Singapore’s Prefab Recycled Plastic Nevhouses Offer Cheap Housing and Divert Waste from Landfills

December 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green, Recycle

Comments Off on Singapore’s Prefab Recycled Plastic Nevhouses Offer Cheap Housing and Divert Waste from Landfills

Singapore’s Nevhouse designs prefab home built out of recycled plastic waste . This low cost housing solution requiring minimal maintenance is water proof, fire and earthquake resistant and can be afforded by low income families that live in areas stricken by natural disasters, social and economic issues. Read the rest of Singapore’s Prefab Recycled Plastic Nevhouses Offer Cheap Housing and Divert Waste from Landfills Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: earthquake resistant homes , fire resistant homes , low maintenance homes , natural disasters , Nevhouse , plastic waste , Prefab Homes , Prefab Housing , Recycled Plastic , Singapore low-cost homes , Sustainable buildings , transportable homes        

More: 
Singapore’s Prefab Recycled Plastic Nevhouses Offer Cheap Housing and Divert Waste from Landfills

Brand New Pygmy Tapir is the Largest Terrestrial Mammal Found Since 1992

December 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Brand New Pygmy Tapir is the Largest Terrestrial Mammal Found Since 1992

This week, the biggest animal discovery of the 21st century was announced. Meet kabomani, the “little black tapir.” He’s a shy and elusive fellow, living below the radar in the grasslands and forests of Brazil and Colombia. He’s also the largest terrestrial mammal found since 1992, when the saola of Southeast Asia raised his bovine head. How does a quarter-ton animal slip past the prying eyes of science for so long? Easy- just ignore what local people have been trying to tell you! Read the rest of Brand New Pygmy Tapir is the Largest Terrestrial Mammal Found Since 1992 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biggest animal discovery of the 21st century , kabomani , karitiana , largest terrestrial animal discovery since 1992 , new pygmy tapir discovered , new tapir in brazil and colombia , perissodactyl , saola , tapir , Tapirus kabomani , Tapirus terrestrius , Theodore Roosevelt        

Excerpt from:
Brand New Pygmy Tapir is the Largest Terrestrial Mammal Found Since 1992

How Kitchen Design Has Evolved Over the Last Century

December 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on How Kitchen Design Has Evolved Over the Last Century

Over the last 50 years, cooking has very much become a social affair. Guests who once sat snacking and chatting away on the couch are now convening in the kitchen and helping their host prepare meals. But what brought on this shift that took us from the sofa to the stovetop? Modern design, social changes, and a rise in the popularity of cooking shows have certainly elevated cooking from a tedious chore to an art that’s turned us average folk into serious chefs . Today, many homes have accumulated elaborate collections of pots, pans, peelers, smashers and a multitude of other cooking appliances  and ingredients made for whipping up everything from Thai curries to complex French desserts. But it’s not just what’s in our drawers and pantries  that has changed as a result of these trends, but also the physical design of the kitchen itself. A century ago, kitchens were relegated to the back of the house, but since then it has very much evolved into the focal point of our homes. So, how have architects and appliance designers adapted? Read the rest of How Kitchen Design Has Evolved Over the Last Century Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: contemporary kitchens , cool kitchen , designing a modern kitchen , fisher and paykel , fisher paykel , frank lloyd wright , frank lloyd wright kitchen , history of the kitchen , How Kitchen Design Has Evolved In the Last Century , kitchen design , kitchen evolution , modern kitchen , prairie house design , prairie houses , upgrading a kitchen , Usonian Homes , usonian kitchen        

Original post: 
How Kitchen Design Has Evolved Over the Last Century

Cellulose Super Material is as Stiff as Steel, Study Shows

December 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Cellulose Super Material is as Stiff as Steel, Study Shows

Recent scientific findings that unveil the remarkable structural performance of plants could completely change what we think of as “green architecture.” Researchers at Purdue University who conducted an experiment on cellulose nanocrystals concluded that the material, which is the structural basis of plant life, has the stiffness of steel. Read the rest of Cellulose Super Material is as Stiff as Steel, Study Shows Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biomaterials , biomimesis , biomimetic architecture , cellulose , cellulose nanocrystals , green architecture , green building materials , green buildings , green technology , Purdue University materials , quantum mechanics , renewable materials , scientific discoveries , super-materials        

Go here to see the original: 
Cellulose Super Material is as Stiff as Steel, Study Shows

Bad Behavior has blocked 1291 access attempts in the last 7 days.