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15-Year-Old Invents Clever In-Sole Generator That Powers Your Phone While You Walk

15-Year-Old Invents Clever In-Sole Generator That Powers Your Phone While You Walk

Just 15-years-old, Angelo Casimiro has invented a new way to charge cell phones by harnessing the power of people's steps. The industrious teen has invented a device inserted into a shoe that converts

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World’s First 3D-Printed Vertebra Implant Given to 12-Year-Old Chinese Boy

World’s First 3D-Printed Vertebra Implant Given to 12-Year-Old Chinese Boy

Doctors from the Peking University Third Hospital in China have performed the world's first implant of a 3D-printed human vertebra. After 12-year-old Minghao sustained a soccer injury, subsequent tests

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Cutting Carbon Emissions Will Pay for Itself, MIT Study Shows

Cutting Carbon Emissions Will Pay for Itself, MIT Study Shows

As politicians begin to use economic arguments to support cutting carbon emissions, a new study from MIT has confirmed that the flow-on health benefits of emissions reductions could save billions of

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The Planet Needs You! Help Avaaz Create the Biggest Climate Change Mobilization in History

The Planet Needs You! Help Avaaz Create the Biggest Climate Change Mobilization in History

As an Inhabitat reader, you’re already aware of just how much the fragile balance of the Earth’s climate is under threat. We hear regularly about how climate change threatens to raise sea levels,

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14-Year-Old’s Biofuel Breakthrough Boosts Algae Production 500%

14-Year-Old’s Biofuel Breakthrough Boosts Algae Production 500%

Algae could provide an endless source of biofuel, however current production methods tend to be costly and time-intensive - first you have to grow the algae, and then you extract oily lipids and convert

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Iceland Limits Air Travel After Volcanic Eruption

Iceland Limits Air Travel After Volcanic Eruption

A volcano in Iceland has started rumbling, threatening to spew havoc-wreaking ash into the air, which has prompted the country to close airspace over the mountain. The volcano actually erupted Saturday,

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Hundreds of Seeping Methane Plumes Discovered Off U.S. East Coast

Hundreds of Seeping Methane Plumes Discovered Off U.S. East Coast

Natural methane leakage from the sea floor is far more widespread off the U.S. East Coast than previously thought, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience this week. Researchers from

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Extreme Drought is Making the West Coast Rise Like an Uncoiled Spring

Extreme Drought is Making the West Coast Rise Like an Uncoiled Spring

A new study published in Science by the Scripp's Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego found that the earth's crust is slowly rising in the West "like an uncoiled spring" due extreme drought.

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7 Million Bats Killed by White Nose Syndrome: How You Can Help

7 Million Bats Killed by White Nose Syndrome: How You Can Help

We've reported on the white nose syndrome (WNS) afflicting and killing bats across the U.S. for a few years now. However, the latest estimates from the Defenders of Wildlife put the number of bats killed

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Now You Can Finally Sleep in an IKEA Store

Now You Can Finally Sleep in an IKEA Store

Everyone has plunked down on a bed in an IKEA showroom and fantasized about staying over one time or another. Now, lucky shoppers in Australia can make this adult daydream a reality, thanks to Airbnb. On

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Army Corps Plans to Kill 16,000 Birds with Silenced Rifles and Night Vision Scopes

Army Corps Plans to Kill 16,000 Birds with Silenced Rifles and Night Vision Scopes

Just picture it: armed paratroopers storming a beach, armed to the teeth and ready to kill . . . a bunch of unarmed, helpless birds. That’s a bit over the top, but it’s not far from the truth and the

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6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Northern California, Injuring Nearly 100

6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Northern California, Injuring Nearly 100

Early Sunday, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook Northern California’s wine country near Napa, Sonoma and Santa Rosa. At least 90 people were injured and many homes have burned down after the earthquake

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Abandoned Buildings Turned Into Incredible Art Installations by Marjan Teeuwen

Abandoned Buildings Turned Into Incredible Art Installations by Marjan Teeuwen

As opposed to excavating the sites, Teeumen fills them with carefully stacked debris - a technique that has resurfaced in her work since 2005. She typically creates films, studio photos and drawings as

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Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Use Antibiotics Because of Risk to Fetus, Study Shows

Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Use Antibiotics Because of Risk to Fetus, Study Shows

As if there weren’t reason enough to avoid triclosan and triclocarban already, a new report indicates that the common antibiotics may pose a threat to pregnant women and their fetuses. Researchers

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8 Ton Volkswagon Beetle Sculpture Joins 400 Other Objects in an Artificial Reef in Mexico

8 Ton Volkswagon Beetle Sculpture Joins 400 Other Objects in an Artificial Reef in Mexico

Although typically associated with the more benign variety of consumer, the Beetle is nonetheless a popular icon that evokes memories of our rapid commercial development. Called Anthropocene, the 8 ton

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Airbus Unveils Incredible Design for a Transparent Plane

Airbus Unveils Incredible Design for a Transparent Plane

If you're a jet-setter who feels that air travel has lost some of its luster, then put your seat back in its upright position and get ready for a thrilling ride. Aerospace company Airbus has just

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

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

Today's smartphones are dominated by their screens - and researchers just unveiled a new type of 100% transparent solar panel that could turn displays, windows, and other transparent surfaces into clean

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Engineering Students Create the World’s First Unstealable Bike

Engineering Students Create the World’s First Unstealable Bike

Chances are that if you do a lot of bike commuting, you’ve had a cycle or two (or three) stolen. Three engineering students in Chile got sick of replacing their own stolen bikes, so they decided to do

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Florentijn Hofman’s Famous Oversized Rubber Duck Joins the Tall Ships Festival in Los Angeles

Florentijn Hofman’s Famous Oversized Rubber Duck Joins the Tall Ships Festival in Los Angeles

The giant Rubber Duck is back! Florentijn Hofman’s oversized bath toy is continuing to make its rounds, and its latest port of call is in Los Angeles! The world-famous float is making its West Coast

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The World’s Largest Ice Sheets are Melting at an Unprecedented Rate

The World’s Largest Ice Sheets are Melting at an Unprecedented Rate

A recent report brings more bad news for the future of the human race on Earth, as the world’s two largest ice sheets are melting faster than ever before. On Wednesday the Alfred Wegener Institute in

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Why You Definitely Don’t Want to Vandalize Banksy’s Graffiti in Utah

Why You Definitely Don’t Want to Vandalize Banksy’s Graffiti in Utah

You don't want to get caught vandalizing graffiti in Utah, especially if it happens to be by British street artist Banksy. Park City officials charged David William Noll with criminal mischief, a second

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Scientists Confirm Life Under Antarctic Ice for the First Time

Scientists Confirm Life Under Antarctic Ice for the First Time

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 -

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Brilliant Device Could Completely Replace Crutches!

Brilliant Device Could Completely Replace Crutches!

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

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

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

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

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Is Your Neighborhood’s Urban Design Making You Fat?

Is Your Neighborhood’s Urban Design Making 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

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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. Created by

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Segway-esque UPnRIDE Standing Wheelchair Allows Quadriplegics to “Walk” Again

Segway-esque UPnRIDE Standing Wheelchair Allows Quadriplegics to “Walk” Again

Israeli innovation has once again introduced potentially life-changing technology to the world. Dr. Amit Goffer gave millions of paraplegics (paralyzed from waist down) the opportunity to stand upright

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Promising Alabama Pilot Project Turns Algae to Biofuel – Using Sewage!

Promising Alabama Pilot Project Turns Algae to Biofuel – Using Sewage!

Let’s face it. Algae aren’t very exciting. But the prospect of creating a viable source of biofuel from these microscopic organisms is, and a Nevada company is finally starting to make a go of it with

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Sou Fujimoto’s Spindly Bus Shelter in Austria Deemed Unsafe by Authorities

Sou Fujimoto’s Spindly Bus Shelter in Austria Deemed Unsafe by Authorities

Sou Fujimoto’s delicate-looking bus shelter in Krumbach, Austria was just shut down by authorities who deemed it unsafe for the public. Built as part of the BUS:STOP project that brought seven

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Concerned Supermodel Cindy Crawford Pulls Kids Out of Toxic School

Concerned Supermodel Cindy Crawford Pulls Kids Out of Toxic School

We recently wrote about Malibu Unites, an inspirational coalition of concerned parents, teachers, community members, and public figures from across the U.S. who are attempting to rid our schools of toxins

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