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Miniature Star Wars Terrariums Bring Far Away Galaxies Into Your Home!

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One Prize 2014: SMART DOCK Open International Design Competition

by , 07/03/14
filed under: Design Competitions

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Terreform ONE has announced the 5th annual ONE Prize Competition, an annual contest that explores smart and innovative redevelopment schemes of industrial and waterfront sites. This year’s ONE Prize proposes to design a collaborative teaching facility and public outreach center for socio-ecological ONE Lab, a new school for design and science based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The “Smart Dock,” which include spaces for lectures, events, and design studios for approximately thirty graduate level students, will function both as a visual reference and spatial matrix for ONE Lab, and as a unique interdisciplinary research laboratory for industrial design, synthetic biology, landscape ecology, art, architecture, and master planning. Early registration and the discount registration fee of $100 ends July 31, 2014.

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Mesmerizing Earth Wind Map Shows Real-Time Wind Conditions Around the World

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Ever wonder where the wind is blowing? This mesmerizing Earth Wind Map showcases real-time data on global wind conditions in the form of snaking neon lines. Breezes are represented by thin strands of green lines, strong winds with long streaks of yellow, while the most violent currents are shown in red.

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Jiavu Liu's Hypnotic LED Installation is Powered by the Wind of 40 Chinese Cities

by , 07/03/14
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Royal College of Art (RCA) student Jiavu Liu designed an LED installation that reacts to wind pattern data collected from 40 Chinese cities. The real-time data visualization installation, entitled Within Invisibility, explores the connection of the invisible force of wind and a city’s climate, landscape and infrastructure.

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Peru Approves Large Gas Project that Could Wipe Out Uncontacted Tribes

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filed under: News

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A controversial gas project recently approved by the Peruvian government has the potential to wipe out a group of uncontacted tribes who live in the area. Earth First Journal reports that Peru’s Ministry of Culture, which is responsible for protecting the country’s indigenous people, has approved a plan by three foreign oil and gas companies to do oil exploration on land just 100km from Machu Picchu, where 15 uncontacted tribes live in isolated regions of the Amazon Rainforest.

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Mariclaro Repurposes Landfill-Destined Materials into Stylish and Durable Chameleon Tote Bags

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Canadian design firm Mariclaro recently unveiled Chameleon, a stylish and durable tote bag made from recycled materials that had once been destined for the landfill. Made from a car seatbelt, furniture upholstery, and a construction tarp, the lightweight and waterproof Chameleon tote is handcrafted with numerous color combinations to choose from. Want to bring this versatile bag on your next summer vacation? Check out Mariclaro’s Kickstarter where you can purchase an eco-friendly tote of your own.

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C.F. Møller Wins Bid to Design Environmentally Conscious Herningsholm Vocational School in Denmark

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MAP: Where to Charge Your Phone for Free at AT&T's Solar-Powered Street Charge Stations

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Three Technologies Square Off for Floating Wind Farm Supremacy

by , 07/03/14

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The renewable energy race is heating up with three new floating wind farm technologies squaring off for top spot. The challenge for floating wind farm engineering is to create a system that can be anchored deep in the oceans and stand up to the worst weather the world can throw at them. The reward is the ability to harness some of the most powerful winds on Earth. Current ocean wind farm technology involves anchoring turbines to the ocean floor, which gets costly and challenging at sea depths more than 40 meters (131 feet). Read on to learn how three cutting-edge technologies are changing the game.

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How to Grow Your Own Lemon Tree from a Seed

by , 07/03/14

If you love plants but don’t have much outdoor space to indulge your green thumb, you might feel a bit bummed about all the things you can’t grow indoors. Fortunately, there are plenty of things that you can grow inside, and citrus fruits fall into that category. Lemon trees in particular are easy to grow, and they can fill your home with gorgeous scent as well as beauty. It’s also super fun and rewarding to grow your own baby plant from seed – click the link below learn how to grow a lemon tree from Inhabitots’ resident Kinder-Gardener Petey!

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Josh Haywood Designs Stunning Lasercut Plywood Pavilion for Burning Man Festival

by , 07/02/14

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World's First Recyclable Paper Cup Set to Hit UK Streets

by , 07/02/14

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Feel guilty every time you have to get a disposable cup for your latte? Soon you could be saying goodbye to that guilt, as the world’s first recyclable paper cup is about to hit the streets in the United Kingdom. Aren’t paper cups already recyclable, you ask? The answer is no – your traditional coffee cup is made from paper laminated with plastic to keep your drink warm and keep the liquid from soaking through, which makes them tough to recycle. But British entrepreneur and engineer Martin Myerscough, who also invented the ‘cardboard’ bottle, has come up with a solution. His Green Your Cup comes with a thin liner that’s designed to quickly separate from the paper during recycling, which means the cup can be recycled by simply putting it into your recycling bin like any other recyclable.

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NASA Launches First Mission to Track Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

by , 07/02/14
filed under: global warming, News, Policy

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NASA just successfully launched a new satellite that will track atmospheric carbon dioxide – the greenhouse gas that most climate scientists agree is the main driver of global warming. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) lifted off aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket at approximately 2:56 a.m. at Vandenberg Air Force Base along the central California coast. The two-year, $468 mission marks the first time that the space agency will study and collect data on atmospheric CO2.

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World's First Mosquito-Repelling Newspaper Boosts Print Sales 30% in Sri Lanka

by , 07/02/14

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A Sri Lankan newspaper may have just found a a way to sustain the struggling print business – and it’s helping to stop the spread of mosquito-borne diseases at the same time. Mawbina newspaper teamed up with Leo Burnett Sri Lanka to create mosquito-repelling newspapers for a public health campaign – and once those papers hit newsstands, sales increased by 30 percent. In fact, the mosquito-fighting newspapers were so popular that they sold out by 10 am and brought lots life-saving attention to the fight against dengue fever.

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Amazing Costa Rican Hotel Made from an Old Airplane Takes Flight

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Is This the World's First Building With a Bio-based Façade?

Is This the World's First Building With a Bio-based Façade?

Studio Marco Vermeulen believes that we need new building materials that aren't made from increasingly scarce fossil fuels. That's why they are partnering with Nabasco, which uses…

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Mischer'Traxler's Reversed Volume Platters Are Imprinted With Delicate Details from Living Leaves

Mischer'Traxler's Reversed Volume Platters Are Imprinted With Delicate…

PCM Design just launched these beautiful ‘Reversed Volume Leaves’ platters, which were designed by mischer’traxler. To create the design, the space between a leaf and the…

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Collapsible Smash Cup Lets You Grab Coffee on the Go Without Producing Waste

Collapsible Smash Cup Lets You Grab Coffee on the Go Without Producing…

Smash Cup is a collapsible, highly portable, reusable coffee cup that allows you to get your morning cup of Joe on the go without producing more waste! Reminiscent of disposable coffee…

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Artist Hillary Fayle Weaves Incredible Embroidery into Leaves (Without Breaking Them!)

Artist Hillary Fayle Weaves Incredible Embroidery into Leaves (Without…

Hillary Fayle comes from the outskirts of NYC but is currently doing an MFA in Craft/Material Studies at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She works with leaves as a…

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Attend the 2014 Building Brooklyn Awards on July 23rd

Attend the 2014 Building Brooklyn Awards on July 23rd

Get a rare glimpse into Brooklyn's burgeoning construction scene at this year's Building Brooklyn Awards™, taking place on July 23, 2014. Presented by the Brooklyn Chamber of…

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