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Waterstudio's floating sea wall harvests blue energy from crashing water

Certain world leaders might be dragging their feet on addressing climate change, but in the meantime, Koen Olthuis and the rest of the Waterstudio crew are working on solutions that we can use today. The Blue energy floating sea wall is a floating breakwater that doubles as an energy generator. Show More Summary

Eviation Aircraft unveils all-electric plane with 600-mile range

Though flying via airplane is fast and fun, it's one of the least environmentally-friendly methods of travel. That may soon change, however, as Eviation Aircraft (a member of NASA’s on-demand mobility program) recently unveiled the first prototype of an all-electric aircraft with a range of up to 600 miles (965 km). Show More Summary

Doctors warn cities that LED street lights can cause serious health issues

Many cities have shifted to LED lights in a bid to be more energy and cost efficient, but LED lights have another price - and it comes at our health. This week, the American Medical Association (AMA) issued an official statement warning...Show More Summary

Solar-powered Cloverdale house is made of reclaimed wood from a 1970s kit home

This solar-powered home in Cloverdale, California was built using reclaimed wood from an existing 1970s kit log home. Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects utilized existing site elements to create the new 2150-square-foot house with minimal impact on the environment.[...]

Indian Railways installing rooftop solar panels on 250 trains

Some of the world’s most polluting cities may be found in India, but the country’s government, as well as private corporations, are working hard to transition the economy into a more sustainable one. Indian Railways, for instance, is installing flexible solar panels on 250 local trains. Show More Summary

The 2018 Nissan Leaf will feature semi-autonomous driving technology

We're just a few months away from the debut of the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf - and the automaker just announced a killer feature for its next-generation electric vehicle. In addition to a complete restyling and a longer driving range, the 2018 Leaf will be able to drive itself with Nissan's new ProPILOT Assist autonomous technology.[...]

Breakthrough algae strain produces twice as much biofuel

Scientists have been working since the 1970's to transform algae into biofuel. Now a new breakthrough could make this alternative energy source a more viable option. Researchers from Synthetic Genomics, Inc. and ExxonMobil were able to edit algae genes to produce two times more lipids. Those lipids can be turned into biofuel that isn't too different from the diesel we use today.[...]

Enchanting tiny home combines rustic French charm and modern luxury

Rustic French charm and modern luxury come together in this beautiful tiny home on wheels. France’s tiny house company Baluchon has outdone themselves again in their latest build called the Ostara, a tiny home built on a six-meter trailer. Show More Summary

Amazing elevated museum lets you stroll through the treetops in British Columbia

This angular museum meanders through a forest in British Columbia. Canadian firm Patkau Architects designed the elevated building to house a private collector's artwork and keep it safe from flooding. The museum's linear succession of spaces creates a promenade that evokes the experience of strolling through the forest.[...]

Spiky sweets shop makes extraordinary use of the common traffic cone

This new ice cream shop in Pozna?, Poland is a treat for the stomach—and the eyes. Clad in nearly a thousand white traffic cones, this spiky mobile shop for LODOVNIA is the creative work of local studio mode:lina architects. The eye-catching facade shows off an extraordinary use of an ordinary object, and references the conical shape of the ice cream cone.[...]

New research shows there may be 10 planets in our solar system

Don't get your hopes up - scientists aren't making Pluto a planet again just yet. But the number of planets that exist in our solar system could be bumped up by two. Last fall researchers published a study on the mysterious Planet Nine, which could explain the unusual tilt of the sun. Show More Summary

A beautiful "canopy of light" resurrects the Guangzhou East Railway Station in China

One of the biggest railway terminals in China recently received an extensive renovation that shelters the main entrance with a beautiful "canopy of light." The Architectural design and Research Institute of SCUT renovated the landmark...Show More Summary

INTERVIEW: Meet Eric Lundgren, who broke the world record for EV range with a car made from trash

Eric Lundgren, the founder and CEO of e-waste recycling company ITAP, recently beat the electric vehicle driving range of a Tesla with a car made from trash and powered by repurposed Nintendo batteries. (Well, technically not just Nintendo...Show More Summary

The Netherlands is converting prisons into homes for refugees

Unlike the United States of America, the prison population and crime rate in the Netherlands has been steadily decreasing for years. As a result, the country’s government is repurposing correctional facilities into housing for refugees who are waiting to be granted asylum status — a process that usually takes a minimum of six months. Show More Summary

Sweden passes law to become carbon neutral by 2045

Sweden just took a huge step towards becoming even greener than it already is. A new law passed by the country's parliament will slash carbon emissions all the way down to zero by 2045. The move makes Sweden the first country to upgrade its carbon goals since the 2015 Paris Agreement.[...]

Elon Musk-inspired Hyperloop Hotel could be the future of travel

Imagine zipping between cities in mere minutes—all from the comfort of your hotel suite. That’s the futuristic vision of the $130 million Hyperloop Hotel, a proposal built upon Elon Musk’s Hyperloop One high-speed train system currently in development. Show More Summary

Astrophysicist warns asteroid strike is not a matter of if, but when

We humans have done a pretty good job of trashing the Earth all by ourselves, but we don't often stop to consider external threats - like asteroids. A 1908 asteroid explosion over Tunguska, Siberia ravaged 800 square miles, and Queen's...Show More Summary

132-year-old lobster returned to ocean after living in tank for 20 years

Did you know it's National Lobster Month? Residents in Hempstead, New York are celebrating the occasion by releasing a captive lobster back into the ocean. Louie the Lobster is 132 years old, but he has spent the last couple of decades living at Peter's Clam Bar in Long Island. Show More Summary

UN releases inconceivable new estimate of Earth's 2050 population

Right now there are 7.5 billion people on Earth and counting. But the world in 2050 will be even more packed, according to new United Nations (UN) projections. The new World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision report estimates that there could be nearly 10 billion people on the planet in a little over 30 years.[...]

World's greenest and healthiest office crowned in Washington, D.C.

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) headquarters in Washington DC was just named the greenest and healthiest office on the planet! Perkins+Will designed the groundbreaking interior, which has received both LEED and WELL Platinum Certification under WELL Building Standard.[...]

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