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Previously on Inhabitat we've written about Made in Space’s ambitious plans to bring 3D printing to the International Space Station. But how will such technology work when everything is floating? To
University of Washington researchers have successfully confirmed an earlier experiment and demonstrated that a direct brain-to-brain connection via a computer interface is possible between two people.
In order to have springtime success with fall-planted and overwintered vegetables, it's important to know the growing zone you live in: that's going to have a big impact on what you can and cannot grow.
Space travel is a costly and inefficient process. Not only does it take a large amount of fuel to send the lightest payload into orbit (the Space Shuttle used over one million pounds of solid propellant
What drives Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to push so hard for crewed missions to Mars? Why, of all the projects and possibilities open to Musk, is that one so important to him? In a recent
Get yourself ready for the ride of a lifetime, because Japanese construction company Obayashi has announced plans to build a fully-functioning space elevator by 2050. The elevator will extend 60,000 miles
The elephant poaching crisis in Africa, fueled in part by demand for ivory in the far east, is getting worse. Environmentalists warn that elephants are being killed on an industrialized scale in
When something breaks down in space, it is not always easy to replace. There’s no home supply store around the corner and the unique nature of space work makes finding parts a challenge. But what if
The largest climate march in history takes place this Sunday - and if you care about the environment and securing a sustainable future for people on planet earth we hope to see you there! The People's
India currently has one of the largest populations of cell phone users in the world - the nation is expected to have 815 million users by year’s end. To help expand its growing communication network,
After completing his gorgeous 30 foot high treehouse, Ethan Schussler scoffed at the idea of having to climb up and down a giant ladder all day. Rather than abandoned his tree top escape, the designer put
Bigger is better when it comes to space-based solar panels - but rockets have a very limited amount of room, so getting them into orbit can be a challenge. So where do NASA researchers turn when looking
Americans are nuts about . . . well, nuts – and the country’s recent obsession with almonds is a tough environmental nut to crack. On one hand, the nut demand is likely the result of a national shift
Barista Jaewoong Kwak worked with several designers to create a futuristic coffee-making machine that looks like an architectural model. The one-meter high device called Gothicism has a gothic steampunk
Mining the moon to meet our energy needs may sound like the plot from a sci-fi movie, but China is considering doing exactly that. Helium 3 is an extremely valuable isotope that could be used in clean
We can't think of a better combination than DIY-crafts, cardboard, and kids—and Swiss architect Nicola Enrico Stäubli's FoldSchool furniture does just that. What's even better is that these
As the world looks on with horror at the growing civilian toll in Gaza, and Hamas and Israel consider the terms of a U.S.-proposed ceasefire, one young Palestinian architect is responding to the crisis
News from the septic tank appears to be all the rage as of late, and it seems as though NASA is also on board. This Friday, their innovative design to recycle human urine into a "sugary drink" will
NASA just successfully launched a new satellite that will track atmospheric carbon dioxide - the greenhouse gas that most climate scientists agree is the main driver of global warming. The Orbiting Carbon
With a footprint of just under 1,000 square feet, the new house was constructed using clay, sand, straw, and water bricks clad in recycled sheets of aluminum, and then accented with recycled shipping
Canada-based AeroVelo just launched a Kickstarter campaign to build the world's fastest bicycle! Last year, AeroVelo narrowly missed winning the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain,
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California has built a saucer-like spacecraft that will be used as a planetary lander in Mars missions launching as early as 2018. The Low Density
Madrid is one of the most polluted cities in the European Union, however city officials are fighting back against air pollution by launching the first smart parking meter system to charge based on vehicle
There are 10 domes in all and they come in four different sizes. Depending on the size of each family and budget, visitors to The Dome Garden can request a 12, 16, 20, or 24 ft dome. The skeleton is made
Environmental Hero Rudi Putra Wins 2014 “Green Nobel” Goldman Prize for Shutting Down Illegal Palm Oil Plantations
Now in its 25th year, the Goldman Prize annually recognizes six of the world's most courageous environmental heroes who often take on great personal risks to protect and enhance the natural environment.
Tired of trying to force your kids to eat their vegetables when they'd rather be scarfing down ice cream? A new product line from Häagen-Dazs attempts to combine the two for a healthier dessert option.
Lesétablissements Tourneux's rocket ship hugs the stone walls of the historic castle, which was built north of Moselle in 1434. The castle opened to the public in 1998, and it now hosts a series of
Futuristic scenarios in which astronauts consume pills instead of food couldn't be further from the truth, thanks to new devices for growing fresh vegetables in space. NASA’s next resupply mission to
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