Jared McClain

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The 'Rental Penalty' Is Real in These 10 Cities

In some places, renters are more than twice as likely as homeowners to be housing poor.<p>Life in up-and-coming cities like Raleigh, Jacksonville and …

Permaculture magazine

Peter Cowman<p>Human shelters offer testament to the strength of the human will to survive. As such, they are a vital component of settled life and a …

This hot gull-winged sports car is powered by saltwater! http://bit.ly/1vHo6Ts

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

Hyperlocal apps help residents fight crime

Early this year, a crime spree hit the usually quiet residential neighborhood of Grandview, northeast of downtown Phoenix, Arizona.<p>Over a period of three months, there were 25 home burglaries in the neighborhood, often carried out while residents were out for just a few hours. When police work …

iOn Wireless Capacitive Control Switch For Your Home (video)

If you fancy upgrading your old light switches into next generation capacitive control switches you might be interested in a new switch called the …

Can you see the electric assist motor on this bike?

When TreeHugger originally reported on this amazing electric assist motor that converts any bike into a "stealth electric bike" a commenter …

How to eat your lawn: Transform your wasteful grassy space into a food forest garden

Who ever imagined that lawns would go from epitomizing the American dream to embodying all manner of evil? Blaming both human and natural failings, …

Gardening

This is the most secure computer you’ll ever own

From the moment you boot up, your computer leaves footprints. Websites leave tracking cookies, following you from page to page and session to session, alongside the usual traces left by your IP address. Persistent logins from Google and Facebook tie each site visit to your offline identity. If …

Lunecase Uses Electromagnetic Energy to Display iPhone Notifications

Ukrainian company Concepter today debuted a new Kickstarter project for the Lunecase, a new iPhone case that uses electromagnetic energy emitted from the iPhone to detect and alert users when a text message or phone call is placed.<p>The Lunecase does does not require a battery or a connection with …

Pont - floor bicycle stand / wooden floor bike rack

Description<p>Pont<p>This bicycle floor stand is made with beech wood, so it is solid and very light. It allows you to park your bicycle easily, quickly and elegantly.<br>Pont floor stands come in two sizes: for thin wheels (road and city bikes) and for thick wheels (mountain bikes).<br>These stands are very …

9 Super Vegetables to Plant in Your Garden Today for Better Health

One of the benefits that proponents of genetically engineered food always tout is the possibility to improve nutrition and solve hunger across the …

Wicked Lasers Flashtorch is Bright Enough to Start Fires

Wicked Lasers has been producing a line of laser pointers for years that are powerful enough to melt plastic and pop balloons. The company has …

Gear & Gadgets

Extreme Weather Has Driven A Ten-Fold Increase In Power Outages Over The Last Two Decades

A new report from Climate Central has found that major power outages have increased ten times over since the early 1980s — and extreme weather is by …

Artist Julio Garcia Builds a Light-Filled Shipping Container Home in Savannah

Artist and designer Julio Garcia recently built his own recycled shipping container home in Savannah, Georgia. The printmaker took two 40 ft …

Shipping Containers

How Sonos Completely Changed My Music Listening Habits

Almost everyone uses some form of music streaming service these days and there’s a never-ending list of options: Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Rdio, Google Play Music and 8tracks are just a few among the ton of services out there. However, you probably have little time to actually listen to all the …

Sammy Screamer: A motion detector for parents

Ever wished you had an extra set of eyes on the cookie jar, or somebody making sure the kids aren't sneaking out of their bedrooms when its time to …

Hero's 2WD diesel-electric RNT radically rethinks the motorcycle as an all-purpose utility vehicle

The RNT has an ultra-frugal 13.5 hp, 150 cc diesel engine which produces 35 Nm of torque at just 1600 rpm, with an optional turbocharger which will …

Dupe creates "biological concrete" from sand, bacteria and urine

With energy production and raw material shortages becoming increasingly pertinent issues around the world, designer Peter Trimble has demonstrated a …

RD House keeps naturally cool inside a Dominican Republic hillside

Cave homes, pit houses and other part or fully-underground dwellings all offer benefits in energy efficiency when compared to typical above-ground …

A tiny wood cabin built as a replica of Thoreau's cabin. More photos here: http://bit.ly/1l38iDe

RFID Bikealarm scares off would-be bike thieves

Very little beats a sturdy U-lock for securing a bike. For when there's nothing available to which you can secure your bike, however, or if you just …

Small

small-scale.net<p>Small Train Set<br>• Small Manicure Set<br>• Small Clear Plastic<br>• Small Range Bag<br>• Small Scale Industries<br>• Documentary Movies<br>• Video Production<p>Related …

Introducing fēnix 2: The Ultimate Multisport Adventure Watch

We are excited to announce the fēnix 2, an update to the popular outdoor GPS watch with new training options, updated easier-to-use interface and …

Mirrored sun-catcher reflects sunlight into the home via smartphone (Video)

The drab, hollow days of winter make many of us (myself included) yearn for the glorious sun of summer -- or at least some kind of light therapy …

Build Your Own Magnetic Cable Catcher With Repurposed Materials

Magnetic cable catchers like the MOS Organizer are great, but they're pretty expensive considering it's just a block of magnets. If you'd prefer to …

Magnetism

Mt. Gox suspends Bitcoin withdrawals, causes price to plunge

The popular Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is suspending withdrawals for an unstated period of time in order to perform maintenance. The exchange hopes to resolve withdrawal delays that some users have been complaining about for months now, which have allegedly held up transactions for weeks or longer. …

US Treasury confirms Bitcoin miners and investors won't be regulated

Bitcoin miners and investors will not be regulated by the US Treasury. The clarification came in a pair of rulings yesterday from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the US Treasury Department, which said that people who mine virtual currencies for personal use and …