The Sahara Desert is the last place you'd expect to find a flourishing farm, but Tunisia is investing $30 million in a groundbreaking project that will produce solar power, food and fresh water. Have you always wanted to start a garden, but lack the space? IKEA just launched an indoor garden that lets you grow food all year-round. Even if your room doesn't have any windows, you can still grow plants: Check out these amazing pendant lights that double as terrariums. And designer Elizabeth Esponette has created a sprout-covered "Chia Vest" that produces fresh oxygen while absorbing toxins and pollutants.
In design and technology news, Elide has created a magical ball that can extinguish any fire in an instant. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde outfitted wind turbines with laser lights to create a mesmerizing art installation. London released flocks of pigeons outfitted with tiny sensor backpacks to track pollution. And the Maldives just installed the world's largest underwater restaurant.