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Support the Hariyo Chowk Urban Garden Project in Kathmandu, Nepal!

Support the Hariyo Chowk Urban Garden Project in Kathmandu, Nepal!

The Sattya Media Arts Collective in Kathmandu, Nepal has set out to transform a vacant site into a modern adaptation of a traditional chowk, or town square. Dubbed Hariyo Chowk or “green

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MIT Team Creates Genetic Circuits From Bacteria That Remember Logical Functions

MIT Team Creates Genetic Circuits From Bacteria That Remember Logical Functions

A team of engineers from MIT has created genetic circuits in bacterial cells that can not only perform logic functions, but also remember the results. These functions can then be encoded within the

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New Report Shows Startling Connection Between Slowing Gulf Stream and Rising Sea Levels on the East Coast

New Report Shows Startling Connection Between Slowing Gulf Stream and Rising Sea Levels on the East Coast

Photo via Shutterstock Scientists project that on average, the world's oceans will rise about 3 feet by 2100, putting low-lying areas in danger, contaminating water supplies and undermining roads,

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Marcus Thymark’s Open-Source FilaMaker Shreds and Recycles Plastic for 3D Printing

Marcus Thymark’s Open-Source FilaMaker Shreds and Recycles Plastic for 3D Printing

German engineer and inventor Marcus Thymark is developing a filament-producing machine that allows 3D printing enthusiasts to grind up and reprocess discarded printed objects and other scrap plastic for

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Thin-Film Solar Power to Be Sold For Less Than Coal Power in New Mexico

Thin-Film Solar Power to Be Sold For Less Than Coal Power in New Mexico

First Solar Inc., the world’s largest producer of thin-film solar panels, will sell electricity at the rate of 5.8 cents per kWh in New Mexico - half the price of power from local coal plants. According

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More House: Cantilevered Home Makes the Most of a Small, Funky Plot in Spain

More House: Cantilevered Home Makes the Most of a Small, Funky Plot in Spain

The plot was almost square with a protruding band, so the best solution for this family was to stack the house vertically. The material palette used - reinforced concrete with a light timber facade -

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VIDEO: How to Save Money and Energy With a Programmable Thermostat

VIDEO: How to Save Money and Energy With a Programmable Thermostat

If your wallet is already feeling the pinch from your monthly energy bill as we head into the colder months, you'll be happy to know that you can keep those expenses down using a simple device called a

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Ocean Plastics Absorb Other Toxins, Become Even More Dangerous To Marine Life

Ocean Plastics Absorb Other Toxins, Become Even More Dangerous To Marine Life

Photo via Shutterstock Along with acidification and overfishing, plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats to the health of our ocean ecosystems. New research published in this month's issue of

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Das Haus: Striking House of the Future Blends Japanese Design With California Modernism

Das Haus: Striking House of the Future Blends Japanese Design With California Modernism

Concerned to eliminate the boundaries between the indoors and the outdoors, Nichetto designed a home that has plants everywhere: on shelves, in the bathroom, on the walls and there is even a small

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Vodafone’s Nearly New Program Introduces Pay-As-You-Go Pre-Loved Smartphones

Vodafone’s Nearly New Program Introduces Pay-As-You-Go Pre-Loved Smartphones

For pay-as-you-go cell phone users, using high-end smartphones can be a pricey investment. Vodafone, a UK cell phone service, has a nifty solution to the cost problem that also happens to be great for the

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Flower Power: A Bluetooth-Enabled Smart Sensor That Monitors the Needs of Your Plants

Flower Power: A Bluetooth-Enabled Smart Sensor That Monitors the Needs of Your Plants

Now and again, even the best green thumb could use a little help taking care of their plants. French electronics company Parrot just unveiled a new gizmo at CES 2013 called the Flower Power that makes it

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Liquid’s Peer-to-Peer Bike Share Program Makes Renting a Bike Easy

Liquid’s Peer-to-Peer Bike Share Program Makes Renting a Bike Easy

Visiting a city or live in a place that doesn't have a bike share program yet? Don't fret - Liquid is a new peer-to-peer bike rental marketplace that makes it easy to borrow a bike from individuals or

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Rutgers New Business School Designed by TEN Arquitectos Is Now Under Construction

Rutgers New Business School Designed by TEN Arquitectos Is Now Under Construction

The new business school will accommodate five academic departments and research centers organized in clusters. The site will include faculty offices, visiting scholar offices, and conference/meeting room

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Archer & Buchanan Create Amazing Hobbit House for Tolkien Fan in Pennsylvania

Archer & Buchanan Create Amazing Hobbit House for Tolkien Fan in Pennsylvania

It seems that everyone wants to live like a Hobbit these days. From pubs to chicken coops, Middle Earth architecture is sweeping the human realm. Vince Donovan, a Tolkien aficionado and collector,

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Henning Larsen Architects’ New Umeå Art Museum in Sweden is Bathed in Cool Nordic Light

Henning Larsen Architects’ New Umeå Art Museum in Sweden is Bathed in Cool Nordic Light

The museum comprises three vertically stacked exhibition halls, with the total gross floor area of 3,500 square meters (37,674 square feet). The large halls are supported by four legs that create a narrow

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Ancient Mithraeum of Caracalla Opens to the Public For the First Time Since the 19th Century

Ancient Mithraeum of Caracalla Opens to the Public For the First Time Since the 19th Century

Discovered only a century ago, the underground Mithraeum of Caracalla was once a worship center for the religious cult of Mithraism. Left untouched for centuries, and even a century after its discovery,

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Poseidon Undersea Resorts Finalize Design of Outlandish Submerged Hotel in Fiji

Poseidon Undersea Resorts Finalize Design of Outlandish Submerged Hotel in Fiji

There appears to be a common thread among current underwater hotel projects—they all take a staggering amount of time to get off the ground. Or, under the sea. Poseidon Undersea Resorts is no exception.

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Bike Zone Device Creates a Lighted Safety Zone for Night Cycling

Bike Zone Device Creates a Lighted Safety Zone for Night Cycling

Have you ever been freaked out riding your bike at night, surrounded by automobiles piloted by distracted drivers? Well, here's an innovation for safer night-cycling that might be hitting the market soon

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Shedkm Selected to Design $160 Million Redevelopment of Brighton’s Municipal Market Square

Shedkm Selected to Design $160 Million Redevelopment of Brighton’s Municipal Market Square

The 1.8 acre site is located just off the Grande Parade at the heart of Brighton City Center, and it has been left unused for quite some time. The new design will feature a central public plaza as the

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Urban Collage: An Energy Efficient Housing Development Made from Stacked Houses

Urban Collage: An Energy Efficient Housing Development Made from Stacked Houses

With apartments opening on two opposite sides, the project meets the highest standards of energy efficiency. The apartment blocks span the middle sections, while the single family houses are scattered

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Daniel Libeskind Transforms Old Flower Market into Dynamic Jewish Museum Education Center

Daniel Libeskind Transforms Old Flower Market into Dynamic Jewish Museum Education Center

Daniel Libeskind has transformed the site of a former flower market in Berlin into an education center at the city's Jewish Museum. The design of the Academy is angular and dynamic, resembling a roughly

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Striking Green-Roofed Rieteiland-Oost Island House Built With Sustainable Timber

Striking Green-Roofed Rieteiland-Oost Island House Built With Sustainable Timber

In addition to using only sustainable timber (and a whole lot of it for framing, external shutters that control solar gain, a beautiful spiral staircase, as well as decking), Egeon Architecten went to

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Gensler Hacks the J. Edgar Hoover Building To Envision the Office Building of the Future

Gensler Hacks the J. Edgar Hoover Building To Envision the Office Building of the Future

This past year Gensler worked on a plan to envision what an office building would look like in 2050 as part of the NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) competition. Gensler was named one

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Glass-Encased Malopolska Garden of Arts is a New Cultural Hub in Krakow, Poland

Glass-Encased Malopolska Garden of Arts is a New Cultural Hub in Krakow, Poland

The slatted outside of the MGA center extends over a partially enclosed garden area that beckons passersby from the street. The garden's roof is perforated to leave space for existing trees on the

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FREE’s Miami Chapel is an Innovative Church Modeled After the Pleats in the Lady of Guadalupe’s Robe

FREE’s Miami Chapel is an Innovative Church Modeled After the Pleats in the Lady of Guadalupe’s Robe

In an attempt to bring together all 27 Latin American virgins and create one unifying ecumenical structure, FREE has designed a volume resembling the pleats of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s cloth, with 27

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Josep Lluís Mateo’s Spectacular Filmoteca de Catalunya is a Modern Cultural Center in Barcelona

Josep Lluís Mateo’s Spectacular Filmoteca de Catalunya is a Modern Cultural Center in Barcelona

Situated in the middle of a bustling plaza and surrounded by apartment buildings, the concrete construction is a colossal cube monument that transforms the area. With the two cinema screens housed in the

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Buddhist Meditation Center Looks Like a Giant Barn With Many Windows in Rural Netherlands

Buddhist Meditation Center Looks Like a Giant Barn With Many Windows in Rural Netherlands

Corrugated steel is great for durability and cost and the mansard roof helps to create the expansive space, which comprises 26 beds in 13 rooms. There is also a meditation hall, library and a dining hall.

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SCAD Students Attend Class in a Spectacular Restored Medieval Village in Southern France

SCAD Students Attend Class in a Spectacular Restored Medieval Village in Southern France

The stunning stone village of Lacoste has changed hands numerous times over the last few centuries, and some of its oldest buildings date as far back as the 12th century. The region itself boasts over

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