Organic spa was renovated with all-natural materials to capture the essence of the nearby Alps

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Amazon opens new grocery store sans checkout lines

You’ll never wait in checkout lines at Amazon’s new grocery store, Amazon Go. Shoppers use an app to enter the supermarket, grab the food they need, and then simply walk out. The first Amazon Go opens today in Seattle.

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Geologists discover bacteria that turns small bits of gold into solid nuggets

Geologists in Queensland, Australia have discovered a unique type of bacteria that is able to forge small bits of gold into solid nuggets. This discovery could allow mining companies to reprocess previously undesirable gold into market-ready products as well as transform the ways in which gold-containing electronics are disposed. “In electronic waste, there’s a lot of gold,”¬†University of Adelaide associate professor Frank Reith told ABC.¬†”We need a technique without impact to health or community… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building