Tiny alpine cabin rewards mountaineers who reach its stunning yet wild heights

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Made mostly from timber and aluminum, the Kanin Winter Cabin is a handsome and modern structure precariously perched on a ledge overlooking stunning views to Triglav, Soca Valley, and the Adriatic Sea. The structure was prefabricated off-site and installed with help from the Slovene Armed Forces helicopter crew in an extremely difficult process that took three tries to complete due to bad weather. The partially cantilevered cabin is carefully placed to minimize impact on the ground and built to withstand… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Laser-driven fusion energy leaves no radioactive waste – and it’s within reach

Dramatic advances in lasers could get us closer to fusion energy. An international team of 11 scientists are pursuing what was once thought to be impossible, according to the University of New South Wales (UNSW): fusion power with hydrogen-boron reactions. They describe this in their recently published study as the ideal clean fusion process: the technique needs no radioactive fuel elements and doesn’t leave toxic radioactive waste.

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Electric cars could reach cost parity with conventional cars by next year

Are you eager to get your hands on a new electric vehicle (EV)? You’re not alone. Fortunately, you won’t have to wait long, as a new report from investment firm UBS says electric cars will soon reach cost parity with vehicles that have internal combustion engines (ICE). Perhaps the most exciting news is that the shift is expected to take place as early as 2018.

The report makes it clear that while electric vehicles will still cost more than ICE cars, owning a new EV will be comparable… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building