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Engineers in Africa Are Building A Space Shuttle In Their Garden

Engineers in Africa Are Building A Space Shuttle In Their Garden

For a nice inspirational story in the midst of all of this hurricane madness, let's travel to Africa. While most of the world (including the US) is downgrading their space fleets - opting to either

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S. African Designer Heath Nash Builds Shade Structure Out of Recycled Bottles

S. African Designer Heath Nash Builds Shade Structure Out of Recycled Bottles

Upon arrival, Nash walked around the city and was interested how people congregated under the shade of trees to talk, do business or relax. Seeing that shade was vital to day-to-day life, he settled on

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Flight 101: Reverse Graffiti Hits the Streets of South Africa!

Flight 101: Reverse Graffiti Hits the Streets of South Africa!

JP Jordaan, Nick Ferreira, Stathi Kougianos and Martin Pace are all Vega graduates, a brand communication school in South Africa. The group's surprising and thought-evoking eco art is designed to draw

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Eskom Installs Solar Water Heaters On South African Roofs

Eskom Installs Solar Water Heaters On South African Roofs

South African power company Eskom recently installed solar hot water heaters on the roofs of homes in Port Elizabeth to provide residents with access to hot water while relieving stress on the national

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Hemp House: South Africa’s Most Sustainable Home Made From An “Illegal Narcotic”

Hemp House: South Africa’s Most Sustainable Home Made From An “Illegal Narcotic”

Tony Budden and his partner Duncan Parker aimed to give the Hemp House the lightest carbon footprint possible, but had to import most of the materials since South Africa lacks a domestic supply of hemp

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South African Wilderness Center Captures Rain in its Roof To Keep Cool

South African Wilderness Center Captures Rain in its Roof To Keep Cool

The Karoo Desert in South Africa contains more biodiversity than any other arid region in the world. The award-winning Karoo Wilderness Center by Field Architecture is designed to provide resources for

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Construction on Largest Wind Farm in Africa to Start in Kenya This Year

Construction on Largest Wind Farm in Africa to Start in Kenya This Year

Construction on the largest utility-scale wind turbine project in Africa is set to begin construction in Kenya in December of this year after the group behind it received a letter of support from the

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Dazzling BMCE Dome Building Is Foster & Partner’s Very First Completed African Project

Dazzling BMCE Dome Building Is Foster & Partner’s Very First Completed African Project

The contemporary interior (streaming with light) is wrapped in an energy efficient exterior modeled after traditional, geometric design. In order to keep down the heat, the latticed, almost tangled

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed Forum Homini Hotel Rehabilitates Cradle of Humankind in Africa

Gorgeous Green-Roofed Forum Homini Hotel Rehabilitates Cradle of Humankind in Africa

Although the existing buildings could not be incorporated into the new design, many of the materials were donated elsewhere or broken down and recycled as a new construction material. This includes much

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EcoZa Launches South Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Green Estate

EcoZa Launches South Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Green Estate

The name 360º refers not only to the zen surroundings, but also to nature's never-ending cycles: the seasons, the planetary movements and their trajectory within the universe, and our cyclical

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Old Mac Daddy: A Luxury Trailer Park Filled with Vintage Airstream Trailers in South Africa

Old Mac Daddy: A Luxury Trailer Park Filled with Vintage Airstream Trailers in South Africa

Instead of winding up at the dump, each Old Mac Daddy trailer unit has been refurbished with unique designs done by a local artist. In addition to the retrotastic accommodations, guests can visit the

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Raymond Smith’s Cool Modern Barnhouses Spurn Ailing South African Grid

Raymond Smith’s Cool Modern Barnhouses Spurn Ailing South African Grid

An intermediate mezzanine floor provides for more space, but keep the houses compact and comfortable. Large north-facing windows with sliding aluminum louvers make optimum use of the Western Cape’s

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Field Architecture Empowers South African Township With Sustainable Ubuntu Center

Field Architecture Empowers South African Township With Sustainable Ubuntu Center

Inspired by Zwide's footprints, Stan Field designed a space for people to walk through, not to. Born in Port Elizabeth during the apartheid era, he felt that long footpaths through a loosely aggregated

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Nike Builds Sun-Shaded SOWETO Football Training Centre in South Africa

Nike Builds Sun-Shaded SOWETO Football Training Centre in South Africa

Image ©Julian Abrams Due to the project's tight turnaround time, RUFproject decided to forgo incorporating more complicated green strategies and instead focused on more basic principles, like sun

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South Africa Unveils Plans For World’s Largest 5GW Solar Field

South Africa Unveils Plans For World’s Largest 5GW Solar Field

Everyone knows the potential solar power holds for providing the world's energy, and it comes as no surprise that there are massive solar projects such as the Desertec being developed. Not wanting to be

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“Bicycle Portraits” Raise Cycling Awareness in South Africa

“Bicycle Portraits” Raise Cycling Awareness in South Africa

Project founders Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler began documenting cyclists in early 2010. They're infinitely curious about people and their relationship to bikes. The portraits may be gathered into a

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Trafigura Fined €1M For Illegally Dumping Toxic Waste in Africa

Trafigura Fined €1M For Illegally Dumping Toxic Waste in Africa

photo credit: ©Raigo Pajula/AFP/Getty Images Some justice has finally come of the 2006 export disaster involving Swiss-based oil trader Trafigura, who will now be fined €1M for illegally exporting

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Africa’s Biggest Windfarm Debuts in Morocco

Africa’s Biggest Windfarm Debuts in Morocco

The first phase of a massive renewable energy plan is now in place in Morocco with the official opening of a 165 turbine wind farm just outside of Tangiers. Official sources say that the wind farm --

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African Doctor Invents Female Condom with ‘Teeth’ to Fight Sex Assault

African Doctor Invents Female Condom with ‘Teeth’ to Fight Sex Assault

This week, the world is turning its attention to Africa for the World Cup games, but a terrible problem that's been plaguing the continent for years is still going largely ignored. According to Human

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Africa’s Largest Slum Will Watch World Cup on Solar-Powered TV

Africa’s Largest Slum Will Watch World Cup on Solar-Powered TV

Swiss not-for-profit Solafrica has provided a portable solar power station that runs a large donated TV where residents of Kibera, Africa's largest slum, can gather to watch the World Cup.

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World Cup 2010: South Africa’s Top 5 Stunning Green Stadiums

World Cup 2010: South Africa’s Top 5 Stunning Green Stadiums

At number five is the elegant Green Point Stadium. Since it is situated at the foot of Signal Hill between downtown Cape Town and the Sea Point neighborhood, the high-profile location demanded a very

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FAREstudios’s Green Women’s Clinic Inspires Hope in West Africa

FAREstudios’s Green Women’s Clinic Inspires Hope in West Africa

Some of of the greatest social and environmental challenges are focused around the issue of reproductive rights. Italian-based FAREstudios created a brilliant architectural solution to the issue by

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South Africa to Unveil Plans for High Speed Rail Network

South Africa to Unveil Plans for High Speed Rail Network

From the US to the UK to China, countries around the world getting in on the high speed rail bandwagon. The latest country to announce plans for a network is South Africa, which is now looking into a high

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African Student Builds Humanoid Robot From Old TV Parts

African Student Builds Humanoid Robot From Old TV Parts

No matter how cool you think your childhood science projects were, Sam Todo, a student from the Togolese Republic in Africa, has probably one-upped you with his humanoid robot made almost completely out

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Tiny Solar Pebble Can Replace Kerosene Lamps in Rural Africa

Tiny Solar Pebble Can Replace Kerosene Lamps in Rural Africa

In the poorest regions of the world, exposure to kerosene kills one person every 20 seconds. That's why we're really impressed with the folks over at Plus Minus Solar who've designed their Solar Pebble to

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REVERSE GRAFFITI: South African Artists Tag Walls By Scrubbing Them Clean

REVERSE GRAFFITI: South African Artists Tag Walls By Scrubbing Them Clean

Reverse graffiti is a type of street art that effaces - not defaces - public property. That's right, the taggers or "scrubbers" that practice this art form actually remove filth from their canvases

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REVERSE GRAFFITI: South African Artists Tag Walls By Scrubbing Them Clean

REVERSE GRAFFITI: South African Artists Tag Walls By Scrubbing Them Clean

Graffiti is one of the most controversial art forms out there since it defaces public property - but what if graffiti artists actually cleaned up the walls they tagged up by etching their sketches into

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“Heart of Africa” Biodome to Bring Tropical Rainforest to the UK

“Heart of Africa” Biodome to Bring Tropical Rainforest to the UK

England's weather is about as far from tropical as possible -- except within the bubble of this amazing "Heart of Africa" biodome coming soon to the Chester Zoo. The 112 foot-high zoological attraction

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Discarded Electronics Are Poisoning African Children!

Discarded Electronics Are Poisoning African Children!

If you've ever wondered where that computer, refrigerator or TV you threw away ended up, you may not like the answer. A recent expose on ABC.com reveals the dirty secret behind electronic wastes: many

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Helix Wind Turbines Power Cell Phone Towers in US, Africa

Helix Wind Turbines Power Cell Phone Towers in US, Africa

It's easy enough to monitor home power consumption, but few people think about the energy impact of talking on cell phones for hours on end. After all, cell towers have to be powered by something, and in

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