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STL Architects Design an Amazing Sustainable Circular Tower for Taichung City

STL Architects Design an Amazing Sustainable Circular Tower for Taichung City

The giant circular tower will soar 1,049 feet high over a grassy plain and various walkways. Meant to promote clean air and the circulation of oxygen, the building's lobby will consist of an

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Bosco Verticale in Milan Will Be the World’s First Vertical Forest

Bosco Verticale in Milan Will Be the World’s First Vertical Forest

The Bosco Verticale is a system that optimizes, recuperates, and produces energy. Covered in plant life, the building aids in balancing the microclimate and in filtering the dust particles contained in

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Studio Gang’s Curvaceous Wood Pavilion at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Studio Gang’s Curvaceous Wood Pavilion at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Image © Beth Zacherle Studio Gang Architects' design for the South Pond Pavilion was inspired by the tortoise shell. It features pre-fabricated wooden planks that have been interconnected and milled

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BNKR Arquitectura Reveals Plans for an Incredible Underground Skyscraper in Mexico City

BNKR Arquitectura Reveals Plans for an Incredible Underground Skyscraper in Mexico City

Over the past few decades, Mexico City has seen an enormous population boom. Though the steady influx of people is great, the city center is in desperate need of more office, retail, and living space.

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MIT Unveils Artificial Leaf That Creates Hydrogen Fuel from Sunlight

MIT Unveils Artificial Leaf That Creates Hydrogen Fuel from Sunlight

MIT researchers just officially unveiled a device that uses sunlight to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The device builds upon a breakthrough hydrogen producing technology developed in 2008, and

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Barcelona’s First LEED Certified Restaurant Serves Up Yummy Locally Sourced Sandwiches

Barcelona’s First LEED Certified Restaurant Serves Up Yummy Locally Sourced Sandwiches

The cool turquoise interior sets the stage for comfortable dining and the perimeter of the restaurant is lined with a series of shelves. The top shelf holds lush potted plants that line the entire

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Middlebury College’s Solar Decathlon Home Channels Traditional New England Farmhouse With a High-Tech Edge

Middlebury College’s Solar Decathlon Home Channels Traditional New England Farmhouse With a High-Tech Edge

The home has a traditional gabled roof - a common architectural feature in New England - allowing Self-Reliance to blend in with any neighborhood in the region. Flanking each side of the roof, at an

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Team China’s Y Container Solar Decathlon House Upcycles Shipping Containers

Team China’s Y Container Solar Decathlon House Upcycles Shipping Containers

The Y Container allows residents to live just about anywhere freely, with self sufficient off-grid energy sources and a lightweight mobile design. The home has three verandas that face the surrounding

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SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

Portuguese designer Alan Monteiro has illustrated his vision of green transportation: an aerodynamic carbon swallowing, wastewater recycling, oxygen releasing, unmanned shuttle bus concept called SKhy.

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Astronauts Will Grow a Kitchen Garden on Their Future Mission to Mars

Astronauts Will Grow a Kitchen Garden on Their Future Mission to Mars

Mankind's first mission to Mars is tentatively set for 2030, and scientists and engineers are busy working out the details of the unprecedented trip. One big issue revolves around the Mars-bound

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Paper Mill Waste Spill Kills Hundreds of Thousands of Fish in Louisiana’s Pearl River

Paper Mill Waste Spill Kills Hundreds of Thousands of Fish in Louisiana’s Pearl River

Just one dead fish sitting in the hot sun does not make for a pleasant smell, but imagine the stench from hundreds of thousands of dead fish spread out over 60 miles baking in 90 degree heat. Thanks to a

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Sanzpont’s Busan Opera House Boasts a Gargantuan Green-Roof

Sanzpont’s Busan Opera House Boasts a Gargantuan Green-Roof

The building's LED RGB lighting lights up inside a double layer of nebular gradient silkscreened ETFE and the printed texture gradients the opacity of the skin to control sunlight and lighting. By

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Wetropolis: A Floating City that Survives the Ebb and Flow of Shifting Tides

Wetropolis: A Floating City that Survives the Ebb and Flow of Shifting Tides

S+PBA’s home city of Bangkok is rapidly sinking as it is eroded each year by floods of seawater that invade the city. A UN study claims that most of the city will become marshes by 2050. The city was

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Floating Islands Will Restore Life to Minnesota’s Spring Lake

Floating Islands Will Restore Life to Minnesota’s Spring Lake

What do you do with a “severely impaired” body of water and an unsightly shoreline park that is riddled with invasive species?  Launch a series of luscious floating islands!  In an effort to

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No! it’s a… Hostel?!

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No! it’s a… Hostel?!

The Jumbo Hostel is housed within a retrofitted 747-200 situated in the Stockholm-Arlanda airport. The jumbo jet has a long history of service - it was originally built for Singapore Airlines and even

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A-Frame Hanging Planter Turns Your Plants Into Trapeze Artists

A-Frame Hanging Planter Turns Your Plants Into Trapeze Artists

If your windowsill is getting a little cramped with flora, first give yourself a pat on the back for your green thumb, and then create some new space for your oxygen-giving friends with this A-frame

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NASA’s Juno Spaceship to Jupiter Will Make the Most Distant Use of Solar Power Ever

NASA’s Juno Spaceship to Jupiter Will Make the Most Distant Use of Solar Power Ever

NASA is prepared to launch a mission to Jupiter this week that will probe deep into the planet's clouds to reveal what it is made of. The Juno spacecraft will also make history by being the most distant

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PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s Central St. Martins’ Graduate Show

PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s Central St. Martins’ Graduate Show

Product designer David Bennett created a fantastic machine called Natural Factory that you can bring to the beach for building public seating, while engaging people in a DIY activity. The idea behing the

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1,325 MPG Hypermiling Car Piloted by 11-Year-Old Student!

1,325 MPG Hypermiling Car Piloted by 11-Year-Old Student!

As gas prices continue to skyrocket, the importance of fuel-efficient vehicles can't be emphasized enough. Luckily, the Cambridge Design Partnership just unveiled a hypermiling concept car that can travel

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EADS Seaweed-Powered Zero Emission ZEHST Plane Could Travel from London to New York in an Hour

EADS Seaweed-Powered Zero Emission ZEHST Plane Could Travel from London to New York in an Hour

Before the official opening of the Paris Air Show, Airbus parent company EADS revealed what it has in the works to be the successor to the Concorde jet: the Zero Emission Hypersonic Transportation plane,

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European Space Agency Gives Its Blessing to Hydrogen Powered Skylon Space Plane

European Space Agency Gives Its Blessing to Hydrogen Powered Skylon Space Plane

What if you could launch into space using a conventional runway and a hydrogen-powered engine with no booster rockets? That's the idea behind Reaction Engines' new green Skylon space plane concept. And

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Solar-Powered Plastikoleum Tower Recycles Plastic Back into 900 Barrels of Oil a Day

Solar-Powered Plastikoleum Tower Recycles Plastic Back into 900 Barrels of Oil a Day

When the people behind the Land Art Generator Initiative heard about inventor Akinori Ito's machine, which converts plastics back into oil, they came up with an even more interesting concept. Instead of

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Algae Powered Building Retrofit Wins Metropolis Mag’s Next Generation Design Competition

Algae Powered Building Retrofit Wins Metropolis Mag’s Next Generation Design Competition

The competition, now in its 8th year, is for emerging architects and designers to push the limits on design, and this time focused on helping the Government Service Administration re-imagine how it can

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Orlando Turns Poop into Profit with Lucrative Sewage to Fuel Project

Orlando Turns Poop into Profit with Lucrative Sewage to Fuel Project

Brooklyn has found a way to turn farts into fuel, and now Orlando, Florida is following suit. Partnering with several private industry partners, Orlando city officials think they have mastered the

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How Space Technology Is Making Glass Production Greener

How Space Technology Is Making Glass Production Greener

Thanks to space travel and the European Space Agency, glass is now being produced more efficiently than ever before. Now you would be forgiven for thinking glass production was already quite green -  you

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Purdue University Students Turn Ordinary Saltwater into Hydrogen Power and Drinking Water

Purdue University Students Turn Ordinary Saltwater into Hydrogen Power and Drinking Water

Researchers from Purdue University are on the cusp on creating a new type of mobile technology that not only coverts non-potable water into drinking water, but also extracts hydrogen to generate

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IS IT GREEN?: The Laundry Ball

IS IT GREEN?: The Laundry Ball

The GreenWashBall is a device that you toss into the washing machine to clean your dirty laundry in place of detergent. An innovative concept, but not the first of its kind – “laundry

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Compostable Packaging Test: Natureworks Ingeo Corn Cups

Compostable Packaging Test: Natureworks Ingeo Corn Cups

The corn cup, moments before I took it out to compost. I went to the website for the cups, which are made by Natureworks, and my initial frustration with the fact that the cup hadn't broken down was

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6 Earth Day Activities That Will Actually Make a Difference

6 Earth Day Activities That Will Actually Make a Difference

1. GO VEGETARIAN The amount of greenhouse gas produced by the livestock industry is staggering - the Worldwatch Institute estimates that meat and dairy production accounts for 51% of the world's total

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