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Wim Delvoye's Creepy Stained Glass Windows Are Made From Recycled X-Rays

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Activists Show What it Would Look Like if Bikes Took Up as Much Room as Cars

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Automobiles have pretty bad space economy, but it’s hard to visual just how bad. So a group of Latvian cycling advocates decided to create a visual demonstration for International Car Free Day on September 22. The group rigged up some skeletal car frames onto their bikes and took to the streets to illustrate how much better traffic could be if people swapped out cars for bikes.

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Hotel Shabby Shabby: Pop-Up Hotel Offers Recycled Rooms Built for Under €250

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Bunker-Like Concrete Home Hides a Courtyard and a Tree Root Chandelier in San Francisco

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Marc Mimram Unveils Ultralight Garden-Filled TGV Station for Montpellier

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Reinventing the Mud Hut: Winners of the 2014 Mud House Design Competition

 

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The challenge for this year’s Mud House Design competition in Ghana was to design a single-family unit on a plot no larger than 60 x 60 feet at a cost of no more than $6,000 (excluding land cost). The idea was designed to generate contemporary mud house designs o be available for free for everyone to use, and to hold building workshops to construct the best design entries. These would serve as examples to the local people that mud architecture can be both durable and beautiful. After receiving numerous submissions, the Nka Foundation has announced the winners: The 1st prize winning design is Sankofa House by M.A.M.O.T.H from France; the 2nd prize winner is Eban Aya by Atelier Koe in Senegal; and the 3rd prize is awarded to Ejisu Earth House by Jason Orbe-Smith from the USA. More information can be found at the Nka Foundation website.

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6 Cozy Campfire Recipes for Fall

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Get Spooked in This Gourd-geous Garden of Pumpkin Delights [PHOTOS]

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Nuclear Batteries Could be Longer Lasting and More Efficient

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Batteries are essential items for everyday life, but they are notoriously bad for the environment and hard to dispose of, but researchers think that nuclear batteries could change that. A team of scientists and researchers from the University of Missouri believe they have created a long-lasting and efficient nuclear battery thanks to a new water-based solution. They hope that the new battery would be able to be used in everything from cars to future manned space flight.

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QueensWay Team Unveils Plan for New 3.5-Mile Elevated Park in Queens

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High Line lovers in NYC will soon have a new elevated park to enjoy if the QueensWay, a green space proposed for an abandoned railroad track in Queens, comes to fruition. The project got one step closer to its goal this week when it unveiled a blueprint for the verdant, 3.5-mile-long pathway after years of planning. If built, the park would provide new recreational space for the 322,000 people living in the surrounding areas of Rego Park, Forest Hills, Glendale, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and Ozone Park.

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WaterMade's Handmade Ugandan Jewelry Funds Sustainable Water Projects in Africa

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UK-based nonprofit WaterMade is a social enterprise that raises money for water projects across East Africa by selling jewelry handmade from recycled materials by women’s groups in Kampala, Uganda. Founded by the Sheffield water charity The Long Well Walk, the student-run WaterMade nonprofit operates a number of different projects and helps provide a sustainable income to local communities. Funds from WaterMade sales also support the charity group ‘Kid’s Clubs Kampala,’ which creates education and community programs to help lift Ugandan children out of poverty.

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Pentagon Report States Climate Change is an Immediate Risk to National Security

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That hotbed of leftist, green activism – the Pentagon – is at it again, having just released a report that nominates climate change as a “threat multiplier” for national security. Jokes aside, the story is true: U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has just signed off on the 20-page Department of Defense 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, which demonstrates just how alienated from official U.S. government policy climate change deniers are becoming. In his introduction to the report, Secretary Hagel notes, “a changing climate will have real impacts on our military and the way it executes its missions.”

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Video Game Mogul's Unusual Home Conceals a Trick Bookcase, Secret Passageways and Other Surprises

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NASA Discovers That a Massive Methane Cloud Over American Southwest was Caused by Coal Mining

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NASA scientists have confirmed that satellite data shows a methane hot spot in the southwest United States that is so big that it was ignored for years as a possible instrument error. The cloud of methane gas — a short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) that  is around 30 times more potent as a heat-trapping gas than carbon dioxide — takes up 2,500 square miles above the Four Corners region where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah intersect. The methane plume is about the size of Delaware and released about 0.59 million metric tons of methane into the atmosphere annually during the seven years it was studied from 2003 to 2009.

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HAO's Binhai Eco City Master Plan Provides Case Study for a Completely Green Development

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Frothy Geodesic Foam Dome is a Bubble Bath in the Sky

Frothy Geodesic Foam Dome is a Bubble Bath in the Sky

Foam Party, anyone? London-based Vppr Architects installed a frothy futuristic Geodesic Foam Dome at this year's 100% Design event. The architects designed the dreamy dome in the sky to…

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Sustainable Rubber Bio-Bricks Could Save Billions of Gallons of Water

Sustainable Rubber Bio-Bricks Could Save Billions of Gallons of Water

You probably already know that dropping a brick in your toilet could help your household save up to 50 gallons of water every week, but the concrete or ceramic bricks that most folks…

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This Crazy Solar-Powered Cabin Looks Like a Giant Ice Cube

This Crazy Solar-Powered Cabin Looks Like a Giant Ice Cube

Atelier 8000's cubic retreat is made from laminated timber beams. Due to the home's angled position, the rooms have slanted ceilings and unusual angles. The building is clad in a…

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Wind is the World's Cheapest Source of Energy According to EU Report

Wind is the World's Cheapest Source of Energy According to EU Report

A report prepared for the European Commission has found that onshore wind power provides the cheapest source of energy once external factors such as air quality, health impacts and…

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Italy's First Electric Supercar by Tecnicar Has a Whopping 789 Horsepower

Italy's First Electric Supercar by Tecnicar Has a Whopping 789…

Italy is known for producing some of the world's best supercars from automakers like Ferrari and Lamborghini, but it has yet to produce a fully-electric supercar. That may change now…

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