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This Creepy Camera is Made from a 150-Year-Old Human Skull

This Creepy Camera is Made from a 150-Year-Old Human Skull

As Halloween fast approaches, we were inspired to bring you some of the darkest and most bizarre items we've come across. Hands down, this pinhole camera crafted by sculptor Wayne Martin Belger is the

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The Fernwood Eco-Cemetery Offers Natural Burial for a Green Afterlife

The Fernwood Eco-Cemetery Offers Natural Burial for a Green Afterlife

Fernwood itself has existed for over a century, though their natural burial offerings are fairly new. The Mill Valley, CA, establishment is a funeral home, crematory and cemetery with an underlying

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LPA’s ExplorOcean Newport Beach Museum is Draped in Green & Capped With Solar Panels

LPA’s ExplorOcean Newport Beach Museum is Draped in Green & Capped With Solar Panels

Newport Beach, California has a storied history with the Pacific Ocean, and a proposed museum wants to turn that experience into an edutainment attraction. The ExplorOcean, a radical update to Newport's

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Ringo Starr Designs Earthkeepers Boot for Timberland to Benefit WaterAid

Ringo Starr Designs Earthkeepers Boot for Timberland to Benefit WaterAid

Timberland recently launched “Canvas That Cares,” a new program to raise funds for charity through the auction of custom-designed Earthkeepers boots.  The line includes 75 pairs adorned with Ringo

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Last Chance to Vote: Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Costume Contest Ends TONIGHT!

Last Chance to Vote: Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Costume Contest Ends TONIGHT!

Today is your last chance to vote for your favorite green Halloween costume! The Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest is set to close tonight at 11:59 pm EST - and the competition is still too

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Meal Time Will Be Out of This World with the Stark Trek Enterprise Feeding System

Meal Time Will Be Out of This World with the Stark Trek Enterprise Feeding System

Want to get your little one excited about mealtime? Embrace your inner Trekkie while keeping your kids entertained with this Star Trek-themed spoon and bib set. The Stark Trek Enterprise Feeding system

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Knit a Sweater for a Penguin and Help Save an Oil-Spill Victim’s Life

Knit a Sweater for a Penguin and Help Save an Oil-Spill Victim’s Life

1,000 penguins have already perished in the aftermath of the recent oil spill in New Zealand.  Now, the country is asking for help from knitters to protect the adorable birds from ingesting the oil while

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London’s First Certified Passivehaus Saves 90% Off its Energy Bill

London’s First Certified Passivehaus Saves 90% Off its Energy Bill

London’s first Passivehaus has a heavily insulated shell made from prefabricated European larch timber. The term Passivehaus refers to an advanced low-energy construction standard that ensures homes are

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Dr. Oz Finds Arsenic in Many Top Brands of Apple Juice

Dr. Oz Finds Arsenic in Many Top Brands of Apple Juice

You may have already heard about the high levels of arsenic found in Mott’s Apple Juice, but NBC’s Medical Expert, Dr. Oz, reported that his team has found arsenic, which can cause cancer, in more

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Non-Billboard in Washington Advertises Nothing but Clean Air

Non-Billboard in Washington Advertises Nothing but Clean Air

Built near the U.S. and Canadian border in Blaine, Washington, the massive structure is made of stainless steel rods that resemble a pile of hairpins, or even television static. The tangled steel forms a

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Power Grid To Struggle With Off-Peak Renewable Energy Demand?

Power Grid To Struggle With Off-Peak Renewable Energy Demand?

One major concern for many countries has been how to make their existing power grids 'smarter' so that they are more compatible with renewable forms of energy. However a report from MIT has stated that

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Kaikado: Classic Japanese Tea Caddies Made to Last Over a Century

Kaikado: Classic Japanese Tea Caddies Made to Last Over a Century

For more than 130 years, Kaikado has been producing hand-made Japanese tea caddies designed to last for generations. Last week we visited Kaikado’s shop in Kyoto, where Takahiro Yagi, the 6th generation

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Minneapolis Repair Kiosks Help You Service Your Bike on the Fly

Minneapolis Repair Kiosks Help You Service Your Bike on the Fly

Minneapolis cyclists now have a solution for making minor tweaks and fixing flats in a pinch with Bike Fixation kiosks. Open until midnight 365 days a year, this green startup by Alex Anderson and Chad

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Cell Phone Battery Can Be Charged By Yelling at It

Cell Phone Battery Can Be Charged By Yelling at It

A team from the Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul have developed a technology that allows you to charge your phone battery by yelling at it. In theory, a phone battery that is charged via voice waves seems

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Coachella’s Human Powered DJ Booth Blasts Renewable Blips and Bleeps

Coachella’s Human Powered DJ Booth Blasts Renewable Blips and Bleeps

The 2011 Coachella Music Festival featured a DJ booth powered by an energy generating playground. Festival goers could choose from a series of different electricity producing installations that fed into a

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Pirwi: Sustainable Designs Made in Mexico Make an Appearance at Milan Design Week

Pirwi: Sustainable Designs Made in Mexico Make an Appearance at Milan Design Week

The collection is comprised of designs from main players of Mexico’s design scene, as well as young emerging talents. Godoy and Castro are no strangers to the Milan Furniture Fair, in recent years they

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Announcing GigaOM’s 10 Big Ideas Startups for Green:Net 2011

Announcing GigaOM’s 10 Big Ideas Startups for Green:Net 2011

We're excited to announce that GigaOm has unveiled their 10 Big Ideas winners that will present their innovations at the third annual Green:Net 2011 event on April 21 in San Francisco. The 10 Big Ideas

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Underwater Kite Turbines Harvest Energy From Ocean Waves

Underwater Kite Turbines Harvest Energy From Ocean Waves

Wave power generators generally take the form of sea snake-like designs that sit atop rolling waves, gathering kinetic energy and turning it into power. However a new idea combines the worlds of wind

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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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High-Speed Rail Goes To Florida’s Supreme Court

High-Speed Rail Goes To Florida’s Supreme Court

The high-speed rail is now making its way high up into the courts. The Florida Supreme Court will hear oral arguments later today in a lawsuit filed against Governor Rick Scott, for refusing to take $2.4

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Top 5 Green Gadget Gardening Tools

Top 5 Green Gadget Gardening Tools

Brown thumbs got ya down? The good news is that nowadays, there are plenty of technological cheatsheets out there to help you keep your plants alive and well. From smart iPhone apps that offer a plethora

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Win a Sweet Recycled-Leather Biker Jacket (worth $856!) from the Sway

Win a Sweet Recycled-Leather Biker Jacket (worth $856!) from the Sway

If you're a firm believer that people who care about the planet and animals can be just as badass as the next guy (or gal, in this case), we think this sexy biker jacket from The Sway speaks right to your

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First Full Bamboo School in Philippines Stands Up to Tough Stormwinds

First Full Bamboo School in Philippines Stands Up to Tough Stormwinds

At the moment, the bamboo school is a prototype at the Nato High School in the Bicol Peninsula around the southeastern part of Luzon. Currently, the structure consists of 2 classrooms and a set of

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Smart Fortwo Electric Version of the Smart Car Hits the Roads

Smart Fortwo Electric Version of the Smart Car Hits the Roads

Following fast on the heels of the release of the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt, Smart has launched its very own electric car. The first electric Smart car was delivered to Mindy Kimball of Silver

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Bike Projects Create Twice as Many Jobs Per Dollar Spent Than Road Work

Bike Projects Create Twice as Many Jobs Per Dollar Spent Than Road Work

We're already big fans of biking infrastructure, and now a new report, "Estimating the Employment Impacts of Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Road Infrastructure,” reveals that pedestrian and bicycle projects

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Next-gen Nanotech Skins Imbue Materials With New Attributes

Next-gen Nanotech Skins Imbue Materials With New Attributes

A consortium of five companies from Europe, the US and Japan have joined A*STAR's Industrial Consortium On Nanoimprint in order to engineer marine life-inspired anti-microbial surfaces for use in

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6 Ways to Measure Your Audience Using Analytics Tools

6 Ways to Measure Your Audience Using Analytics Tools

Anyone will tell you that one of the keys to running a successful business is creating a website that can effectively market your product or service. But have you ever considered the importance of website

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Green Thumb

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Green Thumb

Even if it isn't growing season where you live, your green thumbed friends and family will love getting these fun gardening gifts this holiday season. We've got a whole list of unique eco gifts for

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Eclectic Wooden Stools Made From Recycled Timber

Eclectic Wooden Stools Made From Recycled Timber

These colorful offcut bar stools by Edwards Moore Architects are a beautiful example of eclectic upcycling. Each stool is composed of a bundle of reclaimed timber pieces that have been parceled together

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Boeing Planning Large Scale Production of Ultra Solar Cells

Boeing Planning Large Scale Production of Ultra Solar Cells

Best known for their massive jet planes, powerhouse Boeing is set to begin the large-scale production of their highly efficient concentrator photovoltaic cell (CPV), the C3MJ+. The cell is said to be one

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