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More inclusive language, flying water taxis, London Design Festival highlights and more in our look around the web

Non-Binary Version of “They” Added to the Dictionary In a significant step toward inclusivity, and another reminder of how powerful words are, Merriam-Webster has added the non-binary “them” to their dictionary. While accepting that the singular “they” has actually been in use for centuries (since the late 1300s, in fact), by adding it as a non-binary pronoun Merriam-Webster reinforces a more recent and remarkably important …

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An innovative orange juicer, how science fiction inspires science, a stadium-sized nature installation and more from the web this week

Orange Juicer Turns Peels Into Cups Italian design firm Carlo Ratti Associati’s “Feel the Peel” machine takes the beloved orange juicer and turns it into a model for sustainability. The oranges are still freshly squeezed, but their peels are turned into biodegradable, bioplastic cups. The massive machine stands over nine feet tall and can accommodate 1,500 oranges. Each is peeled and its rind is dried, …

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The return of the airship, a 30-year time-lapse of NYC's skyline, saying farewell to photographer Peter Lindbergh and more from around the internet

Snøhetta-Designed Building Produces More Energy Than It Uses Located along the Trondheim Fjord in Norway, the Powerhouse Brattørkaia sets a high standard for regenerative architecture—buildings and infrastructure that attempt to undo the harm we’ve imparted on the environment. The office building is covered in 3,000-square-meters of solar panels. It powers itself, neighboring buildings as well as a pair of transit hubs. In total, the Brattørkaia …