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The World’s Largest Solar Plant is Frying Birds

The World’s Largest Solar Plant is Frying Birds

The world’s largest solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, officially opened for business a few days ago, but not all environmentalists are happy about it. The plant consists

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Solar Trees Now Power the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” Sign

Solar Trees Now Power the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” Sign

While the bulk of the energy usage may be happening just a few blocks north, Las Vegas is going a little bit greener by powering the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” with three solar trees. For

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Spree Smart Headband Tracks Exercise Performance While Keeping the Sweat Out of Your Eyes

Spree Smart Headband Tracks Exercise Performance While Keeping the Sweat Out of Your Eyes

Are you an exercise nut? Do you long for specific information that will help you reach aggressive fitness goals? If so, you've probably got a lot in common with the team at Spree Sports. Frustrated by

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All Intel Microprocessors Will be Conflict-Free Starting Today

All Intel Microprocessors Will be Conflict-Free Starting Today

When you buy an electronic device, it is almost impossible to know whether or not it has been made with materials that fuel social unrest, violence, and corruption in areas like the Democratic Republic of

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Super Resilient DesertSol House by Team Las Vegas Captures the Mojave Desert’s Sun and Soul

Super Resilient DesertSol House by Team Las Vegas Captures the Mojave Desert’s Sun and Soul

Team Las Vegas is made up of 60 students from various disciplines and already they have shown themselves to be highly organized and poised to win with a design that is not only befitting to the Mojave

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New Mexico Highlands University Student Centre Responds to Desert Climate with a Sun-Tracking Louvered Facade

New Mexico Highlands University Student Centre Responds to Desert Climate with a Sun-Tracking Louvered Facade

Work began on the new Student Centre in 2010 and it was just recently completed this summer under the guidance of Diamond Schmitt Architects and aided by Studio Southwest Architects. Located at an

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MGM Grand Announces Plans to Build a $100 Million New York-Style Park in Las Vegas

MGM Grand Announces Plans to Build a $100 Million New York-Style Park in Las Vegas

Long gone are the days when Las Vegas casino owners booked the Rat Pack and did whatever was necessary to keep patrons at the gambling tables. With the arrival of Cirque du Soleil, family-friendly

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Flower Power: A Bluetooth-Enabled Smart Sensor That Monitors the Needs of Your Plants

Flower Power: A Bluetooth-Enabled Smart Sensor That Monitors the Needs of Your Plants

Now and again, even the best green thumb could use a little help taking care of their plants. French electronics company Parrot just unveiled a new gizmo at CES 2013 called the Flower Power that makes it

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Lexus Releases Sneak Preview of its New Driverless Vehicle

Lexus Releases Sneak Preview of its New Driverless Vehicle

Google no longer has a monopoly on driverless vehicles. Lexus has unveiled a sneak preview of its luxury LS model equipped with proprietary Intelligent Transport Systems technology, including an on-board

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Google and Landsat Create Time-Lapse Videos Showing 40 Years of Environmental Destruction in the Amazon

Google and Landsat Create Time-Lapse Videos Showing 40 Years of Environmental Destruction in the Amazon

Landsat and Google Earth Engine may have created the closest thing we have ever seen to a virtual time machine. Forty years of satellite images of the Earth's surface have been organized, compiled, and

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World’s Largest Building Made of Recycled Beer Bottles Opens in Las Vegas!

World’s Largest Building Made of Recycled Beer Bottles Opens in Las Vegas!

The Morrow Royal Pavilion in Las Vegas just claimed the title of the world's largest building made from recycled bottles! Created by Las Vegas Entrepreneur Scott McCombs, the 30,000-square-foot

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Interpretive Facility at Red Rocks Canyon Responds to the Untouched Side of Las Vegas

Interpretive Facility at Red Rocks Canyon Responds to the Untouched Side of Las Vegas

Located just 20 minutes outside the bright and busy Las Vegas Strip, this serene desert landscape is known as a destination for rock climbers and for its beautiful red stained landscape. The new visitor

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Report Finds That Foster + Partners’ Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas Could Collapse in an Earthquake

Report Finds That Foster + Partners’ Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas Could Collapse in an Earthquake

News that the Harmon Hotel, designed by Foster + Partners, is likely to collapse in an earthquake has sent ripples through the architecture and construction industries. Featuring a not-so-eco friendly

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Chair Made From 350 Decks of Playing Cards is a Winning Hand

Chair Made From 350 Decks of Playing Cards is a Winning Hand

Each day thousands of playing cards are used in the endless games of Black Jack and Poker that take place in Las Vegas casinos -- and these cards are often quickly laid to rest to make way for fresh new

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ECOLLECTION DAY 2: Fresh Eco-Friendly Fashions

ECOLLECTION DAY 2: Fresh Eco-Friendly Fashions

ECOLLECTION took sustainable fashion to the mainstream this week in Las Vegas, introducing an international audience of buyers to a variety of emerging eco-brands and products. Inhabitat scoured the

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ECOLLECTION DAY 1: Sustainable Style Hits the Mainstream

ECOLLECTION DAY 1: Sustainable Style Hits the Mainstream

MAGIC's sustainable lifestyle show ECOLLECTION debuted this week to an international crowd of fashion industry buyers. The expansive showcase featured a juried and progressive collection of eco-minded

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Las Vegas CityCenter Set to Green Sin City

Las Vegas CityCenter Set to Green Sin City

Las Vegas is taking the lead in green development by planning the largest privately financed development in the history of North America vying for the USGBC's LEED certification. At 18 million square

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A GREENER MIRAGE

A GREENER MIRAGE

I caught my first glimpse of Vegas from at least one hundred miles outside the city, when its giant halo of white light became visible driving westward through the desert at night. The glow epitomized

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