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Study Finds Wind Farm “Sickness” is Largely a Propaganda-Induced Ailment in Australia

Study Finds Wind Farm “Sickness” is Largely a Propaganda-Induced Ailment in Australia

Claims of illnesses related to the presence of wind farms have spread throughout Australia lately like a bad high school rumor. While many believe they are experiencing a real sickness, a report by Simon

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Striking Energy-Efficient Balmain House Overlooks Sydney Harbor in Australia

Striking Energy-Efficient Balmain House Overlooks Sydney Harbor in Australia

Fox Johnston had a tiny lot to work with, though it wouldn't appear that way thanks to a deliberate effort to create the illusion of space. In part this is achieved by creating constant communication

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Scientists Bring Extinct Mouth-Brooding Frog Back to Life After 30 Years

Scientists Bring Extinct Mouth-Brooding Frog Back to Life After 30 Years

Most of us probably thought the first species that would be brought back from extinction would be large, scaly, and wreak havoc on a theme park. While not nearly as intimidating, scientists have revived

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University of Michigan Announces 4-Wheeled Sun-Powered Car for the 2013 World Solar Challenge!

University of Michigan Announces 4-Wheeled Sun-Powered Car for the 2013 World Solar Challenge!

The University of Michigan just announced that its 2013 World Solar Challenge vehicle will look more like a regular car than any of its past cars. Called “Generation,” the new vehicle will buck the

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Reflective Predator-Like Armor Clads the Cairns Botanical Gardens Visitor Center in Australia

Reflective Predator-Like Armor Clads the Cairns Botanical Gardens Visitor Center in Australia

The visitor center is clad in a series of flat panels that are each placed at different angles, warping the reflecting landscape in interesting ways. Likewise the building itself bends to accommodate

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Tony Hobba Architects’ Third Wave Kiosk in Australia is Made from Recycled Sheet Piling

Tony Hobba Architects’ Third Wave Kiosk in Australia is Made from Recycled Sheet Piling

The sheet piles that form the exterior wall of the new Third Wave Kiosk were used along the Murray River during the devastating 2010-2011 Victorian floods. Now, in their new life, they serve an entirely

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The Ridge Road Residence Fuses Energy Efficiency and Contemporary Design in Australia

The Ridge Road Residence Fuses Energy Efficiency and Contemporary Design in Australia

As the architects put it, the design of the Ridge Road Residence was inspired to provide “a sense of sanctuary, enclosure and comfort.” The home is designed on a series of levels that cascade down the

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Melbourne’s Sealight Pavilion is Designed for Contemplating the Elements

Melbourne’s Sealight Pavilion is Designed for Contemplating the Elements

The Sealight Pavilion was constructed as a joint effort over 14 weeks in 2011. It consists of two volumes: a tower and a cantilever, made entirely from locally-sourced, reclaimed cypress wood via

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Australia’s Landscape Soaked Up One Third of Carbon Emitted by Fossil Fuels Over Past Two Decades

Australia’s Landscape Soaked Up One Third of Carbon Emitted by Fossil Fuels Over Past Two Decades

Vinz89 / Shutterstock A new CSIRO study released last week reveals that the Australian landscape soaked up one third of the country's fossil-fueled carbon emissions over the last two decades. It also

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Carly Fischer Carefully Recreates Everyday Trash From Paper

Carly Fischer Carefully Recreates Everyday Trash From Paper

In Fischer's work, mass-produced candy bar wrappers, aluminum cans, and cigarette packs are copied in paper, lending a hand-crafted perfection to what is normally churned out by a machine. Each model is

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Parallax Landscape Re-Imagines a Low-Carbon Future for a Coal-Dominated Australian City

Parallax Landscape Re-Imagines a Low-Carbon Future for a Coal-Dominated Australian City

Parallax Landscape is a design collaborative consisting of Yu Ding, designer at Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates in New York; Kees Lokman, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Washington

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Report Finds Renewable Energy is Cheaper Than Gas and Coal in Australia

Report Finds Renewable Energy is Cheaper Than Gas and Coal in Australia

In the wake of soaring temperatures that made it impossible for some residents in the Australian outback to pump gas, good news is finally coming to the energy market Down Under. A report by Bloomberg New

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Scientists Develop 3D-Printed Titanium Tags to Track Big Fish

Scientists Develop 3D-Printed Titanium Tags to Track Big Fish

Ocean scientists are making good use of the latest in 3D printing technology, as researchers in Australia are using 3D printers to produce more effective tags that can be used to track large fish.

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Melbourne’s Bentleigh Secondary College Scores Straight A’s for Sustainable Education

Melbourne’s Bentleigh Secondary College Scores Straight A’s for Sustainable Education

Located in South East Melbourne, Bentleigh Secondary College is leading by example in the fields of sustainability and education. Suters Architects designed the school's facilities with green building

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Carter Williamson’s Flat-Packed Emergency Shelter Debuts in Martin Place in Sydney

Carter Williamson’s Flat-Packed Emergency Shelter Debuts in Martin Place in Sydney

Carter Williamson's Emergency Shelter--also known as "Grid"--is based on a system of a standard 2.4-meter material lengths and truck-load capacity. These standard lengths allow it to be flat-packed and

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HASSELL to Transform Shipping Containers and Pallets into an Urban Coffee Farm in Melbourne

HASSELL to Transform Shipping Containers and Pallets into an Urban Coffee Farm in Melbourne

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is coming to Australia in the first week of March and the Young Designers at HASSELL have created the Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar as a centerpiece for this year’s

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Heller Street Park & Residences: Award-Winning Sustainable Housing by Six Degrees Architects in Melbourne

Heller Street Park & Residences: Award-Winning Sustainable Housing by Six Degrees Architects in Melbourne

Heller Street Park and Residences, by Six Degrees Architects, consists of a public park and ten townhouses in inner suburban Melbourne. It is built on what was originally a clay pit, then a rubbish dump

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The Cultured Landscape Sets Out a Strategy for Sustainable Transformation of an Australian Brownfield

The Cultured Landscape Sets Out a Strategy for Sustainable Transformation of an Australian Brownfield

Rather than simply let the Latrobe Valley revert to a supposed “natural” state, NAAU proposes a new urban design that retains and adaptively reuses “the significant industrial infrastructure as a

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The Australian Outback is So Hot that Drivers Are Unable to Pump Gas

The Australian Outback is So Hot that Drivers Are Unable to Pump Gas

Photo via Shutterstock Right now, it is summer in Australia and things are hot. How hot are they? They are so scorching that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology had to add new colors to its maps to

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Open Exchange Combines Social Interaction with Learning Technology for a Library of the Future

Open Exchange Combines Social Interaction with Learning Technology for a Library of the Future

The focal point that differs from present day libraries is the building’s unique covered outdoor lobby. Named “The Feed,” visitors are greeted with strips of LED signs that constantly spew data

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Under the Moonlight is a Gorgeous Archetypal Home Built With Glass, Stone and Wood in Australia

Under the Moonlight is a Gorgeous Archetypal Home Built With Glass, Stone and Wood in Australia

Especially concerned to have the smallest environmental impact possible, the design team ensured that most of the site's existing vegetation was left untouched. The double story home has a gorgeous stone

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Florentijn Hofman’s Five-Story-Tall Rubber Duck Floats Its Way Into Sydney

Florentijn Hofman’s Five-Story-Tall Rubber Duck Floats Its Way Into Sydney

For this year's Sydney Festival, visitors will be treated to Florentijn Hofman's latest light-hearted installation, the Rubber Duck. Featuring over 750 artists from 17 countries, the Festival needed

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Catastrophic Fires and Record Heat Engulf Five of Six Australian States

Catastrophic Fires and Record Heat Engulf Five of Six Australian States

Bush fires are raging through five out of six Australian states due to record heat and dry conditions. Over the weekend, flames flattened whole townships in the island state of Tasmania, where locals told

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Modscape’s Point Leo Prefab is a Bold & Sustainable Seaside Home In Australia

Modscape’s Point Leo Prefab is a Bold & Sustainable Seaside Home In Australia

Modscape's Point Leo Prefab is a 5 bedroom home with 220 sq m (2,368 sq ft) of space. Entertaining and public spaces are located on the ground floor and private rooms are on the upper level. A large open

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Proposed Light Rail System by HASSELL to Change Transit in Sydney

Proposed Light Rail System by HASSELL to Change Transit in Sydney

As cities all over the world begin to reinvent their sustainable means of transportation, Sydney, Australia is getting on the bandwagon with the help of HASSELL, Arup and Aurecon. The New South Wales

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Melbourne’s New Knox Innovation Opportunity & Sustainability Centre is Dedicated to Eco Education

Melbourne’s New Knox Innovation Opportunity & Sustainability Centre is Dedicated to Eco Education

Completed in April of 2012, the KIOSC combines both sustainable practice in building design along with secondary and TAFE (Technical and Further Education) curriculum. Students in grades 7-10 from

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Wave-Powered Robot Completes Record-Setting 9,000-Mile Journey Across the Ocean

Wave-Powered Robot Completes Record-Setting 9,000-Mile Journey Across the Ocean

Liquid Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup behind the surfboard-sized robots known as Wave Gliders, announced today that the Papa Mau robot completed a record-breaking 9,000 mile trip across the Pacific

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Gorgeous Seaview House Rises From the Dunescape of Old Barwon Heads in Australia

Gorgeous Seaview House Rises From the Dunescape of Old Barwon Heads in Australia

Each pavilion is strategically placed to either enhance views, promote social interaction with passersby on the street, or to maximize cross ventilation and solar orientation. The street-front northeast

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Ballroom: A Giant Willow Nest in Melbourne With Tall Ceilings and Celestial Windows

Ballroom: A Giant Willow Nest in Melbourne With Tall Ceilings and Celestial Windows

For the Ballroom installation commissioned by the Federation Square Creative Program to promote public art at the 3.2 hectare mixed-use space near Melbourne's busiest railway station, Dougherty turned to

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Southern Hemisphere’s First Tidal Energy Facility to be Constructed in Darwin, Australia

Southern Hemisphere’s First Tidal Energy Facility to be Constructed in Darwin, Australia

The first tidal energy facility in the Southern Hemisphere could be located down under. Australia's Charles Darwin University signed a memorandum of understanding with Tenax Energy in the first step

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