Taco Bell unveils its first shipping container store at SXSW

March 18, 2015 by  
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That’ll be one sustainable chalupa, please! Taco Bell surprised many SXSW attendees this week by building a Taco Bell stand out of shipping containers . The modular structure was built in just three days and will be used as an experiment to see how the concept works as the iconic restaurant seeks to expand across the nation. Read the rest of Taco Bell unveils its first shipping container store at SXSW Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: kitchen design , modular design , shipping container design , shipping container restaurants , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , Sustainable Materials , sustainable restaurants , SXSW 2015 , taco bell design , Taco Bell shipping container stand , Urban design

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Uber customers can now order an electric car ride in Chicago

March 18, 2015 by  
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Chicago ride-seekers can now travel in sustainable style, with the local Uber ’s new fleet of electric cars. The service has ordered twenty-five BYD e6 electric cars so that Uber drivers can offer carbon emission-free  rides to their customers. Rather than teaming up with Tesla and their Model S , Uber has gone for the more competitive BYD (Build Your Dream) company, which plans to increase their United States manufacturing plants over the next three years. Read the rest of Uber customers can now order an electric car ride in Chicago Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BYD e6 , Chicago uber , eco design , electric car fleet uber , electric taxi , electric Uber , green design , green uber rides , sustainable design , Uber , Uber Chicago ev , uber environmentally friendly

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MakerBot’s New Digitizer 3d Scanner Set to Hit the Market Next Week

August 15, 2013 by  
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MakerBot is already a household name in the 3D printing community, and their next invention will make it easier than ever to create 3d printed objects. According to Engadget , the company is planning to launch its new Digitizer next week, which will allow anyone to scan and reproduce objects using a MakerBot Replicator 2. First unveiled at this year’s SXSW , the device is able to turn small objects into 3D design files within a matter of minutes. This will allow DIY enthusiasts to quickly recreate items without the need to dabble in code. Read the rest of MakerBot’s New Digitizer 3d Scanner Set to Hit the Market Next Week Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing , autodesk , computer code , digital files , DIY , makerbot , Makerbot digitizer , makerbot replicator 2 , meshmixer , sxsw        

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Monkey Light Pro Lets You Download and Animate Your Own Bike Wheel Display

June 7, 2013 by  
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Technology has brought bike accessories way past the classic bell-and-handlebar-streamer setup. Monkey Light Pro enables you download and display your own LED animations. The kit consists of four pieces for each wheel that can be bolted to the spokes. The waterproof, full-color display is already loaded with artwork and is able to be customized with personal playlists via Bluetooth. Good for eight hours of run time, the built-in lithium-ion battery is able to be recharged via USB cable. The lights are stabilized for speeds ranging from 10-40mph and are double-sided so that everyone has the chance to see you ride in style. Read the rest of Monkey Light Pro Lets You Download and Animate Your Own Bike Wheel Display Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animation , bicycle , bluetooth , California , cycloscreen , fukushima wheel project , interbike , kickstarter , LED , maker faire , monkey light pro , monkeylectric , old bond , rohs compliant , siggraph , sxsw , university of brisbane        

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Sean Parker Fires Back at Accusations that He Trashed a Redwood Forest for His $10 Million Wedding

June 7, 2013 by  
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It appears that Sean Parker, the billionaire who was recently married in a Big Sur redwood forest , might not be the forest trasher that he has been depicted as. Parker sent a letter of explanation in reaction to the original article written by Alexis Madrigal for The Atlantic , which paints a very different picture than the California Coastal Commission’s report. It is true that Parker spent around $10 million to prepare the Big Sur site for his wedding, but what wasn’t reported is that the internet mogul donated an addition $2.5 million to restore the somewhat crumbling private campground after his nuptials were over. Read the rest of Sean Parker Fires Back at Accusations that He Trashed a Redwood Forest for His $10 Million Wedding Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alexis Madrigal , California Coastal Commission , eco design , green design , Save the Redwoods League , Sean Parker , Sean Parker trashes redwood forest , Sean Parker wedding , sustainable design , The Altantic        

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MakerBot Unveils Prototype ‘Digitizer’ Desktop 3D Scanner at SXSW

March 14, 2013 by  
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MakerBot is already one of the biggest names in desktop 3D printing , and now the company plans to expand into scanning. CEO Bre Pettis announced the arrival of the Digitizer this week at the Austin’s SXSW Interactive . The scanner consists of a turntable upon which you can mount small objects that can then be scanned by lasers and be digitized into computer files. Easier than writing code from scratch, the new device could be joined with a suite of printers and filament fabricators to create a small-scale design studio in the home. Read the rest of MakerBot Unveils Prototype ‘Digitizer’ Desktop 3D Scanner at SXSW Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printer , 3D printing , 3d scanner , austin , bre pettis , cad file , digitizer , filament , Laser , makerbot , Makerbot digitizer , sxsw , tron

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Volkswagen Unveils its First Electric Vehicle – the e-up!

March 14, 2013 by  
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Volkswagen just took the wraps off its first ever production electric vehicle – the e-up! Unveiled today at the Annual Press and Investors Conference in Wolfsburg, the four-seater e-up! is powered by an 81 horsepower electric motor and an 18.7 kWh lithium-ion battery , and it has a 93 mile driving range, which makes it ideal for commuters. Read the rest of Volkswagen Unveils its First Electric Vehicle – the e-up! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show , electric motor , electric vehicle , green car , green transportation , lithium ion battery , volkswagen , volkswagen e-up! , Volkswagen electric vehicle

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How to Follow TreeHugger to SXSW Eco

September 30, 2011 by  
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TreeHugger Heading to SXSW Eco! The inaugural SXSW Eco starts next Tuesday and TreeHugger will be there to blog and live tweet the activities. We’ll also have a live video stream embedded here. To be honest, we’re not sure what to expect, but as the newest member of the SXSW roster, SXSW Eco is likely get off to a great start. Here’s how to follow along…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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