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Bento: A Solar Powered Way to Compartmentalize Your Smart Devices Like a Japanese Lunchbox

Bento: A Solar Powered Way to Compartmentalize Your Smart Devices Like a Japanese Lunchbox

As our number of personal smart devices grows, it seems we’ve begun to carry around a personal home office everywhere we go - laptop, cell phone, iPod - all jangling around in our bags. Hoping to

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Japanese Artist Cuts Hundreds of Butterflies Out of Books and Sets them Aflutter on Room Walls

Japanese Artist Cuts Hundreds of Butterflies Out of Books and Sets them Aflutter on Room Walls

We've been privvy to some pretty amazing art on Inhabitat, including this toothpick rendition of San Francisco. What many of these pieces have in common is the extraordinary patience associated with their

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Japan’s Green-Roofed Villa Ronde is a Self-Cooling Seaside Oasis

Japan’s Green-Roofed Villa Ronde is a Self-Cooling Seaside Oasis

The circular shape of the Villa helps protect it by deflect the strong typhoon winds that are common in the area. These same winds help ventilate and cool the interior of the Villa, thanks to the

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Wasara: Compostable Japanese Tableware is Ephemeral and Beautiful

Wasara: Compostable Japanese Tableware is Ephemeral and Beautiful

Give your next afternoon tea party or picnic at the park an elegant Japanese twist with Wasara's biodegradable tableware. Designed to be fully compostable, the line eliminates the need to wash up after

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Tokyo Hackerspace Sets Up DIY Radiation Monitors at Japan’s Fukushima Plant

Tokyo Hackerspace Sets Up DIY Radiation Monitors at Japan’s Fukushima Plant

As a result of last month's earthquakes and tsunami, many areas of Japan have been left without even the most basic necessities such and shelter and power. To begin to offer assistance to the thousands of

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Shigeru Ban’s Emergency Shelters Are a Safe Haven for Japanese Quake and Tsunami Victims

Shigeru Ban’s Emergency Shelters Are a Safe Haven for Japanese Quake and Tsunami Victims

Concerned about the ongoing stresses that would come with being displaced from their homes, Ban knew that while evacuation centers were providing a safe refuge to Japanese citizens, they would also become

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Ex-Container Project Provides Shipping Container Housing for Victims of Japan Earthquake

Ex-Container Project Provides Shipping Container Housing for Victims of Japan Earthquake

A group led by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects -- who designed the Bayside Marina Hotel we featured not long ago -- has formed the Ex-Container Project with the intention of using shipping containers as

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Join Global Pecha Kucha Friday in San Franciso and Help Raise Money for Japan

Join Global Pecha Kucha Friday in San Franciso and Help Raise Money for Japan

Pecha Kucha Night is a design community event that was devised in Tokyo in 2003 to bring together young creatives to meet, network, and show their work in public. This Friday the 16th, Yoshi's SF will be

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Researchers Say Garbage Island of Japan Tsunami Debris Will Reach Hawaii Beaches in One Year

Researchers Say Garbage Island of Japan Tsunami Debris Will Reach Hawaii Beaches in One Year

As if the numerous earthquakes, tsunamis and nuclear meltdowns in Japan weren’t bad enough, the resulting debris from the March 11th tsunami is now heading for Hawaii, and eventually to the West Coast

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China Plans to Cut Nuclear, Boost Solar Power Because of Japan Crisis

China Plans to Cut Nuclear, Boost Solar Power Because of Japan Crisis

In the wake of Japan's nuclear crisis, China has decided to cut nuclear power and increase solar power.

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Japan’s Nuclear Reactor Springs a Leak, Engineers Try to Plug with Sawdust

Japan’s Nuclear Reactor Springs a Leak, Engineers Try to Plug with Sawdust

Workers in Japan at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which was damaged in the March 11th earthquake and ensuing tsunami, recently discovered an eight inch crack in a maintenance pit that is

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Enchanting Japanese “Secret Garden” is a Soothing Rooftop Oasis

Enchanting Japanese “Secret Garden” is a Soothing Rooftop Oasis

The garden was showcased as part of the Royal Horticultural Society flower show's urban rooftop design category and truly takes the idea of a green roof to new heights (pun intended). While we've seen

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Molo Unveils Special Edition Japan Relief “Heartfelt” Hobo Totebag Lantern

Molo Unveils Special Edition Japan Relief “Heartfelt” Hobo Totebag Lantern

Our friends over at molo recently released their portable Hobo Lanterns to much fanfare and we just got news that the interior design duo has now unveiled a special edition version of the tote-shaped LED

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Japanese Engineers Unbelievably Repair Earthquake Ravaged Road in Only 6 Days

Japanese Engineers Unbelievably Repair Earthquake Ravaged Road in Only 6 Days

A Japanese highway demolished by the earthquake was as good as new after only six days of repair.

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Germany and Italy Cancel Nuclear Power Plans in Wake of Japan’s Crisis

Germany and Italy Cancel Nuclear Power Plans in Wake of Japan’s Crisis

The German government announced this week that it is accelerating plans to close its nuclear power plants, and Italy is following suit with a one year moratorium. The announcement comes in the wake of the

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Japan Sends “Monirobo” Robot into Nuclear Plant to Keep Workers Out of Danger

Japan Sends “Monirobo” Robot into Nuclear Plant to Keep Workers Out of Danger

Japan has a new worker to help measure and test the radiation at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant - and it happens to be a robot named Monirobo. Short for “Monitoring Robot,” the robot can safely

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13 Ways You Can Help Japan That Take Less Than a Minute of Your Time

13 Ways You Can Help Japan That Take Less Than a Minute of Your Time

Image by Jennifer Chong We know that there are already a ton of resources out there listing ways you can help Japan recover from the horrific events that have happened and are still happening there.

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Shigeru Ban Develops Modular Shelter for Japanese Displaced By Earthquake

Shigeru Ban Develops Modular Shelter for Japanese Displaced By Earthquake

With thousands of Japanese displaced due to last week's earthquake and ensuing tsunami, many are currently forced to make homes in local shelters lacking the comfort of even just a little bit of privacy.

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VIDEO: Cameron Sinclair Talks About How Architecture For Humanity Can Help Japan

VIDEO: Cameron Sinclair Talks About How Architecture For Humanity Can Help Japan

There's a long road to recovery for the people of Japan, and much still needs to be done to quell the chaos from the earthquake and tsunami. Architecture For Humanity, which is now in 10th year of

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Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Escalates, Helicopters Dump Water on Crippled Fukushima Plant

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Escalates, Helicopters Dump Water on Crippled Fukushima Plant

Military helicopters drop water on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in hopes of cooling the troubled reactors.

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Japan’s Earthquake and High Gas Prices Lead to a Shortage of the Toyota Prius

Japan’s Earthquake and High Gas Prices Lead to a Shortage of the Toyota Prius

Car dealers across the United States are facing a shortfall of Japanese fuel-efficient cars as rising gas prices and uncertainty about new shipments coming in from Japan have increased demand. Toyota and

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The Construction of Nuclear Power Plants to Change In Wake of Japan’s Earthquake

The Construction of Nuclear Power Plants to Change In Wake of Japan’s Earthquake

While the Japanese tsunami has reignited the concerns over nuclear power, one thing is clear - the rules governing the location of their construction are sure to change. One would argue that the

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Exactly How Bad is the Nuclear Crisis in Japan? Experts Disagree on the Severity

Exactly How Bad is the Nuclear Crisis in Japan? Experts Disagree on the Severity

While nuclear energy experts disagree on just how bad the current state is at Japan's stricken nuclear plants, there is one thing that they are all certain of: the situation could get worse.

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Radiation Fears Escalated by Continuing Problems at Japanese Nuclear Plant

Radiation Fears Escalated by Continuing Problems at Japanese Nuclear Plant

A third blast and fire at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station increase the risk of a full blown nuclear meltdown in Japan.

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Following Nuclear Plant Shutdown, Japan Initiates Month-Long Power Cuts

Following Nuclear Plant Shutdown, Japan Initiates Month-Long Power Cuts

Photo: DVIDSHUB After shutting down several power plants following an earthquake last week that was upgraded to 9.0 on the Richter scale, Japan's utility has announced plans to initiate a schedule

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Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Worsens, Radioactive Releases Could Last Months

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Worsens, Radioactive Releases Could Last Months

As Japan's nuclear crisis worsens, nuclear energy policies around the world come under scrutiny.

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How Will the Crisis in Japan Affect Global Nuclear Energy Policy?

How Will the Crisis in Japan Affect Global Nuclear Energy Policy?

As Japan's nuclear crisis worsens, nuclear energy policies around the world come under scrutiny.

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Japan Disaster to Seriously Disrupt World’s Electronics Production

Japan Disaster to Seriously Disrupt World’s Electronics Production

Photo © smemon87 Consumer electronics made in Japan are set to become very expensive or even entirely unavailable as manufacturers struggle to cope with the tsunami's aftermath. While most plants have

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Japanese Nuclear Plant Rocked by Earthquake, Nuclear Emergency Situation Declared

Japanese Nuclear Plant Rocked by Earthquake, Nuclear Emergency Situation Declared

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, March 11, caused massive damage and destruction, including the failure of a nuclear power plant cooling system.

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Google Aids in Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami by Designing Person Finder Tool

Google Aids in Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami by Designing Person Finder Tool

We're pretty impressed with Google this morning. In the wake of the horrendous earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit Japan earlier today, the search engine could be sitting around working on their

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