Michelle Guzzwell

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22 things to do after work that’ll enrich your life more than happy hour and Netflix

Are you feeling a little uninspired lately? It could be because you’ve gotten into a bit of a rut, especially when it comes to your after-work …

George Michael

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

Looking at Wind Turbines From a Different Angle

When we think of wind turbines, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the typical Sim City-esque type – 3 blades, gigantic, and wired into …

Wind Power

This floating pyramid city generates 100% of its own food, water, and electricity

As the world’s first floating city draws closer to completion, designers like Pierpaolo Lazzarini have begun drawing up their own utopian sea-based …

This London bench absorbs as much pollution as 275 trees

London has got a new ally in the fight against its air pollution crisis: hedge 2.0.<p>The CityTree is a strange mix of bench and hedge, but is very …

Pollution

Artificial Photosynthesis Is Solar Energy’s Forgotten Cousin—and It’s Making a Comeback

In an article in <i>Science</i> published in 1912, Professor Giacomo Ciamician noted that “Coal… offers solar energy to humanity in its most concentrated …

Photosynthesis

HOW TO: Turn your food waste into clean energy

Each year, 1.3 billion tons of food ends up lost or wasted — 46 percent of the world’s garbage. While the global food waste situation is what you’d …

Sustainability

The North Face unveils a geodesic tent that can withstand 60 mph winds

Known for its high-quality outdoor gear, The North Face just unveiled a dream tent designed to meet the needs of even the most intrepid camper. The …

Camping

Africa's first waste-to-energy plant to supply 30% of Addis Ababa's household electricity needs

Ethiopia‘s capital Addis Ababa has had one landfill for around 50 years: the Koshe dump site. Serving over three million people, it’s about as large …

Minimalist living meets luxury in the Sturgis Tiny Home

Designing small yet sophisticated spaces is quite a challenge – but Cubist Engineering proves it can be done with the Sturgis tiny home. The compact …

8 inexpensive earth homes almost anyone can afford

Many people dream of building their own home, but the financial cost and environmental toll of starting from scratch can often seem overwhelming. It …

SHJWORKS' Pop-Up Greenhouses Add a Splash of Summer to Cold Climates

SHJWORKS Simon Hjermind Jensen just unveiled a delightful pop-up solution to fight off the looming winter doldrums. Part greenhouse and part gazebo, …

Extraordinary living chandelier with algae-filled leaves purifies the air

Lighting design has come a long way. Julian Melchiorri, a London-based designer and engineer, created this extraordinary living chandelier that not …

205-square-foot micro apartment contains everything you need

The prototype is a collaboration between Ab Rogers Design and U+I<p>As London continues to feel the crunch of the lack of affordable housing, designers and developers continue to look for new solutions. One of these ideas comes from local firm Ab Rogers Design in a collaboration with development …

Storage Ideas

Bill Gates is surprisingly strict about his kids' tech use — and it should be a red flag for the rest of us

For all his success in designing world-changing technology, Bill Gates has set surprisingly strict rules for how his kids can use that technology, the billionaire philanthropist has said in multiple interviews.<p>"You're always looking at how it can be used in a great way — homework and staying in …

Silicon Valley

Durable canvas cloth with embedded solar cells generates 120 watts per square meter

Tents, sun shades, and canopies could generate renewable energy with Norway-based Tarpon Solar‘s photovoltaic canvas. The company’s flexible …

Clean Energy

Chinese scientists created a type of rice that can grow in saltwater

For the first time, rice grown in diluted saltwater has yielded a crop sufficient enough to be commercially viable, according to a new study by …

Melbourne architects upcycle 1960s warehouse into stunning energy-efficient home

Melbourne-based Zen Architects converted a rundown 1960s warehouse into a gorgeous, energy-efficient home. The green-centric architects focused the …

Luxurious solar home wraps around a sloped green roof

Architecture and landscape unite in the MeMo House, a solar-powered home in Buenos Aires built to maximize green space. Located between infill …

3 Things You Should Always Leave Out of Your Resume

No one needs to include an objective these days since your objective is the job.<p><i>What points are necessary for a resume? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Megan Dias, Recruiting</b> …

Europe's 'food apartheid': are brands in the east lower quality than in the west?

Many people in eastern Europe still regularly cross borders in search of better-quality food, drink or clothes – in what Bulgaria’s leader has called ‘the biggest scandal of the recent past’. But what’s really behind this food inequality row?<p>When Boris Yeltsin visited the United States in 1989, he …

IKEA’s SPACE10 lab is bringing a pop-up vertical farm to London

Ever wondered what the future of food looks like? IKEA’s SPACE10 lab is working on making food production smarter and more efficient – and they’re …

India plans to spend $6.2 billion to create new forests

In the past century India has suffered rampant deforestation, which has destroyed wildlife habitats, rendered land less fertile, and reduced a major …

IKEA's new augmented reality app could totally change the way we shop

Ever purchased a piece of furniture, only to find out later it didn’t fit the style or size of the room? Swedish furniture maker IKEA is tackling …

Biodegradable algae water bottles provide a green alternative to plastic

Plastic water bottles come with a higher price tag than most people realize, taking up to 1,000 years to decompose in a landfill. The fact that at …

How seaweed eating super cows will save the world

Methane is 36 times more damaging to the environment than carbon dioxide, and livestock are responsible for emitting 44 percent of the greenhouse gas …

Incredible Algae Dome absorbs sun and CO2 to produce superfood and oxygen

Industrial agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions – but what if there was a way to sustainably produce food while solving some of …

Spectacular mountain-like Valley breaks ground in Amsterdam

A jagged mountain-like mass is turning up on Amsterdam’s pancake-flat landscape. MVRDV recently broke ground on Valley, a 75,000-square-meter …

Clever GrowMore planter expands along with your garden

GrowMore is a clever planter that expands as your garden grows. Designed by Danish architects Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum of Husum Lindholm …

Emerging Technology