CHIP is a prefab, net-zero solar-powered house designed and built by a student-run team from two Southern California schools: Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The house is the team's entry for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 competition.
An animal rights activist from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) hands out bananas to motorists at an intersection in Bangkok, Thailand, 12 February 2015. Activists called on people turn to vegetarian saying the cholesterol in meat, eggs and daily products can contribute to hardening of arteries and slow the flow of blood to all the body's vital organs. (Photo by Diego Azubel/EPA)
A mine detection rat is given banana as a reward after successfully identifying an inactive mine on July 2, 2015 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) working with the Belgian NGO APOPO has recently begun testing the feasability of using large mine detection rats from Tanzania to help clear fields of mines and unexploded ordnance in one of the most bombed and mined countries in the world. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)