Dono: Beautiful reusable wrapping paper inspired by origami

December 7, 2015 by  
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Don’t let wasteful giftwrap put a damper on your holiday season. Copenhagen-based design studio Frensk developed Dono, an eco-friendly wrapping alternative that promotes both recycling and aesthetics. Created using the Japanese technique of origami tessellation, Dono is highly textured and comes in a variety of bright colors. The reusable wrapping paper has a very long lifespan compared to standard packing paper and won’t lose its beautiful look after each use. + Justina The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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INFOGRAPHIC: How a smart electric grid could reduce emissions by 58 percent in the US

December 7, 2015 by  
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Increasing infrastructure spending has been in the news a lot lately, and that’s good, because the electric grid in the United States suffers from multiple issues, including inefficiency and high cost. Smart technologies have been touted to solve these and other operational difficulties. Yet, a shift can bring its own problems as well. Mixing power delivery with digital technologies opens up the possibility of disruptions caused by malicious entities like hackers. But a smart – and safe – electric grid could help reduce emissions by 58% and help save nearly 50 billion dollars every year. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How a smart electric grid could reduce emissions by 58 percent in the US

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Scientists watch a planet being born for the first time in history

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For the first time ever, scientists have been able to see planets as they are born. In photographs obtained by the Large Binocular Telescope and the Magellan Adaptive Optics System, astronomers watched as a ring of material formed into planets around a young star . This discovery could lead to the discovery of other forming exoplanets and give scientists answers to how planets are formed and then evolve into solar systems such as ours. Read the rest of Scientists watch a planet being born for the first time in history

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Solar Aero Develops Bladeless, Tesla-Inspired Wind Turbine

May 21, 2010 by  
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