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Maasai women are the new solar warriors of Africa

Maasai women are the new solar warriors of Africa

The Maasai are a semi-nomadic pastoral tribe that migrated spread across Kenya and Tanzania, and globalization has not been kind to them. Vulnerable to wildlife that steal their livestock and powerless

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Solar-Powered Green Revolution Pavilion Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles Unveiled in the Philippines

Solar-Powered Green Revolution Pavilion Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles Unveiled in the Philippines

Stephen Lamb from Touching the Earth Lightly and Ilac Diaz from My Shelter Foundation teamed up for the first time at last year's Shanghai Biennale. They share a vision to provide environmentally-friendly

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Make Your Own DIY Shipping Pallet Furniture with Studiomama’s Easy Tutorials

Make Your Own DIY Shipping Pallet Furniture with Studiomama’s Easy Tutorials

Tolstrup developed her line of pallet furniture while participating in TEN, a dialogue between ten London based designers that was set up with the intention of responding to sustainability issues in

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10 Successful kickstarters creating a better world

10 Successful kickstarters creating a better world

It’s a beautiful thing when businesses align profits and purpose for a better world. And with the growth of crowdfunding, the concept of launching a company funded by others, an increasing number of

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Texas-based EzGro Garden allows anyone, anywhere to grow crops vertically

Texas-based EzGro Garden allows anyone, anywhere to grow crops vertically

Larry Johnson used to be a computer guy, but he decided he wanted to work outside instead. Although he didn’t know much about plants at the time, Johnson got into vertical farming and designed a growing

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks With Swifty Scooters Creative Director Jason Iftakhar

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks With Swifty Scooters Creative Director Jason Iftakhar

 Jason and Camilla Iftakhar INHABITAT: Tell us a bit about your background in eco-design. What made you decide to focus on scooters? I was first introduced to the concept of sustainability and eco

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How the United States can be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050

How the United States can be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050

As divided as Americans are, there is at least one issue on which they can agree. 87% of Americans believe that renewable energy is an important part of their country’s future, while 74% of Americans

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Chiangmai Life Construction creates homes using rammed earth, bamboo and recycled wood

Chiangmai Life Construction creates homes using rammed earth, bamboo and recycled wood

Chiangmai Life Construction in northern Thailand designs and builds modern, organic architecture using mainly earth and bamboo, but also concrete for foundations, recycled hardwood, and whatever else

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Dyson has developed an LED lamp that lasts for 37 years

Dyson has developed an LED lamp that lasts for 37 years

The folks who make vacuum cleaners that don’t lose suction have launched a lightbulb that doesn’t lose brightness—for 37 years. Dyson has developed a proprietary LED that they believe will last for

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What’s lurking in your mattress?

What’s lurking in your mattress?

The average person spends nearly a third of their lifetime in bed. When we were kids we were scared of the monsters hiding under our bed, but as adults we may be more concerned with the monsters lurking

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Secret donors gave $125 million to fuel American climate change denial

Secret donors gave $125 million to fuel American climate change denial

It looks like the American anti-climate change movement is, if nothing else, a well-funded one. The Guardian reports an analysis of tax records shows “secretive funders” behind the country’s

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INFOGRAPHIC: How electric cars are changing the world

INFOGRAPHIC: How electric cars are changing the world

Electric cars are on the road to changing the car industry forever. Technological advancements continue to bring us closer than ever to affordable zero-emission vehicle options, while fierce competition

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SHoP reveals design for downtown Miami’s proposed “Innovation District”

SHoP reveals design for downtown Miami’s proposed “Innovation District”

Often called the Capital of Latin America, Miami is a major global center of culture and commerce. The city has been identified as the richest city in the United States and the fifth richest city

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Ditch your iPhone charger with Native Union’s genius KEY cable

Ditch your iPhone charger with Native Union’s genius KEY cable

You're running late for work and your iPhone battery is low (again), but you can't, for the life of you, locate your stupid charger. And anyway, the thing is so frayed it's bound to cause an electric

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6 Brilliant Studios Perfect For The Eco Artist

6 Brilliant Studios Perfect For The Eco Artist

Green-Roofed Weaving Studio in Washington Located on the San Juan Islands in Washington is this gorgeous weaving studio designed by Prentiss Architects. Topped off with a grass-covered roof, the spacious

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The Flatiron Building is the next model in Lego Architecture line

The Flatiron Building is the next model in Lego Architecture line

The Flatiron Building in New York City is an iconic staple that has been at the corner of Broadway and Fifth Avenue for over 100 years. Now, LEGO Architect has taken the Flatiron and turned it into a

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Zaha Hadid’s stainless steel facility weaves around existing buildings and an ancient sequoia

Zaha Hadid’s stainless steel facility weaves around existing buildings and an ancient sequoia

Zaha Hadid's smooth curving addition to the University of Oxford weaves through the site and changes height and turns to avoid an existing Sequoia tree. The new structure, clad in mirrored stainless

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Beautiful Star Lounge is one of the world’s biggest 3D-printed PLA structures

Beautiful Star Lounge is one of the world’s biggest 3D-printed PLA structures

http://vimeo.com/129315252 Emerging Objects and Bold Machines fabricated the 121-square-foot Star Lounge using a ‘BotFarm’ that comprised over 100 3D printers. Each printer could 3D print two

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This pop-up “Room in a Box” snaps together in 30 minutes flat

This pop-up “Room in a Box” snaps together in 30 minutes flat

The dreaded dorm move-out day is stressful for both students and parents. The creators behind Room in a Box know that feeling well—the designers, who graduated in 2011, were inspired by their own

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IKEA is launching a new line of ultra low-cost furniture made entirely of paper!

IKEA is launching a new line of ultra low-cost furniture made entirely of paper!

Swedish manufacturer of flatpack furniture, IKEA, keeps pushing the envelope when it comes to affordable design. The company is currently developing a new line of furniture made out of paper. These new

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85,000 endangered antelopes died this month and nobody knows why

85,000 endangered antelopes died this month and nobody knows why

Saiga antelopes are among the strangest-looking creatures on Earth, and they are dangerously close to extinction. They are native to the northern part of the Asian continent, where they have been popular

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New bionic lens could give you perfect vision for the rest of your life

New bionic lens could give you perfect vision for the rest of your life

Wearing corrective eye glasses could soon be a thing of the past. The Ocumetics Bionic Lens, invented by Dr. Garth Webb of Ocumetics Technology Corp, claims to be a painless implant that could change

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Uber’s test car for self-driving research spotted on the streets of Pittsburgh

Uber’s test car for self-driving research spotted on the streets of Pittsburgh

Readers may be familiar with the self-driving car, an emerging technology that offers both promise and peril. Google is perhaps the most high-profile developer of self-driving technology, though it is far

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Villa Mortnas nails the cool factor on the icy Stockholm archipelago

Villa Mortnas nails the cool factor on the icy Stockholm archipelago

Located on the largest archipelago in Sweden, the Villa Mörtnäs mirrors its stoic, icy surroundings. The Strömma Projekt, a Swedish property developer, commissioned fourfoursixsix to design a home for

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Experimental eco-hostel promotes Andean culture and Pachamama love in Bolivia

Experimental eco-hostel promotes Andean culture and Pachamama love in Bolivia

Originally from a left-wing family from La Paz, 'hermana Libertad' keeps herself busy with the hostel, giving offerings to the lake and teaching bioarchitecture as well as empowering local women in a

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Poop-powered bus breaks world speed record

Poop-powered bus breaks world speed record

PLEASE ADD HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0SLywYl_zI   The UK's poop-powered bus has set a speed record for a regular service bus with a top speed of 76.8 miles per hour (123.5kph).

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Splyt’s LED light trees are made from modular parts – so you can build your own!

Splyt’s LED light trees are made from modular parts – so you can build your own!

Do you ever look at designers and think, wow, I wish I could do that? Well, there's a way for you to try out your lighting design skills without having to do all the hard work thanks to Jason Krugman and

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Does the bare-bones Maison D house take utilitarian architecture too far?

Does the bare-bones Maison D house take utilitarian architecture too far?

Located in the suburbs of Couëron in Western France, the two-story Maison D sticks out like a sore thumb among its more traditional neighbors. The architects built the bioclimatic home with a

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L’Oreal to begin 3D-printing human skin

L’Oreal to begin 3D-printing human skin

Cosmetics company L’Oreal has teamed up with Organovo, a bioengineering startup, to 3D-print human skin—a move that may at first sound unsettling, but actually comes as no big surprise. The French

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VIDEO: How to install Voltaic solar panels on your car

VIDEO: How to install Voltaic solar panels on your car

In the old days, if you wanted a solar panel, you had to buy one of those giant clunky things that were not only pricey, but also a real pain in the you-know-what to install. But times have changed,

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