Quinoa seems like the perfect grain. The little golden seed is gluten-free, low in calories, high in protein, tasty, and able to grow in arid climates. In recent years, it has gained popularity among
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The basis of Pure Tension's design is that of a tension tent: stress applied equally from all angles of a structure helps to keep the canopy taut and standing erect. SDA's approach was to use the car’s
The Tesla Motors success story keeps getting better - this week shares of the electric car maker reached an all-time high after it was revealed that Tesla will soon be added to the Nasdaq 100 index.
This spring, one year after rolling out an extensive vehicle charging network in Israel, electric car company Better Place filed for bankruptcy. Better Place was the first major electric car maker in the
ABB, a company that specializes in electric vehicle power solutions, recently announced plans to build the world’s largest nationwide network of EV fast-charging stations in the Netherlands.
With their solar vehicle Resolution, a team of engineering students from Cambridge are set for a sun-tracking adventure which will take them all the way across Australia. Their solar car will travel 3,000
BMW has yet to officially unveil the production version of its upcoming i3 electric vehicle - however BMW's execs recently dropped a few hints about its impending launch date. According to Autoblog we can
When Ernie Adams was eleven years old he took on his first project - upgrading a bicycle with a motor and a dual exhaust system. After dropping motors into tricycles and wagons, he graduated to slightly
The Netherlands' Solar Team Eindhoven just unveiled Stella, the world's first solar-powered family car! The team comprises a group of 22 students who want to show the world that a family car that runs on
Many avid cyclists outfit their road bikes with ANT+ sensors to keep track of their speed, heart rate and other fitness measures they might want to track. But Factor Bikes' new Vis Vires bike, which the
Coal photo from Shutterstock By now, Inhabitat readers know that 'clean coal' is a contradiction of terms. However, as part of President Obama's new energy initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy has
The America that has been immortalized in films like Grease and American Graffiti, with its car-centric culture, may soon be a thing of the past. Recent analysis shows that not only are younger Americans
General Motors and Honda just announced a new partnership that will enable both automakers to collaborate on next-generation fuel cell and hydrogen storage technologies. GM and Honda are currently the
Google is calling on trekkers to help create street views of hidden corners of the world. Amateur explorers can now sign up to add their own contribution to Google Street View, with the Google Trekker
The Horizon System is an entirely electric system of transportation conceived as a hybrid between a plane and a train. Thanks to a maglev-style mechanism, the large aircraft is able to pick up passengers
Communauto, the oldest car sharing service in North America, has introduced a 100% electric one-way car sharing pilot program in the Montreal borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal called Auto-mobile. One-way
Drayson Racing just set a new land speed record for electric cars, reinforcing its position as one of the world's top EV manufacturers. With chief executive and former science minister Lord Drayson behind
Photo via Shutterstock Say you're a small town looking to add some green energy options to your city. You could invest in good old wind or solar power, or in the case of one Spanish town, you could
Scientists at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemburg (ZSW) have developed one of the most efficient lithium-ion batteries yet. The super li-on batteries herald a bright future
Bloomberg got the rumor mill running with a recent article speculating about whether Google might have eyes for high-end electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors. The Palo Alto-based car company was
If the American Dream is to own your own home with a car in the driveway, then a real estate agent in San Jose has quite possibly created the American Fantasy. Anyone willing to put down $1.35 million for
Image via Shutterstock In a speech today President Obama unveiled the United States' new Climate Change Action Plan, which calls for a three-pronged approach to cut pollution, build resilience, and
Nissan just unveiled the world's fastest electric race car - the ZEOD RC! The ZEOD RC uses the same lithium-ion battery technology as the Nissan Leaf, but it's able to achieve speeds in excess of 186 mph.
The new Southern California Breezehouse is a four-bed, four-bath prefab home that features a separate 24 ft pod for additional living space, a guest room or an office. The 2,900 sq ft home features an
Bosch Automotive Service Solutions and the Evatran Group are developing a wireless electric vehicle charging system that could become the first commercially available system of its kind in the US. Unlike
When it comes to hubs of alternative transportation and the sharing economy, one usually thinks of progressive hotspots like San Francisco or Portland. Thanks to French car-sharing service Autolib,
Photo via Shutterstock Sometimes it seems like air transportation is the last to catch up with energy innovations. Busses, cars and trains regularly run on a variety of green options. But airplanes,
Located outside of Tucson is this mountain and desert retreat designed to enjoy the surrounding landscape while minimizing its impact on it. Local architects DUST sited the home carefully within adjacent
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