Tag: consumption

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Yacht Power Station

‘Electric’ and ‘silent’ is the only way to describe what the boating-sector is about to become! Now, the Dutch company Soel Yachts are developing electric travel at sea via their SoelCat 12 vessel. Soel Yachts want to revolutionize the boating…

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2,713.1 MILES / GALLON OF GASOLINE

Students at the Universite Laval engineering college in Quebec have won the Shell ‘Eco-marathon Americas’ contest for internal combustion engines. They did so with their Alérion Supermileage car. The car has managed to achieve 2,713.1 miles per gallon of gasoline….

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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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LIGHTING THE WAY FORWARD

Margot Krasojević is both an architect and designer. In her recent work, she has been working intensely with 3D printing. Her Lace LED (shown here) are made from recycled plastics fused together on a 3D printer. ‘Lace LED’ is a…

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Submerged Warning

If you are brave enough to face the deep, off the coast of the Canary Islands, Spain, you’ll find an underwater spectacular. Do not be fooled however. This installation is not simply entertainment, it has a much more profound purpose….

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BIODIVERSITY LOSS

In his search to reconnect with his Native American heritage, Oklahoma farmer Carl Barnes pursued old, native varieties of corn. In doing so he discovered a brilliant variety of corn now known as Glass Gem Corn that appears gem-like. This…

Lens for the Atmosphere

Who better than NASA to release a new 3D visualization showing how carbon-dioxide moves around and is retained in our planet’s atmosphere. Drawing on data from the satellite Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), NASA’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office has generated extremely sophisticated renderings of…

DiCaprio’s Before the Flood

The actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s is working to raise stronger awareness of climate change! Following his environmentalist Oscar speech, he has now been getting behind the camera to work on a new documentary known as ‘Before the Flood’. It is a…

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GREEN TO THE MAX

The new Kern Centre at Hampshire College, Massachusetts, USA is green to the max! Created by Bruner/Cott & Associates, the 5,000sq.M building has been designed to satisfy the status of the ‘Living Building Challenge‘. Such status includes being totally solar-powered,…

ULTIMATE DRYER

Who would have thought that it would be possible to completely dry all your clothes in 20 minutes – without heat? Now the ‘ultrasonic’ clothes dryer has the potential to do so! The idea has already been proven conceptually and…