East River Skyway Gondola Could Get You from Brooklyn to Manhattan in Four Minutes Flat

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Villa Escudero's Waterfall Restaurant Lets You Dine at the Foot of the Falls

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The 4MM Jetpack Could Give You the Boost You Need to Run a Four-Minute Mile

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A four-minute mile is just a dream for most people, but not if the US Military has anything to do with it. DARPA (the Military’s research arm) is in the process of designing a jetpack that could help soldiers run faster. The jetpack sits on the back like a backpack and propels the individual forward. In testing, even with the additional weight, soldiers were able to run faster and with less energy. While the pack may make all the difference for a soldier in a combat situation, perhaps in the future it will also be available to those of us who just want a boost on our daily jog.

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Mischer'traxler's 'Reversed Volumes' Bowls are Cast From Fruits and Vegetables

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Vienna-based Mischer’traxler captured the textures and shapes of different vegetables to create a colorful line of tablewear. Called Reversed Volumes, the long-lasting ceramic vessels are imprinted with the forms of veggies and fruits, and each bowl is as unique as the piece of produce that produced it.

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Yesterday was Park(ing) Day 2014 - Send us Photos of Pop-Up Parks Near You!

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Yesterday was Park(ing) Day, and we’d love to see your photos of the most spectacular pop-up parks near you! If you’ve never heard of Park(ing) Day before, it’s a global event where parking spaces are re-purposed into mini park spaces for people to enjoy. It’s an opportunity for people to take the streets back from gas-guzzling vehicles for a day, and interact with one another in fun and creative ways. In past years, we’ve seen little libraries, mini golf courses, yoga spaces, and even faux forests, and we’re looking forward to seeing the day brought.

If you’re joining in on the Park(ing) Day festivities in your city, send us your pics and we’ll publish them on Inhabitat! Tweet us your photos at @Inhabitat with the hashtag #ParkingDay, or email us at editor[at]inhabitat.com with “Parking Day” in the subject line. Don’t forget to tell us where you spotted your Park(ing) Day park so we can share your find with other readers!

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Benjamin Verdonck's Turned Tree House Springs Up in Belgium

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Artist Heather Benning Turns an Abandoned Farmhouse into a Life-Sized Dollhouse in Canada

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How You Can Participate in the Largest Climate March in History This Sunday

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The largest climate march in history takes place this Sunday – and if you care about the environment and securing a sustainable future for people on planet earth we hope to see you there! The People’s Climate March is expected to be the biggest march since the Civil Rights and Vietnam era, and it takes place at 11:30 a.m. ET on September 21st, 2014. Read on for everything you need to know about this important event!

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Amazing Self-Driving Stained Glass Car Lets You Sleep on the Way to Work!

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Will Join the People's Climate March This Sunday in NYC

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In an unprecedented announcement, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon just revealed that he will be joining the People’s Climate March in New York this Sunday, September 21st. Showing his personal commitment to the issue, he told a press conference: “I will link arms with those marching for climate action. We stand with them on the right side of this key issue for our common future.” Read on for further details and to find out how you can join Secretary-General Ban!

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The Force is Strong With This Sandcrawler-Inspired Star Wars House in South Korea

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Conquer the Office Rat Race With a DIY Human Hamster Wheel Desk

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Everyone knows that sitting at your desk for long stretches of time can wreak all kinds of havoc with your health. But treadmill desks are expensive and jogging with a laptop doesn’t work so well, so what’s the health-conscious worker to do? How about joining the rat race with a human hamster wheel. With just a little bit of plywood, some skate wheels and some glue, you can build your own healthy standing desk thanks to Robb Godshaw’s brilliant DIY instructions.

 

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Cowspiracy: "The Film That Environmental Organizations Don't Want You to See"

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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a feature-length environmental documentary following a San Francisco filmmaker as he investigates the most destructive industry facing the planet today: large-scale animal factory farming. As he investigates, he encounters a surprising resistance to discuss the subject amongst the very organizations he expected to find leading the charge against the industry. The film then takes a two-pronged approach: exposing the environmental destruction caused by factory farming and investigating just exactly why the world’s leading environmental organizations seem too afraid to talk about it.

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Airbnb Unveils Four House-Shaped Pavilions in Trafalgar Square for the London Design Festival

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The Best Green Designs from Designersblock at the London Design Festival

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Abandoned Mines Make the Perfect Homes for Eco-Friendly Data Centers

Abandoned Mines Make the Perfect Homes for Eco-Friendly Data Centers

Underground clouds? Welcome to the future - data centers are starting to look at abandoned limestone mines as potential locations to expand their computing power. Aggregate Research…

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BOOK REVIEW: "Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth" Looks at Solving…

In Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth (Springer), authors Greg Matloff, C Bangs, and Les Johnson provide refreshing potential solutions for the human race to start looking at our…

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Willow Sculptor Tom Hare Crafts an Enchanting Glowing Tree House as a Surprise for a Friend

Willow Sculptor Tom Hare Crafts an Enchanting Glowing Tree House as a…

Long time friends Tom Hare, a celebrated willow sculptor, and Zoe Lathbury have always talked about the dying Cherry tree at the back of Zoe's garden and its potential for one of Tom's…

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Audi Nabs California's First Autonomous Driving Permit

Audi Nabs California's First Autonomous Driving Permit

Audi has a lot to celebrate as it has just announced that it is the first automaker to receive an autonomous driving permit in California. A range of new autonomous vehicle laws have…

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Henning Larsen's Day Care Center is a Green-Roofed Paradise for Children in Denmark

Henning Larsen's Day Care Center is a Green-Roofed Paradise for…

The architects chose wood and glass for construction of the minimalist, 1,350-square-meter Day Care Center, which provides space for 56 children aged 0-3 in one wing, and 80 children…

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