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

by , 08/15/14
filed under: 3d Printing, Animals, News

green design, eco design, sustainable design, 3d printed prosthetics, TurboRoo, Makerbot 3d

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 Deadrick of 3D design company 3dyn saw little Roo online, and used his 3D design mastery to create “new legs” for the sweet boy. The incredible wheeled cart, printed on a Makerbot 3D printer, has given TurboRoo independence, and a cool new way to scoot around the dog park.

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

by , 08/15/14

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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 furniture collection, this sustainably sourced table is made from beautifully weathered roadside fencing salvaged from Wyoming and Montana. Suitable for both outdoor and indoor settings, the rich weathered gray patina of the tabletop is contrasted with a base powder coated in a dark red tone.

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Mayan Beekeepers Protect Home Turf from Monsanto's GMO Soybean Rollout

by , 08/15/14

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A “David and Goliath”-style fight between small indigenous farmers and mega corporation Monsanto is currently playing out in Mexico. In a landmark decision last month, a district judge in the state of Yucatan overturned a permit to allow Monsanto to grow GMO soybeans in seven states in the country. The judge was convinced by the scientific evidence presented about the threats posed by GM soy crops to honey production in the Yucatán peninsula.

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Vacation in a Mini Cabin Inside of a Brooklyn Apartment

by , 08/15/14
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Nele Avecedo's Melting Ice Figures Pay Tribute to Civilians Killed in WWI

by , 08/15/14
filed under: Art, carousel showcase, gallery

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House of Vans Opens a Subterranean Skatepark Beneath the Streets of London

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LEED Gold Parking Deck Boasts a Bevy of EV Charging Stations in Santa Monica

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Hemp Supercapacitors are as Good as Graphene at a Fraction of the Cost

by , 08/14/14

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Graphene is a super material that is 100 times stronger than steel, conducts electricity better than copper, and is more flexible than rubber. It’s used in electronics but it’s prohibitively expensive to produce – so David Mitlin of Clarkson University, New York has discovered a way to replicate at least some of its properties with cheap hemp fiber leftover from textiles and building materials. His team has managed to upcycle these fibers into supercapacitors – energy storage devices that are quickly transforming the way electronics are powered. His findings were recently published in the ACS Nano Journal and presented at the American Chemical Society meeting in San Francisco.

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The Unsung Heroes of Urban Design: How Bike Bollards Protect Pedestrians & Property While Providing Bike Parking

by , 08/14/14

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Sometimes the most well-designed and useful objects are the ones you hardly notice at all. Case in point: bike bollards. You’ve probably encountered a bollard at one time or another (they look like heavy, squat posts), but bike bollards are an elevated version of these common structures that perform double duty by protecting buildings and pedestrians from cars while also providing a place for secure bicycle parking. Read on to learn more about these unsung heroes of urban design, and how they better streetscapes in their own quiet but effective way.

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Sunset Magazines's Breezy 2014 Idea House Opens for Tours in Manhattan Beach

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Opiary's Terraformed Furniture Invites Nature Indoors

by , 08/14/14

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One can never have too many plants in the house, and Opiary’s new line of terraformed furniture allows you to bring even more of the outside world into your space. This furniture series can actually be used both indoors and outdoors, so you can revel in backyard comfort during the summer months, and then bask in lush greenery in your living room when snow blows outside your window in midwinter. The pieces are made of ferrocement and steel with in-built irrigation systems, and are as elegant as they are utilitarian.

If you’re in the NYC area, you can check out these fabulous pieces in person at the NY NOW show; August 17-20, 2014,  The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, booth #4163.

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5 Ordinary Plants With Extraordinary Abilities

by , 08/14/14
filed under: Botanical, DIY, Gardening, How To

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Whole Foods' Sale of Rabbit Meat Sparks Widespread Protest Plans

by , 08/14/14

Whole Foods has been selling farmed rabbit meat in selected outlets across the U.S. for most of the summer. The company claims this is in response to customer demand, but the product has met with a very negative reaction from animal lovers and activists. Calls to boycott the chain have been in effect since June, but now rabbit advocacy groups are calling for a day of action this Saturday 17 August, 2014. Read on for details.

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Beautiful Red House Bursts From the Forest With its Eye-Catching Façade

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Breathtaking Mashpi Lodge Retreat Wins the 2014 World Travel Award for Leading Green Hotel in Ecuador

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At Just 150 Sq. Ft., This Tiny Real Estate Office is One of NYC's Smallest Workplaces

At Just 150 Sq. Ft., This Tiny Real Estate Office is One of NYC's…

New York City is known for cramming its inhabitants into some incredibly tiny apartments, and now realtors are getting into small digs as well. Case in point: check out the tiny office…

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Growing Number of Whales and Sharks in NYC Indicate Cleaner Waters

Growing Number of Whales and Sharks in NYC Indicate Cleaner Waters

While you might think Sharknado 2 would be your only chance to see a shark in New York City, sightings of large sea creatures in the area have actually increased this summer. So why are…

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Luminous 6-Foot HB Lamp Rewrites the Humble Pencil

Luminous 6-Foot HB Lamp Rewrites the Humble Pencil

There's hardly any object more recognizable than the humble HB pencil, and now a London-based studio has rewritten its function with this wonderful lamp. Created by husband and wife…

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AquaFence Barriers Pop Up in Manhattan to Protect Waterfront Homes Against Flooding

AquaFence Barriers Pop Up in Manhattan to Protect Waterfront Homes…

As New Yorkers wait on the implementation of the large-scale, disaster-resistant interventions promised by the city after Hurricane Sandy, others are skirting bureaucracy and taking…

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KPF's Pre-Certified LEED Gold Tianjin Riverside 66 Will Be One of China's Longest Buildings Upon Completion This Fall

KPF's Pre-Certified LEED Gold Tianjin Riverside 66 Will Be One of…

The massive building will comprise an area of nearly 40 acres and according to Audrey Choi, Job Captain, "will be built with 22 seven-story high concrete ribs and over 10,000 panels of…

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