Two electric planes just made history by flying over the English Channel

Two electric planes just made history by flying over the English…

The quest for zero-fuel transportation options is a competitive one, with innovators in various countries racing to be the first at any number of landmark achievements. This morning,…

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Smashing car windows to save a dog's life is now legal in Tennessee

Smashing car windows to save a dog's life is now legal in Tennessee

Astonishingly, each new summer season brings with it stories of dogs trapped in hot cars by their owners, as well as tales of the heroic passers-by who save them. Luckily for Tennessee…

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Mirrored beach hut reflects nature's beauty and beachgoers' curiosity in Sussex

Mirrored beach hut reflects nature's beauty and beachgoers' curiosity…

The installation of the timber structure was fairly simple, as you can see in the video above. The hut was delivered to the site with its walls already built, and the team needed only…

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Colossal Camera Obscura frames the picture-perfect Dolomites

Colossal Camera Obscura frames the picture-perfect Dolomites

The camera obscura is an old-school optical device predating photography. Comprised of a box with a magnifying lens or hole on one end and an angled reflective surface inside, camera…

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Student-designed Scalevo wheelchair can climb up stairs

Student-designed Scalevo wheelchair can climb up stairs

When a location lacks in wheelchair accessibility it can be a highly frustrating experience, and one that often makes it remarkably hard to maintain independence. But the all-electric…

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J Mayer H. Architects unveil modern Sonnenhof complex in Jena, Germany

J Mayer H. Architects unveil modern Sonnenhof complex in Jena, Germany

The small German city of Jena has an ultramodern new addition to it's historical skyline. J Mayer have just completed a 9555 m2 complex offering office, residential and retail space…

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Beyonce inspired this curvy luxury skyscraper in Australia

Beyonce inspired this curvy luxury skyscraper in Australia

The actual name of the building is the Premiere Tower, located at 134 Spencer Street in downtown Melbourne, which is the second most populated city in Australia after Sydney. Rather…

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Design a mixed-use development for Moscow’s waterfront—Win 4 million rubles

Design a mixed-use development for Moscow’s waterfront—Win 4…

The Moscow Government and real estate developer Capital Group launched an international architecture competition for the design of a mixed-use development on Moscow’s waterfront. The…

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This infographic visualizes the carbon emissions of the entire planet

This infographic visualizes the carbon emissions of the entire planet

If we are going to really start tackling climate change on a global scale, we are going to need to be able to identify the major culprits of carbon emissions. To help make the job…

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Bolivia's charming Wiracocha offers pilgrims a thatched adobe refuge

Bolivia's charming Wiracocha offers pilgrims a thatched adobe refuge

We found out about Wiracocha because its owner, Alfonso Choque Tricona, was also the captain of the boat that took us from Copacabana right across to the island. But instead of sailing,…

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This country was recently ranked as the world's most sustainable

This country was recently ranked as the world's most sustainable

A new study proclaims Sweden to be the world's most sustainable country. Yes, the land of Ikea has beaten out everyone other country on the planet -- and Norway is a close second.…

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ODA's "Room" lets you unfold a whole suite of furniture out of a box

oda, oda room, modular furniture, tiny spaces, studio apartment, studio apartment decorating ideas, small space decorating ideas, transforming furniture, double duty furniture,…

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Treehaus encourages a sort of

Treehaus encourages a sort of "urban foraging" at its woodsy Midtown…

More businesses are understanding that excellent design and sustainable decisions go hand-in-hand. The Midtown East Eatery, Treehaus, exemplifies that award-winning design can improve…

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Bureau A creates transparent birdhouses meant to remind us of the omnipresence of nature

Bureau A creates transparent birdhouses meant to remind us of the…

The "Migrant Garden" project consisting of 40 bird nests, designed by 40 different architects, meant to remind us of the omnipresence of natural environment which precedes architecture…

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Affordable community of tiny homes could revitalize abandoned railway tracks

Affordable community of tiny homes could revitalize abandoned railway…

Designed for an innovative housing competition, Small House on Tracks was envisioned as a livable low-cost commune for artists, students, and workers. Each micro unit measures 1.5…

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Crystalline Skylodge offers sky-high accommodations above Peru's Sacred Valley

Crystalline Skylodge offers sky-high accommodations above Peru's…

Getting to one of the Skylodge Adventure Suites is the first challenge. Visitors must scale the 1,300 feet up to where their accommodations are dangling, or use a zipline to hike the…

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U.S. Army develops new solar cells that are 1,000 times thinner than current technology

U.S. Army develops new solar cells that are 1,000 times thinner than…

Military research leads to a lot of cool technological advancements that can benefit the public as much as the troops. United States Army researchers have been working on improved solar…

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UFO-shaped Mazatlan Museum is heading to Mexico

UFO-shaped Mazatlan Museum is heading to Mexico

Fernando Romero Enterprise (FR-EE) have just unveiled their design for the UFO-shaped Mazatlan Museum in Mexico. The building's form, which resembles a minimalist alien spaceship, was…

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Drones will soon carry critical supplies to remote areas across Switzerland

Drones will soon carry critical supplies to remote areas across…

Snail mail is set to be a thing of the past in Switzerland, where testing is underway for unmanned drones able to carry packages up to 10 kilometers away. The Swiss Post has been…

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The London Underground completely shuts down for the first time in 13 years

The London Underground completely shuts down for the first time in 13…

At 18.30 BST on Wednesday, the entire staff of the London Underground went on strike, and thus the city erupted a distinctly organized form of chaos which is expected to last until…

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Playful Troels the Troll is built out of recycled wood pallets and scrap

Playful Troels the Troll is built out of recycled wood pallets and…

Named after Dambo’s assistant, Troels is, by the looks of it, a friendly giant encouraging of play as evidenced by the children’s swing it holds in its outstretched hand. The troll…

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Solar-powered Gingko tree charges smart phones in 2 hours

Solar-powered Gingko tree charges smart phones in 2 hours

Smart phones and tablets are now an intrinsic part of daily life, so we may as well charge them up in style. The solar-powered Ginkgo tree by XD Design allows you to do just that.…

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Show how you would improve a city for a chance to win tickets to Austria and the 2015 Ars Electronica Gala

Show how you would improve a city for a chance to win tickets to…

Do you have a creative idea for improving cities? If so, enter it into Ars Electronica Post City Kit Competition and you could win a trip to Austria to attend the 2015 Ars Electronica…

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Fern & Roby make high-end electronics out of reclaimed wood

Fern & Roby make high-end electronics out of reclaimed wood

  Richmond, Virginia-based Fern & Roby produces high-end furniture, audio, and hardwares that reflect the founders’ desire to celebrate the narrative and history of the…

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Bolivia's atmospheric Jardín de Asia features cozy cocoons made of natural materials

Bolivia's atmospheric Jardín de Asia features cozy cocoons made of…

The stunning Jardín the Asia is part of Los Tajibos Hotel, Santa Cruz de la Sierra's most luxurious accomodation. Envisioned by local architect Juan Carlos Menacho, it features a grand…

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Pope Francis chastises Ecuador's president in call for environmental protection

Pope Francis chastises Ecuador's president in call for environmental…

Ecuador is rich in natural resources and Pope Francis encouraged the people of Ecuador, on Tuesday, to keep it that way. Calling for the protection of the Amazon rain forest and the…

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idA's Greenhouse Botanical Garden Grueningen is a Parametrically Designed Artificial Forest in Switzerland

idA's Greenhouse Botanical Garden Grueningen is a Parametrically…

The parametrically designed pavilion is organized similar to natural cell division. Using the Voronoi diagram, which illustrates organization and spatiality of crystals and cell growth,…

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BYTR architecten's extension of a 19th century home combines old and new under one roof

BYTR architecten's extension of a 19th century home combines old and…

Rotterndam-based BYTR architects designed an extension of a detached 19th century home in the city of Zeist, in The Netherlands, and combined the two spaces under one roof. Mansard…

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NYSERDA investing $14.5 million to clean up power plants

NYSERDA investing $14.5 million to clean up power plants

Power plants state wide could soon be delivering cleaner, more efficient energy to customers thanks to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) new…

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Bjarke Ingels defies gravity with new office building for Philadelphia's Navy Yard

Bjarke Ingels defies gravity with new office building for…

Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard office park is home to a new project designed by starchitect Bjarke Ingels. The 1200 Intrepid office building will be the latest in a string of…

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Controversial LG office tower in the Palisades will be redesigned to protect beloved view

Controversial LG office tower in the Palisades will be redesigned to…

Thomas P. Campbell, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, said in a statement that “LG’s hearteningly responsible decision to lower the height of its planned new headquarters…

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Graypants' Mobius Lamp mimics flocks of starlings with sparkling cubes strung from fiber optic cables

Graypants' Mobius Lamp mimics flocks of starlings with sparkling cubes…

The Möbius strip or Möbius band has become a popular motif in design and it's easy to see why. It's challenging to come up with a piece limited to one surface and one boundary, which…

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This futuristic bracelet tells you how toxic your environment is

This futuristic bracelet tells you how toxic your environment is

Become a citizen scientist, simply by wearing this bracelet. Researchers at Oregon State University recently found that common silicone bracelets -- like those Livestrong bracelets that…

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Weed growers are a huge drag on Denver's energy grid

Weed growers are a huge drag on Denver's energy grid

The rise of legal marijuana in Denver may be bolstering the local economy, but meeting the demands is putting a strain on the local grid. With the pot business booming, the influx of…

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Stekke + fraas' Brutopia brings idyllic communal living to Brussels

Stekke + fraas' Brutopia brings idyllic communal living to Brussels

Brutopia is a sprawling role model of cohousing in Brussels, which combines residential living with urban gardening, business spaces and a service center in the Belgian capital.…

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Live off the grid and rent-free in the charming Wohnwagon mobile caravan

Live off the grid and rent-free in the charming Wohnwagon mobile…

The green roof helps insulate the home during the winter and cool it during the summer months. Triple-glazed windows punctuate the larch shell, bringing in natural light and framing…

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Tom Selleck sued for stealing tens of thousands of gallons of public water in California

Tom Selleck sued for stealing tens of thousands of gallons of public…

As California languishes in the worst drought in the state's history, the uber-wealthy are finding themselves "drought shamed" for wasting massive quantities of water, flouting…

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Circular Infinite Bridge provides panoramic views in Aarhus, Denmark

Circular Infinite Bridge provides panoramic views in Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus’ Sculpture by the Sea—Denmark’s biggest annual outdoor sculpture exhibitions—spotlighted nearly 60 fantastic art installations this year, and one of our favorites is…

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Local Motors to roll out world's first production line of 3D-printed cars

Local Motors to roll out world's first production line of 3D-printed…

Phoenix-based Local Motors has announced the winner of its most recent design challenge, which will be used as the basis of the company’s upcoming production line of 3D-printed cars.…

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Can the world's first underwater greenhouses revolutionize farming?

Can the world's first underwater greenhouses revolutionize farming?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1FpeRZGKUc#t=270 Italian divers at the Ocean Reef Group have taken the concept of new and sustainable farming ideas and blown it out of the water -…

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