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09

Oct

How blue LEDs changed the worldLEDs have many potential uses aside from serving as light fixtures, including transmitting data over the internet and water purification.

How blue LEDs changed the world
LEDs have many potential uses aside from serving as light fixtures, including transmitting data over the internet and water purification.

08

Oct

Survey finds owners of green homes to be a content, remorse-free bunchIn a first-of-its-kind customer satisfaction survey, respondents give certified green homeownership a ringing endorsement with a majority believing that the benefits of owning an eco-friendly abode outweigh any additional costs.

Survey finds owners of green homes to be a content, remorse-free bunch
In a first-of-its-kind customer satisfaction survey, respondents give certified green homeownership a ringing endorsement with a majority believing that the benefits of owning an eco-friendly abode outweigh any additional costs.

06

Oct

This edible coffee cup is dipped in chocolateClever coffee shop delivers an edible coffee cup that solves the packaging problem and looks good too.

This edible coffee cup is dipped in chocolate
Clever coffee shop delivers an edible coffee cup that solves the packaging problem and looks good too.

29

Sep

The planet is warming, which is causing glaciers and ice sheets to melt and Earth’s sea levels to rise. As the ocean makes inroads over the next century, people living in low-lying areas will be displaced, leaving them in need of new homes. Don’t let memories of “Waterworld” deter you from checking out these innovative marine dwellings.
10 innovative ideas that let us live on water

26

Sep

London to build a floating village on the ThamesPlan calls for homes, offices and shops in the river along the Royal Docks, a little-used part of the city.

London to build a floating village on the Thames
Plan calls for homes, offices and shops in the river along the Royal Docks, a little-used part of the city.

22

Sep

This clever container home is ‘unpacked’ to reveal loads more living spaceDwell from G-Pod is a deceptively dainty modular home that, with a little bit of manual labor, can expand to 3 times its original size.

This clever container home is ‘unpacked’ to reveal loads more living space
Dwell from G-Pod is a deceptively dainty modular home that, with a little bit of manual labor, can expand to 3 times its original size.

09

Sep

Nifty recyclable tent helps hard-partying festival-goers generate less wasteAlfresco music festivals create huge amounts of landfill-bound waste — trashed tents included. The single-use One Nights Tent offers a fully recyclable alternative.

Nifty recyclable tent helps hard-partying festival-goers generate less waste
Alfresco music festivals create huge amounts of landfill-bound waste — trashed tents included. The single-use One Nights Tent offers a fully recyclable alternative.

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Aug

20

Aug

Portable flat-pack planter helps space-strapped urbanites grow edibles with easeIn the running for the 2014 James Dyson Award, Nomad aims to solve the not-enough-space-or-sunlight issue that plagues many greenthumbed apartment dwellers.

Portable flat-pack planter helps space-strapped urbanites grow edibles with ease
In the running for the 2014 James Dyson Award, Nomad aims to solve the not-enough-space-or-sunlight issue that plagues many greenthumbed apartment dwellers.

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).