Recycling Mystery: Clothes Hangers

April 13, 2018 by  
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Sustainable Stunners: Pros and Cons of Lab-Grown Diamonds

January 26, 2018 by  
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By Dan Decker Place a natural diamond engagement ring beside … The post Sustainable Stunners: Pros and Cons of Lab-Grown Diamonds appeared first on Earth911.com.

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How to Shop for Clothes with the Earth in Mind

July 28, 2017 by  
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Take it from someone who loves to shop — building a fantastic and versatile wardrobe is super fun and helps you express your individuality. There is a certain thrill to finding a great deal or bringing that special piece home with you. That being…

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3 Clothing Recycling Mistakes You Might Be Making

July 10, 2017 by  
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Clothing consumption has skyrocketed in the past few decades, with North American consumers now buying 500 percent more than we did just 25 years ago. And while we’re buying more clothes than ever, the clothing is often so poorly made that it…

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New supersonic jet can fly from London to New York in 3.5 hours

November 17, 2016 by  
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Supersonic air travel is one of those things (like flying cars and instant pizza machines) that we thought would be ubiquitous by this point. Yet, there hasn’t been a supersonic passenger jet in consistent operation in more than 10 years. Aviation startup Boom Technology has unveiled what it hopes will change all that: the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator , a speedy passenger jet that is the modern answer to the Concorde. The supersonic jet will cut the duration of long trips in half – NYC to London would take 3.5 hours instead of seven, while the 15-hour flight from Los Angeles to Sydney would be slashed down to a mere 6 hours and 45 minutes. Nicknamed “Baby Boom,” the one-third scale prototype is taking the first steps to drum up excitement about the next generation of supersonic air transportation. The plane was revealed at an event Tuesday evening at the startup’s Hangar 14 at Centennial Airport in Denver, Colorado. Despite being one-third the size of an actual passenger jet, the Baby Boom was created as an accurate representation of the style, shape, and proportions of the full-size design. Although the unveiling met with oohs and ahhs from the media and industry experts, there was no incredible demonstration of supersonic speed at the ceremony. Baby Boom will not take to the air currents until sometime in late 2017. Related: Supersonic jet will fly from NY to London in 3 hours at half the price of the Concorde Boom’s full-size XB-1 is designed to carry 44 passengers on long-distance flights, and the company says it plans to be operating by 2020. A ticket on the ultra-fast jet will cost around $5,000, which the company considers affordable given the expense of the airplane and its fuel. The supersonic jet makes use of three General Electric J85-21 non-afterburning engines, Honeywell avionics, and carbon composite materials for a powerful yet lightweight aircraft. Boom says the XB-1 takes inspiration from the Concorde , particularly in regard to its design. In order to create the next-generation of supersonic passenger jets, Boom tapped experts from NASA, SpaceX, and Boeing to contribute to the design process. If Boom’s XB-1 is successful in launching commercial operations, it will be the first supersonic passenger jet to due so since the Concorde was retired in 2003 following 27 years of high-speed flights. Via New Atlas and The Verge Images via Boom Technology

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Middle school class builds a Frozen-themed 3D-printed prosthetic hand for a little girl

March 22, 2015 by  
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A class of Wisconsin eight-graders designed and built a 3D-printed prosthetic hand for a six-year-old named Ariah, who was born without a right hand. Built as part of a forward-thinking robotics school program called FIRST , the prosthetic piece is more than just a heart-warming gift for Ariah—the customized hand was created in the style of Ariah’s favorite movie, Frozen, and is covered in shades of blue and snowflake patterns. The Disney-inspired prosthetic hand was created using only $20 worth of materials and even includes the name “Queen Ariah” embossed on the turquoise cuff. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printed hand , 3D printing , 3D-printed prosthetic , disney inspired , first , frozen , frozen inspired 3d printing , middle schooler 3d printing project , prosthetic hand , robotics

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Johanson3?s electric cargo bikes are the perfect answer for the modern commute

January 8, 2015 by  
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Bike commuting is a great way to get around, but it can be limiting in terms of fashion choices and payload capacity.  Johanson3 is about hit the market with a new product range of 5 electric cargo bikes for people of all ages, with a high payload capacity and unique design that allows you to wear the clothes you love. The new line will have a vehicle to suit anyone, from kids and sports aficionados to military workers and the style-conscious. And unlike the traditional bike, you can wear a djellaba, sari, kimono, or a kilt and still move freely and carry your payload. Each bike is manufactured in US and gets you where you are going while looking good doing it. + Johanson3 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: bike commute , bike commuting , electric bicycle , electric bike , electric bike commute , electric cargo bicycle , electric cargo bike , electric cargo bike commute , Johanson3 bike commute , Johanson3 cargo bike , Johanson3 electric bicycle , Johanson3 electric bike , Johanson3 electric cargo bicycle , Johnason3

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INFOGRAPHIC: January is Radon Action Month—Is Your Home Safe?

January 8, 2015 by  
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Since January is Radon Action Month, there’s no better time to talk about the dangers that may be present in your home or office. A colorless, odorless gas , radon can seep into buildings through cracks in their foundations , and is responsible for over 21,000  lung cancer deaths annually. Check out this infographic to learn the facts about radon and what can be done to test and prevent it in your workplace or home environment. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: January is Radon Action Month—Is Your Home Safe? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: colorless gas , house health , infographic , infographics , lung cancer , lung health , odorless gas , radioactive radon gas , radon , radon awareness , radon awareness month , radon gas , radon in buildings , radon infographic , radon safety

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Federal judge approves Christo’s massive “Over the River” project

January 8, 2015 by  
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Environmental activists team up to battle a famous environmental artist—not your everyday face-off. Unless, that is, the artist is Christo . A recent federal district court case pitted his proposed “ Over the River ” project against the activist group ROAR (Rags Over the Arkansas River ). The $50 million installation would temporarily suspend 5.9 miles of translucent silver fabric panels along a 42-mile stretch of the Arkansas River in south-central Colorado, much of which is federally-protected habitat for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, peregrine falcons, and bald eagles. Read the rest of Federal judge approves Christo’s massive “Over the River” project Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , bighorn sheep , christo , conservation , eco design , eco-art , ecological damage , environmental activists , environmental art , green art , ROAR , wildlife protection

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Luxury Survival Condo Lets the Wealthy Escape From a Nuclear Apocalypse in Style

December 3, 2014 by  
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