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Birds in the neighbourhood may mean higher house prices

The gentle tweeting of birds from the back garden can be enough to lift anyone’s mood, but new research suggests it may also be a sign that your house will be worth more too.<p>A new study has shown that houses in areas rich with bird life sell for an average of £21,000 more than those with fewer …

Stain-proof shoes and water-proof phones to become a reality

Prone to spilling food or drink on your clothes? A spray on product is about to go on sale in the US that can protect your clothes from all types of liquids.<p>For those of us who are a little messy, a group of entrepreneurs have invented a superhydrophobic coating that can repel water and heavy …

Environment: News & features

Watch: With Cyborg Instruments, Dancers Turn Movement Into Music

Robotic exoskeletons never moved so gracefully.<p>One is a glowing exoskeleton spine, while another looks like a pair of cyborg butterfly wings. But these aren’t just costumes; they’re wearable, functional art.<p>In fact, the team of researchers from the IDML (Input Devices and Music Interaction …

Wearable Tech

The Super®Bag Vertical Growbag Makes Gardening in Small Spaces Much Simpler

The Super®Bag is a vertical growbag made for urban gardeners. This cool and simple idea from Harvey Grows provides a fantastic growing solution for …

Hydro-Flo Permeable Pavers Encourage Water Infiltration Without Gaps

Hydro-Flo is a permeable paving system that relies on science rather than gaps to encourage water infiltration. Composed of 48% recycled material, …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

View Gallery (3)<p>News<p>46 tons of Mardi Gras beads found clogging New Orleans catch basins<p>In New Orleans, clean-up crews have found 46 tons of Mardi …

Sensoria Smart Sock Hits Goal On Indiegogo – A Fitness Tracker That Knows When You Suck At Running

There are already plenty of step-counters and fitness trackers on the market, but Sensoria is trying to appeal to a more serious athlete. The Smart …

A Record Label Uses a Sonic Experiment to Design Its New T-Shirts | WIRED

Conceived by Studio Hands for experimental record label Electric Deluxe, "Audio Transmitted Merchandise" is a project that designed new merch through …

BioBeats taps Hollywood and Silicon Valley investors to blend health and entertainment

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: JeremyCulpDesign<p>Will Smith isn’t a name that comes up frequently (or ever) in health technology circles. But if Los …

Demon Hoodie

Features:<br>-standing collar<br>-2 pockets on the front<br>-a large hood<br>-a single vent(slit on the rear side)<br>-black, plastic coil zipper<p>Fabric options:<p>In the fabric choice box, if color is not stated then it's black, there are limited characters I'm allowed to type in there.<br>On the photos you see black …

ActiveReplay’s Trace Wants To Bring Quantified Self Tech To Action Sports For Players And Spectators

This embed is invalid<p>New Kickstarter project Trace is like a Fitbit for your extreme sports needs, allowing people who skate, surf, snowboard and ski to track a lot more than just time, distance and pace while participating in the sport they love. The Trace is the latest from ActiveReplay, a …

Plantagon Breaks Ground on its First 'Plantscraper' Vertical Farm in Sweden!

Several years ago a Swedish-American company called Plantagon unveiled plans for a series of massive skyscraper greenhouses that stood to transform …

Phyto Kinetic: Green-Roofed Buses Add a Breath of Fresh Air to the Urban Jungle

How would you like to be transported to work in a moving garden? If Marc Granen has anything to do with it, you may be able to. The landscape artist, …

Indoor Vertical Farm 'Pinkhouses' Grow Plants Faster With Less Energy

Indoor farms need light—and a lot of it—to grow crops, but that energy adds up big time in terms of cost and environmental impact. A Pinkhouse is a …

Aquaponics

Austin Children’s Hospital Earns First LEED-HC Platinum Certification

Did you know there’s a special LEED designation designed especially for health care facilities? Well, there is, and it’s called LEED for Health Care …

A Brick That Lets Threatened Birds Build Nests Directly Into Walls

Birds build nests in the oddest of places. "You often find them nesting under loose tiles or in old broken vents in the side of buildings,” says …

Doppelganger is a Jacket, Long Coat, and Sleeping Bag In One - Technabob

It’s a jacket, it’s coat, no wait… it’s a sleeping bag <i>and</i> all of the above!<p>The Doppelganger Outdoors Wearable Sleeping Bag might seem like a …

Fungus network 'plays role in plant communication'

Mycorrhizae are mutualistic - they both need and are needed by the plants whose roots they inhabit<p><b>Plants can communicate the onset of an attack from aphids by making use of an underground network of fungi, researchers have found.</b><p>Instances of plant communication through the air have been documented, …

Gardening