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The skeleton of the robotic bat uses shape-memory metal alloy that is super-elastic for the joints, and smart materials that respond to electric current for the muscular system. *NOTCOT

The skeleton of the robotic bat uses shape-memory metal alloy that is super-elastic for the joints, and smart materials that respond to electric current for the muscular system.

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The installation by Massimo Iosa Ghini creates spectacular aesthetic effects, making sustainability both beautiful and feasible. *+MOOD

The installation by Massimo Iosa Ghini creates spectacular aesthetic effects, making sustainability both beautiful and feasible.

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The century's most dramatic solar eclipse is coming up on July 22, 2009. We want to share it with the world (most of whom will not get to experience it) and have fun doing it. *sunstopper

The century's most dramatic solar eclipse is coming up on July 22, 2009. We want to share it with the world (most of whom will not get to experience it) and have fun doing it.

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new umbrella design, biomorphically inspired by the opening of a flower in the sun, echos the rib structure of a petal or leaf *gregeb

new umbrella design, biomorphically inspired by the opening of a flower in the sun, echos the rib structure of a petal or leaf

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A gallery featuring the Nomura jellyfish, most commonly found in the waters of China and Korea *cakeheadlovesevil

A gallery featuring the Nomura jellyfish, most commonly found in the waters of China and Korea

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O*GE's Enchanting Solar-powered Night Garden, at the first 'Light in Jerusalem Festival' June 10-16, 2009 - Videos and photos of this exciting installation. By Gaston Zahr & Merav Eitan. *oge-group

O*GE's Enchanting Solar-powered Night Garden, at the first 'Light in Jerusalem Festival' June 10-16, 2009 - Videos and photos of this exciting installation. By Gaston Zahr & Merav Eitan.

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Dutch architects LAM have completed a beautiful sustainable giraffe enclosure for Rotterdam Zoo. *ellergy

Dutch architects LAM have completed a beautiful sustainable giraffe enclosure for Rotterdam Zoo.

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Beautiful, ugly, or just plain peculiar according to individual reactions, this pink see-through fantasia is a swimming sea cucumber seen about 2,500 meters deep in the Celebes Sea. *ellergy

Beautiful, ugly, or just plain peculiar according to individual reactions, this pink see-through fantasia is a swimming sea cucumber seen about 2,500 meters deep in the Celebes Sea.

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55DSL SURVIVAL KIT. Summer has finally arrived and this year you will probably survive the next summer festival [Did someone said EXIT?]. 55DSL is taking camping out to a new level! *DjoleFaca

55DSL SURVIVAL KIT. Summer has finally arrived and this year you will probably survive the next summer festival [Did someone said EXIT?]. 55DSL is taking camping out to a new level!

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Artist Shepard Fairey interprets one of the largest big wave surfing reef breaks in the world: JAWS! *Chris Burns

Artist Shepard Fairey interprets one of the largest big wave surfing reef breaks in the world: JAWS!

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Close-up Photography of weeds *notwaving

Close-up Photography of weeds

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WOOLLY POCKETS!!! Just fell for these fun modular felt pockets for planting! (Amazingly cute logo as well) ~ they work as living walls/vertical gardens as well as movable planters and centerpieces! *NOTCOT

featured post WOOLLY POCKETS!!! Just fell for these fun modular felt pockets for planting! (Amazingly cute logo as well) ~ they work as living walls/vertical gardens as well as movable planters and centerpieces!

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Remarkable patterns that bacteria form when grown in a petri dish. Colors and shading are artistic additions. Image templates are actual colonies of tens of billions of these microorganisms. *ellergy

Remarkable patterns that bacteria form when grown in a petri dish. Colors and shading are artistic additions. Image templates are actual colonies of tens of billions of these microorganisms.

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Amazing photographs from the International Space Station of Sarychev Peak on Matua Island erupting. The cloud shows the impact of the initial eruption hitting the atmosphere and creating that mushroom effect. *vickib

Amazing photographs from the International Space Station of Sarychev Peak on Matua Island erupting. The cloud shows the impact of the initial eruption hitting the atmosphere and creating that mushroom effect.

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Wonderful images from Stonehenge during the Summer Solstice. *XXXX

Wonderful images from Stonehenge during the Summer Solstice.

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Save Your Logo is a wonderful organization that promotes biodiversity by encouraging brands to save the animal or plant in their logo! Lacoste is their first major partner. *laurasweet

Save Your Logo is a wonderful organization that promotes biodiversity by encouraging brands to save the animal or plant in their logo! Lacoste is their first major partner.

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Conversation International has an awesome slideshow of Discovering Species in Nangaritza, Ecuador *NOTCOT

Conversation International has an awesome slideshow of Discovering Species in Nangaritza, Ecuador

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By superposition of transparent silhouettes, it is possible to see the morphological changes which took place during the history of an object and its development. *iohipocket

By superposition of transparent silhouettes, it is possible to see the morphological changes which took place during the history of an object and its development.

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Planters indoor/ outdoor: aluminum, several configurations. Very light, economic  to ship, very happy POD's by PAD Outdoor. *Pad Outdoor

Planters indoor/ outdoor: aluminum, several configurations. Very light, economic to ship, very happy POD's by PAD Outdoor.

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ZuPreem ~ everytime i see their packaging for primate/carnivore food ~ it makes me smile *NOTCOT

ZuPreem ~ everytime i see their packaging for primate/carnivore food ~ it makes me smile

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Dushi is the title of the solo show of Florentijn Hofman at Galerie West in The Hague (The Netherlands). He supersized stuffed animals so that they complete lose their function and feeling. *NOTCOT

Dushi is the title of the solo show of Florentijn Hofman at Galerie West in The Hague (The Netherlands). He supersized stuffed animals so that they complete lose their function and feeling.

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Have You Met Miss Jones ~ beautiful porcelain pieces like this mini bird feeder! *NOTCOT

Have You Met Miss Jones ~ beautiful porcelain pieces like this mini bird feeder!

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Adorable OKKO - LED alarm clock with bird song alarm call and electronic moving bird. *NOTCOT

Adorable OKKO - LED alarm clock with bird song alarm call and electronic moving bird.

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Incredible new species discovered in the Cordillera del Condor of Ecuador/Peru. *rugenius

Incredible new species discovered in the Cordillera del Condor of Ecuador/Peru.

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Charlie Harper's ABCs ~ adorable gorgeous book of classic illustrations in board book form! *NOTCOT

Charlie Harper's ABCs ~ adorable gorgeous book of classic illustrations in board book form!

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Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types By Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss ~ on upcoming kids books ~ typography + animals!!! *NOTCOT

Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types By Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss ~ on upcoming kids books ~ typography + animals!!!

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Dwell Studio's LOOK ~ a board book coming in Sept ~ more potential perfect gifting for the newborns coming up! (Also keep an eye out for What Colors? and Touch and Feel Farm) *NOTCOT

Dwell Studio's LOOK ~ a board book coming in Sept ~ more potential perfect gifting for the newborns coming up! (Also keep an eye out for What Colors? and Touch and Feel Farm)

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Creature ABC ~ perhaps the ultimate kids gift book? Coming out July 22nd ~ the alphabet version of Andrew Zuckerman's amazing Creature book *NOTCOT

Creature ABC ~ perhaps the ultimate kids gift book? Coming out July 22nd ~ the alphabet version of Andrew Zuckerman's amazing Creature book

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Andrew Zuckerman's upcoming book is BIRD ~ i can't wait to see this one, Creature still blows my mind. *NOTCOT

Andrew Zuckerman's upcoming book is BIRD ~ i can't wait to see this one, Creature still blows my mind.

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GrowShelter, winner of the Schuylkill Environmental Education Center Sustainable Design/Build Competition designed by Brooklyn-based design collaborative XLXS, Julia Molloy and Taka Sarui. *Julia XLXS

GrowShelter, winner of the Schuylkill Environmental Education Center Sustainable Design/Build Competition designed by Brooklyn-based design collaborative XLXS, Julia Molloy and Taka Sarui.

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Escher like tessellating concrete mold... so awesome! *NOTCOT

Escher like tessellating concrete mold... so awesome!

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Beginning June 20th 2009 is the Recess Lawn Series, a trio of monthly events, derived from the ideology that ‘play can draw up future visions and define realities. *MikeGusto

Beginning June 20th 2009 is the Recess Lawn Series, a trio of monthly events, derived from the ideology that ‘play can draw up future visions and define realities.

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Adorable Measuring Snails - 39 Inch Snail
Designed by Ototo *NOTCOT

Adorable Measuring Snails - 39 Inch Snail
Designed by Ototo

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Close up with The Dragon Scout and his Girl Scout... Love this new series from Amanda Visell and Switcheroo! Take a peek at the tiny details! *NOTCOT

featured post Close up with The Dragon Scout and his Girl Scout... Love this new series from Amanda Visell and Switcheroo! Take a peek at the tiny details!

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Wishing this Push Me Pull You Tote wasn't sold out ~ it would definitely make for an awesome tote bag throw pillow! *NOTCOT

Wishing this Push Me Pull You Tote wasn't sold out ~ it would definitely make for an awesome tote bag throw pillow!

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BRAINY echidnas?  check out this NYT article on recent research on monotremes. *rugenius

BRAINY echidnas? check out this NYT article on recent research on monotremes.

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The High Line opened today. If you are near be sure to check this new and unique park. *shmeksi

The High Line opened today. If you are near be sure to check this new and unique park.

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Oskar Zieta, designer of ‘Plopp’ and collaborator at the ETH Zürich, presented together with ETH students, an advanced design of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT), which was developed using the same ‘FIDU’ technology. *Dailytonic

Oskar Zieta, designer of ‘Plopp’ and collaborator at the ETH Zürich, presented together with ETH students, an advanced design of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT), which was developed using the same ‘FIDU’ technology.

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Beach! Sometimes its stepping out of the madness of city life helps you figure out what you should be doing! This weekend relaxing at the beach house in CT was totally inspiring ~ you've got to see the full moon! *NOTCOT

featured post Beach! Sometimes its stepping out of the madness of city life helps you figure out what you should be doing! This weekend relaxing at the beach house in CT was totally inspiring ~ you've got to see the full moon!

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"Jardins Jardin, Paris’ largest and chic-est gardening fair just opened in the Tuileries Garden" and The Horticulturalist has a nice look at some of the innovative displays! From grassy hybrid pillows to this gorgeous lamp! *NOTCOT

"Jardins Jardin, Paris’ largest and chic-est gardening fair just opened in the Tuileries Garden" and The Horticulturalist has a nice look at some of the innovative displays! From grassy hybrid pillows to this gorgeous lamp!

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Beautifully designed website for the Canadian documentary Waterlife. If you think you know water, think again... *outatime

Beautifully designed website for the Canadian documentary Waterlife. If you think you know water, think again...

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Wild Kingdom: Menagerie Bottle Openers ~ adorable!!! Woody animals with etched stainless steel openers ~ *NOTCOT

Wild Kingdom: Menagerie Bottle Openers ~ adorable!!! Woody animals with etched stainless steel openers ~

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Radical Cartography by Harold Fisk, 1944. Tracing the Mississippi. *LawOfficesof Johnston&Johnston

Radical Cartography by Harold Fisk, 1944. Tracing the Mississippi.

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The rainy season in Japan brings forth a glimmering phenomenon. Hundreds of fluorescent mushrooms grows in tree trunks and covers the ground with a blanket of little green lights. This rare specie was only discovered recently. *ellergy

The rainy season in Japan brings forth a glimmering phenomenon. Hundreds of fluorescent mushrooms grows in tree trunks and covers the ground with a blanket of little green lights. This rare specie was only discovered recently.

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Discover the "Floating Garden" concept, the first ecological aquarium ! *trendsnow

Discover the "Floating Garden" concept, the first ecological aquarium !

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Just released, this stunning image shows remarkable and mysterious details near the dark central region of a planet-sized sunspot in one of the sharpest views ever of the surface of the Sun. *ellergy

Just released, this stunning image shows remarkable and mysterious details near the dark central region of a planet-sized sunspot in one of the sharpest views ever of the surface of the Sun.

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