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BBC Earth: Life Is

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The creators of Planet Earth wild out with new interactive site.

BBC Earth is ringing in its 50th birthday by dropping Life Is, an interactive site chalk full of epic nature images, videos and stories from the people behind the mindblowing DVD series Planet Earth and Life. The site's not up yet, but judging from the screenshots, it's going to be equally amazing.   With access to BBC's incredible archive of images and video, site designers Fantasy......read more

35mm Film USB Stick

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Repurposed film canister houses 4GB flash drive. $23.99

Irony alert! 35mm film may be all but obsolete, but Etsy user newfocus has found a modern purpose for the old film canisters: Storing digital matter. The film canisters have been repurposed as shells that house flash drives for easy transfer of digital files. Just like the 35mm film stored photographic negatives in its previous life, the canisters now provde storage capacity for digital images......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

Handprinter Measures Your Eco Impact

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Upstart app looks to track your carbon footprint

I'm on my first visit to New York City since Hurricane Sandy hit, and I can still feel it in the air. The doorman where I'm staying tells me he lives in Rockaway, right on the beach. The hurricane blasted the boardwalk into the row of houses on his block; he's going to take a year off to rebuild his home. Back in the Berkshires, where I spend much of the year, we've had a devastating tornado......read more

Food Tripping Helps You Find Good Food

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Our new app is out and ready to point you to the best food options while you're on the go

We're thrilled to announce the Earth Day launch of Food Tripping, an app that locates great food options wherever you are. Find the closest eateries, juice joints, farmers’ markets, microbreweries, and more. Driving in America, you see signs for fast food at every exit. But how do you find the better spots? Food Tripping shows you great options close to you with a fun, simple interface......read more

Dazzling Light Paintings by Sola

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City streets lit up by incandescent art

UK artist Peter Medlicott, aka Sola, uses a digital camera and a light to create illuminated "sculptures" on darkened city streets. The practice, which he calls "lightbombing," involves a light sabre-esque wand and long exposure photography. Hitting the city late at night, Medlicott draws shapes in the airs with the light fixture, shooting the scene over a period of thirty-odd seconds.......read more

The Skysphere

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A Futuristic Treehouse Controlled Via Smart Phone

Jono Williams, who designed and built The Skysphere in Linton, New Zealand,  calls it 'not the ordinary treehouse'. It not only features a 360-degree window, but can be set up virtually anywhere. Its main characteristic is the futuristic- shape of the 33-foot tall tower and includes cool features such as: a fingerprint entry motorized door, high-speed internet, a rooftop stargazing......read more

Cities Solving Problems Through Tech

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Mayors mobilizing residents to engage communities and address issues

In the spring of 2017, the doors to a new type of community center swung open in Louisville, Kentucky. The Gigabit Experience Center, located in the city’s long underserved West End, provided a now critical 21st century public service: free high-speed internet access. Although an estimated 94% of Americans have web access today, many low-and middle-income families are......read more

Ars Natura: Genesis

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In his inaugural SHFT post, Karl Burkart explains why the hell a renowned green-tech blogger is writing a column on art and nature.

This is the first in a series I’m writing for SHFT called Ars Natura: art in nature, nature in art. Though I typically blog abut media and technology I have become increasingly aware that the problems our civilization faces are not going to be solved by technological ingenuity alone. Yes I believe we can solve the energy problem and perhaps even find a way to deflate the planet’s overheated......read more

The Evolving Lightbulb

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The switch to efficient lighting will have a significant impact on emissions – and climate change.

Light bulbs have been around since the days of Thomas Edison, but they're not the same old bulbs anymore. Technology is improving rapidly, and with that progress comes new levels of efficiency and sustainability. In his new book 'Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization,' author Lester Brown explains that one of the easiest and quickest ways that we can reduce electricity use......read more

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