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Motorola’s New Modular Smartphone Could Keep People from Buying New Phones Every Year

Motorola’s New Modular Smartphone Could Keep People from Buying New Phones Every Year

Motorola is revolutionizing the smartphone industry with a new modular device that would make it unnecessary to buy a new phone every two years. Putting hardware in the hands of third party developers

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Proud Green Home Achieves Unprecedented -2 HERS Rating in Georgia

Proud Green Home Achieves Unprecedented -2 HERS Rating in Georgia

Architectural firm LG Squared collaborated with the Imery Group on construction of the two-story, 2,600-square-foot Proud Green Home project, which was built in Atlanta's famed sustainable community,

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18-Foot Long “Sea Serpent” Discovered Off California Coast

18-Foot Long “Sea Serpent” Discovered Off California Coast

While snorkeling off the coast of Southern California, Jasmine Santana spotted something shimmering about 30 feet under the water. Santana, a marine science instructor from the Catalina Island Marine

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Nova Scotia’s Sacred Albino Moose Killed by Visiting Hunters

Nova Scotia’s Sacred Albino Moose Killed by Visiting Hunters

Three hunters have sparked outrage both online and amongst the indigenous Mi’kmaq people of Nova Scotia by killing a rare albino moose that is considered sacred. The three unnamed hunters were unaware

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Alternative Illumination: Create an Oil Lamp from Everyday Household Items

Alternative Illumination: Create an Oil Lamp from Everyday Household Items

Lead Image via 365 Days of Pinterest The motto "Be Prepared" may ever be associated with the Boy Scouts, but it isn't just young lads in shorts and knee socks who would do well to hold to it. Far from

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90% of America’s Nuclear Regulators to be Furloughed Today

90% of America’s Nuclear Regulators to be Furloughed Today

Image via Shutterstock As the government shutdown continues to drag on, there have been some troubling new developments; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission just announced that it expects to furlough

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Team Norwich Delta’s T-90 Home is an Insulated Fortress that Provides All-Weather Comfort at the Solar Decathlon

Team Norwich Delta’s T-90 Home is an Insulated Fortress that Provides All-Weather Comfort at the Solar Decathlon

The Delta T-90 design is all about providing a sustainable dwelling that provides maximum interior comfort for residents despite extreme temperatures on the exterior, and all at an affordable cost. At the

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What the US Government Shutdown Means for the Environment

What the US Government Shutdown Means for the Environment

Image © Shutterstock After a prolonged debate over the Congressional budget and the effective date of the new healthcare law, Democrats and Republicans have failed to reach an agreement on

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Portable Bridge Home Cantilevers Over a Flood Plain in Idaho

Portable Bridge Home Cantilevers Over a Flood Plain in Idaho

The main home is situated on concrete piers and hovers above the rushing river with enough lift to sustain up to 500-year flood levels. Supported by a 15-foot deep steel Howe truss system at its center,

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Students in Alberta Create a Sustainable Modular Home for Families in Remote Areas

Students in Alberta Create a Sustainable Modular Home for Families in Remote Areas

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

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Super Resilient Beach House Clad in Natural Black Rubber Absorbs Winter Heat in Kent

Super Resilient Beach House Clad in Natural Black Rubber Absorbs Winter Heat in Kent

Many of the houses in and around Dungeness Beach were slowly expanded upon over the years and the vernacular involves a lot of improvisation. To stay in that style and spirit, Simon Condor Associates

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Climate Change Forces Polar Bears to Consume More Contaminants

Climate Change Forces Polar Bears to Consume More Contaminants

Polar bear photo from Shutterstock A recent study found that the East Greenlandic population of polar bears is being exposed to more contaminants in their diet. As Arctic ice melts, polar bears are

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Florentijn Hofman Unveils Gigantic 150,000-Ton Pink Aardvark in the Netherlands!

Florentijn Hofman Unveils Gigantic 150,000-Ton Pink Aardvark in the Netherlands!

The huge animal figure was inspired by the aardvark-a nocturnal species indigenous to Africa that is also known as the “African antbear” or “anteater.” The Arnhem Zoo is the only place in The

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Volkswagen’s Autostadt Gets a Suspended Leaf-Shaped Roof

Volkswagen’s Autostadt Gets a Suspended Leaf-Shaped Roof

The arched pavilion allows Volkswagen customers to test out the company’s new features of automatic parking, driving assistance and traffic sign recognition regardless of weather conditions. Although

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The Biomimicry Manual: What can the Frigate Bird Teach Us about Flight?

The Biomimicry Manual: What can the Frigate Bird Teach Us about Flight?

The frigate bird is a powerful and aggressive seabird, with a deserved reputation as the pirate of the high seas. One of world's fastest birds, he swoops and soars up to 100 miles an hour, spending up to

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The Biomimicry Manual: What can the Sunfish Teach Us About Submarines?

The Biomimicry Manual: What can the Sunfish Teach Us About Submarines?

With a comically tiny mouth and a blunt cauliflower tail, the ocean sunfish is little more than a swimming head. Which is, in fact, its name in German. Grotesquely oversized, these monsters appear to loll

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10 Brilliant Green ‘Designs to Improve Life’ Shortlisted for the 2013 INDEX: Award!

10 Brilliant Green ‘Designs to Improve Life’ Shortlisted for the 2013 INDEX: Award!

Lepsis Terrarium Grows Edible Grasshopers As the world's population expands and resources for producing food become scarce, the World Health Organization thinks that we could all do with more insects

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Solomon’s Castle: a 12,000-Square-Foot Fort Made From Recycled Materials in the Swamps of Florida

Solomon’s Castle: a 12,000-Square-Foot Fort Made From Recycled Materials in the Swamps of Florida

Artist Howard Solomon has fulfilled every kid’s dream by building himself a castle out of recycled materials! Located in Ona, Florida, this 12,000-square-foot home has it all-a moat, dungeon, gardens,

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New Vocativ Video Depicts Life in the World’s Tallest Slum in Caracas, Venezuela

New Vocativ Video Depicts Life in the World’s Tallest Slum in Caracas, Venezuela

The video begins at the foot of the soaring 45-story structure that has no elevators. It goes along the route taken daily by 750 families to reach their homes. The inhabitants use improvised taxi

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PHOTOS: Earth-Sheltered Formworks Farmhouse Rises in California’s Central Valley

PHOTOS: Earth-Sheltered Formworks Farmhouse Rises in California’s Central Valley

Photo by Mark Andrew Boyer Earth-bermed homes are found throughout the hills of Northern California, but they're much less common in the flat farmland of the Central Valley. So it's somewhat surprising

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Britain’s Newborn Prince Will Wear a Replica of 172-Year-Old Christening Gown

Britain’s Newborn Prince Will Wear a Replica of 172-Year-Old Christening Gown

For generations Britain's royal babies have worn a remarkable, unique hand-me-down: a Honiton lace and white satin gown that Queen Victoria commissioned in 1841 for her eldest daughter’s christening.

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Giant Chrome T-Rex Skeleton Rises on the Banks of the River Seine

Giant Chrome T-Rex Skeleton Rises on the Banks of the River Seine

Paris is famed for its art - after all, it's home to the Louvre and works such as the Mona Lisa. But you know what the city has always lacked? A four-meter-tall Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton. That is, until

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Scientists Create Technology that Could Lead to Lifelike Artificial Skin

Scientists Create Technology that Could Lead to Lifelike Artificial Skin

Photo via Shutterstock Bionic ears and eyes are already a reality, and with the strides made by a team of scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology led by Professor Hossam Haick,

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The Mobile Bread House Brings Baking to Communities

The Mobile Bread House Brings Baking to Communities

One of the most basic and ancient forms of human technology, bread is the result of generations of humans transforming the elements of water, flour, and salt. A food that transcends race, creed, and

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Eternal Reefs Can Turn Your Remains Into a Habitat for Marine Life

Eternal Reefs Can Turn Your Remains Into a Habitat for Marine Life

Everyone knows that cremation is bad for the environment, and there are always more sustainable options for your funeral—such as liquidation or being frozen in liquid nitrogen. However, Eternal Reefs

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MODS International Donates a Shipping Container Home to Oklahoma Tornado Victims

MODS International Donates a Shipping Container Home to Oklahoma Tornado Victims

MODS International is a builder of shipping container homes and shelters geared towards temporary situations. Disaster relief is exactly what the founder had in mind when starting the company. Doug

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Citylab Design Studio Unveils Bamboo Lenggong Valley Visitor Center for Malysia

Citylab Design Studio Unveils Bamboo Lenggong Valley Visitor Center for Malysia

Citylab Design Studio just unveiled their winning proposal for an archaeological visitor centre in Lenggong Valley, Malaysia - the UNESCO World Heritage Site where the skeleton of the 10,000-year-old

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Scientists 3D Print a Tiny Lithium-Ion Battery the Size of a Grain of Sand

Scientists 3D Print a Tiny Lithium-Ion Battery the Size of a Grain of Sand

As technology advances, gadgets and gizmos are becoming smaller and smaller. From medical devices to bee-sized robots, developments in engineering have made for incredibly tiny electronics. To accommodate

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Sea Creatures and Dinosaurs Inspire a Virtually Indestructible Home in Berkeley, California

Sea Creatures and Dinosaurs Inspire a Virtually Indestructible Home in Berkeley, California

People who live in Berkeley, California are certainly used to seeing some strange things on the streets of their city. But those who live in the neighborhood near 2747 Matthews Street may point out a

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Watch Inhabitat’s ‘Big Ideas in Small Spaces’ Webcast and Hear from Leading Auto Designers and Architects!

Watch Inhabitat’s ‘Big Ideas in Small Spaces’ Webcast and Hear from Leading Auto Designers and Architects!

Watch the 'Big Ideas in Small Spaces: Proportion in Design' discussion right here! Our webcast has just ended, but you can still hear everything that was discussed by clicking on the video above. 'Big

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