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31

Jul

Infiniti’s plans for a high-end electric are back on trackThe Japanese automaker announced — then withdrew — the LE electric, but now there are hints that it’s back on the schedule. Will it be the second EV to charge wirelessly? That’s the big question.

Infiniti’s plans for a high-end electric are back on track
The Japanese automaker announced — then withdrew — the LE electric, but now there are hints that it’s back on the schedule. Will it be the second EV to charge wirelessly? That’s the big question.

fromgrapevine:

Take a visual tour of Google’s office in Tel Aviv
Restaurants. Video games. A gym. A slide. Try to contain your envy.

29

Jul

ViVood: A pared-down pop-up vacation shack that’s perfect for semi-roughing it
This teeny-tiny wooden cabin from Spain can be built in several hours (provided you can wrangle several friends to help you).

22

Jul

9 of the most interesting inventions of 2014From medical advances to an energy-efficient computer mouse, here are some of the coolest inventions to debut in 2014.

9 of the most interesting inventions of 2014
From medical advances to an energy-efficient computer mouse, here are some of the coolest inventions to debut in 2014.

13

Jul

Prime time downsizing: Tiny house movement gets a reality show'Tiny House Nation,' a new series on A&E's FYI channel, is co-hosted by a pro skier who lives in a chalet-on-wheels that's the size of a large walk-in closet.

Prime time downsizing: Tiny house movement gets a reality show
'Tiny House Nation,' a new series on A&E's FYI channel, is co-hosted by a pro skier who lives in a chalet-on-wheels that's the size of a large walk-in closet.

12

Jul

2014 Solar Decathlon Europe competitors tackle urban densitySustainable city living is a focal point for a quartert of contenders at the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe in Versailles. Will one of these teams come in first?

2014 Solar Decathlon Europe competitors tackle urban density
Sustainable city living is a focal point for a quartert of contenders at the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe in Versailles. Will one of these teams come in first?

10

Jul

fromgrapevine:

Retired city bus converted into tiny living space
Two women with creative imaginations transform a junked bus into a unique mobile home.

A skyscraper that grows taller and taller as its occupants generate wasteBilled as a ‘self-generating development,’ Organic Skyscraper’s ultimate height is dependent on the recycling activities of its occupants.

A skyscraper that grows taller and taller as its occupants generate waste
Billed as a ‘self-generating development,’ Organic Skyscraper’s ultimate height is dependent on the recycling activities of its occupants.

09

Jul

To ease urban pressure, China looks to floating citiesWorried about sea level rise and population growth? Maybe floating cities are the answer.

To ease urban pressure, China looks to floating cities
Worried about sea level rise and population growth? Maybe floating cities are the answer.

fromgrapevine:

12 of the world’s most incredible bridges
These innovative structures match smart features with beautiful designs.