The Google of China is Launching a Smart Bike

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Forget your Nike Plus, the most exciting fitness tracker these days could soon be a bike. Baidu, the equivalent of Google in China, has announced that it will soon release an e-bike called Dubike. The Dubike will be fitted with fitness tracking technology like a heart monitor, pedal rate tracker and more, which you can sync with your smartphone to monitor your fitness.

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Undulating Green Roof Crowns the Funen Blok K Housing Block in the Netherlands

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Gorgeous Grotto Sauna Boasts Stunning Lakeside Views and a Wooden, Dream-like Interior

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The World's Largest Lithium-Ion Battery is Coming to Southern California Edison

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Battery developer AES Southland just announced that it will deliver the world’s largest lithium ion battery to Southern California Edison. The massive 400MW battery can provide 100MW of power for a total of four hours, which eclipses the previous record held by the State Grid Corporation of China with a 36MWh battery less than 1/10 the size of the Southern California Edison device.

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6 Vegan and Vegetarian Turkey Alternatives for Thanksgiving

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Sweden's Most Sustainable Office Building Will be a Plus Energy, Jewel-Inspired Landmark

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The Crystal-Like Greenland Tower Breaks Ground in Chengdu, China

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Massive Biodome Upgrade Unveiled for Montreal's 1979 Olympic Park

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6 Ways for You to Give Back This Thanksgiving and Beyond

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Thanksgiving is a time of plenty, and of appreciation. It’s a holiday in which we’ll get together with friends and family to celebrate the bounty of the autumn harvest, to share food and drink, and spend time with people we love. Those of us whose celebrations will consist of ample food and a warm place in which to eat it are among the very privileged; there are millions who won’t be so fortunate, unless we reach out and offer a helping hand. This year, please consider helping others in need via one of the methods mentioned below.

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Tinywood Homes Come with Their Own Hot Tubs in the UK

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Grow Fresh Herbs in Style with the Ecofarm Aquaponics Starter Kit

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Growing fresh herbs at home is a popular way to bring greenery indoors, but what if you could turn that spot of gardening into an educational activity for the family? Enter the Ecofarm, an aquaponics starter kit that combines a pet fish tank and grow bed into a single stylish and space-saving design. The Ecofarm works by pumping ammonia rich fish waste into the grow bed, where it is absorbed by the hydroponic plants. Designed by Dutch company Ecobird, the Ecofarm set is currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter.

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The BioLite KettleCharge Gives You Clean Water and Off-Grid Power in One Device

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There’s pretty much nothing more basic than boiling water, but do you ever think about how much untapped power all that boiling creates? The people at BioLite – makers of the BaseCamp Stove – decided to harness that energy by creating a clever little device that can power your electronics anytime you boil water. Whether you are making tea at home, making dinner in a power outage or making clean water while in the great outdoors, the KettleCharge keeps you connected with off-grid power on-the-go in no time flat. It can even handle tablets and, unlike solar power, can be ready day or night.

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"Green Heart” Outdoor Gyms Turn Burned Calories into Clean Energy

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The choice of low environmental impact sources of energy is one of the founding principles of sustainability, but many people often forget that we have the potential to create energy via our own physical activities: walking, running, and cardio exercise. The British Great Outdoor Gym Company has created “Green Heart”; the first network of eco-friendly outdoor gyms capable of turning burned calories into clean energy. The Kilowatts produced by the users while they’re exercising enter a local energy network, so citizens can save on their utility bills. Additionally, all the electronic devices and equipment inside the gym get to recharge overnight, thanks to all the people working out during the day.

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HOW TO: Make a Teeny Tiny Edible High Line Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

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Survey Shows Many Americans Would Rather Adapt to Climate Change than Do Something About It

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Survey results published in the journal Nature Climate Change this week have proven dumbfounding, to say the least. The results suggested that for Americans “personal experience with weather or climate variability may help cultivate support for adaptive measures, but it may not increase support for mitigation policies.” In other words, while people generally recognized that change was happening, many would rather deal with the fallout later than make any lifestyle changes now that would involve curbing climate change-inducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Clever 'Floyd Legs' Turn Any Surface into an Industrial Table

Clever 'Floyd Legs' Turn Any Surface into an Industrial Table

Moving with furniture can be a pain, especially with big pieces like tables, but what if you could take your table apart? That's the concept behind the Floyd Leg, a super sturdy steel…

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DIY Gift Idea: 7 Herbed Salts and Sugars for Cooking and Baking

DIY Gift Idea: 7 Herbed Salts and Sugars for Cooking and Baking

Lemon Pepper Ingredients: Freshly ground pepper Fresh grated lemon zest Salt (I like to use black or red salt for the sake of eye appeal) Although this is a classic…

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Audi Urban Future Initiative: How Will Cars and the City Become Connected in 2050?

Audi Urban Future Initiative: How Will Cars and the City Become…

The Audi Urban Future Initiative, a global platform for dialog between the city and the automobile, is meant to discover innovative ideas for tomorrow's mobility. Today cities are…

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Skanska and Foster + Partners are Creating the World's First 3D Printing Robot

Skanska and Foster + Partners are Creating the World's First 3D…

Swedish concrete manufacturer Skansa and architecture firm Foster + Partners have teamed up to create the first 3D-printing concrete robot. The team is using the technology to print…

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The 18th Maggie's Centre is a Tranquil Prefab 'Treehouse' for Cancer Patients

The 18th Maggie's Centre is a Tranquil Prefab 'Treehouse' for Cancer…

The building has a prefab construction and spruce cladding that allows it to blend into the lush surrounding forest. It also features a wraparound terrace that acts as a lookout and is…

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