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Aquila Lamp

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Solar powered pole lamp. $15,500.00

A solar powered pole lamp with 3 petals placed at varying heights to form a tree-like canopy. Solar cells are positioned on the top of each petal beneath a clear high-impact acrylic lens. Warm-light LEDs are mounted on the underside onto a highly reflective luminaire behind a translucent acrylic lens. Each unit consumes between 25-50 watts of power. Contact [email protected] for purchase......read more

Billionaire-Backed Company Unveils Asteroid Mining Plans

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Planetary Resources looks to expand our resource base to include the solar system

In a press release that reads like sci-fi writing, a startup called Planetary Resources announced plans to identify, explore, tag, and finally mine asteroids for materials ranging from precious metals to water. The audacious venture is an attempt to locate and exploit a sustainable resource supply for  Earth's ever-growing population. "Many of the scarce metals and minerals on Earth are in......read more

In a Haze: Samantha Casolari Photography

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Recent work from the Brooklyn-based photographer.

Samantha Casolari's career as a photographer occurred by coincidence. Born in Italy, Casolari moved to Madison, Wisconsin at the age of 20 on a student exchange. Overwhelmed by culture shock, Casolari took refuge in the library, where she spent long hours pouring over photography books. Those lonely days inspired a new career shooting photos. Now living in Brooklyn, Casolari works as a......read more

Solar Power From Space?

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Japanese government plans to capture solar energy in space and send it to Earth via laser or microwave by 2030.

The Japanese government recently chose a group of companies and research teams who are assigned to achieve this ambition, a dream worth billions of dollars, to produce clean energy in an unlimited amount in the next few decades. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) hopes that the ambitious plans will help ease the country’s energy problems as well as provide a solution for global......read more

Hy-Fi by The Living

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Organic tower made from agricultural waste wins MoMA PS1 competition

Each summer, an up-an-coming architect is given the chance to transform the outdoor courtyard at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. This year it's David Benjamin's firm The Living, which was selected as the winner of the 15th annual Young Architects Program in New York. The Living's concept is called Hy-Fi, a circular tower of organic bricks made from corn stalks and living root structures.......read more

Bon Iver, "Towers"

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Eerie, bucolic clip directed by NABIL

2012 appears to be Bon Iver's year. We're barely through February, and the Eau Claire, Wisconsin band, led by main man Justin Vernon, has already notched a Grammy for Best New Artist and appeared on Saturday Night Live. With this newly-dropped video for "Towers," off of the outfit's stellar self-titled LP, the list of accomplishments continues to grow. Directed by Nabil Elderkin (who also......read more

A Floating Wind Tower Goes to Sea

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America's first offshore wind installation launches in Maine

Offshore wind farms have taken off throughout much of the world, but they've yet to catch on in the US. With cheaper (and dirtier) forms of energy available, the steep cost of erecting an offshore wind tower has hindered development off of our coasts. But researchers from the University of Maine tried a new approach last week by launching a floating wind machine--the first offshore wind......read more

A Skyscraper for Bees

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Architecture students from the University of Buffalo create a towering beehive

Between the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder and pesticide poisoning, it's been a rough few years for bees. According to recent estimates from the  Department of Agriculture, around ten million hives have been lost over the past seven years. The ecological tragedy is being met with all sorts of innovative approaches to creating new bee habitats. The latest, designed by students at......read more

Woodpigeon "Our Love is as Tall as the Calgary Tower"

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Directed by Darren Pasemko.

Calgary-based indie folkers Woodpigeon enlisted Darren Pasemko to make an animated video for "Our Love is as Tall as the Calgary Tower" off their latest release, DIE STADT MUZIKANTEN. The animator quietly smacked it out of the park with this beautifully plaintive piece, a perfect accompaniment to the band's subtle chamber-pop. ...read more

Tank House: NYC Water Tower Transformed into Urban Retreat

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Apartment with water tank getaway could be yours for a mere $3.6 million

New York's quirky, iconic water towers are being used for more than just great art projects these days. On the roof of a penthouse apartment in Greenwich Village, architecture firm Messana O'Rorke has transformed a terra cotta water tower into a Zen-like urban retreat.  Called "Tank House," the space was conceived as the quintessential getaway zone -- a room for reading, relaxing......read more

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