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Princeton Plans Largest Solar Field for Any U.S. University

Princeton Plans Largest Solar Field for Any U.S. University

Princeton University announced last week its plans for a 27-acre solar field to partially power its New Jersey campus. The system will consist of 16,500 photovoltaic panels, making it the largest solar

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Eton Mobius Solar iPhone Charging Case Doubles Your Cell’s Battery Life

Eton Mobius Solar iPhone Charging Case Doubles Your Cell’s Battery Life

Once again, Eton has read our minds and brought us yet another useful mobile gadget: the Mobius solar charging case. Like the company's other electronics, the Mobius is equipped with a monocrystal solar

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Organic Solar Cells Inspired by Wasp Exoskeletons

Organic Solar Cells Inspired by Wasp Exoskeletons

Ever wonder why wasps are more numerous and active during the summer? It's because their bodies absorb sunlight and convert it into energy. With this fact in mind, Israeli and UK scientists have begun

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Princeton Charter School Builds a More Sustainable Education

Princeton Charter School Builds a More Sustainable Education

The Princeton Charter School (PCS) has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to education, and now it's upping its environmental credentials as well. The school recently made a very sustainable

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Glowing Frog Skeletons Shed Light On Unexplained Deformations

Glowing Frog Skeletons Shed Light On Unexplained Deformations

Why do some frogs fail to develop a complete set of limbs while others develop extra limbs? Is it the result violent parasites? Or maybe chemical pollution? In Brandon Ballengee's latest project, the

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Living Exoskeleton Proposed for Province of Parma Headquarters

Living Exoskeleton Proposed for Province of Parma Headquarters

StudioDosi has proposed a double-skinned, vegetation-covered headquarters for the Province of Parma in Italy. Designed by a talented group of young Italian architects and engineers, the plan features a

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Ninetonine Zebra Crib

Ninetonine Zebra Crib

Looking for fun, modern furniture for the little ones in your life? We just spotted Spanish kids furniture designers Ninetonine at the Milan Furniture Fair, and we are as excited as kids in a candy store

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California farmers to voluntarily cut water usage by 25 percent

California farmers to voluntarily cut water usage by 25 percent

Regulators in California accepted an historic offer by the state’s farmers on Friday to reduce their water usage by 25 percent by either leaving part of their land unplanted or by finding other ways to

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Kay Sekimachi’s delicate bowls are made from real maple leaves

Kay Sekimachi’s delicate bowls are made from real maple leaves

Artist Kay Sekimachi’s uniquely organic bowls wow with their intricacy- and are made from actual maple leaves. Spindly and delicate, the leaves are preserved in outward reaching shapes that seem to

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Timber-clad community center in France mimics the forest surrounding it

Timber-clad community center in France mimics the forest surrounding it

A timber-clad cultural center in the center of Chaville, France designed by Laraqui Bringer Architecture mimicks the lush forest that surrounds the city. Encased with a lace-like latticework, the center

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Jon Stewart and his wife are turning NJ farm into a sanctuary for rescued animals

Jon Stewart and his wife are turning NJ farm into a sanctuary for rescued animals

It's pretty much the understatement of the century to say that Jon Stewart, departing host of The Daily Show, has a lot of fans. However, Stewart will gain some new fans as he prepares for his post-TV

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Kengo Kuma transforms a Tokyo warehouse into a stylish shop called La Kagu

Kengo Kuma transforms a Tokyo warehouse into a stylish shop called La Kagu

A Tokyo warehouse has been transformed into a sprawling lifestyle store and café by Kengo Kuma and Associates. Now called La Kagu, the industrial warehouse is met with a massive timber and steel

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5 Tips to Make Your Home Safe, Green & Healthy from Zem Joaquin

5 Tips to Make Your Home Safe, Green & Healthy from Zem Joaquin

You've all heard the tired mantras about changing your lightbulbs and recycling at home in order to save the planet - are you yawning yet? Many consumers think that going green is a gesture of

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Can Pope Francis halt climate change with new papal document?

Can Pope Francis halt climate change with new papal document?

Pope Francis is causing quite a stir with news that he will soon publish a historic document that details the Catholic imperative to curb global warming. While some pundits believe the encyclical, which

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Industrial meets modern through reclaimed materials in Serbia’s Old Mill Belgrade Hotel

Industrial meets modern through reclaimed materials in Serbia’s Old Mill Belgrade Hotel

The historic “Old Mill” building in Old Beograd, Serbia, has undergone a breathtaking transformation into a 4 Star hotel, conference center, and spa. GRAFT Architects have introduced alluring curves

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12 fresh designs from Designersblock at Milan Design Week 2015

12 fresh designs from Designersblock at Milan Design Week 2015

Every year, Designersblock showcases emerging and established designers through different events ranging from product design to graphics and illustration, architecture and fashion Installations,

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Garden-like Ecole Polytechnique Learning Center is bathed in soft light

Garden-like Ecole Polytechnique Learning Center is bathed in soft light

The Learning Center features a large atrium populated with plants. Instead of conforming to typological stereotypes, the architects opted for a space that looks and feels more like an indoor garden.

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Traditional pole houses may be ideal shelters for a weather-ravaged future

Traditional pole houses may be ideal shelters for a weather-ravaged future

With the unpleasant prediction of more devastating weather patterns over the next twenty years (and beyond), safety and resilience are becoming top priorities for builders in disaster-prone areas. A

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7 indoor plants that purify the air around you naturally

7 indoor plants that purify the air around you naturally

Dendrobium and Phaeleonopsis Orchids Orchids have a bad reputation as being finicky and difficult to grow, but really, the opposite is true. On our last trip to Costa Farms, we learned that orchids

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Foster + Partners debuts design for 80-story “The One” in Toronto

Foster + Partners debuts design for 80-story “The One” in Toronto

Foster + Partners has debuted the design for "The One" in downtown Toronto, which will be an 80-story mixed-use tower located at One Bloor West. The building will feature nine levels of retail space and

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Meet ‘Skeletorus’ and ‘Sparklemuffin’—the world’s newest species of peacock spiders

Meet ‘Skeletorus’ and ‘Sparklemuffin’—the world’s newest species of peacock spiders

Two new species of the strikingly-patterned peacock spider have been discovered in southeast Queensland by a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. One, nicknamed 'Sparklemuffin'

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The oceans stalled global warming, but they’re about to unleash the heat

The oceans stalled global warming, but they’re about to unleash the heat

Despite the recent floods, droughts and extreme winter weather, the effects of climate change have pretty much been on hiatus for the past few years. But according to Nafeez Ahmed at the Ecologist, about

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Marcel van Heeswijk designs airy office for GoodHabitz in Eindhoven

Marcel van Heeswijk designs airy office for GoodHabitz in Eindhoven

GoodHabitz, an online education hub in Eindhoven, Netherlands, hired Marcel van Heeswijk to design the interior of their new office space. Since the company's mandate is the transfer of knowledge, van

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Stockholm’s Insect City and Buzz Building take cricket cultivation to a whole new level

Stockholm’s Insect City and Buzz Building take cricket cultivation to a whole new level

Belatchew Arkitekter’s studio Belatchew Labs are the masterminds behind the Insect City and Buzz Building complex - an integrated facility that hosts full-cycle cricket production, from egg to plate.

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MU Architecture unveils tiny copper and glass huts for Canada’s Bigwin Island

MU Architecture unveils tiny copper and glass huts for Canada’s Bigwin Island

Canadian architecture firm, MU Archicture studio + MU Architects MU Architects, the Giants of Bigwin, architecture, Lake of Bays, Canada, Bigwin island housing competition, Bigwin golf club,

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Affordable wooden cabin is precariously perched over a cliff in Nova Scotia

Affordable wooden cabin is precariously perched over a cliff in Nova Scotia

The 960-square-foot cabin was designed with a modest facade and minimal site disturbance so as to keep the focus on the surrounding untouched landscape. The low-budget project comprises three main

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Abandoned oil and gas wells are leaking methane across the USA

Abandoned oil and gas wells are leaking methane across the USA

After the State of the Union and the touting of the abundance of natural resources, you'd probably think our natural gas game in the U.S. is strong. Meanwhile, the big environmental organizations are

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WoodWorks announces its 2015 Wood Design Award Winners

WoodWorks announces its 2015 Wood Design Award Winners

WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, just announced the winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards at the Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair in Oakland, and the designs are stunning! The buildings

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Formerly blind orangutan is released back into the wild

Formerly blind orangutan is released back into the wild

After cataract-removal surgery restored her sight, a rescued orangutan named Gober has been released into the wild with her twins. Gober was moved to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme center

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Could this new spinal implant someday help people with paralysis walk?

Could this new spinal implant someday help people with paralysis walk?

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) have made a breakthrough that could someday help paralyzed people walk, run, or even dance again. After years of research, the team has

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