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BRD Unveils Sexy New Redshift Electric Motorcycles

BRD Unveils Sexy New Redshift Electric Motorcycles

Last night Bay Area startup BRD officially unveiled the RedShift MX motocrosser and the RedShift SM supermoto -- two new all-electric, zero-emissions motorcycles aimed at converting the

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Philips Wins $10 Million Prize with 60-Watt Equivalent Bulb That Uses 1/6th of the Power

Philips Wins $10 Million Prize with 60-Watt Equivalent Bulb That Uses 1/6th of the Power

The US Department of Energy (DOE) just awarded Philips Lighting America the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize along with a cool $10 million for the development of their new energy efficient LED

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245 Buildings Compete in EPA’s Biggest Energy Loser Competition 2011

245 Buildings Compete in EPA’s Biggest Energy Loser Competition 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is halfway through their second annual ENERGY STAR National Building Contest -- or as we like to call it the Biggest Energy Loser Competition -- where

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Japan Will Generate Electricity by Turning Unused Rice Paddies into Solar Farms

Japan Will Generate Electricity by Turning Unused Rice Paddies into Solar Farms

Softbank Corporation President Masayoshi Son is rolling out a plan to turn Japan's 1.3 million acres of unused rice paddies into solar farms. Energy issues in Japan have been under heightened

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Solar-Powered Touring Bus Comes Complete With Detachable Bicycles

Solar-Powered Touring Bus Comes Complete With Detachable Bicycles

The concept was designed by Kukil Han, Daehyun Kim, Bojoong Kim, and Jihwan Yun as a new way to experience the city. We've all seen those double decker monstrosities touring our favorite cities

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New Law Makes Insurance Coverage for Contraceptives Mandatory

New Law Makes Insurance Coverage for Contraceptives Mandatory

Starting next year, thanks to a new set of standards issued by the Obama Administration as part of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance providers will be required to cover all

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NASA to Spend $96 Million at Kennedy Space Center Cleaning Up the Toxic Fumes It Left Behind

NASA to Spend $96 Million at Kennedy Space Center Cleaning Up the Toxic Fumes It Left Behind

NASA reports that the pollution caused by Space Shuttle launches at Kennedy Space Center in Florida will cost the government $96 million and will take 30 years to properly clean up. NASA

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President Obama Announces 54.5 MPG Average Fleet Goal for All US Automakers

President Obama Announces 54.5 MPG Average Fleet Goal for All US Automakers

President Barack Obama announced this morning that his administration and the thirteen major automakers have come to an agreement to pursue a 54.5 MPG average fleet goal by the vehicle model

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Solar Powered Schools in California Will Save the State $1.5 Billion

Solar Powered Schools in California Will Save the State $1.5 Billion

Cash-strapped California is in the midst of a Solar Schools initiative that will help the state save over $1.5 billion in energy costs over the next 30 years. In partnership with SunPower, the

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Chevy Dealerships Install Solar Green Zones Capable of Charging 4,500 Electric Cars a Year

Chevy Dealerships Install Solar Green Zones Capable of Charging 4,500 Electric Cars a Year

Today GM announced the launch of a new nationwide program to install solar canopy charging stations at their Chevy dealerships across the country. Each canopy, called a Green Zone, will be

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New LED Activated Biomaterial Could Replace Need for Facial Reconstructive Surgery

New LED Activated Biomaterial Could Replace Need for Facial Reconstructive Surgery

A revolutionary new biomaterial could one day help people in need of facial reconstruction, without putting them through intensive surgery. The new material is injected under the skin as a

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Blue Oasis is a Shrimp Farm in the Desert That Will Grow Local Seafood for Las Vegas Eateries

Blue Oasis is a Shrimp Farm in the Desert That Will Grow Local Seafood for Las Vegas Eateries

Blue Oasis Pure Shrimp is about to make history by providing restaurants on the Las Vegas strip with shrimp grown on land just 30 miles outside of the desert-locked city. Advocates for the

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World’s Largest Consumer Goods Company Proctor & Gamble Vows to Go Green

World’s Largest Consumer Goods Company Proctor & Gamble Vows to Go Green

Proctor & Gamble (P&G) - the largest consumer packaged goods company in the world - has just vowed to brush aside the greenwashing of its past in favor of a truly sustainable future. The mega

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The Ajiro Bamboo Bike is Grown From the Ground Up

The Ajiro Bamboo Bike is Grown From the Ground Up

This bamboo Ajiro concept bicycle rethinks both our means of transportation and the ways we manufacture our vehicles. Designed by Monash University student Alexander Vittouris, the Ajiro

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Japanese Government Buying Radioactive Meat and Destroying It

Japanese Government Buying Radioactive Meat and Destroying It

The Japanese government discovered this week that 1,256 head of cattle have been fed hay poisoned with the radioactive material cesium. The hay, which was grown in the Fukushima prefecture, was

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IKEA to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at 10 US Stores

IKEA to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at 10 US Stores

Solar panels have recently been popping up at IKEA stores all around the United States, and now the Swedish furniture giant is about to up its green credentials by installing electric vehicle

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Space Shuttle Program Officially Retired, Millions of Gallons of Fuel to Be Saved

Space Shuttle Program Officially Retired, Millions of Gallons of Fuel to Be Saved

Space Shuttle Atlantis made its final landing today at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida officially marking the end of NASA's 30 year-long space shuttle program that included 5

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Awesome Circuit Board Robot Built Entirely from E-Waste

Awesome Circuit Board Robot Built Entirely from E-Waste

With the electronics world outdoing itself at every turn, your next gadget will be obsolete almost the moment you purchase it. Mike Schropp over at Total Geekdom believes that we can still find

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Nissan Leaf Price Tag to Jump $2,400 in 2012

Nissan Leaf Price Tag to Jump $2,400 in 2012

Word on the street is that Nissan will add $2,400 to the price of the Leaf next year bumping the total cost of the car up to $35,200. That still clocks in well below the cost of the Chevy Volt,

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Study Discovers That Solar Panels Have a Cooling Effect on Buildings

Study Discovers That Solar Panels Have a Cooling Effect on Buildings

It turns out that solar panels can do more than provide you with renewable energy - they can significantly cut down the power needed to heat and cool your building as well. In a study recently

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Soil Studies from Japan’s Earthquake Will Make Building Design Safer Worldwide

Soil Studies from Japan’s Earthquake Will Make Building Design Safer Worldwide

Japan's March 11th magnitude 9 Tohoku Earthquake -- which caused a tidal wave and the ensuing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster -- was one of the most powerful ever recorded and

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New Oil Spill Found in Montana, 350 Miles from Yellowstone Spill

New Oil Spill Found in Montana, 350 Miles from Yellowstone Spill

A new oil spill has been discovered in Montana just 350 miles away from where an ExxonMobil pipeline sent tens of thousands of gallons of oil rushing into the Yellowstone River. This new spill,

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New Netflix Pricing Could Save Energy by Encouraging Streaming

New Netflix Pricing Could Save Energy by Encouraging Streaming

Movie watchers everywhere let out a gasp when Netflix announced last week that they'd be upping the price for their services starting this coming September -- they reportedly had to bring on

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Man Builds LEGO Computer to Crunch Numbers for Humanity

Man Builds LEGO Computer to Crunch Numbers for Humanity

Schropp's new computer looks a little like the secret nephew of Dark Vader, despite the fact that Schropp is using his home-made machine for good. Grid Computing helps solve a lot of problems

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Henrik Fisker, Founder of Fisker Automotive and Designer of the Karma

Car designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker made his name in the car industry designing the highest of the high-end luxury cars for BMW and Aston Martin. After making waves in the auto industry

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Scientists Grow Gelatin Derived from Human Tissue

Scientists Grow Gelatin Derived from Human Tissue

Vegans and vegetarians have been in their kitchen laboratories for years attempting (and sometimes succeeding) to find a suitable substitute for gelatin. Now it seems that a group of scientists

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This American Life Digs Deep into the Issues Behind Hydrofracking

This American Life Digs Deep into the Issues Behind Hydrofracking

On their latest weekly episode, Public Radio International's popular show, This American Life, digs deep into the issue of hydraulic fracturing -- or fracking as it is commonly referred to.

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Plans to Make a Waterless, More Sanitary Toilet

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Plans to Make a Waterless, More Sanitary Toilet

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is looking to reinvent the classic commode. Two and a half billion people in the world -- about 40% of the population -- don't have access to a safe and

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Task Force Releases Recommendations for Safe Nuclear Power Production in the US

Task Force Releases Recommendations for Safe Nuclear Power Production in the US

A special task force of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, brought together after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, has just released their recommendations for the continued

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World’s First Student Built Hydrogen Racing Car Unveiled!

World’s First Student Built Hydrogen Racing Car Unveiled!

On July 9th, the first student-designed and built hydrogen racing car was unveiled in The Hague. The hydrogen vehicle, called the Forze IV, was created by students at Delft University of

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