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Researchers Find Potential UV Exposure Risk from Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Researchers Find Potential UV Exposure Risk from Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

CFL bulb photo from Shutterstock A study by the State University of New York at Stony Brook revealed that manufacturing flaws in some compact fluorescent bulbs can lead to potential UV exposure.

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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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Voltaic’s New Super-Charged Solar Array Backpack Juices Up Devices On The Go!

Voltaic’s New Super-Charged Solar Array Backpack Juices Up Devices On The Go!

It's almost time to head back to school, and what better way to keep all your gadgets together and fully juiced than by carrying a multi-purpose charger on your back? The new Array Solar Backpack from

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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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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Panasonic’s Katsumi Tomita About Greening the Electronics Industry

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Panasonic’s Katsumi Tomita About Greening the Electronics Industry

Inhabitat: Can you tell us a little bit about your role at Panasonic? Tomita: My title is Manager of the Communication Team in Corporate Environmental Affairs Division, Environmental Planning Group. My

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Philip Houiellebecq’s Auxano is a Hydroponic Indoor Herb and Vegetable Grower For City Dwellers

Philip Houiellebecq’s Auxano is a Hydroponic Indoor Herb and Vegetable Grower For City Dwellers

Growing plants takes time and dedication. It requires balanced watering, enough sunlight and nutrients, not to mention space capacity. Auxano Vegetable and Herb Grower is compact, requires no soil or

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HOW TO: Make Your Own LED Etch-A-Sketch (Some Technical Know-How Required!)

HOW TO: Make Your Own LED Etch-A-Sketch (Some Technical Know-How Required!)

Everyone loves an Etch-A-Sketch, but a materials scientist/electrical engineer has gone one further and created a LED version of the popular toy. He has provided full instructions, which can teach anyone

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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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World Centric Launches World’s First Compostable Toothbrush!

World Centric Launches World’s First Compostable Toothbrush!

Traveling green isn’t always the easiest thing to do, but Canadian company World Centric has just made it a little simpler by launching the world's first compostable toothbrush. Instead of

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24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

CEILING LAMPS From simple fitted ceiling fixtures to elaborate chandeliers, ceiling lamps offer a great way to efficiently illuminate an entire room while adding drama and visual flare. They also offer a

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Japan Builds First Swimming Robot To Create ‘Swumanoid’ Robo-Lifeguards

Japan Builds First Swimming Robot To Create ‘Swumanoid’ Robo-Lifeguards

The Tokyo University of Technology have created the Swumanoid, a human-like swimming robot that they believe could one day be used to patrol beaches and save swimmers in distress (think of it as part

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Amazing LEGO London Olympic Stadium Made From 100,000 Bricks Wows Crowds

Amazing LEGO London Olympic Stadium Made From 100,000 Bricks Wows Crowds

The model took four people two months to complete. It sits in the Westfield shopping mall near the official London Olympics store and draws crowds that are sometimes four people deep. The minifigures used

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Gergo Kassai’s Ultra-Thin OLED Motion Lamp Bends To Your Will

Gergo Kassai’s Ultra-Thin OLED Motion Lamp Bends To Your Will

Designed by Gergő Kassai, the Motion Lamp is a low-energy, lightweight OLED lamp that can be customized to suit your needs at any given moment. Thanks to its flexible light source, it can be twisted and

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Beyond Meat: Meatless Chicken So Real It’s Shocking

Beyond Meat: Meatless Chicken So Real It’s Shocking

Imagine the future: flying cars, tele-transportation and meatless chicken so good that you can’t tell the difference. Well, part of that future is here today. Beyond Meat, a developer of plant protein

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Designer Robert DuGrenier Makes Hand-Blown Glass Shells for Hermit Crabs

Designer Robert DuGrenier Makes Hand-Blown Glass Shells for Hermit Crabs

Glass blower Robert DuGrenier has been blowing glass for over 30 years, but for the last 15 he has been creating hand-blown glass terrarium sculptures to house living art compositions for about 50 hermit

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The Solar-Powered Seiko Astron Watch Even Boasts a Mini GPS Receiver

The Solar-Powered Seiko Astron Watch Even Boasts a Mini GPS Receiver

The solar-powered Seiko Astron watch has so many built-in gadgets that it would make even James Bond jealous! It has been dubbed the most “intelligent watch ever built” as it features a

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Sman Cruisers’ Classic Wooden Bikes Take to the Streets With Sustainable Style

Sman Cruisers’ Classic Wooden Bikes Take to the Streets With Sustainable Style

With summer in full swing and temperatures soaring across the states, why not stay cool and reduce carbon emissions at the same time by taking to the streets on a wooden bicycle by Sman Cruisers? The

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Barbie’s First Dream House Was a Tiny Studio Apartment Made from Cardboard

Barbie’s First Dream House Was a Tiny Studio Apartment Made from Cardboard

Before Barbie went platinum blonde and traded up for a mega-mansion made from pink plastic, she was just like many of us city dwellers living it up in a modest apartment with minimal furnishings. Spotted

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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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UK Military Develops Paint That Absorbs Fallout From Chemical Attacks

UK Military Develops Paint That Absorbs Fallout From Chemical Attacks

In what has to be one of the strangest collaborations ever, military scientists from the UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) have been working with global paint and coating company

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Nendo’s Cute Plant-Shaped AirLeaf Mini Purifies the Air and Removes CO2

Nendo’s Cute Plant-Shaped AirLeaf Mini Purifies the Air and Removes CO2

Though we all love fresh air, it's sometimes hard to find time to stop and breathe while running the daily rat race - and being confined to closed concrete office spaces doesn't help! Nendo has designed a

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Hungarian Student Designs a More Efficient and Greener Egg Carton

Hungarian Student Designs a More Efficient and Greener Egg Carton

What's even more amazing is that Erdélyi has improved upon a design that, in the mind of this writer at least, was near perfect. Her design sees an egg carton made from a single piece of cardboard, that

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Jenga-Like Bamboo PixelTable Can be Pushed or Pulled to Create Storage Space

Jenga-Like Bamboo PixelTable Can be Pushed or Pulled to Create Storage Space

Need more shelf space? A cupboard? A table? The Jenga-like PixelTable from Studio Intussen can be transformed into a variety of furnishings to suit your needs. The 45 x 45 x 45 cm cube is

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Studio Swine’s Sea Chair is Made From Recycled Plastic Ocean Waste

Studio Swine’s Sea Chair is Made From Recycled Plastic Ocean Waste

Our oceans are filled with plastic waste that will never fully decompose - the pieces just get smaller and smaller, and therefore more difficult to collect. Seeking to address this pervasive problem,

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RCA Grads Create Recycled Polyfloss Plastic Using a Cotton Candy Spinner

RCA Grads Create Recycled Polyfloss Plastic Using a Cotton Candy Spinner

The Polyfloss Factory is a project which aims to to reduce waste on a personal level while creating unique homemade objects out of recycled plastics. The process of recycling plastics is complicated and

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Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun Solar Lamp Provides 5 Hours of Continuous Light

Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun Solar Lamp Provides 5 Hours of Continuous Light

While the Tate Modern may be a far cry from the Little Sun lamps eventual destination, it is in some respects a natural location for Olafur Eliasson to launch and promote the innovative endeavor. In 2003,

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Starbucks’ New Hot Cup EarthSleeve Could Save 100,000 Trees

Starbucks’ New Hot Cup EarthSleeve Could Save 100,000 Trees

Starbucks accounts for almost 50% of the US coffee market, and they are responsible for a huge amount of disposable packaging—but with the launch of their EarthSleeve, the corporate giant hopes to

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Dave Hakkens’ Wind Oil Machine Produces Oil From Nuts and Seeds With Every Passing Breeze

Dave Hakkens’ Wind Oil Machine Produces Oil From Nuts and Seeds With Every Passing Breeze

The Netherlands is the perfect place to harvest wind power due to its flat landscape and strong breezes. To take advantage of this resource, Dutch Design Academy of Eindhoven student Dave Hakkens created

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Amplisonic’s Revved Up Gas Can Amps Take Garage Rock to the Max

Amplisonic’s Revved Up Gas Can Amps Take Garage Rock to the Max

The Finnish-based company Amplisonic Ltd takes the idea of “garage rock” one step further with its guitar amplifiers made from recycled gas cans. The V8 T.A.N.K models offer over eight hours

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Diefabrik’s TOMBOX+ Is a Recycled Vintage Amp Turned Into a Beautiful New Speaker

Diefabrik’s TOMBOX+ Is a Recycled Vintage Amp Turned Into a Beautiful New Speaker

Diefabrik's Tombox+ plays homage to the loudspeakers of the industrial heyday, when music equipment was built to last. Companies such as Braun, Grundig, Saba and RFT spent good money to make their

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