Modern Design: Solar Powered Flower


Designed by Phillips, the Sustainable City Light is an intelligent outdoor lighting system inspired by flowers. The solar powered lights feature five photovoltaic petals that open during the day to collect the sun's rays, before transforming them into energy.

When nightfall arrives, the petals close up while LED lights turn on to brighten city streets. The LED lights also feature motion sensors that are triggered by individuals walking in close proximity to the light. If no one is around, the lights conserve energy by remaining off.


via yanko design, inhabitat





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Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

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