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Washit: A Washer That Washes Your Clothes While You Shower!

Washit: A Washer That Washes Your Clothes While You Shower!

Four Turkish university students have developed Washit, a shower unit that collects and filters used water for washing clothes or showering. Ahmet Burak Aktas, Adem Onalan, Salih Berk Ilhan and Burak

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Tegu Magnetic Building Blocks Help Send Honduran Kids To School

Tegu Magnetic Building Blocks Help Send Honduran Kids To School

After seeing children live off less than $1 a day working in a landfill, Tegu founders and brothers Chris and Will Haughey wanted to build a children's toy that would benefit struggling, poverty-stricken

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Victor Castanera Transforms Beach Sand into Gorgeous Sustainable Tableware

Victor Castanera Transforms Beach Sand into Gorgeous Sustainable Tableware

Like building sand castles, Castanera’s process begins with simply pouring water on sand on the beach.  Castanera lets nature dictate the bowl’s shape around the mold as it settles and eventually

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DualWash: Waterless Dishwasher Doubles as a Kitchen Cabinet!

DualWash: Waterless Dishwasher Doubles as a Kitchen Cabinet!

A team of industrial design students at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, has developed an ingenious design for a bipartite, or two-compartment, waterless dishwasher that is

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Earthquake-Proof ‘Wood Luck’ Bed Protects You From Falling Buildings While You Sleep

Earthquake-Proof ‘Wood Luck’ Bed Protects You From Falling Buildings While You Sleep

Many experts suggest that the safest way to ride out an earthquake is to stand in a doorway or hide under a table to protect yourself from falling debris. However a Japanese company, Shinko Industries has

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Drool Over this Stunning Burgundy Barn Renovation by Josephine Interior Design

Drool Over this Stunning Burgundy Barn Renovation by Josephine Interior Design

The renovation was completed by Josephine Interior Design, owned by the energetic and eclectic Josephine Gintzburger. Gintzburger previously worked in the fashion world, and she translated her skills to

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Death Valley is Officially the Hottest Place on Planet Earth!

Death Valley is Officially the Hottest Place on Planet Earth!

This summer saw mercury climb to over 100 degrees in New York City, but even if you thought that was hot, it's nothing compared to the summer of 1913 in Death Valley. According to the World

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Tech Company Intel Predicts Zero-Energy Computing by 2020

Tech Company Intel Predicts Zero-Energy Computing by 2020

Over the years, modern computers and gadgets have required less energy inputs as they have been designed to conserve energy and be more efficient. Now computing firm Intel has announced at the Intel

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Andy Martin’s Undergraduate Shelving is a Playful Solution to Storage Needs

Andy Martin’s Undergraduate Shelving is a Playful Solution to Storage Needs

Modular shelving, with its endless possibilities, gets taken to the next level with Andy Martin’s Undergraduate Shelving. Playing with the familiar shape of stackable building bricks, Martin has created

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Canadian Scientists Use Scotch Tape To Turn Semiconductors into Superconductors

Canadian Scientists Use Scotch Tape To Turn Semiconductors into Superconductors

A team from the University of Toronto has developed a new technique that transforms semiconductors into superconductors using the most simple of products -- Scotch tape. The international team of

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Ad Campaigns for Fruits and Veggies Really Work!

Ad Campaigns for Fruits and Veggies Really Work!

In a world inundated with advertisements peddling junk food and miracle diets, studies are showing that ads can have a direct affect on fruit and vegetable consumption, as well. Consumers who regularly

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Nitsan Debbi Cooks Up a Batch of Gadgets Made From Bread

Nitsan Debbi Cooks Up a Batch of Gadgets Made From Bread

We've featured furniture made from baked goods before, but now Israeli designer Nitsan Debbi has cooked up a batch of working electronic products made of bread! Debbi removed the original exterior cases

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The Solar Kanz Field Power Desk Lets You Work Off-Grid Anywhere!

The Solar Kanz Field Power Desk Lets You Work Off-Grid Anywhere!

Escape the office and break free from the grid with the Kanz Field Power Desk - a compact, mobile, free-standing solar-powered desk that lets you work anywhere you like! The unit comes complete with

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DuffyLondon’s Awesome Swing Table Suspends Guests From Swaying Seats

DuffyLondon’s Awesome Swing Table Suspends Guests From Swaying Seats

DuffyLondon’s sweet Swing Table turns even the most boring board meeting or an everyday meal into a fun affair - guests can swing and sway while starting their first course or discussing the latest hot

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Harvard Team Creates Extremely Stretchy Gel To Replace Damaged Cartilage In Joints

Harvard Team Creates Extremely Stretchy Gel To Replace Damaged Cartilage In Joints

A team from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have managed to create an extremely tough gel that is capable of being stretched to 21 times its length. It is hoped that the gel,

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Hulger Introduces the Baby Plumen, a Tiny CFL Bulb That’s Big on Style

Hulger Introduces the Baby Plumen, a Tiny CFL Bulb That’s Big on Style

For fans of the original Plumen, Hulger has introduced Baby Plumen, a bite-size version of the award-winning bulb design. Created following the design of the original Plumen 001 bulb, the Baby Plumen

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Geometric Tumbleweed Trellis Lets Indoor Plants Climb Up the Walls and Along the Ceiling

Geometric Tumbleweed Trellis Lets Indoor Plants Climb Up the Walls and Along the Ceiling

Created by Parisian architect Jean-Jaques Hubert, Tumbleweed is a part of the "Cultivated Furniture" collection from Compagnie.  With the aim of bringing more greenery indoors, Hubert designed the

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Elodie Elsenberger’s Land(e)scape Desk Swaps Screws and Glue For Cable

Elodie Elsenberger’s Land(e)scape Desk Swaps Screws and Glue For Cable

Design student Elodie Elsenberger's Land(e)scape Desk shuns screws and glue in favor of a single length of electrical cord to create a versatile work space. The desk is Elodie's second-year thesis

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Benefits of Organic Food Go Beyond Vitamins and Minerals

Benefits of Organic Food Go Beyond Vitamins and Minerals

It makes sense to this writer that organic food is a healthier option than convention produce, which is grown with synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Take away those harmful chemicals, and organic

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LAST CHANCE To Enter The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Contest & Win $10,000 – JUST 2 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER!

LAST CHANCE To Enter The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Contest & Win $10,000 – JUST 2 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER!

LAST CALL FOR LAPTOP BAG DESIGNS! Don't miss out on your chance to WIN $10,000 in the The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Contest! Have you entered your idea for a new laptop bag in the HP Ultrabook Bag

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10 Eco-Friendly Back to School Essentials

10 Eco-Friendly Back to School Essentials

Naked Binder Each year, some 60 million binders that are made of PVC -- one of the most environmentally destructive materials out there -- are sold in the US. They release toxic chemicals and they never

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LEGO Adds Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye To Its Architecture Landmark Series!

LEGO Adds Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye To Its Architecture Landmark Series!

Le Corbusier's iconic Villa Savoye has just been added to LEGO's famed Architecture Landmark Series! The structure, which lies on the outskirts of Paris, France, is a quintessential example of the

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DVELAS Recycles Old Ship Sails into Unique Outdoor Furniture

DVELAS Recycles Old Ship Sails into Unique Outdoor Furniture

Once a ship's sail reaches the end of its life, its last port of call is typically the local landfill. Spotted over at Design Milk, Spanish company DVELAS has come to the rescue of these icons of

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6th Graders Invent Smart Milk Pitcher that Detects Spoilage

6th Graders Invent Smart Milk Pitcher that Detects Spoilage

Across the globe, nearly 40% of all food produced is lost to waste and spoilage.  Now, thanks to a group of ingenious elementary school students, at least one item in the fridge can let us know when it's

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Modern Fresh Fish Pack Encourages Consumers To Choose More Sustainable Fish

Modern Fresh Fish Pack Encourages Consumers To Choose More Sustainable Fish

London-based designer Postler Ferguson has come up with an innovative and modern package to help ease the transport of fresh fish from the counter at your supermarket to your kitchen. Ferguson proposes

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LAST CHANCE: Enter to Win a Voltaic Laptop-Charging Solar Backpack Filled With Green School Supplies (Worth $500)!

LAST CHANCE: Enter to Win a Voltaic Laptop-Charging Solar Backpack Filled With Green School Supplies (Worth $500)!

Heads up students! September is just one week away and school bells are already ringing in the distance - which means it's high time to start gearing up for the coming academic year. If you've yet to

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Bambu’s Renewable Ideas Fuse Design and Social Responsibility

Bambu’s Renewable Ideas Fuse Design and Social Responsibility

Bambu is one of the leading green companies in the homewares and gift segment. The China-based company received Green America’s Gold Seal of Approval for its efforts to preserve the environment, promote

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Harvard Team Develops an Ultrathin, Flat Lens That Is Only 60 Nanometers Thick

Harvard Team Develops an Ultrathin, Flat Lens That Is Only 60 Nanometers Thick

A team of applied physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has managed to create an ultrathin, flat lens that is only a mere 60 nanometers thick. Despite being so thin,

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Woolly Pocket Debuts New Recycled Plastic Wall Planter at Independent Garden Center Show

Woolly Pocket Debuts New Recycled Plastic Wall Planter at Independent Garden Center Show

If you love the look of Woolly Pocket planters but aren't sure how a fabric planter would work in your living room, have no fear - Woolly Pocket just debuted a new wall planter made from recycled plastic

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Ultra-Slim, Flexible Willow Glass Could Revolutionize Electronics

Ultra-Slim, Flexible Willow Glass Could Revolutionize Electronics

New York-based company Corning Incorporated -- a company known for its vision of a world made almost entirely of glass -- has announced the launch of its latest product: Willow Glass, an ultra-slim

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