Versatile prefab Passion House M1 snaps together in just two days

Versatile prefab Passion House M1 snaps together in just two days

The environmentally friendly Passion House M1 is constructed mainly out of wood, with a glulam structure frame and cross-laminated-timber wall panels. The windows are made from…

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6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfoprf37sno Living in a land of supermarkets, convenient stores, and even food home delivery, in our modern society we have successfully pulled…

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Jim Doran's Minuscule Dioramas Are Found Hidden Within Sardine Tins

Jim Doran's Minuscule Dioramas Are Found Hidden Within Sardine Tins

When peeling back the top a sardine can, the last thing you'd expect to find is a beautiful diorama. Contained within an old sardine or mint tin, Jim Doran creates these mini worlds of…

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This gorgeous bamboo (f)route POD is perfect for your next glamping getaway

This gorgeous bamboo (f)route POD is perfect for your next glamping…

Designed by bamboo architecture specialists Giant Grass, the (f)route POD is a large, portable structure constructed from laminated woven bamboo strips for form an elegant,…

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NASA says finding alien life almost certain within next two decades

NASA says finding alien life almost certain within next two decades

NASA recently gave a definitive answer to one of the biggest collective questions humanity has ever asked: are Earth’s inhabitants alone in the universe? NASA says the answer is…

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This bike lane in Korea is topped with 20 miles of solar panels

This bike lane in Korea is topped with 20 miles of solar panels

And solar panels run through it. This stretch of highway in Korea features a bike lane that runs right down the middle. While the lane is offset and looks safe with barriers, it is also…

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This solar-powered e-bike has a top speed of 30 mph

This solar-powered e-bike has a top speed of 30 mph

+ Solar Bike Via Engadget Images © http://solar-bike.weebly.com/the-solarbike.html

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New cheap, flexible aluminum battery charges in a minute flat

New cheap, flexible aluminum battery charges in a minute flat

Researchers at Stanford University have unveiled a new aluminum-ion battery that could one day replace the lithium-ion batteries that power everything from our watches to our tablets…

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Australians love beer so much, they made a dress with it

Australians love beer so much, they made a dress with it

Talk about drunk on fashion. This aptly-named "Beer Dress" is made from little more than lager, and its fibers are remarkably similar to cotton. Unlike its wine-borne predecessors, this…

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Obama finally admits climate change is a public health issue

Obama finally admits climate change is a public health issue

pic When talking about climate change, the causes and environmental impacts typically take center stage. The crucial piece missing from the conversation on a political level is the…

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Halfbike is a totally new way to get around that feels like walking and riding a bike at the same time

Halfbike is a totally new way to get around that feels like walking…

Halfbike is a totally new kind of personal vehicle, built with the goal of awakening your natural instinct to move. The basic core of Halfbike is built on a bicycle design with a wheel…

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Are we close to solving what causes SIDS?

Are we close to solving what causes SIDS?

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare: their otherwise healthy baby mysteriously dying in the middle of the night. Researchers call it the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), a leading…

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Energy Harvesting Eco-leaf Shade Doubles as a Light Source at Night

Energy Harvesting Eco-leaf Shade Doubles as a Light Source at Night

The Eco-leaf is a solar shade concept that will lower your carbon footprint and brighten your living room. Eco-leaf's unique energy harvesting design integrates proven-technologies like…

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Patagonia offers free repairs on nationwide “Worn Wear” mobile tour

Patagonia offers free repairs on nationwide “Worn Wear” mobile…

Patagonia, makers of outdoor and technical clothing with an eco-friendly heart, is making it easier than ever for consumers to get more life out of their gear. Much of Patagonia's…

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This summer, vacation at a farm instead of a boring hotel

This summer, vacation at a farm instead of a boring hotel

Looking for a different kind of family vacation this summer? Consider spending some time at one of these idyllic farms from around the world. It's less disruptive than hotel hopping and…

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Multilevel Vertical Allotments Turn Decrepit Buildings Into Spectacular Garden Towers

Multilevel Vertical Allotments Turn Decrepit Buildings Into…

Translating Yona Friedman’s ideas of participation, Lucie Dadakova designed these 'Multilevel Vertical Urban Allotments' as her final year project for an Interior Design degree…

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Are Dutch Docklands' Floating Islands a Sustainable Alternative to Dubai's Sinking World Islands?

Are Dutch Docklands' Floating Islands a Sustainable Alternative to…

This is not the first time that floating islands have been proposed as a solution to the struggling "World" islands project, in which hundreds of little islands collectively shaped like…

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Energy-positive portable classroom produces four times more energy than it needs

Energy-positive portable classroom produces four times more energy…

Prefabricated off-site as three modules, the 960-square-foot portable classroom is topped with a distinctive sawtooth roof that uses north-facing windows to optimize ventilation and…

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Loom Artist Studio is a Tiny Pink House Boasting Big Eco Strategies in Aspen

Loom Artist Studio is a Tiny Pink House Boasting Big Eco Strategies in…

1 Friday Design Collective began working with the client to remodel their kitchen and then began designing a series of artist studio studies. These studies evolved into the result you…

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Uber's breathalyzer kiosks call you a free ride home if you're too drunk to drive

Uber's breathalyzer kiosks call you a free ride home if you're too…

To say that Uber has been struggling a little in the public relations department over recent months could probably be considered an understatement. But as the company seeks to address…

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Obama quietly approved arctic drilling, amid controversy and environmental concerns

Obama quietly approved arctic drilling, amid controversy and…

On March 31, President Barack Obama's administration renewed the 2008 Arctic lease sale. That decision started a 30-day clock for the Interior Department to review Royal Dutch…

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Casa BS is an understated residence clad in locally-sourced flagstone

Casa BS is an understated residence clad in locally-sourced flagstone

The Casa BS is a stone-clad residence designed to blend in with the surrounding treeless landscape in Tapalpa. The horizontal volume, which was designed by Elias Rizo Arquiectos, is…

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Futuristic Nimbus E-Car is a cute hybrid microbus perfect for the eco-conscious road warrior

Futuristic Nimbus E-Car is a cute hybrid microbus perfect for the…

Once seen as a passing fad for those that could afford them, hybrid vehicles have come very far in terms of energy efficiency and design over the last decade. The inspirational Nimbus…

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Wartime bomb shelter conceals a tiny and unexpected vacation home

Wartime bomb shelter conceals a tiny and unexpected vacation home

Created as part of Famous’ advertising campaign, this unusual holiday home is now permanently open for rental accommodations. The concrete bunker is surrounded by rolling green hills…

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This 3D-printed violin has a classic sound and a look straight from the future

This 3D-printed violin has a classic sound and a look straight from…

This futuristic-looking violin was made with a 3D printer. The two-string pietroelectric violin will debut at the 3D Print Design Show later this month in New York. Architects Eric…

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INFOGRAPHIC: The countries with the most threatened mammals in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: The countries with the most threatened mammals in the…

Many of the world's most magnificent animals are quietly slipping away. This new infographic reveals which countries have the most endangered animals based on data from The World Bank.…

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Ohio's 100-Acre Classroom teaches farming skills to middle-school students

Ohio's 100-Acre Classroom teaches farming skills to middle-school…

Imagine a school environment in which subjects like chemistry, biology, math, and home ec are learned outside in the fresh air. Sound too good to be true? Well, the Geauga County…

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Marine pollution research expedition “Race for Water Odyssey” cruises into New York Harbor

Marine pollution research expedition “Race for Water Odyssey”…

The Race for Water Odyssey (R4WO) reached New York City on Thursday, concluding its Atlantic crossing in a journey that will take its six-man crew over 40,000 nautical miles as they…

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Marmol Radziner transform old waterhouses into a sustainable community center

Marmol Radziner transform old waterhouses into a sustainable community…

Architects of Marmol Radziner renovated the 9 Dots Community Learning Center in Los Angeles to create more transparency and openness and include sustainable design elements such as…

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6 wonderful places to see spring bloom in NYC

6 wonderful places to see spring bloom in NYC

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Arguably our favorite garden in the city, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an ideal place to see the first signs of spring in New York City. Bright yellow buds on…

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 MIT's flat-pack table is so smart it can assemble itself without your help

MIT's flat-pack table is so smart it can assemble itself without your…

MIT's Self-Assembly Lab came up with a fantastic design for a table that can transforms without any human or machine help. With the help of material manufacturer Wood-Skin, the team has…

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10 Awesome Ways to Use Old Books to Spruce Up Your Home Decor

10 Awesome Ways to Use Old Books to Spruce Up Your Home Decor

Photo via Hometalker Knick of Time Smart Coat Rack Put those unread words to good use by creating a colorful book coat rack that any bibliophile would admire. Just imagine the effect…

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PHOTOS: Celebrities and animal lovers come out for the National Audubon Society’s Annual Gala in NYC

PHOTOS: Celebrities and animal lovers come out for the National…

The National Audubon Society’s annual gala was held at The Plaza Hotel’s Terrace Room on Tuesday, March 31. Held in honor of top conservationists who have made outstanding…

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Traditional London house gets a whimsical, fox-shaped extension

Traditional London house gets a whimsical, fox-shaped extension

From the back of the Sanderson’s yard, the unusual addition appears literally like a colorful fox-shaped structure that sits in front of the original architecture in the grassy…

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Undulating Croatian sports center is an urban design masterpiece

Undulating Croatian sports center is an urban design masterpiece

The campus is sited on a slope, so access is provided by flights of stairs that ascend the lower roofs. Complementing the upper adjacent park is a series of green roofs that enable…

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Chrysalis Childcare Centre uses existing trees as symbolic centerpieces

Chrysalis Childcare Centre uses existing trees as symbolic…

Large and looming trees can be seen as problematic for commercial development, yet the architects at Collingridge and Smith Architects instead saw a unique opportunity. The site was…

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Latvian art students transform a single birch tree into energy for 70 people

Latvian art students transform a single birch tree into energy for 70…

“Welcome on Board’s” progressive design concept asserts that when a tree is used to make a product that facilitates physical activity, it can also be understood in the abstract as…

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Design a fog-collecting device for the Fresh Water Fog Nets Challenge—Win up to $3,000

Design a fog-collecting device for the Fresh Water Fog Nets…

Boston startup NBD Nanotechnologies (NBD) launched The Fresh Water Fog Nets Challenge, a GRABCAD competition that seeks a frame design for NBD’s next generation of versatile…

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Goldfish are taking over a Colorado lake

Goldfish are taking over a Colorado lake

A few years ago, someone dumped some unwanted goldfish (poor fish) into Teller Lake in Boulder, Colorado. Well, the fish, doing what fish do (in apparent rabbit-like fashion),…

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