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The Discovery Factory is an Experimental Space in an Old Philips Factory Where Kids Can Learn About Sustainability

The Discovery Factory is an Experimental Space in an Old Philips Factory Where Kids Can Learn About Sustainability

Located in a space overlooking wide grassy areas that used to belong to  Philips, The Discovery Factory is the perfect space for playing and learning. With no need to book in advance, children can pop

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LiftPort Group Launches Kickstarter to Build a Space Elevator on the Moon

LiftPort Group Launches Kickstarter to Build a Space Elevator on the Moon

At Inhabitat we've seen several stories about planned space elevators, but this is the first time we've heard about one that could actually come to fruition using the technology we have available today.

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Aurea Golden Grass Furniture and Decor Will Add a Sustainable Shimmer to Any Space

Aurea Golden Grass Furniture and Decor Will Add a Sustainable Shimmer to Any Space

Cristiane Kimura started Aurea to not only showcase the natural beauty of golden grass and Brazil, but also to promote traditional techniques and to create economic opportunities for artisans. Run as a

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Temporary Wooden Pavilion is a Day-Lit Meeting and Event Space at World Design Capital Helsinki

Temporary Wooden Pavilion is a Day-Lit Meeting and Event Space at World Design Capital Helsinki

The wooden pavilion is a multifunctional gathering place, serving as a compliment to the city’s existing cultural attractions. The program of events is very rich, ranging from yoga lessons on Thursday

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BLOOM Encourages Crowds to Come Together and Make Intricate Art In Public Spaces

BLOOM Encourages Crowds to Come Together and Make Intricate Art In Public Spaces

When is a toy more than a toy? When it helps bring a community together through the joyful process of making low-impact art that beautifies a public space, of course. BLOOM, an urban toy made from

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Flexible Robot Meshworm Can Inch its Way Into the Tightest Spaces

Flexible Robot Meshworm Can Inch its Way Into the Tightest Spaces

Taking inspiration from the creepy crawly movements of the earthworm, scientists at MIT have developed a high-tech robot that can squeeze its way into virtually any space. Called the Meshworm, the wire

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NASA’s New Z-1 Spacesuit Cools Astronauts Using the Same Principle as Sweating

NASA’s New Z-1 Spacesuit Cools Astronauts Using the Same Principle as Sweating

NASA has developed a brand-new spacesuit to replace their current version, which has been in use since 1992. The Z-1 spacesuit is currently a prototype, but it is hoped that it will play a key role in the

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Elaine Tong’s Air-Purifying Filtration Blocks Detoxify Indoor Spaces with Plants

Elaine Tong’s Air-Purifying Filtration Blocks Detoxify Indoor Spaces with Plants

The structure is based on Weaire Phelan geometry (3-dimesional structure of equal-sized bubbles). The modules lock together and form flexible compositions. Each module contains plants with roots that are

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6 Fantastic Furnishings That are Perfect for Small Dorm Room Spaces

6 Fantastic Furnishings That are Perfect for Small Dorm Room Spaces

Cardboard Paperpedic Bed from Karton If you plan on purchasing a bed for your new space, you might as well get one that multi-tasks as storage for all your sweat pants and late-night snacks (we

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Andersonville Parklet is Chicago’s First Permanent Parking Space Urban Oasis

Andersonville Parklet is Chicago’s First Permanent Parking Space Urban Oasis

Andersonville Parklet is Chicago's first parking space park, or "people space" as they're calling it, and hopefully the first of many. The urban oasis took over two parking spaces at Clark and Farragut

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DEDODESIGN’s New Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires Maximizes Public Space

DEDODESIGN’s New Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires Maximizes Public Space

When designing a new Contemporary Art Museum for Buenos Aires' Puerto Madero district, Shanghai-based architecture firm DEDODESIGN chose to depart from the classical architecture commonly found in the

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NASA Testing Space-Based 3D Printers to Create Tools on Trips to Mars

NASA Testing Space-Based 3D Printers to Create Tools on Trips to Mars

When something breaks in space, ordering a replacement part can be an astronomical inconvenience.  Yet, what if astronauts could simply produce the components they needed on demand? NASA is

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Almost One-Third Of British Front Gardens Are Now Parking Spaces

Almost One-Third Of British Front Gardens Are Now Parking Spaces

British Street Scene Photos from Shutterstock A report published by the RAC Foundation (an independent motoring organization) states that almost a third of the front gardens at 20.8 million UK homes

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Vintage Trolleybuses Creatively Converted Into Colorful Community Art Spaces

Vintage Trolleybuses Creatively Converted Into Colorful Community Art Spaces

On the Plaza Luis Cabrera in Mexico City, two 1960’s Mitsubishi trolleybuses have been permanently parked for public use as part of a larger arts initiative in the Roma, Condesa and Hipodromo

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Virgin Galactic Space Tourism Flights To Start Next Year — But What’s The Environmental Cost?

Virgin Galactic Space Tourism Flights To Start Next Year — But What’s The Environmental Cost?

There has been a lot of debate about the merits of space tourism over the last few years. Some see it as a luxury for the super-rich, others an opportunity to go where only a lucky few have gone before --

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SABAOARCH’s CLOUD Treehouse in Japan is a Relaxing Space Perched High in the Treetops

SABAOARCH’s CLOUD Treehouse in Japan is a Relaxing Space Perched High in the Treetops

Each of the oval “rooms” in the treehouse are connected, but designed for separate activities -- one for standing, one for sitting down, and one for sleeping al fresco. Each area is intersected by a

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Win A Space-Age Skirt by Shadowplay NYC, Inspired by Hubble Photography (Worth $138!)

Win A Space-Age Skirt by Shadowplay NYC, Inspired by Hubble Photography (Worth $138!)

If you've been looking for a way to display your love for astronomy, we've got a giveaway that will rock your world.  Shadowplay NYC is an independent label run by astronomy-obsessed Ximena Chouza and

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MVRDV Transforms Dijon Factory Into Innovative Flexible Workspace

MVRDV Transforms Dijon Factory Into Innovative Flexible Workspace

The existing building that housed a dijon factory for five short years was too wide to accommodate 600 work spaces, but with only €4 million to work with, it wasn't possible for MVRDV to make major

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Mauricio Silva Arquitectos’ Multiproposal Gallery Provides Public Space in the Rainy City of Valdivia

Mauricio Silva Arquitectos’ Multiproposal Gallery Provides Public Space in the Rainy City of Valdivia

With its Multiproposal gallery, Mauricio Silva Arquitectos tackled the question of how to create an inviting public space in Valdivia, a small city in southern Chile where it rains all the time. The

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Seung Han Lee’s Magazine Rack Chair Saves Space in Small Apartments

Seung Han Lee’s Magazine Rack Chair Saves Space in Small Apartments

Designer Seung Han Lee has developed a clever multifunctional chair that does double duty as a storage rack for magazines. Dubbed the Magazine Rack Chair, the space-saving design features a series of

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Stefan Eberstadt’s Rucksak House Provides Instant Space & Light For a Cramped Apartment

Stefan Eberstadt’s Rucksak House Provides Instant Space & Light For a Cramped Apartment

Rucksack House is perched on the edge of both sculpture and architecture as well as on the side of a building. Eberstadt's add-on room is constructed of a welded steel cage with a light birch veneered

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Eustáquio Martínez’s Spanish Bus Station Looks Like a Levitating Alien Spaceship!

Eustáquio Martínez’s Spanish Bus Station Looks Like a Levitating Alien Spaceship!

Intercambiador Padre Anchieta (Interchange Station Padre Anchieta) in Santa Cruz, Tenerife designed by Spanish Architect Eustáquio Martínez, features a great combination of contrasting textures and

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San Francisco’s Parklets Transform Parking Spaces Into Urban Oases

San Francisco’s Parklets Transform Parking Spaces Into Urban Oases

Local design studio Rebar was instrumental in developing the concept of using public parking spaces to create a more engaging use for the public – even temporarily. Rebar’s original project started in

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Twilight Epiphany Skyspace by James Turrell Suspends Time and Space With LEDs in Houston

Twilight Epiphany Skyspace by James Turrell Suspends Time and Space With LEDs in Houston

Turrell worked with Thomas Phifer and Partners as well as Linbeck contractors to realize the project's construction, which consists of grass, concrete, stone and composite steel. The rooftop LED light

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Jason Sweeney’s Stereopublic Project Crowdsources Quiet Spaces in Busy Cities

Jason Sweeney’s Stereopublic Project Crowdsources Quiet Spaces in Busy Cities

Cities have always been bustling environments, and with more and more of us living in them it can be difficult to find a quite place to relax or contemplate. Sound Artist Jason Sweeney's winning proposal

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OH.NO.SUMO Is Turning Public Spaces Into Fun Pop-up Cinemas!

OH.NO.SUMO Is Turning Public Spaces Into Fun Pop-up Cinemas!

The structure consists of a humble timber frame covered in waterproof fabric that makes it a neat and cozy space for visitors. Cushions are scattered inside the space, and above the entrance they've built

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Astronauts to Hold Zero-G Olympics Aboard the International Space Station!

Astronauts to Hold Zero-G Olympics Aboard the International Space Station!

The 2012 London Olympics is just around the corner, and for the host city the event has cost millions of pounds and taken years of planning — but one team of astronauts think they can create their own

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Spaceships With Solar-Powered Lasers Could Deflect World-Ending Asteroids

Spaceships With Solar-Powered Lasers Could Deflect World-Ending Asteroids

Solar technology has taken off and literally shot into orbit over the last few years with satellites and the USAF's top-secret shuttle being powered by photovoltaic panels. Now a team from Scotland's

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New Pee-Powered Plasma Thruster Could Allow Astronauts to Travel Farther Into Deep Space

New Pee-Powered Plasma Thruster Could Allow Astronauts to Travel Farther Into Deep Space

A new type of plasma thruster, currently in development at the Australian National University, could be a game-changer for deep space missions. Researchers at ANU believe that the new plasma thruster

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Egyptian Teenager Creates Next-Generation Quantum Space Propulsion System

Egyptian Teenager Creates Next-Generation Quantum Space Propulsion System

An Egyptain teenager has patented a next-generation propulsion system that could send spacecraft to other solar systems—without using a single drop of fuel. While it is not quite warp-drive technology,

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