6 Awesome (and Unexpected) International Cities That are Great for Cyclists

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The Summer Cave is a Tranquil Italian Restaurant Tucked into a Cozy Sea Cave

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Amazing Solar-Powered Machine Creates News from Social Media at Milan Design Week

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Dezeen and Space Caviar, which is led by former Domus editor Joseph Grima, created a publication specially designed for those who suffer from the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). Created for this year’s Milan Design Week, the free FOMO publication is automatically generated by an algorithmic journalism machine that takes content from social media and conferences during the event.

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TONIGHT: Cities by Water: Solutions from Copenhagen and New York Discussion at the Center for Architecture

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The mass destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy was unprecedented for many New Yorkers, but serious floods are nothing new for cities like Copenhagen. In order to open up a dialogue about important lessons we can learn from Copenhagen’s experience, the Consulate General of Denmark and AIA New York will be hosting “Cities by Water”, a keynote conversation between architect Bjarke Ingels and the City Architect of Copenhagen, Tina Saaby, with a panel discussion including Henk Ovink, Senior Advisor of the HUD/Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and Roland Lewis from the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance. The event will take place tonight from 6-8pm at the Center for Architecture in New York (536 LaGuardia Place NY, NY 10012). Click here for more information and to register.

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Canada's New Moriyama RAIC International Prize to Rival the Pritzker and Stirling Prizes

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The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and architect Raymond Moriyama have launched the new biannual Moriyama RAIC International Prize, which will rival the renowned Pritzker and Stirling Prizes. The $100,000 CAD prize will be awarded every two years to a project or even a non-architect for their contribution to the built environment.

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Brooklyn's Barclays Center to Sprout a Giant Green Roof

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While the Brooklyn Nets are positioning themselves for the NBA postseason, their home arena just scored a victory for the environment. NYC-based Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) and Shanghai-based Greenland Group Company are teaming up to install a new green roof atop Barclays Center designed by SHoP Architects. The entertainment and sports venue at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues has already achieved LEED Silver certification for its sustainable design and construction methods, and will now be topped off with a 130,000-square-foot planted roof.

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Rebuild by Design Competition Unveils Shortlist of Proposals for a Resilient Post-Sandy World

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Deimel Oelschläger Architekten Unveil Daylit Zero-Emission Apartment Building in Berlin

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Natural Machine’s Lynette Kucsma About the Foodini 3D Food Printer

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Gleaming Pop-Up Habitat Made from Repurposed Photographic Reflective Panels Packs Down in a Jiffy

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World's Biggest Online Whale Meat Retailer Ends All Whale Product Sales

by , 04/07/14
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Rakuten, Japan’s biggest online retailer, has announced that it will no longer sell whale and dolphin meat after the International Court of Justice ordered all whale hunting in the southern ocean to stop. Rakuten was identified by the Environmental Investigation Agency as the world’s biggest online retail source for whale and ivory products, drawing unwelcome attention to its business model.

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Tiny Baobed Treehouse is a Cocoon-Like Sleeping Pod for Adventure Seekers

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TAG Heuer's New Meridiist Infinite Phone Uses a Hidden Solar Panel to Stay Charged Forever

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Best known for stylish watches that cost as much as a used car, TAG Heuer recently announced plans to launch into the smartphone market. The Switzerland-based firm enjoys creating modern technologies that have a timeless feel, and its chronographs are worn by Wall St. executives and professional athletes alike. No doubt TAG hopes the same crowd will leap at the chance to pocket its Meridiist Infinite phone, a “communication instrument” the company claims will stay charged forever thanks to an invisible photovoltaic component built into the sapphire crystal screen.

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Flowers Top Awesome Shipping Container Guest House in Texas

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Tesla Model S Breaks 28-Year-Old Sales Record in Norway

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The Tesla Model S has only been on sale in Norway for less than a year, but the electric car has already broken a 28-year-old monthly sales record. Last month Tesla sold 1,493 Model S sedans in Norway, outselling every other vehicle in the country.

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Underwater Ocean Energy Turbine Harvests Vast & Powerful Marine Currents

Underwater Ocean Energy Turbine Harvests Vast & Powerful Marine…

According to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, if you utilized just 1/1000th of the energy potential available in the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic, you could supply Florida with 35%…

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Frank Gehry and Foster & Partners Unveil Designs for Battersea Power Station

Frank Gehry and Foster & Partners Unveil Designs for Battersea Power…

To the east of The Electric Boulevard, Los Angeles-based Gehry Partners designed Prospect Place, a cluster of five mixed-use buildings with twisted and rippled facades matching Gehry's…

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Project Little Dream Funds Inspiring Bamboo Thom Mun Community Center and School in Cambodia

Project Little Dream Funds Inspiring Bamboo Thom Mun Community Center…

The main building is composed of two classrooms, both of which are wrapped in breathable bamboo screens. Space between the two classrooms have been converted to a shaded rest area…

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Green Cement Made From Toilets and Bathtubs May be Stronger Than Traditional Mixtures

Green Cement Made From Toilets and Bathtubs May be Stronger Than…

An international team comprised of English, Spanish, and Brazilian researchers may have developed a new type of cement made from ceramic waste such as toilets, bathtubs, and basins. And…

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Singapore-Based Engineers Debut the World’s First Open-Source Laptop

Singapore-Based Engineers Debut the World’s First Open-Source Laptop

With most Laptops, what you buy is what you get. But two Singapore-based engineers Andrew “Bunnie” Huang and Sean "xobs" Cross want to change the market with a transparent notebook…

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