Researchers develop printable, flexible lithium-ion batteries shaped like hearts

Researchers develop printable, flexible lithium-ion batteries shaped…

As design objects, batteries couldn't be more boring. They are wholly functional, featuring unimaginative square edges and wrapped completely in monotones. Batteries are designed to end…

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This new material could efficiently turn greenhouse gases into fuel

This new material could efficiently turn greenhouse gases into fuel

Many scientists have been eager to explore the concept of carbon capture, and especially the concept of transforming greenhouse gases into methanol for several years. It's an…

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Now you can rent a room in Japan's Nakagin Capsule Tower via Airbnb

Now you can rent a room in Japan's Nakagin Capsule Tower via Airbnb

Ginza's Nakagin Capsule Tower is a rare existing example of Metabolism, a post-war Japanese architectural movement that applied organic biological growth to architectural mega…

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MoMA's buzzworthy new statue sports a head made of honey bees

MoMA's buzzworthy new statue sports a head made of honey bees

Related: + Pierre Huyghe Via Yahoo! Pierre Huyghe beehive art

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Increased demand for lion bones threatens endangered species more than ever

Increased demand for lion bones threatens endangered species more than…

The king of the jungle is in more trouble than ever. Researchers are now warning that endangered lions could be targeted for their bones, in addition to all the other reasons hunters…

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Thoth Technology patents 12-mile-high inflatable space elevator

Thoth Technology patents 12-mile-high inflatable space elevator

The hardest part about space travel is actually getting to space. Tearing through Earth's atmosphere and escaping its gravitational pull requires a huge amount of fuel – and money…

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Naturepedic smooths the transition to a big kid bed with a safe, organic 2-in-1 mattress

Naturepedic smooths the transition to a big kid bed with a safe,…

Graduating from a crib into a "big kid's bed" is a big deal for most little ones, but it can mean a lot for parents, too. Not only does this represent the end of your child's days as a…

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Egyptian Teenager Creates Next-Generation Quantum Space Propulsion System

Egyptian Teenager Creates Next-Generation Quantum Space Propulsion…

An Egyptain teenager has patented a next-generation propulsion system that could send spacecraft to other solar systems—without using a single drop of fuel. While it is not quite…

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400-Year-Old Arctic Plants Frozen by Glaciers Come Back From the Dead

400-Year-Old Arctic Plants Frozen by Glaciers Come Back From the Dead

A crop of 400-year-old plants that were wiped out by glaciers have come back from the dead, BBC News reports. Researchers exploring the Teardrop Glacier high up in the Canadian Arctic…

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Patio Furniture Transforms into DIY Bike-Powered Generator

Patio Furniture Transforms into DIY Bike-Powered Generator

When riding a stationary bicycle, it easy to feel as though you aren't getting anywhere or doing much of anything other than managing a quick workout. The cardio is great, but what if…

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Wheel House: Acrojou Circus Takes a Circular Home for a Rolling Adventure

Wheel House: Acrojou Circus Takes a Circular Home for a Rolling…

Acrojou, 'The Wheel House' from Acrojou on Vimeo. Acrojou was formed in 2006 by artistic directors Jeni Barnard and Barney White. The Wheel House is one of the duo's six shows that…

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These super-customizable Monarch Tiny Homes cost just $22,000

These super-customizable Monarch Tiny Homes cost just $22,000

The 20 foot by 8.5 foot home is elegantly made and structurally strong, reinforced with structural insulated panels (SIPs). The exterior siding boasts an impressive composition of…

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How to win a free pair of PETA-approved vegan espadrilles

How to win a free pair of PETA-approved vegan espadrilles

Want a pair of shoes that’ll feel good on your feet and your conscience? You’ll love these cruelty-free kicks created by PETA and “footwear with a purpose” brand M4D3—and…

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Restored 1954 Flying Cloud Airstream in Mint Condition Travels Off-Road!

Restored 1954 Flying Cloud Airstream in Mint Condition Travels…

We love to see an old beat up bus or van restored to its former glory, but we especially swoon over renovated Airstream trailers - and this one is awesome. Originally used as an old…

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'Flo' is a washer dryer combo that lets women rewash and reuse feminine pads

'Flo' is a washer dryer combo that lets women rewash and reuse…

Too often, menstruation isn't just a biological issue, but a social one. In developing countries, the problem is even worse because lack of access to feminine hygiene products can…

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World's first off-grid Ecocapsule home to hit the market this year, shipping in 2016

World's first off-grid Ecocapsule home to hit the market this year,…

What is the Ecocapsule? It is a smart house powered by solar and wind energy which allows people to extend their off-grid stay almost to a whole year. The Ecocapsule can serve as a…

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Tokyo subways sprout underground farms

Tokyo subways sprout underground farms

Under the streets of Tokyo, there is a hidden secret that most people would never imagine - and it’s delicious. It’s not an off-the-map soba shop, but a farm. Tokyo Salad is the new…

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NOEM's futuristic Spaceship House is controlled by a smartphone

NOEM's futuristic Spaceship House is controlled by a smartphone

The Spaceship House is made up of three prefab modules built of Pyrenean wood in local factories that were then assembled onsite for a total construction time of 14 weeks from design to…

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It's so hot in Italy right now that cars are melting

It's so hot in Italy right now that cars are melting

The video above isn’t special effects or CGI. It’s a real mid-2000s Renault Megane estate, sitting in a parking lot in Italy, and it’s melting before your eyes. The scene was…

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Zero-energy Casa Rosset boasts fantastic views of the Italian Alps

Zero-energy Casa Rosset boasts fantastic views of the Italian Alps

De Carlo Gualla Architects had two main goals in designing Casa Rosset. The first was to develop a spatial organization that responded to the needs of the clients, instead of merely…

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Smog-containing jewelry supports the world’s largest air purifier

Smog-containing jewelry supports the world’s largest air purifier

If you're worried about air quality in your city, this might be your chance to do make a difference and have a beautiful piece of design to show for it! You can help fund an…

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Zaha Hadid Architects win Danjiang Bridge competition in Taiwan

Zaha Hadid Architects win Danjiang Bridge competition in Taiwan

Zaha Hadid Architects won the Danjiang Bridge International Competition in Taiwan, which called for designing a bridge over the mouth of the Tamsui River that flows through Taipei. The…

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Passive Musterhaus proves prefab homes can be big on style and space

Passive Musterhaus proves prefab homes can be big on style and space

At first glance, the most eye-catching feature of the two-story Musterhaus is its glazed corner facade that lets generous amounts of natural light into its double-height living area.…

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2015 Sukkahville winner Roots is a Jewish Sukkah made from grass

2015 Sukkahville winner Roots is a Jewish Sukkah made from grass

Swedish firm Ulf Mejergren Architects won this year’s Sukkahville, an annual international competition that seeks innovative proposals of the Sukkah, a temporary structure built…

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Freitag announces that their 100% compostable denim is about to hit shelves

Freitag announces that their 100% compostable denim is about to hit…

Finally, your favorite pair of pants is about to get greener because 100% compostable denim is about to hit the market. Freitag's "F-abric" denim is cotton free with a linen, hemp blend…

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20 kids transform a rough Pittsburgh neighborhood with solar art & charging station

20 kids transform a rough Pittsburgh neighborhood with solar art &…

When Jordan Blackwell and DaVontae Garner hit the studio to polish their latest rap composition, the Homewood teenagers were faced with the challenge of trying to rhyme…

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Famous freeway-crossing mountain lion killed in Los Angeles while crossing a freeway

Famous freeway-crossing mountain lion killed in Los Angeles while…

They call him P-32, but it’s not a stage name. Unlike many residents of Los Angeles, the male cougar known to the public since kittenhood tried his best to stick to his true nature -…

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Take a break from the wired world with this awesome signal-blocking offline chair

Take a break from the wired world with this awesome signal-blocking…

The Offline Chair works by physically removing the smartphone from the seated person, via a lined pocket in the side of the chair that blocks your phone’s signal so there won’t be…

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Can solar power pull Greece out of debt?

Can solar power pull Greece out of debt?

There are little signs for relief for Greece, as their government agrees to yet more harsh austerity terms in exchange for another bailout international creditors. The debt crisis began…

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Van hotels let you stay in NYC's hippest areas for as low as $22 a night

Van hotels let you stay in NYC's hippest areas for as low as $22 a…

There are many strange sights every day in New York, and each one is just as surprising as the one before. In the latest “you’ve got to see it to believe it” craze, people are…

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Can the dairy industry really be a clean source of renewable energy?

Can the dairy industry really be a clean source of renewable energy?

The Homestead Dairy farm in Indiana has been family owned since the beginning, when they started with nine cows in 1945. Now in its third generation, the farmers there have been working…

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Midcentury modern ranch is renovated into a spacious energy-efficient home

Midcentury modern ranch is renovated into a spacious energy-efficient…

Every year, Sunset Magazine chooses a site for its annual Idea House that best captures the “spirit of the West.” While the majority of Idea Houses are found on the West Coast,…

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Vo Trong Nghia's Babylon Hotel in Vietnam is wrapped in a flourishing veil of plants and vines

Vo Trong Nghia's Babylon Hotel in Vietnam is wrapped in a flourishing…

The Babylon Hotel is located at the coastal Naman Retreat Resort among eco-lux villas and bungalows. Created for relaxation of the body and mind, the hotel accommodates guests within a…

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MIT's groundbreaking mini fusion reactor could power the world within 10 years

MIT's groundbreaking mini fusion reactor could power the world within…

Engineers at MIT spend a lot of time figuring out how to make things better, faster, and often smaller. Now, powerful new magnet technology has led the way to a groundbreaking design…

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Majestic church is transformed into a gorgeous modern family home in Chicago

Majestic church is transformed into a gorgeous modern family home in…

If you’ve ever coveted stained glass windows, you’ll love this renovated church-turned-home nestled in Chicago’s Little Italy. Linc Thelen Design and Scrafano Architects…

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Sierra Club is pushing to kill 450,000 trees in the San Francisco Bay Area - SIGN this petition to stop the madness

Sierra Club is pushing to kill 450,000 trees in the San Francisco Bay…

Before Europeans moved into the San Francisco Bay area, the region was mostly grasslands and scrub, with very few trees. Through the generations, trees were brought in from other parts…

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The world’s first 3D-printed violin sounds like the real thing

The world’s first 3D-printed violin sounds like the real thing

3-D printing is the biggest game-changer for all sorts of products and now it’s taking the music world by storm. The first ever 3-D printed electric violin is here and it plays like a…

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Studio Muda upcycles wood pallets into furniture

Studio Muda upcycles wood pallets into furniture

Was asked to design a exterior set, consisting of one table and two benches, made from wood pallets. This objects should represent an original design and respect the principle of…

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Grove by SIXINCH lets you work, study and play outdoors with solar power-equipped furniture

Grove by SIXINCH lets you work, study and play outdoors with solar…

GREEN INNOVATION…DELIVERS PRODUCTIVITY, CONNECTIVITY, AND HEALTH BENEFITS WHERE THE SKY IS LITERALLY THE LIMIT. Outdoor living, along with the furnishings and fun that make it…

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The mysterious phenomenon of "hair ice" finally solved by scientists

Fungi could save the world, as Paul Stamets has been preaching for decades. The majority of carbon sequestration in northern forests is facilitated by fungi, clean-burning biofuel can…

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