Category: Environment

Some Furniture is Nothing but Trash

The design company Pentatonic have been cleverly ‘repurposing’ waste-materials to create a new range of modern furniture. This range includes the ‘AirTool Chair’ and ‘AirTool Foil Table’ (they’ve even created some glassware from smartphone glass!) seen here. Showing a tremendous…

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Billboard Upcycle

If you’re looking for large-scale mural revealing filigree flights of fancy, then Kelsey Montague’s sprawling angel wings and dragonflies may be perfect for you! Now, fans of the artist can carry her work with them wherever they go! The company…

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Curing Metal Pollution with Yeast

A genetically engineered version of the normal fungus found in your bread and beer may soon be helping to clean-up the environment! A team of Scientists from institutions in Romania and Norway have been working together on a yeast that…

Timber Building Pioneer

Timber construction is back! Now, the Barangaroo-South area of Sydney is the new location for Australia’s largest all-timber building. Designed by Tzannes Architects, ‘International House’ is a seven-story wooden construction made almost entirely from engineered timber! Found in the historic…

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Air-Purifying Two-wheeler

With China’s new air-purifying bike, around 20 million inhabitants will be cleaning the air of pollution as they ride around concluding their daily business. The idea has been set in motion by Daan Roosegaarde an eco-innovator who has just partnered…

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TRASHING A BATTERY

image: www.businessinsider.com With trash being one of the most ubiquitous elements on the planet. Isn’t it reassuring when one hears that researchers have created a method of using discarded trash to make sodium-ion batteries? Well it’s a reality! Made from…

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Billionaire Science Yacht

The Norwegian off-shore drilling billionaire Kjell Inge Røkke (who apparently began his career as a simple fisherman) is single-handedly funding the creation of a huge yacht to be used for marine research. The vessel will have the capacity to collect,…

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Going it 100% Renewable

The Swiss have just passed a new energy law! This law adamantly promotes ‘renewable’ energy and bans nuclear power plants to effectively shut-down any talk of future investment in nuclear energy. It is a truly monumental decision that brings Switzerland…

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Seattle Biospheres for Amazon

For Amazon’s Seattle campus, the architects NBBJ have designed a new addition comprising of three biosphere domes filled with diverse plants. The project aims to provide a green sanctuary for Amazon’s urban campus. Located in front of the new headquarters,…

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Radical Re-use

The Tongsai Bay Hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand, sits upon a lush 28 and a half acre landscape. Its environs are home to 66 different species of birds and other wildlife. It thrives by working on the principle of a…