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Green homes for everyone

It turns out that a green, energy efficient home built with sustainable materials is “most wanted,” according to a Yahoo! Real Estate survey of 1,500 current and aspiring homeowners. Homeowners prefer a green home (50%) over a custom home (38%), water view (38%), suburb (31%), or living on the beach (27%). Yahoo! found that homeowners don’t want urban locations, gated communities, or castle-style homes.

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Agricultural Practices

A new study in the Journal of Environmental Health Management identifies new farming practices that could eliminate non-target effects of pesticides by 2010. Fungal pests are a particular problem in the Netherlands due to climatic conditions.

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To find horns

Discoveries Include Bizarre Beast with 15 Horns.

Two remarkable new species of horned dinosaurs have been found in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah.  The giant plant-eaters were inhabitants of the “lost continent” of Laramidia, formed when a shallow sea flooded the central region of North America, isolating the eastern and western portions of the continent for millions of years during the Late Cretaceous Period.  

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Searchin Molecular news

Researchers from the ETH Zurich’s Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) have devised a new method for preventing and permanently eradicating the cause of gout. It involves implanting a biological network that regulates the uric acid levels autonomously.

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Studying clean space

A study conducted at Uppsala University has demonstrated that obese people often suffer from serious vitamin D deficiency and poor calcium metabolism. The findings have been published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. According to the researchers, the problem is underappreciated by the health care establishment.

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Eco Home for You

American architect and designer Michael Jantzen has created an intriguing art structure that transforms into a number of configurations dependent upon the needs, moods and inspiration of the visitors.

The Green M-velope is based on the aesthetics of the world famous M-house, which was exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and which was sold to an art collector for use on his estate.

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Hydrogen Sports Car

Honda recently revealed the Honda FC Sport design study model, a hydrogen-powered, three-seat sports car concept, at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. The FC Sport emphasizes the…

Decoding the genome of Chlorella microalgae, a promising genus for biofuel production

The analysis of the complete genome of Chlorella microalgae, a promising genus for biofuel production, has been completed by the Laboratoire Information Genomique et Structurale…

ICC Local Food Festival

Calling All Foodies! Mark your calendars and get ready for the feast to end all feasts. Fresh oysters, home-baked breads, salad greens, micro-brewery beers, decadent desserts and…

The effects of forest fragmentation after 30 years

Large-scale alteration of nature landscapes has had profound implications for biological diversity. The single biggest contributor to the current extinction crisis is the…

Times Eureka Pavilion

The Times Eureka Pavilion can be seen at the Chelsea Flower Show until May 28th, 2011, blending in perfectly with the flowers, shrubs, and trees with its biomimicry design…