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Scientists Developing Wood-Powered Batteries Made From Paper Waste!

Scientists Developing Wood-Powered Batteries Made From Paper Waste!

Researchers from the Poznan University of Technology in Poland and the Linkoping University in Sweden have been whittling away at the possibilities of creating energy from wood waste. The key ingredient

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Knit Knacks: Junk Munkez Turns Scrapped Washing Machine Drums Into Colorful Embroidered Stools

Knit Knacks: Junk Munkez Turns Scrapped Washing Machine Drums Into Colorful Embroidered Stools

Located in the post-war city of Beirut, the designers of Junk Munkez are working hard to turn their city's trash and junkyard scraps into bold furnishings inspired by their Lebanese roots. Their line,

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3D Printed Symphony Shells Amplify iPhone Tunes Naturally

3D Printed Symphony Shells Amplify iPhone Tunes Naturally

Symphony Shells are Simply Amplified’s new concept for a line of 3D-printed iPhone speakers. Free from cables or batteries, Symphony Shells can be ported around with ease and placed just about

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Ruth Allen Morphs Glass Bottles Into Beautiful New Glassware Called Sustainable Stubbies

Ruth Allen Morphs Glass Bottles Into Beautiful New Glassware Called Sustainable Stubbies

Millions of used bottles are discarded every year, but one Melbourne-based designer has found a way to make use of them. Sourcing bottles from local bars, restaurants, cafes and house parties,

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The Bambu Pet Hammock II Provides a Stylish Spot for Your Furry Friend to Relax

The Bambu Pet Hammock II Provides a Stylish Spot for Your Furry Friend to Relax

There is no need to sacrifice your finely planned home décor while trying to integrate your pet into your home. Pet Lounge Studios has created a refined piece of pet furniture that will meld beautifully

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Seed Money: Leafcutter Design’s Plantable Paper Coins Flourish into Flowers!

Seed Money: Leafcutter Design’s Plantable Paper Coins Flourish into Flowers!

Oakland-based Leafcutter Design has created plant-able money that is just as whimsical as Monopoly money but a lot more green. These beautiful paper pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters are embedded with

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Kenyon Yeh’s Cork Pushpin Stools Are Sharp As A Tack

Kenyon Yeh’s Cork Pushpin Stools Are Sharp As A Tack

It's not every day that we would advocate sitting on a thumb tack, but in the case of Kenyon Yeh's adorable pushpin-style cork stools, we'll make an exception. These delightful seating solutions combine

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Chimeras: Cute Modular Toys with Interchangeable Arms, Ears and Legs

Chimeras: Cute Modular Toys with Interchangeable Arms, Ears and Legs

Walrus Toys has created an adorable set of Chimera stuffed animals with interchangeable snap-on arms, legs and ears - and they just launched a kickstarter to help bring the toys to market. The first two

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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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Floating Lights Could Illuminate Your House Without The Need For Wires!

Floating Lights Could Illuminate Your House Without The Need For Wires!

Within three years, according to Back To The Future Pt. II, we should have flying cars and hoverboards. We've got a lot of work to do before that becomes a reality, but designer Chris Rieger has been

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Voltaic’s Spark Tablet Case Charges iPads with the Power of the Sun

Voltaic’s Spark Tablet Case Charges iPads with the Power of the Sun

iPads and other tablets have revolutionized the world of portable computing, but it's a real drag when your device runs out of juice halfway through your novel or while browsing the net. To solve the

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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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