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NASA Architect Designs Tiny FireFly Camping Trailer for Adventure and Disaster Relief Applications

NASA Architect Designs Tiny FireFly Camping Trailer for Adventure and Disaster Relief Applications

Designer Garret Finney drew upon his experience working as a senior architect for NASA's Habitability Design Center (HDC), where he designed small, ergonomic habitats for astronauts. After leaving NASA in

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How to Prolong the Lifespan of 6 Items You Care About

How to Prolong the Lifespan of 6 Items You Care About

Image via Shutterstock Jeans Dirt rarely shows its face on denim until it's really dirty, so unless you're wearing jeans to trek through mud or you always go commando, don't wash them after every wear.

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Solar Roadways Crowdfunding Campaign Blitzes Goal, Raises Over $1.5 Million

Solar Roadways Crowdfunding Campaign Blitzes Goal, Raises Over $1.5 Million

Inhabitat has been reporting on the Solar Roadways project since 2009, so we are excited to see that their latest Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign has raised over $1.5 million! Funds are going towards

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Chitkara University’s Solar Lounge Offers Style and Comfort in a Compact Clean Energy Charging Station

Chitkara University’s Solar Lounge Offers Style and Comfort in a Compact Clean Energy Charging Station

Many of us would prefer to work outside in nice weather, but it’s usually only a matter of time before we’re forced back inside in search of a power outlet. To combine the joys of the outdoors and

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Japan to Build Massive 1.5km Ice Wall in Order to Stop Radiation Leaks from Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Japan to Build Massive 1.5km Ice Wall in Order to Stop Radiation Leaks from Fukushima Nuclear Plant

In March, Inhabitat ran a story about how the Japanese government had pledged $470 million towards the construction of a massive ice wall that they hoped would contain the radiation from the Fukushima

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Materials & Resources, Part 2—The Great Indoors

GREEN BUILDING 101: Materials & Resources, Part 2—The Great Indoors

In our last Green Building 101 post, we delved into the LEED-H criteria for sustainable residential materials and resources. Now that we've given you the low-down, it's time to get specific. While the

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The Lightning LS-218 Electric SuperBike is the Fastest Motorcycle in the World

The Lightning LS-218 Electric SuperBike is the Fastest Motorcycle in the World

With a 200 horsepower electric motor and a top speed of 216 mph, the Lightning LS-218 SuperBike is not just the world's fastest production electric motorcycle - it also holds the world land speed record

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6 Amazing Bike-Friendly Bridges for Greener Cities

6 Amazing Bike-Friendly Bridges for Greener Cities

Calatrava's Peace Helicoidal Bridge Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava's Peace Bridge goes across the Bow River in Calgary, Canada. Implemented by the city's Council to promote healthy transportation,

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Materials and Resources Part 1—Sustainable Building Supplies

GREEN BUILDING 101: Materials and Resources Part 1—Sustainable Building Supplies

When we think of greenhouse gas emissions, some of us might envision a tailpipe spewing exhaust... but 40% of the carbon dioxide that contributes to climate change actually comes from buildings. While

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Futuristic Solar-Powered Skylock Secures Your Bike With the Touch of a Button

Futuristic Solar-Powered Skylock Secures Your Bike With the Touch of a Button

For years fear of theft has deterred many would-be bike commuters from taking the two-wheeled plunge. Securing one's bike outside work or a restaurant has required big combination chains or hefty D-locks

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Water Efficiency, Both Inside and Outside the Home

GREEN BUILDING 101: Water Efficiency, Both Inside and Outside the Home

There are few things we take for granted as much as our ability to turn on the tap and get water in a seemingly endless supply. Even during droughts, and despite warnings about shortages and conservation,

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TEST DRIVE: The 45 MPG Ford Fiesta is Fast and Best in Class

TEST DRIVE: The 45 MPG Ford Fiesta is Fast and Best in Class

Now, maybe we just love our small and nimble cars, but the engine of the Ford Fiesta really feels like the company could do something with it, like pump it up and put it in a sports car, if it added a

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Giant Air-Purifying “Urban Forest” Unveiled for the Milan Expo 2015

Giant Air-Purifying “Urban Forest” Unveiled for the Milan Expo 2015

The external facade of Nemesi & Partners' Palazzo Italia is made from a special type of air-cleaning cement patented by Italcementi. According to the architects, "In direct sunlight, the active

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New Gluten-Free Flour Could Reduce the Coffee Industry’s Appalling Environmental Impact

New Gluten-Free Flour Could Reduce the Coffee Industry’s Appalling Environmental Impact

An engineer who has previously built factories for General Motors and Starbucks, Dan Belliveau founded Coffee Flour, a unique new company that makes flour from the byproduct of coffee production. Using

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Energy & Atmosphere – Keeping Cool and Staying Warm

GREEN BUILDING 101: Energy & Atmosphere – Keeping Cool and Staying Warm

  The very root of what makes a home green is how effectively it responds to its surrounding environment. You could say that this has defined the primary material pursuit of mankind for all

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China Unveils Plans to Build an 8,000-Mile High-Speed Underwater Railway Line to America

China Unveils Plans to Build an 8,000-Mile High-Speed Underwater Railway Line to America

It sounds like an April Fool's joke, but from what we can tell, the Chinese government is completely serious about their latest high speed rail project. According to multiple news outlets, China plans to

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Nigerian Student Converts a VW Beetle into a $6,000 Wind- and Solar-Powered Car

Nigerian Student Converts a VW Beetle into a $6,000 Wind- and Solar-Powered Car

Nigerian student Segun Oyeyiola converted a Volkswagen Beetle into a wind- and solar-powered car perfect for the country's extreme weather. A student at Obagemi Awolowo University, Oyeyiola completed

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Harvard Scientists Create Super Strong Degradable Bioplastic from Shrimp Shells

Harvard Scientists Create Super Strong Degradable Bioplastic from Shrimp Shells

Thanks to a team of Harvard scientists, being called a "shrimp" will no longer amount to an insult. The University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering isolated chitin in the arthropod's

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Wolfgang Buttress-Led Team Wins Bid to Design 2015 UK Milan Expo Pavilion

Wolfgang Buttress-Led Team Wins Bid to Design 2015 UK Milan Expo Pavilion

A team led by artist Wolfgang Buttress just scooped the winning bid to design a beehive-like structure for the UK pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Titled BE, the "pulsating virtual hive" was designed to

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Canada’s Glacier Skywalk Boasts Stunning Views and a Near-Zero Footprint

Canada’s Glacier Skywalk Boasts Stunning Views and a Near-Zero Footprint

Visitors can observe the beautiful Sunwapta Valley from 280 meters above through the skywalk's glass-floored observation platform. The skywalk was designed to be an extension of the site's natural

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New Pollution-Fighting Billboards Can Purify 100,000 Cubic Meters of Air Every Day

New Pollution-Fighting Billboards Can Purify 100,000 Cubic Meters of Air Every Day

The University of Engineering and Technology of Peru (UTEC) is on a mission to transform regular billboards into structures that tackle environmental issues. Following the success of their billboard that

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Google X’s Flux Startup Crunches Big Data to Secure a Greener, More Sustainable Future in Architecture

Google X’s Flux Startup Crunches Big Data to Secure a Greener, More Sustainable Future in Architecture

The future of sustainable architecture just received a huge boost as Flux, the first startup to spin out of Google X, is paving the way towards a greener, more environmentally friendly building industry.

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TEST DRIVE: The Compressed Natural Gas F-150 is a Heavy Duty Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: The Compressed Natural Gas F-150 is a Heavy Duty Hybrid

How does it work? You gas up via separate tanks. The gas tank and cap are where you would find them on a traditional gas vehicle, but instead that steel case in the front of the pickup bed where the tools

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Solar Cell Breakthrough Replaces Harmful Lead With Less Expensive Tin

Solar Cell Breakthrough Replaces Harmful Lead With Less Expensive Tin

Researchers at Northwestern University just unveiled a new solar cell that can be manufactured for less money using fewer harmful elements. Inorganic chemist Mercouri G. Kanatzidis and Robert P. H. Chang

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Octopus Teach Us About Touch Screens, Wallpaper, and Invisibility Cloaks?

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Octopus Teach Us About Touch Screens, Wallpaper, and Invisibility Cloaks?

Cephalopods are the undisputed masters of camouflage. While their relatives, the clams, stayed brainless and safe on the seabeds-of-old, the ancient nautilus (think squid-in-a-shell) made a daring foray

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This Open Source Glove Turns Your Fist Bump into Music

This Open Source Glove Turns Your Fist Bump into Music

Good music almost always evokes a physical response. Maybe you tap your feet or nod your head. Maybe you dance or jump or fist bump. A new invention by musician Imogen Heap makes it possible. The Mi.Mu

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Scientists Discover How Ancient Egyptians Transported Huge Pyramid Stones Across Desert Sand

Scientists Discover How Ancient Egyptians Transported Huge Pyramid Stones Across Desert Sand

Researchers from the FOM Foundation and the University of Amsterdam have figured out how the ancient Egyptians transported huge stones across desert sands to build the famed pyramids. Through experiments

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Sarolea SP7 Electric Carbon-Fiber Motorcycle Fires Up for the Isle of Man TT Zero Race

Sarolea SP7 Electric Carbon-Fiber Motorcycle Fires Up for the Isle of Man TT Zero Race

The famous Isle of Man TT Zero race for electric motorcycles kicks off next month and Sarolea's new SP7 carbon fiber electric motorcycle will be competing against the world's best battery powered

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Explore EDGEcondition: A New Online Architecture Journal

Explore EDGEcondition: A New Online Architecture Journal

On April 23rd, a fabulous new architecture publication was launched by Gem Barton and Cara Courage. EDGEcondition is an online journal that focuses on the ideas and projects of those involved in

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Los Angeles Wildfire Threatens 1,650 Homes as High Winds Fan the Flames

Los Angeles Wildfire Threatens 1,650 Homes as High Winds Fan the Flames

Firefighters are struggling to contain a raging wildfire in the Los Angeles foothills. High temperatures and single digit humidity levels have caused the blaze to grow, and hot 80-mph winds have pushed

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