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Innovative map displays solar potential of individual buildings

Innovative map displays solar potential of individual buildings

| October 1, 2014

When it comes to sustainability-focused design and business models, it probably takes a whole lot to impress the folks at Fast Company’s Co.Exist. Eduardo Berlin, an architect and designer from Cambridge, Massachusetts, has done just that. Berlin’s project, dubbed Mapdwell, plots “the solar potential of every individual roof in cities like Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, […]

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Nanotech “lily pads” are a new way to purify water

Nanotech “lily pads” are a new way to purify water

| September 23, 2014

If Mark Owen’s invention becomes as ubiquitous as he hopes, there will be some very confused frogs in our lakes, ponds, and rivers. Mark Owen developed the LilyPad water purifier. At a full meter in diameter and coated in white plastic, the LilyPad water purifier doesn’t look like any lily pad I’ve seen—nor does it […]

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Is this the future of delivery packaging?

Is this the future of delivery packaging?

| July 11, 2014

Bubble wrap. Packing peanuts. Inflatable plastic cushions. The items we order for shipping are rarely shipped alone, and the accompanying packaging materials are notoriously bad for the environment. As we rely more and more heavily on online shopping, we as a society place an even greater burden on the environment through wasteful packaging. One graduate […]

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Nomadic designer turns to scraps to furnish his living spaces

Nomadic designer turns to scraps to furnish his living spaces

| May 13, 2014

François Duquesnoy must really, really hate moving furniture. The Dutch-born designer has moved a total of eight times in the last few years. Rather than pack up his furniture for each move, he builds his own furniture for each new location. He doesn’t just build it from scratch; he builds it from scraps. After each […]

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