7 Gorgeous modern homes hidden inside stone ruins

May 12, 2015 by  
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This tiny shape-shifting sideways-driving car could mark the end of parallel parking

May 12, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. It’s small, cute, and sleek. Just another smart car, though? Hardly. The EO Smart Connecting Car 2 , or “EOscc2” for short, does things like no other smart car we’ve seen, except maybe in sci-fi movies. The product of a research project conducted by the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence , the EOscc2 is a wee electric car that can drive sideways, change its shape, and even shrink itself to fit in smaller spaces. It’s pretty special. Read the rest of This tiny shape-shifting sideways-driving car could mark the end of parallel parking Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cars connecting in a train , connecting car , crab-like car , electric car , electric cars , eo 2 , eo smart car , eo smart connecting car , eoscc2 , flexible car , german car design , german engineering , german technology , public transit alternatives , Robotic Car , sideways driving

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Foldable Solar-Powered Geodesic DOM(E) Home Can be Erected Anywhere

June 24, 2014 by  
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Foldable Off-Grid Geodesic DOM(E) Home Pops Up in Any Environment

June 5, 2013 by  
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NRJA Designs a Two-Story Houseboat for Long Latvian Summers

January 8, 2013 by  
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Latvian architecture firm NRJA (which stands for “No Rules, Just Architecture”) is one of the most exciting firms working in Europe today. Floating Barn, the firm’s latest project, is a lakeside residence designed for long Latvian summers. The two-story house features living spaces, a bathroom and a small deck on the first floor, and a sleeping area is located on the second floor. By using one material for both walls and roofs, a homogenous look is achieved. The pontoon base of the house features storage tanks for clean water, filtered graywater and fuel. + NRJA 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: floating barn , floating house , graywater , graywater treatment , houseboat , Latvia , No Rules Just Architecture , NRJA , Riga , summer house , treated graywater , Uldis Luksevics

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2012 Was the Hottest Year Ever for the Contiguous United States

January 8, 2013 by  
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Photo by Shutterstock It’s official: Last year was the hottest year ever recorded in the contiguous United States. The National Climate Data Center announced today that the average temperature last year obliterated the previous record, which was set in 1998, by a full 1.0°F. Temps were above normal for every single month in the 16-month span between June 2011 and September 2012. Scientists have noted that although natural variability probably had a hand in last year’s record temperatures, signs point to global warming caused by humans as the main reason for the unprecedented heat. Read the rest of 2012 Was the Hottest Year Ever for the Contiguous United States Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2012 record temperatures , Climate Change , climate science , Drought , forest fires , global warming , heat wave , Hurricane Sandy , natural disasters , NCDC , NOAA , record temperatures , US weather , USA temperatures , wildfire

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US Safety Agency Wants Hybrid and Electric Cars to Make More Noise

January 8, 2013 by  
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Most hybrid and electric cars don’t combust fuel at slow speeds, which makes them virtually silent. It’s a peaceful way to travel, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fears that these vehicles may be too quiet for pedestrians and cyclists to detect. The U.S. government safety agency has proposed a new rule that would make it mandatory for eco-friendly cars to make a noise at speeds under 18 miles per hour, as a way to warn foot traffic. Read the rest of US Safety Agency Wants Hybrid and Electric Cars to Make More Noise Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , eco-friendly car , electric vehicles , green design , hybrid vehicle , national highway Traffic Safety Administration , sustainable design

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Alex Cochrane Architects Renovate a Victorian Boathouse Into a Lakeside Creative Retreat

January 8, 2013 by  
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Alex Cochrane Architects updated this traditional Victorian boathouse in England with a beautiful renovation that transforms it into a creative refuge overlooking a lake. The London-based design studio modernized the space with an open-plan interior and a timber balcony that ‘floats’ on the lake. The boathouse is located in a stunning deer park in the south region of Berkshire, but these days it functions as a writer’s retreat with a ground floor area for housing boats. Read the rest of Alex Cochrane Architects Renovate a Victorian Boathouse Into a Lakeside Creative Retreat Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alex cochrane architects , eco restoration , green architecture , green renovation , sustainable design , timber balcony , victorian boathouse

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Study: Global Sea Levels Could Rise 3 Feet By 2100

January 8, 2013 by  
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Although scientists have been aware that the polar ice sheets are melting faster than previously expected , the consequential rise in sea levels may be much higher than anyone predicted. A new calculation based on what is known as expert elicitation published in Nature Climate Change shows that ocean levels might climb over 3 feet in the next 90 years. Read the rest of Study: Global Sea Levels Could Rise 3 Feet By 2100 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bristol climate study , climate change impact , ICPP ocean levels , Ocean levels , rising sea , sea levels rising

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