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How Ancient Workers Hauled 100 Ton Stones 43 Miles to Build China’s Forbidden City

How Ancient Workers Hauled 100 Ton Stones 43 Miles to Build China’s Forbidden City

Photo of the Forbidden City via Shutterstock A new study by a team of engineers from two Beijing universities and Princeton University reveals how ancient Chinese workers hauled 100 ton plus stones

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Tiny Mirrored Cabin Reflects the Ontario Landscape

Tiny Mirrored Cabin Reflects the Ontario Landscape

To create an energy efficient cabin, UUfie designed Lake Cottage with locally sourced materials and sustainable construction principles. In the central living room, the architects installed a wood-burning

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Bangladesh’s Plans for Massive Coal-Fired Power Plant Threaten World’s Largest Mangrove Forest

Bangladesh’s Plans for Massive Coal-Fired Power Plant Threaten World’s Largest Mangrove Forest

Bangladesh is planning to construct a massive coal-fired power plant that will not only spell out disaster for the world's largest mangrove forest, but also destroy one of the country's best defenses

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The Global Change Institute Operates in a Net Zero, Carbon Neutral Research Center in Brisbane

The Global Change Institute Operates in a Net Zero, Carbon Neutral Research Center in Brisbane

Opened in August 2013, the Global Change Institute is a research facility dedicated to finding solutions for global challenges. HASSEL Architects designed the project to 'walk the walk' by operating a

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President Obama Issues Executive Order to Prepare the United States for Climate Change

President Obama Issues Executive Order to Prepare the United States for Climate Change

In a decisive action some feared would never come, President Obama today signed an executive order that will begin to prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change. The order comes just one

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New Tubes Using Hydraulic Pistons Could Harness Ocean Waves for Energy

New Tubes Using Hydraulic Pistons Could Harness Ocean Waves for Energy

Capturing energy from ocean waves isn't as straightforward as it might sound—especially as most existing technologies rely on a single axis that requires waves to be moving in one direction to generate

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Eerie Aerial Photos Depict Villages Sunk During St. Lawrence Seaway Construction

Eerie Aerial Photos Depict Villages Sunk During St. Lawrence Seaway Construction

The St. Lawrence Seaway is a system of locks, canals and waterways that connect the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes in Canada. The 2342 mile international waterway project opened in 1950s included

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New Website Chairish Lets You Shop for Pre-Owned Designer Furnishings Online

New Website Chairish Lets You Shop for Pre-Owned Designer Furnishings Online

Who doesn’t love that incredible feeling of discovery when you stumble across an amazing, one-of-a-kind vintage furniture piece at an incredible price at a flea market? I remember finding a pair of red

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The Biomimicry Manual: How Do Beavers Create Business Opportunity?

The Biomimicry Manual: How Do Beavers Create Business Opportunity?

I’m fascinated by creatures that create new ways of life for others. Ecologists talk about ‘keystone species,’ ones which support entire ecosystems, like the central stone in a renaissance archway.

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17 Dead, Fukushima on Alert as Typhoon Wipha Hits Japan

17 Dead, Fukushima on Alert as Typhoon Wipha Hits Japan

A "once-in-a-decade" typhoon has hit the Japanese coast, and while its winds weakened from a peak of 130-156 mph—Category 4 status—heavy rain and landslides have claimed 17 lives on Oshima Island and

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800,000 Evacuated as 140mph Cyclone Hits India’s East Coast

800,000 Evacuated as 140mph Cyclone Hits India’s East Coast

Indian authorities are expressing relief at what appears to be a relatively low rate of causalities after "Super Cyclone" Phailin made landfall in the states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday

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Team Ontario’s Super Efficient ECHO House Named Winner of the Engineering Contest at the Solar Decathlon 2013!

Team Ontario’s Super Efficient ECHO House Named Winner of the Engineering Contest at the Solar Decathlon 2013!

In anticipation of the next wave of students and young professionals looking to purchase a home in the next ten years, Team Ontario designed ECHO, a starter home that introduces the concept of sustainable

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Stephen Lamb Creates a Prefab Nursery Complete with Vertical Veggie Garden For Children in Cape Town

Stephen Lamb Creates a Prefab Nursery Complete with Vertical Veggie Garden For Children in Cape Town

The vertical garden was created to give local kids a chance to learn about nutrition by growing their own food on site. The principal of the nursery school gave input on the types of food needed, and

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The World’s First Anti-Malaria Vaccine Could be Available by 2015

The World’s First Anti-Malaria Vaccine Could be Available by 2015

Image © Shutterstock Just months after Sanaria researchers created the world's first malaria vaccine, UK drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has made a similar breakthrough in its own large-scale Phase III

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Solar-Powered SOL Dome Lights Up in Response to Atmospheric Carbon Levels in Michigan

Solar-Powered SOL Dome Lights Up in Response to Atmospheric Carbon Levels in Michigan

The incredibly light structure forms an ever-changing landscape which is affected by environmental conditions. The dome is eight meters in diameter, four meters high and weighs less than one hundred

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Typhoon Fitow Tears Through Southeastern China with 93 MPH Winds

Typhoon Fitow Tears Through Southeastern China with 93 MPH Winds

Typhoon Fitow touched down in Fuding, China on Monday after tearing through the eastern provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang and forcing more than 700,000 people to be evacuated. With winds of up to 93mph

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Walmart Launches Line of $10 LED Bulbs

Walmart Launches Line of $10 LED Bulbs

Niloo / Shutterstock.com With energy-saving, bill-reducing LED light bulbs often selling at anywhere from $20-$60, it can be difficult to take the leap and transition from incandescent or CFL. Walmart,

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World’s First Floating Apartment Complex to Begin Construction in 2014!

World’s First Floating Apartment Complex to Begin Construction in 2014!

For centuries, the Dutch have manipulated the landscape to move water away from their dwellings. Instead of battling the elements, Netherlands-based firm Waterstudio just announced plans to construct the

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Biotech Giant Monsanto Announces $1 Billion Acquisition of Climate Corporation

Biotech Giant Monsanto Announces $1 Billion Acquisition of Climate Corporation

Controversial agri-giant Monsanto is dipping its massive hands in a different type of technology. The company, known for its focus on herbicides and genetically modified seeds, recently spent nearly $1

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Richest Man in Africa to Build a 1,000 Bed Hospital in Nigeria

Richest Man in Africa to Build a 1,000 Bed Hospital in Nigeria

Aliko Dangote is not only a cement tycoon, a billionaire, and the the richest man in Africa, he is also a philanthropist who plans to spend some of his money constructing a new 1,000-bed hospital in

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Ocupe Carrinho Transforms an Abandoned Car into a Yellow Submarine for World Car Free Day

Ocupe Carrinho Transforms an Abandoned Car into a Yellow Submarine for World Car Free Day

Ocupe Carrhino, or Occupy the Car, is a movement Carrelli began to address the blight of abandoned cars in the neighborhoods of São Paulo. Owning a car can be very expensive in São Paulo, so people

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Study Discovers Fracking Wastewater Irradiated and Polluted a Pennsylvania River

Study Discovers Fracking Wastewater Irradiated and Polluted a Pennsylvania River

Photo: Adam Gregor / Shutterstock Fracking for shale gas doesn't exactly have the best track record for safety or positive environmental impact. Well, go ahead add another unfortunate environmental

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Tiny Moroccan-Themed AirBnB Home Pops Up in the Heart of Downtown L.A.

Tiny Moroccan-Themed AirBnB Home Pops Up in the Heart of Downtown L.A.

Designed and installed in just three weeks, this AirBnB abode pulls inspiration from the Art District's history and cultural diversity to the heavily-textured and geometric Moroccan style. Flooded with

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Twelve Architects Design Russian Airport With Elegant Arches as a “Sky-Bridge”

Twelve Architects Design Russian Airport With Elegant Arches as a “Sky-Bridge”

The airport's design also makes reference to the River Don, which is the origin of the city. Facilities in the area such as the train station, car park, hotel and office buildings are connected through

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What the US Government Shutdown Means for the Environment

What the US Government Shutdown Means for the Environment

Image © Shutterstock After a prolonged debate over the Congressional budget and the effective date of the new healthcare law, Democrats and Republicans have failed to reach an agreement on

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H&P Architects’ Blooming Bamboo Home in Vietnam Can Withstand Severe Weather

H&P Architects’ Blooming Bamboo Home in Vietnam Can Withstand Severe Weather

In Vietnam, the weather can often be severe and unpredictable—from storms to sweeping floods to landslides and even droughts, preparing for these situations becomes key. But given the lack of resources,

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Artists Resurrect a Drive-in Movie Theater With Old Cars and Salvaged Materials

Artists Resurrect a Drive-in Movie Theater With Old Cars and Salvaged Materials

The Empire Drive-in was originally created to showcase Todd Chandler's film, Flood Tide. The artists wanted a venue that reflected the story's overall themes of creative reuse and finding value along the

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Could Louisiana’s Brain-Eating Amoebas be Linked to Hurricane Katrina?

Could Louisiana’s Brain-Eating Amoebas be Linked to Hurricane Katrina?

Image via Wikimedia Commons After tap water containing the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri claimed the life of a four-year-old boy in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, state epidemiologist Raoult

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Study Finds Renewable Energy is Cheaper than Coal in the US

Study Finds Renewable Energy is Cheaper than Coal in the US

Photo via Shutterstock A new study reveals that wind farms are less costly than new coal-fired plants, and cost about the same, if not less, than new natural gas plants. It sounds pretty extraordinary,

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Largest Typhoon in 30 Years Hits Hong Kong and Mainland China

Largest Typhoon in 30 Years Hits Hong Kong and Mainland China

In the South China Sea, Typhoon Usagi is flooding the Chinese coast and Hong Kong with 45-foot-tall waves and wind gusts of 150 miles per hour -- fast enough to sweep cars off the road. The 109 million

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