Metropolitan areas are growing faster than suburbs for the first time in decades, as more and more people want to live closer to where they work, eat, drink, and play. As populations in
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Initial reports estimated 110,000 attendees, but as the day continued, the numbers grew to epic proportions. By 3:00pm estimations grew to 310,000, and at 5:00pm reports indicated that tens of thousands
Dr. Ned Kalin from the University of Wisconsin–Madison is subjecting baby rhesus macaque monkeys to a controversial series of experiments designed to maternally and socially isolate them, then terrify
Carbon nanotubes have been used in everything from energy-free lights to oil spill clean-up technology, and now a team from Rice University has used them to develop a paint that transforms any surface
Audi has a lot to celebrate as it has just announced that it is the first automaker to receive an autonomous driving permit in California. A range of new autonomous vehicle laws have gone into effect in
Nanoflowcell has developed the world's first saltwater-powered electric car - the Quant e-Sportlimousine - it just received approval for testing in Europe! The futuristic gull-winged vehicle runs on a
Pretty much everyone knows that Greenland isn’t exactly green - it's largely covered in snow-white ice - but what most people don’t know is that this year Greenland is practically black. Jason Box, a
This unique "footcheball" venue was created as part of Voyage à Nantes, a street festival. This year's theme was "playgrounds." The venue consists of a prefab building with wooden paneling for bounce;
Did you know that breastfeeding has numerous health benefits - including reducing type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity, female cancers, heart disease and osteoporosis? Unfortunately, most breast pumps
Back in the 1960's Peel produced the smallest production cars in the world, but sadly they had to close up shop in 1966. Fast forward to today and the company has received a fresh round of funding to
Traffic lights haven’t changed much over the years. We’ve added cameras here and sensors there, but the basic concept is the same. Now, traffic engineers across the country are working with traffic
Young Harris College is a small college in northeast Georgia that made a transition from a 2-year college to a 4-year institution in about six years ago. To accommodate new students, the college had to
A team of scientists from Drexel University just discovered the largest dinosaur that ever lived - a creature seven times bigger than the legendary predator Tyrannosaurus Rex. The super-dino, called
With a completely new platform, more fuel efficient engines and new safety technology, the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 SUV signals a new direction for the Swedish automaker. Volvo has officially unveiled the
Australian prefab architecture specialists Modscape Concept have designed an exciting five story home that clings to a cliff’s edge. Aptly called Cliff House, the design was created in response to a
The oldest pyramid in Egypt, the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, is being destroyed by the very company the Egyptian government has hired to restore it. The roughly 4,600-year-old structure has been in
Fog photo from Shutterstock Plants and certain animals like the fog beetle can survive in very arid regions because they've developed ways of absorbing minute amounts of water from the atmosphere.
A new U.K study warns that humanity could face a famine of biblical proportions by 2050 due to a plague of pests brought on by climate change. Research from the University of Exeter published in the
Set against the backdrop of Table Mountain, Portside covers an entire city block in Cape Town's emerging financial district and is considered the city's first significant high-rise since the early 1990s.
We've seen our share of dazzling mega-airports, each with more eco-friendly elements than the last, but Foster + Partners' recently unveiled designs for a new international airport in Mexico City really
Scientists at the U.K.'s Imperial College London just made a major breakthrough in the renewable production of the fuel propane. In a study released this week in the journal Nature Communications, they
Wa_sauna is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for production. The prototype for the design includes a large wooden platform and a wood-fired sauna. A rear ladder leads from the
INHABITAT: How would you describe your signature style? As we all know, we're in the era of the 'iconic building' and the 'starchitect'. However facile this might be, the designs of public institutions
There was a lot of controversy over the Sochi Winter Olympics both before and during the competition, with allegations of corruption, shoddy construction work, and facilities not being ready for the
Luxury treehouse design and construction firm Blue Forest has charmed us before with their beautiful timber structures and this year’s Quiet Treehouse is no exception. Inspired by the shape of a small
Designs for a device called a microwave thruster, which could power spacecraft without the need for propellant, have been proposed since 2006. While the engine follows the principles of relativity theory
Sea levels are rising, floods are prevalent, and cities are at greater risk than ever due to climate change. Now that we've accepted these facts, it's time to design and build more resilient structures.
The internet is abuzz with news that Ford and Hyundai are currently working on new dedicated hybrid models that will compete with the top-selling Toyota Prius. Both Ford and Hyundai currently offer hybrid
Cheese is often one of the most difficult foods for a new vegan to give up, and might also be one of the culinary delights that keeps some people from pursuing a plant-based diet. There are countless
INHABITAT: James, can you tell us about the genesis of your MV Recyclone barge concept? DYSON: To an engineer, there’s a certain thrill in solving problems, and this was absolutely an interesting one.
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