NCTU's Energy Efficient Evaporative Cooling Orchid House Wins Best Urban Design at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

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Scientists Just Created a Virus With the Potential to Wipe Out Humanity

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It’s like something you would expect out of a horror movie, but this story is unfortunately all true. A professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison – ignoring every virus-related thriller ever – recently created a strain of the H1N1 virus that can escape the human body and spread practically unchecked. Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka says that he wanted to study the virus so that he and his fellow researchers could get a better understanding of how viruses change in nature and, like any good thriller movie requires, he did it in a lab with a relatively low biosafety rating.

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The Tent: Low-Hanging Wooden Roof Creates a Secret Hideaway for Hot Spring Visitors in Vietnam

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This Universal Bike Can Be Adjusted to Fit Any Body

by , 07/04/14

A bicycle that fits your body properly is an absolute pleasure to ride, but many people just don’t buy the bike that’s right for them. Alternately, they’ll buy one that’s right for their height, but won’t adjust the seat, bars, etc. to suit their own individual proportions, and end up setting the bicycle aside because it’s not comfortable enough to use on a regular basis. Enter the Universal Bike created by Brooklyness. With its carbon fiber adjustable frame, the makers of this fabulous ergonomic bicycle aim to bring all the benefits of a custom-built bike to a greater percentage of the population.

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B_Rootstudio Creates Shade-Giving Chapel from Local Bamboo and Clay

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Solar Panel-Carrying Donkeys Are Bringing Energy to Remote Turkish Nomads

by , 07/04/14

How are you meant to charge your phone regularly or stay up to date on global events if you live in the middle of nowhere? Well, in parts of Turkey, you can rely on donkeys. These energy-carrying animals have solar panels on their backs, and as they travel around, are allowing local nomads to plug in and surf the web.

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Swedish Studio Wingårdhs Unveils Prefab, Scented Apartment Block Made Entirely from Wood

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Easy-to-Install Drain Mod Harvests Waste-Heat from Hot Water to Slash Energy Costs

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When it comes to home efficiency, the bathroom is often where we focus on water conservation. Most bathrooms contain a sink, toilet, and shower, which can each waste tons of water if we’re not careful, but a Montreal-based company took another look, and realized that most of us are letting something equally important escape down the shower drain: energy. EcoDrain is a gadget that aims to drastically reduce home energy costs by recycling the heat energy of the already-warm water flowing down your shower drain. It’s not unlike many waste-heat recovery systems we’ve covered in the past, but what makes EcoDrain unique is that it works on a small scale that can have a big impact on our personal utility bills.

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Fire in the Sky: Devastation in the Shalefields

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Natural gas flaring is basically another excuse for the oil and gas industry to avoid proper regulation and do whatever they want in order to make more money. Releasing dangerous toxins into the atmosphere via giant flames in the sky, flaring burns unwanted sour gas that is not economical for the the gas industry to capture. Unfortunately, it also endangers both human health and the health of the environment, causing headaches, and adding heaping greenhouse gas emissions to the sky, pushing the climate change train onward down the tracks.

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Swiss Students' Sustainability Vision for Lucerne: Your Room, Our Room, My Room

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ICD and ITKE's Robotically Woven Pavilion Mimics the Structural Performance of Beetle Shells

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Penda's Wooden Donut-Shaped House O is Inspired by a Tree Trunk

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Need a Rooftop Farm? Call This Company

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Installing a green roof on your home or business is not a matter that can typically be resolved by consulting the Yellow Pages. Companies that specialize in this subject are few and far between, but if you live in the metro Boston area, you are in luck: Recover Green Roofs can make your dream roof design a reality.

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India To Build World's Largest Onshore Floating Solar Power Project

by , 07/04/14

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India’s National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) is planning a 50 MW photovoltaic project that will be the world’s largest freshwater floating solar power plant! The estimated $64–$72 million project will be set over reservoirs and lakes in the southern state of Kerala. The project was developed with technical assistance from the Kolkota-based Renewable Energy College (REC), and the first pilot operation is due to go online in October, 2014.

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Students Transform a Boring Electrical Tower into an Inspiring Stained Glass Lighthouse

by , 07/03/14
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Art students in Germany converted an electrical tower outside of Hattigen into an impromptu art installation with vibrant panels of stained glass. Lechtturm (which means Lighthouse in German) glitters from afar, casting an array of colors on the lush green landscape. The project, created by students Ail Hwang, Hae-Ryan Jeong and Ching-Ki Park, turned an otherwise ugly structure into something both beautiful and utilitarian.

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Will The World Cup Bring More Visibility to the Greenest City In The World?

Will The World Cup Bring More Visibility to the Greenest City In The…

Curitiba’s green initiatives originated in the 1960s with its mayor, Jaime Lerner, who famously said, “This city is not for cars,” well before smart growth principles were adopted…

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7 Tips for a Red, White and GREEN Fourth of July!

7 Tips for a Red, White and GREEN Fourth of July!

TIP 1: Lose the Plastics If there's anything worse than plastic plates, it just might be their styrofoam counterparts. One of the easiest things you can do to go green is to reach for…

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Danish Students' EMBRACE House for Two Boasts a Super Energy-Efficient Double Envelope

Danish Students' EMBRACE House for Two Boasts a Super Energy-Efficient…

Students from the Technical University of Denmark designed the home for two by combining passive and active technological solutions. The building’s thermal envelope shelters only…

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Gorgeous BioCasa_82 is Made From 99% Recyclable Materials and Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

Gorgeous BioCasa_82 is Made From 99% Recyclable Materials and Powered…

BioCasa_82 is one of the few private residences in the world to have privately conducted carbon footprint analysis with great results. Built for Diadora CEO, Enrico Moretti Polegato and…

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The Biggest Hospital in North America to Feature a Green Roof with Medicinal Herbs

The Biggest Hospital in North America to Feature a Green Roof with…

The $2 billion, 772-bed facility is seeking LEED Silver status and seems likely to precipitate a paradigm shift in the way that health care is done. Architects at Canon Design designed…

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