Method launches impressive new line of affordable prefab homes

Method launches impressive new line of affordable prefab homes

Manufacturer of sustainable prefab buildings, Method Homes, teamed up with consultancy Elemental Design to create a new series of modular cost-effective homes that come in six different…

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Gogoro's electric Smartscooter hits the market this month for $4,140

Gogoro's electric Smartscooter hits the market this month for $4,140

The next generation of the electric scooter, by Gogoro, will soon be available to consumers for the low price of $4,140. Based in Taiwan, the Smartscooter will be available for…

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Electronic Shark Shield keeps swimmers and surfers safe in the water

Electronic Shark Shield keeps swimmers and surfers safe in the water

Surfers and ocean swimmers all over the world will likely be looking for this new electronic shark deterrent, especially in light of recent shark attacks on the East Coast. The Shark…

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This shocking story will make you give up tampons for good

This shocking story will make you give up tampons for good

On October 3, 2012, 24-year-old model Lauren Wasser was feeling a little off—she was also on her period, and using her go-to brand of tampons. Within just 48 hours, Vice details, she…

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Enter AECOM’s UrbanSOS student competition for a chance to win $15,000!

Enter AECOM’s UrbanSOS student competition for a chance to win…

AECOM have launched Urban SOS: All Systems Go, a global open ideas competition to envision more resilient food, water, and energy systems for supplying cities and regions today and in…

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V3Solar's spinning solar cells generate 20 times more electricity than flat photovoltaics

V3Solar's spinning solar cells generate 20 times more electricity than…

If there's one constant among the vast majority of solar panel designs, it's flatness; while solar panels can be equipped to tilt to follow the sun's path through the course of the day,…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why are my plants turning yellow?

INFOGRAPHIC: Why are my plants turning yellow?

Even the greenest of thumbs are sometimes puzzled by their plants’ yellow leaves. The yellow pattern on leaves can tell you a lot about what kind of nutrients your plant is…

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Luxurious Hamptons homes that work with the environment rather than against it

Luxurious Hamptons homes that work with the environment rather than…

The Hamptons is a place synonymous with summer, beaches and luxury. And though luxury can sometimes bring on excess, more than a handful of New Yorkers have taken an eco-stance when…

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This mind-reading device can turn your thoughts into text

This mind-reading device can turn your thoughts into text

Brain-computer interfaces are nothing new—several companies have developed technology that allows one to conduct a number of pre-determined activities, such as moving a cursor, by…

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Stunning revonated alpine workshop is bathed in natural light

Stunning revonated alpine workshop is bathed in natural light

Italian architecture firm Messner Architects renovated a traditional alpine workshop and transformed it into a much more spacious workspace bathed in natural light. The building, owned…

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Can the Republican Party accidentally save the environment?

Can the Republican Party accidentally save the environment?

You can certainly cause climate change without actually believing in it, but is it possible to save the environment while still denying climate change even exists? A new video by The…

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Mello + Landini unravel ropes into stunning tree-like sculptures

Mello + Landini unravel ropes into stunning tree-like sculptures

According to Mello + Landini, the Ciclotramas symbolize the passage of time. Each installation includes a length of rope laid on the ground, either in a pile or in a meandering line,…

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Steven Holl breaks ground on London's Maggie's Centre Barts

Steven Holl breaks ground on London's Maggie's Centre Barts

The new Maggie's Centre Barts is officially underway after a ground breaking ceremony was held by Steven Holl Architects this week. The centre, only the second Maggie's in London, will…

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The whole world is running out of water

The whole world is running out of water

We’ve reported heavily on the severe drought in California and on the devastating effects of water shortages in other areas of the world. Those situations are frightening enough on…

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Pope’s official encyclical: “a bold cultural revolution” can halt climate change

Pope’s official encyclical: “a bold cultural revolution” can…

This morning, the Vatican released the official version of Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change. The final draft skewers climate change skeptics and demands global cooperation…

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Foster + Partners unveils new winery for Château Margaux in Bordeaux

Foster + Partners unveils new winery for Château Margaux in Bordeaux

Foster + Partners just completed the first building of the Château Margaux winery in Bordeaux, which includes refurbished buildings, a large new vinery and Vinothèque and existing…

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Revolutionary Fairphone 2 is an ethically sourced smartphone you can fix yourself

Revolutionary Fairphone 2 is an ethically sourced smartphone you can…

In the last few years smartphones have have become ubiquitous, connecting people worldwide and becoming an everyday, multipurpose tool. Yet, non-ethical sourcing of materials and worker…

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Daniel Libeskind unveils three angular towers for Rome

Daniel Libeskind unveils three angular towers for Rome

New York-based architect Daniel Libeskind has unveiled his design for the three towers planned for the 2470-acre site, former home to Rome’s hippodrome. The three buildings stand in…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 13 tips on making a small living space feel larger

INFOGRAPHIC: 13 tips on making a small living space feel larger

We’ve featured many innovative techniques and beautiful examples on how to make small spaces look and feel much larger than their actual size. However, it can be helpful to take a…

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Nissan e-NV200 is the world's first electric seven-passenger minivan

Nissan e-NV200 is the world's first electric seven-passenger minivan

Back in 2013 Nissan introduced its second electric vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van. The small van is the perfect delivery van for an urban environment, due to its small footprint and…

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Ekklesia is a modern temple that revives ancient Greek public political discourse

Ekklesia is a modern temple that revives ancient Greek public…

It is an installation made with cardboard tubes with a metallic appearance atop a mosaic made of 96,000 wooden pieces. During the Fallas festival in Valencia held every year the…

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Tom Kundig's gorgeous Corten-clad Studhorse home is modeled after a wagon train

Tom Kundig's gorgeous Corten-clad Studhorse home is modeled after a…

In the spirit of the old West, the Studhorse complex was meant to evoke the nightly circle of wagon trains in which settlers would situate themselves around a fire to camp for the night…

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General Motors finds a new use for used Chevy Volt batteries

General Motors finds a new use for used Chevy Volt batteries

The number of electric vehicles hitting the market continues to grow each year and with that comes the concern about what we'll do with all the lithium-ion batteries that power the EVs.…

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NYC's oldest bridge renovated into biking trail

NYC's oldest bridge renovated into biking trail

Highbridge Park “The quality of the work is phenomenal,” said Ellen Macnow, a parks department official who has worked on the project, off and on, for 18 years. “We had…

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HAO’s repurposed Wood Shed mimics Taiwan’s forest landscape

HAO’s repurposed Wood Shed mimics Taiwan’s forest landscape

The building envelope’s tree-like silhouettes were inspired by the cypress forests of Alishan National Park, a national gem and popular destination located in Taiwan’s mountainous…

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Barcelona artists use old tires as street art to revitalize the city

Barcelona artists use old tires as street art to revitalize the city

Related: This building in Venice is covered in 1,000 used car tires Via Behance Images © Pneumàtic Pneumàtic, reused tires, salvaged tires, artwork, barcelona, barcelona…

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California rules that Uber driver is an employee, not a contractor

California rules that Uber driver is an employee, not a contractor

Uber is well known to city dwellers as a welcome alternative to the taxi cab. At the swipe of a smartphone, a driver magically appears to whisk the rider away. While Uber may seem a…

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Paper-thin printed solar cells could provide power for 1.3 billion people

Paper-thin printed solar cells could provide power for 1.3 billion…

Over the past several decades, the cost of solar power has declined dramatically, from $40/watt in 1977 to $0.74/watt in 2013. This trend is expected to accelerate as improvements in…

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These living algae lamps produce light, heat, and a protein-packed snack

These living algae lamps produce light, heat, and a protein-packed…

The future of furniture might also be the future of food. Or is that the other way around? Designers are increasingly turning to microalgae, which is effectively a “liquid plant,”…

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Indiana's first black bear in over 140 years spotted in the wild

Indiana's first black bear in over 140 years spotted in the wild

Wildlife officials have evidence that a black bear has visited Indiana for the first time in 144 years. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says a young male black bear left paw…

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Google's Nest unveils new Protect smoke alarm, first security camera

Google's Nest unveils new Protect smoke alarm, first security camera

At a much-hyped press conference in San Francisco today, Nest rolled out a significant batch of new and updated products for their smart home brand. In addition to updates to the Nest…

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These affordable bamboo houses were built for just $2,500 each

These affordable bamboo houses were built for just $2,500 each

Atelier COLE, Building Trust International, and Habitat for Humanity Cambodia teamed up to design an affordable and eco-friendly housing scheme for families affected by HIV/AIDS. The…

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Largest toxic algae bloom in West Coast history may be linked to climate change

Largest toxic algae bloom in West Coast history may be linked to…

The west coast is awash in the largest toxic algae bloom ever for the region, according to researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz. The bloom first appeared in May and…

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Thousands of keys strung from blood-red yarn evoke Japan's Great Tohoku Earthquake

Thousands of keys strung from blood-red yarn evoke Japan's Great…

One of the most evocative spaces of Venice Art Biennale 2015 is, no doubt, the Japanese Pavilion. Once you step inside of it, you dive into a suggestive world tangled by hundreds of…

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Electric vehicle sales in the UK soar 366% in the first quarter of 2015

Electric vehicle sales in the UK soar 366% in the first quarter of…

UK research firm Business Green has announced that electric vehicle sales have grown a whopping 366% percent in the first part of 2015. This leap in the direction of green and…

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California oil refineries use 94 million gallons of water a day and nobody is stopping them

California oil refineries use 94 million gallons of water a day and…

In California, the ground is dry, cracking, and sinking faster than ever. Farmers are walking away from hundreds of thousands of acres of croplands because there is no water to…

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Timber-clad Linnebo House is built into the hillside overlooking Oslo

Timber-clad Linnebo House is built into the hillside overlooking Oslo

Halfway between the urban Norwegian capital and miles of forest, House Linnebo stands out with its darkened wood façade, which was treated with oil and charred to accentuate the…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why solar panels are an affordable and smart investment

INFOGRAPHIC: Why solar panels are an affordable and smart investment

Want to save some green while going green? You may want to start with solar: a source of renewable energy that’s more affordable now than ever. As one of the most energy efficient…

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