Giant geometric steel maze pops up on the site of a coal mine in Belgium

Giant geometric steel maze pops up on the site of a coal mine in…

Artists Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout van Verenbergh of Gijs Van Vaerenbergh designed a huge maze made of five-meter-high steel corridors at the C-MINE Art Centre in Genk, Belgium. Around a…

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NASA wants to explore Jupiter with wind-powered robot spacecrafts

NASA wants to explore Jupiter with wind-powered robot spacecrafts

NASA scientists, desperate to explore Jupiter and other planets with no solid surface to speak of, have figured out a way to overcome the challenges of those gas giants. Wind-powered…

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Architecture students build Paper Brick pavilion out of 15,775 recycled paper cups

Architecture students build Paper Brick pavilion out of 15,775…

Paper Brick: A Recyle and Reuse Project “Paper brick” is a waste paper cup pavilion that aims to orientate and raise public attention, regarding awareness on waste recycling and…

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LEED-certified Meadow Farm is a small organic farmstead in northern California

LEED-certified Meadow Farm is a small organic farmstead in northern…

  Celebrating California's natural hues and textures, different parts of the house echo the site's local landscapes. Its rolling zinc roofs echo waves and wind patterns…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Which states care most about the environment?

INFOGRAPHIC: Which states care most about the environment?

As the Earth heats up, thankfully so does interest in sustainable living and renewable energy. Think about the last time you searched for something like “how to compost” or …

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New eco-friendly hotel with massive herb garden wall set to open at Central Park next month

New eco-friendly hotel with massive herb garden wall set to open at…

This month, the long-awaited new eco-friendly 1 Hotels Central Park is slated to open. After numerous delays, the flagship hotel for the brand, an offshoot of Starwood, plans to open…

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UK suspends ban on bee-killing pesticides

UK suspends ban on bee-killing pesticides

In a decision shrouded in secrecy that was opposed in a petition signed by over 500,000 people, the UK government has moved to suspend an EU ban on pesticides that have been shown to…

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Apache protesters: “John McCain is a traitor” for selling holy land to foreign mining company

Apache protesters: “John McCain is a traitor” for selling holy…

In Arizona, a heated struggle over a patch of land has pitted Native Americans against Republicans in Congress as Apache seek to regain continued protection for an area considered holy…

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Snøhetta unveils plans for a new Cable Car system in Bolzano, Italy

Snøhetta unveils plans for a new Cable Car system in Bolzano, Italy

The new cable car transit system begins with the base station located next to the River Eisack and nearby the historic center of Bolzano at the Piazza Walther. The elevated station is…

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Catholics from the Phillippines could raise 10 million signatures for Pope’s climate petition

Catholics from the Phillippines could raise 10 million signatures for…

The Philippines is the world’s third largest Catholic country and the largest in Asia, and it’s also been the site of numerous natural disasters in recent years. Church leaders…

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Giant mysterious 'chicken church' roosts atop a hill in the Indonesian jungle

Giant mysterious 'chicken church' roosts atop a hill in the Indonesian…

Deep in the Indonesian jungle, a giant chicken roosts atop a hill. But this huge bird doesn’t peck at the ground or lay eggs. The enormous chicken-shaped building was hatched by a…

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How hot is too hot for humans? Because June just broke another climate record.

How hot is too hot for humans? Because June just broke another climate…

This year is on its way to being the hottest year on record, according to the newest data, and we are only halfway through 2015! So far, June was the hottest June in all the 136 years…

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Harvard student startup lets you test-drive tiny house living for just $99 a night

Harvard student startup lets you test-drive tiny house living for just…

Created to help grow the Tiny House movement, Getaway is the first project launched by the Millennial Housing Lab, a Harvard Innovation Lab project founded by Harvard MBA student Jon…

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Stephen Hawking backs $100 million project to look for alien life

Stephen Hawking backs $100 million project to look for alien life

Astronomers will now embark on a massive project, thanks in part to Stephen Hawking and it's the most intense yet performed by humans -- to find other civilizations somewhere in the…

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The bed in this amazing apartment drops down from the ceiling

The bed in this amazing apartment drops down from the ceiling

Simon Woodroffe, entrepreneur and designer of YO!Sushi and YOTEL has now created YO!Home-a compact living space concept that fits all the rooms of a two-bedroom house in a one-bedroom…

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Win up to $10,000 in Vectorworks’ Student Design Scholarship

Win up to $10,000 in Vectorworks’ Student Design Scholarship

It’s tough a life for a design student nowadays, with climbing tuition fees and expensive lab fees to consider. To help out the next generation of creatives, Nemetschek Vectorworks…

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World's first pocket spectrometer lets you measure the molecular makeup of nearly anything

World's first pocket spectrometer lets you measure the molecular…

SCiO is a brand new consumer device that measures the molecular fingerprint of anything that reflects light, except it fits in your pocket. Equipped with some of the capabilities of…

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Have your wedding or event at this opulent ballroom where all proceeds go towards helping the homeless

Have your wedding or event at this opulent ballroom where all proceeds…

The Prince George Ballroom is the premier event destination in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, where history meets elegance. Built in 1904 as one of NYC’s premier hotels, the Prince…

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How thousands of rough wooden logs protect this pavilion from solar radiation

How thousands of rough wooden logs protect this pavilion from solar…

The big surprise of this year World Expo is the striking entry of Uruguay. Participating for the first time in a Universal Exposition with its own national pavilion designed by Javier…

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Top 7 highlights of the Italian Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2015

Top 7 highlights of the Italian Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2015

Going to visit the 56th Art Biennale in Venice? Don’t forget to drop at the Italian Pavilion curated by Vincenzo Trione. Promise! You’ll find really intriguing works of contemporary…

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Clover Stornetta recalls milk products that may contain plastic

Clover Stornetta recalls milk products that may contain plastic

Clover Stornetta Farms in Petaluma, Calif., has announced a voluntary recall of some of their milk products due to possible contamination. The milk products may contain small pieces of…

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Yves Béhar's sleek Hive 2 thermostat looks like a polished mirror

Yves Béhar's sleek Hive 2 thermostat looks like a polished mirror

Your thermostat could get a sleek new facelift, thanks to super designer Yves Béhar’s Fuseproject. The new Hive 2 thermostat, designed for British Gas, adds a sort of minimalist…

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Apple grows its electric car team but still won’t admit the project is real

Apple grows its electric car team but still won’t admit the project…

The world has new evidence to support the theories that Apple is working on a secret electric car project. Recently, the iPhone maker has brought in several auto industry experts who…

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Shape-shifting PortHotel transforms from a 2D symbol into a 3D habitable space

Shape-shifting PortHotel transforms from a 2D symbol into a 3D…

Building workshop TOMA! have designed a shape-shifting wooden sculpture for this year's Lively Architecture Festival in La Grande Motte, France. The PrortHotel utilizes the parallax…

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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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