes While You Sit

Even though a chair's main purpose is to provide a platform for sitting, we all use them in an array of different ways. Designed for hiding, climbing, storing and even drying clothes, Seung-Yong Song's

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Genius Unveils World’s First Battery-Free Wireless Mouse

Genius Unveils World’s First Battery-Free Wireless Mouse

Genius just took a big step forward for computer peripherals by launching the world's first wireless battery-free mouse. The mighty mouse eschews wasteful AAAs and heavier lithium-ion batteries in favor

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Top 6 Products For Staying in Shape at Work

Top 6 Products For Staying in Shape at Work

Gamercize PC Sport The Gamercize PC stepper turns your workday into an exercise challenge by disabling your technology unless you are in motion. That's right, the stepper is connected to you keyboard and

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Apple Unveils iBooks 2 Platform for iPad With $15 Digital Textbooks

Apple Unveils iBooks 2 Platform for iPad With $15 Digital Textbooks

Today Apple shook up the world of textbook publishing by unveiling iBooks 2 for iPad - a platform that will allow iPad users to purchase inexpensive and dynamic textbooks for their device. Traditional

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Nissan Unveils World’s First Self-Healing iPhone Case

Nissan Unveils World’s First Self-Healing iPhone Case

Nissan envisions a world where you'll only have to buy one iPhone case for the life of your precious device - and they just launched the world's first self-healing iPhone case to bring that vision closer

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IBM Creates The World’s Smallest Storage Device (And It’s 12 Atoms In Size!)

IBM Creates The World’s Smallest Storage Device (And It’s 12 Atoms In Size!)

Many of us use memory sticks and portable hard drives to carry data around with us - they have become a part of every day life and, like all devices, they're getting smaller and smaller. However

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EcoATM Pays Out Cash In Exchange for Your Unwanted Gadgets

EcoATM Pays Out Cash In Exchange for Your Unwanted Gadgets

The EcoATM made its debut last week at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, but unlike all the other products that manufacturers hoped you'd throw your hard earned dollars at, this innovative piece of tech

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Breakthrough Silver Ink Could Lead to Cheaper, Lower-Impact Flexible Electronics

Breakthrough Silver Ink Could Lead to Cheaper, Lower-Impact Flexible Electronics

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new method of printing silver ink that could lead to dramatic decrease in the price of flexible electronics. Previous conductive silver inks used

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Top 7 Green Gadgets To Debut at This Week’s 2012 CES

Top 7 Green Gadgets To Debut at This Week’s 2012 CES

Rukus Bluetooth Solar-Powered Speaker Get your jam on basically anywhere you want with Eton’s new, heavy-duty, portable Bluetooth speaker, the Rukus. The device is powered by an enhanced monocrystal

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Jung Inyoung’s Sleek Rolling Suitcase Charges Your Devices Kinetically

Jung Inyoung’s Sleek Rolling Suitcase Charges Your Devices Kinetically

Frequent travelers rejoice! The more you lug your suitcase from place to place, the more power you can produce for your gadgets. Jung Inyoung’s rolling luggage not only stores your gadgets and

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The PumPing Tap is a Smart Concept Socket That Ejects Your Appliances When You Forget to Unplug Them

The PumPing Tap is a Smart Concept Socket That Ejects Your Appliances When You Forget to Unplug Them

The PumPing Tap might be just the green gadget that phantom power regulators have been looking for. It's a smart socket that knows when you've turned your appliances off and if you don't pull the plug out

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The World’s First Tower Built by Flying Robots Rises in France

The World’s First Tower Built by Flying Robots Rises in France

A swarm of robots working flawlessly in tandem have successfully built a beautiful undulating tower in a warehouse outside of Paris. The world's first building built by flying robots was designed by

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Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Talk about being fashion-forward - this year we saw sustainable style leap into the future as designers unveiled an incredible array of wearable technology concepts. From air-purifying jeans to

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LG to Unveil the World’s Largest OLED TV Screen at CES 2012

LG to Unveil the World’s Largest OLED TV Screen at CES 2012

We love OLED technology here at Inhabitat - for years it has been heralded as the next stage in energy-efficient displays, as OLED screens generate their own light, eliminating the need for backlighting.

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LED ‘Living Light’ Springs into Bloom When People Enter a Room

LED ‘Living Light’ Springs into Bloom When People Enter a Room

Designed by Joon & Jung Studio 'The Living Light' is a LED pendant lamp that blossoms and expands when people are nearby. Using a programmed microchip, this human-centered design 'magically' gets

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Cool Paper Pulp Alarm Clocks by Joon & Jung Give Mass Produced Objects a Human Touch

Cool Paper Pulp Alarm Clocks by Joon & Jung Give Mass Produced Objects a Human Touch

By asking themselves how  to add a more human touch to objects in the age of mass production, Joon & Jung created these adorable recycled alarm clocks made from recycled paper pulp. Born in Korea and

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10 Awesome Green Gadget Gifts for 2011

10 Awesome Green Gadget Gifts for 2011

If you've got a tech geek on your list this holiday season, but are having trouble figuring out what the latest and greatest gadgets are these days, then look no further because we've go you've covered!

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gadget Gifts

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gadget Gifts

Have someone on your holiday gift list that's gaga for gadgets? If so, we've got a whole lineup of eco electronics that will satisfy their techy cravings while helping them tread a little lighter on the

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Reverse Sunglasses Outfitted with LED Lights Chase the Winter Away

Reverse Sunglasses Outfitted with LED Lights Chase the Winter Away

With winter slowly closing in, grey skies are on the horizon - and we should all watch out for signs of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Now three guys from Denmark think they've got the solution for

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VIDEO: Amazing Water Powered Rocket Boots Will Send You Soaring Like a Superhero

VIDEO: Amazing Water Powered Rocket Boots Will Send You Soaring Like a Superhero

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to soar like a superhero and you've got $6,600 to spare, you are in luck - the inventive minds over at Zapata Racing have invented a pair of water-propelled

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Beautiful Speakers Made from Sustainable Bamboo and Leather

Beautiful Speakers Made from Sustainable Bamboo and Leather

Designed by Serene Audio, these stunning little speakers are made from FSC approved bamboo and leather. The eco-minded company is as passionate about design as they are about music, and special attention

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DARPA’S Nano Robot Spy Hummingbird Moves Just Like a Real Bird!

DARPA’S Nano Robot Spy Hummingbird Moves Just Like a Real Bird!

AeroVironment has created a tiny, mechanical, flying bird that borrows from the natural movements of the hummingbird. The Nano Hummingbird is a flying robot created through a program sponsored by DARPA

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Otherlab Create Lightweight Inflatable Robots That Can Walk on Water

Otherlab Create Lightweight Inflatable Robots That Can Walk on Water

Otherlab is working on a new breed of inflatable robots that cast aside the heavy and expensive metal structures that most robots are based on, bringing down their cost and material use while increasing

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