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Exploring the Sustainable City With Harvard’s Ecological Urbanism iPad App

Exploring the Sustainable City With Harvard’s Ecological Urbanism iPad App

A new free iPad app is taking an iconic vision of sustainable cities and making it accessible to millions of tablet users in an interactive format. The Harvard Graduate School of Design has released an

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How To Make Vegan Baked Potato and Zucchini Latkes

How To Make Vegan Baked Potato and Zucchini Latkes

Latkes, or potato pancakes, are a staple of Hanukkah, but they're great for any occasion. Most latkes are fried in oil, so using an adapted recipe from bloggers Meet the Shannons (makers of these

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Bite Me: Edible Lamp Comes in a Rainbow of Juicy, Fruity Colors

Bite Me: Edible Lamp Comes in a Rainbow of Juicy, Fruity Colors

The idea of eating a lamp seems as ridiculous as Charlie Chaplin famously eating a shoe in The Gold Rush, but Vetterlein’s Bite Me is no joke. The glossy colorful lamp stretches out across any table

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What Hurricane Sandy Taught Us About America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

What Hurricane Sandy Taught Us About America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

Photo of a blacked out Lower Manhattan by Iwan Baan When Hurricane Sandy reached the eastern United States in late October, it wasn't a surprise visit - meteorologists had issued warnings about the

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Caleb Charland Takes Incredible Photograph of an Orange-Powered Battery

Caleb Charland Takes Incredible Photograph of an Orange-Powered Battery

Nobody makes renewable energy look as beautiful or curious as Caleb Charland. A professional photographer whose work is displayed in collections throughout the globe, Charland has been working on a series

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Bicycle Taxidermy: Honor Your Beloved Bike by Mounting it on the Wall

Bicycle Taxidermy: Honor Your Beloved Bike by Mounting it on the Wall

Looking for a way to commemorate your old bike? While attending the Royal College of Art, designer Regan Appleton, started Bicycle Taxidermy to memorialize his father's overridden mountain and road

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Tesla Motors Sued by Car Dealers in New York and Massachusetts

Tesla Motors Sued by Car Dealers in New York and Massachusetts

Tesla Motors seems to be on a roll lately with a lineup that includes not only the electric Roadster, but also the Model S sedan—which has just named Automobile of the Year, by Automobile Magazine. Even

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Hand Crank Cell Phone Charger by Eton and the American Red Cross Could Be a Lifesaver

Hand Crank Cell Phone Charger by Eton and the American Red Cross Could Be a Lifesaver

Hurricane Sandy has many people thinking about what they would do without power for days on end, particularly when it comes to the need to keep essential items like cell phones charged, ready and

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UK Researchers Create a Circuit Board that Completely Dissolves in Hot Water

UK Researchers Create a Circuit Board that Completely Dissolves in Hot Water

Recycling electronics is a challenge, particularly as they become smaller and more tightly sealed. But the National Physical Laboratory in the UK looks to change that with a newly invented circuit board

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Philips Unveils the Hue: The World’s Smartest LED Bulb

Philips Unveils the Hue: The World’s Smartest LED Bulb

The light bulb has come a long way since Edison introduced the carbon filament back in 1879. Even within the last couple of years, we have seen improvements in the modern LED light, including the

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Culinary Misfits Rescue Fruits & Veggies that Supermarkets and Restaurants Reject

Culinary Misfits Rescue Fruits & Veggies that Supermarkets and Restaurants Reject

Beauty is only skin deep - but try telling that to supermarkets who reject an apple or carrot with even the slightest hint of a blemish. Fortunately, there are those among us who are willing to look past

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The Natural Wood and Moss Keyboard Brings A Natural Touch to Your Computer

The Natural Wood and Moss Keyboard Brings A Natural Touch to Your Computer

Tired of the "cold and lifeless" aesthetic of modern technological objects, Robbie Tilton decided to warm things up a little by constructing a keyboard made from wood and moss. Instead of using the

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Retina Display MacBook Pro Included in EPEAT Green Electronics Registry

Retina Display MacBook Pro Included in EPEAT Green Electronics Registry

Apple's newest laptops just got a stamp of approval from the world’s leading green electronics certifier. The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) released its review of new

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Liege’s Reciprocity Biennale Explores the Relationship Between Craft and Industry

Liege’s Reciprocity Biennale Explores the Relationship Between Craft and Industry

Tom Dixon's "Beat Light Fat" lampes are inspired by traditional brass cooking pots. The pieces have been batted into shape by hand by northern Indian craftsmen, and are 30% industry and 70%

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GIVEAWAY: Win this Stylish Cruelty-Free Carryall from Matt and Nat (Worth $185!)

GIVEAWAY: Win this Stylish Cruelty-Free Carryall from Matt and Nat (Worth $185!)

The Raylan Sm by Matt and Nat is a chic vegan bag that can serve a multitude of purposes. Whether you're packing for a weekend getaway, seeking an attractive diaper bag, or looking for a secure way to

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Fruit Salad Trees Bear 6 Different Kinds of Fruit on One Plant!

Fruit Salad Trees Bear 6 Different Kinds of Fruit on One Plant!

They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but did you know a salad can? Over the past 20 years farmers James and Kerry West have developed what they called Fruit Salad Trees - one potted plant that can

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Vegan Matt & Nat Laptop-Diaper Bag (Worth $185)!

GIVEAWAY: Win a Vegan Matt & Nat Laptop-Diaper Bag (Worth $185)!

Want to win an elegant, versatile carryall for any occasion? Over at Ecouterre, we're giving away a gorgeous “Raylan Sm” bag by Matt & Nat that includes a padded compartment, lined with 100

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Amazing Natural Packaging: Cork, a Sustainable Classic

Amazing Natural Packaging: Cork, a Sustainable Classic

Photo: Background pattern of wine bottles corks via Shutterstock If you are involved in the creative community, you will have noticed the slowly-but-surely growing preponderance of cork as a material

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French Student Team Rhône-Alpes Wins the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe With Canopea House!

French Student Team Rhône-Alpes Wins the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe With Canopea House!

The top six homes in the final results of the 2012 European Solar Decathlon are: 1. Canopea House by Team Rhône-Alpes 2. Patio 2.12 by Team Andalucia 3. MED in Italy by Team Italy 4. ECOLAR by Team

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Design, Sketch and Communicate With Morpholio’s New Trace App – Now Available for Free!

Design, Sketch and Communicate With Morpholio’s New Trace App – Now Available for Free!

Created by architects, Trace addresses a number of questions about how a digital culture affects the way creative work and connect with one another. It has been predicted that in 2020, there will be 50

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Study Finds Broken iPhones Have Cost the US $5.9 Billion

Study Finds Broken iPhones Have Cost the US $5.9 Billion

The iPhone is undoubtedly a beautiful piece of industrial design - but poll the masses on what happens when you drop one and you'll see thousands of shattered screens. While a shattered phone may be a

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“The Square” Re-Imagines the Shape of the Classic Water Bottle

“The Square” Re-Imagines the Shape of the Classic Water Bottle

When it comes to water bottles, it's hip to be square. Made of stainless steel and BPA free plastic, The Square water bottle and its unique silhouette is the product of a three-year collaboration between

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Team Japan’s Omotenashi Solar Decathlon House Bridges the Gap Between Tradition and Modernity

Team Japan’s Omotenashi Solar Decathlon House Bridges the Gap Between Tradition and Modernity

The simple but elegant design of the exterior is mirrored inside, providing a comfortable and airy living area. The upgraded tatami mats (seen above) double as seating and bedding if required. As

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Guerrilla Grafters Secretly Graft Fruit-Bearing Branches onto San Francisco Trees

Guerrilla Grafters Secretly Graft Fruit-Bearing Branches onto San Francisco Trees

We've heard of guerrilla gardening, and we've heard of grafting plants -- but guerrilla grafting? That's new to us. For the past two years, a group that calls themselves Guerrilla Grafters have been

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17-Year Old Builds a Heart Monitor from a Simple Cell Phone

17-Year Old Builds a Heart Monitor from a Simple Cell Phone

Hand holding smartphone and heart monitor images via Shutterstock While some teens are twiddling their thumbs away on their phone, checking out Facebook, other teens like 17-year old Catherine Wong are

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Boosted Boards Skateboard is the World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle

Boosted Boards Skateboard is the World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle

Based out of Palo Alto, Boosted Boards was created by a group of outdoor enthusiasts and Stanford alumni who wanted their skateboards to do more, go farther and go faster. A Boosted Board is a souped-up

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Prefab Treehouse Riga is a Modular and Flexible Housing System in Lisbon

Prefab Treehouse Riga is a Modular and Flexible Housing System in Lisbon

Treehouse is a prefab housing system developed to provide flexible and efficient living. Built entirely from wood, Treehouse is based on sustainability and modularity. As families needs grow over time, so

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8 Healthy and Delicious Snacks for Back to School

8 Healthy and Delicious Snacks for Back to School

Little boy with apple image via Shutterstock Apples are great and all, but if you want to make sure your kids maintains good eating habits while at school, you're going to have to send them packing

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TEST DRIVE: We Drive the 2013 Ford Focus Electric in San Francisco

TEST DRIVE: We Drive the 2013 Ford Focus Electric in San Francisco

With the introduction of electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S and Honda Fit EV, do you ever wonder what it would be like to actually own one? A quick ten minute test drive at a dealership

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Skip Hop Backpack Filled With Green School Supplies (Worth $135!)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Skip Hop Backpack Filled With Green School Supplies (Worth $135!)

The new school year is fast approaching, and if you're looking for the perfect collection of green school supplies for one lucky kid, we've got the contest for you. Inhabitots has teamed up with a host of

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