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Project Dome Could Power Copenhagen Using Energy From the Sun, Wind, Water, and Biomass!

by , 08/22/14

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Project Dome is a design proposal submitted to this year’s Land Art Generator Initiative design competition, a contest that solicits ideas for constructible regenerative architecture in Copenhagen. Designed by Tony Thomas of Rayworks Design Studio, M. Ephraim Thomas, and Saleena Thomas, Project Dome pulls out all the stops by proposing a design that harnesses power from four major renewable energy sources: solar, wind, underwater current, and biomass.

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Crystal Clear Solar Panels Could Turn Your iPhone Into an Energy Generator

by , 08/22/14

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Today’s smartphones are dominated by their screens – and researchers just unveiled a new type of 100% transparent solar panel that could turn windows and displays into clean energy generators. Vice Motherboard reports that Michigan State University has come up with a crystal clear solar concentrator that can be integrated into anything with a clear surface – from the window of your house to the screen on your smartphone – to gather energy without blocking the view.

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Solve Venice's Transportation Woes in M-Arch's "New Ways to Live Venice" Design Competition!

by , 08/22/14
filed under: Design Competitions

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Venice’s canals are its most famous attribute, but the romantic waterways have also given rise to problems in urban mobility. To brainstorm ideas on how to solve Venice’s “peculiar” traffic problem, M-Arch launched “New Ways to Live Venice,” a design competition that seeks innovative and streamlined ideas on how to improve movement through the city. Open to students and professionals from a variety of design backgrounds, the competition begins with the design of a residential development on the Poveglia and Ottagono islands. Participants will then have to develop transit methods to connect those residences to Venice’s surrounding islands. The total prize money awarded amounts to €1,500 and registration ends November 7, 2014.

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Rammed Earth Walls and Louvered Canopies Protect Craigieburn Library From the Intense Australian Sun

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A New Floating Library is Coming to NYC!

by , 08/22/14
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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Get out your reading glasses because a new floating library is coming to NYC next month! From September 6th to October 3rd, the Lilac Museum Steamship at Pier 25 will be transformed into a pop-up library on the water. Conceived by artist Beatrice Glow, the Floating Library will offer a reading deck with fantastic views of the city as well as a steady schedule of special programming, roundtable talks, performances and workshops.

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Engineering Students Create the World's First Unstealable Bike

by , 08/22/14

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Chances are, if you do a lot of bike commuting, you’ve had a bike or two (or three) stolen. Three engineering students in Chile got sick of replacing their own stolen bikes, so they decided to do something about it. The result is the Yerka Project: a bike that the inventors say is impossible to steal. Good news for bike riders, bad news for thieves.

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Off-Grid Comet Street Studio is a Tranquil Retreat in the Midst of London

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Scientists Confirm Life Under Antarctic Ice for the First Time

by , 08/21/14
filed under: Animals, News

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Everyone knows that without sunlight and air, life can’t survive, right? Wrong. Scientists have long suspected that life may be humming along in some of the world’s least hospitable environments – like underneath the Antarctic ice. Now a group of researchers from Montana State University have the evidence to prove it. Half a mile below the Antarctic ice, they found living microorganisms, which begs the question: could life exist outside of our planet?

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This Triangular Glass Labyrinth Will Boggle Your Mind!

by , 08/21/14
filed under: Art, carousel showcase, gallery

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Brilliant Device Could Completely Replace Crutches!

by , 08/21/14

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It is astonishing that the design of crutches hasn’t changed much since they were invented about 100 years ago. Behzad Rashidi’s brilliant Sit & Stand Walking Assistant addresses this anachronism and reconfigures the crutch into a hands-free aid that uses upper body strength to support the weight of an injured leg. The design was submitted as an entry to James Dyson Foundation’s annual Dyson Award.

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Greenbuild 2014: The World's Largest Green Building Event is Coming to New Orleans October 22nd!

by , 08/21/14

Heads up architects and green building buffs – the world’s largest sustainable building event, Greenbuild, is coming up in New Orleans from October 22-24! This year the Big Easy is hosting this prestigious international conference and expo, and thousands will visit from around the globe to discover the latest green design innovations, listen to renowned speakers, rub elbows with leading green building professionals, and tour the inspiring new sustainable infrastructure in New Orleans. If you’re considering attending, register before August 14th for early bird pricing!

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Sublime Ribbon-Like Knot House Offers an Ecological Island Escape in South Korea

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Renovo Unveils All-Electric Supercar With a $529,000 Price Tag

by , 08/21/14

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Silicon Valley-based startup Renovo Motors just unveiled one of the world’s most spectacular all-electric sports cars: the Renovo Coupe. The Renovo Coupe borrows its chassis from the Shelby CSX 9000 and it’s powered by a 500 horsepower electric motor and a 740 volt battery pack. But all that power doesn’t come cheap – only 100 units are planned for production and prices start at an astonishing $529,000.

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Is Your Neighborhood's Urban Design Making You Fat?

by , 08/21/14

Wesley Marshall, Daniel Piatkowski, Norman Garrick, University of Colorado Denver, Savannah State University, University of Connecticut, urban design, walkable cities, suburban sprawl, obesity, public health, commuting, cars, heart disease, diabetes, do cul-de-sacs make you fat

“What is the influence of street network design on public health?” This question prompted a recent study that has just been published in the Journal of Transport & Health. While much has been said about the impact of various aspects of the built environment on obesity levels, heart disease, cancer rates and so forth, this study particularly focused on street layouts: comparing the health of residents of car-friendly cul-de-sacs with residents of walkable, densely networked inner cities. So, which of these makes you more sick?

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BMW Unveils Beautiful Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charger in Germany

by , 08/21/14

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Want to Sit on Thin Air? Check Out the Chairless Chair

Want to Sit on Thin Air? Check Out the Chairless Chair

If you’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity to freak out your co-workers, look no further than the new Chairless Chair that makes it look like you’re sitting on thin air.…

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Petit Romain's Square Heineken Bottles Save Space in Your Six-Pack

Petit Romain's Square Heineken Bottles Save Space in Your Six-Pack

There are those who love beer, and then there are those who obsess about it, constantly looking for ways to take both the brew and it's delivery system to the next level. It's probably…

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Amazing Aquarium Island Turns Your Kitchen Into an Underwater Ecosystem

Amazing Aquarium Island Turns Your Kitchen Into an Underwater…

The Ocean Kitchen is a massive aquarium topped with an L-shaped slab of Corian that lifts up with the touch of a button. Each aquarium is limited edition and made-to-measure, and the…

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Solar-Powered Desert Flower Will Be Libya's First Multifunctional Sports Center

Solar-Powered Desert Flower Will Be Libya's First Multifunctional…

Inspired by the colorful flowers found in the Libyan Desert, the Desert Flower sporting center is laid out in the shape of a flower cross-section. The long pistil-like area consists of…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Will the Future of Farming Depend on Robots?!

INFOGRAPHIC: Will the Future of Farming Depend on Robots?!

The world's population is increasing by leaps and bounds, and it's estimated that by the year 2050, farms will need to produce around 1,200,000,000 tonnes of food in order to keep…

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