RECIPE: How to make a savory tomato confit

RECIPE: How to make a savory tomato confit

Summer is here and its a great time to try out some seasonal recipes with the bounty from the farmer's market-- or your own urban garden! If you have some juicy, ripe tomatoes on hand,…

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Footloose German kid builds an inspiring brick dome home for an orphanage in Kenya

Footloose German kid builds an inspiring brick dome home for an…

When Torsten Kremer met Mama Dolfine, she had lost a 14 and 27-year-old son in one year, sank into a pit of despair, and then climbed out and built heaven--in the form of a new…

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Beautiful and bountiful rooftop garden grows atop former LES squat

Beautiful and bountiful rooftop garden grows atop former LES squat

21 Avenue C 820 square foot intensive green roof The garden was initially conceived in early 2012 and construction was completed in December 2014. Now in its first…

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Australia's Sunshine State hit with rare snowfall

Australia's Sunshine State hit with rare snowfall

A mass of Antarctic air has turned the usually mild Australian winter into a snowy winter wonderland. Regions known for their sunny weather, like Queensland, experienced an…

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4a Architekten transformed a 1926 Barry Dierks villa into an airy escape on the French Riviera

4a Architekten transformed a 1926 Barry Dierks villa into an airy…

The villa was originally built for a the architect, Barry Dierks, and his partner. It was built in 1926, sold in 2011, after which 4a Architekten were commissioned to renovate the…

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U.S. coal production down 40% since 2010 and clean energy is taking over

U.S. coal production down 40% since 2010 and clean energy is taking…

Not only is clean energy on its way in, coal plants are on their way out. This week the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal project celebrated the announcement of the 200th coal plant shutting…

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Super-thin, foldable Solar Paper can charge a smart phone in 2.5 hours

Super-thin, foldable Solar Paper can charge a smart phone in 2.5 hours

Combining nature with technology can be thrilling, relaxing, or money-making, whether it be by blasting your favorite tunes through earbuds on an epic trail run, catching up with your…

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Tree branch water filter removes a surprising 99% of E.coli

Tree branch water filter removes a surprising 99% of E.coli

Sometimes low tech solutions make the most sense–particularly in developing countries with limited access to affordable technology. And it often happens these same countries…

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Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated electronics

Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated…

Jono Williams has built the world's most coveted man cave. After shooting the breeze one night with his mate Grant Ramsay, a mechatronics engineer, the Australian inventor committed to…

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Skoda unveils a seat belt to keep your dog safe on the road

Skoda unveils a seat belt to keep your dog safe on the road

Most of us wouldn't think twice about buckling up ourselves or our kids, but in a survey by AAA, only 16 percent of dog owners were found to use a restraint to keep their pup—and…

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Bird-friendly Invisible Barn camouflages itself against trees

Bird-friendly Invisible Barn camouflages itself against trees

You've may have seen montages of this structure that camouflages itself against a forest, but the designers at New York-based studio stpmj have now built the actual building which looks…

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What scares you more? Climate change or ISIS?

What scares you more? Climate change or ISIS?

When you lie awake at night, staring at the ceiling and worrying about the world, what grips your intestines with fear? Money - either how to live without it, or never having enough? Is…

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Liz West’s ‘An Additive Mix’ immerses visitors in a psychedelic experience of light and color

Liz West’s ‘An Additive Mix’ immerses visitors in a psychedelic…

A dazzling and psychedelic display of colored lights awaits visitors at the UK’s National Media Museum. Manchester-based artist Liz West recently unveiled her latest work, An Additive…

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Old Sydney warehouse transformed into a modern man cave with a hidden sleeping pod

Old Sydney warehouse transformed into a modern man cave with a hidden…

Australian architecture firm Allen Jack+Cottier transformed an old warehouse into a two-level private residence with a huge carbon-fiber pod that undulates underneath the rustic roof…

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This PaperJohn backpack could make shopping by bike a breeze

This PaperJohn backpack could make shopping by bike a breeze

Wish you could do more shopping on two wheels but don’t have the bicycle basket or gear to carry the bags? Meet the PaperJohn, a paper bag design that can be worn as a backpack.…

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Vela is the bike of the future in the body of a classic cruiser

Vela is the bike of the future in the body of a classic cruiser

https://vimeo.com/133249296 Vela is the bike of the future, wrapped up in the body of a classic fixed-gear cruiser.  The beautiful, electric single-speed cruiser comes with a…

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Coffee Bar by jones | haydu brings a San Francisco neighborhood back to life

Coffee Bar by jones | haydu brings a San Francisco neighborhood back…

Design firm jones | haydu designed the interior of a small cafe in downtown San Francisco simultaneously revitalizing the stretch of sidewalk in front of it, which has been neglected…

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Thailand’s $7.8 billion seafood industry is built on human trafficking and slave labor

Thailand’s $7.8 billion seafood industry is built on human…

A new investigation has uncovered the inhumane and often gruesome reality lurking behind Thailand’s fishing industry. For the past decade, hundreds of Rohingya migrants have been sold…

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NYRP's Haven Project aims to drastically improve health in South Bronx with new green spaces

NYRP's Haven Project aims to drastically improve health in South Bronx…

NYRP has just unveiled the Haven Project, a green-focused project set to improve health conditions in the South Bronx. The project is designed to improve Quality of Life and Deliver…

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Timber-clad school weaves between the trees in a French commune

Timber-clad school weaves between the trees in a French commune

Created to provide after-school and summer school facilities for young children, the school heavily references its surrounding environment. The curvaceous facade is clad in strips of…

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Scientists develop functioning computer chips made out of wood

Scientists develop functioning computer chips made out of wood

We love technology and even those of us who don't love it, probably still use it to some degree. Even some of our common appliances like TV's, some refrigerators, microwaves, watches…

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The Spiky shower curtain will kick you out of the shower after 4 minutes

The Spiky shower curtain will kick you out of the shower after 4…

So you think it's okay to continue with your 15-minute shower because you've got your super-efficient, on-demand water heater and extra-conservative shower head? Perhaps you've even…

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Hankook's airless car tires should hit the market very, very soon

Hankook's airless car tires should hit the market very, very soon

We are in the midst of a generational shift in environmentally friendly vehicles with electric cars becoming more of a practical reality each day, yet there are also other innovations…

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Brilliant 3D grass printer produces a garden in any shape you can imagine

Brilliant 3D grass printer produces a garden in any shape you can…

Gardening just entered the 21st century - a team of students at the University of Maribor in Slovenia developed an innovative 3D printer that can create objects out of living grass!…

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Pop-Tarts transforms vintage Airstream into an oversized toaster

Pop-Tarts transforms vintage Airstream into an oversized toaster

Breakfast pastry Pop-Tarts has transformed a vintage Airstream trailer into an oversized toaster, with giant Pop-Tarts ready for the taking. The silver Airstream toaster rolled up to…

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This “smart” bikini detects UV rays and tells you when to apply more sunscreen

This “smart” bikini detects UV rays and tells you when to apply…

Sunscreen is one of those necessary evils in life. Remembering to reapply it throughout the day can be a pain, though, especially if you're busy having fun in the sun! Enter this super…

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Designer Bryn Davidson Transforms a Tiny Vancouver Apartment into an Efficient Pod for Living

Designer Bryn Davidson Transforms a Tiny Vancouver Apartment into an…

Designer Bryn Davidson and his wife Kamala wanted to experiment with small footprint living so they bought the cheapest property in the city of Vancouver: a 360sf bachelor suite. The…

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Iceculture's Incredible 15,000 Pound Ice Truck is Totally Roadworthy

Iceculture's Incredible 15,000 Pound Ice Truck is Totally Roadworthy

The ice truck started off its journey in Texas where the frame originated. In the lone star state Bronson Automotive stripped the cab and body before lowering the engine bay's height…

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The Big Green Bus is a Retired City Bus Renovated into a Mini Traveling Hotel

The Big Green Bus is a Retired City Bus Renovated into a Mini…

Collier-Woods bought the 31-year-old public transport bus on eBay for £4,500 (approx $7,400). "I had a look on eBay and found that double deckers were not as expensive as I would have…

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Adorable Cubby House is a pop-up playhouse made just for children

Adorable Cubby House is a pop-up playhouse made just for children

Australian architecture firm Nixon Tulloch Fortey built a tiny children’s playhouse as their entry into Melbourne’s annual Cubby House Challenge. The wooden Cubby House was created…

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7 Bright red shipping containers repurposed as modern offices in Israel

7 Bright red shipping containers repurposed as modern offices in…

Tel Aviv studio Potash Architects repurposed seven shipping containers and transformed them into a modern office located near Israel's capital. The stacked red boxes accommodate office…

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RECIPES: 12 oven-free, animal-free desserts for a summer treat

RECIPES: 12 oven-free, animal-free desserts for a summer treat

If you crave fresh-baked desserts but dread the heat of the kitchen during the summer months, you are in luck. We have 12 scrumptious dessert recipes that will thrill the whole family,…

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Cyclist Utopia Unveiled in Norman Foster's Elevated SkyCycle Highways

Cyclist Utopia Unveiled in Norman Foster's Elevated SkyCycle Highways

Architect and cycling enthusiast Sir Norman Foster just unveiled plans for the SkyCycle, a "cycle utopia" that soars up and above the congested streets of London. The three-story high…

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Studies Prove that Desk Plants Can Improve Worker Concentration and Productivity

Studies Prove that Desk Plants Can Improve Worker Concentration and…

It's well known that having plants in a room can make it more highly oxygenated and more pleasant to work in. But research teams from Norway and America believe that plants are even…

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Collapsable Closca Fuga makes it easy to bring your helmet everywhere you go

Collapsable Closca Fuga makes it easy to bring your helmet everywhere…

If you bike often, you know what a pain it can be to figure out what to do with your helmet when you aren't using it. Well worry no longer, because the collapsable Closca Fuga is the…

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Solar-Powered Tags Give Threatened Shark Species a Fighting Chance

Solar-Powered Tags Give Threatened Shark Species a Fighting Chance

Great White photo / Shutterstock Studying sharks' movements and how they behave in their natural environment is an integral part of keeping them safe from overfishing. To aid these…

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Apple Engineer Uses LEGO Bricks to Build

Apple Engineer Uses LEGO Bricks to Build "Hugo"-Inspired Machine That…

The Martin Scorsese film Hugo did something fantastic: it gave life to a machine. The automaton featured in the film mirrored technology that really existed in the 18th and 19th…

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World's first moldable glue lets you fix and improve nearly anything

World's first moldable glue lets you fix and improve nearly anything

Sugru is a handy moldable glue ideal for any number of household, DIY and craft projects.

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Scientists discover seaweed that tastes just like fried bacon

Scientists discover seaweed that tastes just like fried bacon

Scientists have discovered a new strain of seaweed that tastes like bacon. Not even kidding. The strain is a type of dulse, which is actually a common sea vegetable used in Asian…

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