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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Andrés Jaque's mesmerizing water-purifying COSMO pavilion pops up at MoMA PS1

Andrés Jaque's mesmerizing water-purifying COSMO pavilion pops up at…

MoMA PS1's courtyard will come to life once again in June 2015 with the debut of Andrés Jaque's giant water-purifying pavilion, which took home the grand prize for this year's 2015…

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Snøhetta reveals plans for Portland’s green-roofed James Beard Public Market

Snøhetta reveals plans for Portland’s green-roofed James Beard…

Named after the famous Oregon-born chef and “dean of American cookery” James Beard, the proposed public market will be located in the heart of Portland at a waterfront location…

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Lexus just unveiled a working hoverboard!

Lexus just unveiled a working hoverboard!

The hoverboard is one of those keen technologies promised to us by Hollywood that simply hasn’t become part of our every day world. We’re still craving that futuristic update with…

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26-year-old woman receives world's most advanced bionic hand

26-year-old woman receives world's most advanced bionic hand

Just in time for the return of Star Wars, bionic hand technology takes a grand step forward. The UK-based Steeper Group promotes its advanced “BeBionic” artificial hand as the…

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Hanging spherical lodge is a treetop retreat in Laos

Hanging spherical lodge is a treetop retreat in Laos

Spherical eco-lodges that hang from the trees could allow eco-tourists to observe and immerse themselves in the flora and fauna in the Nam Et-Phou Louey Biodiversity Conservation Area…

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Boiler Central is a gorgeous renovated hub for creatives in Denmark

Boiler Central is a gorgeous renovated hub for creatives in Denmark

The 1,200-square-meter (13,000-square-foot) refurbished brick building will become home to over 30 creative companies, as part of an effort to “combine innovation, creativity, design…

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India announces plans to boost its solar power five times to 100GW by 2022

India announces plans to boost its solar power five times to 100GW by…

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the country will leap forward with an impressive sustainability plan. The country is expected to increase its solar energy five…

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Soup Architects create stylishly energy-efficient Garden Studios for an artsy London couple

Soup Architects create stylishly energy-efficient Garden Studios for…

The Colt House's art studios where designed for a London couple who spend three or four days a week at their country retreat. While he needed a bigger space for his large paintings,…

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Meet Pepper, the world's first robot who can understand your feelings

Meet Pepper, the world's first robot who can understand your feelings

A new iPhone edition. Rolling Stones tickets. An adorable and emotionally intelligent robot. These are things that sell out in no time flat. “Pepper” is the diminutive robot from…

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Highly invasive New Guinea flatworms spotted in the U.S. for the first time

Highly invasive New Guinea flatworms spotted in the U.S. for the first…

The highly invasive New Guinea flatworm, which is on the 100 worst invasive alien lists, has just been identified in the United States, in Florida. Tracked by researchers from the…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 21 Interesting house styles from around the world

INFOGRAPHIC: 21 Interesting house styles from around the world

No matter where you are in the world, there are very few things quite as important as having a roof over your head when you come home at the end of the day. This has been the case for…

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1970's Roman apartment reconfigured as modern Twin Flats

1970's Roman apartment reconfigured as modern Twin Flats

Italian architecture firm Officina Leonardo renovated an apartment in a 1970's building in Rome, creating a more spacious living area dominated by wood cladding. The project includes…

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Playful and resourceful designs from Argentina's Puro Diseño Fair

Playful and resourceful designs from Argentina's Puro Diseño Fair

It was Postigo Design's first time at the fair, where they presented a wonderful recyclable metal bench inspired by leaves and its nervatures. The same design studio unveiled an…

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Amy's Kitchen to open all vegetarian drive thru near San Francisco this summer

Amy's Kitchen to open all vegetarian drive thru near San Francisco…

Amy’s Kitchen, already a trusted name in vegetarian frozen meals and convenience foods, plans to open a drive thru restaurant about 50 miles north of San Francisco this summer. The…

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Dutch citizens sue their government over climate change and win

Dutch citizens sue their government over climate change and win

In an unprecedented, landmark case 886 Dutch citizens have successfully sued their government for "knowingly contributing" to global warming, and for failing to take measures to prevent…

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Architect designs life-sized replica of Empire State Building made of wood

Architect designs life-sized replica of Empire State Building made of…

+ Metsä Wood Metsä Wood, Michael Green, empire state building, modern constructions, architecture, wooden buildings, wooden constructions, wooden art, pre-fabricated…

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London shoe polish factory transformed into RIBA award-winning charity offices

London shoe polish factory transformed into RIBA award-winning charity…

The most distinctive feature of the social justice center’s facade is the zigzagging roofline that sits like a crown atop the new building extension. Clad in diamond-shaped zinc tile…

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Step inside a replica of the Seinfeld apartment for a few days only this week

Step inside a replica of the Seinfeld apartment for a few days only…

For just a few days later this month, New Yorkers and visitors will have an opportunity to make a Kramer-style entrance into the apartment of Jerry Seinfeld. Sort of. A full-size…

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Pretty DIY planters that let your botanicals bloom in small spaces

Pretty DIY planters that let your botanicals bloom in small spaces

Now that spring has officially sprung, colorful blooms and vibrant greens are popping up everywhere! Just because you don’t have the space, doesn’t mean you should miss out on the…

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Moreau Kusunoki Architectes’ ‘Art in the City’ wins Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition

Moreau Kusunoki Architectes’ ‘Art in the City’ wins Guggenheim…

Moreau Kusunoki Architectes’ ‘Art in the City’ was determined winner by an 11-member international jury after a yearlong competition process. All architecture teams involved were…

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The U.S. Army is developing a 173 MPH hoverbike

The U.S. Army is developing a 173 MPH hoverbike

Since Return of the Jedi, the concept of a hoverbike has been undeniably cool, but the flying machines may also have many practical advantages over standard helicopters—namely that…

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The 2015 Serpentine Gallery is a colorful cocoon that filters light like stained glass

The 2015 Serpentine Gallery is a colorful cocoon that filters light…

New images of the 2015 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion reveal a playful plastic web of alien cocoon-like corridors as construction nears completion before next week's opening. From above,…

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Microchips lined with human cells win Design of the Year Award

Microchips lined with human cells win Design of the Year Award

London's Design Museum has chosen a strange, but very promising technology as Design of the Year 2015. Having even outdone Google’s self-driving car, the Human Organs-on-Chips design…

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Here's what riding the high-speed Hyperloop train could look like

Here's what riding the high-speed Hyperloop train could look like

The entire Hyperloop system, in Argo Design’s concept, is comprised of four levels, much like an airport terminal. The high-speed tube will be designed to carry vehicles and cargo as…

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Vietnam’s Vegan House is covered from top to bottom in vibrantly painted shutters

Vietnam’s Vegan House is covered from top to bottom in vibrantly…

The city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, has just gained a charming and colorful addition to its peaceful neighborhoods. Keeping in line with other traditional, “tube houses” in the area,…

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Could printing synthetic GMO rhino horns help save real rhinos from extinction?

Could printing synthetic GMO rhino horns help save real rhinos from…

After 40 million years roaming the earth, the rhinoceros has reached a point where it is classified as "critically endangered"—the Western black rhino was declared extinct, and only…

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Santiago shuts down as air pollution skyrockets off the charts

Santiago shuts down as air pollution skyrockets off the charts

Santiago authorities declared an environmental state of emergency for the Chilean town on Monday, due to a thick layer of smog that has overtaken the city. This means that 1,300…

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