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NASA-patented technology purifies Vittori Lab’s greenery-filled AirTrain
Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 5, 2015 @ 2:55 pm In Air quality,Architecture,Botanical,clean tech | 2 Comments
Even though trains are considered more eco-friendly  than a pile of people driving their own cars, let’s face it – they aren’t exactly the freshest green places to hang out. So Vittori Lab  and a handful of other designers got together and designed the AirTrain, which uses NASA-patented technology to improve air quality using certain plants that absorb carbon dioxide emissions and release oxygen. Check out a video of the green train after the jump.
Plants are natural carbon sponges , but the AirTrain’s greenery works more efficiently than ordinary plants. Fed in part by sunlight coming through the train’s transparent shell and watered by a clever rainwater harvesting system that “knows” when the plants need hydrating, these super plants also enhance the visual appeal of the train environment – both inside and out. The result of a working group collaboration, the AirTrain demonstrates that public transportation  can feel as cozy as a lush backyard at the same time that it cuts down a population’s carbon footprint.
+ Vittori Lab 
Via Behance 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/12/air-train-francesco-codice-1.jpg
 eco-friendly: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmentally_friendly
 Vittori Lab: http://www.vittori-lab.com/
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbXqbYtUCVs
 carbon sponges: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinforced_carbon–carbon
 public transportation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_transport
 Behance: http://www.behance.net/gallery/AirTrain/2532115
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