Tesla's new shipping container pop-up store fits on a flatbed truck

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Tesla has had a bit of a rough road when it has come to selling its own electric cars, fighting for the right to do so in a number of states. They have come up with a new idea that is almost as inventive as their cars and batteries. The new store, called the “Tesla Mobile Container Store” can fold inside a container, be hauled on a flatbed truck, and set up practically anywhere. The mobile container store tour launched over Memorial Day weekend in Santa Barbaera, California and Tesla has a number of other U.S. and European stops planned for this summer.

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85,000 endangered antelopes died this month and nobody knows why

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Saiga antelopes are among the strangest-looking creatures on Earth, and they are dangerously close to extinction. They are native to the northern part of the Asian continent, where they have been popular among poachers since the decline of the Soviet Union’s strict hunting controls. Last year, researchers estimated there were approximately 250,000 saiga still living in the wild, but the population has taken a huge hit recently, as around 85,000 of the antelopes have mysteriously died within the past few weeks. The cause (or causes) of death are still unknown.

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How to Save Food and Money with a Fridge Triage Box

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Samsung's new Iron Man phone will make you feel like an Avenger

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While it didn’t come out of Tony Stark’s workshop, the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, looks like it may have. Samsung released its Iron Man phone on Tuesday to celebrate the release of Marvel’s new movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Samsung and Marvel have been working together since last summer to cross-promote products and entertainment.

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Modern and resilient Northwest Harbor Residence is elegantly elevated eight feet above sea level

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Bjarke Ingels will be youngest architect to speak at the Annual Architecture Lecture in London

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Young starchitect Bjarke Ingels has been named as this year’s guest speaker for the Annual Architecture Lecture at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. At just 40 years old, the Danish architect is the youngest architect ever to be invited to deliver the speech. Ingels, founder of BIG Architecture, will speak to an audience of architectural professionals on July 13.

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Obama's new "Waters of the United States" rule limits water pollution and protects wetlands

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A new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) water ruling will protect streams and wetlands that are currently vulnerable to pollution and destruction. The rule, announced by President Barack Obama on Wednesday, is a clarification of the Clean Water Act, specifying which streams and wetlands are under protection by the EPA. The move will add to Obama‘s record of taking executive action on environmental protection.

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HOW TO: Transform a waste bin into a beautiful designer lamp

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Don’t know what to do with your unused waste bins? Why not transform them into colorful and beautiful designer lamps? Prolific DIYer Tarun Upadhyaya can show you how in just a few simple steps in his free Instructables tutorial. And while the project may require lots of patience and time to complete, the end result will—as you can plainly see—be worth the effort. Click the link below to read Upadhyaya’s Instructables tutorial!

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Tidal Vision upcycles Alaskan fishing industry waste into wallets

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Getting out of the shower and pulling on a bunch of crab shells really doesn’t sound like fun. But what if you could do that, and have it look like any other athletic-style shirt? The bonus would be if that shirt is naturally antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial, so if you really hate doing laundry, you can stay fresh a little longer. A company in Alaska, Tidal Vision, is doing something really interesting with the tons of byproducts from the fishing industry. Chitoskin shirts, made from crab and shrimp shells, are just one of their innovative products. Wallets and belts made out of fish leather are another.

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Gymnastic rings hang in the center of Naturehumaine’s innovative home renovation in Montreal

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Street artist Bordalo II turns Lisbon trash into wild animal sculptures

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A House for Essex: FAT and Grayson Perry complete a bizarre house dedicated to a fictional character

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Write a letter for the “Dear Architecture” Competition and you could win $1,500

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What do you think architecture’s place is in society? Blank Space Project wants to know. The online platform recently launched “Dear Architecture,” a competition that invites individuals and teams from around the world to write an open letter to the architecture community about the discipline in no more than 500 words. All proposals must be written in English and accompanied by an illustration. A USD $3,000 prize pool will be distributed amongst the top three winners. The late registration deadline and submission deadline is July 24, 2015.

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The daylit Covert House in London is a Passivhaus stunner

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California is giving away free solar panels to its poorest residents

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Roy Rivera is a disabled man who lives on a fixed income in Sacramento – and he’s also the first California resident to receive a free rooftop solar system. But he won’t be the last. Thanks to legislation first introduced by Senator Kevin de León, the Oakland-based non-profit GRID Alternatives plans to give 1,600 free solar panels to California’s poorest residents by 2016. The initiative was launched with funds gathered under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GCRF), the state’s cap-and-trade program designed to discourage carbon dioxide emissions.

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World's tallest and longest glass bridge announced for China's Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

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Hunan Province in China has commissioned Israeli firm Haim Dotan to design a completely transparent bridge across the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. The structure, meant to be built out of…

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New bionic lens could give you perfect vision for the rest of your life

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Wearing corrective eye glasses could soon be a thing of the past. The Ocumetics Bionic Lens, invented by Dr. Garth Webb of Ocumetics Technology Corp, claims to be a painless implant…

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Responsive bioclimatic skin wraps around LEED Gold ICTA-ICP building in Barcelona

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The bioclimatic skin, a system of automated polycarbonate shutters that regulate indoor temperatures, is largely responsible for the ICTA-ICP building’s LEED Gold certification. Heat,…

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Uber's test car for self-driving research spotted on the streets of Pittsburgh

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Readers may be familiar with the self-driving car, an emerging technology that offers both promise and peril. Google is perhaps the most high-profile developer of self-driving…

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Villa Mortnas nails the cool factor on the icy Stockholm archipelago

Villa Mortnas nails the cool factor on the icy Stockholm archipelago

Located on the largest archipelago in Sweden, the Villa Mörtnäs mirrors its stoic, icy surroundings. The Strömma Projekt, a Swedish property developer, commissioned fourfoursixsix to…

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