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London WW2 bomb shelter reclaimed for underground farming (pictures)

In the vast bomb shelters below the streets of London, crops are being successfully grown, free from the pests found on the surface.

39 Images By July 16, 2014


Google saves $2B in taxes by sheltering $10B in revenue in Bermuda

The search and software giant's tax avoidance is being investigated by governments in France, the U.K., Italy, and Australia, Bloomberg reports.

By December 10, 2012


Swedish town introduces light therapy to bus shelters

The local energy company says the lamps will be in place at 30 bus stops throughout the northern town of Umea.

By November 28, 2012


Virtual Pet Shelter founder finds solace in Tamagotchi

Many virtual pets end up living out their lives forgotten in dark drawers. If a new Virtual Pet Shelter gets off the ground, all those Tamagotchis and Webkinz will have a place to go.

By March 12, 2012


Amuse shelter cats with online remote-control toys

AprioriControl builds interactive online playrooms for shelter cats. Viewers control the iPet Companion Webcam and robotic cat toys to play with adorable and adoptable kittens from afar.

By August 11, 2011


Google digitizing lists of Japan shelter dwellers

Google hopes people will e-mail photos showing who's in emergency shelters so it can help Japanese find each other after the earthquake and tsunami. Also: volunteer translators needed.

By March 17, 2011


Makeshift shelter of future: Sewer pipes, balloons?

In light of the Haiti earthquake, design site Core 77 launches a contest tasking designers with creating innovative designs for short-term shelters.

By February 19, 2010


Designing a new emergency shelter (photos)

In light of the Haiti earthquake, design site Core 77 challenged designers to come up with innovative ideas for emergency shelters. Here are some of their ideas.

6 Images By February 19, 2010


Shelter your grill for anytime grilling

The Grillzebo provide year-round protection for your grill.

By August 28, 2009


Solar bus shelters for San Francisco

Mayor hopes to have 1,100 energy-efficient bus shelters in place by the end of 2013.

By June 4, 2009