World's largest candy carpet made from 13 tonnes of sweets pops up in Chengdu, China

World's largest candy carpet made from 13 tonnes of sweets pops up in…

What's sweet, colorful, and covered with adorable panda patterns? Why, it's the world's largest—and sweetest—candy carpet! Made from a staggering 13 tonnes of colorful candy pieces,…

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Plans for affordable Micropolis houses can be purchased and downloaded as PDFs

Plans for affordable Micropolis houses can be purchased and downloaded…

Chapel Hill architect Arielle Condoret Schechter came up with a design for modern small houses for those that might not have the budget for traditional full architectural services.…

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OMA and Olin chosen to transform Washington D.C.'s 11th Street Bridge into a High Line-style park

OMA and Olin chosen to transform Washington D.C.'s 11th Street Bridge…

The design for the 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington, D.C. will feature the proposal submitted by a collaboration between OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) and Olin…

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Architect tops his sophisticated Irish farmhouse with repurposed shipping containers

Architect tops his sophisticated Irish farmhouse with repurposed…

Architect and farmer, Patrick Bradley, has created an amazingly sophisticated rustic country retreat out of four repurposes shipping containers. Set in an idyllic Northern Ireland…

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A striking metallic shell shields this larch-clad cabin from harsh Swiss winters

A striking metallic shell shields this larch-clad cabin from harsh…

Sited on an 8,600-square-foot plot of land, the Vallée de Joux house is located just a few steps from the shores of Lake Joux. The lakeside views and surrounding scenery are framed…

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X-rays allow researchers to read ancient scroll buried by Mt. Vesuvius eruption 2,000 years ago

X-rays allow researchers to read ancient scroll buried by Mt. Vesuvius…

An ancient scroll buried beneath Mount Vesuvius has been read without ever having been opened. The scroll, found with other items in Herculaneum, a town near Pompeii, famously destroyed…

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Architecture students create 3D printing robots that can build just about anywhere

Architecture students create 3D printing robots that can build just…

A team of students at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco has developed autonomous, mobile 3D printing robots that could some day be put to work building in outlying…

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How Cameroon's exploding

How Cameroon's exploding "killer lakes" claimed over 1,700 lives

In 1986, Cameroon's Lake Nyos was the scene of an extraordinary and devastating natural disaster: the lake quite literally exploded, releasing 80 million cubic meters of CO2 and causing…

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kraftwerk is a fuel cell-powered portable charger that fits in your pocket

kraftwerk is a fuel cell-powered portable charger that fits in your…

kraftwerk gives you electronic freedom with the ability to charge your electronic devices no matter where you go. The handheld device is like a tiny, portable power plant that keeps…

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NYC farmer Annie Novak shares the ins & outs of rooftop farming in the winter

NYC farmer Annie Novak shares the ins & outs of rooftop farming in the…

Photo © Jackie Snow for Wilder Quarterly, used with permission. This article was originally published in February 2012. Rooftop farming during the winter may seem like a bleak…

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US and India reach a climate deal, but no agreement to curb emissions

US and India reach a climate deal, but no agreement to curb emissions

The first day of talks between President Barack Obama and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has seen the two leaders agree to some renewable energy policies in the developing nation,…

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Make snow tires for your bike with zip ties!

Make snow tires for your bike with zip ties!

Take that bike out of snow storage, people -- the folks at Dutch Bike Co. have a handy way to give your two-wheeled ride some snow tires for cheap -- all you need are zip ties! The…

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Can Ford's new Palo Alto research center make self-driving cars accessible to everyone?

Can Ford's new Palo Alto research center make self-driving cars…

Ford has announced the opening of its new Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto, California, which will help Ford accelerate its development of technologies and experiments in…

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Chinese cities ban bacon smoking due to smog concerns

Chinese cities ban bacon smoking due to smog concerns

In the Chinese province of Sichuan, government officials have unveiled “the criminal culprit” responsible for the increasingly severe air pollution in the area: bacon. Smoked pork…

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'Historic Blizzard' begins covering New York in snow

'Historic Blizzard' begins covering New York in snow

Get those shovels ready, New York. According to the National Weather Service, NYC is about to get clobbered with the first major snowstorm of 2015 and from the looks of it, it's going…

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Lana Crooks' creepy textile sculptures look like something out of a Tim Burton movie

Lana Crooks' creepy textile sculptures look like something out of a…

Chicago-based textile sculptor and artist Lana Crooks makes tiny soft sculptures from hand-dyed wool and silk that look both beautiful and creepy at the same time. These antique-like…

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6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfoprf37sno Living in a land of supermarkets, convenient stores, and even food home delivery, in our modern society we have successfully pulled…

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Rising ocean temperatures burst through NOAA's charts

Rising ocean temperatures burst through NOAA's charts

Last year was not only the hottest year on record, but the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration has just released a terrifying chart showing a sharp increase in the temperature…

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Dreamy Panchoran Retreat is made from old telephone poles and bamboo from the forests of Bali

Dreamy Panchoran Retreat is made from old telephone poles and bamboo…

Photo: Tim Street Porter Tucked away within 25 acres of bamboo and coconut palm groves near Ubud, Bali, Panchoran is a little piece of paradise and the perfect way for anyone who is…

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The foldable Solight Solarpuff solar-powered lantern provides off-grid light where there is no electricity

The foldable Solight Solarpuff solar-powered lantern provides off-grid…

What do you get when you cross a solar energy powered lantern with the cutest name ever? The Solarpuff, that's what!The good people at Solight have created the lightweight, compact…

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Fascinating photos show how old NYC subway cars are reborn on the sea floor

Fascinating photos show how old NYC subway cars are reborn on the sea…

For ten years, New York City subway cars have been helping the environment, not just by offering up green transportation, but by rebuilding fragile eco-systems on the seabed along the…

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Spine-tingling photos of highliners camped out hundreds of feet up in the Italian Alps

Spine-tingling photos of highliners camped out hundreds of feet up in…

The highline meeting on Monte Piana is the biggest slackline festival in Italy. It attracts hundreds of brave people from all over the world who share the love for mountains and the…

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Google Glass is dead, long live Google Glass

Google Glass is dead, long live Google Glass

  The opportunity to buy Google Glass is now past. The test drive is over. The beta install has expired. The free trial membership has ended. The testing phase of the product…

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Step into the fairytale world of the Brothers Grimm with these amazing landscape photos

Step into the fairytale world of the Brothers Grimm with these amazing…

Wanderings continues the theme of imagining how the backdrop of Grimm’s fairytales would look. Schönberger roamed Europe to capture beautiful these sights with a mystical flair…

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Incredible Amsterdam office created entirely from cardboard

Incredible Amsterdam office created entirely from cardboard

The designers created an entire office space by carefully cutting and folding sheets of 15 mm honeycomb cardboard. The area includes desks, tables, bookshelves, columns, stairs, and…

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NL Architects design luxury hotel shaped like a massive amethyst geode

NL Architects design luxury hotel shaped like a massive amethyst geode…

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the first Amethyst Hotel will be located on the man-made Ocean Flower Island in China, a country known for its literal architecture and reverence for amethyst.…

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12,000-square-foot 3D-printed mansion pops up in China

12,000-square-foot 3D-printed mansion pops up in China

China’s newest mansion is not only made from recycled materials, but the sprawling 12,000 square foot home was made with 3D printing! Developed by Chinese company WinSun, the luxury…

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The Lay family transforms an old backyard tool shed into an adorable children’s playhouse

The Lay family transforms an old backyard tool shed into an adorable…

Families often shell out hundreds or even thousands of dollars for a children’s playhouse, but Joni Lay of the blog Lay Baby Lay decided to go the DIY route for a much more impressive…

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FabCafe in Japan lets customers create 3D gummies of themselves

FabCafe in Japan lets customers create 3D gummies of themselves

Gummies aren’t just for bears and worms anymore. Tokyo's FabCafe in Shibuya recently offered nine lucky customers the chance to create a 3D-printed gummy version of themselves!…

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This cleverly designed bamboo bike charges mobile devices

This cleverly designed bamboo bike charges mobile devices

Bambootec, a consortium from Yucatán, Mexico, has created a bamboo bicycle that turns pedaling into electricity for charging mobile devices. (It even has a navigation dashboard in the…

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Melting glaciers reveal items lost in the Stone Age

Melting glaciers reveal items lost in the Stone Age

Losing mittens and other personal possessions isn't a modern-day woe: it appears that our Stone Age ancestors misplaced their personal belongings just as often as we do. An…

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French Rollkers 'under shoes' allow walkers to travel at up to 7mph!

French Rollkers 'under shoes' allow walkers to travel at up to 7mph!

French startup Rollkers SAS is coming to the US to unveil their unique shoe accessory. The Rollkers undershoe is described as a "transportation accessory that increases a person’s…

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Incredible Transforming LEGO Apartment Packs 4 Rooms Into 1

Incredible Transforming LEGO Apartment Packs 4 Rooms Into 1

Christian Schallerton has retrofitted a tiny apartment up with a vast view of Barcelona into an incredible transforming home that packs a lot of living space into a tiny footprint.…

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MIT researchers reveal the reason rain smells, and capture it on video

MIT researchers reveal the reason rain smells, and capture it on video

Is your favorite smell the smell of new rain? For many, that earthy smell, reminiscent of the first days of spring or putting your hands in newly-turned soil, is their smell of choice.…

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Celebrate National Handwriting Day today with a handwritten tweet

Celebrate National Handwriting Day today with a handwritten tweet

  Did you know that writing things out by hand keeps your brain cells active, and even helps you retain information? It also improves hand-eye coordination, and has a soothing,…

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Israeli architects transform an abandoned storage building into a flexible, cozy home

Israeli architects transform an abandoned storage building into a…

The building features large steel beams painted in a bright red color that give character to the space and dominate its design. The dining space includes a table constructed of wood…

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Nothing says "I love you" quite like a 3D-printed steampunk gear heart

If you're looking for a unique Valentine's gift for someone special, check this out: you can download plans on Thingiverse for a 3D-printed steampunk-style gear heart to give as a…

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Despite financial collapse, Architecture for Humanity volunteer chapters wish to continue

Despite financial collapse, Architecture for Humanity volunteer…

At the beginning of January, Architecture for Humanity closed its doors, surprising the design world and an army of volunteers around the world. Tension had, apparently, been brewing…

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Concrete Yogananda Library is bathed in natural light

Concrete Yogananda Library is bathed in natural light

The building starts as a narrow strip of an extroverted, yet shaded space on the lower two floors. This part of the structure houses research cells and discussion areas of senior…

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Self-supporting Dome Homes can be lit with the energy equivalent to boiling a kettle

Self-supporting Dome Homes can be lit with the energy equivalent to…

The shells are completely self-supporting and free from columns or pillars. Their outer layers are made from FSC certified timber built to German Passive House standards. They are ultra…

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