Josh Dorfman

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Canoe Bay, Wisconsin

<b>A quirk of federal regulations means that this delightful cabin</b> in north-central Wisconsin is classified as a recreational vehicle. It’s 14 feet …

Lake Joseph Boathouse, New York

<b>The quarries around Lake Joseph, New York,</b> provided the stone for sidewalks in the early days of New York City. That business faded with the …

7 Best Warm Weather Trips Without a Passport

As we reach the final months of the year, the idea of a winter getaway to somewhere sunny—the Caribbean, Mexico, the Pacific—sounds sweeter and …

This Electric Scooter Collapses To Carry-On Size

From the maker of electro-skates comes a scooter that’s conveniently compact, in form and price.<p>Depending on whom you ask, transportation’s so-called “last mile” problem–how you get from your car to where you’re going while guaranteeing your feet never actually touch the ground–is either an …

This Electric Scooter Folds Up So Tiny, You Can Take It Anywhere

Delgatty, it turned out, had a idea of his own: URB-E, an electric scooter so compact that it can easily squeeze onto a crowded subway car. He …

UC Berkeley

Green Planet Architects' New Platform Connects Eco-Minded Architects and Builders Across the Globe

With climate change and environmental destruction threatening our planet, building green has never been more important. Many architects and builders …

Architecture

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

12 Off-the-Grid Getaways

Boeing seeks to certify biodiesel for jet fuel around the world

Tens of thousands of flights carry millions of passengers around the globe on a daily basis.<p>Needless to say, the environmental impact of this is fairly large, but both airlines and aircraft makers are keen to reduce that impact and lower their own costs, too.<p>Biofuel is the current buzzword in the …

Lockheed Backs World's Largest Wave Energy Project

Lockheed Martin, the Bethesda, MD-based security and aerospace conglomerate, has agreed to build what will soon become the world’s largest wave energy project about three miles off the southern coast of Australia.<p>The 62.5-megawatt wave energy generation project is projected to generate enough …

A Perfect Photo Of The Skiers Who Shared Gold After A Historic Tie At The Olympics

For the first time in Olympics history, we have a tie for gold in an alpine skiing event.<p>Switzerland's Dominique Gisin and Slovenia's Tina Maze both finished with a time of 1:47.57 in Wednesday's women's downhill.<p>With the length of the race and the speeds at which they're moving down the mountain, …

HOW MANY TAKES WILL IT TAKE?

FirstFuel, Purveyor of Energy Intelligence, Snags $8.5 Million Series B Round

Most commercial building owners or property managers would love to uncover operational changes that could save them on water, electricity, natural gas or other energy costs.<p>But on-site audits can be lengthy and costly. That’s why companies like FirstFuel Software, which provides detailed utility …

Silicon Valley Start-Up Company Powers Homes With Sound Waves

Imagine a household appliance that could provide electric power for your home as reliably, affordably and inconspicuously as your kitchen refrigerator provides cold air for your perishables.<p>I would wager that the majority of people reading this post have encountered some iteration of this …

A U.S. Solar Company Makes A Rare Move: Setting Up Factory In China

China may be the solar manufacturing hub of the world, but it’s not a place where U.S companies have set up production lines. But Colorado-based Ascent Solar Technologies is doing just that and announced Thursday a joint venture with a local government to build a large solar panel factory.<p>Ascent …

Green Tech Investments Down, With Big Deals Going To Car-Sharing Apps, Clean Power, Energy Efficient Gear

Venture capital investments in cleantech startups worldwide ended 2013 with 1,007 deals totaling $6.8 billion, a decline from the 1,037 deals amassing $7.9 billion the year before, according to market research firm the Cleantech Group on Wednesday.<p>Investors placed heavy bets on transportation, and …

Micro-Windmills May One Day Power Your Smart Phone

Bigger is better has practically become a rule of thumb in the wind power business.<p>Indeed, the typical wind turbine size has grown from about 300 kilowatts in 1990 to a whopping 7.5 megawatts in 2011.<p>A team of electrical engineers in Texas is challenging the industry’s conventional wisdom by …

9 Startups Tapping the $600 Billion Cleantech Water Sector

A wave of startup companies is rising up to address the growing need for wastewater treatment and monitoring solutions, part of a $600 billion industry that has traditionally been dominated by legacy companies such as GE, Veolia, Siemens and Suez.<p>What’s more, the industry as a whole is generating …

Here Comes A 'Flow Battery' Technology And A $20M Plan To Bring It To Market

Investors are getting more bullish about the energy storage market, which is emerging to complement the increasing solar power generation and provide backup power for businesses that could lose millions of dollars in sales during a blackout.<p>Take a look at California-based Primus Power, which on …

Will all-in-one electric bicycle wheels swamp electric cars?

When debating the merits of electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen and other alternative fuels, it’s easy to get tied down in the notion they’re the solution to all our transport problems.<p>They aren’t, of course — they’re just a solution. Improvements to public transit, encouraging people to walk a little …

2014 electric motorcycles: buyer’s guide

Electric motorcycles are now ready for primetime, and this year’s selection shows that the pace of development is quick. This buyer’s guide focuses on street-legal, highway-ready motorcycles.<p>There are many two-wheeled electric vehicles out there that are more properly considered scooters or dirt …

Tesla Officially Opens West Coast Supercharger Circuit, Covering San Diego To Vancouver

Tesla’s West Coast Supercharger Corridor opened today, making it possible for owners of the Model S to travel free between San Diego and Vancouver, using Highway 101 and Interstate 5. This makes a Supercharger reachable within 200 miles to over 99 percent of Californians and 87 percent of those in …

Practically Green Raises $3M To Help Companies Manage Sustainability Programs

Practically Green says it has raised $3 million in Series A funding for its online tools that encourage employees to act more sustainably.<p>The company launched with a product dedicated to consumer sustainability, but it has since shifted its focus to powering similar programs for customers like NBC …

How Much Extra Would You Pay for 'Made in the USA'?

American-made goods can sometimes be 80 percent more expensive than foreign imports.<p>Americans spend more than $340 billion a year on clothes and …

Farfetch Logo

What we want to wear now<p>New season. New York.<p>Swimwear. Tested on surfers<p>Shore things. Summer's best swimwear<p>Cult bags for smart girls<p>What’s new in …

Pharrell Williams partners with G-Star Raw to promote awareness about plastic pollution

It's Fashion Week in New York City, so there's no shortage of fashion-related celebrity buzz. But here's one you might not have seen coming: musician …

Gaming Conventions

ArchiWorkshop Unveils Gorgeous 'Glamping' Tents Shaped Like Doughnuts

Some people like to rough it in the great outdoors, but for those looking for a more glamorous approach to camping there's always the option of …

Pinterest Is Powering A Huge Amount Of Social Commerce, And Twitter Isn't Too Shabby Either

Pinterest's reach isn't huge compared to plenty of other social platforms, but its impact on e-commerce is outsized, accounting for 23% of global social-mediated e-commerce sales in the second quarter of 2013.<p>Pinterest's recent valuation at $3.8 billion suggests that a huge amount of potential is …

The Secrets Of Generation Flux

How brilliantly managed chaos sparks success inside Nike, Box, Cisco, Foursquare, Intuit, and more.<p><b>If Wes Anderson ever</b> conjures up a hipster mad scientist, he’ll look a lot like Aaron Levie, the cofounder and CEO of an Internet company called Box. Levie’s a mess of jangly nerves, topped by a wild …