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Chicago Launches Citywide Divvy Bike Share Program

Chicago Launches Citywide Divvy Bike Share Program

Chicago just launched its new Divvy bike share system on Friday after a two-week delay to address some of the problems New York faced with its new bicycle share program. Priced at just $7 per day for an

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Solar-Powered SunnyBot Directs 7000 Lumens of Daylight Into Your Home

Solar-Powered SunnyBot Directs 7000 Lumens of Daylight Into Your Home

What if you could have sunlight in every room in your home, regardless of its orientation? Solenica, a manufacturer of heliostats, made the SunnyBot robot to focus the sun’s rays and redirect them

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MODS International Donates a Shipping Container Home to Oklahoma Tornado Victims

MODS International Donates a Shipping Container Home to Oklahoma Tornado Victims

MODS International is a builder of shipping container homes and shelters geared towards temporary situations. Disaster relief is exactly what the founder had in mind when starting the company. Doug

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Why the Bees are Dying: An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem Found in Classic Literature

Why the Bees are Dying: An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem Found in Classic Literature

Image via Shutterstock I’m seeing news of bees’ demise everywhere. Most recently in Whole Foods’ visionary photo of its half-empty produce section in a world without bees. It brought to mind the

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6 Delicious DIY Iced Drinks to Keep You from Melting This Summer

6 Delicious DIY Iced Drinks to Keep You from Melting This Summer

Homemade Ginger Ale Most ginger ales that you'll find at the grocery store are chock full of high fructose corn syrup, preservatives and "natural flavorings" that are anything but natural. If you love

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The Fairphone is an Openly-Designed Conflict-Free Smartphone

The Fairphone is an Openly-Designed Conflict-Free Smartphone

Buying a mobile device these days can feel like signing a pact with the devil - and to make matters worse, it's difficult to determine where the parts were sourced and assembled and whether they were

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Whole Foods Shows Customers the Bleak Future of Produce Without Bees

Whole Foods Shows Customers the Bleak Future of Produce Without Bees

The decline in bee populations has been all the buzz lately, which led Whole Foods Market to team up with the Xerces Society to show us what a world—or at least, produce section—without bees would

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8 Tips to Keep Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables Fresher for Longer

8 Tips to Keep Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables Fresher for Longer

Broccoli + Lettuce + Celery Suffering from limp celery, soft broccoli, or less that sprightly salads? Keep these greens their crispest by wrapping them in tin foil before storing them in the fridge.

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Google and Motorola Team Up to Build the First Smartphone Made in the USA

Google and Motorola Team Up to Build the First Smartphone Made in the USA

Due to investigations into working conditions at manufacturing companies such as Foxconn, smartphone producers have been under pressure to provide products without sacrificing human health or basic

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Stockholm Data Center Saves $1 Million a Year by Using Baltic Seawater for Cooling

Stockholm Data Center Saves $1 Million a Year by Using Baltic Seawater for Cooling

Like all data centers, Stockholm’s Interxion data center gets very hot - and the company is using seawater to keep its servers from overheating. At its Stockholm facilities, Interxion saves about $1

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HOW TO: Make Homemade, Healthy, Organic Popsicles To Beat the Heat!

HOW TO: Make Homemade, Healthy, Organic Popsicles To Beat the Heat!

This summer's been one of the hottest yet, but if you're already sweating from the intense heat, you can rest easy -- I've got a sweet, refreshing treat that is sure too cool you down! Popsicles are a

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Bradley Hart Creates Hyper-Realistic Portraits by Injecting Recycled Bubble Wrap with Paint

Bradley Hart Creates Hyper-Realistic Portraits by Injecting Recycled Bubble Wrap with Paint

Where most people see packing material to be discarded after use, artist Bradley Hart sees a blank canvas waiting to be filled with pops of color. The New York-based Toronto native has been creating

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Voltaic Celebrates Bike to Work Day with Portable Solar-Charging Trailer You Can Rent!

Voltaic Celebrates Bike to Work Day with Portable Solar-Charging Trailer You Can Rent!

Today is National Bike to Work Day, and all across America, people are ditching their cars and trucks for a cleaner, healthier journey via bicycle. Our friends at Voltaic Systems joined in the fun to

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Announcing the Lighten Up LED Lighting Competition Winners!

Announcing the Lighten Up LED Lighting Competition Winners!

After weeks of submissions and an intense week of online voting, we're excited to finally announce the two winners of Inhabitat's Lighten Up! Lighting Design Competition. We received hundreds of entries

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San Francisco Drops Law Mandating Radiation Warning Labels on Cell Phones

San Francisco Drops Law Mandating Radiation Warning Labels on Cell Phones

Photo via Shutterstock Citing high costs and extreme resistance from the mobile phone industry, San Francisco has dropped a law that would have required a radiation warning label to be placed on all

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Gensler Unveils Triangular NVIDIA Campus for Santa Clara, California

Gensler Unveils Triangular NVIDIA Campus for Santa Clara, California

NVIDIA's massive new headquarters is set to rival those of California tech giants Apple and Facebook. The 250,000 square foot triangular structures conceived by Gensler, are designed to facilitate the

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Morpholio Builds on Their Design App with the Launch of ’7 New Tools for the Creative World’

Morpholio Builds on Their Design App with the Launch of ’7 New Tools for the Creative World’

Just under a year ago, the brains over at the Morpholio Project released Morpholio, a mobile and web-based app that created a new platform for presentation, critique and collaboration. They then followed

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Scientists Use Bees to Fight Fruit Tree Fire Blight

Scientists Use Bees to Fight Fruit Tree Fire Blight

Apple and pear trees are often at risk for fire blight, but unfortunately by the time a tree shows signs of disease it's too late and surrounding arbors have already been infected. Researchers at the

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America’s Favorite Sustainable Craft Breweries of 2012

America’s Favorite Sustainable Craft Breweries of 2012

This list of 6 favorite sustainable craft breweries was selected based first on the Brewers Association list of top selling breweries, which is determined by sales volume. Then we went to each brewery's

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KAUST’s Breakwater Beacon is a Naturally-Cooled Lighthouse in Saudi Arabia

KAUST’s Breakwater Beacon is a Naturally-Cooled Lighthouse in Saudi Arabia

KAUST commissioned Australia-based Urban Art Projects to design a contemporary lighthouse for the HOK-designed university, which was inaugurated back in 2009. Led by Daniel Tobin, Matthew Tobin and Jamie

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Take a Virtual Tour Through the 2013 HGTV Smart Home + See How You Can Win It!

Take a Virtual Tour Through the 2013 HGTV Smart Home + See How You Can Win It!

While the Smart Home is aiming for LEED Gold certification, it is arguably not what one might typically expect from a green home, (and HGTV makes this distinction—see more info on this here). The 2,400

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360 Beers Tested in Germany Found to Have Traces of Arsenic

360 Beers Tested in Germany Found to Have Traces of Arsenic

Beer lovers beware: Researchers in Germany have found traces of arsenic in hundreds of tested beer samples. Many beers are filtered with diatomaceous earth, a mined sedimentary rock that contains iron,

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Cantilevered Two Hull House Heated by the Earth Peers Over Coastal Nova Scotia

Cantilevered Two Hull House Heated by the Earth Peers Over Coastal Nova Scotia

Designed as a pair of "binoculars," the two pavilions also resemble ship hulls that are elevated to allow rushing sea water to pass below. The 32 foot cantilevers are supported on concrete foundations

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Back to the Future-Style DeLorean Taxi Cabs to Hit NYC Streets Next Month

Back to the Future-Style DeLorean Taxi Cabs to Hit NYC Streets Next Month

If you've always dreamed of getting around like Marty McFly, you'll definitely want to head to the Big Apple next month. The city just approved the roll-out of a new fleet of super-futuristic DeLorean

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Are We on the Verge of a Smartwatch Arms Race?

Are We on the Verge of a Smartwatch Arms Race?

Just when you thought that your phone was the only gadget you need to worry about, the battle is beginning to heat up over smartwatches. Samsung recently revealed its plans to release a wristwatch-style

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Google Glass Augmented Reality Glasses Will be Made on US Soil

Google Glass Augmented Reality Glasses Will be Made on US Soil

Google is set to begin shipping its first set of Google Glass headsets to a select group of approved users - and although the glasses components were made by Taiwanese Hon Hai Precision Industry, they

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Detroit Electric to Debut Battery-Powered US-Made Sports Car Next Month

Detroit Electric to Debut Battery-Powered US-Made Sports Car Next Month

After five years of silence, Detroit Electric has resurfaced with the announcement that they will debut a battery-powered two-seater sports car on April 3rd. Headed up by former Lotus executive and

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People People’s Transparent Speaker is a Crowdfunded DIY Megahit

People People’s Transparent Speaker is a Crowdfunded DIY Megahit

What if you could listen to your favorite music on a stylish and environmentally friendly sound system that seamlessly blends into your home environment? That's exactly what the creatives at Swedish

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LAST DAY TO VOTE: Vote for Your Favorite Images in the LightCollector Photo Contest!

LAST DAY TO VOTE: Vote for Your Favorite Images in the LightCollector Photo Contest!

LAST DAY TO VOTE! We've received over 300 incredible light-inspired photographs in our LightCollector photography contest over the past few weeks, and we've been calling on you to vote for your

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Smart Collaborates with Designer Jeremy Scott to Fashionize the Electric Car

Smart Collaborates with Designer Jeremy Scott to Fashionize the Electric Car

Image courtesy of smart Jeremy Scott has become known for the wings that make an appearance on sweatshirts, sunglasses and sneakers in his many fashion collections. Building on his trademark, wings are

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