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Foster + Partners and Nissan are developing the electric vehicle charging station of the future

Foster + Partners and Nissan are developing the electric vehicle charging station of the future

One of our favorite architecture firms, Foster + Partners, just announced an exciting new project with our of our favorite green car makers, Nissan. The two companies will partner to develop and design

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MIT’s groundbreaking MultiFab 3D printer can print with 10 materials simultaneously

MIT’s groundbreaking MultiFab 3D printer can print with 10 materials simultaneously

This week, an MIT research team announced what they have developed a low-cost 3D printer that can use up to 10 different materials for one project. The innovation comes out of MIT's Computer Science and

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This solar and wind-powered autonomous vehicle is out to unlock the secrets of the Celtic Sea

This solar and wind-powered autonomous vehicle is out to unlock the secrets of the Celtic Sea

The Celtic Sea, located off the south coast of Ireland, is a curious place; home to common dolphins, harbor porpoises, fin whales and a surprising number of marine predators, it has yet to be designated a

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A new kind of glass could create next-gen OLEDs and solar cells

A new kind of glass could create next-gen OLEDs and solar cells

For a long time, one of the key defining factors of glasses has been their molecular randomness; but when a team at the University of Chicago, led by Professor Juan de Pablo, were analyzing a glass that

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New Orleans’ $14.5 billion rebuilt levees won’t fight a Category 5 hurricane

New Orleans’ $14.5 billion rebuilt levees won’t fight a Category 5 hurricane

An often-repeated truth about Hurricane Katrina is that the events of August 29 2005, were not a natural disaster, they were a man made one caused by the failure of the levee systems that had been

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Why are black rhino horns still for sale in San Francisco’s Chinatown?

Why are black rhino horns still for sale in San Francisco’s Chinatown?

Shopkeepers in San Francisco’s Chinatown are still selling black rhino horns, despite recent crackdowns by federal agents. The horns, wanted by practitioners of traditional medicine for their purported

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Scientists discover that certain earthquakes threaten skyscrapers more than others

Scientists discover that certain earthquakes threaten skyscrapers more than others

It's not the size of the earthquake, so much as its rate of oscillation that determines the extent of injuries and damage, suggest two scientific papers published this week. Following the 7.8 magnitude

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All major forest biomes on Earth are dying, and fast

All major forest biomes on Earth are dying, and fast

We just have to cut right to the chase on this one. Every single major forest biome is dying, according to reports in the latest issue of Science, which is devoted to the special topic of worldwide forest

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The motion-powered Million Mile Light is a runner’s dream come true

The motion-powered Million Mile Light is a runner’s dream come true

Runners, unless they prefer to exclusively jog well-lit hiking trails or the gym treadmill, all face a similar dilemma: staying visible and safe while pounding the pavement. The designers at the Million

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Nuevo South and GOOD Magazine transform a 100-year-old craftsman into a community home for kids

Nuevo South and GOOD Magazine transform a 100-year-old craftsman into a community home for kids

Having a place to be creative and socialize could be life-changing for kids living in unsafe city neighborhoods. Members of the inspiring Nuevo South community organization in South LA, dedicated to

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South Africans revolutionize small-scale concentrated solar that’s cheaper than diesel

South Africans revolutionize small-scale concentrated solar that’s cheaper than diesel

Concentrated solar power, or CSP, is a pretty extraordinary technology; it uses an array of mirrors to focus the sun's energy onto a central tower, where the heat is then turned into electricity. There

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The surprising way air pollution levels in the Middle East are affected by years of conflict

The surprising way air pollution levels in the Middle East are affected by years of conflict

A new study has revealed significant changes in air pollution levels in the Middle East, with economic crisis, humanitarian catastrophe, and war being contributing factors. High resolution satellites have

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India just unveiled the world’s first 100% solar-powered airport

India just unveiled the world’s first 100% solar-powered airport

Renewable energy has been taken to new heights, as the Cochin International Airport in India has become the world’s first solar-powered airport. Being able to claim the title “absolutely power

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Gray wolves spotted in California for the first time in over 90 years

Gray wolves spotted in California for the first time in over 90 years

Amazingly, the state of California has not spotted a wolf living on its land since 1924. That all changed this month after the California Department of Fish and Wildlife captured footage of a family of

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Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more power than conventional photovoltaics

Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more power than conventional photovoltaics

We’ve seen several transparent solar cell concepts on Inhabitat, but perhaps none with such ambitious claims as those made by SolarWindow Technologies. In a webinar today, the Maryland-based startup

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New carbon nanofiber process could reduce atmospheric C02 to pre-industrial levels in just a decade

New carbon nanofiber process could reduce atmospheric C02 to pre-industrial levels in just a decade

youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQBlpENiFzo Scientists now believe they could make carbon nanofibers using carbon dioxide drawn from the atmosphere – a double-whammy discovery that could help

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UPDATED: Costa Rica wants to close its zoos and free all captive animals

UPDATED: Costa Rica wants to close its zoos and free all captive animals

Image via Shutterstock Costa Rica just announced that it will become the first country in the world to close down its zoos and free all captive animals. The small tropical nation is home to 4 percent

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Los Angeles unleashes millions of plastic balls into reservoirs to fight drought

Los Angeles unleashes millions of plastic balls into reservoirs to fight drought

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqhF2JpZBVs While Los Angeles may appear to be turning its reservoirs into giant versions of childhood ball pits with the addition of 80-90 million plastic balls, they

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Study Suggests That Men Are Unwilling To Go Vegetarian Because It’s Not “Macho”

Study Suggests That Men Are Unwilling To Go Vegetarian Because It’s Not “Macho”

A new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests that decades of marketing have left many men unwilling to make the switch to a vegetarian diet because it is not perceived as "macho"

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Washington state wildfires rage on, leaving 3 firefighters dead, 4 injured

Washington state wildfires rage on, leaving 3 firefighters dead, 4 injured

Wildfires continue to rage in Washington State this week, as two towns are evacuated in the eastern part of the state due to direct threat from the fires. Governor Jay Inslee announced today that three

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July was the hottest month in recorded history

July was the hottest month in recorded history

Last month was the hottest month, ever; not in California or even all of America, but in the whole recorded weather history of the planet. Phys.org reports that the first seven months of 2015 were the

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New study confirms global warming is making California’s drought worse

New study confirms global warming is making California’s drought worse

Climate scientists have been keeping a close eye on the years-long drought plaguing California, looking for clues that might suggest how to cope with or even reverse the drought conditions. Although

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Islamic leaders urge Muslims around the world to slash GHG emissions

Islamic leaders urge Muslims around the world to slash GHG emissions

Following an international symposium, Islamic leaders are calling on the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims to work toward cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and adopt a 100 percent renewable energy

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The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius will debut on September 8

The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius will debut on September 8

It’s hard to believe that the current Toyota Prius has been on the market for almost seven years, but an all-new Prius is just around the corner. Toyota has confirmed that the next-generation Toyota

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American hunter deletes Twitter posts showing his young sons with the lions they killed

American hunter deletes Twitter posts showing his young sons with the lions they killed

Just when we all thought we were about as sick of trophy killing as we could possibly be, an Indiana father proves us wrong. In now-deleted Twitter posts published last July, Allen Tarpley proudly showed

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A massive sinkhole has reopened in Florida, two years after it swallowed a local man

A massive sinkhole has reopened in Florida, two years after it swallowed a local man

In February 2013, a surreal disaster struck a 1970s-era house in the town of Seffner, just outside of Tampa, Florida. Shortly after Jeff Bush settled in for the night, his brother Jeremy heard him

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“Firenado” spotted in Idaho’s massive wildfire

“Firenado” spotted in Idaho’s massive wildfire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rii8GRi3dZo Idaho’s “Soda Fire” has been ablaze since August 10th, consuming 280,000 acres of land in southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon. Last week, one of

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This ‘artificial leaf’ could be the cleanest, most efficient source of renewable energy on Earth

This ‘artificial leaf’ could be the cleanest, most efficient source of renewable energy on Earth

When we think of solar power, we usually think of solar panels but we should really be thinking about plants. After all, plants are the original solar power generators, turning the sun’s rays into

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Glass-bottomed sky pool will be suspended 115 feet in the air

Glass-bottomed sky pool will be suspended 115 feet in the air

Want a rush of adrenaline with your morning swim? Ballymore developers have unveiled an amazing transparent “sky pool” that’ll make swimmers feel like they’re floating through the air in London.

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Zimbabwe charges game park owner for illegal hunt of Cecil the lion

Zimbabwe charges game park owner for illegal hunt of Cecil the lion

In the wake of the illegal killing of Cecil—a 13-year-old black-maned lion and popular tourist attraction—in Zimbabwe, authorities have charged a nearby game park owner in association with the lion's

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