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What Happens Just Before Show Time At the Met Opera

...in 12 rooms you'll never see. This New York Times video takes us behind the scenes of The Metropolitan Opera’s home at Lincoln Center to witness what happens before the curtain rises on Alexei Ratmansky’s ballet Wh...

Can you power your home with a bicycle?

Could you power your house with the energy that's created from pedaling a bicycle? First, let's find out how much energy a house uses and how much energy one bicycling person can store in a battery. Skunk Bear's A...

Beautiful summer nights full of fireflies and stars

Of his magical-looking evenings observing the stars, the lightning, and the glowing summer insects of Ithaca, New York, Michael Roman writes: I confess, I spent many--perhaps too many--nights this summer standing a...

Pillar Point – Dreamin’

Pillar Point - Dreamin’, directed by our friends at Wild Combination.

Bunnies and Wolves: An animal adventure in New York

Visit Ambika Conroy’s angora rabbit “Friendly Fur Farm” and the New York Wolf Conservation Center with Inhabitat's Jill Fehrenbacher and her 5 year old son Petey. In the ar...

Remaking an ancient glass fish at the Corning Museum of Glass

In a first from March 2011, Bill Gudenrath of the Corning Museum of Glass attempts to make a copy of one of the fish-shaped glass pieces displayed in The British Museum's 2011 Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Anc...

The NY Sunworks Science Barge & teaching sustainability

Powered by wind turbines, solar panels, and a biodiesel generator, the NY Sunworks Science Barge (now in Yonkers, New York) is a model for energy-efficient, sustainable urban farming. Using a hydroponic system that re...

From Blossoms to Berries: Growing fruit in the Hudson Valley

Blackberries in the Hudson Valley from a few seasons ago, yet perfect for this time of year. From Blossoms to Berries from the New York Times. 

The 3rd annual World Maker Faire’s Nerdy Derby

The Nerdy Derby is a miniature car building and racing competition that will be held at the 3rd annual World Maker Faire, September 29 and 30 in New York City (video). The competition is ins...

Handmade Portraits: Wild Hive Farm

"Consumers making a choice to buy a loaf of bread made with local flour has a lot of power… It enables the consumer to directly effect their neighbors, whether it’s the farmer that grew the grain, the clea...

The Landfill – Different kinds of trash as harvestable resources

The Landfill is a three minute film by documentary filmmaker Gary Hustwit and director Jessica Edwards about how our different kinds of trash can be used as harvestable resources. The Unite...

Homemade Spacecraft / Space Balloon

Launched by a father and his seven year old in August, 2010, this Homemade Spacecraft/Space Balloon and video camera set up (housed in a takeout container) also got to see the curve of the Earth, climbing 19 miles hig...


 
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