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Building with Papercrete at the Good Life Lab

A few years ago, makers Wendy Tremayne and Mikey Sklar made the decision to leave their high pressure jobs and life in New York City and move to rural New Mexico, “where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently, discovering a new sense of value and …

The Best Bike Light For Less Than $100

A good tail light helps a bike rider get noticed on the road at night. The front light, however, has a more difficult challenge—it has to make you a …

Batteries

Goodbye, Darkness: Light Pollution Is Making Us Forget the Night Sky

Did you know that eight of every ten kids born today won’t experience a night sky dark enough to see the Milky Way? We’re living in an age when light …

Louis XIV

Get Lost In These Abstract Maps of the World's Great Cities

A city's street plan isn't just the canvas that we paint our lives on—it's a work of art on its own. This is true regardless whether the avenues and …

This Emergency Hook Folds Up and Fits In Your Wallet

We've all been there: arrive in a grubby public rest room, realise there's nowhere to hang anything, and be faced by the grim experience of dropping …

Wallet

Gizmodo

Microsoft confirmed today that XBox One users will be able to play games while they're still downloading. After all the back-and-forth over XBox …

Xbox

This Micro-Penetrator Will Impregnate Distant Planets--With Science

After nearly a decade and billions of dollars in R&D costs, we've still barely scratched the surface of Mars. That sort of outlay just won't work for …

BBC

This Quadcopter Video of Niagara Is Way Better Than a Tightrope

It's crazy hot out there this week, but this gorgeous video shot from a remote-control helicopter hovering over Niagara Falls lets you (nearly) feel …

Gizmodo

Microsoft's Outlook Web App for iPhone and iPad is available today, offering offline email capabilities and voice commands. The iOS native app has …

Web Applications

What Would Manhattan Look Like If It Were Inside the Grand Canyon?

Suspend disbelief for a second and imagine if the Big Apple were dropped inside of one of the biggest canyons in the world. It would be an amazing, …

Grand Canyon

The High Price of Copper

Lithium may store the power that drives out modern mobile world but it's copper that delivers it. This malleable metal is a vital component in modern …

Salt Lake City

Dangerous Fun with Super Capacitor Pyrotechnics

Getting into the 4th of July, let’s check out some sparks that fly from ultracapacitors! YouTube user Afrotechmods shows us:<p>I got hold of some 2600F capacitors that can dump hundreds of amps. Normally these are used in electric cars to handle sudden stops and starts. Instead, I use them to vaporize …

FPGAs, LEDs, Tools and Wearables: New Products in the Maker Shed

We’re in the midst of a very busy summer here at the Maker Shed — we’ve been traveling around the country for various Mini Maker Faires (we recently returned from Kansas City and will be in Detroit later this month) and are preparing for the next World Maker Faire in September. But fear not; we …

Maker Camp 2013: Week 2 - Create the Future

Powdered Water Hydrates Drought-Stricken Farms

Mexican farmers have been fighting drought with Solid Rain for more than a decade, but the powdered water designed by chemical engineer Sergio Jésus …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Roads aren't just for walking or driving anymore. Solar road or pathway projects around the world are showing that...<p>How do you preserve fruits and …

Why 'Sharknado' Is Ridiculous

<i>From Accuweather:</i><p>The popular TV-movie "Sharknado" has whipped social media into a shark-infested frenzy.<p>The SyFy Channel's latest campy disaster movie premiered last night to stellar ratings and an even greater response from social media. It stars actors such as Tara Reid ("American Pie") and Ian …

7-Foot Snake Pulled Out Of Mini Cooper After Boa Constrictor Slithered Behind Body Panel (VIDEO)

WSVN-TV -<p>Snakes alive! No, seriously, there's a live snake in the car!<p>A Florida woman had an unusual request when she pulled into the Vista BMW in Coconut Creek on Monday morning. Her 7-foot-long pet boa constrictor had gotten loose in her Mini Cooper, and she needed help pulling it out.<p>"My son and …

OPT Oregon Wave Project Looking More In Doubt

Last fall, the imminent deployment of a fully approved wave energy buoy off Oregon had a lot of people excited. Even the <i>New York Times</i> busted out a …

HEINEKEN WOBO: A Beer Bottle That Doubles as a Brick

Upcycling is a 21st century term, coined by Cradle to Cradle authors William McDonough and Michael Braungart, but the idea of turning waste into …

Beer

Wimoto Sensors Make A Dumb Home Smart In Minutes

Accurate information about what’s going on at home–both outside and in–is key when seeking energy savings. The way a home performs, and how …

SunOven Provides Solar Kitchens for Developing Countries

SunOven has developed an easily transportable solar oven that offers an effective way to cook off the grid. The oven can be used to bake bread in the …

Eliodomestico: Solar Terracotta Water Filter Distills 5 Liters of Water a Day

Eliodomestico is a solar-powered water filter that can be made from simple and readily available materials and is capable of purifying 5 liters of …

7 indoor plants that purify the air around you naturally

1/14<p>7-Air-Purifying-Houseplants<p>Bringing potted plants into a living space to liven it up is a trick that's been used by interior designers for years, …

Amazing ERO Concrete-Recycling Robot Can Erase Entire Buildings

Demolition is a messy business—not only does the process require heavy machinery and produce clouds of dust, but it also results in giant piles of …

FishPi: A solar-powered, Raspberry Pi controlled, autonomous ocean explorer

After over a year of work on a proof-of-concept vehicle, the FishPi project is developing a prototype of an autonomous ocean-going surface vehicle …