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Brilliant Teenager Invents Device That Produces Clean Energy AND Fresh Water!

by , 08/16/14
filed under: News, Renewable Energy

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Google has announced the finalists of this year’s Google Science Fair and the line-up is impressive. But among the 15 inventions designed to make the world a better place, Cynthia Sin Nga Lam’s submission is definitely a major standout. Concerned about the millions of people living without energy and water, the 17-year-old student scientist from Australia built H2Pro – a Portable Photocatalytic Electricity Generation and Water Purification Unit that produces both clean energy and fresh water at the same time.

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How to Get Fashionably Struck by Lightning

by , 08/16/14
filed under: Wearable Technology

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Would you dare to wear clothing that conducts electricity? Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht’s “Faraday Cage” dress is capable of conducting close to a million volts of electricity! Her conductive ensemble consists of metal plates, 600 rings of chain mail, “plasma ball” epaulets, and a spiky grilled helmet. America’s next top models won’t even brave this accouterment, so Wipprecht demonstrated her own franken-attire at the Maker Faire in May. The artist stood fearlessly between a pair of Tesla coils as electricity tangled and twined around her, while she remained fully protected by her Faraday cage garb.

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Floating Solar Orchid Pods Could Bring Pop-Up Restaurants to Singapore's Waterfront

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Kaleidoscopic Temple of Agape Invites Londoners to Experience Love

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Norwegian Artist's Incredible Dinocycle Leaves Fossil Fuels in the Dust

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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

by , 08/15/14
filed under: News

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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

by , 08/15/14

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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

by , 08/15/14

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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

by , 08/15/14

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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

by , 08/15/14
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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

Oakland Appoints its First Chief Resilience Officer

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…

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Thousands of Dollars Might Still Be Buried at Coney Island Beach

Thousands of Dollars Might Still Be Buried at Coney Island Beach

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…

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

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

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…

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

Cuteness Alert! 3D-Printed Wheel Cart Gives Chihuahua Pup a New…

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…

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

Uhuru Design's Snowfenced Reclaimed Table Features Beautifully…

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…

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