Mike Chino

 

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.

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High-Flying Algae Airships are Self-Sufficient Airborne Cities

High-Flying Algae Airships are Self-Sufficient Airborne Cities

Architect Vincent Callebaut recently unveiled a blue-sky plan for a high-flying fleet of self-sufficient aircraft that are one part zeppelin cities and one part hydrogen-generating floating

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Inhabitat Unveils Green Awards at BKLYN Designs TODAY!

Inhabitat Unveils Green Awards at BKLYN Designs TODAY!

Join Inhabitat today as we unveil our BKLYN Designs Green Awards! Hey New York design fans! Inhabitat is reporting live from the scene of BKLYN Designs 2010 today and we're thrilled to see an

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Join Us for the Inhabitat Green Awards at BKLYN Designs this Friday!

Join Us for the Inhabitat Green Awards at BKLYN Designs this Friday!

Check out Inhabitat's Green Awards this Friday at BKLYN Designs! Hey New York design fans! BKLYN Designs, one of our favorite events of the year, kicks of this Friday May 7th in DUMBO - and

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Top Green Gadgets to Improve Your Next Camping Trip

Top Green Gadgets to Improve Your Next Camping Trip

Photo by Steve & Jemma Copley With Summer on its way and gorgeous weather here to stay, what better time to hit the trails and take advantage of the great outdoors? Camping is the

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LAST CHANCE to Enter Our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest!

LAST CHANCE to Enter Our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest!

The Deadline for Spring Greening Entries is TONIGHT at Midnight! Heads up DIY designers - our Spring Greening Competition closes tonight at midnight, which makes this your LAST CHANCE to

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BIG Unveils Spiraling Cycling Pavilion in Shanghai

BIG Unveils Spiraling Cycling Pavilion in Shanghai

BIG architects recently completed construction on the Danish Pavilion, a stunning beacon for sustainable transportation at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Conceived as an elegantly sloping

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Spring Greening Competition DEADLINE EXTENDED – Enter Now!

Spring Greening Competition DEADLINE EXTENDED – Enter Now!

Sping Greening competition deadline extended until Monday, May 3rd! Attention all DIY designers -- we're excited to announce that we're extending the deadline of our Spring Greening DIY

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Shop Locally at the Hester Street Fair in NYC This Weekend!

Shop Locally at the Hester Street Fair in NYC This Weekend!

Join Inhabitat at the Hester Street Fair this Weekend! Hey New York readers! This weekend Inhabitat will be heading to the grand opening of the Hester Street Fair in the Lower East Side, and

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LED Lamp Made From 97% Soap is the Epitome of Clean Tech

LED Lamp Made From 97% Soap is the Epitome of Clean Tech

LEDs offer a lot of advantages over incandescent bulbs - they're extremely energy efficient, can last for up to 17 years, and they're cool to the touch, since very little energy is emitted as

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Enter Inhabitat’s Spring Greening DIY Design Competition!

Enter Inhabitat’s Spring Greening DIY Design Competition!

Calling all green designers, spring cleaners, and DIY design junkies! Spring has sprung at last, which means that it's time to break out the brooms, clean our your closets, and enter our

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Ecomat’s LEGO-Like Building Bricks Let You Create Your Own Castle

Ecomat’s LEGO-Like Building Bricks Let You Create Your Own Castle

What if building your own house was as easy as snapping together a bunch of LEGO bricks? Brace yourself: just such a set of industrial-sized building blocks exist, and they're made from 100%

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MIT Researchers Harness Viruses to Split Water

MIT Researchers Harness Viruses to Split Water

A team of researchers at MIT has just announced that they have successfully modified a virus to split apart molecules of water, paving the way for an efficient and non-energy intensive method of

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Energy Star Under Fire, Faces Major Overhaul

Energy Star Under Fire, Faces Major Overhaul

The Energy Star Program may be facing a major overhaul after congressional auditors reported that they were able to receive certification for a number of ridiculous fake products including a

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Construction Complete on the UK’s Stunning Seed Cathedral

Construction Complete on the UK’s Stunning Seed Cathedral

The brilliant bristling structure you see above is not the world’s largest pincushion – it’s Thomas Heatherwick‘s recently completed UK Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai

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People-Powered Skyscraper to Claim New “World’s Tallest” Crown in Dubai

People-Powered Skyscraper to Claim New “World’s Tallest” Crown in Dubai

It's been just three months since the Burj Khalifa took the title of "world's tallest building", and already the shifting sands of Dubai have spawned a successor! A paragon of modern

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Inhabitat Founder Jill Fehrenbacher Speaks at Columbia Tomorrow!

Inhabitat Founder Jill Fehrenbacher Speaks at Columbia Tomorrow!

Hey New York Inhabitat Readers! We're excited to announce that tomorrow, April 1st, our very own founder Jill Fehrenbacher will be speaking at Columbia University about the creation of

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Inhabitat is Looking For Writers for the Milan Furniture Fair!

Inhabitat is Looking For Writers for the Milan Furniture Fair!

Hey Milan Design Fair fans! The Milan Design Fair is coming up quick from April 14th-19th, and Inhabitat is looking for a few great writers/photographers/design aficionados to cover this

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Win an $8,500 Laundry Room Makeover by Method!

Win an $8,500 Laundry Room Makeover by Method!

Win an efficient washer & dryer plus a year's worth of laundry supplies! The Method Laundry Room Sweepstakes is currently in effect, so enter today for a shot at winning a stunning green

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Researchers Transmit 10mbps Broadband Data Through Human Arm

Researchers Transmit 10mbps Broadband Data Through Human Arm

Gadget geeks, prepare to get wired in a whole new way -- researchers at Korea University in Seoul recently discovered a way to transmit data directly through the human body at broadband speeds

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The Strata: World’s First Skyscraper With Built-In Wind Turbines

The Strata: World’s First Skyscraper With Built-In Wind Turbines

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! Nicknamed "The

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Solar Surge iPod and iPhone Cases Are Now Available!

Solar Surge iPod and iPhone Cases Are Now Available!

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

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Win an $8,500 Laundry Room Makeover by Method!

Win an $8,500 Laundry Room Makeover by Method!

Hey Inhabitat readers! Is your laundry room in desperate need of a clean green makeover? Does your washing machine waste buckets of water and is your dryer a drain your electricity bill? Well

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TAILPIPE POWER: Nanotube Thermocells Harvest Energy From Car Exhaust

TAILPIPE POWER: Nanotube Thermocells Harvest Energy From Car Exhaust

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 of a car.

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Coffee Powered Car Gets 56 Espressos Per Mile

Coffee Powered Car Gets 56 Espressos Per Mile

Your morning cup of coffee may get your motor running, but it could also add some fuel to your gas tank -- literally! Behold the Carpuccino, a £400 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco that has been

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Bioluminescent Lamp Made From Living, Glowing Hamster Cells

Bioluminescent Lamp Made From Living, Glowing Hamster Cells

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. Called

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Green Roofed Hillside Homes Blend Into their Environs

Green Roofed Hillside Homes Blend Into their Environs

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

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Ferrari Unveils 599 HY-KERS Hybrid Supercar

Ferrari Unveils 599 HY-KERS Hybrid Supercar

The 2010 Geneva Auto Show is showcasing some incredible green machines, with scores of auto manufacturers including Porsche and Lotus rolling out fuel-efficient vehicles. The latest to step up

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Carbon-Free Battersea Power Plant Renovation Gets the Green Light

Carbon-Free Battersea Power Plant Renovation Gets the Green Light

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

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Rock-Solid Rammed Earth Office by David Marchetti

Rock-Solid Rammed Earth Office by David Marchetti

High-tech building materials may be all the rage, but ancient materials can be just as effective at creating energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive buildings. Case in point: David

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Inhabitat Reports LIVE From Greener Gadgets Today!

Inhabitat Reports LIVE From Greener Gadgets Today!

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

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