INFOGRAPHIC: 7 best botanical gardens from around the world

February 22, 2016 by  
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No great city is complete without a botanical garden . Housed within gorgeous glass architecture, botanical gardens are rich in history and a great diversity of plants. Even better, these beautiful blooms can be enjoyed year-round and are particularly fantastic to tour in winter. Fairmont rounded up seven of the most spectacular gardens from around the world, from stunning Kew Gardens in London to Singapore’s tropical botanical garden, along with interesting trivia. Keep reading to see them all. + Fairmont 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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Sollys is an all-in-one solar lamp with speaker and smartphone charging pad

February 22, 2016 by  
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Alexander Main has released a design for what he describes “as a new innovative approach of solar technology integration in home devices.” Solar power has long been referred to as the future source of sustainable energy, but its slow mass adoption has been caused not only due to its higher cost and its poor aesthetics. Sollys lamp takes a different approach. Alexander explains: “I wanted to meld the solar cell with the lamp’s design in such a way that it becomes invisible.” To achieve this look, a single, fully round/black solar cell was used, creating a unified structure. Additionally, Sollys features remarkable added functionalities including a 10-watt Bluetooth speaker, a dimmable 256-color LED light, a hidden wireless charging pad for smartphones, a light/sound alarm function, a leather strap for easy carrying and a removable 4×3.7 volt battery pack. + Sollys on Behance 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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Startups vie for the win at VERGE Accelerate

October 27, 2015 by  
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Thirteen companies had 2.5 minutes each to pitch their innovations at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose.

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Which countries are doing their part to stop Colony Collapse Disorder

August 21, 2015 by  
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Pollinators are the lifeblood of ecosystems everywhere. They help plants reproduce, increase biodiversity, facilitate the dispersal of species into new regions, maintain genetic diversity within plant populations, increase fruit yields, and support flora and fauna at every level of the food chain. But for the past 10 years, bee  keepers have been finding their hives suddenly and inexplicably abandoned. In the years since, the phenomenon often called Colony Collapse Disorder has been reported in Egypt, China, Europe, USA, Japan and the Middle East. This handy map reveals which countries are doing their part to stop the collapse and which have a long way to go. Read the rest of Which countries are doing their part to stop Colony Collapse Disorder

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of the world’s greatest city parks

July 7, 2015 by  
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Urban parks are one of the most important components of a healthy and livable city. Not only do they sequester carbon and provide respite from the concrete jungle, but parks are also great cultural and historic landmarks. In honor of urban parks, Fairmont created an infographic highlighting eight of the greatest city parks from around the world from London’s Hyde Park to the Singapore Botanic Gardens . The infographic offers an overview of each park and their design, random facts, and insider’s tips to give readers a greater appreciation for these landscapes. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of the world’s greatest city parks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: city park , Fairmont , Hyde Park , infographic , reader submitted content , Singapore Botanic Gardens , urban park , urban park infographic

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