How Building a Treehouse Led to a Career in Arbortecture

August 21, 2014 by  
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Many children spend hours playing in treehouses, but only a select few of them turn that pursuit into a career path. As a nod to days of youthful splendor, a then-23-year-old Dustin Feider created the ideal, eco-friendly version of a tree sanctuary for his final thesis project at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Inspired by  Buckminster Fuller’s infamous geodesic dome, Feider discovered that by following Bucky’s lead, he could use less material and construct a more stable structure than that of the “traditional” treehouse—most importantly, without harming the supporting tree at all. Whether by intention or kismet, Feider now runs a company called O2 Treehouse , which specializes in custom “arbor-textural creations”, and has designed dozens of structures around the globe. Read the rest of How Building a Treehouse Led to a Career in Arbortecture Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Dustin Feider , eco design , eco treehouses , Eco-friendly geodesic treehouse , Geodesic Treehouse , green design , green treehouse , Sustainability Treehouse , tree house , treehouse

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Segway-esque UPnRIDE Standing Wheelchair Allows Quadriplegics to “Walk” Again

August 21, 2014 by  
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Israeli innovation has once again introduced potentially life-changing technology to the world. Dr. Amit Goffer gave millions of paraplegics (paralyzed from waist down) the opportunity to stand upright and walk with his ReWalk exoskeleton invention. But the incredible device from Israel’s Argo Medical Technologies can only be used by 10 percent of handicapped individuals. So what about quadriplegics, including Dr. Goffer, who don’t have full use of their arms? The UPnRIDE is a Segway for quadriplegics — a standing wheelchair that provides stability for all terrain use. Read the rest of Segway-esque UPnRIDE Standing Wheelchair Allows Quadriplegics to “Walk” Again Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Argo Medical Technologies , Dr. Amit Goffer , innovation , Israel , quadriplegics , RehaMed Technologies , ReWalk , segway , standing wheelchair , Technology , UPnRIDE

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6 High-Flying New Treetop Abodes by O2 Treehouses

March 2, 2012 by  
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2012 Ford Focus Electric Named America’s Most Fuel-Efficient 5-Passenger Car

March 2, 2012 by  
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The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is now officially America’s most fuel-efficient five-passenger car, with a rating of 110 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) city and 99 MPGe highway. The Focus Electric also has a 105 MPGe combined rating, which beats its closest competitor, the Nissan Leaf , by 6 MPGe. The Focus Electric also offers more power, passenger room and standard features than the Leaf and beats the Leaf on the highway with its 99 MPGe rating compared to the Leaf’s 92 MPGe. Read the rest of 2012 Ford Focus Electric Named America’s Most Fuel-Efficient 5-Passenger Car Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: america’s most fuel efficient car , electric vehicle , epa , Focus , ford , ford focus , ford focus electric , fuel efficient car , green car , green transportation , green vehicle , most fuel efficient car , NISSAN , Nissan Leaf

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