Become a card-carrying New Yorker with the new IDNYC municipal identification card

Become a card-carrying New Yorker with the new IDNYC municipal…

Here's your chance to become a real card-carrying New Yorker. On Monday, Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced the launch of an ambitious identity…

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Could this new spinal implant someday help people with paralysis walk?

Could this new spinal implant someday help people with paralysis walk?

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) have made a breakthrough that could someday help paralyzed people walk, run, or even dance again. After years of…

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Iowa capital suing neighboring cities over fertilizer pollution in water supply

Iowa capital suing neighboring cities over fertilizer pollution in…

Iowa’s capital city is testing the waters on a new way to keep fertilizer runoff from neighboring farms out of the two rivers that supply the city with drinking water. NPR reports…

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SHIFT launches wayfinding design competition for Raleigh’s Capital Area Greenway

SHIFT launches wayfinding design competition for Raleigh’s Capital…

North Carolina State University’s SASLA chapter launched SHIFT: navigation, a wayfinding design competition that invites students from around the world to propose signage solutions…

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Sami Arquitectos' stunning E-C House is an island retreat nestled among ruined walls

Sami Arquitectos' stunning E-C House is an island retreat nestled…

  The architects introduced large windows to every living room and bedroom, ensuring that the interior receives optimal amounts of natural lighting. These generous openings also…

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Bibliophonies is a public bench that dispenses music, text and light

Bibliophonies is a public bench that dispenses music, text and light

Near the newly-constructed L'Autre Lieu library in Bretagne, France sits a clever little bench that isn't your typical resting spot. Called the Bibliophonie, the bench dispenses sound,…

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Chevrolet unveils $30k Bolt electric car with a 200-mile range! PHOTOS

Chevrolet unveils $30k Bolt electric car with a 200-mile range! PHOTOS

We've seen our share of exotic (and expensive) all-electric supercars, but EVs will need to break the price barrier if they're ever going to reach mass appeal. Tesla is already working…

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Johanson3's electric cargo tricycles are the perfect answer for the modern commute

Johanson3's electric cargo tricycles are the perfect answer for the…

Commuting by bike is a great way to get around, but traditional 2-wheel pedal bikes have limited carrying capacity. If you love bikes and are looking to schlep around more than just…

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Support this Kickstarter campaign and you'll find a crop circle in your own bathroom

Support this Kickstarter campaign and you'll find a crop circle in…

Inspired by the magic of crop circles that appear around the world, designer Anatoliy Omelchenko has created a little bit of otherworldly wonder that everyone can revel in:…

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New smart bike warns cyclists of oncoming obstacles with a buzz

New smart bike warns cyclists of oncoming obstacles with a buzz

Biking through city traffic can put some cyclists on edge, but a new smart bike is helping riders keep safe by warning them about oncoming traffic. Developed by the Netherlands…

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Acura unveils road-ready NSX hybrid supercar at the Detroit Auto Show

Acura unveils road-ready NSX hybrid supercar at the Detroit Auto Show

It's been almost a decade since Acura stopped producing its legendary NSX sports car. Now, after years of rumors, concepts, and prototypes the supercar has been reborn as a…

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Obama's veto on Keystone pipeline will likely hold

Obama's veto on Keystone pipeline will likely hold

Good news for the environment: President Obama’s veto on the Keystone XL pipeline bill will likely stand, with the Senate being about four votes shy of being able to override his…

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Natural wooden skateboard is not barking up the wrong tree

Natural wooden skateboard is not barking up the wrong tree

French artist Mr. Plant has unveiled a built-to-scale skateboard from natural wood, including a bark overlay on the underside. Mr. Plant, also known as Christophe Guinet, designed this…

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Dramatic Video Captures Rebirth of the River Zin in Israel's Negev Desert

Dramatic Video Captures Rebirth of the River Zin in Israel's Negev…

Some lucky Israeli residents of the Negev Desert's Wadi Zim region got to see something truly incredible as a dramatic video posted to YouTube captured the rebirth of the River Zin.…

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Salt-grown potatoes could revolutionize crop production

Salt-grown potatoes could revolutionize crop production

Common knowledge dictates that most food plants can’t grow in areas fed by salty sea water. But a group of researchers in the Netherlands has found that perhaps that isn’t…

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Volkswagen previews Cross Coupe GTE hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen previews Cross Coupe GTE hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen has introduced their long-awaited new plug-in hybrid, the Cross Coupe GTE Concept. Unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, the new two-row crossover can…

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Voxel8 unveils world’s first 3D electronics printer

Voxel8 unveils world’s first 3D electronics printer

The Harvard-based Voxel8 team has created a 3D printer that makes fully functioning electromechnical assemblies. The printer uses special software that allows users to design objects…

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Evidence of life on Mars mounts with new research

Evidence of life on Mars mounts with new research

As the evidence grows, it's becoming more and more probable that there was once life on Mars. Nora Noffke, a geobiologist and associate professor at Old Dominion University in Virginia…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How digital technology is empowering your inner interior designer

INFOGRAPHIC: How digital technology is empowering your inner interior…

The advent of digital media like Pinterest and other mobile lifestyle apps has made it easier than ever to find interior design inspiration. But the amazing advances in digital…

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Incredible news: Tropical forests are absorbing CO2

Incredible news: Tropical forests are absorbing CO2

According to a new NASA study, tropical forests are absorbing more carbon dioxide (CO2) than previously thought, in response to rising greenhouse gases. Tropical forests have now been…

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Jersey City announces new bike share program that will be compatible with NYC's Citi Bike

Jersey City announces new bike share program that will be compatible…

Great news for Jersey City bike riders! New Jersey lawmakers and Alta Bicycle Share have announced that the city will soon be launching its own bike share program. Although no sponsor…

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Carbon House’s burnt wood facade is a playful reference to the clients’ love of cooking

Carbon House’s burnt wood facade is a playful reference to the…

Mjölk Architekti built the Carbon House for a couple named Katka and Honza, their three sons, and their pets. “Katka and Honza are cooking all the time,” write the architects.…

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The 2016 Chevy Volt is faster, lighter, and more powerful

The 2016 Chevy Volt is faster, lighter, and more powerful

The first Chevy Volt was first unveiled in 2008, and the second-generation vehicle improves upon the original design in almost every way. The 2016 Volt can travel 50 miles in…

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Turenscape’s regenerative wetland park cleans up a post-industrial landscape in China

Turenscape’s regenerative wetland park cleans up a post-industrial…

The Liupanshui Minghu Wetland Park was developed as part of a citywide campaign to improve the urban environment through ecological infrastructure. Turenscape’s design sought to…

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VIDEO: How to install Voltaic solar panels on your car

VIDEO: How to install Voltaic solar panels on your car

In the old days, if you wanted a solar panel, you had to buy one of those giant clunky things that were not only pricey, but also a real pain in the you-know-what to install. But times…

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Divooe Zein's stunning Siu Siu Laboratory of Primitive Senses reconnects people with nature

Divooe Zein's stunning Siu Siu Laboratory of Primitive Senses…

According to the architects, the lab aims to 'explore the environmental transition between urban space and natural forest." And they hope that local flora and fauna will creep into the…

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Super strong, lightweight cardboard bicycle costs just $10 to make!

Super strong, lightweight cardboard bicycle costs just $10 to make!

Gafni describes the beginning of his cardboard obsession as when he read about a man creating a canoe with the same material. He ran into his shed and began cutting and shaping his old…

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Interactive LED Arcade Cake is the coolest birthday cake we’ve ever seen

Interactive LED Arcade Cake is the coolest birthday cake we’ve ever…

If you want to go above and beyond the standard birthday cake, consider following in the footsteps of Alexander Treiber, a man who baked an edible, interactive LED cake for his wife’s…

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Is this the ultra-efficient refrigerator of the future?

Is this the ultra-efficient refrigerator of the future?

The classic refrigerator is one of the most power-hungry appliances in the home. Phononic is hoping to change that with a new solid-state refrigerator that is more reliable, greener and…

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Injured koalas need your DIY mittens to treat their burned paws

Injured koalas need your DIY mittens to treat their burned paws

In news of the painfully cute, injured koalas in and around South Australia are slowly recovering from burns they sustained as bushfires wreaked havoc on their habitat. Many of these…

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Archeologists discover 5,000-year-old underground city that could be the largest ever found

Archeologists discover 5,000-year-old underground city that could be…

A newly discovered 5,000-year-old underground city is being hailed as one of the largest in the world - and one of the top archeological finds of all time. The city is located in the…

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Hilla Shamia casts tree trunks in aluminium to create dramatic furniture

Hilla Shamia casts tree trunks in aluminium to create dramatic…

Shamia developed her technique while studying at the Department of Industrial Design at Holon Institute of Technology. High and low tables, square stools and long benches in the…

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'Bedroom In A Box' is the ultimate compact furniture suite

'Bedroom In A Box' is the ultimate compact furniture suite

Everyone has heard of flat-pack furniture, but this "Bedroom in a Box" takes the concept to the extreme. Latvia-based designer Rolands Landsbergs of Boxetti has created an…

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HOW TO: Whip up a creamy, dairy-free nacho “cheese” dip

HOW TO: Whip up a creamy, dairy-free nacho “cheese” dip

If you’re craving cheesy dip but need to steer clear of dairy, fret not—we’ve got an excellent no-moo recipe that’ll let you indulge in some creamy, dreamy goodness. Made of…

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Formerly homeless girl's non-profit provides supplies for the needy

Formerly homeless girl's non-profit provides supplies for the needy

Mariah was born and abandoned on Christmas Eve twenty years ago, but from challenging beginnings came something incredible. Mariah was inspired, after helping a homeless man one night,…

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Studio Souffle creates cushy portable spaces that can be inflated almost anywhere

Studio Souffle creates cushy portable spaces that can be inflated…

Here's a great way to start enjoying more of your daily activities al fresco. Custom designed and handcrafted by Studio Souffle, these amazing inflatable structures are portable designs…

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Dinosaur farts may have caused prehistoric global warming

Dinosaur farts may have caused prehistoric global warming

We know that today's cows are responsible for producing staggering amounts of heat-trapping methane gas, a major driver of climate change, but British scientists now claim that…

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Burn calories and charge your laptop while working on the WeBike

Burn calories and charge your laptop while working on the WeBike

Photo: Gizmag We're huge fans of stand-working here at Inhabitat, so when we spotted this cool work pod that channels the power of pedaling, we were immediately enamored. The WeBike…

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Misfit and Swarovski reveal the world's first solar-powered fitness tracker

Misfit and Swarovski reveal the world's first solar-powered fitness…

Gone are the days of replacing batteries and the inconvenience of plugging your device in to charge after Misfit and Swarovski revealed the world's first solar-powered fitness tracker.…

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PAL-V One flying car gives you the freedom to soar over traffic

PAL-V One flying car gives you the freedom to soar over traffic

Who hasn’t been stuck in traffic and wished that they could simply just hit a button and their car would fly over it? Flying cars have been a fantasy for decades and now they're…

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