Will Google launch a ride-share app using self-driving cabs?

Will Google launch a ride-share app using self-driving cabs?

photo Uber has been getting into a lot of trouble lately, but nothing the company has faced to this point will be as ferocious as the competition the taxi-like service could get…

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EVELO's Omni Wheel transforms your bicycle into an electric bike in a snap

EVELO's Omni Wheel transforms your bicycle into an electric bike in a…

Electric bikes an increasingly popular way to get commuters out of the car and onto a greener mode of transportation—but, the transition comes at a pretty high price. With that in…

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90 percent of China's cities failed to meet 2014 air quality standards

90 percent of China's cities failed to meet 2014 air quality standards

Nearly 90 percent of China's big cities failed to meet air quality standards in 2014, but that was still an improvement on 2013 as the country's "war on pollution" began to take effect,…

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MUM students build a solar-powered bicycle repair station out of salvaged materials

MUM students build a solar-powered bicycle repair station out of…

A bike repair stand, basic hand tools and a solar powered air compressor and USB cellphone charger are all at your disposal when you pull up to the DIY bike repair station. Designed…

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CUNY solar program wins $800,000 DOE grant to design resilient emergency solar energy systems

CUNY solar program wins $800,000 DOE grant to design resilient…

Exciting solar news, NYC! Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week that the City University of New York (CUNY) has been awarded $800,000 to support the design and implementation of the…

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VIDEO: Watch the Tesla Model X prototype in action

VIDEO: Watch the Tesla Model X prototype in action

Even though the Tesla Model X SUV has been delayed several times, Tesla is still working hard to deliver it by the end of 2015. Tesla is currently testing prototypes of the Model X and…

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Enter the Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge for a chance to win up to $4,000!

Enter the Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge for a chance to…

Green design industry leader Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute teamed up with 3D software giant Autodesk to launch the first-ever Product Design Challenge—with up to…

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You can make $13,000 a year by selling your poop

You can make $13,000 a year by selling your poop

Need some cash? Sell your poop. Yes, you read that right. A company called OpenBiome needs healthy stool samples are used to treat patients with a bacterial infection called C.…

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Tel Aviv's notorious 'Garbage Mountain' transforms into world's largest recycling park

Tel Aviv's notorious 'Garbage Mountain' transforms into world's…

2. Hiriya Park, Tel-Aviv, Isreal Hiriya's horrifying mountain of garbage hit its limit in 1998 after reaching 25 million TONS of waste. After that the facility was finally shut down…

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London mayor approves Europe's first bike superhighway

London mayor approves Europe's first bike superhighway

Europe’s longest segregated (protected) bike lane was approved by the mayor of London this week -- and it will guarantee bike riders a safe ride through the city east to west. A…

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No rain in San Francisco for first January in 165 years

No rain in San Francisco for first January in 165 years

  There are a lot of songs about California weather, but songwriters will have to come up with a new tune to mark the auspicious absence of rain in San Francisco this January.…

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The true story behind Groundhog Day

The true story behind Groundhog Day

This year, as Punxsutawney Phil is hoisted into the air to divine our weather future, you may find yourself wondering, how the heck did this become a thing, anyway? The modern Groundhog…

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35 facts that will make you never want to eat fish again

35 facts that will make you never want to eat fish again

Next time you reach for a spicy tuna handroll, you may want to keep the following infographic in mind. Eating fish may seem like the safer choice when it comes to environmental impact,…

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Aberdeen's Schoolmasters home banishes pre-fab preconceptions in the UK

Aberdeen's Schoolmasters home banishes pre-fab preconceptions in the…

Challenging the negative connotations of prefab buildings in the UK, Stuart Duncan of Build Different has designed a stunning modular eco-home entitled "Schoolmasters". This…

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Mayor de Blasio makes it through Groundhog Day without dropping Staten Island Chuck

Mayor de Blasio makes it through Groundhog Day without dropping Staten…

Chuck, Staten Island's famous season-predicting groundhog, did not see his shadow this morning, indicating that we'll be treated to an early spring. The forecast, which contradicted…

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Has the world reached peak food production?

Has the world reached peak food production?

Have we reached peak food? Authors of a new study in Ecology and Society say “yes,” but others say, “stop wasting food” and we won’t have a problem. But the authors of the…

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New documentary 'Earth: A New Wild' illustrates connection between humans and nature

New documentary 'Earth: A New Wild' illustrates connection between…

This week, a new documentary series debuts that might finally change the way we look at the world around us. Wildlife biologist Dr. M. Sanjayan hosts Earth: A New Wild and turns the…

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'Skitchen' photo series shows fruits and veggies shreddin' the gnar

'Skitchen' photo series shows fruits and veggies shreddin' the gnar

“Skitchen” is the follow-up to his kitschy retro series using cassette tapes reimagined as new objects, including a hamburger and a Christmas tree. Just as imaginative and arguably…

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Renewable energy costs to drop 40 percent in next two years

Renewable energy costs to drop 40 percent in next two years

A new report released by the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi has exceptionally good news for the future of renewable energy. Costs are set to drop by…

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Iceland's Ion Hotel offers dramatic views of the Northern Lights

Iceland's Ion Hotel offers dramatic views of the Northern Lights

So as not to detract from the surrounding landscape, the Ion Hotel was built to look like an extension of the land, emerging from the mountain base like a mass of hardened lava. The…

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Thermal Glass Igloos Offer Views of the Northern Lights at Finland's Hotel Kakslauttanen

Thermal Glass Igloos Offer Views of the Northern Lights at Finland's…

Nestled in the wilderness near Finland's Urho Kekkonen National Park, Hotel Kakslauttanen has one of the Arctic Circle's best views of the Aurora Borealis. The sparse trees and complete…

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heri&salli design a minimalist Viennese Guest Room made from wooden pallets

heri&salli design a minimalist Viennese Guest Room made from wooden…

Architecture studio heri&salli designed a set of Viennese Guest Rooms with the main furnishings made entirely from wooden pallets and timber. Designed for Vienna’s Gegenbauer Vinegar…

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Homo sapiens and Neanderthals lived together 55,000 years ago

Homo sapiens and Neanderthals lived together 55,000 years ago

Amateur speleologists stumbled upon an ancient partial skull that indicates Homo sapiens were living alongside Neanderthals in the Middle East. The 55,000-year-old incomplete cranium…

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Capsized iceberg resembles a sapphire in the Southern Ocean

Capsized iceberg resembles a sapphire in the Southern Ocean

As Filmmaker Alex Cornell, explored a glacial cove in Antarctica recently, a flipped iceberg made an appearance, rising nearly 30 feet out of the water and exposing a shimmering…

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Climb into the treetops with this French ladder tree art installation

Climb into the treetops with this French ladder tree art installation

The lofty installation was on display in the Parc du Château at the Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire in Nice, France, from 2009-2011. There, several trees were adorned with impossibly…

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DIY: How to Turn a Boring Tote Bag into a Double Wine Bottle Carrier

DIY: How to Turn a Boring Tote Bag into a Double Wine Bottle Carrier

MATERIALS: - a tote bag (one with sturdy, hard fabric will work best since you don’t want your wine bottles clanging into one another) - a needle and thread or a sewing machine - a…

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The first Super Bowl lit with LED lights will cut energy use by 75%

The first Super Bowl lit with LED lights will cut energy use by 75%

"brighter and more uniform" with greater color accuracy turned back on with the "flick of a switch" does not need the 20 minute warm up period that metal halides need, so in the…

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The Biomimicry Manual: What can parasites teach us about zombies?

The Biomimicry Manual: What can parasites teach us about zombies?

Halloween is tomorrow, and this young girl's fancies are turning to, what else? Zombies! Yes, we all secretly worry about the coming zombie apocalypse, though not enough to assemble the…

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9 simple tips to Feng Shui your home

9 simple tips to Feng Shui your home

Since January is organization month, it's the perfect time of year to start the new year off right with a Feng Shui de-clutter fest give the readers some simple feng shui tips to help…

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Did scientists just discover a new kind of ancient human?

Did scientists just discover a new kind of ancient human?

Researchers recently discovered a fossilized jawbone that could have belonged to a new type of prehistoric human. The jawbone, originally found by fishermen in the Penghu Channel near…

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Adidas, Nau, REI, Timberland commit to Responsible Down Standard

Adidas, Nau, REI, Timberland commit to Responsible Down Standard

Outdoor outfitters have been under the gun for some time for sourcing down from birds who have been mistreated, according to animal welfare activists. Adidas, Nau, REI, and Timberland…

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DIY: Make recycled candles for Candlemas Day

DIY: Make recycled candles for Candlemas Day

  February 2nd has had special ___ since ancient times: celebrated as Imbolc by the Celts, and more recently as Candlemas by Christians, it's also commonly known as Groundhog…

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Scientists discover a way to

Scientists discover a way to "unboil" eggs - and it could make cancer…

Scientists have found a way to unboil an egg and the effects from the discovery could lead to cost reductions in cancer treatments, food production advancements and other areas of…

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HOW TO: Impress your Valentine with beautiful and easy chocolate-covered mint leaves

HOW TO: Impress your Valentine with beautiful and easy…

If you’re planning to stay in and cook for your Valentine this year, you’ll love this easy recipe for chocolate-covered mint leaves. Made from fresh mint and organic dark chocolate,…

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This flipped-over giant tortoise gets by with a little help from his friend

This flipped-over giant tortoise gets by with a little help from his…

We all get into tight spots on occasion, and it's at times when we're particularly vulnerable that a helping hand from a friend is much appreciated. This giant Galapagos tortoise at a…

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DIY: 6 dips and spreads to make your Super Bowl feast the best ever

DIY: 6 dips and spreads to make your Super Bowl feast the best ever

The Super Bowl is tomorrow and that means it is time to start prepping all those delicious dips and spreads for the big game. We have 6 recipes that are sure to please your entire…

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Bangladesh wants to become the world's first

Bangladesh wants to become the world's first "solar nation" by 2021

The Bangladeshi government intends for every household in the nation to be powered by solar energy by 2021. In the race to become the “first solar nation,” they hope to achieve this…

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Looking for a beer made from actual human piss? Urine luck.

Looking for a beer made from actual human piss? Urine luck.

In 2001 the hipsters of Portland planted the seed for a fascination with PBR that quickly spread nation-wide, so what state could be better qualified to sell us a beer made from actual…

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Brilliant sleeping bag transforms into a tent to provide shelter for homeless

Brilliant sleeping bag transforms into a tent to provide shelter for…

Winters for the homeless can be an incredibly challenging time, so Carnegie Mellon University challenged its students to create temporary, economically viable shelters for people living…

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Turkey unveils the world's first intercontinental underwater rail tunnel

Turkey unveils the world's first intercontinental underwater rail…

The ambitious idea to link Europe and Asia via a sea tunnel was first conceived in 1860 by a sultan of the Ottoman Empire, but Abdoul Medjid lacked the technology and funds to turn the…

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