Australia’s first carbon-positive prefab house produces more energy than it consumes

Australia’s first carbon-positive prefab house produces more energy…

Australian architecture firm ArchiBlox recently unveiled Australia’s first carbon-positive prefab home that’s packed with eco-friendly features and gorgeous to boot. Contemporary…

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Pedal-powered Raht Racer cycle can travel as fast as a car

Pedal-powered Raht Racer cycle can travel as fast as a car

If you love cycling to work, but wish you could get there a bit faster, then the RAHT RACER may be for you. This hybrid vehicle, which has just launched a Kickstarter campaign,…

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Kengo Kuma created an organic facade out of cedar strips for the University of Tokyo

Kengo Kuma created an organic facade out of cedar strips for the…

Most university campus buildings are hard on the outside, using brick, concrete, metal and stone to create their familiar facades. The people at Kengo Kuma wanted to break away from…

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New documents prove leading climate change denier was paid $1.2M by fossil fuel companies to fuel

New documents prove leading climate change denier was paid $1.2M by…

In an effort to keep America believing that climate change is naturally caused by things like variations in the sun’s energy, politicians have, for years, cited scientists like…

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nanoFlowcell Quantino is a saltwater-powered sports car that can drive up to 621 miles

nanoFlowcell Quantino is a saltwater-powered sports car that can drive…

In addition to the Quant F saltwater-powered electric car, NanoFlowCell has announced plans to reveal a second concept car at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The second concept called…

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Flow Hive lets beekeepers harvest honey without disturbing the bees

Flow Hive lets beekeepers harvest honey without disturbing the bees

We know that honeybees are having a rough time, so naturally we're excited to hear about Flow Hive—a new honey collection and extraction system that allows beekeepers to easily…

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Apple to build 100 percent renewable energy-powered data centers in Denmark and Ireland

Apple to build 100 percent renewable energy-powered data centers in…

Apple has just announced plans to construct two new data centers in Europe, and like all current Apple data centers, the facilities will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.…

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An army of 60,000 bees built this giant honeycomb teapot

An army of 60,000 bees built this giant honeycomb teapot

Designer Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny of Studio Libertiny collaborated with an army of bees to complete Thousand Years, his latest experimental beeswax sculpture. Commissioned by the…

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Peter Kogler's spectacular graphic illusions take visitors into a dizzying vortex

Peter Kogler's spectacular graphic illusions take visitors into a…

Peter Kogler's impressive spaces are charged with energy. His eye-ctahcing designs turn a two-dimensions work of art into 3-dimension spaces that are difficult to forget. His  works…

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"Loo-cy" toilet snowplow helps Maryland man beat back winter

The northeastern US has been inundated with snow over the past month, but one Maryland man has found a way to bring a smile to the faces of passersby with his rather unique snowplow.…

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This 3D-printed tree charges smart phones with solar power

This 3D-printed tree charges smart phones with solar power

Scientists at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have created a tree prototype that harvests solar power from indoor or outdoor light, and turns it into electricity for powering…

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This simple gadget could extend the life of your produce up to 3 times as long

This simple gadget could extend the life of your produce up to 3 times…

We've all done it - you purchase a bunch of luscious fresh fruits and veggies, only to lose track of the time and find them languishing in the back of the crisper, covered in a layer of…

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How BioLite camping stoves are saving lives in developing countries

How BioLite camping stoves are saving lives in developing countries

Approximately 3 billion people around the world lack access to modern energy, and cook over open flames that billow smoke and cause severe respiratory illnesses. In fact, more…

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IKEA debuts 2015 kitchen line filled with ultra-efficient, space-saving designs (PHOTOS)

IKEA debuts 2015 kitchen line filled with ultra-efficient,…

The highlight of SEKTION is its stackable soft-close drawer system, which discreetly stows everything from kitchen tools, linens, pots and pans, to recycling bins, in easy to pull-out…

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Do some yoga in this cozy log cabin to escape the winter blues

Do some yoga in this cozy log cabin to escape the winter blues

Looking to get bendy in a rustic natural setting? Check out Alley Pond Environmental Center's new "Yoga in the Elements" classes. Located in northeast Queens, the non-profit's…

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Multi-family home in Marfa keeps naturally cool with rammed earth design

Multi-family home in Marfa keeps naturally cool with rammed earth…

Barker Freeman Design Office’s new home for Marfa, Texas will keep its residents naturally cool. The multi-family dwelling is made up of three structures that are partially submerged…

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DIY: How to start a community seed bank

DIY: How to start a community seed bank

Urban food gardens are popping up all over the world, and with good cause: as food prices continue to rise and the very real issues of GMO contamination become more apparent, many…

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Paula Hayes' glittering terrarium gazing globes take over Madison Square Park

Paula Hayes' glittering terrarium gazing globes take over Madison…

Paula Hayes, "Gazing Globes", 2015 (installation view in Madison Square Park, New York). Polycarbonate spheres and mixed media, 3 feet to 6 feet high. Courtesy the artist and Salon 94,…

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Local larch clads this contemporary Alpine farmhouse in Austria

Local larch clads this contemporary Alpine farmhouse in Austria

The House SPI was built with a clean and expressive silhouette that stacks a gable wood-clad volume atop a smaller white base. The upper floor projects out overtop the base towards the…

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New report unveils wet and wild climate future for NYC

New report unveils wet and wild climate future for NYC

According to a new NPCC climate change report released this week, NYC's climate future is going to be increasingly hot and perilously wet. The paper, which is the first of its kind to…

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The ingenious duvet cover trick that will change your life (VIDEO)

The ingenious duvet cover trick that will change your life (VIDEO)

Step 1: Turn your duvet cover inside out and lay it flat on your bed so that the opening is at the foot of your bed. Step 2: Next, lay your comforter or blanket on top of your duvet…

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Villa Zuid is a revitalized 1950s villa tucked amidst Amsterdam's high rises

Villa Zuid is a revitalized 1950s villa tucked amidst Amsterdam's high…

Tucked amongst the high-rises of Amsterdam, Marc Prosman Architects revitalized a 1950s villa, creating a completely updated residence without losing the home’s modernist roots.…

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VIDEO: Original Copies Author Bianca Bosker on Architectural Mimicry in China

VIDEO: Original Copies Author Bianca Bosker on Architectural Mimicry…

We've been fascinated with the concept of duplitecture—the practice of cloning entire buildings—ever since we discovered that Chinese developers were knocking off European…

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Banish dry winter skin with 7 all-natural body scrubs you can make yourself

Banish dry winter skin with 7 all-natural body scrubs you can make…

Winter wreaks havoc on our skin, and whether you're dealing with greasy, ashy, or scaly "lizard" skin, a little TLC could work wonders. Body scrubs are great for exfoliating: they…

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Elon Musk uses Iron Man-inspired holographic 3-D user interface to print a rocket part

Elon Musk uses Iron Man-inspired holographic 3-D user interface to…

After Elon Musk announced plans to post a video of himself using a holographic computer interface inspired by the one Tony Stark uses in the film Iron Man, it looks like the Tesla CEO…

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Swedish Juniper House mirrors its surroundings with a clever vinyl facade

Swedish Juniper House mirrors its surroundings with a clever vinyl…

.. The beautiful Juniper House is a 540 sq-foot home made from local timber. Three of its sides were masked in a vinyl cloth that was screen printed with photographs of the same…

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Tiny eco-friendly student housing pops up in Sweden

Tiny eco-friendly student housing pops up in Sweden

During the design process, Tengbom Architects collaborated with the students at the University of Lund to carefully tailor the new flat to student preferences. Each unit features a…

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Green-roofed community arts center sinks into the landscape to preserve views of the French Alps

Green-roofed community arts center sinks into the landscape to…

From a distance, you might not be able to locate the eco-friendly community arts center hidden in this landscape of mountains and wildflower meadows in the French Alps. Designed by…

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HOW TO: Make a scrumptious homemade vegan Nutella-like spread

HOW TO: Make a scrumptious homemade vegan Nutella-like spread

Just because a food is vegan, doesn't mean it's not sweet and decadent! The combination of cocoa and hazelnut is a classic pairing that often causes hearts—and tastebuds—to flutter.…

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LeftoverSwap is an App that Lets You Share Unwanted Food

LeftoverSwap is an App that Lets You Share Unwanted Food

No matter how valiant the attempt, sometimes it is just impossible to finish that last helping of casserole for dinner. Instead of letting perfectly good food languish in the fridge,…

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Suspended green pathway is an unexpected alternative to a balcony

Suspended green pathway is an unexpected alternative to a balcony

Who says balconies need to follow the line of a building? In a new concept for a space to relax up high, Zalewski Studio have designed a wonderfully unexpected green pathway that…

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MIT designs innovative wearable tech that makes it easier to network

MIT designs innovative wearable tech that makes it easier to network

MIT students have designed Social Textiles, an innovative social network that helps you break the ice in the form of a t-shirt. Printed with thermochromatic ink letters, the wired…

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Hankook's Revolutionary Airless i-Flex Tire is Puncture-Proof and 95% Recyclable

Hankook's Revolutionary Airless i-Flex Tire is Puncture-Proof and 95%…

Unlike the automobile, the pneumatic car tire has undergone little innovation over the past 100 years. Now Korean manufacturer Hankook is giving the humble wheel a makeover with the…

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Recipe: Vegan sesame spinach noodles for Chinese New Year

Recipe: Vegan sesame spinach noodles for Chinese New Year

Get into the Chinese New Year's spirit with this recipe for vegan sesame spinach noodles. Unlike the greasy Americanized Chinese food that most people are familiar with, this dish is…

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8 natural Feng Shui winter cures for the home

8 natural Feng Shui winter cures for the home

It always seems that the colder season lasts longer than the spring and summer months, and with it comes a great deal of low energy. When it seems like winter is dragging on, purifying…

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Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

Portland residents are now helping to generate their own green electricity, just by turning on their water taps or flushing their toilets. Fast Company reports that the Oregon capital…

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The World's Tallest Vertical Garden Lives and Breathes in Sydney

The World's Tallest Vertical Garden Lives and Breathes in Sydney

Designed by Parisian architect Jean Nouvel in collaboration with French artist and botanist Patrick Blanc, One Central Park's living green facade exhibits 250 species of native…

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5 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Feng Shui

5 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Feng Shui

This year, Chinese New Year falls on Thursday, February 19th in 2015. We say goodbye to the snake and welcome the year of the horse. There are magnificent parades, dancing in the…

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Pink has a special message for people who wear fur

Pink has a special message for people who wear fur

Pink recently did a photo shoot for PETA admonishing New York Fashion Week attendees to forgo the fur. Posing in nothing but her tattoos, the singer urged people to "wear your own…

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Mid-century grain silo transformed into a gorgeous, affordable home for two

Mid-century grain silo transformed into a gorgeous, affordable home…

Kaiser purchased the dismantled 1955 grain silo online from a Kansas farmer that was then transported down to Arizona on the back of a pickup truck. Major modifications were made during…

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