Geremy Rufus

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The sustainable vegetables that thrive on a diet of fish poo

Who needs soil when you have a fish tank? “Aquaponics” combines growing plants in water, or hydroponics, with fish cultivation, or aquaculture. It’s …

A couple in Spain are building a house that runs on their own waste

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Just north of Pamplona, Spain, there’s an old farmhouse that’s been abandoned for 60 years. The house is isolated from society—five miles from the nearest town and a mile from a village of 50 people. And come this spring, it will run on poop.<p>The poop-powered house is a …

Biogas

Articles about restaurant constructed 19 salvaged shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>Repurposed shipping containers have popped up all over the place in surprising ways—from …

Shipping Containers

California's Sweeping New Marijuana Industry Laws Are a Win For the Environment

A comprehensive suite of marijuana regulations were passed by California Governor Jerry Brown yesterday, creating much-needed government oversight …

Wind turbine promises to blow away your utility bills

You’ve spared no expense in creating a smart home. You bought smart lightbulbs, a smart TV and smart appliances. All that’s missing is a device that makes you look smart when the electric bill comes in the mail.<p>The Agustsson brothers of Iceland may have figured out that part. They are the creators …

Cheat Sheets for Frontend Developers

Cheat sheets are amazingly handy quick reference resources that are time saving and educational, so we should probably all use them at one time or …

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Articles about 7 modern grid homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Solar and Wind Just Passed Another Big Turning Point

Wind power is now the cheapest electricity to produce in both Germany and the U.K., even without government subsidies, according to a new analysis by …

Renewable Energy

Articles about self contained on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s hardly a surprise that the Plant-in City cofounder lives surrounded by vegetation.<p>Miele's new La Perla series dishwashers (available in late fall 2008) have an automatic door opening and closing system that aids...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's May 2016 issue.<p>A …

Architecture

This Robot-Run Indoor Farm Can Grow 10 Million Heads Of Lettuce A Year

This massive Japanese vegetable factory saves water and energy–along with human labor.<p>When a sprawling new “vegetable factory” opens near Kyoto, Japan in 2017, it will be the first farm with no farmers. Robots will plant lettuce seeds, transplant them, raise the vegetables, and automatically carry …

DIY 1000 watt wind turbine

• Home<br>• ><br>• Wind Power<br>• ><br>• DIY 1000 watt wind turbine<p>posted 1 year ago<br>Categories: Wind Power<p>Step 3: Build the bearing assembly<p>Two Harley Davidson wheel bearings …

Maths palace built by calculus 'rock star' on sale for £11.4m

James Stewart’s calculus text books made him very rich. He spent his fortune on Integral House, an award-winning architectural marvel inspired by calculus, which is now on sale after he died last year<p>James Stewart was an unlikely literary sensation.<p>The Canadian mathematician made a …

Mathematics

Student-built solar motorbikes hit the road in Kenya

URUDI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Motorcycle taxi operators waiting for passengers in this village in western Kenya's Kisumu County lounge on their various machines – but Alfred Omondi's plug-in electric scooter stands out from the crowd.<p>Surrounded by motorbikes running on polluting …

Africa

Man Converts Shipping Container into Tiny Home on Wheels

Hi Alex and Tiny House Newsletter readers, I’ve recently completed (and sold) a 20′ shipping container conversion.<p>I did it all almost on my own with …

Tiny House Movement

Learn How This Family Grows 6,000 Lbs Of Food on Just 1/10th Acre

(diycozyhome.com) Ever thought of growing your own food but didn’t think it was possible? It’s more that possible! It might even be the way of the …

The impossible just happened in Texas

The honky-tonks in Austin were shuttered, the air-conditioned office towers of Houston were powered down, and the wind whistled through the dogwood trees and live oaks on the gracious lawns of Preston Hollow.<p>Out in the desolate flats of West Texas, the same wind was turning hundreds of wind …

Renewable Energy

Green-roofed shipping containers give Montreal’s floating Bota Bota spa an eco boost

Montreal’s floating five-star resort Bota Bota recently received a sleek and eco-friendly upgrade. MU Architecture expanded the spa-on-water’s …

Architecture

New designs for SuperPier shipping container mall's 13,339-square-foot rooftop park revealed

What’s better than a 240,000-square-foot shipping container mall? How about a 240,000-square-foot shipping container mall topped with a …

Inside the $32,000 a night Australian hotel

It’s essentially a shipping container, decked out to the max. Known as The Spontaneity Suite, it will be popping up at various locations around …

Hospitality

PHOTOS: Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

1/30<p>Williamsburg Shipping Container Home<p>"People in the neighborhood call it Casa Blanca," says contractor David Boyle of his four-level white house …

Upcycle Living Rolls Out Affordable Shipping Container Housing

1/7<p>Phoenix-based Upcycle Living is aiming to bring affordable shipping container housing to the masses with its modern cost-effective designs. Just …

Housing

HandUp, A Startup Combatting Homelessness, Is Setting An Example For The Tech Industry

On the heels of launching donation gift cards for the homeless, HandUp hosted a community outreach day this past Friday in San Francisco to continue to bring awareness to homelessness, as well as give people a way to engage with the homeless community.<p>In partnership with Project Homeless Connect, …

Homelessness

BigDelta The World’s Largest Delta 3D Printer Unveiled To Print Houses

Here on Geeky Gadgets we have featured a number of 3D printers that offer users a large 3D printing volume, however a new Delta 3D printer take first …

3D Printing

Sinuous 3D-printed didgeridoo embraces the player with sound

3D printing has allowed the creation of a suite of instruments that explore the relationship between humans and the instruments we use to create music.<p>There's a curious relationship between the human body and the instruments we play to create music. We have to fit their contours into various …

3D Printing

What coding class should I take: Programming is like learning a new language.

“You don’t need to go to grad school. Save your money. I’ll teach you how to code.” Seven years ago, in a bar near downtown Los Angeles, I was …

Graduate School

10 Fabulous Furniture Hacks: See How We Cinderella'ed Some Boring Cabinets, a Bottomless Chair, and More

So the table you bought last year turned out not to be The One. Or the "adorably worn" cabinet you found at a flea market seemed like a less of a steal once you got it home. Not to worry: With new hardware, fresh paint, and other adjustments, almost any piece of furniture can be customized to fit …

Get a job as a developer with 92% off the interactive coding bootcamp

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Employment
Crafting

DETROIT LIONS TEAM UP WITH REPREVE FOR SECOND YEAR

<b>DETROIT, Mich. – August 5, 2015</b> – Coming off of a successful first year partnership, the Detroit Lions announce a second consecutive year with Unifi, …