Gorgeous Miesian-inspired glass pavilion floats above a natural dam

Gorgeous Miesian-inspired glass pavilion floats above a natural dam

Located on the site of a former citrus fruit orchard, the small and elegant Wirra Willa Pavilion serves as a spa and guesthouse for a larger residence on the same grounds. Its remote…

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Chinese authorities intercept 100,000-ton shipment of smuggled meat from the 1970s

Chinese authorities intercept 100,000-ton shipment of smuggled meat…

When cracking down on food safety in China, authorities came across a most disturbing shipment of meat from the Hunan province- from the 1970s. The nearly 100,000 tonnes of meat,…

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Energy-efficient dryer of the future swaps heat for ultrasonic waves

Energy-efficient dryer of the future swaps heat for ultrasonic waves

Clothes dryers are one of the biggest energy users in the home, but a new discovery made by scientists at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could change the home appliance’s…

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Mosevic makes fashionable eyewear using recycled denim

Mosevic makes fashionable eyewear using recycled denim

Mosevic is tapping into wasted denim with is new "Solid Denim" eyewear collection. Each pair is made out of resin-infused layers of the well-known fabric to create eyewear out of the…

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Vermilion Sands living roof takes hydro-seeding to the next level

Vermilion Sands living roof takes hydro-seeding to the next level

LED-lit Vermilion Sands temporary installation is a living canopy made from 260 pyramid-shaped modules covered in vegetation. Designed by Matthew Soules Architecture for a summer arts…

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Destroyed Buddha statues in Afghanistan stand again thanks to holograms

Destroyed Buddha statues in Afghanistan stand again thanks to…

An ancient land in an ancient corner of the world, Afghanistan has consistently found itself at the crossroads of civilizations. The territory now claimed by the Islamic Republic of…

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Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for Sport

Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for…

Costa Rica just became the first country in Latin America to ban hunting for sport. Costa Rica’s Congress voted unanimously on Monday to approve the ban, which will protect the…

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WE MAKE CARPETS Arrange Dull Household Items into Eye-Popping Carpets

WE MAKE CARPETS Arrange Dull Household Items into Eye-Popping Carpets

With installations that range from small to large, WE MAKE CARPETS have demonstrated that no material is too dull to turn into colorful works of art. Most recently they presented a…

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The world is perilously close to global food shock

The world is perilously close to global food shock

A new report envisions a nightmare scenario in which just three climate change-driven disasters could lead to global food shock, resulting in food riots as the price of basic crops…

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California poised to enact toughest mandatory vaccine bill in the nation

California poised to enact toughest mandatory vaccine bill in the…

In California, an aggressive mandatory vaccination bill has passed the State Assembly and is now headed to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown. If the bill passes, it would make California…

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Google’s self-driving “Koala” cars hit California roads

Google’s self-driving “Koala” cars hit California roads

As 2015 speeds by, now so will Google’s self-driving prototypes, adorably referred to as “Koala” cars, albeit at a safe and steady 25 mph. It has been a few months since the…

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World's first 'bee highway' protects endangered pollinators in Oslo

World's first 'bee highway' protects endangered pollinators in Oslo

Endangered bees in the capital city of Norway have their own 'highway' thanks to a pioneering initiative by environmentalists protecting urban bees. Concerted efforts to sprout…

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Crescent-shaped cutouts give Moon Hoon’s Two Moon building its playful edge

Crescent-shaped cutouts give Moon Hoon’s Two Moon building its…

Two Moon’s quirky design was inspired by ‘Two Moon Junction,’ a movie drama about the affair between a college graduate and an older man and constrained by a very limited budget.…

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Tiny hobbit home carved from a stump is straight out of a fairytale

Tiny hobbit home carved from a stump is straight out of a fairytale

Wotten sourced the stump from a fallen burled Sitka Spruce, one of the largest conifer species in the world that can grow up to 300 feet in height. The enormous stump was hollowed out…

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The Frying Pan Tower is an extreme offshore hotel that used to be a Coast Guard lighthouse

The Frying Pan Tower is an extreme offshore hotel that used to be a…

This ex-Coast Guard light station located off the coast of North Carolina once helped ships avoid the nearby shallow areas, but today it functions as an extreme hotel with eight…

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House votes to stop the EPA's Clean Power Plan

House votes to stop the EPA's Clean Power Plan

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill, 247-180, to stop the EPA’s Clean Power Plan until litigation on the plan has finished. The bill, called the Ratepayer Protection Act…

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Bromley Caldari Architects transform a crumbling 1960's A-Frame house into a sunlit seaside home

Bromley Caldari Architects transform a crumbling 1960's A-Frame house…

New York-based Bromley Caldari Architects transformed a derelict Fire Island home into a gorgeous pyramidal structure that offers panoramic views of the bay. The original 1960s…

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Tristan Roland Design transforms salvaged materials into elegant furniture

Tristan Roland Design transforms salvaged materials into elegant…

Salvaged and reappropriated, Tristan Roland Design turns throw-away-furniture into reusable objects for the interior. Everyday objects intrigue Roland, helping him to envision a new…

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Net-zero Happy Meadow Courtyard House is a perfectly passive residence in North Carolina

Net-zero Happy Meadow Courtyard House is a perfectly passive residence…

Happy Meadows Courtyard House is a modern, age-in-place, net zero passive house designed by Chapel Hill, NC, architect Arielle Condoret Schechter. Constructed primarily of 5500 psi…

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One of these quirky New York dome homes could be yours

One of these quirky New York dome homes could be yours

[image of green dome] Last week we brought you luxurious, sustainable homes in the Hamptons, but this week we're in search of quirky dome homes across the New York…

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Luca Curci envisions a living Vertical City powered by the sun

Luca Curci envisions a living Vertical City powered by the sun

Italian design studio Luca Curci Architects unveiled their proposal for a floating vertical city for 2,500 inhabitants.

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Brilliant Stanford invention makes hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars even greener

Brilliant Stanford invention makes hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars…

In the next few years hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars are going to become more readily available thanks to new models from Toyota, Honda and Hyundai. While automakers have labeled the…

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More than 250 wildfires are burning in Alaska right now

More than 250 wildfires are burning in Alaska right now

Wildfires in Alaska rarely make the national news, but this year's season is off to a particularly dramatic start, with the Alaska Division of Forestry reporting that as of Wednesday…

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Skylit penthouse studio's clever built-ins make smart use of limited space

Skylit penthouse studio's clever built-ins make smart use of limited…

Less is sometimes more, especially in regards to one of our favorite topics- tiny living! This sunny adorable Brooklyn Heights penthouse studio that just went on the market is just…

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Saw-tooth roofed nursery blends in with the landscape in a historic campus in Germany

Saw-tooth roofed nursery blends in with the landscape in a historic…

A new nursery on the sprawling Philipps University in Marberg, Germany stands out amidst the tree-planted landscape with an iconic saw-tooth shaped roof. Designed by Opus Architects,…

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World’s first 3D-printed supercar is one of the greenest cars around

World’s first 3D-printed supercar is one of the greenest cars around

Green cars are more popular now than ever but the manufacturing process for even the greenest car is still pretty dirty. Automotive designer Kevin Czinger recognized the unfortunate…

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Tesla Model S drivers rack up one billion all-electric miles, saving 570,000 tons of CO2

Tesla Model S drivers rack up one billion all-electric miles, saving…

With nearly 200 Tesla Supercharger stations strategically placed throughout the continental U.S. and another 150 elsewhere on the planet, it’s easier than ever to ‘drive 65’ in an…

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New Zealand beach house transforms into an open-aired paradise

New Zealand beach house transforms into an open-aired paradise

The beach house is separated into two levels, the “living pavilion” consisting of a kitchen, lounge, and two covered decks. As you can see, each of the sections can be customized to…

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Chevrolet reveals 2016 Cruze with lighter, more powerful and more efficient design (PHOTOS)

Chevrolet reveals 2016 Cruze with lighter, more powerful and more…

Chevrolet has just unveiled the last vehicle of its 2016 lineup, and it debuts on the heels of the company's most recent reveals integrating a lighter, more connected, and more…

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Teens design condoms that change color when exposed to sexually transmitted infections

Teens design condoms that change color when exposed to sexually…

Sexual health and safety tools have just been kicked up a notch, thanks to a group of teenaged UK designers. The Health Category winners of the TeenTech 2015 Awards proposed the…

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Funtastic Japanese preschool collects rainwater puddles for kids to play in

Funtastic Japanese preschool collects rainwater puddles for kids to…

Kids all over the world go mad about puddles and just want to jump right into the center. But it's usually the adults who are always overly concerned and worrying they might get wet,…

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Design healthy urban neighborhoods for the 2016 Better Philadelphia Challenge—Win $5K!

Design healthy urban neighborhoods for the 2016 Better Philadelphia…

The annual Better Philadelphia Challenge is now open for submissions, and in celebration of its decennial, will award two $5,000 cash prizes this year! Although the competition…

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Richard Branson and Coca-Cola invest $500 million to compete against SpaceX satellite internet

Richard Branson and Coca-Cola invest $500 million to compete against…

Richard Branson is pushing his space exploration further toward the goal of launching civilian space journeys. Branson says he’ll be the first person aboard the spaceship, after test…

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Infographic: 6 problems self-driving cars will have to overcome

Infographic: 6 problems self-driving cars will have to overcome

Self-driving cars will make stressful commutes a thing of the past, allowing passengers to relax or even take a nap on the way to work. But if the technology already exists then why…

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Pl@ntNet app lets smartphone users identify flora with click of the camera

Pl@ntNet app lets smartphone users identify flora with click of the…

Whether you're a novice backyard gardener, curious hiker or cautious forager—chances are you've encountered a plant and had absolutely no idea what it was, how to take care of it, or…

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Solar Impulse could be grounded in Japan for a whole year

Solar Impulse could be grounded in Japan for a whole year

Solar Impulse 2, the experimental solar-powered aircraft, has kept us on the edge of our seats as we’ve waited, day after day, for news of a second ocean crossing attempt. The first…

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Genetically modified pig farms could grow 100,000 organs per year for human transplant

Genetically modified pig farms could grow 100,000 organs per year for…

It may sound like a disturbing idea plucked straight from a dystopian science fiction novel, but work has already begun on a company that aims to build a factory where genetically…

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These States Are Poorly Prepared for Global Warming - Is Yours on the List?

These States Are Poorly Prepared for Global Warming - Is Yours on the…

Every state has a plan for what to do in the event of disaster, specifically, a "State Hazard Mitigation Plan," but there's no requirement that these plans take global warming into…

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'Abortion drone' to deliver drugs to Polish women denied procedure

'Abortion drone' to deliver drugs to Polish women denied procedure

This Saturday, a drone will be packed up with medical abortion pills and make its way over the Polish border so that women can safely terminate pregnancies in a country where the…

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Preview LMHQ's new

Preview LMHQ's new "clubhouse" for Lower Manhattan professionals for…

lmhq, gensler, lower manhattan headquarters, lower manhattan, 150 broadway, ideapaint, NY Tech Meetup and NY Tech Council, downtown alliance, co working spaces nyc, nyc meeting spaces,…

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