A team of Chinese designers has developed a brilliant Waterwheel washing machine that combines the mechanism of modern spinning washing machines with traditional washing techniques used in ancient China.
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In a permanent extension of a 2007 law, San Francisco has made it illegal for the City to buy or distribute plastic water bottles. Bottled water contributes to massive amounts of litter and plastic waste
Artist Luke Jerram wants to bring a little fun to the streets of Bristol by transforming a road into the world's biggest slip and slide! If all goes according to plan, the artist’s "Park and Slide"
Scientists recently discovered a small, rough diamond that reveals an ocean of water below the Earth’s surface. The battered diamond discovered in a riverbed in Brazil provides evidence for a huge
TOMS first pioneered the "buy one give one" business model with shoes, and now their newly launched coffee roasting company will donate one week of clean water for every bag of coffee you buy. TOMS is
Photo from Shutterstock A new report by MIT researchers suggests that if you run out of drinking water in the woods, all you need to do is to break off a branch from the nearest pine tree. Next pour
The effects of climate change aren't always massive storms and never-ending drought. Sometimes they happen quietly, over many years, before finally surfacing in all their disgusting, stomach-turning
42 vertical concrete tubes and a distinct lack of open space might not sound like ideal conditions for an exhibition of modern African art, but for Thomas Heatherwick it's just another puzzle to solve.
The floating hydroponic farm uses melting icebergs as a massive resource for growing fruit and vegetables. The structure is shaped as a traditional village-the circular form encompasses a central bay in
Accident-prone smartphone owners can finally breathe a sigh of relief and stop with the bowls of dry rice - the tech start-up Wickedleak just unveiled the world's first waterproof smartphone. The
Drought-Stricken California Breaks Ground on the Largest Seawater Desalination Plant in the Western Hemisphere
Cracked ground image via Shutterstock California is currently experiencing its worst drought in 500 years. Although it's always been an arid state, there's reason to believe that California's current
California is suffering through its worst drought in decades, and it has gotten so bad that officials announced that 17 communities across the state are in danger of running out of water within 60 to 120
In contrast to the café, the bar is an enclosed whole that is accessible via stepping stones connecting it to the shore. The structural dome is 10m high, spanning 15m across. The main frame is built from
California is experiencing one of its driest periods in recorded history, and now local farmers are being told not to expect any water from the state. Federal officials from the Bureau of Reclamation
While most modern washers cut down on the massive amount of time and physical labor they used to require, they still hog a great deal of electricity, water, and detergent. The Xeros washing machine
Zaha Hadid Architects have created a fountain that features an extended canopy to provide shade for any pedestrians who decide to stop and take a drink of water. "Traditional Ottoman fountain kiosks
It seems that whenever the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan appears to be under control, something new happens to set back progress. The plant’s operator just discovered the worst leak since the
Water is one of the world's most important natural resources - yet safe, fresh drinking water is in increasingly short supply. Studies show that over 1.1 billion people lack access to potable water, and
London-based Exploration Architecture creates cutting-edge projects that explore truly sustainable concepts. Their designs are inspired by natural forms ranging from sea urchins to coral reefs, and they
You probably never thought you could go to the gym and then rehydrate at the end of a grueling session with your own sweat, but that possibility now exists. Inspired by NASA astronauts, who are required
While they might give you a glowing complexion, the tiny microbeads found in your face and body washes pose a big threat to waterways and aquatic life. In order to prevent the small but harmful beads from
After Treeson water company founder Carlton Solle took a trip to Costa Rica with his family five years ago and saw the dreadful plastic pollution littering the beach, he learned that less
GE just developed a brand new refrigerator that uses special magnetic materials to achieve temperatures cold enough to freeze water. The magnetic fridge is estimated to be 20% more efficient than current
Unlike the previous AS-1 model, the AS-2 can seat two, meaning you can bring a buddy along with you on your adventures. Once you're sitting on the scooter, you lower a yellow, Darth Vader-esque helmet
Lack of water is a huge problem in vast portions of the United States, where there is hardly enough to go around after the farms, ranches and cities have gotten their fill. So it really makes no sense
California drought / Shutterstock With no relief in sight for California's worst drought in state history and the driest period for the region in more than 500 years, Governor Jerry Brown is urging
Image © Shutterstock Your toothpaste, facial scrub, or body wash may be clogging waterways with tiny plastic particles - without you even realizing it. One bottle of facial cleanser may contain as
Just as a trunk full of luggage affects your gas mileage on a road trip, the amount of supplies on a spacecraft determines how far and efficiently a spacecraft can travel. In order to reduce the payload
It is well known that wind and solar hold great renewable energy potential, and we're beginning to understand more about wave power, but now there's a new kid on the block. Dr. Ozgur Sahin believes that
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