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Awesome Airbnb Rental Lets You Go "Camping" in an Indoor Micro-Cabin in Brooklyn

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Scientists May Have Found 4.6 Billion-Year-Old Space Dust From the Beginnings of the Solar System

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After eight years of analyzing samples from NASA’s Stardust, a team of scientists may have identified seven microscopic specks of interstellar stardust that just might date back to the beginnings of the solar system. If confirmed, these rare dust motes would mark the first found samples of stardust from outside our solar system and could offer up valuable answers to the origin and evolution of extrasolar dust. The interstellar dust could have been created in a supernova explosion millions of years ago and transformed by eons of exposure to extreme space conditions.

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New Plans Unveiled for Floating Freshwater Pools in the River Thames

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INTERVIEW: Yves Behar on Green Design, Data Overload, and His First Foray Into Architecture

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If you’ve ever used a Jawbone, sat in a Sayl, or fired up a SodaStream, then you’re sure to be familiar with the work of industrial design superstar Yves Behar. He’s also the designer behind pioneering projects for social good like the One Laptop Per Child Project, the NYC Condom, and these free VerBien glasses for Mexican students. We recently had a chance to chat with Yves about his favorite projects, the future of green technology, and his first foray into architecture – check out our interview after the break!

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San Francisco's Burrows Street Pocket Park Opens to the Public!

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Cast Natural Silhouettes on Your Walls with Organic Shadow Chandeliers

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If you liked the Hilden & Diaz fairytale chandelier, you’re going to love these creations by John Winstead. His Organic Shadows chandeliers came about as an artistic dream to create interactive and natural works of art, and are designed to create a communion with nature in any space by casting soft, forest-like shadows on any interior space. The chandeliers come in two styles, Mandrake and Willow, with one being more antler-like and the other a bit softer and mossier. Both are lit with LED lights for maximum energy efficiency, and create a diffuse glow along with the shadows they create. Winstead designed these pieces with the desire to reconnect with nature by using natural, organic materials that would evoke a woodland space, but still maintain a modern and sophisticated aesthetic that’s suitable for an art gallery or performance hall.

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Officials Approve $13.5 Million Plan to "Re-wild" East London

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The banks of the Upper Lee Valley in East London are to be “re-wilded.” By 2017, a vast stretch of riverbanks beginning just north of the Olympic Park will be restored to flood-mitigating marshland. The Walthamstow Wetlands will deliver the largest urban wetland nature reserve in London, and will incorporate bike paths, waterfowl habitat, an observation tower and a visitors’ center.

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9 Ingenious Ways to Hack IKEA Furniture for Tiny Apartments

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Dutch Lab's Gothic Architecture Serves Your Daily Cup of Brew

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6 Innovative, Life-Saving Designs for Clean Drinking Water

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Oakland Appoints its First Chief Resilience Officer

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The City of Oakland just announced its first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO). “What’s that?” I hear you ask. Well, the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative (100RC) is “dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.” Oakland has been awarded a place in the program and the appointment of a CRO is an important step in securing its future resiliency. The next round of applications for 100RC closes 10 September, 2014, so read on to see how your city can participate.

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Thousands of Dollars Might Still Be Buried at Coney Island Beach

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Digging up the beach looking for buried treasure might sound like a fool’s errand, but it may not be as farfetched as you might think. The adventurous and generous duo behind the Twitter phenomenon @HiddenCash has reportedly hidden $2,500 in 38 Pez dispensers along Coney Island Beach. The moolah was planted at the beginning of this month, but could still very well be buried undiscovered beneath the sand.

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Famous 'Less Than Zero' Silvertop House is Up for Sale!

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John Lautner’s Silvertop House in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, recognizable as the setting for several music videos, commercials and the 1980’s movie Less than Zero, has been put on the market for the first time in 40 years. The gorgeous residence sitting on the crest of a hill, which sports a fantastic view of its surroundings from a spacious living room, is to be sold for the cool sum of $7.5 million.

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Cuteness Alert! 3D-Printed Wheel Cart Gives Chihuahua Pup a New 'Leash' on Life

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Robo-cuteness overload! Born without front legs, the ridiculously adorable teeny tiny Chihuahua named TurboRoo has been given a second chance at mobility, thanks to 3D printing! Mark Deadrick of 3D design company 3dyn saw little Roo online, and used his 3D design mastery to create “new legs” for the sweet boy. The incredible wheeled cart, printed on a Makerbot 3D printer, has given TurboRoo independence, and a cool new way to scoot around the dog park.

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Uhuru Design's Snowfenced Reclaimed Table Features Beautifully Weathered Roadside Lumber from the American West

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Fans of reclaimed wood looking to bring home a subtle American West vibe will love Uhuru Design’s new Snowfenced Reclaimed Table. Recently unveiled as part of their new outdoor furniture collection, this sustainably sourced table is made from beautifully weathered roadside fencing salvaged from Wyoming and Montana. Suitable for both outdoor and indoor settings, the rich weathered gray patina of the tabletop is contrasted with a base powder coated in a dark red tone.

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Mayan Beekeepers Protect Home Turf from Monsanto's GMO Soybean Rollout

Mayan Beekeepers Protect Home Turf from Monsanto's GMO Soybean Rollout

A "David and Goliath"-style fight between small indigenous farmers and mega corporation Monsanto is currently playing out in Mexico. In a landmark decision last month, a district judge…

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Vacation in a Mini Cabin Inside of a Brooklyn Apartment

Vacation in a Mini Cabin Inside of a Brooklyn Apartment

Chiao's 800-square-foot loft is located in an old textile factory that's been renovated into live-work spaces. The space has exposed brick walls and large floor-to-ceiling windows that…

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Nele Avecedo's Melting Ice Figures Pay Tribute to Civilians Killed in WWI

Nele Avecedo's Melting Ice Figures Pay Tribute to Civilians Killed in…

Rather than creating a traditional monument, Azevedo sought to create an installation that reflects the fragility of life. The temporary sculpture change over time, rousing crowds of…

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House of Vans Opens a Subterranean Skatepark Beneath the Streets of London

House of Vans Opens a Subterranean Skatepark Beneath the Streets of…

From 2009 until 2013, the 30,000-square-foot area of disused transport passages were used as a venue for experimental art exhibitions, music concerts and film showings, including Secret…

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LEED Gold Parking Deck Boasts a Bevy of EV Charging Stations in Santa Monica

LEED Gold Parking Deck Boasts a Bevy of EV Charging Stations in Santa…

Built in collaboration with Studio Jantzen, the massive structure was designed with a variety of innovative components that aim to incorporate the parking deck into its bustling urban…

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