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GF7 Flying Car Reaches 550 MPH in the Air, Then Turns into an Electric Car on the Ground

GF7 Flying Car Reaches 550 MPH in the Air, Then Turns into an Electric Car on the Ground

Designer Greg Brown and engineer Dave Fawcett are finessing a design for a jet-propelled car that can reach speeds up to 550 miles in the air, but then converts into a zero-emissions electric car on the

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Solar Impulse 2 Airplane Launches Successful Maiden Flight in Switzerland

Solar Impulse 2 Airplane Launches Successful Maiden Flight in Switzerland

Swiss aviation pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg just took an important step toward their 2015 goal of flying around the world on a solar-powered aircraft with the successful maiden flight

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British Airways Plans to Use London’s Garbage for Jet Fuel

British Airways Plans to Use London’s Garbage for Jet Fuel

The city of London is going to start paying British Airways to take its trash, but what on Earth does the airline company want with all that garbage, anyway? The airline giant plans to turn it into jet

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Virgin Atlantic Saves Millions in Fuel Costs by Redesigning the Humble Food Tray

Virgin Atlantic Saves Millions in Fuel Costs by Redesigning the Humble Food Tray

Industrial design consultancy MAP just saved Virgin Atlantic millions of dollars in fuel costs by simply redesigning the airline's in-flight meal tray. By streamlining the tray's design, the British firm

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Fully Electric E-FAN Aircraft Completes its Maiden Flight in France

Fully Electric E-FAN Aircraft Completes its Maiden Flight in France

The world’s first battery-powered airplane, E-Fan, has just successfully completed its first flight in Bordeaux, France. The small experimental aircraft is powered by 120 lithium-ion polymer batteries

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Air Travel Across Brazil Will Double 2014 World Cup Carbon Emissions Compared to 2010

Air Travel Across Brazil Will Double 2014 World Cup Carbon Emissions Compared to 2010

Brazil photo via Shutterstock All those airplanes crisscrossing Brazil for the 2014 World Cup next summer will nearly double carbon emissions compared to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. According

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Study Estimates US Emits 50 Percent More Methane than EPA Claims

Study Estimates US Emits 50 Percent More Methane than EPA Claims

Cow photo via Shutterstock As a top industrialized nation, the United States is responsible for spewing a great deal of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. But a study published last week in the

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The Biomimicry Manual: What can the Honeybee Teach Designers About Insulation, Elasticity and Flight?

The Biomimicry Manual: What can the Honeybee Teach Designers About Insulation, Elasticity and Flight?

What exactly is biomimicry? I think of it as a way of unlocking a whole world of super-powers for humanity. It is literally the next stage of human evolution. Leonardo DaVinci himself said, "Those who are

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Researchers Create Pitcher Plant-Inspired “Super Glass” Coating That Repels Everything

Researchers Create Pitcher Plant-Inspired “Super Glass” Coating That Repels Everything

Nature can be an incredible source of inspiration. Just ask the researchers at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, who took a look at the beautiful and carnivorous pitcher plant and

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Plastic Waste-Powered Airplane to Fly 10,500 Miles from Sydney to London

Plastic Waste-Powered Airplane to Fly 10,500 Miles from Sydney to London

Australian pilot Jeremy Rowsell is set to break new boundaries for alternative energy by flying from Australia to Britain in an airplane powered entirely by plastic waste. Rowsell’s “Wings of

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Smart Collaborates with Designer Jeremy Scott to Fashionize the Electric Car

Smart Collaborates with Designer Jeremy Scott to Fashionize the Electric Car

Image courtesy of smart Jeremy Scott has become known for the wings that make an appearance on sweatshirts, sunglasses and sneakers in his many fashion collections. Building on his trademark, wings are

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Sea Urchins’ Nickel Nanoparticles Could Hold the Key to Carbon Capture

Sea Urchins’ Nickel Nanoparticles Could Hold the Key to Carbon Capture

Photo via Shutterstock Scientists at Newcastle University have discovered a way of capturing carbon dioxide inspired by the technique sea urchins use to grow their shell. The creatures absorb carbon

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PhotonFlightTeam Start Fundraising Campaign to Build a Solar-Powered Airship Made from Recycled Aluminium

PhotonFlightTeam Start Fundraising Campaign to Build a Solar-Powered Airship Made from Recycled Aluminium

Arizona-based PhotonFlightTeam has unveiled plans for a lightweight, solar-powered airship that would be a more sustainable and cost effective alternative to airplanes. The team is raising funds with a

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Elektra One Solar Plane Now Comes With its Own Photovoltaic Charging Trailer

Elektra One Solar Plane Now Comes With its Own Photovoltaic Charging Trailer

SolarWorld and PC-Aero's Elektra One Solar Plane harnesses energy from the sun to help it fly with zero-emissions. We covered the maiden flight of the solar plane in the past, and Elektra One just debuted

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Air Travel is Going to the Birds – Airbus Announces Fuel-Efficient Flight Formations

Air Travel is Going to the Birds – Airbus Announces Fuel-Efficient Flight Formations

Sometimes nature just does it better. Aircraft manufacturer Airbus recently released their vision for the future sustainable aviation, and part of that vision includes flying jets in the same formation as

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Average Chinese Citizen’s Carbon Footprint is Now Equal to the Average European’s

Average Chinese Citizen’s Carbon Footprint is Now Equal to the Average European’s

China's industrial growth has really taken off in the last decade - and new research shows that the per capita emissions of the world's most populated country are now almost on a par with the European

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New Elektra One Solar Plane Flies Twice as Far as the Original

New Elektra One Solar Plane Flies Twice as Far as the Original

Following the maiden flight of their Elektra One electric plane, SolarWorld and PC-Aero have unveiled a new solar-powered version that gives the small plane twice the range of the electric version. The

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Boeing, Airbus and Embraer Partner to Develop Affordable Biofuels

Boeing, Airbus and Embraer Partner to Develop Affordable Biofuels

The three major players in airplane manufacturing — Boeing, Airbus and Embraer — have announced an unlikely and exciting partnership to develop affordable biofuel technology which could be adopted

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UK Green Lights First Phase of High Speed Rail Line HS2

UK Green Lights First Phase of High Speed Rail Line HS2

The United Kingdom has given the green light to the first phase of its proposed High Speed Two train line. In response to environmental concerns, the route for HS2 will now include extra tunneling in the

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US Defense Logistics Agency Makes Single Largest Gov. Purchase of Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Ever

US Defense Logistics Agency Makes Single Largest Gov. Purchase of Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Ever

As part of the government's push to wean the United States off of foreign oil, the US Department of Defense in coordination with the US Department of Agriculture just announced the largest single

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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 these

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American and Alaska Airlines Complete World’s First Commercial Biofuel Flights

American and Alaska Airlines Complete World’s First Commercial Biofuel Flights

Yesterday, American Airlines completed the world's first commercial biofuel flight by traveling from Houston to Chicago powered by a mix of 40% Solazyme algae biofuels and 60% traditional jet fuels.

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Airborne Metro: A Giant Nuclear-Powered Airport That Flies 3,000 Passengers Across the Sky

Airborne Metro: A Giant Nuclear-Powered Airport That Flies 3,000 Passengers Across the Sky

This crazy Airborne Metro, if ever built, could reduce emissions from air travel 80% by revolutionizing the way we fly. The giant, 3,000 passenger craft is a nuclear powered airport and shuttle in the

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SolarShip’s Solar Cargo Helium Plane Is a Futuristic Airship That Actually Exists

SolarShip’s Solar Cargo Helium Plane Is a Futuristic Airship That Actually Exists

People have talked about building futuristic airships for zero emissions cargo shipping for a long time, but most of these green blimps remain on the drawing board. One company, SolarShip, has taken the

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Virgin Atlantic Announces Plans to Fuel Airplanes With Waste Gas

Virgin Atlantic Announces Plans to Fuel Airplanes With Waste Gas

Airline mogul and billionaire Richard Branson just announced that in three years Virgin Atlantic airplanes will be fueled by waste gas from power plants, steel works, and aluminum plants. Within 24 months

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Pipstrel USA Wins $1.35 Million in NASA/Google Green Flight Challenge

Pipstrel USA Wins $1.35 Million in NASA/Google Green Flight Challenge

The Google-sponsored NASA Centennial Challenge Competition just awarded the largest aviation prize in history to Pipstrel USA of State College! The competition, better known as the Green Flight Challenge,

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Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel just rolled out the world's most powerful electric aircraft -- and it's the first to seat four people. The Taurus G4 required two years of preparation and development, but took just four months

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Google & NASA Partner to Host Green Flight Challenge With $1.65 Million Prize

Google & NASA Partner to Host Green Flight Challenge With $1.65 Million Prize

From the Elektra One electric airplane to Siemens' plug-in hybrid aircraft, we've been seeing a lot of eco-friendly airplanes lately. While we love any airplane that doesn't spew massive amounts of carbon

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How Green Design Will Propel the Planes Of The 21st Century

How Green Design Will Propel the Planes Of The 21st Century

Aircraft are responsible for a staggering 11% of the United States' CO2 emissions, however a lot of work is being done to make them more environmentally friendly. Plane designers are doing everything from

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Finnair to Launch World’s Longest Biofueled Commercial Flight Today

Finnair to Launch World’s Longest Biofueled Commercial Flight Today

Today Finnair is set to break a world record as it launches a cooking oil-powered flight from Amsterdam to Helsinki - the world’s longest biofueled commercial flight to date. Commercial airlines have

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