Floating solar-powered Waternest eco-home is nearly 100% recyclable

July 31, 2016 by  
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The 1000-square-foot floating pod-shaped home measures 12 meters in diameter and 4 meters tall. Its curved body is constructed from recycled glued laminated timber and a recycled aluminum hull. The rounded wooden roof is topped by a 60-square-meter photovoltaic array capable of generating 4 kWp. Four skylights flank both sides of the photovoltaic array . Large windows and balconies wrap around the unit to allow users to enjoy views of the water. Related: Waterstudio.nl’s Sea Tree is a Protected Floating Habitat for Flora & Fauna The developers created a “sophisticated system of internal natural micro-ventilation and air conditioning” to classify the building as a “low-consumption residential habitat.” The WaterNest 100 also features a flexible interior design that can be changed to suit different uses. If the owner doesn’t intend to use the unit as a home, the floating ecological pod could easily be reconfigured into an office space, lounge bar, restaurant, shop, or exhibition space. + EcoFloLife + Giancarlo Zema Images via EcoFloLife

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Adorable solar-powered floating eco-home is nearly 100% recyclable

March 5, 2015 by  
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Jawdropping: Oldest human fossil fills in a 2.8-million-year-old gap in evolution

March 5, 2015 by  
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It’s been a big year for old bones . Archaeologists have unearthed a jawbone —with teeth—in Ethiopia that is believed to be the oldest remains ever found from early humans. The jawbone was found basically laying around in a pile of rubble, at a site used to mine fossil fuels. It belonged to the earliest specimen of Homo and dates back 2.8 million years . That, dear readers, is not a typo. Read the rest of Jawdropping: Oldest human fossil fills in a 2.8-million-year-old gap in evolution Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: earliest fossilized human remains , jawbone found in ethiopia , oldest human bones , oldest human jawbone , oldest human remains , oldest jawbone fossil

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