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Skyfarm by Manuel Dreesmann

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Ingenious hanging garden design for high-rise apartment balconies

With his Skyfarm project, German designer Manuel Dreesmann delivers a futuristic, conceptual take on ornamental hanging plant baskets. Conceived for high-rise apartment buildings with small balconies that leave little room for conventional planter boxes, Skyfarm consists of a series of "Skypots" -- white acrylic pots with transparent lids that are strung from the balcony ceiling.......read more

Marsfly Jacket by Tom Sachs for Nike

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NASA materials recycled into space-inspired sportswear $475.00

Wanna-be astronauts rejoice! The new capsule collection from Nike and artist Tom Sachs has launched from the atmosphere, with a range of high-performance sportswear inspired by space exploration. The joint venture, dubbed NikeCraft, features a series of sneakers, bags, and jackets made using space-age materials like Vectran fabric from Mars Excursion Rover airbags and NASA spacesuits. The golden......read more

The Future Is Ours

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If this video doesn't give you goosebumps, best check your pulse

Feeling a little down about the state of the planet? Here's a two-minute slice of techno-optimism for you. Filmmaker Michael Marantz assembled "The Future Is Ours" from a bunch of clips he found on the net, and the result is this stirring tribute to the people pushing humanity ahead into the future. According to Marantz, "We need to be inspired by the immense possibilities of the future and......read more

Solar Energy Sphere by Rawlemon

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Say hello to the coolest solar power generator you've ever seen

As a means of generating sustainable electricity, solar panels are a win. As objects of beauty, well, not so much. Barcelona-based architect André Broessel reimagines the look of renewable power with this stunning spherical glass solar energy generator, which we can only hope signals a prettier future for solar energy.  But it's not just a pretty face. Broessel's creation......read more

Smart Highway: The Sustainable, Interactive Road of the Future

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Dutch designer presents a plan to reinvent the highway

It's strange to think of how far cars have advanced since being invented, while the roads we drive them on have barely changed. With his Smart Highway concept, Rotterdam-based designer Daan Roosegaarde aims to move road technology deep into the future.  The proposal, selected as "Best Future Concept" this week at the Dutch Design Awards, outlines a plan for......read more

How Davos Players Can Start Tackling Major Environmental Risks

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By Bhaskar Vira, University of Cambridge, The Conversation

The World Economic Forum (WEF) published its annual Global Risks Report in the run up to its annual meeting in Davos. Food and water crises, energy price shocks, biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse, extreme weather events and failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation, it said, are the biggest threats facing society.   Three of the top five global risks in terms of likelihood......read more

Prospective Mobility

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Is this the future of urban transportation?

Battery-powered semi trucks? Trains that pick up cars full of passengers without stopping? Personal mobility capsules that attach to planes, trains, and boats? Sound a little far-fetched? Well it may be less sci-fi than you think, according to this video commissioned by Alstom. The animated clip, produced by Paris-based studio Le 7e bureau, envisions a prospective transportation future......read more

Original Series: Young Farmers

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An up-close look at the kids that are shaping our sustainable food future, presented by Lockerz and SHFT

In case you haven't noticed, there's a giant shift taking place in American food culture. You can see it in the rise in farmers' markets and the exploding popularity of home gardening. And guess who's leading the charge? Kids. That's right, the youth of today are shaping our sustainable food future.  Young Farmers, a documentary web series presented by Lockerz and SHFT, explores......read more

Undaunted by terrorism, 40,000 diplomats, experts and advocates, including more than 135 world leaders, are set to meet in Paris beginning Nov. 30 for a major U.N. Climate Summit. The goal is a new global climate treaty, involving all nations, that would enter force in the year 2020 and help the world avoid the worst consequences of manmade global warming. During previous U.N. climate......read more

A Net Zero House in Holland Redefines the Smart Home

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Say hello to the home of the future

Adele Peters for Co.Exist: We still don't have flying cars (not quite, anyway, despite some works in progress). But the 1950s vision of the futuristic home is fairly close to reality. Inspired in part by mid-century designs like the flying saucer-shaped Futuro house and a "home of the future" designed for the 1956 Ideal Home Show, a new house in the Netherlands is remote-controllable,......read more

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