Brit Liggett

 

Brit Liggett
President Obama Announces $4 Billion in Energy Upgrades to Existing Buildings

President Obama Announces $4 Billion in Energy Upgrades to Existing Buildings

Yesterday, President Obama and former president Bill Clinton announced a combined $4 billion commitment in public and private funding for energy upgrades to existing buildings. The cash is

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Fisker Karma Named Top Car of the Year by BBC’s Top Gear

Fisker Karma Named Top Car of the Year by BBC’s Top Gear

Henrik Fisker and the Fisker Automotive team are racking up quite the list of awards this year – and their pile might just about be complete with their latest accolade. The UK’s

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DOE Invests in High Tech Solutions to Make Deepwater Drilling Safer for the Environment

DOE Invests in High Tech Solutions to Make Deepwater Drilling Safer for the Environment

Inhabitat doesn't in any way condone deep water drilling for oil and natural gas, but we understand that until renewable solutions even out with emissions-heavy energy resources, it will exist.

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88bikes to Give Thousands of Bikes to Girls Who Have Been Victims of Slavery and Abuse

88bikes to Give Thousands of Bikes to Girls Who Have Been Victims of Slavery and Abuse

88bikes just announced their sixth project, dubbed Asha 2012, an initiative to give thousands of bikes to young girls from Eastern Europe to Southeast Asia who have been victims of slavery,

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BMW and Toyota May Team Up to Create the Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

BMW and Toyota May Team Up to Create the Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

The rumor mill is hot this week with news that BMW and Toyota are about to announce a partnership to research the next generation of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars. If this partnership

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New Graphene Lithium-Air Batteries Increase Energy Density and Decrease Costs

New Graphene Lithium-Air Batteries Increase Energy Density and Decrease Costs

In a not so distant future the concept of electric vehicle range anxiety may completely disappear thanks to research by laboratories across the nation. Technology took a step closer to that

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Toyota’s New Color-Changing Fun-Vii Car is a Social Network on Wheels

Toyota’s New Color-Changing Fun-Vii Car is a Social Network on Wheels

Toyota just unveiled their latest futuristic concept car - the Toyota Fun-Vii ahead of the Tokyo Auto Show. The innovative vehicle features a high-tech body embedded with a display that allows

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COP 17 Kicks Off as 200 Nations Converge in South Africa to Save the Climate

COP 17 Kicks Off as 200 Nations Converge in South Africa to Save the Climate

The 17th Conference of the Parties -- also known as COP17 or the 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference -- kicked off today in Durban, South Africa - despite echoing doubts cast by the

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Researchers Developing Cyborg Insects that Draw Energy From Their Own Wings

Researchers Developing Cyborg Insects that Draw Energy From Their Own Wings

Researchers at the University of Michigan are currently working on a line of cyborg insects that would use the energy generated from their own wing motion to power sensors installed in tiny

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Researchers Create New “Everlasting” Battery That Could Charge The Grid

Researchers Create New “Everlasting” Battery That Could Charge The Grid

Researchers at Stanford are hard at work trying to create a battery that could keep wind and solar energy flowing even when the sun isn't shining and the air is still. They've just released

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Otherlab Create Lightweight Inflatable Robots That Can Walk on Water

Otherlab Create Lightweight Inflatable Robots That Can Walk on Water

Otherlab is working on a new breed of inflatable robots that cast aside the heavy and expensive metal structures that most robots are based on, bringing down their cost and material use while

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New Mars Curiosity Science Laboratory Will be Nuclear Powered Instead of Solar

New Mars Curiosity Science Laboratory Will be Nuclear Powered Instead of Solar

Heading off on a long journey to Mars on Saturday is NASA's new Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory which, once it lands on the Red Planet, will be powered by nuclear energy. Unlike previous Mars

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Food Demand to Double by 2050, Urban Agriculture to Become Increasingly Important

Food Demand to Double by 2050, Urban Agriculture to Become Increasingly Important

A new report from researchers at the University of Minnesota says that the world's food demand will double by 2050, however thankfully there is a gaping hole in their research - the team

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Fracking Ban in the Delaware River Basin Preserved After Meeting to Lift Ban is Cancelled

Fracking Ban in the Delaware River Basin Preserved After Meeting to Lift Ban is Cancelled

Thanks to a petition put together by CREDO Action, a grassroots political advocacy group, the ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas (usually referred to as fracking) in the Delaware River

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New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

A new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows that hybrids cause 25% fewer injuries in crashes than their internal combustion engine counterparts. Traditionally, drivers have had

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Croatia’s First EV Prototype the DOK-ING XD Unveiled at the LA Auto Show

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Croatia’s First EV Prototype the DOK-ING XD Unveiled at the LA Auto Show

What is perhaps most surprising about the DOK-ING XD is that it doesn't come from a car company. DOK-ING is a 20 year-old Croatian company that designs and manufactures robotic mining and

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Scientists Develop World’s Lightest Metal, 100x Lighter than Styrofoam

Scientists Develop World’s Lightest Metal, 100x Lighter than Styrofoam

This, we assure you, is a real photograph. Researchers at the University of California Irvine have developed a material that is as strong as metal yet 100 times lighter than Styrofoam. The

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Audi’s Hybrid Diesel E-Tron Spyder Concept at the LA Auto Show

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Audi’s Hybrid Diesel E-Tron Spyder Concept at the LA Auto Show

Sadly, this concept probably won't ever make it to market, though it is rumored that a car that looks like this may join the Audi lineup with a conventional internal combustion engine sometime

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VIDEO: See the 50-foot Long Titanoboa Mechanical Robot Snake Chase a Giant Spider

VIDEO: See the 50-foot Long Titanoboa Mechanical Robot Snake Chase a Giant Spider

60 million years ago the Earth's climate was much warmer than it is now -- due to natural climate change -- which allowed cold-blooded snakes like the Titanoboa to grow to mammoth proportions.

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Toyota to Unveil Hydrogen Powered FCV-R Concept at Tokyo Auto Show

Toyota to Unveil Hydrogen Powered FCV-R Concept at Tokyo Auto Show

Toyota is about to showcase a new low-emissions vehicle at the Tokyo Auto Show that could be the next big jump forward for them. But this new car is no Prius mini van - it's way cooler. Called

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Consumer Electronics Association Raises Awareness for Gadget Recycling Today for America Recycles Day

Consumer Electronics Association Raises Awareness for Gadget Recycling Today for America Recycles Day

Today is the 15th annual America Recycles Day and to celebrate, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is asking you to do your part to raise awareness about where electronics can be

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German Museum Recreates the World’s Oldest Electric Car and Rides in It!

German Museum Recreates the World’s Oldest Electric Car and Rides in It!

Employees at the Autovision Museum in Germany weren't content just staring at the historic plans for the world's first electric vehicle, they wanted to actually ride in it! So they recreated the

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Lab Grown, $345,000 Petri Dish Hamburger is Coming to a Table Near You

Lab Grown, $345,000 Petri Dish Hamburger is Coming to a Table Near You

With the lofty goal of assisting the meat production industry in reducing its hefty emissions levels, Mark Post of the Netherlands is on a quest to create a lab-grown hamburger. Yes, a lab-grown

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Irreversible Climate Change Will Occur in 5 Years if Major Infrastructure is Not Changed

Irreversible Climate Change Will Occur in 5 Years if Major Infrastructure is Not Changed

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the world is currently backing itself into a corner where irreversible climate change will most likely occur in just five years. The Agency --

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Thieves Across the US Create a Black Market for Used Cooking Grease

Thieves Across the US Create a Black Market for Used Cooking Grease

There's a new hot commodity on the black market these days and you'd never guess what it is. It seems thieves across the country are cashing in by stealing used cooking oil from the back alleys

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Researchers Find Carbon Nanotubes Have Harmful Effects on Waterways and Algae Health

Researchers Find Carbon Nanotubes Have Harmful Effects on Waterways and Algae Health

Carbon nanotubes are becoming increasingly popular in modern electronics -- they are more electrically conductive than copper, lighter than plastic, stronger than steel, harder than a diamond

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Republican Rand Paul Attempts to Revoke Part of the Clean Air Act

Republican Rand Paul Attempts to Revoke Part of the Clean Air Act

Republican Senator Rand Paul is currently attempting to repeal one of the newest pieces of the four-decade-old Clean Air Act. So far he's sponsored a piece of legislation that seeks to eliminate

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Kenya to Tap Lava Power With Toshiba-Built Geothermal Energy Plant

Kenya to Tap Lava Power With Toshiba-Built Geothermal Energy Plant

Kenya already gets half of their energy from hydropower, but with drought looming, the country is ramping up their geothermal energy production with a fourth geothermal power plant that captures

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Airdrop Irrigation System Wins 2011 James Dyson Award Top Prize

Airdrop Irrigation System Wins 2011 James Dyson Award Top Prize

Linacre was inspired to create his design because of the effects of climate change on his native Australia. Droughts have plagued the country recently and he was looking to mitigate the loss of

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El Al Airlines to Launch Hybrid-Electric Boeing 737 Airplanes

El Al Airlines to Launch Hybrid-Electric Boeing 737 Airplanes

Israel's El Al Airlines is planning to outfit 20 of their Boeing 737 airplanes with electric drive units from WheelTug that will provide power for the planes to taxi while on the ground. Though

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