Graphene filter made out of soybeans makes water from Sydney Harbor drinkable

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Imagine if we could create clean water from any freshwater source – no matter how dirty – in just one step. Australian scientists have done just that with a filtration technique that utilizes graphene film. It’s so effective that even the filthiest water was clean enough to drink after passing through the filter. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Sail away from it all in this gorgeous floating tiny home

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These wirelessly-powered AA batteries pull energy from thin air

The Cota Forever BatteryTM is the world’s first wirelessly-powered AA battery, offering a more sustainable, convenient alternative to traditional disposable batteries. Through this technology, any device that requires AA batteries to function can be recharged from a distance through the air. Designed by Ossia, the Cota AA battery retrofits old devices by connecting them to a digital, wireless network. This means that an owner could remotely connect to and affect devices, even those not originally… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Gorgeous lakeside home takes cues from Pacific Northwest midcentury modernism

The tradition of midcentury modernism in the Pacific Northwest lives on in the handsome West Mercer Residence nestled along the shores of Lake Washington. SKL Architects designed this cedar-clad abode and worked closely with local craftspeople to create the custom 5,500-square-foot home with enviable views framed through large expanses of glass.

California may be considered the stronghold of midcentury modernism in the West, but the design movement also crept up to the Pacific Northwest… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

VIDEO: Man saves rabbit from raging California fire

Fires continue to ravage Southern California. While the Thomas Fire rages in Ventura County, one man was captured on video trying to save a wild rabbit hopping near Highway 1 in La Conchita. As the animal jumped near the flames, the man followed until he was able to pick it up.

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The Monade Capsule is a private hideaway that hangs from city rooftops

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Geologists discover fossils from 13 ancient tree species in Antarctica

It may be hard to believe, but forests once sprawled across Antarctica. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee geologists recently climbed the slopes of McIntyre Promontory in the Transantarctic Mountains to uncover fossil fragments from 13 trees that greened Antarctica more than 260 million years ago – before the first dinosaurs ever walked the planet.

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NASA confirms asteroid came from another solar system – and it’s incredibly bizarre

The presence of an elongated asteroid hurtling through our solar system prompted a call to action from observatories throughout the world. It’s the first confirmed object from another star according to NASA, and it may be as long as a quarter mile. And while the rocky asteroid may not really be piloted by aliens – it could give us clues into the formation of other solar systems.

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Son builds modern dream cabin from recycled materials for his aging father

Retiring to a cozy cabin in the woods is a dream of many, and one that Josh Wynne helped his father fulfill when he built and designed Mike’s Hammock, a compact dwelling located on his property in Nokomis, Florida. Designed for handicap accessibility, the modern one-room was crafted for aging in place and prioritizes sustainability in its use of recycled materials and low-energy footprint.

Stylish and sustainable, the 604-square-meter cabin was constructed with mostly local and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This hurricane-proof home can withstand a whack from a 200mph two-by-four

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