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8 Green innovations at Greenbuild 2015

The world’s largest green building event kicked off with a bang last week at the heart of our nation’s capital. While Greenbuild always features …

6 ways to add passive solar features to your home

1/15<p>Lean To House by Warc Studio<p>Looking for a way to reduce that electric bill, lower your carbon footprint, and show off to your neighbors? The good …

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Elon Musk Unveils Tesla's Powerwall Battery And Company's Move Into Renewable Energy

Elon Musk has announced Tesla's latest product, the company's long awaited diversification from automobile technology.<p>On Thursday night, Tesla's …

Germany Sets New Solar Record By Meeting Nearly Half of Country's Weekend Power Demand

Germany fed a whopping 22 gigawatts of solar power per hour into the national grid last weekend, setting a new record by meeting nearly half of the …

Renewable Energy

Pulling Water out of Thin Air – Sustainable Condensers Create Drinkable Water

Fresh drinking water is a disappearing commodity for many people of the world. In fact, some 750 million people in the world lack access to safe …

Ed Davey: Solar will become ‘cheapest form of energy’

DECC secretary of state for energy and climate change Ed Davey has said that he is “absolutely convinced” the falling costs of solar will make it the …

Renewable Energy

Android customization - how to connect a USB flash drive to your Android device

Last week on our Android customization series, we rounded out a string of Tasker and Zooper Widget tutorials that made it possible to rock your Homescreen with custom widgets. With the software customizations we’ve been working with, perhaps it is time to look at something a little more physical, …

Raspberry Pi

An Air Conditioner That Saves Energy By Separating Out The Humidity

The energy consumed by ACs could one day fry the planet. At least this AC technology manages to use a lot less.<p>Air conditioning is hugely energy intensive and a big concern for the future of the world. If growing nations like China and India start cooling themselves like we do in America, it could …

Clean Energy

DIY: How to Sprout Seeds and Beans on Your Kitchen Counter

<b>Step 1.</b> Wash and rinse your jar thoroughly and set it aside. Then wash your beans/seeds and pick out any that are misshapen or otherwise weird …

HOW TO: Make Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

We all love hummus. The classic Middle Eastern dip is super easy to make, inexpensive, delicious and really versatile. And to prove this we are …

Zendome: Gorgeous Geodesic Domes Create Flexible Green Spaces

Berlin-based company Zendome develops these innovative, flexible, and stylish dome-like spaces. Thanks to their non-hierarchical geometry, the …

A Firsthand Look at the Magnolia 2300 Yurt – the First Energy Star Home in British Columbia

Many people dream of building their own home, but few actually bring that dream to fruition. If you're looking for some DIY inspiration, look no …

Energy Star

Nokia Working With UK Scientists to Charge Cell Phones With Lightning!

<i>Lightning photo from Shutterstock</i><p>A team of scientists at the University of Southampton has joined forces with Nokia to harvest the power of lightning …

Nokia

Turns out coral reefs could help mend human bones

Anyone who has ever had a bone graft knows how gnarly the operation can be. And if you’re having bones harvested from your own pelvis or ribs, it can …

The Untold Story Of How Steve Jobs Reintroduced His Signature Design Style To Apple

Skeuomorphism is an ugly, confusing word.<p>According to Techopedia, its definition is, "a design principle in which design cues are taken from the physical world. "<p>Basically, remember how the Notes app on the iPhone used to look like a yellow legal pad or how the iBooks application on the iPad used …

Breitling

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Got an idea for the next big mobile app? Reach an audience of over 500 million users by building your own Android app from scratch, with The Elite Android Hacker Bundle. This deal scores you lifetime access to 7 in-depth courses to master Android programming from the ground up with quality video …

Android News

12 Galaxy Note 4 apps are available for download

The Galaxy Note 4 is only coming in October, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to wait another month to test out some of the apps the new Note comes loaded with.<p>Thanks to XDA forum user Albe95, you can now download and sideload many apps from the Note 4, including Task Manager, S Memo, S Health and …

Apps

How to grow broccoli

If you don't like broccoli… well, firstly, why are you reading this? Secondly, you may have problems with your so-called "brussels sprout gene"; thirdly, you may simply be a big baby who needs to snap out of it; and fourthly, you should take it up with the Flemish sculptor Peter Scheemakers. Except …

Porsche designs a high-rise

For affluent urbanites who suffer bouts of nighttime car-separation anxiety, relief is at hand.<p>The Porsche Design Tower under construction near Miami, Florida, features a virtuosic parking system that whisks vehicles up to sky garages adjacent to handsome floor plans. This thrill ride for …

Real Estate

The Best Meditation Retreats in the U.S.

You don’t have to journey to an exotic ashram in India a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> for an exclusive, life-changing meditation retreat. Whether you’re traveling solo, want to reconnect as a couple, or take an unforgettable trip with friends, some incredible resorts and getaways in the States are geared to …

Meditation

DIY: 7 Best Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

I’m a romantic, and so at the risk of facing commenter-wrath, I’m going to say it: The season’s first mosquito bite isn’t such a bad thing. It’s how …

Inflammation

Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks transfer ideas from paper to screen

Stationery brand Moleskine has created a series of notebooks for use with a Livescribe smartpen to turn notes written on the pages into digital files …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Articles about minimalist duplex venice california on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Don Dimster celebrates the concept of communal family space with a pair of homes in Venice, California, for himself and...<p>Our kitchen island modern lighting adds to the minimalist feel of this California home.<p>Crane.tv, the excellent video magazine focusing on design and contemporary …

Venice

The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google’s Newest Star Outsmart Apple?

Google is betting big on Nest CEO Tony Fadell, who helped invent the iPod and iPhone. Here, a look inside his design revolution.<p>Lounging poolside in 93-degree July heat as Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” thrums through the patio speakers, Tony Fadell takes a sip of nonalcoholic beer and sinks far enough …