This 20-cent, hand-powered centrifuge is set to revolutionize off-grid healthcare

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This brilliant floating farm actually heals the world’s oceans

The state of our oceans is increasingly dire as efforts to reverse the effects of overfishing are slow going. However, one innovative ocean farming system, GreenWave, is out to take the challenge head on. The vertical farming system is a revolutionary setup that cultivates an underwater ecosystem of seaweeds and shellfish that not only is sustainable food production system.

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This gorgeous ‘Tree House Tower’ was built using repurposed timber and old ship materials

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This Danish school is completely covered with over 12,000 sea green solar panels

The days of unsightly bulky solar arrays are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Now, buildings like the International School Nordhavn in Copenhagen, designed by C.F. Møller, are using putting their solar panels on double duty – producing clean energy, and adding a stunning aesthetic to the design.

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This earth-sheltered Australian hobbit home stays cozy all year

Located in Quindalup, around 20 km from Busselton, this earth-sheltered house is loaded with nearly 1,000 tons of dirt.

Kirkwood has spent 25 years in the WA mining industry, which inspired him to create a hobbit home. He knows how huge tunnel structures are quite cool on the inside. Moreover, when you are protected underground you don’t have to face major moisture problems or seismic problems.

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Studiolada used all wood materials to create this affordable open-source home anyone can build

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This boy accidentally found a 1.2 million-year-old fossil by tripping over it

Sometimes, there are benefits to being clumsy. A 9-year-old named Jude Sparks recently found this out. While hiking the Orange Mountains in New Mexico with his family, Sparks tripped over an object which at first, he thought was “just a big fat rotten cow.” Instead, it turned out to be a Stegomastodon fossil from 1.2 million years ago.

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This off-grid school bus home has an incredible raised roof

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Sleep hundreds of feet in the air in this renovated air traffic control tower

A disused fight control tower in Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport was transformed into a unique luxury apartment that offers panoramic views of planes taking off and landing. Travelers can now enter a competition organized by HomeAway to win an overnight stay in this stylish space decorated by Swedish artist and designer Cilla Ramnek.

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A spiraling wood staircase sits at the heart of this wondrous Tbilisi library

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