Heart-shaped “One Thousand Thank Yous” installation features messages to organ donors

April 8, 2016 by  
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Gloucestershire Royal Hospital is making sure organ donors receive a bold gesture of appreciation with the heart-shaped “One Thousand Thank Yous” installation. Commissioned by George King Architects , the piece will feature individualized notes from recipients of the life-saving interventions. Read the rest of Heart-shaped “One Thousand Thank Yous” installation features messages to organ donors

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INFOGRAPHIC: How engineering is keeping us safe from earthquakes

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Engineering is saving lives and protecting cities from the impacts of earthquakes. Earthquakes can be incredibly devastating, and throughout history, there have been countless examples of entire cities being brought low, with damage even causing fires and flooding afterwards. Less than a century ago, a strong earthquake could sometimes result in the deaths of many thousands of people. Thanks to advances in civil engineering, the construction of buildings, bridges, roads and highways has progressed resulting in safer structures for our society. To learn more, checkout this infographic created by Norwich University’s Online Master of Civil Engineering Program . Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How engineering is keeping us safe from earthquakes

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DIY recycling machines will let anyone turn plastic waste into functional objects

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Last year the world produced nearly 311 million tons of plastic, but less than 10% of that was recycled. The truth of the matter is that most plastic ends up in the wrong places; landfills, oceans, and inside animals. Precious Plastic has envisioned a new solution for our plastic problem, and it could make all the difference. The company, started by Dave Hakkens, a 27 year old Dutch designer, is developing resources for DIY machines that recycle plastic waste into functional objects. Released as a shared online open source, the machines can be made with basic tools and universally available materials. The company plans to provide a series of detailed instructional videos and a download-kit, allowing people to become craftsmen of plastic right at home, from anywhere in the world. Check out the video below to see how this revolutionary machine could clean up our planet. + Precious Plastic 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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