Like many Americans, you may be lighting up the barbecue this holiday weekend — but if you want to set yourself apart from the bands of boring black grills, take a cue from our guide to
Talk about upcycling -- this tiny barbeque grill is made from a single Altoids Sours tin, two salvaged computer fan guards and a handful of nuts and screws, and it's big enough to handle a
San Francisco's EcoCenter is the first commercial building in the city to be 100 percent off the grid, and Inhabitat recently toured it as part of this year's Architecture and the City Festival.
But Bar Agricole turned out very differently than it might have. Owner Thad Vogel, a Yale grad and longtime barman and restauranteur, had observed the trend among San Francisco restaurants of
Drones, or unmanned aircrafts, are becoming more common and more affordable — and as a result, they're not just for the military anymore. To meet growing interest, the UK's Civilian Aviation
Imagine a world in which schoolchildren eat organic, locally sourced lunches rich with fruits and vegetables — some of them heirloom varietals, some of them grown on the school grounds.
Potholes and other pavement woes can be hard to take on a bike - they convert all of your hard-won forward momentum into up-and-down unpleasantness. You could cry to your local public works
When you heard that the increasingly controversial plastics ingredient Bisphenol A, or BPA, was found in credit card receipts and other thermal copies you probably thought, Fine, I'll use cash.
Is reading green? With one option in the form of paper and the other channeling electricity through the latest gadget, it's easy to begin to feel a little green guilt about one of your favorite
It's a beautiful thing when innovators take two problems and turn them into one solution. That's the goal of a team of scientists out of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who believe they
Here's an incredible story about upcycling and human ingenuity to brighten your weekend: the MIT Fab Lab is teaching people in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kenya how to make their own DIY wireless
Former President Bill Clinton, a Democrat, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Republican, are an unlikely team to take on global climate change — but Mr. Clinton has the connections
In a way, it seems our ability to create buildings that blend in with their surroundings is the ultimate test of our willingness to accept that we are part of nature. And, in Mexico — as
In a fascinating use of time-tested technology to address uniquely modern problems, Japanese space agency JAXA is teaming up with Japanese fishing net maker Nitto Seimo to haul in some of the
When we read that plans to re-envision Candlestick Park (home of the San Francisco 49ers) were afoot, we expected to see yet another of the steady stream of proposals that look to professional
A new generation of renewable energy entrepreneurs are currently developing turbines to harness the wind in the upper layers of the atmosphere, where some believe as much as 870 terawatts (or 87
The atmosphere at this year's L.A. Auto Show has been electric — literally — as one automaker after another has announced its foray into EVs. To wit: Honda's new Fit EV, which has a
A tiny electric Audi A2 with a battery made by DBM Energy recently drove 372 miles from Munich to Berlin without stopping, shattering the world record for EV range. The drivers averaged 52 miles
We saw several green vehicle models, including Saba Motors' carbon-neutral X-Prize finalist. This sporty beast can hit 105 mph and goes 120 on a charge! We were excited to meet Tom Kent,
Just how powerful is your circular saw? Well, put six of them together and they can propel a go-kart and rider at more than 40 miles an hour. This important discovery was made this weekend at
If you're in the market for a GM car, you may soon be sitting among recycled Gulf oil spill materials. With partner GDC, GM is cleaning and recycling the infamous absorbent booms from the Gulf
It’s finally happened: Now even paper can be “smart,” with the help of new paper-based lithium-ion batteries developed by Stanford materials scientists. The bendable batteries
The troubled and impoverished region of Central America is rich in one thing: volcanoes. Spurred by increasing demand for electricity, several countries are moving to transform the thundering
Political correctness aside, Boeing's proposed solar-powered spy plane is really freakin' cool: the company says the plane it's building for the DOD will be able to fly unmanned for five years
For all you folding bike enthusiasts out there - the Full Circle, an entry in Seoul Cycle Design Competition, may make your city commute easier and more stylish. Unlike most folding bikes, this
The Progressive Auto X Prize has just announced the winners of its $10 million contest to design and build the world's most efficient eco vehicle, and the grand prize goes to... Edison2 for
Henrik Fisker, who designed Aston Martin's DB9 and V8 Vantage and the BMW Z8, is behind what his company is clearly hoping will the sexiest plug-in hybrid to hit the market — the Karma.
If you launch a clean energy business in Manhattan it's almost a given you'll be inspired to start designing products specifically for the urban environment. Urban Green Energy has
As budget airlines scramble for ways to squeeze more passengers into planes — some have proposed standing-room only tickets — an Italian design firm has what it thinks is a good
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