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Biodegradable algae water bottles provide a green alternative to plastic. Plastic water bottles come with a higher price tag than most people realize, taking up to 1,000 years to decompose in a landfill.

Biodegradable algae water bottles provide a green alternative to plastic

The fact that at least half of all water bottles are used only once makes the waste that much more egregious. Astonishing water-sensitive building material by Chao Chen acts just like pine cones. Royal College of Art design student Chao Chen has developed a revolutionary new building material that responds to the presence of water.

Astonishing water-sensitive building material by Chao Chen acts just like pine cones

After observing the hydro-sensitive behavior of pine cones, which open and close depending upon their exposure to water, Chen has developed a wood laminate material that similarly bends and flexes in response to atmospheric humidity, soil moisture or rain. Applications for the technology include shelters that seal up when it rains and building cladding that opens to let in more light on a dull, drizzly day but closes to block out heat when the weather is hot and dry. Chen’s inspiration for the Water Reaction Project grew from his past observations of pine cones: the cones are open when they are dry, but close up in the presence of water to prevent their seeds from rotting. As Chen explained to Fast Co Design, “Each pine cone has two layers. When it gets wet, the outer layer elongates more than the inner layer and closes in on itself.” Einstein's Theory of Relativity Explained (Infographic)

The theories of relativity by Albert Einstein revolutionized how the world thinks about space, time, mass, energy and gravity.

Einstein's Theory of Relativity Explained (Infographic)

FULL STORY: General Relativity at 100: Einstein's Famous Theory Has Aged Well Prior to Einstein, the laws of Isaac Newton were used to understand the physics of motion. In 1687, Newton wrote that gravity affects everything in the universe. The same force of gravity that pulled an apple down from a tree kept the Earth in motion around the sun. But Newton never puzzled out the source of gravity. Voici 10 chalets d'exception qui vont vous donner envie de partir vivre à la montagne ! "La montagne, ça vous gagne !

Voici 10 chalets d'exception qui vont vous donner envie de partir vivre à la montagne !

" ou plutôt devrait-on dire "la montagne, ça vous donne envie de gagner beaucoup d'argent pour s'offrir un de ces 10 chalets d'exception". Alors que la saison du ski approche, petite visite guidée dans les 10 plus beaux chalets de la planète ! Alpine Estate Verbier : Peut accueillir jusqu'à 20 personnes, comprend 1 spa, 2 piscines, 2 caves à vin et un cinéma . Comptez la bagatelle de 77 707 livres la semaine. Big Horn, Canada. 6 Cool Camper and Tent Designs for a Summer Adventure. Moby-1 XTR Expedition Trailer Moby1‘s XTR puts a modern spin on the classic pull-along teardrop trailer.

6 Cool Camper and Tent Designs for a Summer Adventure

While the look of this camper may be retro, this compact beauty actually comes packed with running water, solar panels, a rooftop tent and space for a mattress. Tentsile Treehouse Tent Campers are told to tie their food high up on a tree branch to keep bears at bay. The Tentstile Tent takes a similar approach with a portable habitation that suspends you high off the ground. JakPak Jacket, Sleeping Bag and Tent in One If you’re one who likes to travel light, then it doesn’t get any more minimal than the JakPak jacket.

Raindrop-Shaped Treetents by Dré Wapenaar Treetents by Dré Wapenaar - Gallery Page 1. La goupille. Naturally built homes in their winter from Poland to Romania. This is a choom in the frozen marshlands of the Yamal Peninsula in northwest Siberia, Russia.

Naturally built homes in their winter from Poland to Romania

The choom, home to the nomadic Nenet, uses reindeer hides wrapped around wooden poles. During periods of migration chooms are moved every other day. Choom sites are chosen based on pasture and ground quality with a water source nearby. After checking the vegetation on a choom site the Brigadier pushes his reindeer driving stick, called a khorei, into the ground where he wants the centre of the choom to be. Reindeer skin has a remarkable capacity to absorb and retain heat. The Nenet reindeer breeders live with the daylight going to bed early, and get up early at about 5am. L'actu 3.0. High Tech Publié le juin 13th, 2013 | Rédigé par La Rédaction Un aigle pêcheur défiguré par un braconnier à pu retrouver l’usage de son bec grâce à la détermination d’un passionné qui a travaillé sans relâche pour lui pour lui confectionner un nouveau bec avec la technologie de l’impression 3D.

En 2005, l’aigle pêcheur femelle nommé Beauty était défiguré par un braconnier suite à un tir lui brisant la moitié supérieure du bec. Suite à cela, il lui était presque impossible de se nourrir sans une aide humaine. The Venus Project. This Mexico City Building Eats Smog For Lunch. There are plenty of architects these days who are doing their best to design buildings that are energy efficient and utilize green technology.

This Mexico City Building Eats Smog For Lunch

And then there’s Allison Dring and Daniel Schwaag of the Berlin-based firm Elegant Embellishments. For Torre de Especialidades, a hospital with a new tower currently under construction in Mexico City, the duo has developed a tile called proSolve370e, which will cover the façade of the building. The tile’s shape and chemical coating will help neutralize the chemicals present in the city’s smog. Yes, that’s right, this building will literally eat pollution. Etude: Les fourmis changent d’emploi durant leur vie - News Savoirs: Sciences.