Scientists Create World’s Tiniest Bunny Using New 3D Shaping Material

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Scientists in Japan recently used a promising new 3D printing material to create objects so small that they are the size as a single bacteria. The researchers were able print shapes that are measured in mere micrometers, including the world’s tiniest rabbit. While the demonstration may be playful, the application certainly isn’t – this new technology may someday be used to print cells and micro-electrodes for medical purposes.

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LIVE WEBCAST: Join Inhabitat for the ‘Big Ideas in Small Spaces’ Webcast and Talk to Leading Architects & Automotive Designers

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Ford Motor Company and the Chicago Architecture Foundation have joined forces to bring you yet another amazing live webcast, following up on their successful Design with a Conscience discussion seen here just last month. We’re extending a special e-vitation to Inhabitat readers to join us for ‘Big Ideas in Small Spaces: Proportion in Design‘, a panel discussion where leading Chicago architects Diane Atwood of the Atwood Foundation, John Gately of Jahn, Gensler‘s Carlos Martinez, and legendary car designer and Ford’s group vice president of design and chief creative officer J Mays will be discussing how architects and automotive designers can maximize aesthetics and functionality to create innovative designs that are comfortable, efficient, and beautiful. We’ll be live streaming this discussion on Inhabitat.com, and our esteemed panel will be discussing similarities between their creative processes that have led to some of Chicago’s most famous buildings and the design of super comfortable compact cars like the new Ford Fiesta and the elegant Ford Fusion. Join us live on June 6th to participate in this design discussion. We also encourage you to take part in the conversation by submitting your questions for the speakers below in the comments! We’ll be sending Inhabitat t-shirts to selected question submitters, so join in!

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Henrik Fisker Teams Up With Hong Kong Billionaire Richard Li to Save Fisker Automotive

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Although Fisker Automotive hasn’t produced a car since July, a few parties have stepped up to save the fledgling automaker. Reports say that Fisker co-founder Henrik Fisker has teamed up with a group of investors including Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li to try to save the brand before bankruptcy proceedings begin. Their goal is to buy the U.S. Department of Energy’s loan to Fisker – worth about $171 million – for a much lower $25 – $30 million.

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Stanford Engineers Create a Jumping and Gliding Robot Inspired by a Flying Fish

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When it comes to energy efficient dynamics, engineers know that gliding is the best way to move. From giant jellyfish to manta rays, researchers have already seen that minimal motion can be a great advantage to propulsion. Scientists at Stanford have created a small robot inspired by a flying fish that can travel through the air farther than a “ballistic jumping” machine. The aircraft can also adjust its launch angle depending on the surface to move and land gracefully without having to sacrifice distance.

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GLUCK+’s Tower House is an Ultra-Modern ‘Treehouse’ for a Family of Architects

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Qatar Unveils Plans for Massive Artificial Oryx Island to House 25,000 Visitors During 2022 World Cup

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World’s Largest Wave Farm to be Built off the Coast of Scotland

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Scotland holds 10 percent of Europe’s wave power potential, and the nation just announced plans to tap into that resource by building the world’s largest wave farm! Once constructed, the farm will generate 40 MW of green energy – enough to power 30,000 homes each year. The project will be developed by Aquamarine Power off the coast of Lewis using 50 of the company’s devices, and it should be up and running by 2018.

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Floating Mangrove Forest Springs Up in a Wrecked Coal Ship

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Artists, designers, filmmakers, and writers often imagine what a post-apocalyptic world will look like – and we think this wrecked ship offers a hopeful clue. Originally built in 1911, the SS Ayrfield had many functions before it was decommissioned in the 1970s. It transported supplies to American soldiers stationed in the Pacific during WWII and it was also used to transport coal. Now it sits in Sydney’s Homebush Bay, where it is protected by heritage laws – and a mini mangrove forest has reclaimed the whole thing as its own.

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Snøhetta-Designed SFMOMA Expansion Breaks Ground Today

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Wheel House: Acrojou Circus Takes a Circular Home for a Rolling Adventure

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