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The facade of this Chinese art museum was inspired by the undulating curves of the Yellow River

The facade of this Chinese art museum was inspired by the undulating…

This art museum near Yinchuan, China mimics the flow and layers of sediment in the Yellow River. Located between the wetlands and the desert on the eastern outskirts of the city, the…

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400 Alaskan villagers are set to be the U.S.'s first climate change refugees

400 Alaskan villagers are set to be the U.S.'s first climate change…

Kivalina is a tiny, remote Alaskan village that sits on a barrier island some 83 miles above the Arctic circle, and the most recent estimates show that the village—home to 400…

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Pizzly bears are appearing in the rapidly warming Arctic

Pizzly bears are appearing in the rapidly warming Arctic

Climate change, hybrids, and bears, oh my! In an unusual twist of the climate change saga, polar bears and grizzly bears are increasingly interbreeding and scientists are taking note.…

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Lucy is a robotic sunlight reflector that brings light into every dark corner of your house

Lucy is a robotic sunlight reflector that brings light into every dark…

Every home has a corner that is so far from the sunlight, it practically feels like perpetual night. But this brilliant little device - dubbed Lucy - is about to bring the sun into…

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Modular POD tents connect to create multi-room camping getaways for family and friends

Modular POD tents connect to create multi-room camping getaways for…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t_fWoO8WuY POD Tents are rather spacious, with the Maxi design sleeping a maximum of eight people and the Mini up to four. Not only can connectors…

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Solar-powered Elevate Structure is wrapped in a living, breathing wall of green

Solar-powered Elevate Structure is wrapped in a living, breathing wall…

Family-run Elevate Structure Inc. is bringing gorgeous new contender to the rapidly growing collection of eco-friendly homes and constructions that seem to be catching everyone’s eye.…

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Frank Gehry to revitalize the LA River as

Frank Gehry to revitalize the LA River as "a water reclamation…

Frank Gehry is one of our favorite architects here at Inhabitat. We’ve been eagerly awaiting his designs for the next two buildings at Facebook’s California HQ and now we have…

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The WalkCar is a zippy electric vehicle that fits in a backpack

The WalkCar is a zippy electric vehicle that fits in a backpack

Anyone that has ever tried to park a car in a crowded city like San Francisco or New York City knows how much of a headache it can be with the packed streets and overpriced parking…

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Eduardo Catalano's iconic 65-foot metal flower blooms again in Buenos Aires

Eduardo Catalano's iconic 65-foot metal flower blooms again in Buenos…

Catalano's Floralis Generica stands at Plaza de las Naciones Unidas (United Nations Park), at one of Buenos Aires most affluent neibourghs, Recoleta. The 65 foot high flower…

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15-year-old invents zero-energy 'Vaxxwagon' to deliver live-saving vaccines quickly and efficiently

15-year-old invents zero-energy 'Vaxxwagon' to deliver live-saving…

A remarkable amount of effort goes into transporting vaccines to people who desperately need them, in areas of the world where fancy hospitals, cars, and refrigeration are not common.…

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Industrial modern Sawmill House is built from recycled concrete blocks

Industrial modern Sawmill House is built from recycled concrete blocks

Built on the site of a former gold mine-turned-sawmill, the Sawmill House references the site’s history with an earth-toned materials palette and rough sawn macrocarpa screens. The…

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The ESA launched kombucha into space to see whether it can survive

The ESA launched kombucha into space to see whether it can survive

The preferred fermented beverage of every modern flower child is currently bolted onto the outside of the International Space Station, exposed to the harsh elements beyond our…

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Design a Krakow Oxygen Home for a chance at a $10,000 prize fund

Design a Krakow Oxygen Home for a chance at a $10,000 prize fund

As one of the oldest cities in Europe, Krakow draws in millions of tourists every year; however, it's also home to some of the highest levels of air pollution in Europe. Studies have…

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Students use rippling carbon fiber to create an innovative architectural facade

Students use rippling carbon fiber to create an innovative…

In the past year, we’ve witnessed a large growth of composite applications in architecture. Last year we covered the IIT College of Architecture's FIBERwave Pavilion. This year,…

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Astronauts are munching on lettuce grown in space for the first time ever

Astronauts are munching on lettuce grown in space for the first time…

In what feels like a moment right out of Star Trek, members of the Expedition 44 crew on the International Space Station will eat the very first crops grown in space -- lettuce. Monday,…

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How to make edible LEGO jello shot minifigs for your next summer soiree

How to make edible LEGO jello shot minifigs for your next summer…

vegetarian lego, agar agar, agar agar shots, vegan jello, vegan jello shots, vegetarian jello, jello lego, vegan lego pieces, edible lego pieces, edible legos, alcoholic jello, jello…

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Citi Bike rolls out two new stations on Governors Island

Citi Bike rolls out two new stations on Governors Island

Citi Bike activated two new docking stations on Governors Island this week for its bike share program, which has racked up 2 million trips since its inception in 2013. This marks a huge…

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NASA's new web apps allow Earth-bound explorers to take a trip to Mars

NASA's new web apps allow Earth-bound explorers to take a trip to Mars

On the third anniversary of the Mars landing of NASA's Curiosity rover, NASA has released two new online applications that will allow Earth-bound explorers to take a trip to the…

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Gorgeous solar-powered and pedestrian-friendly housing development is coming to Turkey

Gorgeous solar-powered and pedestrian-friendly housing development is…

The Ahk Kundu development is strategically located 20 kilometers west from the city center at the edge of Antalya’s tourism zone, and within a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean…

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Wilmotte & Associés unveil the BREEAM-certified 6 Pancras Square in King's Cross

Wilmotte & Associés unveil the BREEAM-certified 6 Pancras Square…

Located close to Saint-Pancras station, the building is currently under construction and is due to complete in October 2014. The building's interface to the masterplan was conceived…

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Transformable Motus House changes with the weather

Transformable Motus House changes with the weather

This high-tech house transforms to adjust to different environmental conditions. By sliding in and out, specific parts of the house provide shading, additional insulation and protect…

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Amazing 'roller coaster' made of hundreds of cafe chairs pops up in France

Amazing 'roller coaster' made of hundreds of cafe chairs pops up in…

If most people saw 1200 chairs, they would likely think, "oh, we should stack them up," or "oh, we should line them up." If you're Baptiste Debombourg, you think, "Let's turn them into…

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Airbus just patented a hypersonic jet that would fly from NYC to London in 1 hour

Airbus just patented a hypersonic jet that would fly from NYC to…

A new hypersonic jet design from Airbus, which was just approved by the US Patents and Trademark Office, looks to create something of a successor to the now-retired Concorde. But,…

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Tesla unveils futuristic robotic snake charger for electric vehicles

Tesla unveils futuristic robotic snake charger for electric vehicles

Tesla is one step closer to making its revolutionary robotic “snake arm” charging system commercially available with today’s release of a video demonstrating the serpentine…

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12 eco-friendly backpacks for tweens & teens

12 eco-friendly backpacks for tweens & teens

The back-to-school shopping season is upon us, and that often means shelling out some hard-earned cash for another backpack that will likely not survive to see the following summer.…

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Giant reverse graffiti eco-mural cleans up Poland’s largest dam

Giant reverse graffiti eco-mural cleans up Poland’s largest dam

The Solina Dam, completed in 1969, generates 200 MW of electricity and was responsible for the creation of the country’s largest artificial lake, Lake Solina. The dam also serves as a…

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The World's First 3D Printed Room is a Mind-Boggling Baroque Interior

The World's First 3D Printed Room is a Mind-Boggling Baroque Interior

Hansmeyer and Dillenburger’s 3D printed “room” looks like a historic temple or an architectural fragment from a more decorative era. The room was printed in large chunks over the…

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Enter to win a pair of comfy cruelty-free faux leather shoes

Enter to win a pair of comfy cruelty-free faux leather shoes

Our sister site Ecouterre is giving away free and comfy, vegan-leather espadrilles—and winning a pair couldn’t be easier. Created by PETA and “footwear with a purpose’ brand…

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HOW TO: Learn How to Make a Mini Felt Planter to Green Your Walls

HOW TO: Learn How to Make a Mini Felt Planter to Green Your Walls

Step 1: Gather Your Materials Craft felt (preferably at least 21 inches long) Sewing machine and thread Scissors Pattern (print pattern here, cut out and tape together or…

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Vaulout & Dyèvre's Insectopia Installations Look Like Densely-Populated Bug Hotels

Vaulout & Dyèvre's Insectopia Installations Look Like…

Intricate conglomerates of small wooden dwellings populate the parks of the 13th arrondissement in Paris and look like tiny futuristic insect hotels. From a distance, the structures…

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Free Cat Cafe features colorful kitty skywalks and adoptable feline friends in Hoboken

Free Cat Cafe features colorful kitty skywalks and adoptable feline…

Wednesday 8/5 until Sunday 8/9 and the goal of the café is to get cats adopted and generate donations to help support North Shore Animal League America (NSALA). The Cat Café has…

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Students in Rotterdam are turning wasted fruit into a leather alternative

Students in Rotterdam are turning wasted fruit into a leather…

Food waste is a major problem across the world, and while food sharing and conservation programs are making a dent in the issue, some students in Rotterdam decided that they wanted to…

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New solar panel coating could improve efficiency by more than 30 percent

New solar panel coating could improve efficiency by more than 30…

Researchers at University of California Riverside have created a coating for solar panels that could improve solar photovoltaic efficiency by 30 percent or more. “The infrared region…

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Mobile school

Mobile school "walking classrooms" are helping change lives in Kenya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqdcj6ViCIc&w=537&h-302 In Marsabit County, Kenya, less than 15% of girls over the age of six attend school, and literacy rates are an abysmal…

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Yunak Evleri is a 5-star hotel built into ancient Turkish caves

Yunak Evleri is a 5-star hotel built into ancient Turkish caves

Many caves were carved out of the soft limestone cliffs in the region of Cappadocia, whose history dates back to the 6th century.  The hotel was completed in 2000 after extensive…

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Remote House is a sustainable modular home that can be anchored anywhere in the world

Remote House is a sustainable modular home that can be anchored…

Assadi's minimal home is mounted on metal pillars on the ground. It has two glazed facades that flood the interiors with daylight while framing stunning views into the Ocean and…

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Underwater "Stonehenge" discovered near Sicily is over…

Off the coast of Sicily, researchers have discovered a giant stone monolith submerged in a shallow channel. A report published in Science Direct suggests the man-made object was created…

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The world's fastest charging electric bus powers up in 10 seconds flat

The world's fastest charging electric bus powers up in 10 seconds flat

The world's fastest-charging electric bus, which takes as little as 10 seconds to completely recharge, is now in service in the coastal city of Ningbo, China. The bus, manufactured in…

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Staggered timber-clad Haus am Hang by MVRDV climbs a Stuttgart slope like stairs

Staggered timber-clad Haus am Hang by MVRDV climbs a Stuttgart slope…

MVDRV designed a timber-clad family home in Stuttgart with staggered, stair-like floors, each with its outdoor space and views of the surroundings. Haus am Hang, completed in 2005,…

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