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Pedal-Powered GiraDora Washer Needs No Electricity and Costs Only $40

Pedal-Powered GiraDora Washer Needs No Electricity and Costs Only $40

In developing countries that lack electricity or the funds to buy expensive machines, taking care of laundry the old-fashioned way requires an enormous amount of time and effort.  That's why Alex Cabunoc

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Scientists Discover Freshwater Reserves Under Ocean Floor 100 Times Greater Than All Water Used in the 20th Century

Scientists Discover Freshwater Reserves Under Ocean Floor 100 Times Greater Than All Water Used in the 20th Century

Humanity just found an incredibly valuable resource hidden under the ocean floor, and it's more precious than fossil fuels or minerals. Scientists discovered vast aquifers of fresh water underneath the

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Dengue Fever Threatens the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Dengue Fever Threatens the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

When teams from around the world battle it out on the field for the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, spectators and athletes alike will also have to contend with the specter of dengue fever. The most severe

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The Reasons Why Quinoa is Not Catching On in the US

The Reasons Why Quinoa is Not Catching On in the US

Quinoa seems like the perfect grain. The little golden seed is gluten-free, low in calories, high in protein, tasty, and able to grow in arid climates. In recent years, it has gained popularity among

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Tivoli Eco Residences Leave a Light Footprint on the Coast of Northern Brazil

Tivoli Eco Residences Leave a Light Footprint on the Coast of Northern Brazil

Each of the eco residences is a two-story structure with a small swimming pool located on the second-floor terrace. The living area is located on the upper floor, which features excellent views of the

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11 Eco-tastic Gifts for Mother’s Day

11 Eco-tastic Gifts for Mother’s Day

11 Eco-tastic Gifts for Mother's Day SUCCULENT WALL PLANTER KIT If your mom has a green thumb, she will love this earthy wall planter kit. The kit comes complete with the frame, a wire mesh, and

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Scientists in Uruguay Genetically Engineer Sheep to Glow Under UV Light

Scientists in Uruguay Genetically Engineer Sheep to Glow Under UV Light

When you can't sleep and need to count sheep to drift off, try wrapping your brain one of these eerie glowing lambs from South America. Scientists from the Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay (IRAUy)

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Casa Pentimento: Prefab Ecuadorian House Made From 900 LEGO-Like Concrete Blocks

Casa Pentimento: Prefab Ecuadorian House Made From 900 LEGO-Like Concrete Blocks

Casa Pentimento is a dwelling placed on a gentle slope that is made almost entirely from precast concrete modules which simultaneously determine its structure and its relationship with the terrain. The

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Environmentalists Baffled at State Department Claim that Keystone XL Would Have Little Environmental Impact

Environmentalists Baffled at State Department Claim that Keystone XL Would Have Little Environmental Impact

Rumors have been circulating as to whether or not the President would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. On Friday, the State Department released a study suggesting that the pipeline, which is slated to

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Solar Power Generation to Increase by 35 Times in Argentina

Solar Power Generation to Increase by 35 Times in Argentina

There is a good reason why Argentina's flag sports a shining sun. At present, Argentina only produces about 10MW of solar power, but that figure is soon about to receive a giant boost as the country plans

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Alexandra Kehayoglou Crafts Lush Grassy Carpets Inspired by the Pasturelands of Argentina

Alexandra Kehayoglou Crafts Lush Grassy Carpets Inspired by the Pasturelands of Argentina

These aren't your grandmother's shag carpets - Alexandra Kehayoglou creates incredible rugs that look like miniature pastures and meadows. Each hand-tufted piece is a tribute to the landscape of the

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Makeshift Magazine Launch Celebrates Innovative Design in Unlikely Places

Makeshift Magazine Launch Celebrates Innovative Design in Unlikely Places

Each issue features in-depth articles and photography focused on a specific branch of informal creativity. In homage to Niti Bhan's blog REculture, the first edition highlights reuse, repair and recycling

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THE GUYANA PROJECT: Students Turn South American Rainforest into Design Studio!

THE GUYANA PROJECT: Students Turn South American Rainforest into Design Studio!

The lucky group of graduate students constructed their projects in the Liana Cane factory, an ethical working environment using only renewable, non-timber rainforest materials. Liane Cane's owner, Jocelyn

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Hugo Chavez Sends Army to Change All Lights in Venezuela to CFLs

Hugo Chavez Sends Army to Change All Lights in Venezuela to CFLs

Due to a bad drought that's dried up the hydroelectric plants that supply more than two-thirds of its power, Venezuela has been suffering through its worst energy crisis in the last 50 years. President

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World Wildlife Fund Super Smart Eco Ad Campaign

World Wildlife Fund Super Smart Eco Ad Campaign

Check out this brilliant World Wildlife Fund ad campaign in the form of bathroom towel dispensers! Demonstrating that Saatchi and Saatchi is the undisputed king of transforming advertising into an art

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