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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Resolution 4's gorgeous Swingline home brings sophisticated prefab to the Hamptons

Resolution 4's gorgeous Swingline home brings sophisticated prefab to…

Located Wainscott, NY, the luxury vacation home is set in a wooded three-acre site, offering an idyllic retreat away from the hustle and bustle of NYC. The home's six bedrooms, seven…

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Energy-efficient Stinson Beach House looks like a clustered mountain village

Energy-efficient Stinson Beach House looks like a clustered mountain…

The house is organized around a central courtyard and evokes the sense of a small, clustered village. The courtyard divides into two sections: the main residence, and the guest…

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Green ideas for Valentine's Day

Green ideas for Valentine's Day

Whether you love it or hate it, today is Valentine's day. Some may argue the holiday is a Hallmark fabrication to encourage consumption of useless goods, but whatever your thoughts,…

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This new Times Square restaurant hides a giant living wall

This new Times Square restaurant hides a giant living wall

Midtown’s brand new Hunt & Fish Club Restaurant may echo old New York glamour, but its sprawling living wall elevates the venue into modernity. Designed by Studio Iyor, the…

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Cambodian floating toilets filter human waste naturally via wetland plants

Cambodian floating toilets filter human waste naturally via wetland…

The floating village of Prek Toal in Cambodia is utilizing the power of natural filter wetland plants to soak up contaminants from their raw sewage. Floating toilets supported by…

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Indian tiger population climbs by 30 percent thanks to conservation efforts

Indian tiger population climbs by 30 percent thanks to conservation…

The wild tiger population in India has jumped from 1,706 to an estimated 2,226 since 2011, marking a 30% increase for the endangered big cat. As a result, India is now home to around…

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"Unchecked climate change" causes atomic scientists to push Doomsday…

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has issued their first update to the symbolic Doomsday Clock since 2007, announcing that we have advanced by two minutes and are now at "three minutes…

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Alpestudio’s Antia is a steel varnished chair that boasts a simple, timeless design

Alpestudio’s Antia is a steel varnished chair that boasts a simple,…

Architecture studio Alpestudio recently won Formabilio’s “Iron Age” metalworking contest with their design of Antia, a minimalist steel chair. As part of the grand prize,…

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New York City moves forward with BIG U plan to protect Manhattan from future super storms

New York City moves forward with BIG U plan to protect Manhattan from…

Remember BIG U, the giant, storm-resilient green strip proposed by the Bjarke Ingels Group to protect Manhattan from future super storms? The ambitious design was one of the winners of…

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Passive solar Martin-Lancaster House is wrapped in glass and cedar shingles

Passive solar Martin-Lancaster House is wrapped in glass and cedar…

Overlooking the rugged Atlantic coast, the Martin-Lancaster House’s spatial layout is designed like a “procession toward the sea.” The courtyard home is divided into four primary…

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Dramatic decline in population of Lake Tahoe's tiniest creatures is changing the entire ecosystem

Dramatic decline in population of Lake Tahoe's tiniest creatures is…

Lake Tahoe is world renowned for its dramatic natural beauty, but the attention it receives—and the pollution that comes with it—may play a role in the alarming decline in…

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Grand Opening! Today, the Mojave Solar Project is officially fully operational

Grand Opening! Today, the Mojave Solar Project is officially fully…

The Mojave Solar Project has been online and fully operational since December and on Friday, a grand opening ceremony will celebrate this massive achievement. The plant uses advanced…

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Submit your unrealized ceramic furniture designs to Formabilio’s Amalgamate Competition

Submit your unrealized ceramic furniture designs to Formabilio’s…

Environmentally friendly Italian furniture brand Formabilio announced its latest international competition: the Amalgamate, a contest that seeks innovative designs for ceramic furniture…

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H&P Architects unveil brilliantly efficient urban office with interwoven vegetation

H&P Architects unveil brilliantly efficient urban office with…

+ H&P Architects Via Archdaily Photography © Nguyen Tien Thanh H&P Architects, SRDP-IWMC Office, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, sustainable architecture, sustainable…

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Watch bloggers interview President Obama on YouTube

Watch bloggers interview President Obama on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbR6iQ62v9k&feature=inp-lt-yti-01 If you're online right now, you might want to stop everything you're doing to listen to this exclusive interview…

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Cardboard Furniture makes flat pack, recyclable furniture for every room

Cardboard Furniture makes flat pack, recyclable furniture for every…

It's easy to focus on transportation and architecture when it comes to improving our carbon footprint, but sometimes it is the little things that make all the difference. Cardboard…

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Snøhetta selected to design Le Monde headquarters in Paris

Snøhetta selected to design Le Monde headquarters in Paris

The Le Monde Group selected Norwegian studio Snøhetta to design their new headquarters in Paris. The architects will work with local studio SRA on the design, which will comprise a…

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