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Episode 4 of Fukushima Documentary Series ‘We Are All Radioactive’ Goes Live

Episode 4 of Fukushima Documentary Series ‘We Are All Radioactive’ Goes Live

We're big fans of Lisa Katayama's 'We Are All Radioactive' series of films, an online episodic documentary series that follows the lives of surfers and fishermen as they work to rebuild small coastal

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Luxury Hotel Made from 35 Recycled Shipping Containers Opens Next Month in China

Luxury Hotel Made from 35 Recycled Shipping Containers Opens Next Month in China

The uber-industrial China exported over 3.2 million shipping containers last year alone, far too many to repurpose or recycle them all. The ambitious hotel, in a rural region outside of the city of

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UNStudio Center for Virtual Engineering (ZVE) Earns Gold Sustainability Certification

UNStudio Center for Virtual Engineering (ZVE) Earns Gold Sustainability Certification

An experiment in constructing offices to promote communication, experimentation and creativity, ZVE is comprised of a main curved structure with rows of horizontal windows that open to permit natural

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New Report Warns That Spray-Tanning Could Cause Cancer

New Report Warns That Spray-Tanning Could Cause Cancer

We know this is bad news for those of you who thought of spray-tanning as a safe alternative to UV exposure, but the active chemical used in spray tans, dihydroxyacetone (or DHA), can cause genetic

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Larger Than Life LEGO Animals Pop Up at Iowa’s Reiman Gardens!

Larger Than Life LEGO Animals Pop Up at Iowa’s Reiman Gardens!

Reiman Gardens is one of the largest public gardens in the state and serves as the entrance to Iowa State University and the city of Ames. The Nature Connects show is part of Reiman Gardens' 2012 Some

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Gustav Duesing’s Skeletal Chair 23D Packs Flat to Ship and Sets Up in a Snap

Gustav Duesing’s Skeletal Chair 23D Packs Flat to Ship and Sets Up in a Snap

Gustav Duesing's Chair 23D has an intriguing skeletal shape and a brilliant flat-pack design. The chair is cut from a sheet of 0.7 inch thick birch-plywood, it assembles without the use of glue or screws,

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Super-Strong Mantis Shrimp Could Inspire New, Tougher Body Armor

Super-Strong Mantis Shrimp Could Inspire New, Tougher Body Armor

The Harlequin (or Peacock) Mantis Shrimp has the fastest recorded punch of any living animal (over 50mph!) - it can even smash through the glass in aquarium tanks. In fact, the shrimp's tough little claws

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Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole Will Grow Organic Produce Even in the Winter

Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole Will Grow Organic Produce Even in the Winter

Vertical Harvest is a three-story indoor vertical garden with 12,995 sq ft of growing space. The site of the garden is located on an unused parcel of land on the south side of a parking garage in Jackson.

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Rossignol’s Mountain-Inspired Headquarters Minimizes its Environmental Impact

Rossignol’s Mountain-Inspired Headquarters Minimizes its Environmental Impact

Rossignol is a leader in the snow sports industry, so they wanted their new headquarters to reflect their technology and manufacturing as well as their commitment to the outdoors. Hérault Arnod

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Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm to Transform the Lives of the Paralyzed

Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm to Transform the Lives of the Paralyzed

Here at Inhabitat, we are huge fans of any technology that can improve the lives of disabled people, such as exoskeletons and robotic suits. However, Brown University, working with the Department of

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Owen Mortensen’s Organic Art Reveals the Delicate Inner Workings of Leaves

Owen Mortensen’s Organic Art Reveals the Delicate Inner Workings of Leaves

Reminiscent of the childhood hobby of pressing leaves between wax paper, Mortensen’s S3 series reimagines leaf collecting. The artist-invented process stands for Selectively Skeletonized Sycamores.

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NASA’s New LEED Platinum Sustainability Base is the Greenest Federal Building in the US – PHOTOS

NASA’s New LEED Platinum Sustainability Base is the Greenest Federal Building in the US – PHOTOS

Situated at Moffet Field in Mountain View, California, the $25 million NASA Sustainability Base features a front facade that takes design cues from the International Space Station. At a media unveiling

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Japanese Volleyball Appears to Be First of Tsunami Debris to Reach Alaska

Japanese Volleyball Appears to Be First of Tsunami Debris to Reach Alaska

The first identifiable pieces of debris to be washed across the Pacific Ocean in the wake of last year's tsunami in Japan, a volleyball and a soccer ball, have reached the Alaskan coast. Discovered on the

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Alicia Martin’s Amazing Book Sculptures Pour out of Windows and Into the Streets

Alicia Martin’s Amazing Book Sculptures Pour out of Windows and Into the Streets

Martin’s most recent project, called “Biografies”, is based in her home town of Madrid. Biografies incorporates three of Madrid’s historic buildings - cascades of books pour out of each building

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6 Amazing Origami Designs!

6 Amazing Origami Designs!

Anja Markiewicz's Amazingly Tiny Origami German artist Anja Markiewicz makes tiny origami figures from pieces of paper that are less than an inch long. Using a toothpick, her skilled hands and a load

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Mode:lina’s New Coworking Office Maximizes Space With Private Plywood Loft

Mode:lina’s New Coworking Office Maximizes Space With Private Plywood Loft

Mode:lina’s office is set in an airy loft-like room of the former printing house, complete with high ceilings and exposed industrial piping. With few windows, the team wanted to create separate work

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Thailand’s Lush Beach Resort Soneva Kiri Offers a Retreat to Eco Paradise

Thailand’s Lush Beach Resort Soneva Kiri Offers a Retreat to Eco Paradise

With all the modern conveniences of an up-market resort - including a chocolate cellar, DVD players, and a well-stocked ice-cream store - Soneva Kiri is a series of hidden jungle huts designed for total

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New Jersey Ranch Home Marketed As “Tear-Down” is Eco-Renovated Instead

New Jersey Ranch Home Marketed As “Tear-Down” is Eco-Renovated Instead

Rather than tear down the home, the owners wanted to renovate it and avoid sending the materials to the landfill. Located in a desirable location of New Jersey within walking distance of the town and many

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7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally

7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally

Dendrobium and Phaeleonopsis Orchids Orchids have a bad reputation as being finicky and difficult to grow, but really, the opposite is true. On our recent trip to Costa Farms, we learned that orchids

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge…Secret Patron of Thrift-Stores?

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge…Secret Patron of Thrift-Stores?

We are happy to report that the Duchess of Cambridge seems to be an undercover thrift store shopper! Grazia Daily tracked her gorgeous gray National Portrait Gallery coat-dress to a secondhand store

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New Poo Power Device Could Help Sewage Plants Transform Wastewater Into Wattage

New Poo Power Device Could Help Sewage Plants Transform Wastewater Into Wattage

Poo-power, or the science of turning excrement into energy, has been gaining popularity over recent years, and now scientists at Penn State University have developed a device which they claim could allow

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Takayuki Hori’s Beautiful X-Ray Origami Animals Shine Light on 8 Endangered Species

Takayuki Hori’s Beautiful X-Ray Origami Animals Shine Light on 8 Endangered Species

From solar cell origami lamps to cute nano-origami animals, we can't get enough of the Japanese art of folding paper. The newest origami creations to catch our eye are Takayuki Hori's beautiful folded

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Scientists to Create 3D Printed Dinosaur Robots

Scientists to Create 3D Printed Dinosaur Robots

Researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have been hard at work on a mission to create 3D-printed dinosaur robots. It may sound crazy, but 3D printing will allow the researchers to

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Artist Brian Jungen Transforms Nike Air Jordans into Awesome Aboriginal Masks

Artist Brian Jungen Transforms Nike Air Jordans into Awesome Aboriginal Masks

Jungen uses found objects specifically chosen to echo some sort of social or cultural symbol or tradition. For example, the artist used Nike Air Jordans to make up traditional aboriginal masks. Keeping

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Montreal’s Historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Grows its Own Produce on an Edible Roof Garden

Montreal’s Historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Grows its Own Produce on an Edible Roof Garden

The lobby of the hotel has all the features that luxury hotels are made of:  friendly staff, ample suites decorated with historic flair, award winning 5 star restaurants, and furnishings and décor that

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces the 2013 Solar Decathlon is Coming to California!

U.S. Department of Energy Announces the 2013 Solar Decathlon is Coming to California!

The U.S. Department of Energy has just announced the location of the 2013 Solar Decathlon - as well as the 20 lucky teams who will be competing for green design glory! After being kicked off the National

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‘Years’ Tree Turntable Plays Wood Rings Like a Record

‘Years’ Tree Turntable Plays Wood Rings Like a Record

If you're curious to know what a tree would sound like if it could play music, Bartholomäus Traubeck's incredible Years tree ring record player is one way to find out! An incredible makeshift invention

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A Striking Timber Facade Wraps the Telefónica Corporate University Campus

A Striking Timber Facade Wraps the Telefónica Corporate University Campus

The original campus was designed by famed Barcelona architect Manuel Baldrich I Tubau. Batlle I Roig kept Tubau’s historic design, but added their own modifications to the complex, as well as an

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Singapore’s Supertree-Sprouting Gardens by the Bay Set to Officially Open This June

Singapore’s Supertree-Sprouting Gardens by the Bay Set to Officially Open This June

Singapore’s sprawling supertree-sprouting Gardens by the Bay are rapidly nearing completion - and one of the three indoor gardens, Bay East has already opened to the public with rave reviews. Designed

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