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Can Long Island Be Saved, Part XIV: Video and Social Media as A Means of Building Public Awareness

If Long Island is to be saved, and by "saved" I mean preserved as a desirable place to live for future generations, then everybody in Nassau and Suffolk needs to understand why our drinking water and all our rivers, ponds and bays are imperiled. Show More Summary

Mesmerizing lava skylights give a glimpse under the Earths surface

Volcanoes get a bad rap in the movies, but what goes on underneath the Earth’s crust can actually be a beautiful scene - especially if we can get a glimpse of it. The Kilauea volcano’s recent lava breakouts in Hawaii were captured on...Show More Summary

Compact WaterCube uses solar power to make clean drinking water

WaterCube by SunGlacier - Ap Verheggen from sunglacier on Vimeo. Verheggen tells Inhabitat that the biggest challenge they faced when designing the WaterCube was to cool down the cone to just above freezing point without using a huge amount of energy. Show More Summary

China launches brutal dog meat festival this week despite worldwide protests

Animal rights activists in the United States, China, and many other countries around the world are crestfallen this week as the Yulin Dog Meat Festival kicks off in rural southern China. Although smaller than in previous years, the festival...Show More Summary

Surreal sculptures use stretched bronze to connect boulders Based in Auvergne, France, Langlois is a self-taught artist who began experimenting with sculpture using only plaster and clay. He later turned to bronze and explored the process of transmuting natural materials with the metal. Show More Summary

WATCH: This Is How Butterflies Create Their Brilliant Color

Working in the Amazon rainforest has its challenges. To name an obvious one, it can be difficult to lug equipment into remote field sites to conduct research. Fortunately we live in a time when technology is rapidly becoming both cheaper and more portable. Show More Summary

Tiny electric car smashes world record by hitting 0-60 mph in 1.5 seconds

A team of 30 Swiss students have created the fastest-accelerating car in the world - and it's 100% electric. In just 1.513 seconds, the Grimsel race car can go from zero to 60 miles per hour (100 km/h) -- in fact, it's half a second faster than Tesla's "Ludicrous Mode" for the Model S. Show More Summary

Solar Impulse 2 nails world's first solar-powered flight across the Atlantic Ocean

The experimental solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 made history early this morning when it touched down in Seville, Spain after a three-day nonstop flight from New York City. The landing marks the first-ever solar, electric, and zero-emission crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Show More Summary

Two ex-Google employees are turning existing trucks into autonomous vehicles

To some, the Trucker is a modern folk hero, an American archetype engaged in cross-country adventure to ensure that consumerism keeps on truckin'. But if you remove the red, white, and blue colored glasses, trucking can be seen as dangerous to the driver, those who share the road, and the environment. Show More Summary

Hamanishi Design combines 3D modeling and traditional craftsmanship to create beautiful flower vases

Japanese designer Kunikazu Hamanishi combined digital technology with craftsmanship to create Weave, a flower vase that’s part wicker basket, part ceramic bowl. The Yokohama-based designer used 3D modeling to create the mold for the wicker that was then woven into a variety of shapes and then placed atop different colored ceramic bases. Show More Summary

Koch Brothers gave $21 million to Groups Defending ExxonMobil's Climate Cover Up

The Kochs have spent over $88 million in traceable funding to groups attacking climate change science, policy and regulation. Of that total, $21 million went to groups that recently bought a full page New York Times advertisement defending...Show More Summary

Climate Change This Week: Requiem for a Reef, Developing Divestment, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB - beautiful unusual biodiversity, as illustrated in this small asian kingfisher, is another reason to preserve carbon-storing forests. Source Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon Beautiful Norway: Trying to Keep All Forests Green through its new policy. Show More Summary

ARTICLE22 jewelry is made out of unexploded bombs in Laos

In 2008, during her trip to Laos (the most heavily bombed country in history), Elizabeth Suda’s desire to create a social business was born. The New York based designer founded ARTICLE22, a brand that designs accessories out of Vietnam War bombs. Show More Summary

UC Berkeley unveils 3D-printed "Bloom" building made of powdered cement

3D printing technology has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past decade. Whereas the first printers slowly churned out tiny trinkets and figurines, today's advanced printers can produce functional tools, full-sized furniture, automobiles, and even entire buildings. Show More Summary

Why I Am An Ocean Advocate

Image Credit: Huffington Post When a dear friend asked me, "When and why did you become an Ocean's Advocate?" My response was this... The Instigating Event: Around New Years I was introduced to the movie, "The Cove." This movie addresses the cruel, painful, and irrational slaughters of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. Show More Summary

Super 73 is the perfect bike-motorcycle hybrid for your urban commute

Super 73 is a clever ebike that fills the gap between the bike and the motorcycle. The best selling motor vehicle ever is the is a 49cc motorcycle, called the Honda Super Cub. It has out sold any car, and is used as the primary form of transportation to this day in many developing countries throughout the world. Show More Summary

Meet Maxwell, NASAs zero-emission 14-motor electric airplane

NASA is preparing to test experimental propulsion technology with a new zero-emission airplane officially designated X-57 (but affectionately nicknamed Maxwell). The aircraft’s 14 electric motors turn a series of propellers fitted along the plane’s wings - an update to previous designs. Show More Summary

NASA confirms a second mini moon is circling Earth

For most relationships, 100 years is well past the point in time when you can ‘make it official,’ but for planets, it’s just right. After nearly a century in Earth’s orbit, a tiny asteroid has earned NASA’s recognition as Earth’s new...Show More Summary

Smartslab lets you cook, warm, and chill food on one sleek, ceramic surface

If you thought only the future held a sleek tabletop able to cook, warm, and chill your food with the touch of your finger, well, welcome to the future. Kram/Weisshaar has designed the Smartslab to integrate heating and cooling elements into ceramic panels, which can easily be operated using sensor technology. Show More Summary

Solar Impulse 2 begins 4-day nonstop flight across the Atlantic on longest day of the year

Solar Impulse 2 celebrated the dawn of summer this morning by lifting off from New York’s Kennedy Airport and heading east. Today marks the beginning of the trans-Atlantic leg of the solar-powered aircraft’s round-the-world journey.Show More Summary

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