Aspiring Chinese architect built his office out of 8,500 recycled beer bottles

Aspiring Chinese architect built his office out of 8,500 recycled beer…

“Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.” This apocryphal quote credited to Benjamin Franklin is nonetheless apt and resonant with drinkers around the world. The…

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World's first luxury airport animal spa comes to JFK in NYC

World's first luxury airport animal spa comes to JFK in NYC

Construction has already begun on the 178,000-square-foot Ark, which will replace the 10,000-square-foot VetPort, an underperforming facility that dates back to the Eisenhower…

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This building made from hundreds of apple crates has a surprise inside

This building made from hundreds of apple crates has a surprise inside

Have you ever seen a building built of thousands of recycled apple crates? That’s the case of the Polish Pavilion at Expo 2015 developed by the Warsaw office 2pm studio. Its…

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Artist paints stunning leaf art from leftover coffee grinds and stains

Artist paints stunning leaf art from leftover coffee grinds and stains

Ghidaq’s #zerowastecoffee artworks often depict landscapes that sometimes involve fantasy themes featuring characters from Harry Potter and Disney. The dreamy subject matter is an…

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Can cameras embedded in rhino horns catch poachers?

Can cameras embedded in rhino horns catch poachers?

Although loved and admired around the world, the rhinoceros is an animal in peril. One of the last and largest remaining megafauna, the rhino is a relic of a time when magnificent…

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Tesla's Model X expected to hit the streets of China by Summer 2016

Tesla's Model X expected to hit the streets of China by Summer 2016

Word on the street from a China-based Tesla rep is that the upcoming Model X will be available for sale in China as soon as next summer. The all-electric SUV with amazing falcon wings…

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Lexus shows off the world's first car with a human heartbeat

Lexus shows off the world's first car with a human heartbeat

Sports car designs are notorious for having two main goals: look good and go fast. It’s a pretty simple one-size-fits-all formula that has worked well to sell cars for a long time.…

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The energy-positive UK Solcer House proves that zero carbon living can be affordable

The energy-positive UK Solcer House proves that zero carbon living can…

Great Britain’s first affordable energy positive house has just opened its doors in Stormy Down, Wales. Dubbed the Solcer House, the residence can produce more electricity than its…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to prevent your house from killing you

INFOGRAPHIC: How to prevent your house from killing you

The Surprising Ways Your House is Trying to Kill You You probably think of your house as one of the safest places in the world, the place where you can sit back and relax, knowing…

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Help save Neil Armstrong's moon landing space suit

Help save Neil Armstrong's moon landing space suit

One of the most significant pieces of NASA history needs your help! Neil Armstrong's moon landing space suit - the "one giant step for mankind" suit - is starting to degrade.  The…

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Firefighters say drones are getting in the way of battling California's wildfires

Firefighters say drones are getting in the way of battling…

Wildfires regularly rage in California over the hot and dry summer months, but this year firefighters are finding an additional obstacle- drones. Firefighters have been working overtime…

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Gensler's new ARK at JFK will be world's first luxury terminal for jet-setting animals

Gensler's new ARK at JFK will be world's first luxury terminal for…

Airline passengers may commonly complain about being treated like cattle, but from next year the 70,000 animals, including horses, pets, birds, penguins and livestock—including…

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Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables green energy program for New York

Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables green energy…

Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables program for the state of New York. The program includes a number of renewable energy choices for residents. Related: New…

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"Really odd" SpaceX rocket explosion likely caused by one faulty metal…

When a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket headed to the International Space Station suddenly exploded shortly after take off on last month, it brought an end to a string of 18 successful missions…

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Polish designer lives every minimalist's dream in a tiny 140-square-foot apartment

Polish designer lives every minimalist's dream in a tiny…

Polish designer Szymon Hanczar likes things minimal. So minimal, in fact, that he is perfectly happy in his tiny apartment of just 140 square feet.

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RECIPE: How to make a savory tomato confit

RECIPE: How to make a savory tomato confit

Summer is here and its a great time to try out some seasonal recipes with the bounty from the farmer's market-- or your own urban garden! If you have some juicy, ripe tomatoes on hand,…

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Footloose German kid builds an inspiring brick dome home for an orphanage in Kenya

Footloose German kid builds an inspiring brick dome home for an…

When Torsten Kremer met Mama Dolfine, she had lost a 14 and 27-year-old son in one year, sank into a pit of despair, and then climbed out and built heaven--in the form of a new…

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Beautiful and bountiful rooftop garden grows atop former LES squat

Beautiful and bountiful rooftop garden grows atop former LES squat

21 Avenue C 820 square foot intensive green roof The garden was initially conceived in early 2012 and construction was completed in December 2014. Now in its first…

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Australia's Sunshine State hit with rare snowfall

Australia's Sunshine State hit with rare snowfall

A mass of Antarctic air has turned the usually mild Australian winter into a snowy winter wonderland. Regions known for their sunny weather, like Queensland, experienced an…

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4a Architekten transformed a 1926 Barry Dierks villa into an airy escape on the French Riviera

4a Architekten transformed a 1926 Barry Dierks villa into an airy…

The villa was originally built for a the architect, Barry Dierks, and his partner. It was built in 1926, sold in 2011, after which 4a Architekten were commissioned to renovate the…

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U.S. coal production down 40% since 2010 and clean energy is taking over

U.S. coal production down 40% since 2010 and clean energy is taking…

Not only is clean energy on its way in, coal plants are on their way out. This week the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal project celebrated the announcement of the 200th coal plant shutting…

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Super-thin, foldable Solar Paper can charge a smart phone in 2.5 hours

Super-thin, foldable Solar Paper can charge a smart phone in 2.5 hours

Combining nature with technology can be thrilling, relaxing, or money-making, whether it be by blasting your favorite tunes through earbuds on an epic trail run, catching up with your…

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Tree branch water filter removes a surprising 99% of E.coli

Tree branch water filter removes a surprising 99% of E.coli

Sometimes low tech solutions make the most sense–particularly in developing countries with limited access to affordable technology. And it often happens these same countries…

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Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated electronics

Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated…

Jono Williams has built the world's most coveted man cave. After shooting the breeze one night with his mate Grant Ramsay, a mechatronics engineer, the Australian inventor committed to…

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Skoda unveils a seat belt to keep your dog safe on the road

Skoda unveils a seat belt to keep your dog safe on the road

Most of us wouldn't think twice about buckling up ourselves or our kids, but in a survey by AAA, only 16 percent of dog owners were found to use a restraint to keep their pup—and…

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Bird-friendly Invisible Barn camouflages itself against trees

Bird-friendly Invisible Barn camouflages itself against trees

You've may have seen montages of this structure that camouflages itself against a forest, but the designers at New York-based studio stpmj have now built the actual building which looks…

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What scares you more? Climate change or ISIS?

What scares you more? Climate change or ISIS?

When you lie awake at night, staring at the ceiling and worrying about the world, what grips your intestines with fear? Money - either how to live without it, or never having enough? Is…

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Liz West’s ‘An Additive Mix’ immerses visitors in a psychedelic experience of light and color

Liz West’s ‘An Additive Mix’ immerses visitors in a psychedelic…

A dazzling and psychedelic display of colored lights awaits visitors at the UK’s National Media Museum. Manchester-based artist Liz West recently unveiled her latest work, An Additive…

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Old Sydney warehouse transformed into a modern man cave with a hidden sleeping pod

Old Sydney warehouse transformed into a modern man cave with a hidden…

Australian architecture firm Allen Jack+Cottier transformed an old warehouse into a two-level private residence with a huge carbon-fiber pod that undulates underneath the rustic roof…

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This PaperJohn backpack could make shopping by bike a breeze

This PaperJohn backpack could make shopping by bike a breeze

Wish you could do more shopping on two wheels but don’t have the bicycle basket or gear to carry the bags? Meet the PaperJohn, a paper bag design that can be worn as a backpack.…

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Vela is the bike of the future in the body of a classic cruiser

Vela is the bike of the future in the body of a classic cruiser

https://vimeo.com/133249296 Vela is the bike of the future, wrapped up in the body of a classic fixed-gear cruiser.  The beautiful, electric single-speed cruiser comes with a…

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Coffee Bar by jones | haydu brings a San Francisco neighborhood back to life

Coffee Bar by jones | haydu brings a San Francisco neighborhood back…

Design firm jones | haydu designed the interior of a small cafe in downtown San Francisco simultaneously revitalizing the stretch of sidewalk in front of it, which has been neglected…

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Thailand’s $7.8 billion seafood industry is built on human trafficking and slave labor

Thailand’s $7.8 billion seafood industry is built on human…

A new investigation has uncovered the inhumane and often gruesome reality lurking behind Thailand’s fishing industry. For the past decade, hundreds of Rohingya migrants have been sold…

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NYRP's Haven Project aims to drastically improve health in South Bronx with new green spaces

NYRP's Haven Project aims to drastically improve health in South Bronx…

NYRP has just unveiled the Haven Project, a green-focused project set to improve health conditions in the South Bronx. The project is designed to improve Quality of Life and Deliver…

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Timber-clad school weaves between the trees in a French commune

Timber-clad school weaves between the trees in a French commune

Created to provide after-school and summer school facilities for young children, the school heavily references its surrounding environment. The curvaceous facade is clad in strips of…

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Scientists develop functioning computer chips made out of wood

Scientists develop functioning computer chips made out of wood

We love technology and even those of us who don't love it, probably still use it to some degree. Even some of our common appliances like TV's, some refrigerators, microwaves, watches…

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The Spiky shower curtain will kick you out of the shower after 4 minutes

The Spiky shower curtain will kick you out of the shower after 4…

So you think it's okay to continue with your 15-minute shower because you've got your super-efficient, on-demand water heater and extra-conservative shower head? Perhaps you've even…

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Hankook's airless car tires should hit the market very, very soon

Hankook's airless car tires should hit the market very, very soon

We are in the midst of a generational shift in environmentally friendly vehicles with electric cars becoming more of a practical reality each day, yet there are also other innovations…

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Brilliant 3D grass printer produces a garden in any shape you can imagine

Brilliant 3D grass printer produces a garden in any shape you can…

Gardening just entered the 21st century - a team of students at the University of Maribor in Slovenia developed an innovative 3D printer that can create objects out of living grass!…

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