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Bamboo is a very sustainable material; because it is a grass and grows very quickly, unlike slow-growing trees like oak or pine. So the team decided to built the entire home out of bamboo. Even the
In my last column for The Biomimicry Manual, I mentioned the way the sea snake keeps herself clean of barnacles and algae by shedding her skin. Keeping surfaces clean is a huge challenge and a big
After losing his lower leg in a motorcycle accident four years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has undergone experimental surgery to become the recipient of the world's first thought-controlled bionic leg.
Borealis consists of parts that are easily assembled and can be moved by truck to areas that aren't always easy to reach. A steel structure makes up the skeleton of the home, with R-40 walls acting as the
The Empire Drive-in was originally created to showcase Todd Chandler's film, Flood Tide. The artists wanted a venue that reflected the story's overall themes of creative reuse and finding value along the
From the outside WVU's PEAK house looks like a rustic cabin with a log cabin exterior. But even though the exterior appears to be made out of stacked logs, the floors, walls and ceiling are actually made
Could space travel be just an elevator ride away? Science fiction author Neal Stephenson is teaming up with Arizona State University scientists and engineers to develop a concept for the tallest tower on
In an ironic turn of events, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum received a "Climate Hero Award" from California Senator Barbara Boxer on Monday. While the architects who designed facility
Half of the world's coral reefs have been destroyed over the past three decades, according to a recent Catlin Seaview Survey (CSS). In a race to document their decline, the CSS teamed up with Google
The year hasn't even reached a close and already poachers have killed more rhinos is South Africa - home to 80 percent of the world's rhino population - than in all of last year. Poachers have slaughtered
Since time immemorial, farmers have benefited from sharing knowledge with one another, and The FarmBot makes that easier than ever to do. Designed by California engineer Rory Landon Aronson, this
To understand the world's changing climate, scientists often look to tree cores and ice samples. For a record of ocean pollutants, researchers are beginning to turn to whale ear wax. Since whales are
If you commute using a bicycle, then you know the frustration of having to carry everything with you when you step away from your bike. Add to that the frustration of getting your stuff soaking wet if a
Image via Shutterstock According to a new report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday, antibiotic resistance in factory meat production contributes to nearly 23,000
As bike use rises around the world, cycling injuries and fatalities have increased as well. British design student Emily Brooke was concerned to hear that 79 percent of accidents in the UK occur when
Completely mapping the interior of a building may sound like a fantastically complex and time-consuming project, but Australian developers have made it as simple as moving your feet. CSIRO, Australia’s
“Clean Water” is a Natural Plant-Based System that can Inexpensively Remove Arsenic from the Environment
The World Health Organization states that arsenic is responsible for one of the largest mass poisonings in human history, causing cancer in over 1.2 million people and sickening 150 million every year. In
If you’re reading Inhabitat, you’re probably interested in green building, and if you work in the building and construction industry, it’s likely that you strive to build in as environmentally
The short-haired bumblebee has been absent from the UK countryside since the 1980's. During the six decades before its disappearance, the insect's population plummeted due to the loss of wildflower-rich
From DIY Bikes to 3D-Printed Guns: Adhocracy is a Cultural Revolution in Making at the London Design Festival
The Adhocracy exhibition features products and concepts that show the wide range of developments in this new industrial revolution - from digital fabrication to open design to distributed manufacturing.
Ecohabit is split into two modules: a wet module and a dry one. This helps reduce the amount of plumbing needed to service the home. The wet side features a living green wall and roof, and a very smart
Levels of nitrous oxide are difficult to measure in agricultural sites across Australia due to their scattered nature. So scientists from the Queensland University of Technology have created "Semaphore,"
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
As part of its ongoing plan to fight pollution and promote renewable energy, the Chinese government has announced a ban on new coal-fired power plants in parts of Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. The
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 Shutterstock. A study published this month in the journal Climatic Change asserts that 100,000 adults could lose their lives annually as a result of air pollution made worse by global
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
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
A hot architecture firm in New Mexico recently transformed a walk-in ice cream freezer into a cool repurposed office! WAMO Studio architects Vahid Mojarrab and Carol Ware recently moved into an old Taos
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