Tesla's new pop-up shipping container 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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India’s scorching month-long heatwave kills 1,400 and melts the streets

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Self-parking Volvo crashes into people because owner forgot to buy feature that brakes for humans

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There are many plausible reasons to believe that self-driving cars are safer than those operated exclusively by humans. One is Google’s recent announcement that the 11 incidents its autonomous autos have been involved in can all be attributed solely to human interaction. But the technology is still nascent, and the potential for pitfalls is alarming. A newly released video shows a group of besuited journalists testing out Volvo’s fancy new self-parking feature: the car gently reverses itself, waits, and then accelerates rapidly into two soon-to-be-bruised men. The cause of this horrific event? The XC60 in question apparently wasn’t equipped with the “Pedestrian Detection” feature—that option requires an extra fee.

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Herzog & de Meuron complete the gorgeous solar-powered Bordeaux Stadium

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U.S. avian flu outbreak drives up the price of eggs as supplies are threatened

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In 2014, migratory birds carrying highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 infections brought the disease to the United States, sparking an outbreak that has affected more than 21 million egg-laying hens in Iowa alone, according to IOWA Public Radio. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Protection reports that as of May 20, 2015, 20 states in the country have reported outbreaks of the HPAI H5 virus, causing concern that national supplies of eggs are at risk.

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France requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels

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France just passed a trailblazing new law that requires that all new buildings constructed in commercial areas to be partially-covered by either solar panels or green roofs. Not only will this bring dramatic changes to the nation’s skylines and bolster the efficiency of all new commercial construction, but the law will help France pick up the pace the solar adoption—which has lagged behind other European nations in recent years.

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This is what Uber’s futuristic new headquarters will look like

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This pop-up "Room in a Box" snaps together in 30 minutes flat

Moving house is hard. However, it’s even worse if you’re a student who’s forced to move constantly semester after semester. Wish you could break that costly and wasteful cycle? Check out Room in a Box, an all-one-in kit that packs everything a student needs to furnish their home—from a bed frame to shelving—into a compact box. Made from 100% recyclable and sturdy cardboard, Room in a Box can be assembled and disassembled in less than 30 minutes without the use of any tools.

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Poachers have killed half the elephants in Mozambique in the last five years

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Over the last five years, poachers in Mozambique have killed almost half of the elephants in the country for their ivory. The government in Mozambique sponsored a study that shows a dramatic 48 percent decrease in the number of elephants from 20,000 to just over 10,000. The Wildlife Conservation Society said that the decline is directly attributed to rampant poaching.

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Nanoleaf's Gem LED light bulb shines like a glimmering jewel

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World's smallest park was started by a guerilla gardener over 65 years ago

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HueRay's rechargeable bike grip lights protect cyclists from the side

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Today, HueRay! is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the pilot run of its flagship product, revolutionary light emitting bicycle grips. HueRay! aims to deliver safety, comfort and style to the growing number of urban cyclists. Conventional bike lights illuminate the road ahead or make cyclist noticeable from the rear, but ignore making riders noticeable from the sides. HueRay! grips make cyclists more noticeable in traffic by emitting bright lateral lights, for added rider noticeability. HueRay! sets a benchmark with its ability to provide both safety and comfort benefits, while echoing the fun of cycling with customizable, rechargeable, colorful light hues.

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Rural writer's nook overlooks the English channel in northern France

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28 inspiring lighting designs from New York Design Week

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Did Curiosity detect methane on Mars, or just its own exhaust?

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There is a methane situation on Mars. Maybe. NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected methane on the planet, which excites researchers to no end, but some believe that the methane samples the rover is picking up are actually coming from the rover itself. The question of methane on Mars has been a mystery for decades, and it seems researchers may not really be any closer to solving it.

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She Sheds: Women embrace new trend of building female versions of man caves

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Forget all about that stinky old man cave. According to NBC TODAY, women are building their own special getaway space, the She Shed. According to Sandra Foster, who built her own sassy…

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6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfoprf37sno Living in a land of supermarkets, convenient stores, and even food home delivery, in our modern society we have successfully pulled…

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Falling Fruit map guides you to local fruit that you can forage for free

Falling Fruit map guides you to local fruit that you can forage for…

It’s harvest season! The trees are overladed with fruit and while you may be spending your hard-earned cash at the farmer’s market to get your hands on it, did you know that you can…

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Peru plans to dam Amazon River's main source and displace thousands

Peru plans to dam Amazon River's main source and displace thousands

Plans by the Peruvian government, alongside a Brazilian firm, to build some 20 hydroelectric dams across the main truck of the River Maranon would cause the displacement of thousands of…

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Udo Heimermann's eco-friendly architecture seeks socio-environmental harmony

Udo Heimermann's eco-friendly architecture seeks socio-environmental…

Clay design is a much-utilized medium in Heimermann’s buildings, touted to be a forgotten sustainable material which can provide warmth and insulation. Budget-friendly and…

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