Lamp Revival Creates Unique Light Sculptures from Salvaged Lamps

January 14, 2013 by  
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Lamp Revival creates quirky recycled table lamps and hanging lights from salvaged and vintage lamps, electrical parts and pipe fittings. For the past 10 years, the company has been operating out of Rockland, Maine, creating unique lamps out of old, discarded materials. In one of their most impressive creations, the folks at Lamp Revival used pipe fittings and sheet metal to create a jacket and bow-tie for the Fred Astaire lamp, and they used two recycled Victorian glass shades to create a matching lamp that looks like Ginger Rogers striking a dynamic pose. Check out Lamp Revival’s website to see all of their unique and nostalgic lamps. + Lamp Revival 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: custom lamps , diy lamps , Fred Astaire , Ginger Rogers , green lighting , Lamp Revival , lamps , recycled lamps , Recycled Materials , salvaged lamps

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Solar Decathlon Teams Visit Orange County, California in Preparation for 2013 Competition

January 14, 2013 by  
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Sunny Southern California is set to break out the photovoltaic panels as the U.S. Department of Energy prepares to host the 2013 Solar Decathlon in Orange County, CA. This marks the first time in history that the event will be held outside of Washington, D.C. Twenty collegiate teams will design and build solar-powered homes at the Orange County Great Park from October 3-13 – and each project will be striving to score the highest marks in efficiency, consumer appeal and architectural excellence. In preparation for the event, representatives from the 20 teams visited Orange County this week to take part in workshops and briefings for the competition. Read the rest of Solar Decathlon Teams Visit Orange County, California in Preparation for 2013 Competition Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , biannual , DOE , irvine , National Renewable Energy Laboratory , orange county , orange county great park , solar , Solar Decathlon , U. S. Department of Energy , Washington DC

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New Research Shows that Graphene Oxide Can Easily Clean Toxins from Radioactive Water

January 14, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock When it comes to cleaning up radioactive materials after a spill, scientists need to get pretty creative. From robots to bacteria , anything that will remove dangerous radiation from the environment is a step in the right direction. Researchers from Rice University and Lomonosov Moscow State University recently discovered a new tool to help with hazardous material removal: It turns out that graphene oxide is able to clump toxins together, making it easy for them to be separated from water. The resulting compound can then later be melted down into a slag and sequestered. Read the rest of New Research Shows that Graphene Oxide Can Easily Clean Toxins from Radioactive Water Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bacteria , calcium , flakes , fracking , fukushima daiichi , graphene oxide , groundwater remediation , isotopes , lomonosov moscow state university , physical chemistry chemical physics , plutonium , radioactive material , radionuclides , rice university , robots , sodium , the royal society of chemistry , toxins , uranium , water issues

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Return of the SUV-More Than 1 Million Sold In China

September 14, 2011 by  
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Hummers are no longer made, but SUV popularity has returned. Witness the revival of popularity of gas-guzzling, CO2 spewing SUVs. You may have thought the concept was on its way out when the Hummer breathed its last in 2009. Not so – of late SUV sales are experiencing a surge, most especially in China. “Ford consistently touts the growth in sales of its energy-efficient cars, and there’s a kernel of truth to that. But lately, the company’s SUVs have been driving its sales growth.” – Avi Salzman, Barron’s Septembe… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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