Microwave-powered rockets could be a game changer for space travel

Microwave-powered rockets could be a game changer for space travel

Escape Dynamics, a space start-up in Colorado, recently tested a prototype of their new rocket engine - but instead of launching a rocket powered with rocket fuel, they beamed power at…

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LA bungalow given a modern makeover with recycled materials

LA bungalow given a modern makeover with recycled materials

There’s a reason TV shows about home renovations and flipping crumbling houses are so popular: the results are often so spellbinding and they tap into the amateur designer in all of…

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Historic stone stable in Tuscany hides a beautiful contemporary interior

Historic stone stable in Tuscany hides a beautiful contemporary…

Roy David Studio faced two major challenges with the Motelparo villa project: first, was the task of designing the renovation from overseas, and second, the firm had to contend with the…

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This California city is building a water park during the state's worst drought

This California city is building a water park during the state's worst…

In the town of Dublin, 35 miles inland from San Francisco, the municipality and its residents have been diligent about saving water. As California endures the worst drought in its…

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Scientists may have just grown the first almost-fully formed human brain

Scientists may have just grown the first almost-fully formed human…

Scientists at an Ohio State University lab claim they have grown the first-ever almost fully formed human brain. The discovery has sparked hopes the brain could be used to improve…

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Unmanned solar-powered Mayflower research ship will cross the Atlantic in 2020

Unmanned solar-powered Mayflower research ship will cross the Atlantic…

There won’t be any pilgrims aboard the Mayflower when it sails across the Atlantic in 2020. There actually won’t be anyone aboard the ship, as this research vessel will be entirely…

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Man shatters slack line record 1,000 feet in the sky with zero safety gear

Man shatters slack line record 1,000 feet in the sky with zero safety…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzrI8BeOw_0 Spencer Seabrooke, a British Columbian man and fearless daredevil, just shattered the highest slacklining record and confirmed all of our…

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Gorgeous Sayama Forest Chapel in Japan resembles hands clasped in prayer

Gorgeous Sayama Forest Chapel in Japan resembles hands clasped in…

The architect first planted additional trees and created the building around them. While the adjacent Community Hall building has a more horizontal configuration, with its circular plan…

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Can this SOL bag really purify water with the power of the sun?

Can this SOL bag really purify water with the power of the sun?

SOL Water is a curious new product by Tortoise Gear, a California-based designer of survival gear. It’s a hydration bag that the company claims doubles as a water-purifying device,…

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Google's Project Sunroof shows your home's solar potential for free

Google's Project Sunroof shows your home's solar potential for free

Google is a company long focused on recognizing opportunities and seizing them. In its latest venture, Project Sunroof, the mega tech giant is taking that notion a step further by…

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Mirrored Ziggurat connects the earth and sky in Sydney

Mirrored Ziggurat connects the earth and sky in Sydney

The Mirrored Ziggurat was inspired by the ancient pyramidal Ziggurat structures built in Mesopotamia for religious purposes. The enormous temples had been designed to bring worshippers…

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The Immortus electric sports car can drive all day using just the power of the sun

The Immortus electric sports car can drive all day using just the…

Even with a driving range of 400 miles, there will be a time when you'll have to plug in the Tesla Roadster, but could there be a new electric sports car on the market soon that will…

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Brad Pitt's Make it Right to unveil their first tiny house in New Orleans

Brad Pitt's Make it Right to unveil their first tiny house in New…

Make it Right, the non-profit founded by Brad Pitt to provide sustainable housing in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward in the wake of Hurricane Katrina has just announced that they are…

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Scientists just found what could be the mythical 'first flower'

Scientists just found what could be the mythical 'first flower'

Paleobotanists have discovered what may be the Earth’s very first flowering plant, adding to a growing volume of information on the origin of all plant life. The Montsechia vidalii…

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Solar-powered Sustainer Homes give you the freedom to live anywhere

Solar-powered Sustainer Homes give you the freedom to live anywhere

Sustainer Homes was conceived as a solution to the housing crisis faced by younger generations, which struggle with rising rents and exorbitant housing prices. “Independence and…

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Samsung wants to blanket the entire planet with internet using 4,600 satellites

Samsung wants to blanket the entire planet with internet using 4,600…

Facebook isn’t the only corporation with its eyes on the prize of universal Internet access. Samsung recently published an R&D report, which proposes the creation of a global…

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Breathtaking House Katarina feels like a modern treehouse

Breathtaking House Katarina feels like a modern treehouse

http://vimeo.com/78902134 Residents access the House Katarina via a winding road that leads into a green-roofed garage. The stairway from the garage leads directly to the second…

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Milwaukee youth revamp “Drift” bench with a vibrant paint job

Milwaukee youth revamp “Drift” bench with a vibrant paint job

Community Reimagines Bench Inspired By Environment Story by Jenni Reinke Images by Cassie Rogala A new narrative for public seating has emerged through the fusion of architecture…

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Connect a Pot lets you grow plants in even the smallest spaces

Connect a Pot lets you grow plants in even the smallest spaces

Self-watering pot perfect for small living The recent push to move to smaller and smaller homes means downsizing more than just wardrobes and furniture. Those who take pride in…

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Dwell Development's outstanding zero-energy Emerald Star home in Seattle is almost entirely reclaimed

Dwell Development's outstanding zero-energy Emerald Star home in…

With a cutting-edge combination of green features, Dwell's most recent residential project will be the firm's 100th certified home, expected to achieve the highest rating when it comes…

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We've already used up a year's worth of the Earth's resources in just 8 months

We've already used up a year's worth of the Earth's resources in just…

We all know about Earth Day and Arbor Day, with their focus on renewable resources and an appreciation for our great planet, but have you heard of Overshoot Day? The Global Footprint…

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Beautiful bakery in Ukraine brings back the look and familiarity of old European patisseries

Beautiful bakery in Ukraine brings back the look and familiarity of…

This beautiful bakery in Ukraine encapsulates the rustic quality and domestic atmosphere of old European patisseries. Custom-made furniture, natural materials and local design were the…

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Stealth GPS in fake elephant tusks maps illegal smuggling routes

Stealth GPS in fake elephant tusks maps illegal smuggling routes

Using GPS tracking devices, a journalist has mapped the smuggling route of elephant tusks out of Congo's Garamba National Park. The devices, installed into a pair of fake ivory tusks,…

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Heroic Food Farm gives returning veterans a new mission cultivating sustainably grown food

Heroic Food Farm gives returning veterans a new mission cultivating…

Heroic Food was founded in 2014 by screenwriter Leora Barish in order to address two problems: the challenges veterans face as they transition back into civilian society, and America's…

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perFORM 2015 competition winner redefines net-zero urban living

perFORM 2015 competition winner redefines net-zero urban living

Winners of this year's perFORM Building Design competition have just been announced and the best entries showcase an array of active and passive sustainable strategies. The competition,…

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Organic rooftop farm grows atop an elementary school in China

Organic rooftop farm grows atop an elementary school in China

A team led by Professor Li Bojun from the Zhejiang Province Agricultural Academy designed the Pujia Primary School’s expansive rooftop garden. The horseshoe landscape includes arable…

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Deadly sodium cyanide pollution discovered after Tianjin explosion in China

Deadly sodium cyanide pollution discovered after Tianjin explosion in…

Last Wednesday, a series of explosions caused massive destruction in Tianjin, China, and left over a hundred dead. Now, days later, levels of deadly cyanide pollution are sky-high and…

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Disneyland unveils plans for epic new Star Wars parks

Disneyland unveils plans for epic new Star Wars parks

What Star Wars fan hasn't fantasized about sidling up to the bar in the Mos Eisley cantina, ordering a throat-burning drink, and maybe starting some shizzle with a nasty-looking alien?…

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The shingled spherical Podzook is an eco-friendly pod that fits in your backyard

The shingled spherical Podzook is an eco-friendly pod that fits in…

If the coconut-shaped Podzook pod looks familiar, you’re most likely thinking of the Archipod, the British-designed original. Waldoboro-based Judy Bernier founded the Podzook company…

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BIG launches Kickstarter for a steam ring generator atop the world's cleanest power plant

BIG launches Kickstarter for a steam ring generator atop the world's…

Back in 2013, the Bjarke Ingels Group broke ground on what is slated to become the world's cleanest power plant. Located in Copenhagen, Denmark, the 95,000 sq m Amagerforbrændingen…

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Shell has been given approval to drill the Arctic for oil for the first time since 1991

Shell has been given approval to drill the Arctic for oil for the…

The US government has just granted Royal Dutch Shell permission to drill into oil-bearing rock some 8,000 feet below the Arctic's sea floor, leading the way for the first such drilling…

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Modern chapel makes a powerful but minimalist statement in the Austrian countryside

Modern chapel makes a powerful but minimalist statement in the…

The Maria Magdalene chapel was constructed from self-compacting concrete (SCC) with a radiant white color that reflects changing light and weather conditions as different colors, from a…

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China's smog kills 4,000 people every day

China's smog kills 4,000 people every day

We all know that pollution in China is bad, but we didn't know it was this bad. A new study has found that air pollution is killing about 4,000 people per day in China. Using newly…

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Groundbreaking Solar Classroom in a Box to be deployed in every single county in Kenya

Groundbreaking Solar Classroom in a Box to be deployed in every single…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s69yJFg0Aw0 Aleutia’s solar classroom isn’t the first, but its design shows major improvements over previous models used by other companies. The…

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The Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark celebrates the diversity of the Palaeozoic era

The Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark celebrates the diversity of the…

The geopark's public plaza needed to take into account the site's commercial interests while preserving its historical, natural, and cultural significance. "Our response celebrates the…

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Bamboobee’s BIY bamboo Mandy fenders are a perfect fit on any bicycle

Bamboobee’s BIY bamboo Mandy fenders are a perfect fit on any…

  While there have been many improvements in bicycle suspension and braking, there have been fewer advancements in fender design. That’s why Bamboobee stepped up to bat with Mandy…

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Undulae lamps are made out of cornstarch-based bioplastic

Undulae lamps are made out of cornstarch-based bioplastic

Undulae is a series of table and pendant lamps made of cornstarch-based bioplastic tubes. Bioplastic is made from the mixture of cornstarch, water, vinegar and glycerin with particular…

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Solar-powered ShelteR3 is an off-the-grid home built to withstand tornadoes

Solar-powered ShelteR3 is an off-the-grid home built to withstand…

Students at Crowder College and Drury University teamed up to design and build an off-the-grid, solar-powered house which could counter storms and tornados. ShelteR3 is based on three…

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8 common weeds you probably never thought you could eat

8 common weeds you probably never thought you could eat

  Violet Leaves   Violets may be known for their beauty, but their petals aren't the only coveted part of the plant. It's amazing that these beautiful plants are considered…

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