A group of Brazilian scientists found that minced banana peels can remove toxic metals from wastewater up to 20 times better than some commonly used materials.
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When is cleaning the sidewalks a crime? When you’re doing it to create art. Obviously. A number of street artists around the world have taken to expressing themselves through an innovative practice
The cardboard structure can hold four passengers who, with the amusing charm of the Flintstones, take to their feet and run along the concrete roads. Attracting attention across the city, the combi causes
Gasland Gasland is the a visually provocative story by writer director Josh Fox who was inspired to explore the dangers of gas drilling when he was offered money to drill at his property in Pennsylvania.
This summer, Heinz will being using Coca-Cola's PlantBottles for all 20 oz. ketchup packaging.
This minimalist table by Brazilian designer Domingos Tótora appears to feature a collection of sandstones below a glass tabletop -- but its base has actually been created from recycled cardboard! The
The Eugenia House by Brazilian Architect João Diniz tells a story of sunlight, cool breezes and art. The home's tall, simple roof creates a large open living space that is light, airy and provides views
This Bahian house in Salvador is a five-bedroom home designed as a square with an interior courtyard. A reflecting pool on one side of the courtyard helps cool the air as breezes blow across it. Two large
Good news for aviation and biofuel buffs: TAM Airlines (Brazil's largest carrier) and Airbus recently completed the first jatropha biofuel-based test flight. The flight, conducted on an A320, was juiced
A group of students in Sao Paulo, Brazil, recently constructed a giant monkey out of thousands of flip-flops! Designed for the Pixelshow 2010 this fun sculpture currently lies innocently in a local park
More frightening than those bruises or arthritis, your old skateboards have come back to haunt you. Carved by designer Beto Janz, these creepy heads mysteriously started to appear around the town of
This Sunday MoMA will open their latest architectural exhibition Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement. This exhibit presents 11 architectural projects located in five
The Grid House sits on a parcel of land where walking paths converge, leading away to the jungle and off towards hill tops with views. This protected little valley comprises about 16 acres and it is the
Electricity's most fundamental riddle: How does it form in nature? Even centuries after Ben Franklin so famously harnessed lightning, recreating this natural phenomenon has remained an unsolved mystery
It's generally agreed the world over that transportation is the largest contributor to global warming. As such, governments have begun heavily investing in high-speed rail projects and other transport
Some consider wind turbines to be garish blips on serene landscapes. Not so with this Windstalk concept, which utilizes a series of 1203 kinetic energy-generating “stalks” to harness power.
Brazil recently unveiled one of its first eco communities equipped with wind and solar energy! A total of 58 houses in a village on the coast of the country have been built on the concept of zero waste --
The Dune Hotel is a prefab modular idea that is intended to fill urban niches and go where the action is. Emerging Brazilian Architect Guilherme de Vasconcelos wants us to take a look at those unused
Perched on the foothills near Camos do Jordão in Sao Palo, Brazil, the House For A Couple is a thoughtful residence made from low-impact materials that minimizes any disturbance of its site. The
We’ve seen numerous endeavors undertaken by individuals, organizations and government bodies alike, each attempting to bring our world into a more sustainable state of being. But even with all these new
Internationally-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava has just unveiled his latest work — a sleek and sustainable “Museum of Tomorrow” planned for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Situated upon
Reverse graffiti — removing paint or dirt from a wall to create a pattern — is a hot trend internationally, and many cities have had a hard time figuring out how to handle it legally.
Approximately 176 million pounds of cigarette butts are discarded in the United States every year. Usually they end up on the ground or in a landfill and leach their toxic chemicals into the water table.
Check out these cheerful candy-colored buildings! Murals are a fantastic way to sugar-coat concrete and brighten up otherwise drab buildings. Artists Haas and Hahn have adorned several concrete
Hey NYC! If you’re looking for a leisurely activity to fill this fine Sunday afternoon, head on over to the Meatpacking District to check out TOUCH’s latest exhibition “Interconnected.” Featuring
Recycling used electronics is great, but in some cases, there's an even greener option out there -- several charities accept used and even broken electronic equipment. These non-profits ensure that
This incredible concept for a self-heating piezoelectric shower combines inspiration from the human body’s circulatory system with technological innovations in piezoelectricity. The fluid web of piping
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