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Digital Mapping of Stonehenge Reveals Site is More Massive Than We Thought

by , 09/10/14
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Previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an enormous digital mapping project that has transformed scientists’ knowledge of this iconic landscape. A team from the University of Birmingham’s Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project have used remote sensing techniques and geophysical surveys to map the area to a depth of three meters below ground, resulting in the most detailed archaeological digital map of Stonehenge and its surroundings ever produced. Startling new discoveries include 17 previously unknown ritual monuments dating to the period when Stonehenge was developed into its iconic ring shape.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art's New 4-Block-Long Public Plaza Opens Today

by , 09/10/14
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Energy Efficient 46-Unit Passivhaus Bruck Building Opens In China

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Lucirmas Upcycles Wine Bottles into Glass Lamps that Double as Flashlights

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Spanish eco-design company Lucirmás just unveiled a handy lamp made from a recycled wine bottle! Created in collaboration with designer Dario Martone, the 75cl lamp is made from a sparkling wine bottle fitted with a 100% recycled wooden rim that allows the user to set the light on a flat surface. Alternatively, the lamp can be displayed as its original wine bottle shape, in which the bottom glass portion functions as a color filter to create a diffused green light. Want to see more of the 75cl lamp? You can watch this video to see it in action!

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Five Major Landscape Architecture Firms Unveil Competing Designs for New Presidio Parklands Project in San Francisco

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Never Have to Refill Your MetroCard Again by Getting This

by , 09/10/14
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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When you’re already late for work and you see your train approaching on the other side of the turnstile, there’s nothing quite as disheartening as seeing the words “Insufficient Funds.” But did you know that there’s a way to avoid this situation altogether? Commuters who take advantage of the MTA’s EasyPay Xpress program can get around long kiosk lines and missed trains with MetroCards that refill automatically.

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INTERVIEW: Boyan Slat, Teenage Inventor of the Ocean Cleanup Array


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Last year, 19-year-old inventor Boyan Slat made waves by designing an “Ocean Cleanup Array” which he claimed could remove 72.5 million tons of plastic from the world’s oceans. Although his idea received criticism from some quarters, a year-long feasibility study concluded that the idea will work. Not just that—it could potentially remove half the plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within a decade. The last 12 months have been a whirlwind for the young inventor; he’s given talks around the world and conducted tests in The Azores. We sat down with Boyan Slat to ask him about his inspiration, dealing with criticism and what the future holds for the Ocean Cleanup Array.

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PHOTOS: Apple Unveils The Apple Watch - Its First Wearable Device

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India's Smog is Killing Off Crops that Could Have Fed 94 Million People

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India has a pollution problem – and it’s gotten so bad that it’s killing off vast fields of crops that could feed millions of the country’s most vulnerable residents. A new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters shows ground-level ozone, which is the main component in smog, damages roughly 6.7 million tons of India’s food staples like wheat and rice in a single year. The shows that the lost crops are worth about $1.3 billion and could feed about 94 million people – about a third of the country’s poor.

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A Gigantic Carpet Made Entirely From Flowers Just Popped Up in Brussels!

by , 09/09/14
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Iceland's Blue Lagoon is an Incredible Hot Spring Spouting from the Runoff of a Geothermal Power Plant

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Apple Hires World-Renowned Designer Marc Newson as VP of Design

by , 09/09/14

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The tech world is buzzing about today’s big reveal from Apple, but some of the most exciting news for design lovers has already taken place. The tech giant announced that it has hired legendary designer Marc Newson as VP of design. Newson is know for his futuristic designs, which include furniture, watches, shoes and even cars and airplanes.

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Watch the World's Happiest Dog Plunge into the Ocean with a GoPro Strapped to His Back (Video)

by , 09/09/14
filed under: green technology

Have you ever dreamed of coming back as a happy dog? Now you can get a taste of this happiness thanks to the new Fetch harness by GoPro. The adventure camera company has unveiled an awesome sample reel by Fetch’s guinea pig, Walter, an energetic dog who can’t wait to jump into the ocean! With the new accessory, viewers can enjoy life from a dog’s perspective – and it is so much fun!

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DIY: How to Make a Bird Feeder From a Plastic Bottle!

by , 09/09/14
filed under: Animals, DIY, How To

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The cooler half of the year is right around the corner (though most of us don’t want to admit it!), and all over the northern hemisphere, little feathered friends will be looking for food to help them survive the winter. You can help to supplement their diet of dried berries and seed heads by creating a simple feeder from materials you probably already have lying around the house. If you have an empty plastic jar, juice jug, or soda bottle, you can whip a feeder together in less than an hour.

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Want Some Earthquake-Resistant House With That Garden?

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"We Are Running Out of Time" - New Reports on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Two new reports have been released this week that demonstrate the consequences of inadequate action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Tuesday the World Meteorological Organization…

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Can Cloud Power Provide Clean Water and Electricity for the World?

Can Cloud Power Provide Clean Water and Electricity for the World?

Wind, water, solar are common sources of renewable energy, but what about the clouds? Can cloud power provide our clean energy and water needs? A Russian scientist is aiming to do just…

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Subterranean Watersport Base is Cleverly Disguised by an Artificial Grassy Dune in France

Subterranean Watersport Base is Cleverly Disguised by an Artificial…

Located on the Vendée coast in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France, Dune Habitee (or Inhabited Dune) is like what a child would build on the beach if they had all the right tools. A carved…

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Visiondivision Wants Swedish Boat Owners to Store Their Vessels Atop Water Fountains!

Visiondivision Wants Swedish Boat Owners to Store Their Vessels Atop…

According to Sweden’s building regulations, which take into account the high number of boat owners in the country, residents are allowed to build 270-square-feet of additional covered…

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Nendo Creates Delicious Ice Cream Cake Village for Häagen-Dazs

Nendo Creates Delicious Ice Cream Cake Village for Häagen-Dazs

Japanese design firm Nendo has dabbled in the playful redesign of everything from birdhouses to textile chairs--and the studio can now add ice cream cakes to that list. Created for the…

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