Portable Snoozebox hotel wins coveted design award for its redesign by Tangerine

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Hillary Clinton wants to increase U.S. solar power 700% by 2027

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As the race to the White House heats up, Hillary Clinton is in the spotlight more than ever. Like her opponents, Clinton has begun issuing proposals for responding to climate change and the first phase of her announcements is a bold one. She is calling for the United States to source 33 percent of its energy from solar power by 2027. That would be enough to power every home in the country, and constitutes an astounding 700 percent increase over current solar technology.

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Amazing wood Pequod caravan comfortably fits a family of four

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Shigeru Ban will reuse earthquake rubble to build Nepal relief shelters

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How one woman turned an old school bus into the coziest little home

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Four-legged prehistoric snake offers clues about the reptile's evolution

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A 113 million-year-old Brazilian fossil, recently examined for the first time, has provided what some experts believe is the first evidence that snakes had four legs at one stage in their evolution. While there is some controversy as to how closely related to modern day snakes the fossil is, the authors of a new study that examines the fossil are certain this proves snakes have always been land-based animals, using the delicate limbs for burrowing and “hugging” their prey, rather than for swimming.

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Wheelys 3 is a tiny solar-powered coffee shop on wheels with a mini greenhouse attached

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Since its launch just over a year ago, the creators of the brilliantly cool Wheelys Bike Cafe have made a huge number of improvements, and the company has just wheeled out an Indiegogo campaign for their Wheelys 3 solar-powered coffee cart. Much like previous versions, the simple customized cart allows one to set up your own Starbucks competitor with incredible ease and little by way of start up costs—but now the Wheelys cart includes a built-in greenhouse so you can harvest your own coffee beans, a smart phone app to control coffee temperatures, and more.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Learn the history behind modernist design

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Have you ever wondered where all the beautiful modernist buildings featured on Inhabitat got their roots? London’s modern furniture store ARAM sheds light on the history of modernist design with an infographic. The visual explores multiple aspects of Modernism, from its key principles and art movements to the important figures like Le Corbusier. Understanding how Modernism evolved from a philosophical movement and into the art and architecture spheres is critical to appreciating its legacy. Read on to learn more.

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Extreme hanging pods create a meditative, light-controlled space for rock climbers

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Deepwater Wind breaks ground on the U.S.'s first offshore wind farm (finally)

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While offshore wind farms have been operational in Europe since the 1990s, efforts to establish any such projects off the U.S. coast have stalled amid funding and environmental concerns. And so, some eight years after it was proposed, Deepwater Wind, located 30 miles off the coast of Rhode Island—is set to become the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. Work on laying the foundations for the project began today, and the 30-megawatt wind farm is expected to be up and running next year.

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Ride down this 270-foot-long water slide when it comes to NYC this weekend

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LinkedIn's NYC offices boast a secret speakeasy lounge and room lined with old telephones

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Could this simple new ring empower women to protect themselves against HIV?

by , 07/27/15
filed under: Design for Health, Health, News

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For decades now women have had multiple options when it comes to maintaining control of their reproductive system, but the same cannot be said when it comes to protecting against STDs, particularly HIV. And in regions of sub-Saharan Africa where the prevalence of HIV is particularly high—some 26 percent of the population of Swaziland carry the disease—it has become strikingly clear that throwing condoms at the issue isn’t a solution. Which is why there is significant hope that a vaginal ring currently undergoing trials—the Dapivirine ring—will be able to provide women with HIV protection they can control.

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Low-cost Eucalyptus screen shields a hospital dormitory from Rwanda's scorching sun

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Space, Not Spikes humanizes London's shameful anti-homeless initiative

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Urban planners in London are determined to make life even more difficult for the homeless by placing spikes on areas commonly used for sleeping and sitting like windowsills, stairs, and the sides of sidewalks closest to buildings. But a group of activists is fighting back by transforming these hostile areas into cozy beds.

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Urban Crepe is a blooming Buenos Aires food stall in a repurposed shipping container

Urban Crepe is a blooming Buenos Aires food stall in a repurposed…

Urban Crepe is located at the 'Distrito Arcos Premium Outlet', an open-air mall on a former railway area within the leafy Palermo. It's massive discount clothes stores are sheltered in…

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Sneak a peek at IKEA's food-centric 2016 catalog and newly unveiled products

Sneak a peek at IKEA's food-centric 2016 catalog and newly unveiled…

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Rising sea levels are suffocating already-endangered turtle eggs

Rising sea levels are suffocating already-endangered turtle eggs

As climate change drives sea levels to rise around the globe, scientists are warning that it could have a devastating effect of the survival rate of turtle eggs. In the new research,…

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Crazy "missing link" Darwin fish can breathe air, walk on land AND…

In Australia, there is a fish that has lungs, can walk on dry land, and breathe air, for up to six days. It's not a new species, but it's on the move. This has scientists warning that…

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