Undergrad student leads scientists to discover nearly 100 unknown volcanoes – in Antarctica

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There’s a new contender for Earth’s biggest volcanic region: Antarctica. Researchers found 91 volcanoes previously unknown to humans, and the volcanoes are massive, ranging in height from around 328 to 12,631 feet. They were tipped off to the cluster of volcanoes thanks to a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Edinburgh.

Third-year student Max Van Wyk de Vries analyzed radar mapping data of the continent, and proposed a study to the university. Scientists were then able… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Compact floating cabin pops up in extreme remote locations

Russian firm BIO-architects recently unveiled their latest modern modular cabin—and this one floats on water. Prefabricated offsite, the DD16 house was dropped on a lake near Moscow and is lightweight and durable enough to float and withstand harsh winter extremes. Designed for remote locations, the off-grid cabin uses solar energy for electricity, draws fresh water from the lake, and uses a composting toilet for waste.

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The 16-square-meter DD16 cabin is… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building