In Maryland, Tesla's competition could help them get back in business

In Maryland, Tesla's competition could help them get back in business

Tesla's been fighting for the right to do business in a number of states recently, but the electric car maker has gained some footing in Maryland, thanks to an unusual ally. The…

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Modern timber frame oyster shack grows a garden on its roof

Modern timber frame oyster shack grows a garden on its roof

The charming oyster shack is divided into two parts: an oyster hangar and the living spaces comprising the kitchen, dining room, living room, and bedroom. A kink in the roof and…

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Rocket Lab's new rocket is 3D-printed and powered by batteries

Rocket Lab's new rocket is 3D-printed and powered by batteries

Add “rocket” to the list of things you can print with a 3D printer. Space company Rocket Lab revealed the Rutherford engine, an engine made of parts created in a 3D printer. Capable…

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Beautiful Jan bicycle is made with a handcrafted wooden frame

Beautiful Jan bicycle is made with a handcrafted wooden frame

Mucska developed the idea for a wooden bicycle two years ago and has since been working together with Vidlicka to create an original handcrafted bicycle design. Unlike other wooden…

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Alvaro Uribe and Makerbot come together to create Mushroom lamps

Alvaro Uribe and Makerbot come together to create Mushroom lamps

Alvaro Uribe Design collaborated with 3D-printing experts Makerbot to create the innovative Mushroom Lights.

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Leicestershire Master Gardeners offer free food-growing support for local people and communities

Leicestershire Master Gardeners offer free food-growing support for…

If you happen to live in Leicestershire, UK, and have always dreamt of growing your own food, you're in luck.

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Re-Imagining A City: Temporary exhibits take over San Francisco streets

Re-Imagining A City: Temporary exhibits take over San Francisco…

San Francisco recently played host to a 3-day explosion of interactive street art and urban interventions along Market Street, a major boulevard through the downtown. The "Market Street…

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Sandwichbikes presents two special edition plywood bikes at Milan Design Week

Sandwichbikes presents two special edition plywood bikes at Milan…

For this year’s Salone del Mobile, Sandwichbikes will present two special bicycle editions at the exhibition “NEED – When design empowers human potential”. Both the…

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Artificial leaf can make oxygen in space with water and light

Artificial leaf can make oxygen in space with water and light

It seems like we are constantly getting a little bit closer to being able to live in outer space, but one teeny-tiny little detail keeps holding us back: oxygen. Plants just don’t…

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2016 Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid gets power upgrades and a lower price

2016 Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid gets power upgrades and a lower price

The Cadillac ELR was released for the 2014 model year as a more luxurious alternative to the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, but unfortunately sales haven't taken off. Cadillac has now…

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Washington State Rep wants to turn old aircraft carriers into a massive floating bridge

Washington State Rep wants to turn old aircraft carriers into a…

First-term Republican Congressman Jesse Young, who represents the 26th District in the Washington State Senate is attracting significant attention for an unusual detail in his proposed…

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Benefits of organic food go far beyond vitamins and minerals, despite study results

Benefits of organic food go far beyond vitamins and minerals, despite…

It makes sense to this writer that organic food is a healthier option than convention produce, which is grown with synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Take away those harmful…

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Revitalize the Rust Belt city Kenosha for a shot at $5,000

Revitalize the Rust Belt city Kenosha for a shot at $5,000

Like many Rust Belt cities, Kenosha, Wi., once a bustling hub for the auto industry, fell on hard times following the economic downturn. The city has since rebounded with more success…

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Industrial meets modern through reclaimed materials in Serbia’s Old Mill Belgrade Hotel

Industrial meets modern through reclaimed materials in Serbia’s Old…

The historic “Old Mill” building in Old Beograd, Serbia, has undergone a breathtaking transformation into a 4 Star hotel, conference center, and spa. GRAFT Architects have…

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IROJE KHM's green-roofed house in Seoul blooms like a flower

IROJE KHM's green-roofed house in Seoul blooms like a flower

The "Blooming House" is located near an urban mountain in the heart of South Korea's capital and occupies a steep slope that is integrated into the design. Instead of mimicking the…

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NASA's self-driving electric car isn't very sexy, but it can move sideways like a crab

NASA's self-driving electric car isn't very sexy, but it can move…

Look out Tesla, the Johnson Space Center has just entered the race for one of the coolest cars with awesome technological advances. NASA engineers recently unveiled their Modular…

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Geothermal-powered Wildcat Ridge Residence boasts breathtaking views of Aspen, Colorado

Geothermal-powered Wildcat Ridge Residence boasts breathtaking views…

The 14,300-square-foot, two-story Wildcat Ridge Residence was built on a site that had been previous excavated for a discontinued residential project. Voorsanger Architects visually and…

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MVRDV, Snohetta, and BIG reveal their visions for a new business quarter in Oslo, Norway

MVRDV, Snohetta, and BIG reveal their visions for a new business…

  BIG's proposal was a bright urban park that bridged the new structures with the site's existing historical buildings. The new addition would be comprised of three towers,…

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INTERVIEW: Linda Greer and Clean by Design are creating a cleaner fashion future

INTERVIEW: Linda Greer and Clean by Design are creating a cleaner…

Natural Resource Defense Council's director Linda Greer is spearheading the way to a cleaner fashion future. Greer is leading fashion's "toxic avengers" in a bid to clean up the toxic…

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INFOGRAPHIC: The most amazing museums in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: The most amazing museums in the world

Gorgeous museums + Foam Fabricators The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by following this…

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This ring is made of smog harvested from Beijing's polluted skies

This ring is made of smog harvested from Beijing's polluted skies

Last October we wrote about Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde, who developed a vacuum cleaner that can suck urban smog right out of the air. Now the designer is turning that smog…

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Four couples create a rustic cabin compound on a communal plot in Texas

Four couples create a rustic cabin compound on a communal plot in…

Four families purchased an idyllic plot on the Llano river with a rough idea to build a house to share. Inspired by the tiny house movement, they chose instead to build individual…

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Kinetic Moti lamp inflates into a glowing sphere in response to movement

Kinetic Moti lamp inflates into a glowing sphere in response to…

Love furniture with personality? Design studio Toer takes expressive fixtures to a new level with Moti, a kinetic lamp that inflates into a radiant sphere in response to movement. Toer…

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Animal holocaust victims to be mourned tonight at memorial procession in NYC

Animal holocaust victims to be mourned tonight at memorial procession…

“Right now, mother cows are crying out for their kidnapped babies; piglets are being castrated with no painkillers; male chicks are being dropped into shredding machines; monkeys are…

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Space X rocket fails to land, but success is still not far off

Space X rocket fails to land, but success is still not far off

Space X, Elon Musk’s space flight company, successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket Tuesday, but their plan to land the rocket on a floating barge failed when the rocket tipped over on…

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Max Lamb's "Exercises in Seating" is a primitive investigation of…

In the San Remo Garage hidden within the narrow streets of the historical heart of Milan, London-based designer Max Lamb has unveiled a collection of chairs. The exhibition “Exercises…

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Jesse Garlick's Sky House is an off-the-grid vacation retreat in Washington

Jesse Garlick's Sky House is an off-the-grid vacation retreat in…

White Rock Cabin, dubbed Sky House, is a 850-square-feet cabin set within the semi-arid foothills of North-Eastern Washington State. Because of the remote location, the structure and…

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Design a sustainable future for the world’s most remote inhabited island—Win £5,000!

Design a sustainable future for the world’s most remote inhabited…

Tristan da Cunha is the world’s most remote inhabited island—so remote, that it’s only accessible by sea on approximately 60 days of the year. While life on the volcanic island is…

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12 Brilliant designs from the Ventura Lambrate exhibit at Milan Design Week

12 Brilliant designs from the Ventura Lambrate exhibit at Milan Design…

Enessere  Hercules ENESSERE Hercules Wind Generator is a vertical axis wind turbine that converts kinetic wind power into clean electricity. Titanium, wood, carbon fiber, and…

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IKEA's wireless charging furniture to hit U.S. stores in late spring

IKEA's wireless charging furniture to hit U.S. stores in late spring

IKEA wowed the world with common sense design when the Wireless Charging Collection was revealed earlier this year. In a time when people are so reliant on their smart phones and other…

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Offshore wind is already cheaper than gas or nuclear power

Offshore wind is already cheaper than gas or nuclear power

Team green energy recently scored another goal in the ongoing match for power affordability supremacy, when a recent analysis showed wind energy is already cheaper than both gas and…

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Stunning green-roofed Autofamily House features a drive-thru art gallery in Poland

Stunning green-roofed Autofamily House features a drive-thru art…

Access to the 990-square-meter Autofamily House starts at the south-end entrance, where a ramped driveway leads automobiles up into the living room located three meters above ground…

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10 Handcrafted Brazilian designs from Milan Design Week 2015

10 Handcrafted Brazilian designs from Milan Design Week 2015

The Brazilian corner at Fuorisalone 2015 located at University of Milan (in via Festa del Perdono, 7) brings a sunny atmosphere of informality and a cozy feeling of handmade,…

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Cosmic Messenger records your messages and sends them into outer space

Cosmic Messenger records your messages and sends them into outer space

If you find the $250,000 tag price for a Virgin Galactic seat a bit too steep, there are other ways to reach the final frontier. With Nooka's futuristic Cosmic Messenger you can record…

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2015 Chevy Spark EV price slashed to $14,995 after tax credits in some states

2015 Chevy Spark EV price slashed to $14,995 after tax credits in some…

A few years ago electric cars were far out of reach for most buyers, since they had sticker prices that were way too expensive for more car buyers. Today electric cars continue to get…

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12 Low-Impact designs from Superstudio at Milan Design Week 2015

12 Low-Impact designs from Superstudio at Milan Design Week 2015

SUPERDESIGN SHOW 2015: renewed perspectives to OPEN YOUR MIND!   INTRO   The SuperDesign Show 2015 is a grand container of daring ideas which reflects the aim that the…

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Panda bamboo watches blend sustainability with style

Panda bamboo watches blend sustainability with style

Panda is already known globally for its sustainable bamboo sunglasses, and now they're releasing the Panda Watch; the first of its kind. Elegant and minimalist, the watches are…

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8 of the world's most inspiring homes

8 of the world's most inspiring homes

Breathtaking Shipping Container Studio: San Antonio, Texas Texas architect Jim Poteet transformed a 40-foot shipping container into this gorgeous deep blue backyard studio replete with…

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Smog-sucking electric vacuum cleaner could combat Beijing air pollution as soon as 2016

Smog-sucking electric vacuum cleaner could combat Beijing air…

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has developed an "electronic vacuum cleaner" that could potentially suck up urban smog. The new cleaner uses copper coils to create an electrostatic…

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This video camera captures light to generate its own power

This video camera captures light to generate its own power

A team from Columbia University's School of Engineering has created a groundbreaking video camera that converts the light captured when creating an image into electrical power to create…

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