IKEA Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelter This flat pack, easy to transport shelter was developed in collaboration between the IKEA Foundation and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR).
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Construction on the new US Embassy in London designed by Philadelphia-based architecture firm KieranTimberlake broke ground this week. Slated to be completed by 2017 and located at a former industrial
With his country still reeling from Super Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines delegate Naderev "Yeb" Saño made an emotional plea for meaningful action at the COP19 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Warsaw,
What You’ll Need: - 5 gallon pot - Bottling bucket - Fermentation bucket or glass carboy (carboys are more expensive, but will last longer) - Tubing - Clamp for the tubing - Stopper -
The new Early Childcare Center West is located on a developing section of campus near the medical center. Ross Barney's design for the daycare center sought to create a playful environment for the
The ambitious idea to link Europe and Asia via a sea tunnel was first conceived in 1860 by a sultan of the Ottoman Empire, but Abdoul Medjid lacked the technology and funds to turn the idea into reality.
Situated at the north-south axis in the center of Taiyuan, the building is separated into three distinct functions – retail space in the basement, a hotel on the upper floors, and office space
The Fukushima nuclear power plant remains a toxic disaster more than two years after an earthquake and tsunami struck coastal Japan. While damages to local residents and the environment are still being
The Solar Decathlon 2013 competition officially kicked off 3 October, 2013; to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony, groups of officials and decathletes gathered to take a much deserved break from all
Marine engineer Graham Hawkes spent his life designing submersibles for both the military and the oil and gas industry before he happened upon the idea of creating a vehicle that could 'fly' underwater.
Imagine that all the cars in your neighborhood were simply taken away and replaced with green alternatives. Living without fossil-fueled motor vehicles might seem beyond the realm of possibility, but the
As long as we've had smartphones, we've been afraid of dropping them. With price tags of $500 and above, smartphones are delicate technological flowers that can be killed by a single drop of water or a
In the South China Sea, Typhoon Usagi is flooding the Chinese coast and Hong Kong with 45-foot-tall waves and wind gusts of 150 miles per hour -- fast enough to sweep cars off the road. The 109 million
Whale and commercial ship collisions are a tragic side effect of global shipping, but a new app called Whale Spotter has been designed to arrest such occurrences. In the busy ports of the San Francisco
Photo via Shutterstock Natural disasters tend to strike when we're least prepared. Horrified by the long-term damage caused by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, researchers from the U.S.
Thursday August 29, 2013 marks the eighth anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina's ripped into Louisiana, devastating the Gulf Coast and killing over 1,800 people. Nearly a decade later, as residents
Economists Debate Whether the McDonald’s Hamburger is the Most Nutritious and Inexpensive Food in Human History
Fast food offers a cheap and calorie-rich option to fill your stomach, but can it be considered the "most bountiful food" of all time? The Freakonomics authors and radio broadcasters are asking just that
Bruno Erpicum took great care to respect the building’s past. The existing materials and structure play a strong role in the design. The furniture was even custom designed by Erpicum and finished with a
We had an opportunity to sit down with green building consultant Carl Seville, also known as the Green Building Curmudgeon for his no-nonsense look at green building and remodeling. Carl just
Stunning FabLab Passive House at Europe’s Solar Decathlon Chalkboard-Skinned Belgian Passivhaus is a Playground for Kids JustK PassivHaus In Germany Is a Fab Prefab Wooden Tower Awe-Inspiring
The Pembrokeshire County Council has given Charlie Hague and his partner Megan two months to demolish their beautiful hobbit home, which has a green roof and lime-plastered straw bale walls. Charlie built
Having an alarm system is great when robbers strike, but the rest of the time, it can be kind of a pain. False alarms and overly simple sensors mean that sometimes you have to do the thinking for your
Londoner Tom Donhou reached the speed of 80 miles-per-hour on his homemade bike and came close to breaking the record cycling speed set by Fred Rompelberg back in 1995. Donhou pedaled behind his Ford
If the concept of bottled water strikes you as an environmental disaster, hold onto your reusable canteen - a company called Koa just launched the "world's first organic bottled water." Yes, you read that
Floated on concrete pilings and connected to the lakeshore by a bridge, Lake Rotsee Refuge is the first building to be used for a future rowing club that is expected to be complete by 2016. In the
Gansu Province Landscape via Shuttertock Officials are just starting to pick up the pieces after an early morning earthquake rocked a hillside farming community near the city of Dingxi in China's
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