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8 incredible parks created from landfills

8 incredible parks created from landfills

1. Mt. Trashmore, Virginia Beach Talk about turning trash into treasure - the satirically dubbed Mount Trashmore went from being an abandoned landfill to becoming the Virginia's most visited park. Tony

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This building in Venice is covered in 1,000 used car tires

This building in Venice is covered in 1,000 used car tires

The exterior of Israel's pavilion at this year's Venice Art Biennale is covered 1,000 used car tires. Artist Tsibi Geva had the tires imported from Israel and tied together to create a protective skin,

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Israel installs the largest solar field of any parliament in the world

Israel installs the largest solar field of any parliament in the world

Geographically small Israel is making a big statement about the importance of solar energy in the sun-blessed Middle Eastern nation. On Sunday, legislators and environmentalists gathered at the Knesset,

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Tel Aviv’s notorious ‘Garbage Mountain’ transforms into world’s largest recycling park

Tel Aviv’s notorious ‘Garbage Mountain’ transforms into world’s largest recycling park

2. Hiriya Park, Tel-Aviv, Isreal Hiriya's horrifying mountain of garbage hit its limit in 1998 after reaching 25 million TONS of waste. After that the facility was finally shut down and an

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Econtainer Recycled Shipping Container Bridge to Provide Gateway to Tel-Aviv’s Ariel Sharon National Park

Econtainer Recycled Shipping Container Bridge to Provide Gateway to Tel-Aviv’s Ariel Sharon National Park

The architects were inspired by the Ariel Sharon National Park itself, which is turning an old urban rubbish dump into a flourishing green space. The reuse of shipping containers makes perfect sense, as

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Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity around the clock

Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity around the clock

Israeli alternative energy company Brenmiller Energy has solved one of the biggest issues with solar technology -- how to generate electricity when the sun sets. The Tel Aviv-based  company announced on

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Homo sapiens and Neanderthals lived together 55,000 years ago

Homo sapiens and Neanderthals lived together 55,000 years ago

Amateur speleologists stumbled upon an ancient partial skull that indicates Homo sapiens were living alongside Neanderthals in the Middle East. The 55,000-year-old incomplete cranium was found deep in a

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Dramatic Video Captures Rebirth of the River Zin in Israel’s Negev Desert

Dramatic Video Captures Rebirth of the River Zin in Israel’s Negev Desert

Some lucky Israeli residents of the Negev Desert's Wadi Zim region got to see something truly incredible as a dramatic video posted to YouTube captured the rebirth of the River Zin. Within seconds, the

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Massive oil spill in fragile Israeli desert nature reserve could take years to clean up

Massive oil spill in fragile Israeli desert nature reserve could take years to clean up

A major oil spill in an Israeli nature reserve could take years to clean up, according to ecologists with Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority. About three to five million liters of crude spilled from

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Sologic Unveils the First Ever Life-Sized eTree Charging Station

Sologic Unveils the First Ever Life-Sized eTree Charging Station

As Gizmag notes, the eTree harks to the Green Sun Rising Solar Benches that offer shade and device charging, as well as Wi-Fi Cows that populated the Glastonbury Festival in England last year. Along with

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Kickstarter for Gorgeous Wooden Bike Grips Helps Fund Social Programs in Haifa

Kickstarter for Gorgeous Wooden Bike Grips Helps Fund Social Programs in Haifa

Nisnas Industries recently launched a Kickstarter for Daily, a new line of affordable wood bike grips designed to feel great and last a lifetime. Available in Maple or Mahogany, the wooden body is press

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Segway-esque UPnRIDE Standing Wheelchair Allows Quadriplegics to “Walk” Again

Segway-esque UPnRIDE Standing Wheelchair Allows Quadriplegics to “Walk” Again

Israeli innovation has once again introduced potentially life-changing technology to the world. Dr. Amit Goffer gave millions of paraplegics (paralyzed from waist down) the opportunity to stand upright

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Gaza Artist Turns Israeli Air Strike Smoke into Powerful Sketches

Gaza Artist Turns Israeli Air Strike Smoke into Powerful Sketches

As the world looks on with horror at the growing civilian toll in Gaza, and Hamas and Israel consider the terms of a U.S.-proposed ceasefire, one young Palestinian architect is responding to the crisis

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Israel’s First LEED Platinum Building Opens in Tel Aviv [PHOTOS]

Israel’s First LEED Platinum Building Opens in Tel Aviv [PHOTOS]

The building's sustainable features include solar PV panels, wastewater recycling, a green roof and an "EcoWall" with solar tubes that will provide heat during the winter while during the summer the same

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Seed-Planting Tumbleweed Robot Draws From Nature to Fight Desertification

Seed-Planting Tumbleweed Robot Draws From Nature to Fight Desertification

Israeli industrial designer Shlomi Mir has created a tumbleweed-inspired robot that uses wind power to study desertification and help scientists better understand the phenomenon. The round robot uses an

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Rare Snowfall Blankets Cairo for the First Time in More than 100 Years

Rare Snowfall Blankets Cairo for the First Time in More than 100 Years

Cairo woke up to a white, wintry surprise Friday morning when snowfall blanketed the typically hot and dry capital for the first time in over a century. Excited Egyptians eagerly took to Twitter, posting

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‘Beads’ Art Installation Made From Recycled Plastic Bags Pops Up in Israel

‘Beads’ Art Installation Made From Recycled Plastic Bags Pops Up in Israel

'Beads' is a community art installation made of used plastic bags that is located in a shopping center in Zichron Ya'akov, Israel. For a period of 2 months Noa Mer and Tali Buchler held an open activity

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Israel Announces Plans for 121 MW Solar Power Station in the Negev Desert

Israel Announces Plans for 121 MW Solar Power Station in the Negev Desert

Israel is blessed with abundant sunshine and has long been a pioneer in solar energy. With construction starting in early 2014 on a 121 Megawatt solar power station, the country will be taking a big step

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Israeli Parliament to Install Rooftop Solar in 2014

Israeli Parliament to Install Rooftop Solar in 2014

Knesset image via Shutterstock Israeli financial daily Globes recently reported that the Middle Eastern nation's parliament is planning to install solar energy panels on the roof of its legislative

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The OrCam is a “Google Glass”- Like Device That Aids the Visually Impaired

The OrCam is a “Google Glass”- Like Device That Aids the Visually Impaired

Thanks to a company based in Israel, the visually impaired now have a means to become more independent. The OrCam is a device that can be mounted on a pair of glasses and point out objects, people, or

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Israeli Electric Car Company Better Place Files for Bankruptcy

Israeli Electric Car Company Better Place Files for Bankruptcy

The once-promising electric car company Better Place has filed for bankruptcy. The company sought to put in place a large and innovative electric vehicle network with interchangable batteries, which

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Schwartz Besnosoff & SO Architecture Unveil Plans For Jerusalem’s New Museum of Nature and Science

Schwartz Besnosoff & SO Architecture Unveil Plans For Jerusalem’s New Museum of Nature and Science

According to the architects, the new Museum of Nature and Science in Jerusalem will be an open structure capable of communicating with the surrounding environment. It will consist of a series of

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Golany Architects Unveils Plans for Sustainable New Centre for Higher Education in Ashdod, Israel

Golany Architects Unveils Plans for Sustainable New Centre for Higher Education in Ashdod, Israel

Israeli design firm Golany Architects recently unveiled plans for the new Centre for Higher Education in Ashdod, the fifth-largest city in Israel. The design of the building is based on colonnades with

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Itay Kirshenbaum’s Transforming Chair is Four Seats in One

Itay Kirshenbaum’s Transforming Chair is Four Seats in One

Designer Itay Kirshenbaum has a created a 4 in 1 chair that can be turned into four different seats with a simple flip. Kirshenbaum developed his chair during his industrial design studies at

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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 Otarky Rocking Chair is an Elegant Electricity-Generating Seat

The Otarky Rocking Chair is an Elegant Electricity-Generating Seat

The Otarky was recently on display at an annual design exhibition at Isreal’s Shenkar College, where Gitelstain studied Industrial Design. The chair stands out not because of its sleek and elegant

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Israeli Theme Park Kfar Kedem Equips Donkeys With WiFi

Israeli Theme Park Kfar Kedem Equips Donkeys With WiFi

Donkey Photo from Shutterstock The Kfar Kedem theme park in Hashaya, Israel is a biblical tourist attraction that aims to simulate life in ancient Galilee in which visitors experience what life must

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6 Awe-Inspiring Designs Made From Food!

6 Awe-Inspiring Designs Made From Food!

Fantastical Photographed Scenes Pay Tribute To Food Photographer Matthew Carden creates fantastic miniature landscapes that revisit healthy eating choices. From a bug's perspective, Carden creates

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6 Brilliant Solar-Powered Art Projects to Brighten Your Day

6 Brilliant Solar-Powered Art Projects to Brighten Your Day

Dang'cing Flowers by Alexandre Dang Brussels-based Alexandre Dang equips small flowers with a tiny solar panel that makes the flowers dance when they hit the sun. In this case he has created dandelions,

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Geotectura Breaks Ground on Israel’s First LEED Platinum Building

Geotectura Breaks Ground on Israel’s First LEED Platinum Building

Geotectura together with Axelrod-Grobman Architects and Chen Architects just broke ground on a futuristic new building for the Porter School of Environmental Studies that will be Israel's first LEED

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