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Renovated Geneva Ethnography Museum to Open Next Month

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RECIPE: Sweet, Spicy and Super Tasty Moroccan-Style Eggplant

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Sweet And Spicy Eggplants

Eggplants are bountiful at this time of year, but after a couple of batches of babaganough and a big dish of ratatouille, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut just roasting them. This recipe for sweet and spicy Moroccan-style eggplant mixes it up with some smoked paprika, red peppercorns, and some simple sugar syrup or honey, all topped off with a generous handful of iron-packed parsley. Add a side of herbed couscous or quinoa and you’re good to go. Like many eggplant dishes, this one is also even better the next day after the flavors have had a chance to really infuse. Read on for the details:

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Amazing Passive Home in Freezing Wisconsin Uses Less Energy Than a Hair Dryer to Stay Warm!

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Liquipel's Hydrophobic Nanocoating Makes Gadgets Completely Waterproof!

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At one point we’ve all done it – spilt a drink over a laptop, gotten our tablets soaked in the rain, or even dropped our phone in the toilet. Water has always been the bane of electronics, however American company Liquipel just announced that they have developed a way to completely waterproof our devices against the elements. Using a revolutionary process, Liquipel applies a hydrophobic nanocoating to your devices that completely waterproofs it and protects it against accidental exposure to liquids.

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Underwater Bonsai Brings New Calm to a Thousand Year Old Tradition

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Brilliant Garage Apartment Maximizes Space With Custom Multi-Functional Furniture

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Win a PUBLIC Bike (Worth $574) or a Solar Power Backpack in Inhabitat's Back to School Contest!

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It’s that time of year again – school bells are ringing across the States, and students everywhere are getting ready for a brand new year. To encourage you to green your back-to-school routine we’re offering you a chance to win a brand new PUBLIC Bike or a Voltaic solar backpack! We’re looking for smart ideas that will lower your environmental footprint for the coming academic year, and our grand prize winner will receive their choice of a PUBLIC C1 or PUBLIC V1 bike decked out with a rear rack, a metal basket, and a brass bell (worth a total of $574!), and three runners-up will each win a Voltaic Converter solar-powered backpack (worth $129) — perfect for keeping your electronics charged for a full day of classes. The deadline for all submissions is September 17th at 11:59PM ET – read on to learn how to enter!

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How You Can Participate in the Largest Climate March in History

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The buzz is building around the Largest Climate March in History, and if you care about the environment and securing a sustainable future for people on planet earth, it’s time to get planning to join the biggest march since the Civil Rights and Vietnam era! So, how do you participate, especially if you don’t live in or near New York City and think jumping on a plane to get there might kind of defeat the purpose? The People’s Climate March is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET, next Sunday 21 September, 2014. Read on for our roundup of travel tips and related events, and please don’t hesitate to update us with new information in the comments as details evolve over the next week.

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MICA: High-Tech, High Fashion "Smart" Bracelets Unveiled at New York Fashion Week

by , 09/14/14
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Wearable technology has yet to hit the mainstream, but that isn’t stopping the fashion industry from trying to add a stylish twist to the high-tech novelties. Earlier this month, Intel, in partnership with French fashion house Opening Ceremony, unveiled a luxurious smart bracelet made out of snakeskin and semi-precious jewels at New York Fashion Week. Dubbed MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory), this luxurious piece of wearable technology will be available at Barney’s starting this winter.

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Sudarsan Pattnaik Sculpts 500 Santa Clauses From Beach Sand To Raise Awareness About Climate Change

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Without timely efforts to adapt to sea level rise brought on by climate change, our beloved beaches could virtually disappear, leaving a ragged and dangerous coastline in its wake. That’s a future sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik never wants to see. To raise awareness about the real threat of global warming, the artist, together with 30 of his students, created a massive art installation on the beach behind Panthanivas hotel in Puri, Odisha, India. The project features 500 Santas springing up from the sand, lounging, and walking the beach full of the holiday spirit.

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Aerofex Develops a Working Hover Bike That's Straight Out of Return of the Jedi!

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How many of you watched Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and wished you had a speeder bike like the ones Luke and Leia race through the forests of Endor? Well, you may not have to wait much longer. California-based tech company Aerofex has released a video of it new bike, which flies over the ground thanks to two large fans. Test flights so far have been limited to 30 mph, so while it might not be ready for a high-speed chase through the forest, it still looks pretty awesome!

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Stunning West Virginia Home Showcases Trees as Living Works of Art

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DIY Gift Idea: Make 10 Epicurean Vegan Treats in Beautiful Recycled Glass Jars

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Social events and celebrations happen year-round, and delicious food gifts are as much fun to give away as they are to make! Whenever you buy products that come in glass jars, from jams and jellies to artichoke hearts, keep those jars so you can fill them with homemade epicurian delights and share them with your nearest and dearest. Here are 10 fabulous recipes for edible vegan gifts that will please any palate, plus suggestions on how to decorate those upcycled jars before giving them away!

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Watch This Shape-Shifting Building Shrink and Expand as Temperatures Change (Video)

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Architects dream about buildings that can change shape to suit varying environmental conditions, and constantly tinker with the technology necessary to achieve this. To this end, students at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya (IAAC) have constructed a surface prototype that becomes flexible at temperatures over 60 to 70 degrees Celsius and starts to bend and contract to provide more airy space.

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Steve Jobs (and Many Other Tech Execs) Believed in Low-Tech Parenting

by , 09/13/14
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You might assume that Steve Jobs raised his kids with an iPad in each hand and a Mac computer in every room, but the technology giant was actually surprisingly analog when it came to raising his kids. In 2010, while being interviewed by Nick Bilton, Jobs revealed that he didn’t know what his kids thought of the iPad because his kids had actually never used them. And surprisingly, Jobs isn’t alone among technology executives.

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Green Your Neighbourhood this Autumn with a Little Guerilla Gardening!

Green Your Neighbourhood this Autumn with a Little Guerilla Gardening!

Just because summer's winding down doesn't mean that guerilla gardening needs to slow down anytime soon! Fall is actually the ideal time to plant all kinds of flower bulbs and seed that…

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CuteCircuit Designs Clothing That Lights Up, Tweets and Changes Pattern When you Want

CuteCircuit Designs Clothing That Lights Up, Tweets and Changes…

What if, when you got sick of the pattern on your favorite jacket, instead of donating it you could just change the pattern using an app on your phone? CuteCircuit is making it happen!…

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Rotterdam's Cube Houses Look Like They're About to Topple Over!

Rotterdam's Cube Houses Look Like They're About to Topple Over!

They may look like they're about to topple over, but these cube-shaped houses actually form a small village within the city center of Rotterdam, NL. A modern concept designed by the…

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Verdant PicNYC Table is Topped with Living Growing Grass

Verdant PicNYC Table is Topped with Living Growing Grass

picNYC is essentially an aluminum table frame with space inside that can we used as a planter bed. Cut and welded in the United States, the aluminum used is lightweight so it's perfect…

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Students Create Award-Winning Robot That Cleans Solar Panels

Students Create Award-Winning Robot That Cleans Solar Panels

Solar panels must be regularly cleaned and maintained in order to keep them operating efficiently and maximize the amount of sunlight they convert into electricity. With this in mind,…

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