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9 Examples Of Loft Spaces That Have It All Figured Out

1. This loft that was designed as a solution for a growing family.<p>L. McComber Architects provided a design solution for the owners of this 700 square …

This Super Sustainable House Can Be Built in One Day

A Dutch design firm has redefined living by creating a house that doesn't need a foundation, can be built in one day and is three times more …

Sustainability

This Tiny House's Brilliant Feature Lets It Soak Up As Much Sunlight As Possible

The quirky feature also helps the homeowners save a ton of money.<p>When it comes to tiny houses, we thought we had seen everything. From the small home that comes with an elevator for a corgi to the solar-powered one that can exist entirely off the grid, not much else could surprise us. That is, …

The Crossing / Studio2 Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Crossing is a private home built on the original cattle tablelands overlooking Pakiri Beach.<p>The …

Startup creates renewable hydrogen energy out of sunlight and water

California startup HyperSolar and University of Iowa researchers have teamed up to make renewable energy in a way that draws inspiration from plants. …

Clean Energy

Shipping container transformed into a tiny house

Despite their drawbacks, there's definitely something appealing about recycling a shipping container into a viable home. With this in mind, Brighton, …

Water Heater

So You Want Sustainable Housing? Try Shipping Containers

Meet the startup converting used shipping containers into off-the-shelf, off-the-grid dwellings.<p>The idea of off-the-grid living has a romantic, back-to-nature feel to it—but the reality is significantly more complicated if you want anything more than the most basic amenities. Dutch startup …

I Tried Living In This Tiny House On A Vacant Lot In Amsterdam

By Adele Peters4 minute Read<p>The first thing you notice about the Heijmans One house is how skinny it is. At 3.5 meters across, it’s only a little …

Solar Thermal

Floating solar is a win-win energy solution for drought-stricken US lakes

Sunbaked southwest US is a prime spot for floatovoltaic projects, where they could produce clean energy and prevent evaporation in major man-made reservoirs, reports Environment 360<p>The Colorado River’s two great reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, are in retreat. Multi-year droughts and chronic …

Renewable Energy

Remember Peak Oil?

Image Source : The Washington Post<p>You could not be seriously serious unless you were concerned about Peak Oil. The officially official announcement …

BB-8 Is The Best Star Wars Toy Ever Made

This is definitely the droid you’re looking for. The Star Wars BB-8 device by Sphero brings the charming droid from “Star Wars The Force Awakens” to life.<p>You can connect both your Android and ios device to BB-8 and with a little practice you will be steering him like a professional. This may be the …

Energica Ego Electric Superbike Beats 2 Teslas, Ferrari In 1/4-Mile (Video)

Energica recently released a video that puts its Energica Ego electric superbike in direct competition with a variety of well known high-powered cars …

Seventeen new Star Wars: The Force Awakens promotional posters

If last week’s deluge of <b>Star Wars</b> news wasn’t enough to satisfy your cravings, we’ve now got seventeen new promotional posters for <b>Star Wars: The</b> …

An actor from the new Star Wars movie has slammed the film’s secrecy

Due to the intense interest in the seventh instalment in the saga, <i>Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens</i>, director JJ Abrams and bosses at the …

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Teased In More Cool New Promo Art

Disney and Lucasfilm continue to tease their upcoming sci-fi sequel STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, which for those who have been sleeping under a …

Infographic: The Top Ten Fight Scenes From The ‘Star Wars’ Movies

<b>Which fight scene</b> from the <i>Star Wars</i> series reigns supreme?<p><b>This infographic by</b> MorphCostumes ranks the films’ iconic confrontations. They are assessed …

The Star Wars Sequel Lucas Didn't Get to Make

According to a new Vanity Fair article, the director envisioned an Episode VII driven by teenage characters. But J.J. Abrams had different ideas.<p>George Lucas is not involved with the creation of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. When interviewed by Stephen Colbert about the forthcoming sequel, the …

Star Wars

Han Solo Spin-Off In The Works, To Focus On Young ‘Star Wars’ Character [Report]

A Han Solo spin-off is reportedly in the works and it would focus on a young version of the beloved <i>Star Wars</i> character played by Harrison Ford in the …

Han Solo Plotline For ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Revealed? [Rumors]

The Han Solo plotline for the upcoming and much-anticipated <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, has been revealed if the recent rumors are to be believed.<p>We …

Disney's careful plan to get you interested — but not too interested — in Star Wars

Disney has a "very carefully designed marketing plan" to get consumers excited about the Star Wars franchise this year, CEO Bob Iger said today during an earnings call. And it includes a tantalizing video game tease.<p>"We have already talked about some games that will come out into the marketplace," …

Epic EVs opens the order book for its electric Bat-trike, the Torq Roadster

Some numbers, then. Epic claims the Torq Roadster can reach 60 mph (97 km/h) from a standstill in 4 seconds thanks to an electric motor capable of …

Estonia Launches Nationwide Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Network

Scarcely noticed in the wake of the much-discussed spat between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and <i>New York Times</i> reporter John Broder was the opening last week in Estonia of the world’s first nationwide network of fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs).<p>The network of 165 DC (direct current) quick-charging …

Exagon's 155 mph Furtive-eGT electric supercar

Previously shown at the Paris Motor Show, the Furtive-eGT, Exagon hopes to bring back the days of the 1930s when car makers displayed a high degree …

Solar Impulse flies 957 miles to set world record

The solar-powered Solar Impulse plane has set a world's record, and its journey across America still has a few more legs to go.<p>Flying the second and longest leg of the journey, pilot Andre Borschberg landed the plane in Dallas/Fort Worth on Thursday, achieving a record for the longest distance …

The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide News | Newspaper

President Jimmy Morales has declared three days of national mourning<p>The president's former campaign manager allegedly contacted witnesses while on …

Are we investing enough in geothermal energy?

Kenya and Turkey have exceeded forecasts for harnessing geothermal energy, but other developing countries, including Indonesia and the Philippines, …

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