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Here at Green Building 101, we’ve looked at many ways that you can design, build, and renovate your home with more attention to your health and the environment. Now that you've been thoroughly educated,
Image via Shutterstock Jeans Dirt rarely shows its face on denim until it's really dirty, so unless you're wearing jeans to trek through mud or you always go commando, don't wash them after every wear.
Scott&Scott Architects' new studio and home was originally built in 1911. It was once a butcher shop, and it was used as a grocery store for a long time. The commercial space was stripped down to a
For years fear of theft has deterred many would-be bike commuters from taking the two-wheeled plunge. Securing one's bike outside work or a restaurant has required big combination chains or hefty D-locks
The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Octopus Teach Us About Touch Screens, Wallpaper, and Invisibility Cloaks?
Cephalopods are the undisputed masters of camouflage. While their relatives, the clams, stayed brainless and safe on the seabeds-of-old, the ancient nautilus (think squid-in-a-shell) made a daring foray
In 2012, Colorado made history by becoming the first state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults over 21. This week, the state enjoyed another first: the installation of a vending machine that
A team of MIT engineers have created 'living cells' made from bacteria that could be used to 'grow' electronic devices. The cells are then used to produce biofilms that incorporate nonliving materials,
With the advent of smartphones, traditional watches have been largely relegated as antiquated accessories. To reinvent the antiquated wristwatch into high-tech arm candy, Google recently debuted "Android
Michelin-starred chef Andoni Luis Aduriz is working on an innovative app that would allow customers to smell their food before ordering. Using an attachment called Scentee, food lovers will be able to
A new report from Global Witness states that movie star/governor/"environmental champion" Arnold Schwarzenegger is part owner of an investment company that backs some of the world’s most destructive
Zhong Lin Wang and his team at the Georgia Institute of Technology have come up with a generator that powers your smartphone with nothing more than typing and swiping. The idea is based on
In the wake of Washington and Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana, concerned cannabis users are beginning to realize that their high comes at a price to the planet. In an enormous buzzkill
Dell likes to be first. They were the first to market laptops directly to college freshmen through bro-friendly language, first to ship their computers in mushroom-based packaging, and, if their recent
Top image: A child is put to work at a militia-run mine in Watsa. © Marcus Bleasdale/National Geographic Captured during a 2004 visit to the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, Bleasdale's
Roxy's diorama has a deep-fat fryer, a soft drink dispenser, and various other machines you would expect to find in a McDonalds. The trick is that each of them is actually taken from a different brand
Abalone Shell photo from Shutterstock Cracked smartphone screens and shattered windows may be a thing of the past. Scientists at McGill University in Montreal have created a new type of glass that is
Soon, Google may be a greater part of your life than simply the sites and apps you use on your computer or phone: the company's tech may be wired into the appliances that run your home. Yesterday, Google
Schwinn’s new CycleNav Smart Bike Navigator helps riders navigate unfamiliar areas safely and simply. The handle-bar mounted device connects to a smart phone via Bluetooth, and gives riders audible
Photo of marijuana / Shutterstock New Year's Day marked the beginning of a new era in the state of Colorado, where residents over 21 can now legally purchase up to an ounce of marijuana with nothing
It's the holidays, and gifts of technology (namely smartphones) are at the top of everyone's list. If you're not planning to give the phone itself, then accessories that allow it to do more, better,
Voltaic Systems, manufacturer of solar chargers for smartphones, laptops and other electronic equipment, just launched a BOGO (Buy One Give One) campaign to help residents of Philippines whose lives were
Keeping your power-hungry smartphones charged with cables and portable batteries may be a thing of the past as two engineering students have figured out a way to charge them with Wi-Fi. Allen Hawkes and
Photo of solar panels in Arizona via Shutterstock Apple has faced a lot criticism for failing to monitor its manufacturing partners' questionable work safety standards, but it looks like the company is
A new flying robot built to withstand mid-air crashes could play a key role helping disaster victims. The great minds at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne created a flying spheroid robot that can
Ed Bolian set out to beat the cross-country record for driving from New York to Los Angeles by a stark margin. Driving at an average speed of 98 mph, with the top speed of 158 mph, his Atlanta-based team
Lock8 is the world’s first smart bike lock that can be operated via smartphone! The keyless lock has a GPS tracker that helps users find their bicycles when they are either misplaced or stolen. It is
Korean smartphone maker LG has finally announced a phone that promises to free us from the horrors of scratched smartphones. One of the world’s first curved smartphones, the G Flex innovates one step
Giant Panda [Status: Endangered] The Giant Panda is the rarest member of the bear family. Pandas live in the bamboo forests high in the mountains of western China. They subsist almost entirely on bamboo.
Having 10 extra minutes of cell phone battery life in emergency situations such as hurricanes and earthquakes can literally save lives. Designers Bob Panos and Karl Lee have designed a case that can
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