How to Watch the Blood Moon Rising Across North America Tonight

October 7, 2014 by  
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If you’re loony about lunar events, you’ll be excited to hear that there’s a blood moon rising tonight – or early Wednesday morning to be exact. Blood moons are caused by light reflecting off the Earth’s surface during a full moon eclipse – and the one taking place in the wee hours of Wednesday morning is the second of four eclipses happening this year. According to NPR , the eclipse will be visible across North America – but will be seen best by those in the central and western parts of the continent. Read on for the best time to turn your eyes to the sky to catch this cosmic event. Read the rest of How to Watch the Blood Moon Rising Across North America Tonight Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: astronomy , Blood Moon , eclipse , griffith , lunar eclipse , observatory , phenomenon , Stellar , tetrad , virtual telescope

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The Natural Symphony Housing Project Conceptualizes Self-Sustainability in Architecture

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    Designed by  Cristian Ferrera Architecture , “Natural Symphony” is an exploration of architectural sustainability, with a prototype designed to house four people per unit. Centered around a large prism-shaped space for common use, there are stairs and elevators that spread out towards the individual units, with decks between each of the nine levels. On the outside, cells harness wind energy through tubular conduits, while solar photovoltaic cells cover the roof. These two energy sources can provide up to 50 percent of the housing system’s energy needs, and there are also areas intended for rainwater collection to be used in greywater systems . This project was recently selected to be featured at the  International Architecture Biennale in Argentina  this November, 2014. + Cristian Ferrera Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment 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: “sustainable architecture” , Argentina , Cristian Ferrera , greywater , International Architecture , International Architecture Biennale in Argentina , Natural Symphony , rainwater collection , solar panels , Solar Power , Sustainability , wind cells , wind energy

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Art + Environment Conference Kicks Off This Weekend at the Nevada Museum of Art

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Artists and scholars from around the world will convene in Reno, Nevada this weekend for the 2014 Art + Environment Conference , which is hosted by the Nevada Museum of Art . Conference attendees will explore artistic responses to some of the world’s most pressing issues, including climate change , resource extraction , and species extinction . The central thrust of the conference will be on how art and science can work in tandem to provide solutions to these problems. Some of the artists whose work will be on display include Lita Albuquerque , David Brooks , Petah Coyne , Terry Evans , and Ugo Rondinone . The conference runs from October 9–11 at the Nevada Museum of Art, and Inhabitat will be reporting live from the event – stay tuned for our coverage! + 2014 Art + Environment Conference + Nevada Museum of Art Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: A+E Conference , Art , Art + Environment Conference , Museum , nevada , Nevada museum of Art

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