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Colorado Sushi Restaurant Offers Pot-Pairing Menu

Colorado Sushi Restaurant Offers Pot-Pairing Menu

Colorado's recent legalization of recreational marijuana has brought about some strange new changes, including the Denver Post hiring a cannabis critic and realtors catering to out-of-state buyers who

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L House: Minimalist Holiday Home Offers Stunning Views of Japan’s Mountainous Landscape

L House: Minimalist Holiday Home Offers Stunning Views of Japan’s Mountainous Landscape

Nestled within the trees, the minimalist holiday home was built over an escarpment created in prehistoric times. Instead of excavating the mountainside, the architects chose to split the house in two and

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Japan Offers US $4 Billion Loan For Super Maglev Train Line Between DC and Baltimore

Japan Offers US $4 Billion Loan For Super Maglev Train Line Between DC and Baltimore

Last year Japan set to work testing the world's fastest "floating" maglev train, which can hit top speeds of over 310 mph. Now, keen to share (or show off) their feat to the rest of the world, the

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High-Tech Farm Aims to Reclaim Fukushima’s Contaminated Soil for Crops

High-Tech Farm Aims to Reclaim Fukushima’s Contaminated Soil for Crops

 Image © Shutterstock Construction has just begun on a futuristic farming project in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture. A combination farm and solar park, the Renewable Energy Village will contain 120

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Coldest Temperatures in 20 Years Strike Midwest and Northeastern US

Coldest Temperatures in 20 Years Strike Midwest and Northeastern US

Over 140 million Americans are bracing this week for the coldest temperatures in nearly 20 years. A “polar vortex” of cold, dense air has the National Weather Service predicting weather 30 to 50

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Another Apartment’s Long Window House Takes a Unique Approach to Privacy in Overcrowded Tokyo

Another Apartment’s Long Window House Takes a Unique Approach to Privacy in Overcrowded Tokyo

Another Apartment's Long Window House is nestled into the northern edge of its site, and the main entrance and windows are located on the south-facing sidewall. This entrance opens into the living room,

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Klopf Architect’s Zen-Like Manzanita House Blends Martial Arts Principles with Architecture

Klopf Architect’s Zen-Like Manzanita House Blends Martial Arts Principles with Architecture

Although the size of new home is a fairly compact 1,500 square feet, the open and minimalist features of the structure provide a welcoming atmosphere closely connected with the area's beautiful landscape.

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6 Natural Hangover Remedies to Cure What Ails Ya on New Year’s Day

6 Natural Hangover Remedies to Cure What Ails Ya on New Year’s Day

BANANAS You might have heard that bananas are favored by athletes because they contain potassium and it's that same reason that makes them great hangover cures. When you're hungover, your body has lost a

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Iceculture’s Incredible 15,000 Pound Ice Truck is Totally Roadworthy

Iceculture’s Incredible 15,000 Pound Ice Truck is Totally Roadworthy

The ice truck started off its journey in Texas where the frame originated. In the lone star state Bronson Automotive stripped the cab and body before lowering the engine bay's height and width. The truck

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Japan’s Homeless are Cleaning up Fukushima Waste for Less than Minimum Wage

Japan’s Homeless are Cleaning up Fukushima Waste for Less than Minimum Wage

 Photo © Shutterstock A recent Reuters report reveals that a black labor market run by Japanese gangsters, or yakuza, has been using taxpayer funds to clean up radioactive fallout in northern Japan.

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Harm Rensink Unveils an Ethereal Nomadic Sand Bath for Wellness

Harm Rensink Unveils an Ethereal Nomadic Sand Bath for Wellness

The Nomadic Sand Bath, Rensink's latest work, was unveiled during the last Dutch Design Week. It naturally follows his previous installation, a pop-up inflatable spa that we spotted last year at the grand

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Top 6 Original Photo Stories from 2013 – Vote for the Best of the Best!

Top 6 Original Photo Stories from 2013 – Vote for the Best of the Best!

Many of Inhabitat's editors and writers are also talented photographers who love to step away from their desks to see the green world through their own lens. Tafline spent time at Boneyard Studios in

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Dazzling Photos Reveal Japan’s Greenest Illuminated Christmas Ever

Dazzling Photos Reveal Japan’s Greenest Illuminated Christmas Ever

This year, the Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi has been transformed into a brilliant winter wonderland. They have replicated their famous wisteria floral attraction using cascades with a whopping

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Sou Fujimoto’s Solo House is a Geometric Forest Bathed in Natural Light

Sou Fujimoto’s Solo House is a Geometric Forest Bathed in Natural Light

The house is meant to be built using untreated wood and the irregular lattice creates a blurred boundary between inside and outside. Dense areas provide shade in the summer, while leaving the space open,

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World’s First Cancer Treating Nanorobot Unveiled in South Korea

World’s First Cancer Treating Nanorobot Unveiled in South Korea

Photo © Shutterstock A group of South Korean scientists have developed a microscopic robot that can both detect and treat cancer. The nanorobot is powered by a special, genetically-modified bacteria

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Resilient Design: Is Resilience the New Sustainability?

Resilient Design: Is Resilience the New Sustainability?

Ever since Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc on the East Coast, ‘resilient design’ has been a hot topic of conversation — and not just amongst architects and designers, but politicians, engineers and

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6 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Alternatives

6 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Alternatives

Image via mah_japan/Flickr Fabric Gift Wrap Fabric is the perfect reuseable material for wrapping presents because it comes in lots of colors and patterns just like wrapping paper. In Japan, fabric

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INFOGRAPHIC: The World’s Top 10 Solar Countries

INFOGRAPHIC: The World’s Top 10 Solar Countries

In 2003 the world generated 2 terawatt-hours (TWh) of solar electricity. By 2012 that figure jumped to 93 TWh! In the graphic above you can see the explosive growth of solar energy around the globe.

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Are Portable Airbags Coming Soon to a Smartphone Near You?

Are Portable Airbags Coming Soon to a Smartphone Near You?

If there’s one thing all smartphone owners have in common, it’s the anxiety about dropping and cracking an expensive piece of hardware while you’re out and about during the day. Most people slide

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Lightweight Laureus Learning Pavilion is an Eco-Friendly Children’s Playground in India

Lightweight Laureus Learning Pavilion is an Eco-Friendly Children’s Playground in India

The structure features a lightweight canopy which provides shade and creates a comfortable environment for kids to play in. The pavilion is open from all sides and its airy, double height space acts as an

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Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects Create a Snug and Playful Pod-Shaped Home

Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects Create a Snug and Playful Pod-Shaped Home

Designed for a family of three, the small home by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects maintains strong connections and sight lines with its surroundings. Natural light streams into large windows and skylights

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Dreamy Japanese Pavilion is Made From Two Sheets of Metal Pierced by a Tree

Dreamy Japanese Pavilion is Made From Two Sheets of Metal Pierced by a Tree

The Fukita Shrine is Nishizawa's latest work. The minimalist floating pavilion is sandwiched between two sheets of iron and pierced by a tree Created as part of this year's Setouchi Arts Festival, the

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Invasive Asian Cockroaches Spotted in New York Can Resist Extreme Cold

Invasive Asian Cockroaches Spotted in New York Can Resist Extreme Cold

It seems that New York City's reputation as a melting pot extends to its 6-legged creatures as well. A species of invasive Asian cockroach was spotted for the first time on U.S. soil at the city's High

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5 Tips to Green Your Home From Organic Architect Eric Corey Freed

5 Tips to Green Your Home From Organic Architect Eric Corey Freed

TIP 1: Wrap Your Home in Insulation - "The More, The Better!" Proper insulation is probably the most important factor you can control in creating an energy-efficient home. I always say insulation is like

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Artist Transforms Tiny Studio into Mind-Blowing Surreal Landscapes

Artist Transforms Tiny Studio into Mind-Blowing Surreal Landscapes

The South Korean artist patiently worked for weeks to even months, laboring on the minutiae of her artwork to achieve each frame’s Alice in Wonderland-like dreamscape. The studio, which measures 11.8' x

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Foster+Partners Unveil Plans for Norton Museum of Art Extension in West Palm Beach

Foster+Partners Unveil Plans for Norton Museum of Art Extension in West Palm Beach

The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach is home to the most important art collection in Florida, and Foster + Partners has just been selected to add an extension that will help make it the state's

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Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicles are Powering Office Buildings in Japan

Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicles are Powering Office Buildings in Japan

Nissan’s zero-emission LEAF electric vehicle may be used to power entire buildings in Japan. The car manufacturer successfully completed an early test of the ‘vehicle-to-building’ technology at the

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Prix Pictet Shortlist Reveals 11 Artists’ Visions of Consumption

Prix Pictet Shortlist Reveals 11 Artists’ Visions of Consumption

Motoyuki Daifu - Project Family #10 It’s no secret that living space is at a premium in Japanese households, and in this playful series called Project Family, Motoyuki Daifu tackles the cramped living

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Snail Poo Makes Weird and Wonderful New Material

Snail Poo Makes Weird and Wonderful New Material

Who would have thought that snail poo could be turned into a new, colorful and flexible material? This exciting new idea was conceived by Dutch designer Lieske Schreuder, who adopted hundreds of snails

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Crazy ‘Luna Ring’ Moon Solar Plant Could Beam Constant Green Energy to Earth

Crazy ‘Luna Ring’ Moon Solar Plant Could Beam Constant Green Energy to Earth

The moon affects the tides on Earth, helps brightens the night sky, and soon it might also provide us with even more solar power. Tokyo-based Shimizu Corporation wants to install a belt of solar panels

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