Breaking News: Fire engulfs Dubai hotel ahead of massive New Year’s Eve firework display

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In a tragic start to the New Year, tens of thousands of people gathered to watch Dubai’s famed firework display but witnessed explosions of a different kind after The Address – a giant highrise next to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – burst into flames. Fire climbed the Address hotel, a sixty-three story, five-star, joint hotel and residential building, resulting in sixteen reported injuries related to overcrowding and smoke, as well as one heart attack. Read the rest of Breaking News: Fire engulfs Dubai hotel ahead of massive New Year’s Eve firework display

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Colorado utility pays regenerative Farmhouse owners up to $120 for their solar energy

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Beach Bikes lets you customize your perfect ride

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Didn’t get the bike you dreamed of for Christmas? Even though some areas of the country are covered in piles of snow, now is the perfect time to start planning your summer adventures. Beach Bikes lets you buy your dream cruiser from the comfort of home and you can customize your new bike to your heart’s content with their easy-to-use website . They’ll even help you assemble it via video chat. We had the opportunity to try out one of their bikes and their great customer service – read on to see what we thought. Read the rest of Beach Bikes lets you customize your perfect ride

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This beached orca died with a stomach full of garbage

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Local residents were delighted when a young female orca appeared near Plettenberg Bay in South Africa earlier this month, coming together to rescue the whale when she was found beached on the shore. Unfortunately, the joy of the rescue was short-lived. Only a week later, the orca was found dead . When researchers performed an autopsy to find out what killed the whale, they found her stomach was full of plastic and garbage. Read the rest of This beached orca died with a stomach full of garbage

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Surprising new green-roofed community center in Paris meets stringent Passivhaus standards

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Volkswagen set to finally unveil its all-electric Microbus next week

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Lovers of the Volkswagen microbus, take note: the iconic car may (finally!) be making an eco-friendly comeback. Rumors are swirling that VW could be working on something seriously awesome – a successor to the much loved Microbus with an exciting twist:  an electric powertrain . VW has confirmed plans to unveil a new concept vehicle next week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Even though the automaker is keeping most details about the concept under wraps, VW  has hinted in the past that it could be reviving the beloved bus and they recently stated that they will use the show to discuss latest developments in electric mobility as well as next-generation connectivity. Read the rest of Volkswagen set to finally unveil its all-electric Microbus next week

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Ocean Cleanup Array to be tested in the North Sea next year

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The inaugural test of the Ocean Cleanup Array is finally nigh. A trash-collecting dam that allows the ocean’s currents to bring surrounding debris to one central point, the OCA is slated begin its work in the second quarter of 2016 in the North Sea, just a few miles from the coast of the Netherlands and the company’s headquarters in Delft. The team behind the design will study the results of the test before giving the green light for the system’s debut in the waters between Japan and South Korea later in 2016. Read the rest of Ocean Cleanup Array to be tested in the North Sea next year

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Atelier Rua adds connective gallery spaces to a unique campsite in Portugal

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Take a first look inside Tesla’s Gigafactory

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After months of anticipation (and one arrest), the world is finally getting its first glimpse at the inside of Tesla Motors’ new Gigafactory in Arizona. Photographer James Lipman has posted the first photo of the interior on Instagram, along with a few shots of the site. There’s some speculation he may be working on a commercial shoot for the company, in which case we look forward to seeing more soon. Read the rest of Take a first look inside Tesla’s Gigafactory

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Striking 1960s bank transformed into retro-chic Durham hotel

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