The world’s first vending machine for the homeless is 100% free

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Homeless people in the United Kingdom can now obtain food or items like socks or toothbrushes at no cost any time of day with a recently installed vending machine. New charity Action Hunger aims to work alongside existing charities tackling the issue of homelessness with the vending machines that can offer necessities at hours when charities may not be operating. The charity has plans to expand across the UK and to New York City in early 2018.

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The world’s first vending machine for the homeless just launched – and it’s totally free

Homeless people in the United Kingdom can now obtain food or items like socks or toothbrushes at no cost any time of day with a recently installed vending machine. New charity Action Hunger aims to work alongside existing charities tackling the issue of homelessness with the vending machines that can offer necessities at hours when charities may not be operating. The charity has plans to expand across the UK and to New York City in early 2018.

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1967 Volkswagen Camper transformed into ‘Back to the Future’ time machine

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Wind-powered machine mimics the sound of 500 galloping horses

How do you bring an ancient landscape to life? Architecture studio NEON breathes life into England’s historical Chesters Roman Fort by recreating the sound of 500 galloping horses. Architect Mark Nixon led the design of Cavalary 360, a wind-powered installation that mimics the sounds of horse hooves clopping on the ground while framing the North Tyne landscape. The site-specific musical instrument pays homage to the 500 horses that belonged to the Roman cavalrymen that roamed the land 1,600 years… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Gigantic “vending machine” skyscraper dispenses 3D-printed homes in Tokyo

This skyscraper of the future is a fully automated home dispenser in Tokyo. Growing and adapting to the city’s housing demand, the Pod Vending Machine Skyscraper is constantly under construction –people can order a ready-to-use modular dwelling manufactured by pod printers installed on the top floor of the building. The innovative skyscraper, designed by Haseef Rafiei, received honorable mention at this year’s eVolo Skyscraper Competition.

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Gaza man’s DIY solar desalination machine can produce 2.6 gallons of fresh water every day

In the Gaza region, decades of Israeli-Palestinian conflict have resulted in a severe drinking water shortage, as some 90 percent of the water supply is unfit for human consumption. One local man has created a solar-powered desalination device that turns undrinkable water into healthy, fresh water. Fayez al-Hindi’s homemade distillation setup could help save Gaza, as residents are at risk for running out of water in a matter of months, according to some news reports.

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BigDelta machine 3D-prints durable, affordable houses from dirt

Think you’ve seen it all with 3D-printing? Think again. Italian company WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) is working on durable, affordable 3D-printed homes made from dirt and mud. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building