New solar still uses a rotating cylinder to produce more potable water

In many arid regions, people use devices known as solar stills to extract drinkable water from seawater or tainted water. A new type of solar still is claimed to be much more effective than others, by incorporating a rotating cylinder.

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Museum designed to showcase carbon fiber will be built from it too

Carlo Ratti Associati once designed a tomato factory made out of tomato jars, so it should come as no surprise that its carbon fiber museum will be built using carbon fiber. It will showcase products and detail how the versatile material is made.

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Beautiful bamboo community center is built to last

VTN Architects' Casamia Community House is the latest example of the firm's skill with bamboo. It's designed to be durable and withstand severe weather, and features an intricate arched ceiling that reaches a maximum height of almost 9 m.

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FireCan offers a forest-friendly alternative to wood-burning campfires

Given how hot and dry much of North America has been this year, traditional campfires are currently banned in many regions. The FireCan offers an alternative, as it's a portable propane-powered fire pit that sits above the ground.

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Adidas’ new 3D-printed sunglasses weigh just 20 grams

Although you may not give much thought to the weight of your sports sunglasses, you likely would notice if they were exceptionally light. Adidas' new 3D-printed specs certainly fit the bill, as they reportedly tip the scales at a mere 20 grams.

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Nugget tiny house doubles up on staircases and storage space

Build Tiny's new model, named the Nugget, squeezes two storage-integrated staircases into its compact interior. Its space-saving layout also includes a bedroom and a home office, plus lots of storage space throughout the home.

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World’s first unreinforced 3D-printed concrete bridge displayed in Venice

A first-of-its-kind 3D-printed concrete bridge has been unveiled in Venice, Italy. The bridge is a demonstration of a new 3D printing method resulting in a structure requiring no mortar or steel reinforcement.

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Subterranean garage designed to keep classic cars in top condition

Commissioned to create a private showroom for a collection of enviable cars, Arup and Unism have designed a cave-like lair for an auto enthusiast in Poland that's designed to help keep the vehicles in perfect condition.

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UNStudio aims to make Chungnam Art Museum a Zero Net Energy building

UNStudio has unveiled its vision for a new museum in South Korea that will combine its exhibits and artworks with ambitious energy efficient design. The firm aims for it to achieve Zero Net Energy (or Net Zero) performance.

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Kings Peak Tent features a separate section for dogs

Camping with your dog can be fun, but it does also pose a few challenges. The two-person Kings Peak Tent was designed with that in mind, as it has a separate section – complete with its own separate door – specifically for Fido.

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