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Olafur Eliasson's Sprawling Stone River Landscape Takes Over the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

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NASA's New Space Solar Arrays Fold Like Extreme Origami Flowers

by , 08/19/14

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Bigger is better when it comes to space-based solar panels – but rockets have a very limited amount of room, so getting them into orbit can be a challenge. So where do NASA researchers turn when looking for solutions to this packing problem? Surprisingly, they look no further than the good, old-fashioned art of origami. Using an innovative folding technique, researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) and NASA created an 82-foot solar array that can fold down to just 8.9 feet when closed.

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3D-Printed Honeycomb Home Could Provide Housing on Mars

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David Rockwell Launches New Line of Luxury Prefab Homes

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Leaked Video Shows "Most Abhorrent Displays of Unethical Hunting Behavior and Animal Abuse Ever Recorded"

by , 08/19/14

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Hunting protected animals with semi-automatic weapons, running over animals with jeeps, and torturing animals before killing them; it sounds too horrible to be true – but a shocking new video shows that a company called Green Mile Safari allowed its clients to do all of the above. The terrible montage of animal abuse is so bad that the Dallas Safari Club sent a letter to Tanzania’s minister of natural resources and tourism stating that “without question, the video depicts some of the most abhorrent displays of unethical hunting behavior and animal abuse ever recorded.”

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Polluted Factory Transformed Into Garden-Filled Green Community in Lyon

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Bertjan Pot's Spectacular LED Chandelier Brings the Spirit of Disco to Any Room

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Studio Bertjan Pot’s new LED chandelier brings disco fever to any room! Lovingly called “Come on LED’s go!,” the oversized light fixture evokes 70′s dance floors with grids of multi-colored LED lights that sparkle on a mesh wire frame. The lamp’s dynamic diamond shape adds a modern touch to any room, and the long-lasting LEDs will keep the party going till the sun comes up. Bertjan Pot collaborated with Den Herder Production House to create the fixture, which is also available in more demure white LED bulbs.

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How a Gilded Era Manor Was Turned Into New England's First Net-Zero Home

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Kite Building Bricks Look and Snap Together Exactly Like LEGO's

by , 08/19/14

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Of all the LEGO-like building components we’ve seen over the years, Kite Bricks come closest to the famous toy bricks’ building technology. The blocks, also referred to as Smart Bricks, allow for a faster, cheaper and more precise construction than conventional building methods. The company estimates that using the Smart Brick system can lead to savings of 50 percent of the total expenses associated with building an eight-story building. The bricks are currently in the prototype stage and the company is looking to raise $3 million to go into production.

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SpaTap Transforms Any Water Bottle into a Pop Up Shower

by , 08/19/14
filed under: green gadgets

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Thanks to the new SpaTap, campers can turn an ordinary plastic bottle into a pop up shower! The simple contraption clips onto an ordinary water bottle to allow campers to enjoy a nice soak off the grid without wasting a pile of water. The must-have camping accessory was fully funded by on Kickstarter.

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Take a Glimpse Inside the Octagon's Stately Green Residences on Roosevelt Island

by , 08/19/14
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Help Girls Dream Big by Making the Dream, Girl Movie a Reality

by , 08/19/14
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We know the names and stories of male CEOs like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, but what about female entrepreneurs? What do their lives look like? That’s exactly what filmmaker Erin Bagwell decided to find out in her new documentary Dream, Girl. Inspired by the 663,200 companies started in New York by women last year alone, Erin and her girl gang team of producers interviewed three of these unique brands to learn about their struggles, their drive, and their stories. Check out the trailer above for a sneak peek and if you believe that girls should dream big too, please don’t forget to support the production of the film through Erin’s Kickstarter campaign here.

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7 Ways to Keep Your Eco-Footprint Lower than Your Tuition

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It hurts to say it, but summer’s almost over. Soon students around the world are going to be heading back to the accidentally-nod-off-while-studying sleep schedules and caffeine addictions commonly associated with higher education. With climate change all over the place, a lot of schools are instituting sustainability plans and initiatives, and many people are wondering what they can do to help in their personal lives. Here are 7 ways for students to keep their eco-footprints lower than their semesterly tuition bills.

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Could Your Morning Newspaper Also Fuel Your Car?

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Although many people now read the news online or on their e-readers, actual printed newspapers are still enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately all those papers add up to a lot of waste at the end of the day – but scientists at Tulane University have found a new use for the morning news: converting it to biofuel! The Tulane scientists have found that a bacterial strain, which they are calling TU-103, can actually turn newspapers into butanol to power cars.

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Washington, D.C.'s South African Embassy Gets a Modern Green Renovation

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See How This Handy New App Lets You Create Design Concepts Right on Your Smartphone

See How This Handy New App Lets You Create Design Concepts Right on…

A revolutionary new mobile app is offering designers the ability to use their smartphones or tablets to create concepts on-the-go. Board 2.0, from the masterminds at The Morpholio…

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DEET-Free Invisaband is Natural Mosquito Repellent That You Wear Around Your Wrist

DEET-Free Invisaband is Natural Mosquito Repellent That You Wear…

Mosquitoes are one of summer's biggest buzz-kills, but slathering on bug spray filled with toxic DEET chemicals isn’t a very appealing way to ward off the bugs either. That's why…

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Humans of New York Turns Its Lens on the Middle East in a Moving Series of New Portraits

Humans of New York Turns Its Lens on the Middle East in a Moving…

The UN enlisted Stanton to help his followers gain a more global perspective, as well as to help bolster the Millennium Development Goals, a list seeking to better the world with…

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28-Sq-Ft Bicycle Caravan is a Portable Home for Your Inner Bohemian

28-Sq-Ft Bicycle Caravan is a Portable Home for Your Inner Bohemian

This tiny mobile caravan offers micro-quarters on wheels to help unleash your inner bohemian. Powered by an attached bicycle, the 28-square-foot mini dwelling boasts a small bedroom or…

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Tour Deke's Tiny Dumpster House from 2 Broke Girls (VIDEO)

Tour Deke's Tiny Dumpster House from 2 Broke Girls (VIDEO)

If Deke's house seems familiar to you, it may be because it looks an awful lot like the real-life dumpster digs of artist Gregory Kloehn. Just like Kloehn's, Deke's place has a…

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