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Robotic Elephant Water Clock Designed in 1206 AD Recreated in Dubai Shopping Mall

Robotic Elephant Water Clock Designed in 1206 AD Recreated in Dubai Shopping Mall

A kinetic energy-powered robotic “elephant clock” designed in the 13th century by Al-Jazari, the Muslim “father of robotics,” now serves as a centerpiece of the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai.

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25 Countries and the European Union Fail to Agree to Protect Antarctic Waters

25 Countries and the European Union Fail to Agree to Protect Antarctic Waters

A coalition of 25 countries and the European Union have failed to reach an agreement to protect critical areas of the Antarctic Ocean from overfishing and other concerns related to pollution and climate

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MiiR Bottles Helps To Provide Clean Drinking Water To Those in Need

MiiR Bottles Helps To Provide Clean Drinking Water To Those in Need

Clean water is a humanitarian issue that doesn't just require design in the form of wells and water systems – but design thinking. The 1 billion people who don't have access to safe water need the kind

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“Half” is a Toilet Flush Design That Hints at the Good Side of Saving Water

“Half” is a Toilet Flush Design That Hints at the Good Side of Saving Water

"Half" is an observation of how suggestive design can more intentionally encourage the use of the water-saving "half flush" function on a dual-flush toilet. The white half is designed to be smooth and

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British Firm Produces Liquid Fuel From Water and Thin Air

British Firm Produces Liquid Fuel From Water and Thin Air

Air Fuel Synthesis (AFS), a small firm in Stockton-on-Tees, UK, has succeedin in synthesizing gasoline from water and carbon dioxide (CO2) extracted from air. The Independent reported on Friday that the

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7 Easy Tips to Save Water in Your Home

7 Easy Tips to Save Water in Your Home

Did you know that your daily five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country uses for an entire day*? In the U.S. we have such easy access to clean water that it can

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Bruce Munro Creates 100 Giant Shining Waterlilies from 65,000 CDs

Bruce Munro Creates 100 Giant Shining Waterlilies from 65,000 CDs

Now that CDs have gone the way of the 8-track tape, what is there to do with all that useless metal and plastic? UK Artist Bruce Munro took 65,000 defunct discs and turned them into 100 shining

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Scientist Develops Water-Resistant Solar Panel Coatings Inspired by Iridescent Butterfly Wings

Scientist Develops Water-Resistant Solar Panel Coatings Inspired by Iridescent Butterfly Wings

Butterflies are beautiful, delicate marvels of nature. While their lovely appearance may be inspiring, there's nothing a butterfly can teach us about renewable energy - or is there? An ambitious

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Woods Bagot Designs Efficient New Headquarters for Melbourne Water

Woods Bagot Designs Efficient New Headquarters for Melbourne Water

Melbourne Water's new headquarters has achieved a 5 Star NABERS rating (NABERS is Australia's green building rating system). And it is expected to receive a 6 Star NABERS rating following a period of

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ETH Zurich Students Create Portable Hybrid Generator that Provides Power and Clean Water

ETH Zurich Students Create Portable Hybrid Generator that Provides Power and Clean Water

Nearly a fifth of the people on the planet live without access to electricity, and while generators can be used to provide power to these areas, most are too expensive or not portable enough to offer a

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Green-Roofed, Mirrored Watergraafsmeer Garden Studio Reflects Light & Greenery in Amsterdam

Green-Roofed, Mirrored Watergraafsmeer Garden Studio Reflects Light & Greenery in Amsterdam

Maarten and Lori Lens-FitzGerald wanted to expand their living space without sacrificing their yard, so they tasked CC-Studio to come up with a plan. Replacing existing garden sheds in the back corners of

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Sou Fujimoto Unveils a Spiraling Cyclone-Shaped Waterfront Center for Belgrade

Sou Fujimoto Unveils a Spiraling Cyclone-Shaped Waterfront Center for Belgrade

Belgrade is the largest city in Serbia, and the riverfront district, located along the Sava River between the Sava Port and Kalemegrad Park, is one of the city's oldest continually inhabited areas.

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EcoCool is a Water Filter that Waters Houseplants with Treated Greywater

EcoCool is a Water Filter that Waters Houseplants with Treated Greywater

EcoCool is a system designed by Ardavan Mirhosseini to filter and reuse the greywater produced in showers and sinks (but not toilets). The water passes through two separate filters and can also be used

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Invader Tags Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Reef Sculptures With 8-Bit Mosaic Graffiti

Invader Tags Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Reef Sculptures With 8-Bit Mosaic Graffiti

Invader is a French artist  known for installing Space Invader video game icons made from tiles on streets all over the world. The quirky Atari-inspired pieces have popped up on six out of seven

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Adam Niklewicz’s Charter Oak Tree Mural in Hartford is Activated by Water

Adam Niklewicz’s Charter Oak Tree Mural in Hartford is Activated by Water

Although the mural is water-activated, most rain storms wouldn't do the trick -- unless it was falling at just the right angle. So to ensure that the mural is visible, Hartford installed sprinklers -- two

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Networking Nature: Studiomobile’s Living Ecosystem Produces Fresh Water for a Future World of Rising Oceans

Networking Nature: Studiomobile’s Living Ecosystem Produces Fresh Water for a Future World of Rising Oceans

Despite conservative attempts to stem sea level rise, the fact remains that unchecked climate change will result in a marked increase in ocean levels. This sea level rise puts millions of lives and homes

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Cozy and Eco-Conscious Wonderwater Café Pops-Up at the London Design Festival

Cozy and Eco-Conscious Wonderwater Café Pops-Up at the London Design Festival

The Wonderwater Café at Leila's East-London Shop is a pop-up space designed to raise awareness around the water-footprint of what we eat and drink. Opened for this year's London Design Festival, this

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Hitachi Invents Waterproof Glass ‘Disk’ That Can Store Data Forever

Hitachi Invents Waterproof Glass ‘Disk’ That Can Store Data Forever

A simple square of glass may hold the key to the vexing problem of storing data indefinitely. Developed by Hitachi, the technology prints a binary series of dots upon a sliver of quartz glass which can

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US Navy Scientists Develop Process to Transform Seawater into Green Jet Fuel

US Navy Scientists Develop Process to Transform Seawater into Green Jet Fuel

Feeling the pinch of high gas prices every time you fill up your car? Be thankful you're not the U.S. Military. Tired of wasting so much of its budget on fossil fuels, the US Navy has led the quest for

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The Droplet Reminds Forgetful Gardeners When to Water Their Plants

The Droplet Reminds Forgetful Gardeners When to Water Their Plants

Let’s face the reality: plants need to be watered! But because of the busy lives many of us lead, it's easy to forget this simple task. The Droplet is a handy new gardening device that uses a small

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Google Adds Underwater Panoramic Sea Views To Study the World’s Reefs & Promote Awareness

Google Adds Underwater Panoramic Sea Views To Study the World’s Reefs & Promote Awareness

Earlier in the year, Google Maps and the Catlin Seaview Survey began their project to document some of the world's most beautiful reefs. The goal of the project was two-fold; first to give everyone the

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Urban Reef: Jason deCaires Taylor Creates an Underwater Suburbia to Revive Cancun’s Struggling Coral Reefs

Urban Reef: Jason deCaires Taylor Creates an Underwater Suburbia to Revive Cancun’s Struggling Coral Reefs

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, carbon dioxide absorbed into the ocean from the atmosphere has already begun to reduce calcification rates in reef-building and

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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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Deep Ocean Technology Announces Plans to Build Worldwide Chain of Water Discus Hotels!

Deep Ocean Technology Announces Plans to Build Worldwide Chain of Water Discus Hotels!

Dubai is already home to some of the most architecturally stunning, advanced, and excessive buildings in the world, but the Water Discus Hotel is a showstopper - and we just received word that BIG INVEST

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DualWash: Waterless Dishwasher Doubles as a Kitchen Cabinet!

DualWash: Waterless Dishwasher Doubles as a Kitchen Cabinet!

A team of industrial design students at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, has developed an ingenious design for a bipartite, or two-compartment, waterless dishwasher that is

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Green House’s New LED Lantern Runs on Saltwater and Doubles as a USB Device Charger

Green House’s New LED Lantern Runs on Saltwater and Doubles as a USB Device Charger

Green House Co. Ltd., a Japanese electronics firm, has developed a new "power-generation LED lamp" called GH-LED10WBW that runs on salty water. Requiring no batteries, the lantern runs for eight hours for

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MIT Develops a Way to Magnetically Separate Oil From Water

MIT Develops a Way to Magnetically Separate Oil From Water

In the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill we explored several innovative methods to separate oil from water. Now a team from MIT has developed a new technique for magnetically separating oil and water

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Finnish Researchers Develop Electricity-Free Computer Powered By Water Droplets

Finnish Researchers Develop Electricity-Free Computer Powered By Water Droplets

Water Droplet photo from Shutterstock A team of Finnish researchers from Aalto University has developed a new concept for computing that doesn't require standard electric power. Instead, the team

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Arizona State Students Develop Low-Cost Biosensor to Detect Contaminated Drinking Water

Arizona State Students Develop Low-Cost Biosensor to Detect Contaminated Drinking Water

In the developing world, disease caused by poor sanitation is the second largest cause of death in children under five years old, and according to the World Health Organization, 1.5 million lives are

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DryBath: Waterless Bath in a Bottle Tackles Hygiene and Water Shortage Problems for Poor Populations

DryBath: Waterless Bath in a Bottle Tackles Hygiene and Water Shortage Problems for Poor Populations

South African entrepreneurial firm Headboy Industries has developed a germicidal gel product called DryBath that is formulated as a solution to the dual problems of hygiene and water scarcity faced by

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