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Blueshift Helium is the World’s First Wireless Supercapacitor-Powered Speaker

Blueshift Helium is the World’s First Wireless Supercapacitor-Powered Speaker

Electronics that rely on batteries have the disadvantage of succumbing to obsolescence once their charging and discharging cycles have reached their limit, but one firm is moving away from that model.

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Cocoon Tree: A Lightweight, Spherical Treehouse for Sustainable Living

Cocoon Tree: A Lightweight, Spherical Treehouse for Sustainable Living

Cocoon Tree is a spherical aluminium structure that weighs only 130 pounds. Rigged up with ropes and secured by nets, the structure has 12 locking points for both the suspension and for lateral stability.

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8 Innovative Emergency Shelters for When Disaster Strikes

8 Innovative Emergency Shelters for When Disaster Strikes

IKEA Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelter This flat pack, easy to transport shelter was developed in collaboration between the IKEA Foundation and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR).

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Architect Pets Makes Modernist Doggy Daybeds and Scratching Posts for Design-Loving Pets

Architect Pets Makes Modernist Doggy Daybeds and Scratching Posts for Design-Loving Pets

Led by the creative direction of recognized pet furniture designer Corey Drew, Architect Pets creates innovative pet products that are simply irresistible to any design conscience home and pet owner.

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Oudated 1970′s Home Gets Brilliant Green Makeover with Locally-Sourced Materials in Northern California

Oudated 1970′s Home Gets Brilliant Green Makeover with Locally-Sourced Materials in Northern California

In desperate need of a complete renovation for their outdated two-storey home, the owners specifically sought out a construction company that would provide an environmentally-friendly rebuilding process

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Low-Income School in Hong Kong Named ‘Greenest School on Earth’

Low-Income School in Hong Kong Named ‘Greenest School on Earth’

A low-income school in Hong Kong was just named one of the "Greenest Schools on Earth" by the U.S. Green Building Council! Sing Yin Secondary School shows that eco-friendly principles aren’t just for

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Coconut-Shaped Bamboo Dome Built Without a Single Nail

Coconut-Shaped Bamboo Dome Built Without a Single Nail

We've seen other bamboo buildings before but what makes Nghia's stand out is the dynamic domed shapes he is able to achieve with the material - especially without the use of modern machinery or metal

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Legal Marijuana More Popular and Profitable than Smartphones in the U.S.

Legal Marijuana More Popular and Profitable than Smartphones in the U.S.

Image of prescription marijuana via Shutterstock Move over technology, there's a hot new industry in town and it's all green. New research shows that legal marijuana is among the fastest-growing

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Keyless Lock8 Bicycle Lock Sends Theft Alerts to Your Smartphone

Keyless Lock8 Bicycle Lock Sends Theft Alerts to Your Smartphone

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

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Proceeds from Artist Eric Abel’s ‘Kelpafornia’ Prints will Benefit Ocean Cleanup Efforts

Proceeds from Artist Eric Abel’s ‘Kelpafornia’ Prints will Benefit Ocean Cleanup Efforts

Artist Erik Abel has released a set of eco-friendly prints to benefit Heal the Bay, a nonprofit that has been working to keep Southern California oceans and beaches clean for nearly 30 years. His latest

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Chinese Man Lives in Portable House He Carries on his Back Like a Snail

Chinese Man Lives in Portable House He Carries on his Back Like a Snail

One traveling man in China has made his home part of his wardrobe by carrying a hand made shelter on his back like a snail. China News caught up with Liu Lingchao, a 38 year old man who makes his living

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Darby Bicheno’s Head-Turning Scooter Concept Features a Sleek Bamboo Body

Darby Bicheno’s Head-Turning Scooter Concept Features a Sleek Bamboo Body

Designed around EngineAir Australia's compressed air-powered rotary engine, this concept scooter was developed as a part of a 3rd year studio project by Darby Bicheno at RMIT University in Melbourne,

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HOW TO: Protect Your Plants Over the Winter

HOW TO: Protect Your Plants Over the Winter

Frozen leaf image via Shutterstock Here in the northern hemisphere, nights are growing chillier, and it's not unusual to wake up to a light frost clinging to car windshields and lingering garden

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Paulett Taggart Architects’ Light-Filled Telegraph Hill House Boasts Stunning Views of the San Francisco Bay [PHOTOS]

Paulett Taggart Architects’ Light-Filled Telegraph Hill House Boasts Stunning Views of the San Francisco Bay [PHOTOS]

Paulett Taggart Architects responded to the need for more natural light in the interior of the home by adding a dramatic full-height exposed stair and a new glass wall at the side of the house, opening up

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800,000 Evacuated as 140mph Cyclone Hits India’s East Coast

800,000 Evacuated as 140mph Cyclone Hits India’s East Coast

Indian authorities are expressing relief at what appears to be a relatively low rate of causalities after "Super Cyclone" Phailin made landfall in the states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday

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Metal-Clad Radiant House Boasts Clay Walls and a Whole Lot of Bamboo at the Solar Decathlon

Metal-Clad Radiant House Boasts Clay Walls and a Whole Lot of Bamboo at the Solar Decathlon

Like all of the Solar Decathlon homes, the Radiant House takes its energy from the ubiquitous California sun vis–à–vis a 7.14kW solar array attached to an innovative rooftop racking system. That

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Prefab Moyle Duplex in Yellowknife Comprises a Set of Super Energy Efficient Modern Homes

Prefab Moyle Duplex in Yellowknife Comprises a Set of Super Energy Efficient Modern Homes

The 131 Moyle duplex is the latest of a series of dwellings SMPLy MOD Prefab Homes has built in Yellowknife, NWT. This duplex sits adjacent to their other duplex, 133 Moyle, and remains energy efficient

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8 Heartbreakingly Adorable Endangered Animals That We Need to Save

8 Heartbreakingly Adorable Endangered Animals That We Need to Save

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.

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Otis & Eleanor Launch Beautiful Bamboo ‘Bongo’ Speaker on Kickstarter

Otis & Eleanor Launch Beautiful Bamboo ‘Bongo’ Speaker on Kickstarter

Nothing rocks harder than sustainability. That is why Otis & Eleanor teamed up with designer Megan Sebold to create a lightweight bluetooth speaker set made from one of the fastest growing plants on

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Singapore McDonalds Unveils a Green Roof Designed to Sustain Local Wildlife

Singapore McDonalds Unveils a Green Roof Designed to Sustain Local Wildlife

The crowning feature of this particular McDonalds is the lush green roof that provides an all-natural aesthetic, and camouflages the building amongst the naturally occurring vegetation on its outskirts.

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HEROBike Builds a Beautiful New Bicycle from Carbon Fiber and Bamboo

HEROBike Builds a Beautiful New Bicycle from Carbon Fiber and Bamboo

HERObike, a non-profit initiative in Greensboro, Alabama, is designing and manufacturing bikes made from locally sourced bamboo. After partnering with Inhabitat favorite Bamboo Bike Studio, the

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Japanese Peach Garden Home Blends Tradition With Modern Development

Japanese Peach Garden Home Blends Tradition With Modern Development

The courtyard sitting at the end of a narrow entrance from the roadside is an important pacifying element of the house. It creates a clear transition between the busy outside world and the tranquil

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Radiant House: Santa Clara Students to Create a Modular Solar Home from Bamboo

Radiant House: Santa Clara Students to Create a Modular Solar Home from Bamboo

Bamboo is a very sustainable material; because it is a grass and grows very quickly, unlike slow-growing trees like oak or pine. So the team decided to built the entire home out of bamboo. Even the

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H&P Architects’ Blooming Bamboo Home in Vietnam Can Withstand Severe Weather

H&P Architects’ Blooming Bamboo Home in Vietnam Can Withstand Severe Weather

In Vietnam, the weather can often be severe and unpredictable—from storms to sweeping floods to landslides and even droughts, preparing for these situations becomes key. But given the lack of resources,

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Mobile Mae Sot Bamboo School Pops Up in Thailand to Aid Refugees

Mobile Mae Sot Bamboo School Pops Up in Thailand to Aid Refugees

Located in the town of Mae Sot, MOVING Schools 001 was created through the joint effort of architecture professionals, a social enterprise, volunteers from around the world, kids and adults. This diverse

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Beautiful Black Bamboo Community Center in Indonesia Built for Just $2,500

Beautiful Black Bamboo Community Center in Indonesia Built for Just $2,500

The Black Bamboo Community Center in Kampung Pakuncen, Yogyakarta, was built on stilts on top of a drainage channel and in-between houses. Locals and bamboo specialists worked together to construct

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Prefab Eco Resort Planned 356m Above Sea Level in the Mists of Peru’s Cloud Forest

Prefab Eco Resort Planned 356m Above Sea Level in the Mists of Peru’s Cloud Forest

Each of the prefabricated buildings will be built on a 6m hexagonal base, utilizing a modular design in place of conventional pitched roof buildings that are normally erected in rain forests. There are

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Ask U.S. Solar Decathlon Teams Pressing Green Questions TODAY on Google+!

Ask U.S. Solar Decathlon Teams Pressing Green Questions TODAY on Google+!

Want to know the latest in energy saving technologies or what app best controls your lights? Then you might want to ask those in the know—specifically members from this year's Solar Decathlon teams.

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9 Exceptionally Delicious (and Easy) Vegan Meals You can Make on a Budget

9 Exceptionally Delicious (and Easy) Vegan Meals You can Make on a Budget

Tofu Scramble in a Whole Wheat Wrap This is a great way to get an energy burst of protein first thing in the morning, and the amounts listed here will serve 2 hearty eaters. Feel free to halve the

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Panda Poop Microbes Could Lead to Biofuel Production that Doesn’t Use Corn

Panda Poop Microbes Could Lead to Biofuel Production that Doesn’t Use Corn

Pandas at the Memphis Zoo may be contributing to their upkeep soon thanks to research from the Mississippi State University. This week, scientists presented research at the 246th National Meeting &

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