Gangnam Style: MVRDV Transforms Seoul Eyesore into Glowing LED Landmark

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Donate Your Old Sewing Machines and Help Create New Opportunities for Individuals Around the World

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What if your old, unused sewing machine could help mend the lives and create opportunities for woman around the world? It can! Eco entrepreneur and creative activist Jenelle Montilone recently partnered with Bernina of America  and is celebrating their Give Back Get Back program with a slew of exciting new initiatives. Now through September, you can drop off a sewing machine of any make, model and condition to your local Bernina store, and in exchange you will receive a discount on future purchase. The machines that are collected will be passed along to  The Sewing Machine Project , and then onto individuals or organizations in and around the Gulf Coast, Mexico, Kosovo and Sri Lanka. The Sewing Machine Project, Bernina and Jenelle all believe that when people grow stronger, so do their communities. + The Sewing Machine Project Via Trashn2tees 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: bernina of america , give get back program , Gold Sewing Machine Planter , jenelle montilone , Sewing Machine Reuse , the sewing machine project , used sewing machines where to donate sewing machines        

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The INLET Wall Socket Conserves Energy While Increasing Child Safety

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Since its invention, the standard electrical outlet has changed little in function or appearance. The INLET by LivingPlug seeks to not only change the aesthetics of the standard wall socket, but to increase efficiency and improve child safety. Their flagship product can be inserted into a normal duplex unit and includes a high capacity 2.1v USB charger that powers three tamper resistant outlets. Read the rest of The INLET Wall Socket Conserves Energy While Increasing Child Safety Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , California , child safety , china , face plate , forest lake , inlet , kickstarter , livingplug , Minnesota , outlet , Sacramento , usb charger , vampire charge , wall socket        

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Corning’s Gorilla Glass Could Make Cars Lighter and More Fuel Efficient

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Corning’s Gorilla Glass is used in the screens of about 1.5 billion mobile devices around the world — you might even be reading these words on a device made from the material. It’s scratch resistant, lightweight, and very durable, making it perfect for smartphone touch screens. But Gorilla Glass could soon be expanding its reach to automobiles . Replacing some of the windows in a car with Gorilla Glass would help reduce the vehicle’s weight and lower its center of mass, which would lead to gains in fuel efficiency. Read the rest of Corning’s Gorilla Glass Could Make Cars Lighter and More Fuel Efficient Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: car windshield , corning , Corning glass , Corning gorilla glass , fuel efficiency , gorilla glass , gorilla glass windows , gorilla glass windshield , noise resistant glass , windshield        

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