DIY: How to create a vertical garden with upcycled wood pallets

DIY: How to create a vertical garden with upcycled wood pallets

If you were wondering how to turn your balcony or a small back yard into a green oasis, look no further: a pallet garden is an ideal solution that gives you the chance to plant a…

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PHOTOS: We explore the overgrown ruins of Berlin's abandoned Kulturpark

PHOTOS: We explore the overgrown ruins of Berlin's abandoned…

After walking through a forested trail on the edge of the Spree River, visitors were greeted by a giant brontosaurus and triceratops, which have survived the years with only a few marks…

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NASA-patented technology purifies Vittori Lab's greenery-filled AirTrain

NASA-patented technology purifies Vittori Lab's greenery-filled…

Even though trains are considered more eco-friendly than a pile of people driving their own cars, let's face it - they aren't exactly the freshest green places to hang out. So Vittori…

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Gateway Villetaneuse footbridge unfurls like a leaf over train tracks outside Paris

Gateway Villetaneuse footbridge unfurls like a leaf over train tracks…

The transportation network around Villetaneuse was recently upgraded, and though it was necessary, the project unfortunately created a division in the town's pedestrian network. DVVD…

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Facebook to test its enormous internet-beaming solar drone this summer

Facebook to test its enormous internet-beaming solar drone this summer

As part of their ambitious plan to bring internet connectivity to the estimated 1.1 to 2.8 billion people who are currently unable to access the internet, Facebook plans to conduct…

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Tesla now banned from direct sales in West Virginia

Tesla now banned from direct sales in West Virginia

On Friday, West Virginia became the fifth state to say "no way" to Tesla's direct sales model, banning the company from selling their electric cars within the state. West Virginia, like…

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Zero-Energy Bio Refrigerator Cools Your Food With Future Gel

Zero-Energy Bio Refrigerator Cools Your Food With Future Gel

In a valiant effort to rethink the ubiquitous refrigerator -- which has seen few design changes since the invention of freon refrigerators in the 1930's -- Russian designer Yuriy…

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Unexpected Aurora Skyscraper purifies air and water in Chernobyl

Unexpected Aurora Skyscraper purifies air and water in Chernobyl

The project, entitled "Unexpected Aurora in Chernobyl", incorporates air and water purification systems, as well as solar energy harvesting mechanisms that transform it into a kind of…

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2016 Smart Fortwo is a tiny, super-smart city car with lots of legroom

2016 Smart Fortwo is a tiny, super-smart city car with lots of legroom

The small Smart Fortwo is one of the best cars you can buy if you live in a tight urban space, like San Francisco or New York. Now it's even better, since Smart just unveiled the…

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Elon Musk says Tesla will launch a new product line on April 30 - but he won't say what it is

Elon Musk says Tesla will launch a new product line on April 30 - but…

Tesla's genius CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter, as is his style, that Tesla will release a new product line at their Hawthorne Design Studio on April 30. He won't say what it is,…

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Energy-Efficient Statoil Headquarters boasts an energy class B rating in Norway

Energy-Efficient Statoil Headquarters boasts an energy class B rating…

Back in 2009, A-Lab won a competition against 40 other entries to design Statoil's new offices. Located in a park-like setting in Fornebu, Bærum, Norway, the office is composed of five…

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MIT researchers 3D print superior bulletproof armor inspired by fish scales

MIT researchers 3D print superior bulletproof armor inspired by fish…

We can learn a lot from the nature, if only we know where to look. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology used…

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SKODA Man Pram makes strolling your baby manly

SKODA Man Pram makes strolling your baby manly

High beam headlights and 20-inch alloy rims with all terrain wheels. Oversized brake calipers with high spec brakes. It isn't the latest car, it's the SKODA pram for men. In one study…

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Miami Museum is hosting a day of art making for disabled children

Miami Museum is hosting a day of art making for disabled children

If you are in the Miami area today, stop by the Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum for a day of art making with your kids. The museum has invited all families who have kids with…

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Facebook’s new Frank Gehry-designed LEED-certified headquarters boasts a beautiful artistic interior

Facebook’s new Frank Gehry-designed LEED-certified headquarters…

Elevated on stilts above the parking garage, the long MPK 20 building is topped by a nine-acre landscaped roof that’s invited comparisons to New York’s High Line. The…

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Noah Oasis Skyscraper transforms offshore oil rigs into vertical bio-habitats

Noah Oasis Skyscraper transforms offshore oil rigs into vertical…

The skyscraper would function on three levels: it would address the urgency of damage control when it comes to oil spills, use the oil in a productive way and, on a long term basis,…

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Historic Florida home became makeshift Houseboat as it awaited a new plot of land

Historic Florida home became makeshift Houseboat as it awaited a new…

A historic Florida home has ended up stuck at sea after is was was evicted from its seaside plot. The owners of the hundred-year-old Stambaugh Cottage were forced to move it to make way…

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2016 Lexus RX 450h hybrid makes a bold statement at the New York Auto Show

2016 Lexus RX 450h hybrid makes a bold statement at the New York Auto…

Lexus has taken the wraps off the all-new 2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid today at the New York Auto Show. The fourth-generation RX gets new more dynamic styling with a floating roofline that…

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Bio-Pyramid turns Egypt’s ancient pyramids into a gigantic desertification-fighting skyscraper

Bio-Pyramid turns Egypt’s ancient pyramids into a gigantic…

The ‘Bio-Pyramid: Reserving Desertification’ proposal won an honorable mention in the 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition and was designed by David Sepulveda, Wagdy Moussa, Ishaan…

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TEST DRIVE: BMW i3 vs. Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive—which electric car wins?

TEST DRIVE: BMW i3 vs. Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive—which…

There are now more electric cars on the market than ever before and not everyone of them is alike, but two EVs will likely be compared to each other more than the others - the BMW i3…

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Chevy's new 2016 Spark city car is faster, stronger, and more efficient

Chevy's new 2016 Spark city car is faster, stronger, and more…

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These two homes reach toward one another to create a beautiful modern archway

These two homes reach toward one another to create a beautiful modern…

This lovely arched structure is actually two homes, composed together to create a unique archway that stretches across this residential street. Japan-based Naf Architect &…

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Leonardo DiCaprio is building a luxury eco-resort near Belize

Leonardo DiCaprio is building a luxury eco-resort near Belize

Award-winning actor and staunch eco-activist Leonardo DiCaprio is launching a new project: transforming a small island off the coast of Belize into an eco-resort and conservation…

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10 of the most gorgeous national parks you've likely never heard about

10 of the most gorgeous national parks you've likely never heard about

1. Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota Named after the voyageurs, the French-Canadian fur traders who were regular visitors through the area a couple of centuries ago, this national…

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Locally-Crafted Farmhouse Furniture Provides Sustainable Livelihoods for Workers in Rural China

Locally-Crafted Farmhouse Furniture Provides Sustainable Livelihoods…

These beautiful pieces of wooden furniture handcrafted by Scot Laughton are simple prototypes designed to be made locally by villagers in rural areas of China. The collection was…

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Viereck Architekten's green-roofed mountain chalets offer 360-degree views of the Alps

Viereck Architekten's green-roofed mountain chalets offer 360-degree…

Austrian architecture firm Viereck Architekten designed a series of wooden mountain chalets that offer otherwordly 360-degree views of the Alps. The buildings feature locally-sourced…

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Davide Rampello’s Milan Expo Pavilion Zero wins 2015 Wallpaper Design Award

Davide Rampello’s Milan Expo Pavilion Zero wins 2015 Wallpaper…

The upcoming 2015 World Expo in Milan received yet another major mark of distinction—the international design magazine Wallpaper crowned the Expo’s Pavilion Zero with the Wallpaper…

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Cellular Morphology Facade uses design to allow buildings to adapt to different climatic conditions

Cellular Morphology Facade uses design to allow buildings to adapt to…

The building's facade retrofitted with a new skin consists of multiple hexagonal components controlled through an algorithm that alters its density and attraction. Six functional zones…

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Times Squared 3015 skyscraper concept stacks a beach, a farm and a forest into one soaring tower

Times Squared 3015 skyscraper concept stacks a beach, a farm and a…

Want a beach or a redwood forest as a backyard, while still enjoying the convenience of a big city? The Times Squared 3015 design is an innovative lifestyle that brings great green…

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'The Burden' film shows how the U.S. military is fighting for a clean energy future

'The Burden' film shows how the U.S. military is fighting for a clean…

America's dependence on fossil fuels is the greatest long-term national security threat facing the nation. That is according to a new documentary called "The Burden" that held its world…

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China's massive toxic lake will make you question buying another electronic device

China's massive toxic lake will make you question buying another…

If you’ve seen images of the tar sands tailings ponds and couldn’t believe your eyes, hang onto your seats because this massive toxic lake in China puts Canada’s oil patch to…

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"Deep Skins" skyscraper concept takes inspiration from sharks for its…

Skyscrapers come in all shapes, these days, and here’s one more. This most unique part of this design is obvious from the outside. The building’s skin resembles that of a shark,…

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Gabriel Schama creates intricate wooden sculptures with laser-cutting technology

Gabriel Schama creates intricate wooden sculptures with laser-cutting…

These beautiful wooden sculptures combine natural materials and abstract Islamic and Buddhist patterns with the 3d printing technology. Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates these…

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Body-embracing Honest Chair is crafted from compound-curved plywood sheets

Body-embracing Honest Chair is crafted from compound-curved plywood…

The Honest Chair’s organic shape was inspired by the curvaceous designs of Frank Gehry. The complex construction process starts with a hand-cut foam prototype that provides the mold…

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Trans Canada officially halts construction of pipeline terminal due to endangered belugas

Trans Canada officially halts construction of pipeline terminal due to…

It’s official. Trans Canada has confirmed it’s canceling its pipeline port terminal in Cacouna, Quebec due to protest and concerns over potential impacts to endangered beluga whale…

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Celebrate Easter with these 6 fun vegan-friendly Easter egg alternatives

Celebrate Easter with these 6 fun vegan-friendly Easter egg…

Love the festive Easter spirit but wish it were more vegan-friendly? You’re in luck—we’ve rounded up six vegan-friendly ways to decorate Easter “eggs” to let you enjoy this…

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8 eggs-travagantly egg-shaped buildings for Easter

8 eggs-travagantly egg-shaped buildings for Easter

Josef Stöger's Bavarian Forest National Park Treetop Walk Josef Stöger's winding timber walkway isn't just in the shape of an egg--it's also the longest treetop walk in the world!…

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Soil is more affected by climate change than scientists previously thought

Soil is more affected by climate change than scientists previously…

Soil organic matter may be more negatively affected by climate change than even scientists previously thought. Plants, which send as much as 60 percent of their photosynthetically fixed…

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Beautiful eco-friendly timber frame home was built in just 10 weeks

Beautiful eco-friendly timber frame home was built in just 10 weeks

The two-story house contains a garage, four bedrooms on the second floor, and an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area on the ground floor. Large steel-framed windows maximize the…

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HOW TO: Decorate Easter eggs using flowers and foliage

HOW TO: Decorate Easter eggs using flowers and foliage

Easter season is upon us, and many families enjoy decorating eggs as a way to celebrate and spend time together. You're not stuck fiddling with messy dye kits from the grocery store,…

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