Majestic Sails Benches will transport you to the open sea

December 17, 2015 by  
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Sea Bags Breathe New Life into Old Sails

August 7, 2014 by  
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There’s nothing we love more at Inhabitat than seeing waste materials recycled into innovative new pieces. Upcycling allows old items to be magically transformed into new, interesting pieces, and there’s a little company in Maine that’s doing something remarkable with old boat sails. A sail can only be mended so many times before it’s no longer usable, but instead of letting all that sturdy material go to waste,  Sea Bags  recycles these sails into gorgeous, nautical-themed bags that come in all shapes and sizes. Read the rest of Sea Bags Breathe New Life into Old Sails Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: boat sails , Maine , old sails , recycled sails , sail bags , sail tote bags , sails , Sea Bags , seabags , upcycled sails

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Ever Seen a Clay-Topped Farmhouse Built With Brick?

August 7, 2014 by  
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Dvelas Reclaims Worn Boat Sails and Transforms them into Unique Lounging Chairs

December 11, 2013 by  
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Handmade in Spain using recycled sails from around the world, each of design studio Dvelas ‘ chairs is a unique expression carrying its own history on the sea. Over time, ship sails start to weather and deteriorate, making them useless for exact navigation. The material however retains many of its excellent qualities with respect to resistance and humidity. The goal of Dvelas is to recover these used sails and give them new life and a new history through design. + Dvelas 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: “green furniture” , Dvelas , Dvelas Reclaimed Sail Chair , eco chair , Reclaimed Sails        

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Scientists Believe the Yellowstone Park Supervolcano is 250% Larger Than Previously Thought

December 11, 2013 by  
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Yellowstone photo from Shutterstock By now most people know that Yellowstone National Park lies on top of a massive supervolcano which has the potential to unleash a planet-altering eruption. However a team of researchers from the University of Utah just discovered that the volcano’s magma chamber is about 2.5 times bigger than earlier believed. It is estimated to be over 55 miles in length, containing over 200-600 cubic km of molten rock. Read the rest of Scientists Believe the Yellowstone Park Supervolcano is 250% Larger Than Previously Thought Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: american geophysical union , Geothermal power , supervolcano , university of utah , Volcanos , yellowstone national park , yellowstone supervolcano        

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Giant Energy-Generating Kites Could Serve as an Alternative to Wind Turbines

July 10, 2013 by  
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In the Netherlands , scientists from the aerospace engineering department of the Technology University in Delft are testing the ability of giant kites to harvest energy from high speed, high altitude winds that wind turbines can’t reach. They say that just a single one of these 25-square-meter kites is capable of generating enough energy to power 40, with less environmental impact than a wind turbine and for lower out of pocket cost to consumers. Read the rest of Giant Energy-Generating Kites Could Serve as an Alternative to Wind Turbines Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , “wind power” , ‘kite power , alternative energy , kites , Netherlands , renewable energy , research , sails , technical university of delft , wind energy , wind turbines        

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Green-Roofed Ark Sails the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Hosting Art Exhibitions

July 8, 2013 by  
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Solar Spacecraft to Launch in 2010

November 13, 2009 by  
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The Planetary Society is planning to launch a solar-propelled space craft in 2010 after its first attempt landed in the ocean four years ago. The LightSail-1 would run on the pressure of light hitting its four triangular-shaped Mylar sails.  The society sees the project as a way to achieve long space flights with slow, continuous acceleration that eventually leads to high speeds.  The society’s executive director imagines flights of many years reaching speeds of 100,000 mph where the craft could leave the solar system in five years instead of 25.

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