Now, first, you're probably asking, how do you make a train go vertical without dumping all the people on their head!? Good question, but don't worry, UK designers Christopher Christophi and Lucas
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The Kola Superdeep Borehole is the world's deepest human-made hole. Located high up on the Kola Peninsula in Russia, near Finland, work began on the site in May, 1970. A Cold-War-era relic, the hole began
Two 20-year old students in India are working on a device that will help combat illiteracy among the visually impaired on the Indian subcontinent. Spotted over at Fast Co.Design, Project Mudra is an
INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little about what drew you to work for Starbucks as Vice President of Global Responsibility? Ben: I came to Starbucks 14 years ago as Environmental Affairs Manager, after
Conceived by Chinese designers Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, Guo Shen, the project envisions an intelligent network of skyscrapers distributed across a desert landscape. The towers would be
Admit it: you have a smartphone problem. No, a gadget problem. When you're at home on the couch, you're watching a big screen, tapping on a smaller screen, checking messages on an even smaller screen.
Electree Mini uses the same technology as its predecessor. It captures light through flexible mini solar panels held by the branches, mimicking the process of photosynthesis. The completely autonomous
A researcher in China has unveiled his super-maglevloop line that could make future trains go at the speed of up to 1,800 mph. This is a big deal, mind you, because currently the fastest
Trademark Fujimori charred cedar wood beams form the structure inside. The architect works with a group of volunteers made up of friends and students called the Jomon Company, named after the Neolithic
One of the largest indoor commercial farms with LED lighting will be unveiled today at the AmeriPlex Industrial Park in Indianapolis. Philips has partnered with Green Sense Farms (GSF), a Chicago-based
Mineral Springs is a COR-TEN steel panel and IPE wood-clad living space that sits adjacent to an existing century old farmhouse. The client, a family of four, was in need of more space on their 16-acre
Scientists at the Imperial College London have developed the world’s first flying 3D printer. Using small, preprogrammed drones, Dr. Mirko Kovac and his team from the Aerial Robotics Laboratory have
For some time now NASA has been developing projects that would create renewable food sources for its future crew on Mars. Some of the projects include aquaponic systems and greenhouses. One of the
Water recycling systems are generally used in remote locations, such as on board the International Space Station and Antarctica-based research bases. But a similiar system, which turn urine into drinking
The ultra-light carbon fiber Vanhawks Valour bike uses sensors to warn you when cars enter your blind spots. The bike's handlebars vibrate when it picks up nearby cars, and it has a Bluetooth connection
The University of Engineering and Technology of Peru (UTEC) is on a mission to transform regular billboards into structures that tackle environmental issues. Following the success of their billboard that
Google X’s Flux Startup Crunches Big Data to Secure a Greener, More Sustainable Future in Architecture
The future of sustainable architecture just received a huge boost as Flux, the first startup to spin out of Google X, is paving the way towards a greener, more environmentally friendly building industry.
3D printing is the coolest thing since sliced bread, but what should we print with? This could go horribly wrong if we don't take the opportunity to stop and ask how the rest of nature would do it.
We’d always assumed that humans would be the first life form to colonize Mars, but that might not actually be the case. Super hearty microbes could possibly hitch a ride on a space shuttle and hunker
Researchers at Northwestern University just unveiled a new solar cell that can be manufactured for less money using fewer harmful elements. Inorganic chemist Mercouri G. Kanatzidis and Robert P. H. Chang
In a furniture lineup, few chairs are be as recognizable as the Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair. This design, by everyone's favorite Modernist design duo Charles and Ray Eames, has become one of the most
The Versa handled the back roads smoothly, and what struck us most was how well-made the little car felt. The steering wheel has the feel of a much more expensive car, and the vehicle comes with
A Maryland-based energy company plans to build a gigantic tower that could tap solar and wind resources to generate 500 megawatts of energy. The Solar Wind Energy Tower is planned for a location on the
The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Octopus Teach Us About Touch Screens, Wallpaper, and Invisibility Cloaks?
Cephalopods are the undisputed masters of camouflage. While their relatives, the clams, stayed brainless and safe on the seabeds-of-old, the ancient nautilus (think squid-in-a-shell) made a daring foray
Good music almost always evokes a physical response. Maybe you tap your feet or nod your head. Maybe you dance or jump or fist bump. A new invention by musician Imogen Heap makes it possible. The Mi.Mu
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) just announced $10 million in funding to test two deep-water wave energy conversion (WEC) devices off the coast of the U.S. Navy's Marine Corps Hawaii Base in
The pocketable printer is finally here. ZUtA Labs is out with a new Mini Mobile Roboto Printer designed to work like an inkjet printer on wheels. Rather than having a giant printer with internal
LIX is the world’s smallest 3D printing pen powered by the electricity from a USB port and guided by nothing but your artistic instinct. Unlike 3D printers, LIX doesn’t require a program to guide the
There were a lot of creative, efficient designs featured at Milan Design Week, but this one just might be our favorite. The RainHouse's complex rainwater harvesting system is built around IVANKA's unique
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