Scientists say Mars One could be a scam

Scientists say Mars One could be a scam

Is Mars One a scam? It could be. Mars One is the mission to establish a permanent human colony on Mars. According to Mars-one.com, starting in 2024, crews of four will depart every two…

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Report: Wind could supply a third of the USA's electricity by 2050

Report: Wind could supply a third of the USA's electricity by 2050

A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office titled "Wind Vision: A New Era of Wind Power in the United States" finds that wind energy…

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Help make BanG's Billion Oyster Pavilion for Governors Island a reality

Help make BanG's Billion Oyster Pavilion for Governors Island a…

Each year, the City of Dreams Pavilion provides a temporary architectural structure for visitors to Governors Island to enjoy, and one of the most crucial criteria is that the pavilion…

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New Hong Kong school campus to boast a green, bioclimatic facade

New Hong Kong school campus to boast a green, bioclimatic facade

The THEi design was built around the goal of integrating the new campus into the existing urban fabric. Thus, the architects introduced a twin-block design to open the campus up to the…

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Old Victorian Merton House gets a curvaceous modern update

Old Victorian Merton House gets a curvaceous modern update

A historic Victorian home in Australia was given a modern minimalist extension in a beautiful collaboration between Thomas Winwood Architecture and Kontista + Co. Inspired by the…

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Japan can now beam solar energy from space

Japan can now beam solar energy from space

If you think the idea of powering the world with solar power is still many years away, prepare to be amazed. The inspired minds at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has succeeded in…

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Twister-shaped Oklahoma Weather Museum sits atop a 1920s warehouse in Tornado Alley

Twister-shaped Oklahoma Weather Museum sits atop a 1920s warehouse in…

The structure, located in an area known as Tornado Alley, would visually reference the movement of tornadoes, with lighting designed and placed to evoke a spinning motion. With a height…

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PlantLab could grow fruit and vegetables for the entire world in a space smaller than Holland

PlantLab could grow fruit and vegetables for the entire world in a…

PlantLab’s vision is that our growing population will have access to affordable, safe and nutritious food via urban farming. “The farmers of the future will be in the basements, not…

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How to transform Los Angeles' River neighborhoods into an urban agriculture paradise

How to transform Los Angeles' River neighborhoods into an urban…

The Urban Greening Plan’s main goal is to establish an environmentally and economically sustainable urban development that activates the Los Angeles River and develops a brand for its…

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Artist converts old truck into book-disseminating 'Weapon of Mass Instruction' tank

Artist converts old truck into book-disseminating 'Weapon of Mass…

What is war good for? Books, according to Argentine artist Raul Lemesoff, who has transformed an old ford falcon into a roaming tank library. In collaboration with 7UP, the artist is…

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How to build a Passive House off-grid, and without foam

How to build a Passive House off-grid, and without foam

Passive House is known to be one of the strictest energy efficiency building programs in the world. What does it take to build one, and how can you do it with healthy and high…

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Mesmerizing black oil spills reflect Swiss Abbey’s beautiful baroque architecture

Mesmerizing black oil spills reflect Swiss Abbey’s beautiful baroque…

Created for a 2013 summer exhibition, the La Mise en Abîme installation translates into “a work of art contained in another work of art.” The shiny black surfaces of the two large…

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Freight Farms are super efficient hydroponic farms built inside shipping containers

Freight Farms are super efficient hydroponic farms built inside…

These smart farms can grow a variety of crops and fresh produce, regardless of the time of year or weather conditions, and are connected to the Framhand app which can monitor air and…

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Weingartner Architects' Elastic Woodscraper II is made up of flexible skycubes

Weingartner Architects' Elastic Woodscraper II is made up of flexible…

Weingartner Architects designed this tower as a vertical structure whose 70 percent would be made from wood. Elastic Woodscraper II prototype can hold up to nine so-called "skycubes"…

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Toronto's Gladstone Hotel hosts landscape architecture series for Earth Day

Toronto's Gladstone Hotel hosts landscape architecture series for…

Design tours, films, urban farming workshops, and seed exchanges are all part of the fun at the third annual Grow Op exhibition in downtown Toronto this spring. From April 23rd to 26th,…

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Aqua Mekong is a floating hotel that travels the rivers of Vietnam

Aqua Mekong is a floating hotel that travels the rivers of Vietnam

Noor Design’s gorgeous Aqua Mekong is a sustainable five star hotel masquerading as a ship that cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia. The 205 foot vessel is a pinnacle of eco-luxury,…

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Delphi's self-driving car is set to take a road trip from San Francisco to NYC

Delphi's self-driving car is set to take a road trip from San…

On March 22, one Audi will depart from the Golden Gate Bridge to take a 3,500 mile road trip to New York City—on the face of it, there's nothing too remarkable about this, the fabled…

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DIY: How to Recycle Aluminum Soda and Beer Cans into Roof Shingles and Siding

DIY: How to Recycle Aluminum Soda and Beer Cans into Roof Shingles and…

Many people recycle old aluminum cans so that they are diverted from landfills and reused to make a variety of items. But if you're a fan of DIY projects, you might consider saving…

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5 great reasons to build a geodesic dome home

5 great reasons to build a geodesic dome home

Domes. They’re kind of weird looking. They don’t exactly fit into those perfect little neighborhoods you see when walking around a cute downtown or a clean cut suburban gated…

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Growing trees from seeds: which seeds work, and which won't

Growing trees from seeds: which seeds work, and which won't

If there are any trees in your area, you may have noticed that a couple of major changes come over them at the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. Branches end up laden with…

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UN committee announces support for fossil fuel divestment movement

UN committee announces support for fossil fuel divestment movement

The arm of the United Nations that deals with climate change negotiations announced recently it will be supporting the campaign for fossil fuel divestment. According to the Guardian,…

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Rainwater-harvesting Topique Sky mirror unveiled at Saint-Etienne Biennale 2015

Rainwater-harvesting Topique Sky mirror unveiled at Saint-Etienne…

On view at Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, Isabelle Daëron has designed a sky mirror with rainwater. Topique-sky is a local rainwater micro-network dedicated to…

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Waterford Times Square Ball lights up with 32,256 green LEDs in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

Waterford Times Square Ball lights up with 32,256 green LEDs in…

"Our heritage was born in Ireland and green is the honorary color for St. Patrick's Day so we really wanted to play that up and do something special with the ball for this holiday,"…

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5 vegan Irish recipes for St. Patrick's Day

5 vegan Irish recipes for St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's day is this coming weekend, and people will be donning green and quaffing Guinness to celebrate this quintessential Irish holiday. Although a lot of traditional Irish…

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Richard Guibault created an airy Parisian apartment in just 300 square feet

Richard Guibault created an airy Parisian apartment in just 300 square…

When two apartments were joined to create one space, Richard Guibault was tasked with creating a bright, open space out of a teeny, tiny footprint for the couple who lives there. At…

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Kenyan teenager converts his school's poop into safe, clean energy

Kenyan teenager converts his school's poop into safe, clean energy

In early January 2013, Kenya's oldest English-language school, the Maseno School, opened new dormitories for 720 students, and it had a couple of problems. Pit latrines and a faulty…

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California has just one year of water left

California has just one year of water left

California is drying up and it’s happening faster than you think. According to the LA Times, January of this year was the driest on record since 1895. Groundwater and snowpack levels…

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Heatherwick Studio completes tornado-like university building in Singapore

Heatherwick Studio completes tornado-like university building in…

Thomas Heatherwick's project for the university building in Singapore, conceived as a cluster of 12 tapered towers, has been completed. The teaching facility at Nanyang Technological…

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Elon Musk announces Tesla will 'end range anxiety' this week

Elon Musk announces Tesla will 'end range anxiety' this week

The electric Tesla Model S has one of the longest driving ranges of any electric car currently on the market by being able to travel up to 265 miles before its battery runs out of…

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Dubai reveals plans for 3D-printed 'Museum of the Future'

Dubai reveals plans for 3D-printed 'Museum of the Future'

The vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, unveiled his vision for Dubai's next architectural ambition: the Museum of the…

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Cyclone Pam tears through South Pacific; Vanuatu reports catastrophic damage, Kiribati flooded

Cyclone Pam tears through South Pacific; Vanuatu reports catastrophic…

Cyclone Pam, a category 5 storm which hit the South Pacific over Friday and Saturday (March 13-14th), has been described as a worst case scenario storm for the archipelago of Vanuatu.…

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Sharon Fieldhouse is a naturally-cooled glass pavilion in Virginia

Sharon Fieldhouse is a naturally-cooled glass pavilion in Virginia

A group of undergraduate Virginia Tech students, led by Keith and Marie Zawistowski, who founded design/buildLAB, designed a public pavilion for Clifton Forge Little League in Sharon,…

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Splinster and Vanmoof just unveiled the bike share of the future at SXSW

Splinster and Vanmoof just unveiled the bike share of the future at…

Spinlister has just unveiled what they hope will be the future of bike share programs at SXSW in Austin. Rather than relying on clunky bikes that are stored at central locations and…

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Green-roofed Hong Kong health center is 100 percent naturally lit and ventilated

Green-roofed Hong Kong health center is 100 percent naturally lit and…

The design concept behind SK Yee Healthy Life Center was based on the idea of “the green pulse,” where nature punctuated the building to create a “constant interplay between…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Surprising water use facts and how you can make a difference

INFOGRAPHIC: Surprising water use facts and how you can make a…

  Of all of the water on the planet, only 1% of it is drinkable. That means 7 billion people are sharing the precious little drinking water that we have, which really makes…

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Lanterns Sea Village offers temporary housing for surfers in Spain

Lanterns Sea Village offers temporary housing for surfers in Spain

Lanterns Sea Village is a proposed temporary housing solution for the many surfers who visit Tarifa's shores in southern Spain. Hundreds of bamboo tetrahedra combine to create a…

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JAILmake Studio's awesome plantable table invites nature to dinner

JAILmake Studio's awesome plantable table invites nature to dinner

Plantable consists of four potted table legs attached to a recycled English oak top. Each leg is hand bent and fillet brazed into a twisting trellis for greenery to grow upon. Simply…

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Michigan's bald eagles are the most contaminated birds in the world

Michigan's bald eagles are the most contaminated birds in the world

When you think of bald eagles, what comes to mind? More than likely it’s majestic birds, soaring aloft, diving swiftly to catch a fish – not animals contaminated with toxic…

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5 common weeds you can make into healthy (and FREE!) teas

5 common weeds you can make into healthy (and FREE!) teas

Image via Flickr Found in many of NYC's parks, red clovers make a tasty brew with a soothing, sweet punch. According to the foragers at Nona Brooklyn, the red clover is medicinally…

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