You may not be aware of it, but all of the rice sitting in your pantry contains traces of one of the most poisonous elements on earth - arsenic. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration tested 1,300
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Small delivery vans spend countless hours delivering packages all over city centers - however they also deliver harmful emissions into the atmosphere. Well, Nissan is set to offer an alternative when the
First, a look at the greenest parts of the project: the studio has incorporated geothermal heat and a rainwater cooling system within the stadium concept, along with the commitment to recycle greywater.
The Silicom House peeks out from a gentle slope in Madrid that is surrounded by the allotment's luscious greenery. The family home sits in a sunk-in design and to access it one has to go around gorgeous
The Climatic Data Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has released a new analysis of 12 extreme weather events in 2012, and the findings aren't reassuring. Researchers discovered
It is decided: Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge announced the winner at a ceremony held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday.
Photo via Shutterstock Natural disasters tend to strike when we're least prepared. Horrified by the long-term damage caused by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, researchers from the U.S.
The small cozy home is positioned to prevent intrusive looks but still capture stunning views of the river and the surrounding countryside. Its glass facades let the sunlight in and optimize the home’s
Green Car Reports says that Tesla is on track to deploy more than 1.6 million kilowatt-hour worth of batteries in 21,000 cars this year, and so far the electric carmaker has already sold 14,000 of its
Ayesta and Guillaume traveled to areas of Fukushima that are still off-limits today for fear of radiation poisoning. They went to dead zones that hold the most brutal traces of the nuclear accident.
Since the House in Chiharada was built very close to an existing residence, the designers chose a pure white cylindrical shape to contrast with the existing building's traditional rectilinear form. The
Recent revelations that the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant has been gushing radioactive water into the ocean have forced the Japanese government to step in amid concerns that the plant's
Radiation levels at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan are 18 times higher than previously thought. The operator of the Japanese nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), said
Inhabitat Talks to Lisa Katayama About ‘We Are All Radioactive’: a Crowdfunded Video Series About Surfers Rebuilding Japan
INHABITAT: What made you decide to start the We Are All Radioactive series? Lisa: I grew up in Japan, and my family and friends still live there -- so the earthquake was really shocking to me. My first
The trials for the world’s fastest magnetic-levitation train planned for Japan resumed yesterday, continuing work to extend the 24-kilometer test track built over five years by the Central Japan Railway
Since the early days of our existence, humans have always been jealous of flying animals. From bugs to birds, we've spent a lot of time trying to copy organisms who have the ability to defy gravity. Our
Based in Santa Cruz, CA, Denevan's art brings an appreciation for natural environments and the passage of time. His large-scale drawings have been accomplished on ice, earth, and now sand. Using a rake or
Despite an early and unjust reputation as the forbidden fruit, apples have been an integral part of a healthy diet for thousands of years. Burdened with the task of keeping the doctor away, most would
Solar-powered calculators have been on the scene since the 1970s, but nothing much, except the shape, has changed since. Now a solar-powered calculator made entirely from bamboo is putting a modern twist
Nissan has announced plans to release multiple autonomous vehicles by the year 2020. The auto maker's goal is to have the technology available across its model range within two vehicle generations, and in
As iconic animals such as the West African lion and mountain gorilla reach the edge of extinction, scientists in Japan are working towards saving the genetics of endangered animals for future generations.
New York may have Spiderman, but it seems that Tokyo now has its very own friendly neighborhood Power Ranger. While he's not exactly saving lives, 27-year-old Tadahiro Kanemasu is helping overburdened
Every summer it seems like news about a surge of poisonous red tides gets worse and worse. But in a ray of hope, Stanford researchers say they are wrapping up a successful test of toxic algae-detecting
Wine distributors, journalists and wine sellers are all in for a treat when visiting the Richmond Ranges vineyards. The gorgeously creative façade facing the road is clad in weathered steel, which
Arata Isozaki’s initial concept was based on the holy Islamic Sidra Tree, which symbolizes the end of the seventh heaven. Huge steel columns create a tree-like appearance and an illusion of two trees
Made from a sturdy steel structure, this Hiroshima home is completely covered in polycarbonate, a long-lasting, high impact-resistance material. Thanks to its translucent qualities, the large volume
Image via Shutterstock It seems like every other day, a new report gets shunted about online that lists all the horrible, harmful effects that ingredients in daily personal care products can wreak on
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