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A Striking Timber Facade Wraps the Telefónica Corporate University Campus

A Striking Timber Facade Wraps the Telefónica Corporate University Campus

The original campus was designed by famed Barcelona architect Manuel Baldrich I Tubau. Batlle I Roig kept Tubau’s historic design, but added their own modifications to the complex, as well as an

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Singapore’s Supertree-Sprouting Gardens by the Bay Set to Officially Open This June

Singapore’s Supertree-Sprouting Gardens by the Bay Set to Officially Open This June

Singapore’s sprawling supertree-sprouting Gardens by the Bay are rapidly nearing completion - and one of the three indoor gardens, Bay East has already opened to the public with rave reviews. Designed

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Scientist Blames James Bond Villains For Nuclear Power’s Lack Of Support

Scientist Blames James Bond Villains For Nuclear Power’s Lack Of Support

How many times have you seen a film where the bad guy's plan involves the detonation of some form of nuclear weapon? Hundreds of times, right? In fact, that is the motive of the bad guy in the latest

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Top 7 Green Gadgets To Debut at This Week’s 2012 CES

Top 7 Green Gadgets To Debut at This Week’s 2012 CES

Rukus Bluetooth Solar-Powered Speaker Get your jam on basically anywhere you want with Eton’s new, heavy-duty, portable Bluetooth speaker, the Rukus. The device is powered by an enhanced monocrystal

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Glittering Louvered Ad Astra Skyscraper is Topped With a Pyramid Heliport

Glittering Louvered Ad Astra Skyscraper is Topped With a Pyramid Heliport

Atkins Architecture has proposed a gorgeous new mixed-use tower overlooking the Black Sea on Georgia’s coast for clients Sustainable Growth Investments. Called the Ad Astra Building, the glass and steel

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Miniaturist Jason D’Aquino Creates Tiny Portraits on Recycled Matchbooks

Miniaturist Jason D’Aquino Creates Tiny Portraits on Recycled Matchbooks

In minute and meticulous detail, D’Aquino uses pencils to draw historic characters, machinery or horror posters in chiaroscuro. Retro movie posters are a huge influence, with perfect mini mimics of

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Geo-physicist Tries to Recreate an Ice Age Ecosystem in Siberia to Prevent the Release of 500 Billion Tons of CO2

Geo-physicist Tries to Recreate an Ice Age Ecosystem in Siberia to Prevent the Release of 500 Billion Tons of CO2

Located south of Chersky in the Sakha Republic in northeastern Siberia is an expansive pocket of more than 500 billion tons of methane - more greenhouse gas than man has made since the Industrial

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Flaming Lips Frontman Wayne Coyne’s Psychedelic Renovated Warehouse is Fit for a Rock Star

Flaming Lips Frontman Wayne Coyne’s Psychedelic Renovated Warehouse is Fit for a Rock Star

The couple took an integral role in the renovation and extension of the residence, working with Fitzsimmons Architects to adjoin six properties around the Coyne property to eventually create a

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Brilliant Cement Making Technology Mimics Coral While Removing CO2 From the Atmosphere

Brilliant Cement Making Technology Mimics Coral While Removing CO2 From the Atmosphere

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a novel way to create a new form of carbon neutral cement by studying the formation of coral reefs and applying the principles at work. Coral takes in

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Bryan Nash Gill Creates Amazingly Intricate Tree Prints By Hand

Bryan Nash Gill Creates Amazingly Intricate Tree Prints By Hand

Inspired by the New England countryside, Gill scours local lumber mills, landfills, and roadsides for wood materials. He takes his findings back to his rustic studio and rolls ink all over the surface of

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3D Printed Bones Are Saving a UK Hospital Thousands in Fees

3D Printed Bones Are Saving a UK Hospital Thousands in Fees

A trainee surgeon in the UK has developed a program that will save his hospital thousands of dollars - and potentially many lives as well - by 3D printing bones. Traditionally, bone models were not made

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6 Creepy Churches Made of Bones

6 Creepy Churches Made of Bones

Our Lady of the Conception of the Capuchins Sedlec Ossuary Monastery of San Francisco   San Bernardino alle Ossa Czermna Chapel Capela dos Ossos Our Lady of the Conception of the

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BlueBiped: The Zero-Energy Robot That Can Walk Just Like a Human

BlueBiped: The Zero-Energy Robot That Can Walk Just Like a Human

While companies around the world (but mainly in Japan) have made massive leaps in robotics over the past few years, there has always been something unnatural about the way they walk. Too jerky, too stiff

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Frieze Art Fair Pavilions Wrap Regent’s Park in Timber and Plastic

Frieze Art Fair Pavilions Wrap Regent’s Park in Timber and Plastic

Each year, the Frieze Art Fair brings top galleries and artists from around the world to London. This year, architects Carmody Groarke were asked to create temporary pavilions for the fair in Regent’s

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of The Kit Home

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of The Kit Home

Prefabricated housing has seen a surge in popularity over the last few years as an affordable, eco-friendly and modern alternative to custom stick-built housing or suburban tract homes. Although prefab

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Maria Fernanda Cardoso’s Gorgeous Jewel-Toned Artworks Are Made From Butterfly Wings

Maria Fernanda Cardoso’s Gorgeous Jewel-Toned Artworks Are Made From Butterfly Wings

At first sight, the intense color of some of the Butterfly Drawings can trick the viewer into thinking they are looking at printed wallpaper patterns. But upon closer inspection, the viewer can delight in

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X-Ray Umbrella Keeps You Dry as a Bone

X-Ray Umbrella Keeps You Dry as a Bone

Have you ever thought to yourself, "you know, I really dig x-rays from an aesthetic standpoint, but I only ever see them at the dentist or after some kind of injurious catastrophe. What a shame." Perhaps

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Wim Delvoye’s Creepy Stained Glass Windows Are Made From Recycled X-Rays!

Wim Delvoye’s Creepy Stained Glass Windows Are Made From Recycled X-Rays!

Artist Wim Delvoye has proven he is the master of transforming disused machinery and tires into gorgeous works of art. But the artist also has a sinister side. His Chapel series features haunting stained

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Scientists Teach Monkeys to Control Virtual Arms With Their Minds

Scientists Teach Monkeys to Control Virtual Arms With Their Minds

For paraplegics, one of the most exciting prospects is an exo-skeleton that they would be able to control with their mind. It would allow the paralyzed to not only walk and move on their own accord, but

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World’s First Flying Carpet is Powered by Ripples of Electricity

World’s First Flying Carpet is Powered by Ripples of Electricity

Princeton University graduate student Noah Jafferis has opened up a whole new world of innovation by developing a miniature fully functional flying carpet. The 10cm (4in) sheet of plastic is propelled by

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10 Solar-Powered Designs to Charge Your Life

10 Solar-Powered Designs to Charge Your Life

From smartphones and e-readers to laptops and tablet computers, today's high-tech devices put a wealth of information and utility at our fingertips - however it can be a real challenge to keep these

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Designersblock Hits the London Design Festival With Fantastic Eco-Designs in Unexpected Forms

Designersblock Hits the London Design Festival With Fantastic Eco-Designs in Unexpected Forms

Maria Volokhova’s customized ceramic set certainly caught our eye. Her works consist of  updating unloved ceramic pieces by hand-printing new designs on their original motifs. The result is a jumbled,

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PHOTOS: Unloved Furniture Recycled Into Retro-Chic Designs at London Design Week

PHOTOS: Unloved Furniture Recycled Into Retro-Chic Designs at London Design Week

By stripping the fabric from discarded luminaires, Donna Walker is able to expose the lamp’s original skeleton, revealing the dedicated work that once went into it. By simply swapping lamp bases, bulbs

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INTERVIEW: We Talk Repurposed Tire Rubber Sandals With Kyle Parsons of IndoSole

INTERVIEW: We Talk Repurposed Tire Rubber Sandals With Kyle Parsons of IndoSole

Inhabitat: Can you describe IndoSole? Kyle: IndoSole is a lifestyle brand based around resourceful thinking. We do that through footwear that we call “Indos,” which feature a repurposed motorbike

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The US and UK Join Forces and Lasers to Create Nuclear Fusion Energy

The US and UK Join Forces and Lasers to Create Nuclear Fusion Energy

Scientists at the United State's National Ignition Facility (NIF) are currently working on unlocking the key to nuclear fusion power by zapping atoms with giant lasers - and the project just got a major

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Top 6 Eco-Friendly Bookbags to Carry Back to Class

Top 6 Eco-Friendly Bookbags to Carry Back to Class

Pendleton Indian Blanket Gunpowder Bag - $264 from Fleabags Feed Haiti Bag or Feed Japan Bag - $35 from FEED Projects Ecoalf Quilted Backpack - 120 € at Ecoalf Voltaic Spark iPad and Tablet

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Parasitic Rehearsal Room Hangs Between Two Parisian Homes

Parasitic Rehearsal Room Hangs Between Two Parisian Homes

The square addition creates a serene practice space for the client, a cello player. The room hangs like a parasite between the client’s house and a neighbor’s. A giant plate glass window lines almost

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SF Artist Jay Nelson Hacks Vehicles Into Incredible Faceted Mobile Homes

SF Artist Jay Nelson Hacks Vehicles Into Incredible Faceted Mobile Homes

Nelson, who is originally from Southern California, studied painting and drawing at both Bard and CCA. His work draws upon his love of surfing, the beach and experiences he had as a child helping his

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3,000 Brick Castle Made Entirely From Human Hair!

3,000 Brick Castle Made Entirely From Human Hair!

Lately we've seen designers utilize human hair in an incredible range of applications - from sunglasses for the masses to dresses for Lady Gaga, product packaging, and woven mats that keep weeds from

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Amazing San Francisco Victorian Renovation Marries the Old With Sustainable Modern

Amazing San Francisco Victorian Renovation Marries the Old With Sustainable Modern

Built in the 1880's the original 3-story home was by itself on top of a hill. Over the years, as roads changed and more houses were built, the original home was extended through a series of unorganized

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