Architecture firm Loguer Design recently unveiled plans for the Mexican pavilion that will be constructed at the upcoming 2015 Milan World Expo. Winner of a national competition, the pavilion mimics the
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How do you top crossing the Americas by car with the entire family in tow? If you are the Camper Clan family, you do it by setting a Guinness World Record by traveling 6,200 miles across the the United
Raindrop-Shaped Treetents by Dré Wapenaar These dewdrop-shaped Treetents by Dutch sculptor and designer Dré Wapenaar were originally created to make life a little more comfortable for tree-sitting
1. World's 14th Worst Air Polluter In their report Toxic Release Inventory, the Political Economy Research Institute finds that Koch Industries, which is 84 percent owned by Charles G. and David H. Koch
Brazil is on the verge of electing their Barack Obama. Except Marina Silva would not only be the country's first black president - but also the world's first green president. Silva was born into a poor
Plastic waste in the ocean is no joke - there are millions of tons of it out there, wreaking all kinds of havoc on sea life and the ocean's ecology. It’s easy to feel helpless, especially since the
The smartphone capital of the world has found an innovative and environmentally-friendly way to charge all those homegrown Samsungs and other mobile devices—Seoul, South Korea, is planning to install
For the first time, a patient has been diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. Although patients have been treated in the U.S. before, they had been diagnosed outside of the country and brought to
Remember those crazy rocks that were mysteriously sliding along the Death Valley floor when no one was watching? Someone finally caught the stones in action and we finally know what is making them move.
Inspired by the affordability of the material, Bilbao decided to build the walls using rammed earth in order to provide the home with optimal temperature control through its thermal mass properties. In
Shanghai to San Francisco in two hours flat? It’s possible, according to the Harbin Institute of Technology, which is developing a supersonic submarine capable of traveling at a blistering 3600 mph.
If you stop to think about it, it’s quite odd that we flush our wastewater into local rivers, isn't it? It flows away, only to be siphoned off and cleaned by the community downstream before repeating
A new study published in Science by the Scripp's Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego found that the earth's crust is slowly rising in the West "like an uncoiled spring" due extreme drought.
Everyone knows that without sunlight and air, life can’t survive, right? Wrong. Scientists have long suspected that life may be humming along in some of the world’s least hospitable environments -
This 1,000 sq ft desert oasis is the first prototype for a new flat-pack, prefab line of homes that minimize transportation and promote sustainability. Its shape was inspired by Le Corbusier’s
Colonizing Mars has been a science fiction dream for years, but designers have been toying with the notion ever since Mars One started popping up in the news. Jumping on board is MakerBot, which launched
Back in May, the Animal Planet channel was set to screen a sensationalist piece of clap trap posing as a documentary entitled, "Man-Eating Super Wolves." The production purports that wolf
Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond just discovered an amazing way to save thousands of lives taken by explosive land mines every year. According to a recent study by the
Image © Danny Hess His boards are often described by the surfers who ride them as “magical.” His website shows the broad range of boards he makes, from small summer fishes to big wave guns, all
Mining the moon to meet our energy needs may sound like the plot from a sci-fi movie, but China is considering doing exactly that. Helium 3 is an extremely valuable isotope that could be used in clean
Two of the main obstacles to the widespread adoption of solar energy are cost and efficiency. However researchers at the Durham, North Carolina-based startup Semprius have found a way to tackle both these
If LEGOs are marketed as the building blocks for a child's imagination, what kind of message is the toy giant sending by partnering with Shell Oil? Not a good one, says Greenpeace, which has launched a
Publik Coffee Roasters is located not far from downtown Salt Lake City in an up-and-coming district. The name Publik comes from the Dutch word 'publiek' for community, and it encapsulates the shop's ethos
In an effort to eliminate any doubt about the severity of climate change, graphic designer Milton Glaser has launched a campaign to change the language around it. Glaser, the designer of ‘I Heart NY”
Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing have made an alarming discovery: After surveying parks across seven Chinese cities, they found that those watered with recycled waste water had
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