Cutest little lamb in Brooklyn spotted at hipster eateries around NYC

Cutest little lamb in Brooklyn spotted at hipster eateries around NYC

Brooklyn has a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb...and the adorable little fella's name is Smokey! After being abandoned by his mother and almost freezing to death, Smokey was…

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Kiyoshi Mino's startlingly realistic felt sculptures blow taxidermy away

Kiyoshi Mino's startlingly realistic felt sculptures blow taxidermy…

Kiyoshi’s collection of eight animal sculptures are now offered through the Chicago design shop ODLCO. Each bear, lamb, pig, cat, horse, duck, chipmunk, and bird sculpture is started…

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Hager Partner and nps tchoban voss collaborate to design a green-roofed rec center near Berlin

Hager Partner and nps tchoban voss collaborate to design a…

The city swimming baths at Nauen near Berlin will be transformed by a new green-roofed entrance building and recreation park designed by naps tchoban voss and Landscape Architects Hager…

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Naked filter is an affordable and easy solution to clean healthy water

Naked filter is an affordable and easy solution to clean healthy water…

The lack of access to clean water is a major humanitarian problem around the world. Silicon Valley startup Liquidity Nanotech wants to help solve that issue by bringing clean, healthy…

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Contemporary Bedford Park House modestly hides its many green features

Contemporary Bedford Park House modestly hides its many green features

The Bedford Park House’s modest and traditional appearance—the house matches the scale, setback, and exterior brick-and-wood detailing of its neighbors—belies its many impressive…

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Costa Rica powered by 100 percent renewable energy for over 75 days

Costa Rica powered by 100 percent renewable energy for over 75 days

Costa Rica has achieved an extraordinary clean energy milestone by running solely on renewable energy for the past 75 days. Heavy rainfall in the region has enabled the country to…

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Tiny Mogo Freedom trailer transforms into a camper for two

Tiny Mogo Freedom trailer transforms into a camper for two

The adorable and completely portable Mogo Freedom gullwing trailer makes your next road trip an easy overnight experience. The tiny trailer can comfortably sleep two, at night, while…

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France now requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels

France now requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar…

France has just passed a trailblazing new law that requires that all new buildings constructed in commercial areas must be partially covered by either solar panels or green roofs. Not…

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Adjaye Associates to transform a Johannesburg industrial building into a verdant residence

Adjaye Associates to transform a Johannesburg industrial building into…

A disused 1970s industrial building in Johannesburg may be getting a plant-covered overhaul by London-based designers, Adjaye Associates. Headed up by David Adjaye, the design would…

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Beijing to shut down all major coal plants by 2016

Beijing to shut down all major coal plants by 2016

Beijing is finally going to kick what’s left of its coal power habit. China’s capital city recently announced plans to shut down the last of its remaining coal plants by 2016 - in…

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Heimplanet’s inflatable 6-person Nias tent pitches in a snap

Heimplanet’s inflatable 6-person Nias tent pitches in a snap

The large and breathable Nias tent comprises an inner tent, fly sheet, and the inflatable diamond grid frame. These parts work together in unison for extremely fast pitching so that all…

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Green-roofed concrete outbuilding is an extension of the rural Spanish landscape

Green-roofed concrete outbuilding is an extension of the rural Spanish…

The multipurpose outbuilding serves as a warehouse and workshop with space for changing rooms, a new biomass boiler, and farm machinery. Located between the farmhouse and farmland, the…

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Researchers transform pesky packing peanuts into fast-charging batteries

Researchers transform pesky packing peanuts into fast-charging…

Opening a package only to have your apartment flooded with packing peanuts is an annoying, if not archaic, waste of plastic. But researchers Vilas Pol and Vinodkumar Etacheri at the…

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KP Cykler is building a better bike with built-in theft deterrent

KP Cykler is building a better bike with built-in theft deterrent

A Danish cycling brand KP Cykler is raising funds on Kickstarter. In addition to beautiful aesthetics, their bicycles have incorporated the latest smartphone technologies to make…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why are rainforests so important?

INFOGRAPHIC: Why are rainforests so important?

"Save the rainforests!" is a call to action that most of us have come across at some point or another, whether it was on a news broadcast or splayed across an activist's tee-shirt. It's…

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Architects reveal the world's first shadowless skyscrapers in London

Architects reveal the world's first shadowless skyscrapers in London

The design is based on the idea of using concave reflective surfaces adapted specifically to the sun’s path in the sky. An algorithm unique to the buildings’ location was used to…

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Alaska's glacial melt could create the world's sixth largest coastal river

Alaska's glacial melt could create the world's sixth largest coastal…

The glaciers are melting. That's the old news. The update is that, in Alaska, there has also been a massive amount of rainfall. The combination of rain and glacial melt create a flow of…

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New report shows a simple fix that could save NYC buildings $11 million per year

New report shows a simple fix that could save NYC buildings $11…

Residential buildings in New York have been reaching soaring new heights, but a new study says that the cost of heating them doesn’t have to be through the roof. The report,…

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Easy DIY ways to stay warm without turning up the thermostat

Easy DIY ways to stay warm without turning up the thermostat

Spring has sprung (according to our calendars, but we’re still weathering some pretty cold temperatures. Because of the drawn out winter, so much money has already been spent warming…

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Times Square could be transformed into a lush urban forest through this Kickstarter campaign

Times Square could be transformed into a lush urban forest through…

Goodbye concrete jungle and hello verdant forest? Urban botanist Marielle Anzelone has started an incredible $25,000 Kickstarter campaign that aims to turn NYC's Times Square into a…

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Philips uses LEDs to bolster urban farming

Philips uses LEDs to bolster urban farming

Leading LED light manufacturer, Philips, has partnered up with indoor farming company Green Sense Farms in an innovative project that could bring indoor farming to cities worldwide.…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Do you know how bad the litter crisis in Europe is?

INFOGRAPHIC: Do you know how bad the litter crisis in Europe is?

Did you know that the total cost of cleaning up litter throughout Europe is estimated at €10 to 13 billion a year? That hefty cleanup cost isn’t just unsightly; it also puts a huge…

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Obama orders federal agencies to cut emissions by 40 percent

Obama orders federal agencies to cut emissions by 40 percent

President Obama has thrown down the gauntlet on climate change once again. Climate deniers can now deal with the president’s decision on Thursday to issue an executive order that…

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Aljoud Lootah's Oru origami furniture is made from teak, felt and copper

Aljoud Lootah's Oru origami furniture is made from teak, felt and…

We've seen different objects shaped according to the principles of origami, but these beautiful furniture pieces by Dubai-based designer Aljoud Lootah use timber in an unexpected way…

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95 local students envision awesome features for NYC's underground Lowline park (PHOTOS)

95 local students envision awesome features for NYC's underground…

The interactive exhibit features the students' handmade 3D models, which illustrate their most fantastical aspirations for the Lowline from trees and ponds to fountains, historic…

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SOM reveals design for new sustainable capital city in Egypt

SOM reveals design for new sustainable capital city in Egypt

Egypt is getting a new and improved capitol city designed by architecture firm SOM. The privately-funded project consists of a 700-square meter development with an urban park,…

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Haptic Architects' Highlevel Road two timber extensions will change color over time

Haptic Architects' Highlevel Road two timber extensions will change…

London-based Haptic Architects designed two extensions to an old Victorian house in London and created new spaces that exude warmth though the use of natural materials-untreated larch…

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VIDEO: Clever woman lives, works and sleeps in a tiny space the same size as her bed

VIDEO: Clever woman lives, works and sleeps in a tiny space the same…

Chu's very modestly-sized room is actually part of what is called a "1.5 apartment" in Brooklyn, New York, where a roommate occupies a larger bedroom and Chu lives in the half-bedroom.…

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BP is the latest company to ditch ALEC

BP is the latest company to ditch ALEC

Following in the footsteps of major companies like eBay, Google, Microsoft and AOL, oil giant BP has announced that it is leaving the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)…

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Coy Yiontis Architects use bold geometry to extend a Victorian home

Coy Yiontis Architects use bold geometry to extend a Victorian home

A family living in a small Victorian terrace in Melbourne sought a creative solution to the challenge of housing an extended family. Coy Yiontis Architects answered their brief with a…

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NASA to test insane 18-motor electric plane concept

NASA to test insane 18-motor electric plane concept

NASA is quietly working on a pretty ambitious plan to help a "significant portion" of the aircraft industry transition to electric propulsion within the next decade. It's a noble—and…

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NexusHaus is an affordable, plus-energy house built for the 2015 Solar Decathlon

NexusHaus is an affordable, plus-energy house built for the 2015 Solar…

NexusHaus is an plus-energy affordable one-story pavilion built by the students from the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the University of Texas at Austin (UTA) for the Solar…

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Barcelona’s greenest bridge will be made from smog-eating, glow-in-the-dark concrete

Barcelona’s greenest bridge will be made from smog-eating,…

The Sarajevo Bridge is the northernmost piece of infrastructure to span the Avinguda Meridiana, a highway that brings southbound traffic into the Catalonia capital. The elevated…

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Philips to install LED streetlights in Poland for a 70 percent energy savings

Philips to install LED streetlights in Poland for a 70 percent energy…

Philips Lighting has announced that they have been selected to conduct a massive overhaul of over 5,000 streetlights in Poland's historic "floating garden" city of Szczecin. By…

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Artist Ren Ri works with honeybees to create gorgeous wax maps of the world

Artist Ren Ri works with honeybees to create gorgeous wax maps of the…

Rather than traditional marble, plaster or wood, artist Ren Ri has turned to nature to help make his sculptures, by partnering with honeybees! The artist has teamed up with a fleet of…

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This virtual mouse brain could help end animal testing forever

This virtual mouse brain could help end animal testing forever

Animal testing is a much-maligned practice in the development of medicines and cosmetics, but many companies are hanging on to lab mice because they lack an adequate alternative. This…

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Kazuteru Matumura renovated an old townhouse in Osaka using curtains instead of walls

Kazuteru Matumura renovated an old townhouse in Osaka using curtains…

The house was built for a young couple that wanted to renovate the old building instead of buying a new one. Everything within the interior was demolished and removed and the architect…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Ten tips to save you 25,000 gallons of water

INFOGRAPHIC: Ten tips to save you 25,000 gallons of water

With World Water Day this Sunday, it's the perfect time to consider all the small changes you can make to be water smart. For instance, if every American home replaced their old toilets…

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India's "Water Gandhi" harvests rainwater to transform dust bowls into…

By using an ancient method of rainwater harvesting, Rajendra Singh is bringing about massive change to drought-stricken areas of India. 30 years ago, Singh visited Rajasthan--one of the…

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Nueva School in California explores architecture's role in learning

Nueva School in California explores architecture's role in learning

The Nueva School is part of a mixed-use development in San Mateo, California, and was designed in order to connect students to a complex world around them. The architects are aiming for…

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