Never do laundry again: researchers create self-cleaning textiles!

March 27, 2016 by  
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Could laundry soon be a chore of the past? Scientists at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia think so. They’ve created a cheap and efficient method for growing tiny metal nanostructures directly on fabric, which expel dust and stains after just a few minutes of exposure to sunlight. Best of all, these nanomaterials are invisible to the naked eye, so they won’t change the look of your favorite fashions. Click the link below to learn more about how this remarkable new technology works. READ MORE > Photo by Caspar Rubin/Unsplash  

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Andrew Chase’s Spectacular Steampunk Sculptures Are Crafted from Recycled Metal

June 7, 2012 by  
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Andrew Chase works with painstaking detail to create his remarkable  steampunk sculptures — an impressive collection of animal-in spired artworks made from reclaimed steel sheets, car parts, industrial equipment, and more. Each sculpture takes Chase between 80 and 120 hours to complete, and they can be adjusted into different postions. His cheetah sculpture, seen above, has been sculpted from electrical insulation fittings, parts of a car transmission, and another 20 pieces of steel. Surprisingly, it only weights about 40 pounds! + Andrew Chase 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: andrew chase , andrew chase sculptor , animal sculptures , eco sculpture , metal sculptures , photographer , recycled material sculptures , steampunk design , steampunk sculpture

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Amazon River Dolphin Populations in Rapid Decline

October 17, 2011 by  
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Photo: JorgeBRAZIL / cc Of all the remarkable species that inhabit the Amazon river basin, few are as iconic or as threatened as Amazon river dolphins. For decades, the pinkish hued dolphins have been targeted by fishermen who view the skilled aquatic hunters as competitors for food — leading to thousands of the animals to be poached every year by villagers , who often then use their meat as bait. But despite a campaign to save the river dolphins, researchers say that they’re continuing to be killed at a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Perhaps the Loveliest Animation of a Whale Decomposing You Will Ever See

October 17, 2011 by  
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The world’s oceans are among the most vibrant, biologically-diverse ecosystems on the planet, teeming with life from the shallowest tide-pools to the shadowy depths, and this is true even in death. Sure, few people would ever stop to consider just what happens when a whale dies, but the answer is actually quite fascinating — particularly when told through the stunning use of paper-cutout animation. The short film above i… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Amazon’s Stunning ‘Meeting of Waters’ Under Threat

November 10, 2010 by  
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Photo: heatherlyone / CC Each year thousands of tourists flock to see one of the Amazon’s most breathtaking natural wonders — the spot where two great rivers collide, mixing their different colored waters to form the behemoth Amazon river . But the future of this remarkable place, known as The Meeting of Waters (or Encontro das Águas ) is being called into question by a new industrial port… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Live Chat with the Green Wine Guide on TasteLive, 2 P.M. PST

November 10, 2010 by  
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Our very own Green Wine Guide will be part of today’s Green Wine Summit panel hosted by TasteLive at 2 p.m. PST. We’ll be discussing how social media allows wineries to connect with media, trade and consumers long distance all while reducing the company’s carbon footprint

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6 Eco-Themed Facebook Pages That Could Actually Make a Difference

November 10, 2010 by  
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Image: Friend2Friend Though constantly refreshing your Facebook page won’t do as much for the environment as cutting your carbon footprint, volunteering to clean up trash, or campaigning for your favorite causes, you can put your social networking skills to good use with these applications, games, and pages that teach environmental responsibility — and help you donate to your favorite causes…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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California’s Oldest Trade Organization Comes Out Against Proposition 23

October 24, 2010 by  
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The Independent Energy Producers Association is a leading non-profit California trade organization and the oldest of its kind in the state. Together, its members represent about one-third of California’s generating capacity, so when IEPA speaks, people listen.  Yesterday IEPA Executive Director Jan Smutny-Jones spoke. He issued a statement declaring that “ Proposition 23 will undo the remarkable progress green energy generators are making in California – and put thousands of clean energy workers out of work.” This is a pretty forceful declaration for a major business group, so let’s see what’s behind it.

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