Uphold puts a reusable set of cutlery in your pocket

If you grab fast food while out and about, there's a good chance that you use the restaurants' disposable plastic cutlery. Uphold offers a more eco-friendly alternative, as it's a reusable modular cutlery set that packs away into a slim case.

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Foster + Partners embraces timber for sustainable London development

Foster + Partners has been given the green light for an ambitious new project in London. The mixed-use development will feature significant sustainable design and, according to the firm, will be one of the city's largest timber buildings.

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Eating off certain colored plates improves taste of food for picky eaters

Researchers have found picky eaters perceive food eaten out of red bowls to be saltier and less desirable than the same food served in white bowls. The findings add to understandings of how taste perception can be influenced by plates and cutlery.

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Xeter Spark combines four outdoor lights in one system

If you're the outdoorsy type, it's possible you might have use for a flashlight, headlamp, bicycle headlight and camping lantern. Well, if you wanna keep things streamlined, Xeter Spark combines all four in one modular system.

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Starchitect Shigeru Ban’s hybrid timber tower will soar to new heights

There has been a huge boom in sustainable timber construction lately. Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban offers the latest example of this trend with an ambitiously tall hybrid timber tower that's currently under construction in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Daymak’s Combat Ebike can be converted from motorbike to snowbike

So, you want an off-road electric motorbike, but you also kind of like the idea of those new-fangled snowbikes? Well, with Daymak's new Combat Ebike you don't have to choose, as it can be converted from the one to the other in about an hour.

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Pixelated mixed-use tower twists as it tapers from ground to sky

We're spoiled for choice when it comes to BIG-designed skyscrapers right now. Following the Vancouver House, the firm has revealed its Telus Sky Tower, which is defined by an unusual tapering form and features significant energy efficient design.

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Vaping linked to increased risk of tooth cavities

Smoking is no good for your teeth, that is well-known. But what about vaping? New research from Tufts University suggests using e-cigarettes may not be that much better, finding an association between increased risk for cavities and vaping.

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Study proves chronic exposure to air pollution can weaken immune system

It's assumed that as we get older our health will deteriorate. Our bodies age, wrinkles form, metabolism slows, and our immune system weakens. But how much of what we consider to simply be natural aging is actually due to preventable environmental factors?

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Off-grid A-frame home turns into a sculpture by night

Dune Dormer is an A-frame home which embraces aspects of sustainability, indigenous traditions and simplistic design. Located on New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, the compact family home fades into its environment like a harbor marker at night.

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