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Scandinavia’s largest library is powered by the sun

Scandinavia’s largest library is powered by the sun

Designed to meet the Danish 2015 energy classification, Dokk1 was completed for a budget of over €280 million. Schmidt Hammer Lassen won the bid for the project after placing first in a 2009 design

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14 Unique and Spectacular Staircases Around the World

14 Unique and Spectacular Staircases Around the World

This post was written by Anne of AH Interiors, an interior designer with other 20 years of experience, based in Henley-on-Thames, England.  Slide Staircase by Rodney Miller Not only does this

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Solar retro-modern Happier Camper HC1 features a LEGO-like interior

Solar retro-modern Happier Camper HC1 features a LEGO-like interior

http://vimeo.com/126883800 Weighing in at just 1,100 pounds (500 kilograms), the ultra-lightweight HC1 travel trailer can be easily pulled by small cars. Its 100% high-quality fiberglass shell comes in

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California rules that Uber driver is an employee, not a contractor

California rules that Uber driver is an employee, not a contractor

Uber is well known to city dwellers as a welcome alternative to the taxi cab. At the swipe of a smartphone, a driver magically appears to whisk the rider away. While Uber may seem a revolution in

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Electric vehicle sales in the UK soar 366% in the first quarter of 2015

Electric vehicle sales in the UK soar 366% in the first quarter of 2015

UK research firm Business Green has announced that electric vehicle sales have grown a whopping 366% percent in the first part of 2015. This leap in the direction of green and sustainable transportation

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Tesla boosts Powerwall home battery capability from 2kW to 5kW

Tesla boosts Powerwall home battery capability from 2kW to 5kW

Tesla's Powerwall is poised to be one of the biggest product launches ever, and the home battery has already sold out through 2016. The company is currently constructing the "Gigafactory" in Nevada, which

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Is BMW planning an all-electric SUV to rival the Tesla Model X?

Is BMW planning an all-electric SUV to rival the Tesla Model X?

Ever since the BMW i3 and i8 electric cars arrived last year, there has been a lot of speculation about what other models BMW could introduce to the electric i-sub brand. There have been several reports

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Controversial hormone treatment for cows may reduce global warming

Controversial hormone treatment for cows may reduce global warming

Dairy farming has a notoriously harsh impact on the environment; according the the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, around 270 million cows worldwide are producing milk for a growing world population that

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10 Successful kickstarters creating a better world

10 Successful kickstarters creating a better world

It’s a beautiful thing when businesses align profits and purpose for a better world. And with the growth of crowdfunding, the concept of launching a company funded by others, an increasing number of

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks With Swifty Scooters Creative Director Jason Iftakhar

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks With Swifty Scooters Creative Director Jason Iftakhar

 Jason and Camilla Iftakhar INHABITAT: Tell us a bit about your background in eco-design. What made you decide to focus on scooters? I was first introduced to the concept of sustainability and eco

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Elon Musk says Tesla Model X will arrive as early as this September

Elon Musk says Tesla Model X will arrive as early as this September

As per usual, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was full of exciting news at the annual shareholders meeting, held on Tuesday in Mountain View, California. The pinnacle of his speech was an update on the long-awaited

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How the United States can be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050

How the United States can be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050

As divided as Americans are, there is at least one issue on which they can agree. 87% of Americans believe that renewable energy is an important part of their country’s future, while 74% of Americans

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New self-healing material could repair airplanes in mid-flight

New self-healing material could repair airplanes in mid-flight

First there were video phones and the along came self-driving cars. Now, it looks like another sci-fi cliche, self-healing technology, is set to become a part of everyday life. Scientists at the

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid impresses with seven seats and a 59 MPGe rating

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid impresses with seven seats and a 59 MPGe rating

If you aren’t quite ready to make the jump to a full electric car, a plug-in hybrid might be your best option, since it starts with a traditional hybrid powertrain, but adds the capability for limited

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Tesla co-founder Ian Wright is transforming garbage trucks into electric green machines

Tesla co-founder Ian Wright is transforming garbage trucks into electric green machines

Ian Wright is one of the co-founders of Tesla who doesn’t often make headlines, especially since he left the electric car company in 2005 when it was still a startup. His latest venture, Wrightspeed, is

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Wooden Orchids reimagines the shopping mall as a living, breathing ecotopia

Wooden Orchids reimagines the shopping mall as a living, breathing ecotopia

What if you could go to a shopping center, and without having to search or try very hard, every single aspect of it was genuinely green and sustainable? This is what Vincent Callebaut strives to achieve

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Elon Musk defends $4.9 billion in government subsidies

Elon Musk defends $4.9 billion in government subsidies

Elon Musk’s has built an empire through innovation in electric car, solar and space technology, but it now looks like his success has been supported by roughly $4.9 billion in government subsidies.

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6 Brilliant Studios Perfect For The Eco Artist

6 Brilliant Studios Perfect For The Eco Artist

Green-Roofed Weaving Studio in Washington Located on the San Juan Islands in Washington is this gorgeous weaving studio designed by Prentiss Architects. Topped off with a grass-covered roof, the spacious

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World’s tallest wood building proposed in Paris could store 3,700 metric tons of carbon

World’s tallest wood building proposed in Paris could store 3,700 metric tons of carbon

Michael Green Architecture (MGA) just unveiled a proposal for a carbon neutral wooden skyscraper in Paris that, if constructed, will be the world’s tallest wood building. Created in collaboration with

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Texas upholds ban on Tesla’s direct car sales model

Texas upholds ban on Tesla’s direct car sales model

  In many states, Tesla’s direct sales model has brought on legal challenges. Most recently, the electric car company has been doing battle in Texas, where existing laws prohibit direct sales.

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Tesla’s new pop-up shipping container store fits on a flatbed truck

Tesla’s new pop-up shipping container store fits on a flatbed truck

Tesla has had a bit of a rough road when it has come to selling its own electric cars. But they have come up with a new idea that is almost as inventive as their cars and batteries. The new store, called

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Self-parking Volvo crashes into people because owner forgot to buy feature that brakes for humans

Self-parking Volvo crashes into people because owner forgot to buy feature that brakes for humans

There are many plausible reasons to believe that self-driving cars are safer than those operated exclusively by humans—Google's recent announcement that the 11 incidents its autonomous autos have been

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Uber’s test car for self-driving research spotted on the streets of Pittsburgh

Uber’s test car for self-driving research spotted on the streets of Pittsburgh

Readers may be familiar with the self-driving car, an emerging technology that offers both promise and peril. Google is perhaps the most high-profile developer of self-driving technology, though it is far

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Portland shuts down a car lane to make room for more cyclists

Portland shuts down a car lane to make room for more cyclists

The city of Portland, Oregon is giving the city's bikers and pedestrians, if only for a little while. As of Friday (May 22) and through June 5, the city is creating “pop-up” bike and pedestrian lanes

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Take a first look at the gigantic Gigafactory Tesla is building in Nevada

Take a first look at the gigantic Gigafactory Tesla is building in Nevada

https://youtu.be/YSyE2RorjRI If you were still on the fence about whether to get a drone camera for personal use, this video might just change your mind. A newbie user captured HD footage of the new

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Thieves are stealing Prius batteries to sell on the black market

Thieves are stealing Prius batteries to sell on the black market

Last week an article in the New York Times highlighted an unfortunate trend which has some hybrid owners trading in their Prius' for a straight-forwardly fuel-efficient gasoline-powered vehicle. The

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Tesla wins in Maryland! Governor allows Tesla to sell directly to customers

Tesla wins in Maryland! Governor allows Tesla to sell directly to customers

Ever since Tesla started selling cars in the United States it has had to battle laws that have prevented it from selling its cars directly to customers. Laws in many states across the U.S. make it illegal

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This tiny shape-shifting sideways-driving car could mark the end of parallel parking

This tiny shape-shifting sideways-driving car could mark the end of parallel parking

It’s small, cute, and sleek. Just another smart car, though? Hardly. The EO Smart Connecting Car 2, or “EOscc2” for short, does things like no other smart car we’ve seen, except maybe in sci-fi

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Fully automated parking garage helps reduce vehicle emissions in Turkey

Fully automated parking garage helps reduce vehicle emissions in Turkey

The garage is located in the busiest district of the city where three main boulevards create congestions and produce high levels of air pollution. It has been built completely of steel construction and

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Perforated brick screens create private space admist busy Bangkok streets

Perforated brick screens create private space admist busy Bangkok streets

Screens of perforated brick shield the residents of Bangkok’s Ngamwongman House, designed by Jun Sekino, from prying eyes of neighbors and passersby. Amidst the densely populated city streets, the brick

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