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Inhabitat’s top 6 green technology and science stories of 2014

Inhabitat’s top 6 green technology and science stories of 2014

This year there was a range of technological innovations that could not only improve our lives but help save the planet as well. We saw a group of 16-year old girls who revolutionized crop yields, an

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New study confirms ‘Limits to Growth’ prediction of imminent global collapse

New study confirms ‘Limits to Growth’ prediction of imminent global collapse

The book Limits to Growth - a 1972 harbinger of the "death of the planet" - was largely dismissed in its time time as being improbable at best and at worst, alarmist. But new research shows that the book

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Chinese man builds working electric car from wood

Chinese man builds working electric car from wood

Chinese carpenter Liu Fulong spent four months this year building a fully operational, all-electric car out of wood! The car is armored, it features several missiles mounted to the sides and roof, and

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Ant House hides an innovative wood interior behind a metal-clad cube in Japan

Ant House hides an innovative wood interior behind a metal-clad cube in Japan

Completed in 2012, the 713-square-foot Ant House design encapsulates the mA-style architects' signature minimalist and playful style, which relies on ambiguous spaces and a restrained materials palette

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No hardware store? No problem. Astronauts just 3D printed a working wrench in space

No hardware store? No problem. Astronauts just 3D printed a working wrench in space

Launching anything into space requires a massive amount of time, money and resources. So what if astronauts could just "print out" anything they need? Now they can! Astronauts on the International Space

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VIDEO: Double amputee is fitted with two limbs that he controls with his mind

VIDEO: Double amputee is fitted with two limbs that he controls with his mind

The future of prosthetics is here after researchers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory completed a groundbreaking experiment that gave a double amputee the ability to control his prosthetics

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Kinematope installation turns Parisian railway station into a trippy science fiction world

Kinematope installation turns Parisian railway station into a trippy science fiction world

http://vimeo.com/113798262 A fantastic light installation by artist Pablo Valbuena lit up the Nuit Blanche festival in Paris using light projectors, sounds systems and architecture to create a trippy

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Stupefying hand-knitted hammock is suspended above a 400-foot-high canyon

Stupefying hand-knitted hammock is suspended above a 400-foot-high canyon

Andy Lewis, an avid slackliner who once performed in a Super Bowl Halftime Show, envisioned the ‘Mothership Space Net Penthouse’.  A spider-web-like hammock, this intricate art-piece took 50 people

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Egoista Motors’ EM01 Stradale Project is a $10,000 electric Formula 1 race car

Egoista Motors’ EM01 Stradale Project is a $10,000 electric Formula 1 race car

Just in time for Christmas, Egoista Motors has unveiled the ultimate present for Formula 1 fans - the EM01 Stradale Project. This mini Formula 1 car is a street-legal race car that also happens to be

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Incredible images show Crossrail’s dramatic underground tunnels beneath London’s streets

Incredible images show Crossrail’s dramatic underground tunnels beneath London’s streets

Five years have passed since the 73-mile, high-speed, and high-capacity Crossrail project first broke ground on the central part of the line in London. More than 23 miles—nearly 90 percent—of the

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Pearl Izumi’s new headquarters blends into the rocky landscape of Colorado

Pearl Izumi’s new headquarters blends into the rocky landscape of Colorado

The building blends into the landscape by “reconstructing” the hillside on which it is sited. The elongated floor plan is oriented outward, while large window apertures pop up along the roof. The

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BMW to introduce plug-in hybrid versions of all core-brand models – starting with the 3 Series

BMW to introduce plug-in hybrid versions of all core-brand models – starting with the 3 Series

Following the success of its electric i-sub brand, BMW has announced plans to introduce plug-in hybrid versions of all of its core-brand models, with the first model being the popular 3 Series. BMW plans

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James Inhofe: Barbra Streisand created ‘climate change hoax’

James Inhofe: Barbra Streisand created ‘climate change hoax’

When the Republicans take control of the Senate in January, one very, very terrifyingly dense individual is going to be handed the keys to the environment committee—Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), an

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Head of Hyperloop design program describes it as ‘insane’ – but he means it in a good way!

Head of Hyperloop design program describes it as ‘insane’ – but he means it in a good way!

The head of the UCLA-based design program developing Elon Musk's Hyperloop high-speed transport concept has described the project as "insane" and "pure science fiction," but only in the most positive

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Audi confirms Tesla-rivaling electric sedan will be released in 2017

Audi confirms Tesla-rivaling electric sedan will be released in 2017

Next year Audi's A3 e-tron will arrive with an electric driving range of around 31 miles. However, Audi has just confirmed that it is working on another electric vehicle with a much longer range.

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Giant tulip-shaped solar plant to bring reliable energy to Ethiopia

Giant tulip-shaped solar plant to bring reliable energy to Ethiopia

Development in rural African communities is often limited by lack of access to reliable power - hospitals, schools and businesses all require a steady source of electricity in order to function. The

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Le FabShop’s DIY 3D-Printable Accessories Transform Fruit and Vegetables into Fun Toys

Le FabShop’s DIY 3D-Printable Accessories Transform Fruit and Vegetables into Fun Toys

French company Le FabShop has come up with a great way to make fruit and vegetables fun for kids. They have just released 14 3D-printable components that transform potatoes, carrots, eggplants and

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DIY: 6 Delicious Herbal Teas You Can Make This Winter

DIY: 6 Delicious Herbal Teas You Can Make This Winter

As the cold weather settles in, there is nothing like a hot cup of tea to take winter’s edge off. Rather than raiding your grocery store for pre-packaged flavors, why not try your hand at these easy DIY

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The Inhabitat Team Shares Their Favorite Thanksgiving Day Recipes!

The Inhabitat Team Shares Their Favorite Thanksgiving Day Recipes!

Mike Chino, Managing Editor: Pan-Seared Brussel Sprouts 1 lb Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and cut in half 2 tbsp butter 1 tbsp oil salt and pepper to taste (I like lots of pepper and italian

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Audi Urban Future Initiative: How Will Cars and the City Become Connected in 2050?

Audi Urban Future Initiative: How Will Cars and the City Become Connected in 2050?

The Audi Urban Future Initiative, a global platform for dialog between the city and the automobile, is meant to discover innovative ideas for tomorrow's mobility. Today cities are plagued with traffic

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Roaming Charlie Cart Brings Healthy Cooking Lessons to Classrooms

Roaming Charlie Cart Brings Healthy Cooking Lessons to Classrooms

Teaching children about nutrition and eating well may be a logistical nightmare for some schools, but with a new concept called The Charlie Cart it doesn't have to be. Inspired by the chuck wagons of

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DIY: All-Natural Creams and Salves for Cold-Battered Hands

DIY: All-Natural Creams and Salves for Cold-Battered Hands

I know that most people aren't quite ready to say the "w" word just yet, but that season of sleet and snow will be upon many of us in a few short weeks, and it's better to be prepared in advance, right?

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DIY GIFT IDEA: Flavored Cooking Oils In Beautiful Bottles

DIY GIFT IDEA: Flavored Cooking Oils In Beautiful Bottles

Powder spices on spoons image via Shutterstock People have been infusing oil with flavors and scents for thousands of years, so you can absolutely do this without mucking it up.

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Berlin’s High-Flying ‘Mount Center’ Climbing Park Looks Like a Real-Life Donkey Kong Level

Berlin’s High-Flying ‘Mount Center’ Climbing Park Looks Like a Real-Life Donkey Kong Level

Berlin's amazing Mount Center opened in 2010 next to a wild park, meters away from the Nordbanhof S-Bahn train station. After a short training session with an experienced guide, visitors are welcome to

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Skateboard Legend Tony Hawk Rides the World’s First Hoverboard (VIDEO)

Skateboard Legend Tony Hawk Rides the World’s First Hoverboard (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2me8E1GZeg Last month we reported on the breakthrough technology behind Hendo Hoverboards. Since then, the company has almost doubled its Kickstarter goal aimed

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10 Warming Vegan Drinks for Autumn and Winter

10 Warming Vegan Drinks for Autumn and Winter

Although winter isn't officially here yet, the biting winds and snowfall are inspiring many of us to order hot lattes, apple cider, and cocoa instead of frozen drinks at our favorite cafes. All over

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New “Polar Code” Signed to Protect Polar Regions as Shipping Increases

New “Polar Code” Signed to Protect Polar Regions as Shipping Increases

The International Maritime Organization has just signed off on an International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, more simply known as the Polar Code. This was developed in response to already

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Are You Ready for the Blackout Epidemic Coming Our Way?

Are You Ready for the Blackout Epidemic Coming Our Way?

A new study shows extreme weather events and increasing usage of unconventional fossil fuels will leave national energy grids unable to keep up with increasing demands for energy, Motherboard reports.

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2015 BMW i3 Wins ‘Green Car of the Year’ at the Los Angeles Auto Show

2015 BMW i3 Wins ‘Green Car of the Year’ at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Green Car Journal just announced its 11th annual Green Car of the Year award at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and this year's winner is… the 2015 BMW i3! The i3 impressed the jury with its all-electric

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DIY: A Cordial Event – How to Make Your Own Flavored Liqueurs at Home

DIY: A Cordial Event – How to Make Your Own Flavored Liqueurs at Home

'Tis the season for celebration, and luscious libations will be popping on on everyone's tables from Thanksgiving 'til Valentine's day. This is the time of year when specialty liqueurs get special

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