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  • Astronomers Reveal the Most Livable, Earth-Like Planet Ever Discovered

    18 April 2014, 4:58 pm by: Kristine Lofgren

    In the race to find a planet besides Earth that can host life, scientists have made an incredible discovery. Astronomers recently confirmed the first ever planet similar in size to Earth at distance from its own star that would allow liquid water to pool on
  • 8 Eggs-travagantly Egg-Shaped Buildings for Easter

    18 April 2014, 4:57 pm by: Lucy Wang

    Josef Stöger's Bavarian Forest National Park Treetop Walk Josef Stöger's winding timber walkway isn't just in the shape of an egg--it's also the longest treetop walk in the world! Located in Germany's Bavarian Forest National Park, this treetop walk wraps
  • A Second Peek at Milan Design Week’s Brera District

    18 April 2014, 4:56 pm by: Patrick Toomey-Neri

      Alessandro Zambelli's "Afillia" light series is named after a botanical term referring to that which is leafless, but not lifeless. The lacy lights are handcrafted from Swiss pine and nylon fiber, and create a diffused glow similar to that of
  • Japanese Government Officials Feast on Whale Meat to Protest World Court Ruling

    18 April 2014, 4:55 pm by: Ross Brooks

    In a show of defiance against a recent court ruling by the UN's International Court of Justice, hundreds of Japanese government officials, lawmakers, and pro-whaling lobbyists attended a feast that consisted almost entirely of various whale meat delicacies.
  • Vyacheslav Mishchenko Captures the Micro World’s Beauty in Magical Photos

    18 April 2014, 4:54 pm by: Lana Winter-Hébert

    People are often accused of anthropomorphizing non-human creatures when their actions "seem" to be similar to human activities, but is it really inconceivable that insects might think and feel the same things we do? What might a snail think when it sees its
  • Vienna Upcycles Historic Coal Gasometers into Amazing Urban Communities

    18 April 2014, 4:53 pm by: Lucy Wang

    We love adaptive reuse here at Inhabitat, and can never get enough converted barns and upcycled water towers. But the adaptive reuse project that takes the cake, and is one of the most inspiring building rehabilitations we've ever seen is located in Vienna,
  • Best Green Designs From the Final Days of Milan Design Week

    18 April 2014, 4:52 pm by: Patrick Toomey-Neri

    José Rodrigues de Araùjo's fabulous Bota Bandeira boots (displayed at the Brazilian exhibition) look like they could be worn by Oberon himself. Italian designer Giorgio Caporaso created this stunning piece that's a coffee table, lamp, and planter
  • Awesome Spaceship-Shaped Cabin Pops Up in French Castle

    18 April 2014, 4:51 pm by: Lori Zimmer

    Lesétablissements Tourneux's rocket ship hugs the stone walls of the historic castle, which was built north of Moselle in 1434. The castle opened to the public in 1998, and it now hosts a series of festivals and exhibitions. For this year’s program…
  • INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks to Amie Hamlin, Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthy School…

    18 April 2014, 4:50 pm by: Yuka Yoneda

    PS 244Q received a lot of attention last year when it became the first school in New York City to start serving an exclusively vegetarian menu to its students. We recently got a chance to speak to the woman behind the switchover, Amie Hamlin of Coalition
  • The Iconic Eames Shell Chair is Now Available in New Recyclable Fiberglass!

    18 April 2014, 4:49 pm by: Diane Pham

    In a furniture lineup, few chairs are be as recognizable as the Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair. This design, by everyone's favorite Modernist design duo Charles and Ray Eames, has become one of the most exalted works of mid-century modernism, sought after
  • Millionaire Creates Uber High Tech RV Camper for His Four-Year-Old Daughter

    18 April 2014, 4:48 pm by: Lori Zimmer

    Ferren, a 61-year-old inventor and cofounder of tech design firm Applied Minds, came up with the unique camper van with his young daughter in mind, wanting her to explore the world safely after he is not around. Built with no detail spared, The Kiravan boasts
  • Forget Junk Food: Colorado’s First Pot Vending Machine Serves Up Recreational Marijuana

    18 April 2014, 4:47 pm by: Beth Buczynski

    In 2012, Colorado made history by becoming the first state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults over 21. This week, the state enjoyed another first: the installation of a vending machine that dispenses cannabis directly to the public. Created by…
  • MIT Unveils Seawater-Cooled Floating Nuclear Power Plant That Can Withstand Earthquakes and Tsunamis

    18 April 2014, 4:46 pm by: Lidija Grozdanic

    MIT has unveiled designs for an earthquake and tsunami-proof nuclear power plant. Similar in design to platforms used for offshore oil drilling, the floating power plant would use the surrounding water to cool the reactors, minimizing the possibility of…
  • An American Home or Business Goes Solar Every Four Minutes!

    18 April 2014, 4:45 pm by: Josh Marks

    Buried at the very bottom of a fact sheet released at yesterday's White House Solar Summit is a striking statistic: "Every four minutes, another American home or business goes solar, supporting workers whose jobs can’t be outsourced." Since President Obama
  • NYC’s New Tavern on the Green Restaurant Will Seek LEED Silver Certification

    18 April 2014, 3:43 pm by: Yuka Yoneda

    When it finally opens its doors on April 24th, NYC's famed Tavern on the Green restaurant will boast a slew of sustainable features that will help it live up to its verdant name. Inhabitat recently had a chance to tour the newly renovated space - click here
  • Revolutionary “Superman” Memory Crystals Can Store Data Virtually Forever

    18 April 2014, 2:55 pm by: Beth Buczynski

    Quartz Crystal photo from Shutterstock…
  • Elliat Rich’s Decennia Chair Blooms With Colorful Patterns as its Paint Wears Away

    18 April 2014, 2:43 pm by: Youna Angevin-Castro

    If you’re passionate about bespoke furniture, you can’t get any more personalized than Elliat Rich's Decennia Chair currently on show at Milan Design Week as part of ‘The Other Hemisphere’ exhibition. Rich developed a process for painting the chair
  • UNStudio Unveils Their Half-Twist Reflective Installation in Shanghai

    18 April 2014, 2:00 pm by: Lidija Grozdanic

    The installation is comprised of a single half-twisted ribbon that creates an archway which reflects pedestrians walking into the Xintiandi Mall. The 30 meter long structure uses a single architectural gesture that changes its function from wall to ceiling,
  • UNICEF’s Clever LEGO-Inspired Bricks Provide Food, Water, and Shelter to Disaster Victims

    18 April 2014, 1:00 pm by: Tafline Laylin

    Providing food and shelter to victims of a natural disaster is one of the first priorities for emergency services, but the process can often generate a lot of unnecessary waste. To help tackle this problem, UNICEF has developed an amazing reusable…
  • Flat Pack Tables Fold into Origami Shelters in the Event of a Disaster

    18 April 2014, 12:44 pm by: Bridgette Meinhold

    The immediate days after a disaster are the most critical since victims need supplies and materials ASAP. Rather than wait for help to arrive with shelters, Architecture Global Aid wanted to create a more proactive solution that ensures shelters are already

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