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INTERVIEW: Bamboo builder, and Ibuku Founder Elora Hardy on Creating Incredible Green Buildings with Bamboo

INTERVIEW: Bamboo builder, and Ibuku Founder Elora Hardy on Creating Incredible Green Buildings with Bamboo

We’ve showcased numerous bamboo designs over the years, from furniture to entire buildings, but when it comes to combining green building and renewable materials, Ibuku’s incredible bent-bamboo

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Edible Scoff-ee cups let you have your coffee and eat it too

Edible Scoff-ee cups let you have your coffee and eat it too

Disposable coffee cups are a massive source of waste, the US alone throws out over 25 billion styrofoam coffee cups every year, so an edible coffee cup sounds like it could quite a good idea. Enter the

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Google investing $300 million in SolarCity to finance 25,000 residential solar installations

Google investing $300 million in SolarCity to finance 25,000 residential solar installations

Installing solar panels on your home just makes sense; they turn empty space into green power. One thing stopping some from taking the plunge could be the cost of installing a system, but Google recently

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Audi Prologue Avant concept is a sexy plug-in hybrid wagon

Audi Prologue Avant concept is a sexy plug-in hybrid wagon

Audi has revealed its latest concept car, the Prologue Avant, which is going to debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. The Prologue Avant concept is the follow up to the two-door Prologue concept that

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ASU’s new Biomimicry Center offers first-ever master’s degree in biomimicry

ASU’s new Biomimicry Center offers first-ever master’s degree in biomimicry

Biomimicry, a discipline that draws inspiration from nature to create solutions to real world problems, is relatively new as an academic study path. In an effort to lead the way, Arizona State University

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An amazing 650-foot-long undulating green roof tops this Parisian lab

An amazing 650-foot-long undulating green roof tops this Parisian lab

The Espace Bienvenüe sits in the Campus Descartes, a cluster of buildings in Marne-la-Vallée, east of Paris. Topped by a green cruvy roof, it meets the needs of the programme imposed by the Ministry of

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Arup and RFA Fenwick Iribarren Architects unveil plans for the new Qatar Foundation Stadium

Arup and RFA Fenwick Iribarren Architects unveil plans for the new Qatar Foundation Stadium

The Qatar Foundation and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has officially unveiled the design for the Qatar Foundation Stadium. Part of the Health and Wellness Precinct located in Qatar

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This 3D-printed tree charges smart phones with solar power

This 3D-printed tree charges smart phones with solar power

Scientists at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have created a tree prototype that harvests solar power from indoor or outdoor light, and turns it into electricity for powering small electronic

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Gravity-defying car hangs upside down in London

Gravity-defying car hangs upside down in London

Alex Chinneck dramatically upended the tomato-red Vauxhall Corsa car fifteen feet in the air by attaching it to a 50-foot-long strip of tarmac that peels off the ground into a wave-like asphalt arch. The

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Porsche to launch all-electric Tesla Model S rival in 2019

Porsche to launch all-electric Tesla Model S rival in 2019

Tesla has pretty firmly established itself as the leader of the electric car pack, and with their Model S P85D, the automaker has made leaps and bounds in the luxury sedan market, so it's not altogether

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Exploration’s zero-waste textile factory is inspired by nature, designed by science

Exploration’s zero-waste textile factory is inspired by nature, designed by science

Solving human problems with inspiration from nature is known as biomimicry. For the design of this zero waste textiles factory, located in India, Exploration Architecture was charged with the hefty task

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Foster + Partners debuts Apple store in China to usher in the Chinese New Year

Foster + Partners debuts Apple store in China to usher in the Chinese New Year

The new Apple store is located in Hangzhou, the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China. The structure is a 15-meter-high entirely transparent glazed box. Customers can browse

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Unique Foshan Opera Tower will rise like a stack of patterned blocks in China

Unique Foshan Opera Tower will rise like a stack of patterned blocks in China

Despite Chinese President Xi Jinping's call for an end to “strange-looking” architecture projects in China, yet another unique building is poised to take over a Chinese city skyline—this time, in

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13 million tons of plastic dumped into the ocean in 2010, study finds

13 million tons of plastic dumped into the ocean in 2010, study finds

A massive study undertaken by researchers from Australia and the U.S. has determined that we are throwing far more plastic waste into the oceans than previously thought. In 2010, between 4.8 and 12.7

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Google employees in Zurich (Zooglers) have the world’s coolest repurposed office

Google employees in Zurich (Zooglers) have the world’s coolest repurposed office

The local brewery has been transformed into a mixed-use development complete with office, residential, and retail space as well as a spa hotel. The Google offices take up a large portion of said space,

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NanoFlowCell’s new 1075 horsepower Quant F electric car is powered by saltwater

NanoFlowCell’s new 1075 horsepower Quant F electric car is powered by saltwater

Following last year's debut of the saltwater-powered electric car – the Quant e-Sportlimousine, NanoFlowCell has revealed a redesigned version of the concept, that is now dubbed the Quant F.

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Hack the planet: U.S. scientists think we should artificially cool the Earth

Hack the planet: U.S. scientists think we should artificially cool the Earth

A cautious report from the National Academy of Scientists suggests that it is now time to look into purposely re-engineering Earth's climate in an effort to combat global warming. It's a pretty alarming

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Millennials choose gas station nachos and Slurpees over healthy eats

Millennials choose gas station nachos and Slurpees over healthy eats

A new study by researchers from the NPD Group has shown that young adults are chowing down on more convenience store junk food than ever. In their 2014 Eating Patterns in America report, researchers

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How All Power Labs’ gasifier technology could revolutionize clean energy production

How All Power Labs’ gasifier technology could revolutionize clean energy production

When the city of Berkeley kept shutting off power to his unconventionally-zoned artists compound, Jim Mason took matters into his own hands; he built a gasifier to turn plant waste into a source of off

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UK lawmakers approve 3-parent in vitro babies

UK lawmakers approve 3-parent in vitro babies

In a landmark decision, UK lawmakers voted this week in favor of a law allowing a progressive in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique using DNA from three people. This technique would be used to eliminate

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UK aiming for 10 million solar-powered homes by 2020

UK aiming for 10 million solar-powered homes by 2020

The United Kingdom nearly doubled their solar power last year, with 650,000 installations on both private homes and state-owned properties. This brings the UK’s solar power capacity to five gigawatts

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Ice architecture: 6 incredible buildings made from ice and snow

Ice architecture: 6 incredible buildings made from ice and snow

Tron Ice Hotel Suits In anticipation of the release of 3D TRON: Legacy, Ben Rousseau and Ian Douglas–Jones created a suite at the famous IceHotel above the Arctic Circle in Sweden. The electric blue

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Will Google launch a ride-share app using self-driving cabs?

Will Google launch a ride-share app using self-driving cabs?

photo Uber has been getting into a lot of trouble lately, but nothing the company has faced to this point will be as ferocious as the competition the taxi-like service could get from Google in the

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You can make $13,000 a year by selling your poop

You can make $13,000 a year by selling your poop

Need some cash? Sell your poop. Yes, you read that right. A company called OpenBiome needs healthy stool samples are used to treat patients with a bacterial infection called C. difficile. Your poop will

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DIY: How to brew kombucha at home

DIY: How to brew kombucha at home

The first time I heard about kombucha was when a friend of mine sent me a picture of a strange, somewhat bubbly liquid that had a slimy film on top of it. I asked if she was planning to put any of that in

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Abandoned oil and gas wells are leaking methane across the USA

Abandoned oil and gas wells are leaking methane across the USA

After the State of the Union and the touting of the abundance of natural resources, you'd probably think our natural gas game in the U.S. is strong. Meanwhile, the big environmental organizations are

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WoodWorks announces its 2015 Wood Design Award Winners

WoodWorks announces its 2015 Wood Design Award Winners

WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, just announced the winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards at the Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair in Oakland, and the designs are stunning! The buildings

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Spain reveals plans for first ever public streetlight system powered by wind and sun

Spain reveals plans for first ever public streetlight system powered by wind and sun

Spain will be home to the first public lighting system to be powered exclusively by solar and wind energy. Researcher Ramon Bargalló is the man behind the development, and he worked alongside the company

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Hungarian pianist gives the grand piano a sleek, modern makeover

Hungarian pianist gives the grand piano a sleek, modern makeover

pic Hungarian pianist and inventor Gergely Bogányi unveiled his new grand piano that looks more like a sports car than a musical instrument. The transformed piano takes one of the most iconic shapes

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Clever modular mobility aid helps those with disabilities in the developing world

Clever modular mobility aid helps those with disabilities in the developing world

A modular kit of interchangeable mobility aid parts from crutches to walking frames is set to change the lives of some of the world’s poorest people with disabilities thanks to a design engineering

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