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LeGrow modular planters are like Legos for indoor gardening

Complete with LED lights and USB ports<p>Like Legos for plant enthusiasts, LeGrow is a modular, tech-forward indoor garden system designed so that each pot can be stacked and attached to other pots like toy bricks.<p>The modular pieces are assembled to create self-sustaining ecosystems, perfect for city …

Gardening

Residential wind turbine from India costs as much as an iPhone

Rooftop solar panels are typically the go-to technology to power homes with renewable energy. But two brothers from India are now working to make …

10 Kit Home Companies to Watch

In the past, talk of a kit-built house would sometimes conjure images of a tumble-down, rustic timber cabin. However, today you can create an ultra-modern look with natural materials by going the route of a prefabricated kit home.<p>Many companies will deliver all the materials necessary for …

Prefab Homes

22 Modern Prefab Companies That Every Homebuyer Can Rely On

To put it simply, prefab homes are fabulous. Quick to construct and easy to love, prefabs have historically been a favorite throughout the design community.<p>We believe that working with a company that you trust is imperative when building your dream home. Take a look at 22 top-tier, reliable prefab …

Architecture

These 2 Tech Companies Have Made the Most AI Acquisitions

Market-intelligence firm CB Insights has compiled a list of the major acquirers of private artificial-intelligence (AI) companies over the last five years. This list reveals well-known tech giants making large investments to increase their capabilities in AI. It also provides insight into the …

Opinion: 5 reasons to bank on biotech stocks now

Depending on when you invested in biotech stocks, these picks could be either the best thing or the worst thing about your portfolio.<p>From early 2013 …

Biotechnology

3 Marijuana Stocks Ready to Soar in 2017

Marijuana stocks enjoyed a terrific year in 2016. Barring increased enforcement of federal laws prohibiting the sale of marijuana, many of these stocks should continue to do well this year. Put <b>GW Pharmaceuticals</b> (NASDAQ: GWPH), <b>Insys Therapeutics</b> (NASDAQ: INSY), and <b>Scotts Miracle-Gro</b> (NYSE: SMG) …

How Big Is the Opportunity for Marijuana Stocks in Florida?

Florida is undeniably behind the curve when it comes to passing pro-pot legislation, but the Sunshine State did make up some ground in November, when voters legalized medical marijuana in the state. How big could the medical marijuana market be in Florida for marijuana stocks? Read on to find …

These IKEA Kitchen Cabinets Are Made Out of Recycled Materials

Feel like an eco-friendly saint with these sleek matte black cabinets.<p>Scandinavian design is known for its staple hue of matte black, but IKEA is going green with its newest line of cabinets (which of course, still comes in matte black).<p>The Swedish retailer recently engineered kitchen cabinets that …

Dashing prefab home perches above California wine country

A weeHouse with big guts<p>Oh, the places prefab will go. In this new project in California wine country, a customized version of the weeHouse, an affordable modern prefab model from Saint Paul, Minnesota-based design firm Alchemy, has been assembled on the hills of Santa Rosa, where it commands …

Solar Employs More People In U.S. Electricity Generation Than Oil, Coal And Gas Combined

In the United States, more people were employed in solar power last year than in generating electricity through coal, gas and oil energy combined. According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy, solar power employed 43 percent of the Electric Power Generation sector’s workforce in …

Renewable Energy

President Trump Wants to Kill These 17 Federal Agencies and Programs. Here's What They Actually Cost (and Do)

Democrat favorites are in the crosshairs.<p>Some of President Donald Trump’s planned budget cuts appear to be targeted more at undercutting Democratic …

National Endowment for the Arts

Hackers downloaded US government climate data and stored it on European servers as Trump was being inaugurated

As Donald Trump was sworn into office as the new president of the US on Jan. 20, a group of around 60 programmers and scientists were gathered in the Department of Information Studies building at the University of California-Los Angeles, harvesting government data.<p>A spreadsheet detailed their …

Computer Science

Top 4 Marijuana Stocks to Watch | Investopedia

California joined the list of states to legalize recreational marijuana use at the start of 2018, and the markets are showing some enthusiasm for …

Here's How Big the Opportunity Could Be for Marijuana Stocks

Wins by pro-pot advocates are ushering in a gold rush of interest in marijuana stocks. Some marijuana companies will be winners and others will be losers, but they'll all have a chance to compete in what GreenWave Advisors estimates could be a $25 billion market in 2021. Are you prepared to profit …

Cannabis

MORGAN STANLEY: Argentina's stock market could rocket as much as 258% in 5 years

Investors betting on Argentina's stock market could make a return of 258% in five years, according to analysts at Morgan Stanley.<p>The country is returning to economic and political normality after years in the capital markets wilderness following its 2002 debt default and financial collapse, Morgan …

Stock Markets

Vladimir Putin successfully launches nuclear test missile that can reach America in 12 minutes

The missile flew from Yasny Launch Base to the peninsula of Kamchatka, a distance spanning thousands of miles<p>Vladimir Putin has successfully test-launched a new supersonic missile that could breach NATO's missile defense systems — and reach the United States in twelve minutes.<p>The missile, known as …

North Korea

Tesla’s solar roof to cost less than a regular roof – even before energy production, says Elon Musk

Elon Musk made quite the announcement today. During the special shareholders meeting to approve the merger with SolarCity, which they approved by 85%, he said that he was coming back from a meeting with the SolarCity engineering team about the solar roof and that he now feels confident that they …

Solar Power

The little box home built for cosy living

Have you heard of a passive house? These dwellings take energy-efficiency to the next level with incredible technology and a desire to offer a high …

Green building materials 101: The best products to use

California’s leading green building expert offers guidance for buying eco-friendly products<p>Ever wonder if that sheet of plywood or tile sealer that you’re using in your home renovation is bad for the environment or your family? We did the research to assemble a cheat sheet for purchasing more …

For The Cost Of An iPhone, You Can Now Buy a Wind Turbine That Can Power An Entire House For a Lifetime

<b>Indian startup Avant Garde Innovations has developed a low-cost wind turbine that can generate 3-5 kW hours of electricity every day.</b><p>For the same …

A New V-Shape Roof Can Collect Solar Power, Wind Power and Rain Water

Scientists have been busy designing a roof that uses not just solar power, but wind and rain power as well, to generate energy. There is a total of …

Top 20 Tiny Home Designs and their Costs - Smart Green Living Ideas

If you don’t want or can’t afford a brand spanking new, five bedroom home that occupies 4,000 sq. ft., don’t despair! 😉 There’s still a chance for …

23 incredible tiny homes from around the world

Real estate is constantly getting more expensive, and we're facing overpopulation and environmental damage. Tiny homes can help solve these issues, but many also prefer them to traditional housing because they're the perfect hybrid of comfort and convenience, since they are often mobile.<p>On roofs, …

Living Rooms

GreenPod's 450 sq. ft. Waterhaus is a tiny, prefabricated eco-friendly home (Video)

It took some time, but modular and prefab homes are finally gaining some mainstream traction. For people interested in getting an eco-friendly home …

Prefab Homes

Bionic leaf turns sunlight into liquid fuel: New system surpasses efficiency of photosynthesis

New system surpasses efficiency of photosynthesis<p>Scientists have created a system that uses solar energy to split water molecules and hydrogen-eating …

Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden - Quiet Corner

DIY Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden<p>With winter now firmly behind us, some homeowners are busy tending to their revitalized garden and …

Blu Homes launches 16 new prefab home designs, including new tiny homes

As a dynamic force in the prefabricated green building industry, Blu Homes has consistently been pushing the boundaries of prefab home design for …

Prefab Homes

10 Raised Garden Beds That Fit Any Backyard Space

Just add soil, seeds, and sunshine.<p>Starting a garden is no easy task, and it can be especially challenging if the terrain surrounding your property isn't amenable to the types of plants you'd like to grow. Enter the raised garden bed — a boxy unit that allows you to plant flowers, herbs, and …