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Study Finds Broken iPhones Have Cost the US $5.9 Billion

Study Finds Broken iPhones Have Cost the US $5.9 Billion

The iPhone is undoubtedly a beautiful piece of industrial design - but poll the masses on what happens when you drop one and you'll see thousands of shattered screens. While a shattered phone may be a

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“The Square” Re-Imagines the Shape of the Classic Water Bottle

“The Square” Re-Imagines the Shape of the Classic Water Bottle

When it comes to water bottles, it's hip to be square. Made of stainless steel and BPA free plastic, The Square water bottle and its unique silhouette is the product of a three-year collaboration between

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Team Japan’s Omotenashi Solar Decathlon House Bridges the Gap Between Tradition and Modernity

Team Japan’s Omotenashi Solar Decathlon House Bridges the Gap Between Tradition and Modernity

The simple but elegant design of the exterior is mirrored inside, providing a comfortable and airy living area. The upgraded tatami mats (seen above) double as seating and bedding if required. As

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Guerrilla Grafters Secretly Graft Fruit-Bearing Branches onto San Francisco Trees

Guerrilla Grafters Secretly Graft Fruit-Bearing Branches onto San Francisco Trees

We've heard of guerrilla gardening, and we've heard of grafting plants -- but guerrilla grafting? That's new to us. For the past two years, a group that calls themselves Guerrilla Grafters have been

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17-Year Old Builds a Heart Monitor from a Simple Cell Phone

17-Year Old Builds a Heart Monitor from a Simple Cell Phone

Hand holding smartphone and heart monitor images via Shutterstock While some teens are twiddling their thumbs away on their phone, checking out Facebook, other teens like 17-year old Catherine Wong are

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Apple iPhone 5 Launch Marred by Undercover Report of Working Conditions at Foxconn Factory

Apple iPhone 5 Launch Marred by Undercover Report of Working Conditions at Foxconn Factory

Today Apple debuted its latest offering, the iPhone 5 - but not everyone is thrilled with the news. For workers at the Foxconn factory in China, today is the culmination of hours of work under grueling

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Boosted Boards Skateboard is the World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle

Boosted Boards Skateboard is the World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle

Based out of Palo Alto, Boosted Boards was created by a group of outdoor enthusiasts and Stanford alumni who wanted their skateboards to do more, go farther and go faster. A Boosted Board is a souped-up

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Prefab Treehouse Riga is a Modular and Flexible Housing System in Lisbon

Prefab Treehouse Riga is a Modular and Flexible Housing System in Lisbon

Treehouse is a prefab housing system developed to provide flexible and efficient living. Built entirely from wood, Treehouse is based on sustainability and modularity. As families needs grow over time, so

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8 Healthy and Delicious Snacks for Back to School

8 Healthy and Delicious Snacks for Back to School

Little boy with apple image via Shutterstock Apples are great and all, but if you want to make sure your kids maintains good eating habits while at school, you're going to have to send them packing

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TEST DRIVE: We Drive the 2013 Ford Focus Electric in San Francisco

TEST DRIVE: We Drive the 2013 Ford Focus Electric in San Francisco

With the introduction of electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S and Honda Fit EV, do you ever wonder what it would be like to actually own one? A quick ten minute test drive at a dealership

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Skip Hop Backpack Filled With Green School Supplies (Worth $135!)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Skip Hop Backpack Filled With Green School Supplies (Worth $135!)

The new school year is fast approaching, and if you're looking for the perfect collection of green school supplies for one lucky kid, we've got the contest for you. Inhabitots has teamed up with a host of

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Deckster iPod Nano Watchband Made From Recycled Backpacks and Inner Tubes (Worth $165!)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Deckster iPod Nano Watchband Made From Recycled Backpacks and Inner Tubes (Worth $165!)

Keep on top of your studies this year with the help of a Deckster Re:Class wristband! This snazzy design will transform your  iPod Nano into an eco-friendly timepiece that you'll want to wear everywhere.

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New Report Lauds Intel, HP, Apple for Manufacturing with Conflict-Free Minerals

New Report Lauds Intel, HP, Apple for Manufacturing with Conflict-Free Minerals

In a world where consumers are becoming increasingly socially conscious, “conflict minerals” are to electronics what blood diamonds are to jewelry. A new report released by Enough Project, a

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Solar-Powered Wave Glider Robot Deployed to Track Great White Sharks in the Pacific Ocean

Solar-Powered Wave Glider Robot Deployed to Track Great White Sharks in the Pacific Ocean

The Wave Glider—a self-propelled, solar and wave-powered robot designed by Liquid Robotics—has been deployed to track great white sharks in the Pacific Ocean. Stanford University scientists are hoping

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Bloombox iPhone Docking Station is a Living Natural Acoustic Amplifier

Bloombox iPhone Docking Station is a Living Natural Acoustic Amplifier

Gardening and technology don't always mix, but in the case of the Bloombox, a living iPhone acoustic amplifier, it's like star-crossed lovers have finally been united. The Bloombox is the brilliant idea

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Solar-Powered ‘Stone Spray’ 3D Printer Robot Creates Entire Buildings From Sand!

Solar-Powered ‘Stone Spray’ 3D Printer Robot Creates Entire Buildings From Sand!

3D printers are one of the most exciting emerging technologies in the field of design - so far we've showcased printers that can create everything from furniture to food and even robotic exoskeletons. Now

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Voltaic’s Spark Tablet Case Charges iPads with the Power of the Sun

Voltaic’s Spark Tablet Case Charges iPads with the Power of the Sun

iPads and other tablets have revolutionized the world of portable computing, but it's a real drag when your device runs out of juice halfway through your novel or while browsing the net. To solve the

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Is Your Dinner Really Organic? Lapka’s New iPhone Sensor Can Tell You

Is Your Dinner Really Organic? Lapka’s New iPhone Sensor Can Tell You

Your iPhone is already indispensable to your social life, and now, with Lapka’s new sensors, it could become indispensable to your health as well. Lapka Electronics has created a set of four sensors

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The Voltaic Fuse 10W Solar Laptop Charger Buckles Onto Any Backpack

The Voltaic Fuse 10W Solar Laptop Charger Buckles Onto Any Backpack

Portable solar chargers are an amazing creation, and now you can have one that latches onto almost anything you carry! Voltaic systems' Fuse 10W Solar Laptop Charger can attach to any technical backpack,

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APA Architects’ DEFA HQ Design Wins 2012 Green Apple Built Environment and Architectural Heritage Awards

APA Architects’ DEFA HQ Design Wins 2012 Green Apple Built Environment and Architectural Heritage Awards

It is not the first award that the new eco-friendly DEFA headquarters has won. It has already been awarded the 'Excellent' rating by 'BREEAM' for its exemplary design in reducing environmental impact.

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Enrique Luis Sardi’s Edible Coffee Cup Lets You Have Your Espresso and Eat It Too

Enrique Luis Sardi’s Edible Coffee Cup Lets You Have Your Espresso and Eat It Too

Tired of paying extra when you want a sweet treat to accompany your morning shot of espresso? Wish there was a way to avoid the waste of a paper coffee cup without having to lug your own mug? Venezuelan

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Dutch Scientists Create Self-Healing Nano Coating That Could Keep Your Car Permanently Clean!

Dutch Scientists Create Self-Healing Nano Coating That Could Keep Your Car Permanently Clean!

Hydrophobic surface photo from Shutterstock A team of scientists from the Eindhoven University of Technology have developed a coating with a surface that repairs itself after damage. Based upon the

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Former McDonald’s CEO Opens a Sustainable and Healthy Fast-Food Restaurant to Rival the Giant

Former McDonald’s CEO Opens a Sustainable and Healthy Fast-Food Restaurant to Rival the Giant

Mike Roberts, former president and CEO of fast-food chain McDonald’s, has co-founded Lyfe Kitchen, a restaurant that aims to “do healthy food on a fast-food scale.” In the wake of the

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Shearer’s Quarters Country Home Wins Australia’s House of the Year

Shearer’s Quarters Country Home Wins Australia’s House of the Year

The Shearer’s Quarters, as it is called because it serves as a shearer’s shed and retreat for sheep farmers, was designed and is owned by architect John Wardle. The property is still a working farm,

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New ‘Chemputer’ Could 3D-Print Any Type of Drug!

New ‘Chemputer’ Could 3D-Print Any Type of Drug!

At TEDGlobal last month, Lee Cronin, a chemist at the University of Glasgow, described an ambitious idea to create a 3D printer that, instead of printing objects, prints molecules. Cronin believes that

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Christopher Boffoli Creates Edible Larger-Than-Life Food Landscapes!

Christopher Boffoli Creates Edible Larger-Than-Life Food Landscapes!

Christopher Boffoli´s photographs celebrate the inner beauty of food in every detail, color and texture. You can almost taste the happy, sweet memories of the past, when most of us weren´t allowed to

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8 Overarching Urban Systems That Make a City Sustainable

8 Overarching Urban Systems That Make a City Sustainable

1: Sustainable land use planning and urban form Keeping the city compact and fighting urban sprawl, as well as creating a distinct separation between urban and rural areas, are key to sustainable land

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Patrick and Regitze Kerti’s Chaise Longue is Upholstered with Recycled Bicycle Inner Tubes

Patrick and Regitze Kerti’s Chaise Longue is Upholstered with Recycled Bicycle Inner Tubes

We recently showed you some great upcycled products by Patrick Kerti's Berlin studio Showraum, including a cute expresso coffee maker-lamp, a coat hanger from old typewriter keys and a recycled cardboard

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City of San Francisco to Stop Buying Mac Products After Apple Drops EPEAT Green Electronics Certification

City of San Francisco to Stop Buying Mac Products After Apple Drops EPEAT Green Electronics Certification

When the news broke that Apple removed all 39 of its certified desktop computers, laptops and monitors from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)'s list of green electronics,

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Apple Rejoins EPEAT Green Electronics Registry After Public Outcry

Apple Rejoins EPEAT Green Electronics Registry After Public Outcry

Earlier this week Apple announced plans to pull EPEAT Green Electronics Certification from all 39 of its certified desktop computers, laptops and monitors, however today the company did a 180 on its

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