Rayton's new super-efficient, affordable solar panels could trump fossil fuels

Rayton's new super-efficient, affordable solar panels could trump…

Striking another blow to the oil and gas industries, an American solar company has developed technology that can produce super-efficient solar power that’s cheaper than fossil fuels.…

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Sinato cleverly adds an L-shaped wood partition to expand a small apartment in Japan

Sinato cleverly adds an L-shaped wood partition to expand a small…

Sinato fit eleven different spaces within the 689-square-foot apartment, which features a limited materials palette comprising warm-toned wood, gray concrete, and white-painted walls.…

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HOW TO: Spice up winter with this delicious homemade Mexican hot chocolate

HOW TO: Spice up winter with this delicious homemade Mexican hot…

Hot cocoa is one of our favorite winter beverages, but we also understand how easy it is to grow bored with the classic and over-served drink. Thats why we've whipped up a recipe for a…

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Wearable biospheres could allow people to live on other planets

Wearable biospheres could allow people to live on other planets

If humans are ever going to survive on different planets in our solar system, we are going to need a steady supply of oxygen, food and water. People have had any number of ideas to…

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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…

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…

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What is your favorite Inhabitots story of 2014?

What is your favorite Inhabitots story of 2014?

As 2014 draws to a close, we are looking back at the Inhabitot stories that inspired, amused and touched us. From natural fairy tale-like tunnels to a realistic Barbie doll and…

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This brilliant house fits perfectly into its mountain site, thanks to computer mapping

This brilliant house fits perfectly into its mountain site, thanks to…

The architects used raw materials for both the interior and exterior. Concrete slabs and OSB sheets are projected away from the main volume of the house, while an angled roof protects…

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Watch this MIT Researcher Triple the Size of a 200-Foot Apartment Using 'Minority Report'-Like Gestures

Watch this MIT Researcher Triple the Size of a 200-Foot Apartment…

MIT Media Lab's Changing Places team has created a futuristic device that could make your tiny apartment feel more like a spacious penthouse. Introducing CityHome, a motorized and…

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Solar Power Generator!

DIY: How to Make Your Own Solar Power Generator!

Solar power is a clean, renewable energy source that can help limit climate change by liberating us from fossil fuels - but do you know what actually makes the technology tick? It's not…

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Tesla's new battery swap station will give electric vehicles a full charge in 3 minutes flat

Tesla's new battery swap station will give electric vehicles a full…

Last year, Tesla announced plans for a new battery swap technology that would give Model S owners the ability to replace their depleted battery with a fully charged one in less time…

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Anagraphic's Starry Light LED Lamp Casts Constellations of Stars Across Your Ceiling

Anagraphic's Starry Light LED Lamp Casts Constellations of Stars…

What if you could capture the night sky and bring the light of countless shining stars indoors? Budapest-based design duo Anna Farkas and Miklós Batisz's new Starry Light LED pendant…

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Tesla's updated Roadster 3.0 can travel 400 miles on a single charge

Tesla's updated Roadster 3.0 can travel 400 miles on a single charge

Lithium-ion battery technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past few years - and Tesla just packed the state of the art into a Roadster update package that gives the electric…

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HOW TO: Recycle Your Holiday Wrapping Paper

HOW TO: Recycle Your Holiday Wrapping Paper

Ah, the day after Christmas - if you've been greening your holiday thus far, why stop now? One of the simplest ways to keep up the great eco-work is to recycle that colorful mound of…

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Passive House Che in Romania has a super fun indoor net canopy

Passive House Che in Romania has a super fun indoor net canopy

Located in northern Romania in the town of Suceava surrounded by a mature forest, Passive House Che enjoys its surrounding environment by engaging with it through large windows.…

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Will Florida's new artificial reef bring economic prosperity or ecological destruction?

Will Florida's new artificial reef bring economic prosperity or…

Thanks to British Petroleum (BP) decimating the oceanic habitats in the Gulf of Mexico with the infamous Deepwater Horizon spill, their Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund is now…

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River map shows which way every river in the US flows

River map shows which way every river in the US flows

Andrew Hill created this mind-blowing map of the rivers of the continental United States, colored according to the direction in which they flow. Hill, of Vizzuality, used the the…

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Details of NYC's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions begin to surface

Details of NYC's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions begin to surface

Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an ambitious goal of reducing New York’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. Now some of the details of the plan are surfacing,…

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Art gallery Tate ordered to disclose BP sponsorship details

Art gallery Tate ordered to disclose BP sponsorship details

UK art organization Tate has been ordered by an informational tribunal to release details of the sponsorship they received from oil giant BP from 1990-2006. Environmental campaigner…

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Super strong graphene could revolutionize batteries by extracting hydrogen from thin air

Super strong graphene could revolutionize batteries by extracting…

Graphene, the first two-dimensional crystal known to man, could be the key to stronger, longer lasting batteries. Similar in atomic structure to the graphite found in pencils, graphene…

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Energy-efficient, pine-clad Danish home is heated with geothermal energy

Energy-efficient, pine-clad Danish home is heated with geothermal…

The Villa Buresø covers an area of 2,561 square feet and is positioned on the south bank of a slope. Although the home's north facade is largely glazed, the south facade is mostly…

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Interview: Ruud Visser transforms old churches and water towers into incredible modern homes

Interview: Ruud Visser transforms old churches and water towers into…

According to Visser, he first became interested in the preservation of old buildings when studying at the University of Delft in southern Holland. Since then, he has developed a strong…

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When it comes to storm warnings, look to the birds

When it comes to storm warnings, look to the birds

Instead of waiting for the tornado siren, human beings might want to look to the birds when it comes to escaping major storm systems - as new research show they may have survival…

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Climate change poses a serious threat to global wheat crops

Climate change poses a serious threat to global wheat crops

New studies reveal that increasing global temperatures are likely to put a damper on wheat crop yields. A six percent reduction in yields is expected for each 1.8 degree F (1 degree C)…

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Stufish's Wanda Movie Theme Park is shaped like an enormous golden beehive in Wuhan

Stufish's Wanda Movie Theme Park is shaped like an enormous golden…

The Wuhan Bells, a traditional icon of the local Chu-Han culture, inspired the Wuhan Movie Theme Park’s golden hive-like shape. The rounded structures were replicated at different…

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'Twas the Night Before (a Green) Christmas...

'Twas the Night Before (a Green) Christmas...

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the green house "We're not ready for Christmas yet!" the whole family groused They'd all been too busy working and living Seems…

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Artists Recreate Famous Art Galleries Using Gingerbread and Candy

Artists Recreate Famous Art Galleries Using Gingerbread and Candy

Inspired by an interest in architecture, the artistic duo took gingerbread houses to a whole new level by reinventing famous architectural images using candy. The malleable and sticky…

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Rudolph and his reindeer friends face population decline

Rudolph and his reindeer friends face population decline

Santa may need to look for an alternate form of transportation soon. Reindeer populations around the world have diminished greatly over the past few decades, and researchers in China…

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Melodie Dearden Creates a Perfect Gingerbread Replica of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater!

Melodie Dearden Creates a Perfect Gingerbread Replica of Frank Lloyd…

We had to share this ambitious gingerbread masterpiece replicating in small scale Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, created by culinary artist Melodie Dearden. On Dearden's Garden…

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5 healthy and delicious treats to make for Christmas

5 healthy and delicious treats to make for Christmas

Paleo Chocolate-Walnut Truffles Truffles without the dairy and the cups of sugar? Yes, its possible! Try this recipe for a paleo-inspired truffle made with antioxidant-packed dark…

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Top 10 Crazy Christmas Trees Made from Bottles, Bikes, Shopping Carts and More!

Top 10 Crazy Christmas Trees Made from Bottles, Bikes, Shopping Carts…

RECYCLED BIKE TIRE TREE This Christmas tree in Bermondsey Square, London is made out of 35 wheels reclaimed from old bikes. It was designed by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects using…

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China's ivory trade may soon make African elephants extinct

China's ivory trade may soon make African elephants extinct

China's demand for ivory is growing and so are the number of elephants being poached to meet that demand. According to Iain Douglas-Hamilton, founder of Save the Elephants, 100,000…

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Mysterious "ice pancakes" appear in Scottish river

These fluffy discs might look like pancakes, but don't get the syrup out just yet. A flotilla of mysterious pancake-like discs was recently spotted drifting down the River Dee in…

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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…

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10 ways to have a green Christmas this year

10 ways to have a green Christmas this year

1. Make your own recycled gift wrap:  Did you know that some Christmas gift wrapping isn't even recyclable? Keep bags of trash out of the landfill by creating your own simple gift…

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Consumerist Christmas Tree uses 2,000 plastic bags to make you rethink holiday shopping

Consumerist Christmas Tree uses 2,000 plastic bags to make you rethink…

This December marks the second year in a row that Luzinterruptus has installed the Consumerist Christmas Tree. The first installation in 2013 had been located in the English city of…

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Beery Christmas? Massive holiday tree made of kegs lights up Rochester

Beery Christmas? Massive holiday tree made of kegs lights up Rochester

Move over Rockefeller Center. Rochester, NY's Genesee Brewing Company has an impressive Christmas tree of its own and it's made out of hundreds of beer kegs. Built by 20 of the…

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Toxic methane is leaking from Siberia's rapidly melting permafrost

Toxic methane is leaking from Siberia's rapidly melting permafrost

Yamal Peninsula in Sibera has a massive problem: Gigantic sinkholes have opened in its permafrost, leaking huge amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere. If that…

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Top 10 Deliciously Modern Gingerbread Houses

Top 10 Deliciously Modern Gingerbread Houses

GINGERBREAD GEODESIC DOME HOUSE There is no doubt that this amazing gingerbread geodesic dome would make Buckminster Fuller proud. The super tasty abode was created by the designers…

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Volvo's new connected helmet helps drivers and bikers avoid collision

Volvo's new connected helmet helps drivers and bikers avoid collision

Several automakers are working on new safety technology that will connect drivers to pedestrians and cyclists, with the ultimate goal of alleviating collisions. Volvo has already…

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Beautiful timber home is striking in its rugged Scandinavian simplicity

Beautiful timber home is striking in its rugged Scandinavian…

The Sommarhus Akenine facade is clad in strips of Siberian larch that have been planed and treated for a smoother and more uniform appearance. The elevated terrace floor wraps around…

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