Mike is an editor and writer based in San Francisco. He left sunny UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in French and Modern literature and delved into publishing through a stint at ReadyMade Magazine. Inspired by the impact that forward thinking can have on the present, he has cultivated a voracious appetite for developments in architecture, design, and technology. Mike likes to bike, blog, and build things, and in his spare time he also cooks, makes music, and rocks out.
Prepare to be blown away: the latest addition to London‘s skyline is a striking modern skyscraper that is heralded as the world’s first building with wind turbines built in!
Just in time for sunny spring days, Novothink has announced that its hotly anticipated Solar Surge iPod and iPhone cases have hit the market and are available for sale! We've followed these
Harvesting wasted energy from unexpected places is one of our favorite topics at Inhabitat, however one of the last places we’d look for a “clean” energy source is the tailpipe
It may sound like something cooked up in Frankenstein’s lab, but Joris Laarman has created an incredible living lamp made out of (get this) bioluminescent, living, glowing hamster cells.
Austrian architects Tobias Weiss and Gernot Reisenhofer have designed a beautiful series of terraced hillside homes that save energy by blending into their environment. Nestled against the
We first covered the Battersea Power Plant renovation back in January, and although a build date has yet to be set we're excited to see the project cleared for construction. Rafael Viñoly
Today team Inhabitat is reporting LIVE from the Greener Gadgets Conference to bring you the latest as design and technology luminaries from around the world discuss the state-of-the-art in green
Not only are these gold nanoparticles gorgeous to look at - they may one day act as microscopic powerhouses for molecular machines. Researchers at the Nano/Bio Interface Center at the University
The news wires are buzzing today with hype surrounding the Bloom Box, a “revolutionary” micro power plant that is purported to produce a steady supply of clean, cheap, and efficient
Excitement is amping up as Shanghai prepares for the 2010 World Expo by unfurling stunning feats of architecture ranging from supermassive sun valleys to epic energy-efficient pavilions. Keeping
Facebook has announced plans to power a huge new data center in Oregon with dirty coal, which means that if you're one of the hundreds of millions of people who uses the social networking
In an effort to spur the United States towards a new age of nuclear power, President Obama announced yesterday that Southern Company would receive $8 billion in federal loan guarantees to
Here at Inhabitat we've seen technologies that capture carbon dioxide in everything from concrete to artificial trees to DVDs. Now chemists at UCLA have developed a new type of synthetic crystal
Green racing fans rejoice! Porsche has just unveiled its 911 GT3 R Hybrid, a 480 horsepower track vehicle ready to rock the 24-hour Nurburgring race this May. Porsche's latest supercar will use
Portable wireless mice have a problem: most of them rely upon disposable batteries, which often wind up in landfills as e-waste. Adele Peters' Corky mouse aims to change all that -- it's a
Heads up gadget geeks!Want to catch a glimpse into the future of green technology? Then check out the freshly unveiled finalists in the Greener Gadgets Design Competition! These 18 designs offer
When the sun goes down many developing countries rely upon dangerous kerosene lamps, which emit hazardous fumes and generate 190 million metric tons of CO2 each year. Seeking an eco-friendly
Virginia Tech's sun-powered Lumenhaus was one of our favorite entries in the 2009 Solar Decathlon, so we're thrilled to announce that it's currently on display in Times Square, New York! This
What if designing your own electric vehicle was as simple as picking out the parts and plugging them together? Trexa is aiming to make that dream a reality as they unveil the world's first
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