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Terrafugia is Working on Flying Autonomous Cars That Take Off and Land by Themselves

Terrafugia is Working on Flying Autonomous Cars That Take Off and Land by Themselves

Imagine a future where you can step inside a flying car, buckle up, and then sit back and relax as it automatically takes off and navigates to your destination. That future may not be too far off, as

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Berlin’s Creepy Abandoned Amusement Park is Now for Sale on eBay

Berlin’s Creepy Abandoned Amusement Park is Now for Sale on eBay

Several years ago Inhabitat visited Berlin's abandoned Kulturpark - and the overgrown amusement park can now be yours for the modest sum of 1.62 million Euros! The former Spreepark has been abandoned

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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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7 Design Students Share Their Stories on Why They’re Studying Sustainable Design at the Boston Architectural College

7 Design Students Share Their Stories on Why They’re Studying Sustainable Design at the Boston Architectural College

Did you know that Tadao Ando was a boxer before he became an architect? Or that Philip Johnson studied philosophy before going on to build his famed Glass House? The road to a career in design is not

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Daily Mail Article Glorifies Hunting Culture that Teaches Children to Kill

Daily Mail Article Glorifies Hunting Culture that Teaches Children to Kill

 Photo © Shutterstock The UK tabloid the Daily Mail isn’t exactly known for its compassionate or nuanced take on the environment (or its journalistic respect for the facts), but a recent article

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New Cell Phone Charging System Harvests Energy from Vibrations

New Cell Phone Charging System Harvests Energy from Vibrations

A multinational team of engineers is working on new technology that could allow you to charge your phone on the go without having to plug in. The team has developed a new system for charging smartphone

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What Happened to Los Angeles’ Streetcars?

What Happened to Los Angeles’ Streetcars?

The streetcar system in Los Angeles was made up of two major carriers - the Los Angeles Railway and the Pacific Electric Railway. The Los Angeles Railway trains, also known as Yellow Cars, operated in

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT: What inspired you to write 'Cradle to Cradle' (the book) and launch the Cradle to Cradle system? William McDonough: From an early age, I was fascinated by differing attitudes towards

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Refuge Tonneau: Cassina’s 1930s Pod Home Looks Like a Futuristic Space Shuttle

Refuge Tonneau: Cassina’s 1930s Pod Home Looks Like a Futuristic Space Shuttle

The shelter has a dodecahedron structure which was ahead of its times and was used in the Antarctic in 2002 and at the Mars Society Desert Research Station in 2011. The structure is lightweight and easy

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How to Avoid Going Insane While Sharing a Tiny Apartment with Your Significant Other

How to Avoid Going Insane While Sharing a Tiny Apartment with Your Significant Other

As much as we adore small spaces, it's hard to deny that living in super close quarters with your significant other can cause a strain on your relationship. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we've rounded

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How Smart Meters Could Optimize the United States’ Energy Grid for EV Charging

How Smart Meters Could Optimize the United States’ Energy Grid for EV Charging

Last year car buyers bought a record 100,000 electric vehicles - and that number is expected to grow more and more each year. As electric cars like the Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf leave dealer

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Chilean Student Designs Pedal-Powered Mobile Shelter for People and Their Bikes

Chilean Student Designs Pedal-Powered Mobile Shelter for People and Their Bikes

Endless Cycling is Cáceres Céspedes' first prototype, created as a mobile construction that can be used for bike training, racing or touring purposes. Already tested in Chile’s Central Valley,

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Artist Calvin Seibert Sculpts Mindblowing Modernist Sandcastles in Hawaii

Artist Calvin Seibert Sculpts Mindblowing Modernist Sandcastles in Hawaii

Trained as a sculptor's assistant, the New York-based artist uses his skills to craft sand sculptures that straddle the line between architecture and art. Seibert begins each artwork by sculpting the

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Watch This Amazing Video of Norman the Bike-Riding Dog

Watch This Amazing Video of Norman the Bike-Riding Dog

Norman developed his talents with help from his owner, Karen Cobb, who can be seen coaching and encouraging him in his videos. When he's not riding, he competes in agility, herding and obedience

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King’s Cross: Renovating London’s Largest Transport Hub

King’s Cross: Renovating London’s Largest Transport Hub

Designed by Lewis Cubitt and unveiled in 1852, London’s King’s Cross railway station is one of Britain’s biggest and most well-known transport hubs. The station took its name from the King's Cross

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Old Luggage Van: Restored Carriage Car is a Serene Mini Retreat in the Cornwall Countryside

Old Luggage Van: Restored Carriage Car is a Serene Mini Retreat in the Cornwall Countryside

In December 1896, British Passenger Luggage Van No. 1353 began its service in the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) system. In 1932, it was retired from service and remained unused for years. Today,

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URB-E: Lightweight Folding Electric Scooter is Perfect for the ‘Last Mile’ of Your Commute

URB-E: Lightweight Folding Electric Scooter is Perfect for the ‘Last Mile’ of Your Commute

In commuter terms, the "last mile" refers to the challenges of getting people from their homes and places of business to a given transit hub and back again, and it's a major consideration in efforts to

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DIY: 5 All-Natural Facial and Body Mists to Battle Breakouts and Ultra Dry Skin

DIY: 5 All-Natural Facial and Body Mists to Battle Breakouts and Ultra Dry Skin

Winter isn't merely the season when people slog through sleet and suffer from cracked skin and windburn: it's also the time when many folks head off to warmer climates for a bit of R&R on sandy

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Populous-Designed Fisht Olympic Stadium to Host Sochi Opening Ceremony Tomorrow

Populous-Designed Fisht Olympic Stadium to Host Sochi Opening Ceremony Tomorrow

The Fisht Olympic Stadium was inspired by the famous jeweled Fabergé eggs that were originally made for the wives and mothers of Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts. The roof is

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2015 Kia Soul EV Debuts in Chicago With a 100-Mile Driving Range

2015 Kia Soul EV Debuts in Chicago With a 100-Mile Driving Range

Kia just unveiled its first electric vehicle, the 2015 Kia Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. The EV looks nearly identical to the standard Soul, but under the hood lies a fully-electric powertrain with a

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New Map Shows How to Travel Across America Without a Car

New Map Shows How to Travel Across America Without a Car

Many Americans travel to Europe or Asia and are amazed at the ease of traversing long distances via rail or bus. But when it comes to the land of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and

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2014 Honda Civic Hybrid Hits the Streets with 47 MPG Highway Rating

2014 Honda Civic Hybrid Hits the Streets with 47 MPG Highway Rating

Honda just announced that the 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid is set to go on sale tomorrow nationwide and it's now more fuel-efficient with a 44/47 mpg EPA rating. That means the new Civic Hybrid is one of the

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Frank Gehry to Design Tallest Residential Building in Berlin

Frank Gehry to Design Tallest Residential Building in Berlin

The building will feature a stone exterior and include 39 floors with 300 apartments, restaurants, a hotel and spa. Construction on the €250 million ($337 million) project will begin in 2015 with an

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Urban Artist HOT TEA Transforms a Derelict Tennis Court With Miles of Colorful Yarn

Urban Artist HOT TEA Transforms a Derelict Tennis Court With Miles of Colorful Yarn

As part of a new series called Paid in Full, Colossal teamed up with the online t-shirt store Threadless to promote the creation of new art and tell the stories of amazing creatives working today. Their

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The House That Jack Built: Olson Kundig Imagines a Cabin on Stilts High Above a Polluted Lake

The House That Jack Built: Olson Kundig Imagines a Cabin on Stilts High Above a Polluted Lake

"The House That Jack Built" imagines a stilted refuge house high above a fictional polluted lake. Designed by Olson Kundig Architects, the project was created by conceptual artist Jack Daws, who penned a

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The Pocinho Center for High Performance Rowing Looks Like a Winding White Serpent in Portugal

The Pocinho Center for High Performance Rowing Looks Like a Winding White Serpent in Portugal

The rowing center is divided into three distinct zones: the first contains the communal and social spaces located at the top of the slope; the second zone consists of 130 dormitories for accommodation;

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Tour Singapore’s Greenest Building: BCA Academy’s Zero Energy Headquarters

Tour Singapore’s Greenest Building: BCA Academy’s Zero Energy Headquarters

Singapore has no shortage of green buildings, but when it comes to energy-efficiency, there is one that surpasses all others. Home of the Singapore Building and Construction Authority Academy, the Zero

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Herbal Cold Care: DIY Throat Drops and Cough Syrup

Herbal Cold Care: DIY Throat Drops and Cough Syrup

If you have any interaction with the public at all, you've probably noticed that there are a lot of sickly people out there right now. Half my Facebook feed consists of folks who are whinging about their

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High Speed Rail Line Proposed to Connect Texas and Mexico

High Speed Rail Line Proposed to Connect Texas and Mexico

High speed rail photo / Shutterstock Texas and Mexico could soon have an improved connection across the Rio Grande with a new proposed high speed rail line. The line would connect San Antonio, Texas

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Cars Merge Onto a Maglev Rail Line for High-Speed Travel in this Transportation Concept

Cars Merge Onto a Maglev Rail Line for High-Speed Travel in this Transportation Concept

Many visions for the future of transportation involve everyone being driven around on superfast, self-driving robotic cars or trains. Getting to that future, however, means letting go of the wheel and not

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