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

April 8, 2016 by  
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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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Outdoor bar made with reclaimed wood doubles as a planter

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World’s First Fully Artificial, Self-Regulating Heart Beats Just Like a Real One

December 24, 2013 by  
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Renowned French surgeon Alain Carpentier successfully transplanted what he calls the ”world’s first fully artificial, self-regulating heart” into a 75-year old man on Wednesday. This extraordinary artificial heart mimics muscle contractions and contains sensors that adapt the blood flow to a patient’s movement. ”If your loved one came through the door, it would start to beat faster, just like a real one,” says Carpentier. The surgeon hopes his artificial heart can be used to bridge chronic organ donor shortages. Read the rest of World’s First Fully Artificial, Self-Regulating Heart Beats Just Like a Real One Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alain Carpentier , artificial heart made with bovine tissue , Carmat artificial heart , long-term artificial heart , solution to organ donor shortages , world’s first self-regulating artificial heart        

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Concrete Ribbons Add Contemporary Twist to Historic Courtyard in San Francisco

December 24, 2013 by  
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6 Abandoned Churches That Have Been Transformed into Spectacular New Spaces

December 24, 2013 by  
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