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For a lazy Sunday here and everywhere, here is a quick animation from one of our readers explaining ice cores and how they teach us about climate change. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BgD9xul16g&feature=youtu.be keep reading
A new wool and rice straw blended upholstery fabric, which has been developed by a Wellington company, goes into commercial production next year with the potential to create significant demand for New Zealand crossbred wool, while helping solve a massive air pollution problem in China. The Formary is a Wellington ... keep reading
Two students from University of California San Diego (UCSD) have designed an exciting project that ticks all the boxes. It is educational, functional, aesthetic and easy to use. In their own words, they have created “a natural, self-sustainable ecosystem that is easy to care for”. ‘Aquarium enthusiasts’ Eric and Kevin ... keep reading
Straw Bale House- Designed by Carina Rose http://flickr.com/photo/73416633@N00/304515241 Energy efficient houses are often thought to be a promising way to reduce our environmental footprint by using less energy and producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, surprisingly, if you consider the whole life cycle of ... keep reading
A partnership between Portland State University and Walmart could significantly improve the design of green roofs. The roof of Walmart’s new Hayden Meadows store in North Portland will be fitted with a weather station and sensors across the 40,000 square feet of vegetative roof. The partnership will last ... keep reading
Neurons that control appetite suppression in mice are identified in Nature this week. The neurons highlighted in this study specifically curb the appetite after meals or when it is unhealthy to eat, such as during illness or toxin exposure. Understanding this important pathway could be valuable for the development of ... keep reading
Airport security has become ever tighter over the years, which is good for safety but can cause irritation for travelers. Nowadays customers can’t take bottles of liquid on board and are asked to relinquish them at security checks, which is annoying and also bad for the environment when they ... keep reading
We use it every day. Approximately 60% of the human body is made up of it and after three days without it, your chances of survival are slim. Even though it covers over 70% of the world's surface, we only have access to less than 1% of it for ... keep reading
Valeo is inviting engineering students to take part in the global Valeo Innovation Challenge. The goal is to design equipment that, between now and 2030, will make the car more intelligent and intuitive. Participants can signup now For the initial selection rounds, engineering students are to develop bold, revolutionary ... keep reading
Micro apartments or micro housing has been a popular concept in the last few years, what with developers, designers, architects and practically everyone constantly looking for new solutions to housing in lieu of rising populations and decreasing urban space. The concept certainly isn’t new and, in Japan, there’s ... keep reading
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