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Green-Roofed CA Academy of Sciences Crowned the World’s Largest Double LEED Platinum Building

Green-Roofed CA Academy of Sciences Crowned the World’s Largest Double LEED Platinum Building

Today the California Academy of Sciences achieved a groundbreaking feat of sustainable design as the U.S. Green Building Council presented it with its second LEED Platinum certification, making it

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5.9 Mineral, Virginia Earthquake Shakes Six Nuclear Power Plants Within 150 Miles

5.9 Mineral, Virginia Earthquake Shakes Six Nuclear Power Plants Within 150 Miles

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake just hit Mineral, VA, sending shockwaves up and down the East Coast of the United States that evacuated the Capital Building, the White House, and the Pentagon in Washington,

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5.9 Earthquake Shakes Eastern U.S. From Virginia to NYC and Beyond

5.9 Earthquake Shakes Eastern U.S. From Virginia to NYC and Beyond

Did you feel that shake? If you're anywhere near the East Coast, chances are you did. Around 1:50 p.m. today, a 5.9 earthquake shook the Eastern U.S. from North Carolina all the way up to Martha's

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Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Concert Hall Made of Paper Opens in L’Aqila, Italy

Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Concert Hall Made of Paper Opens in L’Aqila, Italy

The concert hall, built from steel, glass, cardboard, concrete and clay sacks, seats 230 people inside an oval shaped room, which is set inside another structure. The exterior structure is square in

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NC-office Designs Charming L-Shaped Self-Sustaining Homes For Haiti

NC-office Designs Charming L-Shaped Self-Sustaining Homes For Haiti

The small 8x8 modules consist of four rooms that form an L-shape. This allows the buildings to interlock repeatedly while also allowing for a small private garden. But the real beauty is that they are

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Ex-Container Project Provides Shipping Container Housing for Victims of Japan Earthquake

Ex-Container Project Provides Shipping Container Housing for Victims of Japan Earthquake

A group led by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects -- who designed the Bayside Marina Hotel we featured not long ago -- has formed the Ex-Container Project with the intention of using shipping containers as

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Following Nuclear Plant Shutdown, Japan Initiates Month-Long Power Cuts

Following Nuclear Plant Shutdown, Japan Initiates Month-Long Power Cuts

Photo: DVIDSHUB After shutting down several power plants following an earthquake last week that was upgraded to 9.0 on the Richter scale, Japan's utility has announced plans to initiate a schedule

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Japan Disaster to Seriously Disrupt World’s Electronics Production

Japan Disaster to Seriously Disrupt World’s Electronics Production

Photo © smemon87 Consumer electronics made in Japan are set to become very expensive or even entirely unavailable as manufacturers struggle to cope with the tsunami's aftermath. While most plants have

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Google Aids in Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami by Designing Person Finder Tool

Google Aids in Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami by Designing Person Finder Tool

We're pretty impressed with Google this morning. In the wake of the horrendous earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit Japan earlier today, the search engine could be sitting around working on their

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MASTODON Mobile Skyscraper is a Pop Up Disaster Relief Shelter

MASTODON Mobile Skyscraper is a Pop Up Disaster Relief Shelter

We've seen our share of smart disaster relief shelters before, but none that ever featured a mobile skyscraper - until now. Dubbed the Transient Response System (TRS-1), this innovative design by

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Shipping Container Cities to Shelter 2 Million Haitians From Hurricanes

Shipping Container Cities to Shelter 2 Million Haitians From Hurricanes

Moreta and his team, Green Container International Aid, have been working non-stop to begin construction on their Container Cities. A pilot project has already begun in Jacmel, which lies along the

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Earthquake-Detecting Program Turns Your Laptop into a Seismometer

Earthquake-Detecting Program Turns Your Laptop into a Seismometer

If you've purchased a laptop over the past few years it's very likely to contain a device called an accelerometer -- a sensor that can save your hard drive by registering if you've dropped your precious

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Architects Tell Californians to Brace for the Next Big Earthquake

Architects Tell Californians to Brace for the Next Big Earthquake

The US Geological Survey has said that California has a 99.7% chance of having a magnitude 6.7 earthquake -- or bigger -- in the next three decades. University of California, Berkeley Professor and former

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Chile Earthquake May Have Shifted Earth’s Axis, Shortened Days

Chile Earthquake May Have Shifted Earth’s Axis, Shortened Days

Photo via Inquisitr In addition to causing widespread death and destruction, last week's devastating earthquake in Chile may have shifted the Earth's axis permanently and created shorter days,

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How Good Design and Building Codes Saved Lives During Chile’s Earthquake

How Good Design and Building Codes Saved Lives During Chile’s Earthquake

This past Saturday, the world awoke to yet another horrific natural disaster, an 8.8 magnitude earthquake right off the coast of Chile near Concepcion. It's only been 2 days since the deadly quake and the

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Google Launches Person Finder for Chile Earthquake Victims

Google Launches Person Finder for Chile Earthquake Victims

Looking for friends and relatives who were affected by the recent 8.8 magnitude mega-quake in Chile? Google can help. The Internet search giant launched its Person Finder for the Chile earthquake over the

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Recycle Your Old Cell Phone to Help Quake Victims in Haiti!

Recycle Your Old Cell Phone to Help Quake Victims in Haiti!

Have an old cell phone just sitting in your electronics drawer? Consider putting it to good use and donating it to ReCellular's Phones for Haiti program, a cell phone recycling initiative to provide

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Emergency Shelters and Disaster Relief For The People of Haiti

Emergency Shelters and Disaster Relief For The People of Haiti

Our hearts reach out to the people of Haiti who are trying to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of this week's horrific earthquake. The country still has an incredibly long road ahead of them - first,

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World’s Largest Earthquake-Proof Building Completed in Istanbul

World’s Largest Earthquake-Proof Building Completed in Istanbul

Istanbul's brand new Sabiha Gökçen International Airport airport terminal opened on October 31st of this year and is now the world's largest earthquake-proof building. Named after the world's first

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