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British Architect Designs First 3D Printed Element for Use in the Construction Industry

British Architect Designs First 3D Printed Element for Use in the Construction Industry

The ETFE plastic roof canopy of the 6 Bevis Marks building in London features a decorative sheath that is the world’s first 3D-printed component approved for use in the construction industry, according

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SmartPlayhouses are Tiny Modern Recreation Spaces for Kids

SmartPlayhouses are Tiny Modern Recreation Spaces for Kids

SmartPlayhouses offer a departure from plastic, brightly-colored prefabricated forts. Made with birch plywood, acrylic windows, and steel, the modern designs are worthy recreational spaces for budding

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Philadelphia Becomes First U.S. City to Ban 3D-Printed Guns

Philadelphia Becomes First U.S. City to Ban 3D-Printed Guns

Last week, Philadelphia's 10-member city council unanimously passed a measure banning the production of firearms made by 3D printers. In doing so, Philly has become the first U.S. city to outlaw a

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Translucent ‘Cactaceae’ Shelter is Inspired by the Geometry of Flowering Cacti

Translucent ‘Cactaceae’ Shelter is Inspired by the Geometry of Flowering Cacti

Muted lace-like panels keep the heat from the sun from penetrating the inside of the shelter while framing the views of the magnificent landscape. The geometric structure is made from triangular panes

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Siew Ming Cheng’s ‘Spike Away’ Vest Repels Pushy Passengers on Crowded Trains

Siew Ming Cheng’s ‘Spike Away’ Vest Repels Pushy Passengers on Crowded Trains

If you’ve ever been on a crowded train you know there’s no such thing as personal space when your head is stuck in the armpit of some random person. In an effort to shoo away pushy jerks on public

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Packaging Made from Tomato Plants Yields Safer Canned Food

Packaging Made from Tomato Plants Yields Safer Canned Food

A new bio-resin made from tomato plant by-products could make it safer to eat canned foods in the future. Although eating fresh food is great for our health, it can be troublesome on the wallet. Fresh

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Emoya Estate’s Fake Shanty Town Offers a Totally Tasteless South African Vacation

Emoya Estate’s Fake Shanty Town Offers a Totally Tasteless South African Vacation

Mocked by Stephen Colbert as "poverty porn," the Shanty Town sits alongside Emoya's five-star lodgings. For about $98 a night, guests can pretend to live the rough life, relieving themselves in "long

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Scientists Could Develop 3D-Printed Hearts Within 10 Years

Scientists Could Develop 3D-Printed Hearts Within 10 Years

There is a revolution underway, but it has nothing to do with politics. Stuart Williams, a researcher from the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, believes that advances in 3D-printing could culminate in

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Blueshift Helium is the World’s First Wireless Supercapacitor-Powered Speaker

Blueshift Helium is the World’s First Wireless Supercapacitor-Powered Speaker

Electronics that rely on batteries have the disadvantage of succumbing to obsolescence once their charging and discharging cycles have reached their limit, but one firm is moving away from that model.

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Hakan Gursu’s Unique Flame Stovetop Kettle Heats Water Up in a Flash

Hakan Gursu’s Unique Flame Stovetop Kettle Heats Water Up in a Flash

Hakan Gürsu's Flame is an eco-friendly kettle that's produced from 100-percent recyclable materials without any plastic. Inspired by traditional copper-kettles, the unique design combines copper and

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DIY Gift Idea: Make Delicious, Decadent Vegan Truffles

DIY Gift Idea: Make Delicious, Decadent Vegan Truffles

Many people seem to think that going vegan means giving up on some of the more decadent foods out there, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Just as there are sumptuous vegan cheeses and pates

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NOAA Says There is No Island of Radioactive Tsunami Debris Floating from Japan to US

NOAA Says There is No Island of Radioactive Tsunami Debris Floating from Japan to US

Good news! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration assures the public that there is no giant island of radioactive trash headed for the United States. Earlier this month, several news outlets

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8 Innovative Emergency Shelters for When Disaster Strikes

8 Innovative Emergency Shelters for When Disaster Strikes

IKEA Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelter This flat pack, easy to transport shelter was developed in collaboration between the IKEA Foundation and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR).

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Ford and Coca-Cola Unveil Fusion Energi Hybrid With PlantBottle Interior

Ford and Coca-Cola Unveil Fusion Energi Hybrid With PlantBottle Interior

Ford and Coca-Cola just unveiled a new Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle that features interior fabric made from the same renewable material used to produce Coca-Cola’s bottles. The companies

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Flow Bike Lanes Click Together Like LEGO Bricks for Safe Urban Cycling

Flow Bike Lanes Click Together Like LEGO Bricks for Safe Urban Cycling

Created by the Copenhagenize Design Company, The Flow is a system of pre-fabricated, interlocking modules made from a combination of 100% recycled plastic and wood. Each module snaps together to create

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Bendetto Bufalino Turns Old Police Car Into Deluxe Chicken Coop

Bendetto Bufalino Turns Old Police Car Into Deluxe Chicken Coop

What happens to chickens when they run a-fowl of the law? If they belong to French artist, Bendetto Burfalino, then the birds end up in a converted 1970's police car. Bendetto, known for his visual puns,

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Revolutionary Desktop CNC Wire Bending Machine Makes 3D Printers Look Played Out

Revolutionary Desktop CNC Wire Bending Machine Makes 3D Printers Look Played Out

3D printers are great, but what if you need to fabricate something larger than a basketball or stronger than a piece of plastic? That's the question that Brooklyn-based design consultancy Pensa asked

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ITKE Constructs New ArboSkin Pavilion with 388 Recyclable Bioplastic Pyramids

ITKE Constructs New ArboSkin Pavilion with 388 Recyclable Bioplastic Pyramids

The blueprint of the shell structure is based on a network of triangular shapes of different sizes. The double curved skin is made of 3.5 mm thick bioplastic pyramids that are mechanically assembled to

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IKEA Unveils Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters for Easily Deployable Emergency Housing

IKEA Unveils Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters for Easily Deployable Emergency Housing

Prior to the IKEA collaboration, the UNCHR was only able to provide tents or converted mass-shelters for the influx of refugees into countries around the world. Now, with IKEA’s help, these displaced

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2015 Kia Soul Electric Vehicle Will Have a Driving Range Over 120 Miles

2015 Kia Soul Electric Vehicle Will Have a Driving Range Over 120 Miles

Kia is hard at work on a new electric version of the 2015 Kia Soul, which is set to arrive in the U.S. next year. On the outside, the 2015 Soul EV will look almost identical to the standard Soul, and

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Here’s the World’s First 3D-Printed Metal Gun – and it’s Already Fired 50 Bullets

Here’s the World’s First 3D-Printed Metal Gun – and it’s Already Fired 50 Bullets

The first 3D-printed metal gun has been fabricated and it works frighteningly well. Solid Concepts, an Austin based 3D printing specialist, assembled the weapon using more than 30 parts created with a

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HOW TO: Prepare Healing Teas from Winter Trees

HOW TO: Prepare Healing Teas from Winter Trees

People have been using plants for both food and medicine for thousands of years, and most of us are probably quite familiar with several healing teas or infusions. Have you ever made peppermint tea to

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Vader 3D Printer Creates Objects with Molten Metal

Vader 3D Printer Creates Objects with Molten Metal

Father and son inventors Scott and Zackery Vader have created a revolutionary 3D printer that can create designs out of molten metal! The Vader 3D printer uses molten aluminum in place of plastic, and it

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Dozens of Venomous Spiders Burst from a Bag of Sainsbury’s Bananas

Dozens of Venomous Spiders Burst from a Bag of Sainsbury’s Bananas

A London mother’s worst nightmare came to life when she found dozens of venomous spiders crawling over a bag of newly-purchased bananas. Just as Consi Taylor was about to bite into one of the

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‘Beads’ Art Installation Made From Recycled Plastic Bags Pops Up in Israel

‘Beads’ Art Installation Made From Recycled Plastic Bags Pops Up in Israel

'Beads' is a community art installation made of used plastic bags that is located in a shopping center in Zichron Ya'akov, Israel. For a period of 2 months Noa Mer and Tali Buchler held an open activity

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Delicious Hard Apple Cider In 6 Easy Steps

HOW TO: Make Your Own Delicious Hard Apple Cider In 6 Easy Steps

STEP ONE: GATHER YOUR MATERIALS & INGREDIENTS Unlike beer brewing, which can be complicated and requires a plethora of specific ingredients, creating hard apple cider is relatively straight forward -

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Artist Sayaka Ganz Unveils Underwater Ecosystem Made From Recycled Beach Plastic

Artist Sayaka Ganz Unveils Underwater Ecosystem Made From Recycled Beach Plastic

We've featured Sayaka Ganz' incredible sculptures made from recycled materials in the past, and the artist just completed an amazing new installation at the Port Canaveral Welcome Center in Port

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Fiona Roberts’ Creepy Scopophilia Chair is Made From Hundreds of Repurposed Glass Eyes!

Fiona Roberts’ Creepy Scopophilia Chair is Made From Hundreds of Repurposed Glass Eyes!

The eyes have it in Fiona Roberts' spooky Scopophilia chair - which is made from hundreds of glass eyes! The Australian designer didn’t skin a hundred Furby dolls to make the eye-catching chair, but

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6 Haunting (But Eco-Friendly) Buildings for Halloween

6 Haunting (But Eco-Friendly) Buildings for Halloween

The Dragspelhuset Accordion House This is an 1800s cabin retrofitted to comply with Sweden's modern environmental building regulations. The solar-powered, off-grid cabin is owned and designed by

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FiberFix Tape is as Durable as Steel and 100 Times Stronger Than Duct Tape

FiberFix Tape is as Durable as Steel and 100 Times Stronger Than Duct Tape

The days of using duct tape as a go-to solution for fixing problems around the house (or leaky nuclear plants) might be numbered - FiberFix is a new super tape that is 100 times stronger. The high

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