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Scratched Records Make Good Green Inexpensive Roof

Gone are the days when vinyl records were the method in which everyone listened to recorded music, but the records themselves still exist, lots and lots of them. Collectors collect those records that are not too scratched to listen to, but where do the rest of the records end up? Matt Glassmeyer has a few hundred nailed to his deck protecting him and his wooden back doors from the rain.

See.me Camera Aims To Give Kids The Big Picture

Designer Malin Grummas has created the See.me camera concept, a kid-friendly digital camera that doesn't just collect but projects photos for maximum enjoyment.

Solar Powered Movie House

Green you moving watching days at a solar powered movie house like Sol Cinema. It's small and there isn't much space for a big movie screen, but movie watchers get the VIP treatment. The whole movie house runs off solar power too.

LifeCycle Tower: The World's Tallest Wooden Building

CREE Group proposes to build the tallest wooden building, appropriately named the "Life Cycle Tower," for Dornbirn, Austria.  Using hybrid-construction that will cut CO2 emissions by 90% and construction time by 50%, the eco-conscious construction of the 30-story building uses sustainable resources such as timber and composite slab (wood/concrete).  One of the oldest building materials known to man proves itself to be a timeless mainstay of construction even in the age of skyscrapers.


Diverging Diamond Interchange Keeps Traffic Moving Quickly

Ever been driving on the road and had some one make an unprotected left turn in front of you, cutting it too close for comfort? With this innovative concept for regulating traffic, you won't have to think about it. The diverging diamond interchange (DDI) traffic pattern has drivers temporarily switch sides of the road in order to keep traffic moving more quickly.

World's Tallest Manmade Climbing Wall

The Netherlands has proved that you don't need mountains to have challenging climbing.

Weaving As Architecture: David Garcia Creates Another First

David Garcia and his gang (aka Studio) have been up to their new tricks again, this time creating the first facade, roof, column and foundation to be built without nails, screws, or even glue!

Sustainsia Makes Working From Home Even Greener

Working from home just got even greener with Sustainsia, Inc.'s new solar powered, at-home work stations.  Small enough to fit in the backyard, these little pods provide telecommuters with a back-to-basics, natural vibe for their home office needs.

SteriShoe Kills 99.9 Percent Of Harmful Shoe Microorganisms

Shoes are havens for bacteria.  Sweat, dead skin and bacteria from our feet can cause shoes to smell and potentially even become a health concern.  The SteriShoe is a shoe insert made to kill 99.9 percent of harmful microorganisms that can develop in footwear.

Towers Tap Into Wind Power: Makes Them Self-Sustainable

Unique curving towers with wind turbines concept harnesses wind power and makes the towers self -sustainable.

California’s Solar Electric Generating System Controversial

In Ivanpah California, BrightSource is developing its first solar power complex. When constructed it will be the largest in the world and will produce enough energy to power more than 140,000 homes while reducing 400,000 tons of CO2 per year. Still, environmentalists are protesting the location where the solar complex will be built.

They Turned an Old Church Into a New Home

Take a look at this amazing renovated home in Kyloe, Northumberland. It is a church! Well... it was a church. Now it is a home to an eco-friendly couple.

Old Water Tower Makes Amazingly Tall House and Meeting Place

To me there is something so exciting about taking any old structure, like a water tower, and repurposing it into a new unique home. An old, but useable structure turned into new homes just makes more environmental sense. To prove my point, take a look inside this repurposed water tower in a Belgian village of Steenokkerzeel.

Carousel Goes Round and Round With Solar Power

A 36 foot solar powered carousel, designed by CRStudios Architects, recently opened up for rides at Hudson River Park's Chelsea Cove on Pier 62.

Giant Lawn Chair Grown To Discourage TV Watching And Encourage More Nature Watching

I love to sit and relax in the front yard chatting with my neighbors, while my kids run around on the grass with their friends. Last year my HOA fined me for leaving my lawn chairs outside. Apparently, I have the wrong kind. The right kind isn't in my budget. So, this year, I have nowhere comfortable to sit, but what if I grew my own lawn chairs, like the ones in England?