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Trees Used to Create Recyclable, Efficient Solar Cell

Trees Used to Create Recyclable, Efficient Solar Cell | Ideal ideas | Scoop.it
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Solar cells are just like leaves, capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy. It's fitting that they can now be made partially from trees.

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The Bike Camper

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Blog post at Spot Cool Stuff: Tech : You wouldn't want to pedal very far with one attached to the back of your bike. And you definitely would want to avoid hills were you to try[..]
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20 Inventive Ways to Upcycle Shipping Pallets by Ian Rebello | Bob Vila Nation

20 Inventive Ways to Upcycle Shipping Pallets by Ian Rebello | Bob Vila Nation | Ideal ideas | Scoop.it

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35 Creative Ways To Recycle Wooden Pallets | DesignRulz

35 Creative Ways To Recycle Wooden Pallets | DesignRulz | Ideal ideas | Scoop.it
What can you do with pallets? They are not the highest quality wood you?ll ever find, but why not give them a new life?

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treasured patterns's comment, October 22, 2012 8:41 AM
so awesome.....gonna hunt down some free wood.
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Sealander amphibious camping trailer gears up for production

Sealander amphibious camping trailer gears up for production | Ideal ideas | Scoop.it
Sealander combines features of an electric motor-powered boat and a camping trailer.
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Tianjin Eco-City China

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The 30 square kilometre Tianjin Eco-City is to serve as a model for future developing Chinese cities. As China rapidly modernises, there is need to create a sustainable city model as increasing rural-urban migration places pressures and demands on overtaxed and crowded existing cities.

A conscious effort was made not to create a generic city devoid of humanising features or cognitive characteristics, one that is replicated ad infinitum in cities of rapidly developing economies. With the aim of creating a sense of place, the urban design of the scheme is driven by a set of coordinated solutions with theme...


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Bike Sharing Vending Machine Fits 32 Bikes In The Equivalent Of 1 Parking Spot - PSFK

Bike Sharing Vending Machine Fits 32 Bikes In The Equivalent Of 1 Parking Spot - PSFK | Ideal ideas | Scoop.it
'T-Bike' by designer Jung Tak is a great solution for cities with limited space issues that encloses bicycles in vertical racks.

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Basket Pannier Straps a Portable Picnic Table To Your Bike

Basket Pannier Straps a Portable Picnic Table To Your Bike | Ideal ideas | Scoop.it
If dining in the great outdoors is your cup of tea, you'll love designer Jeriël Bobbe's Springtime picnic basket.
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Potted Plant Ash Tray Tuns Cigarettes Into Fertilizer - PSFK

Potted Plant Ash Tray Tuns Cigarettes Into Fertilizer - PSFK | Ideal ideas | Scoop.it
French collective Mademoiselle Jean-Claude have created 'Cindy', a planter that utilizes ash to fertilize the soil and collects the butts.
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Cathryn Wellner's comment, January 7, 2013 11:24 PM
Clever! I'd love to see these everywhere. Might lessen all the butts tossed everywhere.
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DIY Solar Pocket Factory Machine Can Print a Solar Panel Every 15 Seconds!

DIY Solar Pocket Factory Machine Can Print a Solar Panel Every 15 Seconds! | Ideal ideas | Scoop.it
Inventors Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein have created the Solar Pocket Factory which prints high quality microsolar panels every 15 seconds.
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The $9 Cardboard Bike, Sustainable Transport for All

The $9 Cardboard Bike, Sustainable Transport for All | Ideal ideas | Scoop.it
Engineers and inventors have discovered lots of innovative ways to use cardboard outside of traditional packaging. From digital cameras to coffins, you might say cardboard is where it’s at. But a n...
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Moriah Childers's comment, January 6, 2013 6:57 PM
haha i need this
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Biodiversity Conservation can Improve Human Health in Worlds Growing Cities, says UN assessment - UNEP

Biodiversity Conservation can Improve Human Health in Worlds Growing Cities, says UN assessment - UNEP | Ideal ideas | Scoop.it
Integrating Ecosystems into Urban Planning Can Deliver Major Economic Benefits and Reduce Environmental Damage...
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World’s First Vertical Forest Under Construction in Milan

World’s First Vertical Forest Under Construction in Milan | Ideal ideas | Scoop.it
Building work in Milan for a pair of skyscrapers that will become home to the world’s first vertical forest is underway.

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Making An Improvised Backpack | Brian's Backpacking Blog

Making An Improvised Backpack | Brian's Backpacking Blog | Ideal ideas | Scoop.it

Making a improvised backpack out of sticks and paracord.


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