RARE Architecture Restores Historic London Building with a Modern Patterned Skin

February 21, 2014 by  
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Local Motors to Debut First 3D-Printed Electric Vehicle at the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show

February 21, 2014 by  
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Unlike other automakers that mass produce their vehicles, Local Motors co-creates vehicles with a global community of designers, engineers and enthusiasts. So far the group has produced one car, the Rally Fighter, and now it has signed a contract to build a 3D-printed electric version of the vehicle for the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Read the rest of Local Motors to Debut First 3D-Printed Electric Vehicle at the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show , Association for Manufacturing Technology , crowdsourced , crowdsourcing , electric car , green car , green transportation , local motors , Local Motors Rally Fighter , Rally Fighter        

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San Francisco’s Old Bay Bridge to be Recycled Into a Green Airbnb Home and Museum

February 21, 2014 by  
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Sharp Plastic Packing Bands Prove Deadly for Marine Mammals

February 11, 2014 by  
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Animal lovers and fastidious fishermen are already aware of the dangers that plastic six-pack drink rings, fishing line, hooks, and rubber bands pose to ocean creatures. However, a far more lethal class of marine debris has appeared on the scene in the form of plastic packing bands. These non-biodegradable loops can ensnare seals and sea lions, causing gruesome wounds, and restrict mobility to such an extent that the animal starves. Read the rest of Sharp Plastic Packing Bands Prove Deadly for Marine Mammals Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environmental destruction , marine mammal , marine plastic pollution , microplastic pollution , national marine fisheries service hotline , NOAA , ocean conservation , pinniped , plastic gyre , plastic packing bands , plastic pollution , sea lion , seal        

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Synthetic Clothing May Be Causing “Microplastic” Pollution in Our Oceans

October 26, 2011 by  
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Could your washing machine be polluting the world’s oceans ? If your clothes are made out of synthetic fibers such as acrylic, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyamide, or  polyester , it could be. Scientists have discovered fragments of those materials in increasing quantities across the northeast Atlantic and beaches near Britain, Singapore and India. Kind of makes you think twice about purchasing synthetic clothing, doesn’t it? READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: acrylic , eco textiles , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , microplastic pollution , Pollution , polypropylene , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , Synthetic Clothing May Be Causing “Microplastic” Pollution in Our Oceans , synthetic fibers , washing machines

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Teenager Tests Human-Powered Helicopter for Aviation Record Bid

October 26, 2011 by  
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Human-powered helicopters have made headlines again and again over the last 12 months, and a team from the University of Maryland even broke the record for longest human-powered flight. However, a 19 year old student from UC Berkeley is now aiming to claim the American Helicopter Society Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Prize by building a human-powered helicopter that can hover for one minute and reach a height of 10 feet. Read the rest of Teenager Tests Human-Powered Helicopter for Aviation Record Bid Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: human powered helicopter , Kyle Zampaglione Neal Saiki upturn , Kyle Zampaglione Neal Saiki upturn ntsworks , saiki ntsworks , saiki upturn prize , Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Prize , Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Prize ntsworks , upturn ntsworks , upturn sikorsky prize

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Empty Storefront in London Turned into World’s First Farm in a Shop!

October 26, 2011 by  
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A group of designers in London, led by the team from Something & Son , have successfully built the world’s first storefront  farm inside of a shop in Hackney. They’ve got vegetables growing all the way up to the rafters, a garden in the backyard, fish in the front room, chickens on the roof, and there is a cafe on the bottom floor that serves up delicious dishes made from the farm’s home-grown goods. The FARM:shop , which officially opens this week, is an urban experiment that seeks to show just how much food can be grown in a confined space. Read the rest of Empty Storefront in London Turned into World’s First Farm in a Shop! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: england urban farming , farm shop , Green London , green storefront , london farm shop , london urban farming , uk urban farming , Urban Farming , urban farming projects

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