Freitag announces that their 100% compostable denim is about to hit shelves

Freitag announces that their 100% compostable denim is about to hit…

Finally, your favorite pair of pants is about to get greener because 100% compostable denim is about to hit the market. Freitag's "F-abric" denim is cotton free with a linen, hemp blend…

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20 kids transform a rough Pittsburgh neighborhood with solar art & charging station

20 kids transform a rough Pittsburgh neighborhood with solar art &…

When Jordan Blackwell and DaVontae Garner hit the studio to polish their latest rap composition, the Homewood teenagers were faced with the challenge of trying to rhyme…

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Famous freeway-crossing mountain lion killed in Los Angeles while crossing a freeway

Famous freeway-crossing mountain lion killed in Los Angeles while…

They call him P-32, but it’s not a stage name. Unlike many residents of Los Angeles, the male cougar known to the public since kittenhood tried his best to stick to his true nature -…

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Take a break from the wired world with this awesome signal-blocking offline chair

Take a break from the wired world with this awesome signal-blocking…

The Offline Chair works by physically removing the smartphone from the seated person, via a lined pocket in the side of the chair that blocks your phone’s signal so there won’t be…

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Can solar power pull Greece out of debt?

Can solar power pull Greece out of debt?

There are little signs for relief for Greece, as their government agrees to yet more harsh austerity terms in exchange for another bailout international creditors. The debt crisis began…

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Van hotels let you stay in NYC's hippest areas for as low as $22 a night

Van hotels let you stay in NYC's hippest areas for as low as $22 a…

There are many strange sights every day in New York, and each one is just as surprising as the one before. In the latest “you’ve got to see it to believe it” craze, people are…

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Can the dairy industry really be a clean source of renewable energy?

Can the dairy industry really be a clean source of renewable energy?

The Homestead Dairy farm in Indiana has been family owned since the beginning, when they started with nine cows in 1945. Now in its third generation, the farmers there have been working…

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Midcentury modern ranch is renovated into a spacious energy-efficient home

Midcentury modern ranch is renovated into a spacious energy-efficient…

Every year, Sunset Magazine chooses a site for its annual Idea House that best captures the “spirit of the West.” While the majority of Idea Houses are found on the West Coast,…

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Vo Trong Nghia's Babylon Hotel in Vietnam is wrapped in a flourishing veil of plants and vines

Vo Trong Nghia's Babylon Hotel in Vietnam is wrapped in a flourishing…

The Babylon Hotel is located at the coastal Naman Retreat Resort among eco-lux villas and bungalows. Created for relaxation of the body and mind, the hotel accommodates guests within a…

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MIT's groundbreaking mini fusion reactor could power the world within 10 years

MIT's groundbreaking mini fusion reactor could power the world within…

Engineers at MIT spend a lot of time figuring out how to make things better, faster, and often smaller. Now, powerful new magnet technology has led the way to a groundbreaking design…

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Majestic church is transformed into a gorgeous modern family home in Chicago

Majestic church is transformed into a gorgeous modern family home in…

If you’ve ever coveted stained glass windows, you’ll love this renovated church-turned-home nestled in Chicago’s Little Italy. Linc Thelen Design and Scrafano Architects…

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Sierra Club is pushing to kill 450,000 trees in the San Francisco Bay Area - SIGN this petition to stop the madness

Sierra Club is pushing to kill 450,000 trees in the San Francisco Bay…

Before Europeans moved into the San Francisco Bay area, the region was mostly grasslands and scrub, with very few trees. Through the generations, trees were brought in from other parts…

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The world’s first 3D-printed violin sounds like the real thing

The world’s first 3D-printed violin sounds like the real thing

3-D printing is the biggest game-changer for all sorts of products and now it’s taking the music world by storm. The first ever 3-D printed electric violin is here and it plays like a…

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Studio Muda upcycles wood pallets into furniture

Studio Muda upcycles wood pallets into furniture

Was asked to design a exterior set, consisting of one table and two benches, made from wood pallets. This objects should represent an original design and respect the principle of…

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Grove by SIXINCH lets you work, study and play outdoors with solar power-equipped furniture

Grove by SIXINCH lets you work, study and play outdoors with solar…

GREEN INNOVATION…DELIVERS PRODUCTIVITY, CONNECTIVITY, AND HEALTH BENEFITS WHERE THE SKY IS LITERALLY THE LIMIT. Outdoor living, along with the furnishings and fun that make it…

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The mysterious phenomenon of "hair ice" finally solved by scientists

Fungi could save the world, as Paul Stamets has been preaching for decades. The majority of carbon sequestration in northern forests is facilitated by fungi, clean-burning biofuel can…

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The world’s oldest polychrome book was so fragile nobody could open it - until now

The world’s oldest polychrome book was so fragile nobody could open…

Ten Bamboo Studio crafted the mysterious ‘Manual of Calligraphy and Painting’ in 1633, in Nanjing. It is the earliest known example of polychrome xylography, which was invented…

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Stunning modular Open/Private Apartment in Poland boasts a mini cinema

Stunning modular Open/Private Apartment in Poland boasts a mini cinema

Thanks to open-plan layouts and modular design, small living spaces have become great venues for entertaining guests and throwing parties. The same goes for this 80-square-meter…

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Kengo Kuma's twisting green-roofed Rolex Building breaks ground in Texas

Kengo Kuma's twisting green-roofed Rolex Building breaks ground in…

The twisting Rolex Building, designed by Kengo Kuma, broke ground in Dallas, Texas, and is expected to open in late 2016. The nine-storey structure-Kuma's first commission in…

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Could Two World Trade Center become the most expensive office tower in the world?

Could Two World Trade Center become the most expensive office tower in…

Although the Two World Trade Center building has yet to be started, it looks the Bjarke Ingles-designed building is on track to become the world's most expensive office building.…

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Abandoned parking garage transformed into a glowing office in San Francisco

Abandoned parking garage transformed into a glowing office in San…

This repurposed old garage in San Francisco looks like it's been renovated by Spiderman! The new LED-lit facade of the concrete building is wrapped in a CNC fabricated web-like metal…

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Researchers have successfully 3D-printed brain tissue for the first time

Researchers have successfully 3D-printed brain tissue for the first…

Studying the brain is, as one might imagine, a fairly complex task—and it's not tremendously often that scientists get to study the brain in all its three-dimensional glory. Instead,…

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David Chipperfield’s Villa Eden honors Lake Garda’s traditional limonaias

David Chipperfield’s Villa Eden honors Lake Garda’s traditional…

Northern Italy’s stunning glacial lake location has a rich traditional architectural heritage, now star architects such as David Chipperfield and Richard Meier have arrived, building…

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China reveals knockoff of Chicago’s famous Bean sculpture

China reveals knockoff of Chicago’s famous Bean sculpture

Chicago’s Bean, known formally as Cloud Gate, is a 110-ton liquid mercury-inspired sculpture completed in 2006 by British artist Anish Kapoor. China’s new installation bears a…

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The UK is rolling out electric highways that wirelessly charge EVs

The UK is rolling out electric highways that wirelessly charge EVs

Wi-Fi is so 2010. In the not so distant future, wireless charging for electric vehicles may be coming to a highway near you. Highways England, the government company that manages…

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This sexy showerhead uses 70% less water than standard fixtures

This sexy showerhead uses 70% less water than standard fixtures

We've long been told that showers are far better for the environment than baths, and that shorter showers save water, so the inevitable next step is for household shower fixtures to be…

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James Corner Field Operations unveil plans for new Underline rail park in Miami

James Corner Field Operations unveil plans for new Underline rail park…

JCFO beat out 19 other firms in a competition to master plan the Underline earlier this year. The landscape architects are working together with the nonprofit group Friends of The…

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The world's population is set to surpass 11 billion people by the end of the century

The world's population is set to surpass 11 billion people by the end…

The world’s population has been steadily on the rise and is projected to hit between 9.5 and 13.3 billion people by 2100. High fertility rates and the rising of the median age in each…

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Architects want to build a life-size Lord of the Rings city in England

Architects want to build a life-size Lord of the Rings city in England

If you've always pictured yourself as a hero of Tolkien-esque proportions, here's your chance to live like one. A group of architects and structural engineers is running an Indiegogo…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 30 unique modes of transport from around the world

INFOGRAPHIC: 30 unique modes of transport from around the world

Buses, trains, cars, and bicycles may be ubiquitous worldwide, but they only represent a small fraction of the many modes of transport available. Fly to Dubai compiled a fun infographic…

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KP Cykler's beautiful hanger is bicycle storage that is meant to be seen

KP Cykler's beautiful hanger is bicycle storage that is meant to be…

A Danish cycling brand KP Cykler is raising funds on Kickstarter for an aesthetically beautiful bicycle hanger. For many of us a bicycle more than a way of getting around – we have…

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Could a spiraling tower made of stacked shipping containers solve Mumbai's housing crisis?

Could a spiraling tower made of stacked shipping containers solve…

By following the cylindrical shape of the main tower volume, the shipping containers change position and provide multiple views of the site, while allowing for natural ventilation. This…

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BAR Architects' Law Winery blends seamlessly into the Paso Robles landscape

BAR Architects' Law Winery blends seamlessly into the Paso Robles…

The hiltop vineyard near Paso Robles in California, has recently acquired a new addition that supports and facilitates a small-lot production of wine. The Law Winery, designed by San…

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The UK is building the world’s largest biomass plant - and it will be fed by US forests

The UK is building the world’s largest biomass plant - and it will…

Plans have been announced for a construction project that will result in the world’s largest biomass plant to produce both electricity and heat. The Tees Renewable Energy Plant (REP)…

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Wi-Fi-powered electronics make Nikola Tesla's dream a reality

Wi-Fi-powered electronics make Nikola Tesla's dream a reality

What if you could power your iPhone from thin air? Making wires redundant was said to be one of Nikola Tesla's biggest dreams, a dream University of Washington researchers want to…

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No, Tesla doesn't lose $4,000 every time they sell a Model S

No, Tesla doesn't lose $4,000 every time they sell a Model S

Since Tesla's second quarter earnings report, catchy headlines have been popping up saying the company is losing $4,000 for every car sold. That figure has been arrived at by some…

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Nituniyo builds cardboard elephant from over 6,000 recycled paper tubes

Nituniyo builds cardboard elephant from over 6,000 recycled paper…

Nituniyo stacked thousands of recycled paper tubes in a cell pattern to form the easily recognizable shape of an elephant. Unlike the majority of Fallas Festival installations, which…

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder…

INHABITAT: What inspired you to write 'Cradle to Cradle' (the book) and launch the Cradle to Cradle system? William McDonough: From an early age, I was fascinated by differing…

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Peru's Chontay house was made using locally-sourced wood and clay to help it blend in with the surrounding mountains

Peru's Chontay house was made using locally-sourced wood and clay to…

This rustic house on a mountain slope near Peru's capital accentuates the stunning beauty of the Andes mountain range and proves that the most beautiful living spaces are achieved by…

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Scotland to ban genetically modified crops

Scotland to ban genetically modified crops

The Scottish government is planning to ban the growing of GM crops in Scotland, using a new EU rule that allows countries to opt-out of GM. The move will widen the political gap between…

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