Our bodies are comprised of about 60 percent water, and to stay healthy, we need to drink 8-10 glasses of it a day—even more than that in summertime. But how safe is our drinking water? From lead paint
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The numbers are in, and in just six months a phenomenal 202,586 people have applied to join the very first Mars colony. Frequently dubbed a "suicide mission," the $4 billion Mars One non-profit venture
The United Arab Emirates just announced that it's setting up a Space Agency - and it plans to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021. The UAE Space Agency will capitalize on the country's strong aerospace
The Lodge sits on a diverse forest region in northern Patagonia and is a base camp at the Hulio Hulio preserve for ecotourists looking to spot a puma or explore the local waterfalls. The hotel is cone
http://youtu.be/qxLmYEUC70o Just one of the many displays, the Gulf Stream Tank will be open to the sun and sky and viewable from all five floors of the Museum, which will collect and reuse rainwater.
On June 6th, Fred Heutte's presentation to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council Natural Gas Advisory Committee blew away idea of abundant, cheap natural gas like a compressor station blow-down.
It's frightening to think, but one of every six people in the world today doesn't have enough safe water to drink. Within 30 years, thirst will spread to three-quarters of the world’s population. But
The term 'building science' is used quite often now in sustainable building circles, but much of what we understand of it can be traced back to the work of Dr. Joe Lstiburek, founder of
By allowing Cove Point Export Terminal to be built, the U.S. would be forfeiting energy independence and committing our world to runaway climate change. Despite warnings from climate scientists and world
According to new research, eating meat might be killing you - and the planet. A new study conducted by Loma Linda University shows that vegetarians and semi-vegetarians live 20% longer than people who eat
The concept for the Infoversum was dreamed up by the Univerity’s Edwin Valentijn, who approached Archiview to expand on the pop-up theater idea. Valentijn wanted a space where viewers could experience
Muniz first creates installations, or “paints” with materials such as sugar, peanut butter, or junk. He then photographs the piece to complete the final artwork. The photos at first look like
When it comes to radiation, fearsome disasters like Fukushima and Chernobyl capture the headlines. But for most people, the real radiation risk comes from the sun - and global warming could make the
When you think of earthquake country, you probably picture California with its all-too-frequent seismic rumblings. These days the state you should be imagining is Oklahoma. Between 1978 and 2008, the
A world devastated by climate change is like a night where The Day After Tomorrow, Planet of the Apes, and A Clockwork Orange turn on some Marvin Gaye, burn some incense, and hit the bed to breed a mega
In light of all the dire news related to climate change, rising sea levels and the natural disasters which have stricken numerous coastal areas around the world, we here at Inhabitat would like to
INHABITAT: What obstacles did you face in figuring out your design process, and what methods did you try before arriving at Pooktre? POOKTRE: There are many trees in our valley that have taught us much
Monsanto sits on the edge of a mountain not far from Serra da Estrela. The town overlooks the valley below, affording sweeping views of the region from many vantage points. The ancient population carved
"Do or do not, there is no try," Yoda instructs Luke in Star Wars. Larson doesn't need to worry about trying to add a little extra wonder to an already fantastic idea. Larson's Minnesota -based workshop,
Melting Antarctic sea ice is a major problem for the entire planet, but for emperor penguins, the situation is dire. Because their environment is vanishing at an alarming rate, the famous penguin’s
The new Mälardalen University building consists of a big but dynamic volume divided into smaller units. This decision not only makes the new building to adjust to the scale of the existing public bath,
Temple University physicist Rongjia Tao wants to build massive 1,000-foot high, 165-foot thick walls around the American Midwest to keep the tornadoes out. It may sound outlandish, but the proposal is
The Window Socket is an idea so fabulously simple, it's slightly amazing that we haven't seen one before. Designed by Kyuho Song & Boa Oh, the charger sticks to a window and draws solar power to an
Recent years have seen bees dying off en masse, but our flying friends may have found their salvation in an unlikely insect ally – a dangerously poisonous spider. A bite from a funnel web spider could
Environmentalists everywhere (not to mention the planet itself) can breathe a huge sigh of relief, as the UN just rejected a bid by Australia to revoke the heritage status of Tasmania’s rainforest.
Designer William Lee and Young Stellar Object have created A Glacier Adrift, a set of hand-crafted soaps that call attention to the dire threat of climate change. Inspired by the massive bodies of melting
A new study has revealed that extinction rates for plants and animals are currently 1,000 times higher than they were before humans arrived. The rate is so high, in fact, that the planet hasn't seen
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