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Threat Is Real: Many Tesla Buyers Cross Shop German Brands

Buyers of Tesla’s electric vehicles very often cross shop with German luxury car brands (BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Audi, etc), according to Edmunds. And this is even before the Model 3 arrives. Apparently, nearly 30% of Tesla buyers consider...Show More Summary

Parabosol is a portable solar-powered water treatment system for remote areas

Over 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water globally. Although clean water is a basic human right, it continues to be a growing epidemic in the developing world, predominantly in remote communities. Hakan Gürsu of Designnobis devised the Parabosol, a portable solar-powered water purification system for use in remote areas. Show More Summary

Boxy new library by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects designed to regenerate Halifax

The library, comprising four slightly tilted volumes, reflects the historical axis between the Halifax Citadel and the city harbor. It references the city’s maritime heritage and aims to regenerate the downtown area. Thanks to its diverse...Show More Summary

This tiny shape-shifting sideways-driving car could mark the end of parallel parking

[youtube =http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhVdYWihxUc&spf] It’s small, cute, and sleek. Just another smart car, though? Hardly. The EO Smart Connecting Car 2, or “EOscc2” for short, does things like no other smart car we’ve seen, except maybe in sci-fi movies. Show More Summary

Solar-powered KontererART city in Poland is made of reused shipping containers

Instead of designing several freestanding pavilions, the architects created a single big building with interconnected containers housing different activities and spaces. The Bar and Carbo Gallery, which was left over from last year's event, was converted into a base. Show More Summary

Mobile residence for writers to meander the border of England's former Roman Empire

Called 'The Mansio', the house will function as a temporary residence for writers, as well as a venue for different events during a six-month-long journey that forms part of the Hexham Book Festival and Arts&Heritage. The project was...Show More Summary

Ripple is a Silicon Valley-based startup making milk from peas

The Bay Area fosters a culture of forward thinkers and new ways to solve problems in our world, including in our food system. Ripple Foods is one such startup in Silicon Valley hoping to disrupt the dairy industry with pea protein. The...Show More Summary

Time-Lapse Shows 100-Meter Wind Turbine Going Up In Just One Minute

For wind energy boosters and construction enthusiasts alike, this time-lapse video of a 100-meter high wind turbine being installed at the headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a fascinating look at one of the marvels of modern engineering. Show More Summary

Cyclists deserve protection during construction too.

In booming cities the first thing to go is the space for bikes. This is unfair and dangerous.

Vote for your favorite shed of the year

It's down to the wire at the annual shed competition; we look at a few.

Movpak hybrid backpack and electric skateboard is a commuter's dream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmsIitiymCA Movpak is the smartest backpack you’ll ever meet, because it doubles as an electric vehicle. Controlled via remote, smartphone app, or voice activation, the electric skateboard can carry its rider at speeds up to 20 mph—not that we can think of any reason someone would want to ride one that fast. Show More Summary

13 gorgeous green lights to illuminate your life

Cloud Softlight Mobile by Molo Design Molo Design’s billowy cloud lamps undulate like a soft canopy. The clusters of the hanging lamps form indoor cloudscapes inside your office or living room. Made from recyclable Tyvek, the accordion-fold...Show More Summary

Returning Farm Animals to Pasture: The Deconstruction of the US Egg Industry

There was a time when a shopper seeking pastured eggs needed to drive across town to a farmers market or?heaven forbid?drive out of town to visit an actual farm. No longer. Eggs from hens raised on pasture are increasingly available at major supermarkets across the country. Show More Summary

Housecats Are Getting Fatter, and It's Our Fault

I have a cat that has a bad relationship with food. I took him in as a stray a year and a half ago, and even hundreds of meals later, he still growls and glares at my other two cats if they even THINK about getting near him when there's food in his bowl. Show More Summary

"Vibranium" hyperloop pods will be 10 times stronger than steel

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies just announced plans to manufacture its transportation pods from a new type of carbon fiber called Vibranium that's "eight times stronger than aluminum and 10 times stronger than steel alternatives."...Show More Summary

Mio's clever modular furniture line brings function and vibrance to small spaces

Made from a recycled steel alloy and FSC-certified wood, Mio's Flip Tables and Stools are interchangeable designs that can be assembled in hundreds of ways. Adding or flipping the steel base creates tables and seating of varying heights and styles that are easily adjustable for any situation. Show More Summary

Spend a night in an apartment atop the Eiffel Tower

Plenty of tourists visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris every year, but not many can say they've made it their vacation home. Next month, four lucky contest winners will have the chance to stay in an apartment on the 300-meter tall landmark's...Show More Summary

Portugal powered by 100% renewable energy for over four days

An exciting renewable energy feat in Europe shows us just what a sustainable energy future will look like - and that future is not too far away. From May 7 to May 11, Portugal was powered entirely by renewable sources. During the 107...Show More Summary

New stem cell therapy could cure blindness

Upwards of 30 million people on the planet suffer from Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which causes pain and a black spot in the center of the patient’s vision that grows into eventual blindness. Recently, studies conducted at University College London reveal a possible cure for the first time in history. Show More Summary

Shape-shifting Exocet Chair conforms to the body in dozens of ways

Handcrafted from birch wood, the transforming lounger is available in several veneers including White Oak, Cherry, Walnut, Maple and Mozambique. Spinning the Exocet's rotating steel axis instantly adjusts the seat depending on your personal activity or comfort level. Show More Summary

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