The Bauhaus Barge is a unique solar-powered cruising houseboat that prides itself on using no fuel at all. Built by Jurgen Huber, the zero energy Barge is designed to offer “carbon neutral cruising
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Missouri University of Science and Technology has had a team of students competing in the Solar Decathlon competition almost every time except in 2011. The team gets back into the 2013 competition for the
No longer just a flavorful garnish, cilantro has taken center stage in studies that show how the leafy herb might be a new, low-cost solution to purifying drinking water. Popularly used in Mexican and
Of the 41 million people residing in Kenya, 17 million lack access to clean water. But today the people of the drought-stricken nation have a reason to celebrate, as scientists announced the discovery of
Image via Shutterstock You may have seen an abundance of apples popping up in grocery stores and farmers' markets lately, and with good cause: this is the time of year in which these gorgeous globes
The Northern Colorado Front Range is experiencing an unprecedented flood that has stranded and displaced thousands of residents and shut down well over a dozen towns. Every river and stream in an 80 mile
In just a short time, 3D printing has revolutionized the industries of medicine, tech, and design - and the technology's next breakthrough application could revolutionize our food system. PhD researcher
Google has coursed the Amazon, swam the Great Barrier Reef and scaled the Burj Khalifa - and now the tech giant has launched their latest Street View Trekker project with a collection of incredible maps
The Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) recently earned the highest LEED Platinum certification yet achieved for a new green building. The project systematically demonstrates high performance
From the outside, the Mobile Machine has something of a mechanical appearance given its metalic facade and a double hydraulic door system. But the interior is finished in wood and looks more snug than
The proposal envisions the building as a sustainable landmark for the city of Oslo with 90 percent of all the existing material to be recycled and used as new building materials. 80 percent of that will
Image via Instagram The Colorado National Guard has begun to evacuate Lyons, Colorado (pop. 2000), after extreme flooding left the entire town cut off and flooded out with no sewage or fresh water for
The London-based team won the $25,000 prize to create this temporary summer pavilion, inaugurated this year, with their imaginative and thoughtful idea. ‘Mark’s House’ was named after a fictitious
This week Matson Inc, spilled 223,000 gallons of molasses into waters near Honolulu's Sand Island as the syrupy liquid was being transferred onto a container ship. According to the state Health Department
The Biomimicry Manual: What can the Honeybee Teach Designers About Insulation, Elasticity and Flight?
What exactly is biomimicry? I think of it as a way of unlocking a whole world of super-powers for humanity. It is literally the next stage of human evolution. Leonardo DaVinci himself said, "Those who are
Flash floods are sweeping across Colorado, washing out roads and cutting off communities. At least three people have been reported dead as a result of a devastating overnight storm that dumped over half a
Students from the Catholic University of America, George Washington University and American University have been working long and hard on their net-zero home to compete in this year's Solar Decathlon.
The OSU Chiller Plant provides 30,000 tons of chilled water to the university's medical district. It is sited on the edge of campus in a prominent location that also serves as an important gateway along
Photo via Shutterstock Imagine experiencing a noise so loud that it could cause not only disorientation, but also physical trauma and brain bleeding, as well as bubbles that form in your organs. This
Active spaces are divided by a network of paths that create areas for complimentary gardens. If Frankfurters need serenity, but don't have time to leave the city, they can enjoy Yoga or Tai Chi or stroll
A recent study by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that the 1.3 billion tons of food discarded around the world account for more greenhouse gas emissions than those emitted by any
Pierluigi Bonomo used CLT to replace the damaged brick house. He built a box inside the remnants of the previous house, creating a “new home” for the inhabitants. The passivhaus principles are
You may not be aware of it, but all of the rice sitting in your pantry contains traces of one of the most poisonous elements on earth - arsenic. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration tested 1,300
1. Eco Friendly Cutting Boards Select a set of durable and sustainable food-grade cutting boards, such as ones made from polypropylene and flax husk. Using flax husk reduces the amount of plastic used
The X Prize aims to tackle the world's greatest challenges by creating 'large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competitions' to encourage today's greatest inventors to use their genius for the
First, a look at the greenest parts of the project: the studio has incorporated geothermal heat and a rainwater cooling system within the stadium concept, along with the commitment to recycle greywater.
The numbers are in, and in just six months a phenomenal 202,586 people have applied to join the very first Mars colony. Frequently dubbed a "suicide mission," the $4 billion Mars One non-profit venture
Mulberry Tree Unlike its similar sounding friends, the blueberry or strawberry, the mulberry is a tree. If you start one from seed, it could be 10 years or more before you see fruit, and that's not very
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