How Cool Is Your AC Unit?

September 7, 2015 by  
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As temperatures soar higher, so does your air conditioning bill. Does it have to, though? The founders of Mistbox have developed a revolutionary technology that is cost effective, easy to install, and can make your air conditioning unit up to 40%…

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Dazzling STARPATH Pavement Glows in the Dark to Provide Energy-Free Illumination

October 21, 2013 by  
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UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a glow-in-the-dark product called “ STARPATH “ that can be applied to virtually any pavement surface to provide energy-free lighting once night falls. The material absorbs light during the day to create a luminous glow at night, and it is also non-slip and water-resistant, so it could reduce accidents while increasing visibility Read the rest of Dazzling STARPATH Pavement Glows in the Dark to Provide Energy-Free Illumination Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ambient lighting , asphalt , cambridge , cambridge city council , carbon credits , christ’s pieces , cost effective , elastomeric polyeurethane , Glow-in-the-dark , hamish scott , pavement , pro-teq , starpath , UK        

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INTERVIEW: Mike Chen of Made in Space Explains How 3D Printing is Going into Space

October 21, 2013 by  
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Previously on Inhabitat we’ve written about Made in Space ’s ambitious plans to bring 3D printing to the International Space Station . But how will such technology work when everything is floating? To find out, we caught up with Made in Space co-founder, Mike Chen . Mike discussed with us the challenges of extruding plastic in microgravity, how one designs a printer made for space, and how this technology could benefit future space missions. Keep reading to learn more about how the ever-popular, advanced manufacturing method is entering the final frontier. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: Mike Chen of Made in Space Explains How 3D Printing is Going into Space Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing , 3D printing in space , Advanced Manufacturing , Apollo 13 , Dan Barry , Extended Space Travel , FDM Printers , fused deposition modeling , Future Space Missions , future technology , green technology , international space station , iss , Living in Space , Long Term Space Missions , made in space , Mike Chen , nasa , open source , space missions , space technology , Space X-5 , spacex        

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True Emporium’s Low-Impact ‘Furniture in a Box’ Line Can Furnish Any Room in a Snap

October 21, 2013 by  
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True Emporium just launched a set of sustainable furniture designs that fit in a 2′x4′ box , making travel and storage simple. The Living Room in a Box, Wine Bar in a Box and Dining Room in a Box are all made by hand in the USA using environmentally friendly materials including vintage American hardwood, recycled aluminum, salvaged steel, natural hand-sewn canvas and high-efficiency LED lighting . + True Emporium 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable furniture” , Dining Room in a Box , eco design , green design , green interiors , Living Room in a Box , low-impact furniture , Room in a Box , sustainable design , Sustainable Interiors , true emporium , wine bar Room in a Box        

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The Viriditas Greenhouse Offers a Sacred Place for Plants to be Worshipped

October 21, 2013 by  
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Indoor Eden, aka the Viriditas Greenhouse, is based on the book The Secret Life of Plants , which describes how plants respond to factors such as attention and music. When conditions are optimal, plants produce more and better fruit. It is also shown that humans experience less stress when connected with nature. From this came the idea for the ’Viriditas Greenhouse’, a sacred place where plants are worshiped and man can unwind and reflect. The greenhouse is a design by Anouk van der Poll , lushly enriched by Betül Canbaz who developed an interior concept where nature is brought inside through design and objects. In both the greenhouse and the adjacent showroom, all senses are addressed. It’s the only Garden of Eden where you can stay as long as you like. + Anouk van der Poll 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Anouk van der Poll , Betül Canbaz , green interiors , greenhouse design , Indoor Eden , The Secret Life of Plants , Viriditas Greenhouse        

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German Scientists Believe Straw Could be Used to Power Millions of Homes

October 21, 2013 by  
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Scientists from the Thueringian Regional Institute for Agriculture, the German Biomass Research Center , and the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research have concluded that common straw could be used to provide power and heat to millions of homes throughout Germany. The team estimate that out of a total of 30 million tons of cereal straw produced annually in Germany, between 8 and 13 million tons could be used to produce energy or fuel. This would provide 1.7 to 2.8 million average households with electricity and 2.8 to 4.5 million households with heating. Read the rest of German Scientists Believe Straw Could be Used to Power Millions of Homes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable energy” , biomass , Denmark , EU , German biomass research center , germany , Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research , renewable energy , Straw , Thueringian regional institute for agriculture        

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