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Carbon nanotube yarns generate electricity when stretched & twisted

<b>In the near future, clothing made with "twistron" yarns could power wearable devices with the motion of the wearer's body.</b><p>When compared to relatively …

Disruption in the Energy Industry: 3 Trends to Know | Inc.com

The way we generate and consume energy changes seemingly by the day.<p>The electric car was once laughed at and disregarded as a pipe dream. Now, hybrids rule the road and companies are following Tesla's lead. Solar energy used to be viewed as too expensive and not worth the hassle, but now you're …

Electric Vehicles

Gorgeous solar-powered prefab can be picked up and moved almost anywhere

PAD studio has unveiled a home that can literally be picked up by crane and moved almost anywhere you please. Constructed off-site in Yorkshire as a …

Prefab Homes

Share if You Think Every School Should Have a Year-Round Gardening Program!

Gardening is an art form you get to love especially if you encounter it when you’re little. That’s what the school featured on this webpage does. The …

Gardening

3D Printed Fish Can Detect And Remove Toxins From Liquid

And could one day become medicine that you swallow<p>We all know that eating fish is good for your health, but what about fish shaped robots?<p>In a study published this month in <i>Advanced Materials</i>, researchers from UC San Diego announced that they'd figured out a way to 3D print tiny microrobots in the …

UC San Diego

Billionaire designs stationary bike that can power an entire home

<b>A mysterious billionaire has said he will spend his entire fortune on solving the world’s energy problems, beginning with a stationary bike that he</b> …

Princeton University

This 15-year-old won $25,000 for devising a genius way to harvest energy from the ocean

The 15-year-old from Boca Raton, Florida, won this year's Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for designing a probe to generate power and fresh water for developing countries by harvesting it from ocean currents.<p>She was awarded $25,000 and the title of "America's Top Young Scientist" …

Articles about grid prefab combines open plan living rugged durability on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Tasmania, an eco-conscious architect builds a vacation home that can stand up to an untamed island.<p>Two families live large and comfortably in this beautiful, self-sufficient prefab in rural Australia.<p>French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that dares you to rearrange the …

Prefab Homes

Germany Shatters Monthly Solar Generation Record With 5.1 Terawatt Hours of Clean Energy

<i>Image © Tim Fuller</i><p>Germany just broke its monthly solar generation record by clocking over 5.1 terawatt hours (TWh) in July, according to data from …

The Case Against Cars in 1 Utterly Entrancing GIF

Dense travel in a dense world makes sense.<p>Here is a brilliant piece of data viz to show how public transit reduces congestion. I sort of can't stop staring at it.<p>If you do succeed in dragging your eyes away, read more about America's evolving car habits at The Atlantic Cities and check out Jordan …

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)

<b>Can't afford a glass greenhouse? Check out how to build your own underground greenhouse for cheaper and for growing veggies 365 days a year, even in</b> …

Gardening

gardensinunexpectedplaces:

“Gardening with repurposed objects” is a recurring theme here on <i>Gardens in Unexpected Places</i>.<p>Today, I’m pleased to add this item to the mix: <b>a b</b><b>oombox garden</b>.<p>A pretty good new use for a dead boombox, isn’t it?

Emirates Upcycles a Giant Advertisement Into Shopping Bags

It’s been a while since we’ve seen some upcycling in the air, since Air France did something similar with their old advertising posters, and Virgin …

150 Trees Protect This Apartment Complex from Noise and Pollution

While living in an urban environment has many benefits, you're often subject to noise, pollution, and lack of green space. This five-storey apartment building by Luciano Pia minimizes these disadvantages by cloaking the structure in a beautiful potted forest. Located in Turin, Italy, the facade …

Treehouses

Biodegradable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away - Off-Grid

I Can't Help Showing This Off<p>If you haven't heard of Claude Davis yet do yourself a huge favor and watch this video. He's going to be the talk of …

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 …

Nighttime Wanderers: Nocturnal Animals from Around the World

As darkness falls in parts of the world, many of us begin to think about changing into pajamas and crawling into bed. But for some animals, the …

What’s black and orange and in the wild?

On Halloween, we’re all searching through our clothing for the perfect black and orange outfit in honor of the holiday. Some animals in the wild …

How to bring your plants indoors for the fall

Some plants won't survive outside as temps begin to drop, so here are tips for keeping them healthy as you move them inside.<p>Now that Labor Day has …

You're never too old to climb a tree

Author of 'The Tree Climber’s Guide' explains how we can get back into the branches.<p>You may have spent your childhood shimmying up tree trunks and …

14 amazing fractals found in nature

Take a tour through the magical world of natural fractals and discover the joy of simple complexity.<p>When you think of fractals, you might think of …

'Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook' keeps you from throwing money down the garbage disposal

Recently, the federal government announced its plan to feed people instead of landfills. For the first time, there is a national food waste reduction …

8 astonishing benefits of walking

Check out these amazing perks to taking a simple stroll around the neighborhood.<p>Walking is known to melt your thighs and perk up your bum. But its …

8 of the creepiest trees on Earth

Imagination run wild<p>Trees can be described as “regal” or “majestic.” But they can also be some of the spookiest vegetation on the planet. Who hasn’t …

What it Means to Be LEED Certified (Infographic)

Created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building certification program …

This Baby Rhino is the Cutest Thing We've Seen All Day

"Kianga is rambunctious, has lots of energy and is a very curious little calf.”<p>Meet Kianga: a baby rhino with a whole lot of attitude.<p>Born on Tuesday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Kianga is the second calf of a pair of white rhinos named Kacy and Maoto.<p>Here is is exploring her new …

Ornithology

Playful Baby Deer Utterly Confounded By Ball

“What the heck is this thing?”<p>What happens when a baby deer is confronted by a blue, rubber ball?<p>Utter bafflement, it seems.<p>In the video above, watch as a fawn reacts to the presence of a small ball by erupting into spasms of excitement as it investigates the strange object.<p>H/T Mashable<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>…

Ornithology

8 Bizarre Facts You'll Think We Made Up But We Didn't

Mind. Blown. 💥<p>1. There is an island in Japan populated solely by bunnies. (And, well, tourists.)<p>Ōkunoshima, nicknamed "Rabbit Island," is home to -- brace yourself -- hordes of fluffy bunnies. Located between Japan's main islands Honshu and Shikoku, the island was used during World War II as a …