This powerful video sheds light on 5 things about plastic you might not know

February 12, 2017 by  
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[youtube =http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E98-aHrkeaA] This powerful video, titled ” 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Plastic “, uses a Rube Goldberg machine to follow the journey a plastic bottle takes from “factory to home” to shed light on the unintended consequences plastic waste has on our environment, and what we can do to eliminate waste, and save money. For example, did you know that 8 percent of all oil extracted from the planet is used to make plastic? Or that 91 percent of plastic never gets recycled? Every piece of plastic ever created still exists in some form… and hopefully this video can shed a bit of light on the planet’s plastic woes , and how they can be addressed. + CleanPath 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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Smart Taiga Tower is like having an 80 square foot garden right inside your home

October 11, 2016 by  
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People with limited space know all about the struggle: you want fresh produce but you lack the yard for a big garden and those indoor gardens take up all your counter space.  That’s why we are all about the genius Taiga Tower. It’s a smart home garden that fits in any space and leaves your counters free for chopping up all those fresh herbs you’ll be growing. It’s clever design is big enough for 50 plants – like having an 80 square foot garden inside. Better yet, it has full-spectrum LED lighting and a self-watering system built-in, so even the blackest thumb doesn’t have to suffer in a fresh produce-free nightmare. It even hooks up to an app so you can control everything from your phone. Like I said, genius. https://vimeo.com/183591660#at=121 + Taiga Tower 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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Artist turns vintage postcards into extraordinary layered landscapes

October 11, 2016 by  
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Rossato is an Italian artist living between the  ultra-urbanized London and the romantic Venice. Her pieces celebrate vintage aesthetics and the juxtaposition of natural and man-made  designs. She gets inspired by old images and frequently asks herself what happens to the photographs not taken, or to the images captured only from the eyes – concepts she tries to reflect in her work. Related: Bovey Lee’s intricate paper-cut art questions the relationship between chaos and growth Dèja vu and Greetings are the latest series from an exercise of mixing 78 cutout postcards where snowy mountains, luscious trees and watercourses are recomposed in a new designed landscape. Although frequently pictured white, the sky works as a recurring reference point, unifying each landscape in its infinitive compositions. If you enjoyed Dèja vu and Greetings check Remapping Landscape , where Rossato takes the technique a step further by digitalizing and flattening the compositions. + Caterina Rossato Via Fubiz

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President Obama says we’ll be heading to Mars by the 2030s

October 11, 2016 by  
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President Barack Obama  is setting his sights towards  Mars . Recently, the president penned an opinion piece for CNN on the future of space exploration in America. In it, he talked of the scientific research he’s invested in during his presidency, and his belief that humans could reach the red planet “by the 2030s.” “I still have the same sense of wonder about our space program that I did as a child,” President Obama said. “It represents an essential part of our character – curiosity and exploration, innovation and ingenuity, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and doing it before anybody else.” Related: Leonardo DiCaprio could be headed to Mars with SpaceX President Obama recalled his vow “to return science to its rightful place” in his first presidential address. He detailed the accomplishments America’s space program has achieved since, such as finding water on Mars , taking some of the best images of Pluto ever, and finding Earth-like planets . He said only America can claim to have “flown by every planet in the solar system.” Even as such thrilling discoveries are made, the president said “the cost of space exploration” keeps going down for taxpayers. Linked to thriving space exploration is STEM education. According to President Obama, 100,000 engineers are now graduating each year “from American schools.” The president’s goal is to train 100,000 new quality STEM teachers in 10 years, and he said we are “on track” to reach that goal. President Obama referred to today’s students as “the Mars generation.” He said initially the goal will be to send humans to Mars and then return them to Earth, with a long term goal of astronauts remaining on Mars. He held out the hope he would witness that day with his grandchildren on his shoulders, as he once sat on his grandfather’s shoulders “waving a flag as our astronauts returned to Hawaii.” Via CNN Images via Daniel Borman on Flickr and Wikimedia Commons

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Sati Tala’s new intimate dining surface aims to boost mindful eating

August 29, 2016 by  
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A night in can often result in dinner on the couch in front of the tube, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could be more mindful and appreciative of our food? Tany Jarus and Sagie Grunhaus are hoping to change the way people eat with a new intimate dining surface called Sati Tala . Translated from the Pali words for “a mindfulness surface,” Sati Tala consists of birch wood seats and a handheld, cushioned table that rests on each person’s knees. The table directly connects both parties during a meal and the act of balancing allows them to become more mindful with every bite. The purposeful design is now available on Kickstarter and can even be personalized with wood engraving. Cheers to that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxS9BR37yVU + Sati Tala

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Revamped NYC rooftop is brought to life with tinted resin panels

July 1, 2016 by  
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Evan C. Lai Landscape Design (ECLLD) designed this green rooftop above a gritty East Village townhouse in Manhattan. The 400sf space was maximized with an extensive green roof, neutral stone, and tinted resin panels. In the lounge the green resin transforms a skylight into a glow-in-the-dark daybed; in the foyer it casts a semi-translucent shade over an exterior shower and sauna; by the bar it adds a concentrated brushstroke across walls and benches. The design is topped off with a green roof above the sauna that improves insulation and water runoff. + Evan C. Lai Landscape Design 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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Dos de Tres gives vintage telephones new life with quirky Flexfono lamps

June 20, 2016 by  
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These striking Flexófono lamps designed by Dos de Tres , are made from upcycled Portugese telephones dating as far back as the 1960s. Matias Blanco-Cobaleda and Diego Fontecha- the designers behind the project- transform telephones, lamps, clocks, tables, and other artifacts from eras past into quirky everyday objects. The design duo is particularly interested in working with objects that have been rendered “useless” due to the passage of time. Their goal is to make the public aware of the importance of reuse, to help save on buying new things and also eliminate the costly process of recycling. See more of their eye-catching light designs here . + Dos de Tres 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 You Can Save Money and the Environment by Changing Your Font

June 4, 2016 by  
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Did you know that printer ink costs up to thousands of dollars per liter? This pricey commodity is said to be one of the most expensive commercially produced liquids in the world and can cost double or more than high-end luxury perfumes like Chanel No. 5. But if you can’t swap your printer for good ol’ pencil and paper, you can still make a difference in your ink usage and the amount of printer paper used by changing your font and your spelling. Click through to learn more in this infographic by pixartprinting . + pixartprinting 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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Proximity Button is an affordable way to protect people living with dementia

June 3, 2016 by  
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After having watched her own mother care for people with dementia for over 15 years, Natalie Price wanted to create a device that would keep people living with dementia safer. To that end, she is launching an Indiegogo campaign to manufacture the Proximity Button. The device is the first of its kind in the dementia market, and uses innovative technology to provide carers with an affordable solution to protect people living with dementia from wandering. The smart Button sensor, worn by a person with dementia, connects to a carer’s iPhone or Android device and alerts them when the wearer wanders too far. The Proximity Button is not a tracking device, and therefore does not rely on expensive technology. James Ashwell, Founder of Unforgettable.org, said, “There are a few tracking products available in the market, but they use expensive technology. I’m excited about Proximity because it’s unlike other products out there; it’s a simple solution to help keep people safer at a much more affordable price point.” + Proximity Button

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Swedish students design one of the worlds most energy-efficient rail-bound vehicles

May 30, 2016 by  
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Sweden’s University of Dalarna shattered an important world record this weekend with their design of the Eximus 1, an incredibly energy-efficient rail-bound vehicle for the Delsbo Electric competition . The student team not only won first in the competition, but they also cut the energy consumption from the previous record of 1.26 kWh per person per kilometer to 0.84 kWh per person per kilometer—that’s the equivalent of using about 0.84 millimeters of fuel to move one person 10 kilometers! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taKk8uhg_Q8 + 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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