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  1. Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands
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    Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands

    When two retired teachers decided to build a new home, they knew they wanted an energy-efficient, no-stress Passive House design that would support aging in place. The resulting 1,800-square-foot...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    08.14.14

  2. Smart Toothbrush Tracks Your Brushing Habits
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    Smart Toothbrush Tracks Your Brushing Habits

    For the people who use them regularly, fitness trackers give feedback that can be the difference between staying on the couch and getting up and going for a walk. It seems logical that the same...

    written by: Alexander George
    08.14.14

  3. Tech-Savvy Homes
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    Tech-Savvy Homes

    We are still years away from Jetson-esque digs, but the residents of these seven homes rely on cutting-edge technology for greener, cohesive, and more comfortable homes.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.13.14

  4. 9 Energy-Efficient Prefab Homes
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    9 Energy-Efficient Prefab Homes

    Prefabrication can be used to solve anything from budget concerns to building obstacles. Packed with a range of sustainable features, these prefab homes tackle environmental issues, too.

    08.07.14

  5. Architecture for Humanity

    Architecture for Humanity

    Building a more sustainable future using the power of design through a global network of building professionals, Architecture for Humanity brings design, construction, and development services...

    08.05.14

  6. Modern Gabled House in Portland
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    Modern Gabled House in Portland

    In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.

    written by: William Lamb
    08.04.14

  7. Painting Your Walls? This App Will Help
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    Painting Your Walls? This App Will Help

    The camera in a tablet or phone is powerful enough to render high-resolution images of interior space, and this app uses that capability to pick wall colors. Starting with a photo of the room,...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.29.14

  8. Dyson Wireless Handheld Vacuum for Small Jobs
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    Dyson Wireless Handheld Vacuum for Small Jobs

    James Dyson made his name making high-end, beautifully structured, and functionally impressive vacuum cleaners. An offshoot from the typical canister and upright vacuums Dyson makes is its wireless...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.28.14

  9. LED Suspension Light for Illuminating Large Areas
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    LED Suspension Light for Illuminating Large Areas

    If the name Jake Dyson sounds familiar, he’s the son of the famous James Dyson, of vacuum cleaner and hand-dryer fame. Jake, however, made a name for himself with the CSYS desk lamp with a bulb...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.28.14

  10. Nasal Aspirator for Young Children
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    Nasal Aspirator for Young Children

    Caring for a young child is full of unglamorous but necessary practices, but this pediatrician-designed device is meant to make nasal care more hygienic and effective. Babies cannot breathe through...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.28.14

  11. Smart Kitchen Scale Is The New Food Journal
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    Smart Kitchen Scale Is The New Food Journal

    If the glut of fitness trackers available on the market is any indication, measurements and numbers motivate people. That fact works well for activity and movement, which can be easily monitored...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.22.14

  12. Supercooling Freezers—The Future of Refrigerators?
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    Supercooling Freezers—The Future of Refrigerators?

    Manufacturers have added carbonation systems, fancy ice-makers, and video monitors to refrigerators, but the general idea of having two temperatures for the freezer and main unit have generally...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.21.14

  13. Wi-Fi Speaker System for Better Home Music Listening
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    Wi-Fi Speaker System for Better Home Music Listening

    Bluetooth speakers are fantastic for using outdoors or while traveling, but the wireless format compresses the data so that sound quality gets diminished. For listening to high-quality music at...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.21.14

  14. 4 Home Security Systems to Try Now
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    4 Home Security Systems to Try Now

    Cheap microprocessors, easy communications, and ubiquitous smartphones make the “home of the future” a reality today.

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    07.17.14

  15. Smart Sous-Vide Cooker
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    Smart Sous-Vide Cooker

    Sous-vide (“under vacuum”) cooking means setting meat and vegetables inside a sealed bag and placing the whole thing in a container of temperature-controlled water. When done correctly, the result...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.17.14

  16. Inexpensive Touchless Flush Toilet Kit
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    Inexpensive Touchless Flush Toilet Kit

    Somehow the toilets in bus stations and airports have technologically superseded the home commode. Toilets with motion sensors and water jets exist for civilian abodes, but they’re expensive to...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.17.14

  17. Transportation Strides Made at New York's World's Fairs
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    Transportation Strides Made at New York's World's Fairs

    From July 26–November 2, 2014, the Transit Museum Gallery Annex in Grand Central Terminal will exhibit "Traveling in the World of Tomorrow: The Future of Transportation at New York’s World’s Fairs."

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.16.14

  18. Gardener's Best Friend: Soil Tracker that Automatically Irrigates
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    Gardener's Best Friend: Soil Tracker that Automatically Irrigates

    Edyn is a garden system created by an entrepreneur with an affection for horticulture. It comes in two parts: a sensor-laden stake, and the Water Valve hose actuator. Available for pre-order soon, ...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  19. Whimsical Floating Lamps
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    Whimsical Floating Lamps

    Straight out of a sci-fi movie, Crealev makes lamps that use opposing magnets to float the top section in the air. The idea came from designer Angela Jansen and electrical engineer Ger Jansen, both...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  20. Honeywell Thermostat Turns On When You're Almost Home
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    Honeywell Thermostat Turns On When You're Almost Home

    Smart thermostats have been around for a while now, but the Honeywell Lyric is exceptional because it uses geofencing. It senses when you and your phone have arrived or left your home, and it...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

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