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Penn State Creates Thin and Flexible Glass for Renewable Energy Storage

Penn State Creates Thin and Flexible Glass for Renewable Energy Storage

One of the greatest challenges to the widespread adoption of renewable energy and electric cars has been the issue of affordable, high-volume energy storage. To scientists at Penn State however, the

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Stanford Researchers Develop Record-Breaking Thinner Solar Cells That Absorb More Light

Stanford Researchers Develop Record-Breaking Thinner Solar Cells That Absorb More Light

Solar power research is a big deal. Scientists have been searching for a way to improve photovoltaic efficacy for years by developing new technologies - from giant solar concentrator

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Tom Donhou Hits 80mph on Homemade Bicycle in Bid to Break Land Speed Record

Tom Donhou Hits 80mph on Homemade Bicycle in Bid to Break Land Speed Record

Londoner Tom Donhou reached the speed of 80 miles-per-hour on his homemade bike and came close to breaking the record cycling speed set by Fred Rompelberg back in 1995. Donhou pedaled behind his Ford

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3D-Printed Vibrating Shift Knob Made From an Xbox 360 Controller Can Teach You How to Drive a Stick

3D-Printed Vibrating Shift Knob Made From an Xbox 360 Controller Can Teach You How to Drive a Stick

A Ford engineer by the name of Zac Nelson recently took the guts from an Xbox 360 controller, stuffed them into a 3D-printed shift knob casing, and used open-source technology to transform it into a

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Europe’s Largest Battery to Store Renewable Energy in Groundbreaking UK Trial

Europe’s Largest Battery to Store Renewable Energy in Groundbreaking UK Trial

Image via Shutterstock Three companies plan to install Europe's largest battery at a UK substation in order to test improved renewable energy storage. Solar and wind are excellent, clean sources of

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Ford, Powell & Carson Unveils Plans to Renovate Aging San Antonio Military Base With Green Housing

Ford, Powell & Carson Unveils Plans to Renovate Aging San Antonio Military Base With Green Housing

San Antonio-based architecture firm Ford, Powell & Carson was recently awarded top honors in the Low Impact Development Design Competition for their environmentally and contextually sensitive proposal

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Earthquakes May Contribute to Climate Change by Releasing Methane

Earthquakes May Contribute to Climate Change by Releasing Methane

Scientists studying massive earthquakes finally found evidence to confirm a link between earthquakes and bursts of underwater methane - a potent greenhouse gas. While studying the site of a huge 8.1

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Prefab SmartHomze are Affordable, Net-Zero Energy Kits for Green Living

Prefab SmartHomze are Affordable, Net-Zero Energy Kits for Green Living

The Vermont-based company is best know for producing energy efficient urethane panels, but their latest venture sees Vantem assembling their products into prefab homes. With the six available SmartHomze

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Is Your Morning Cup Of Tea Fueling Child Slavery?

Is Your Morning Cup Of Tea Fueling Child Slavery?

Image via Shutterstock Even if you don’t drink fair trade coffee, chances are you’ve already heard about the low wages and poor working conditions many coffee farmers experience around the world.

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Ford and Toyota End Collaboration on New Hybrid System for Light Trucks

Ford and Toyota End Collaboration on New Hybrid System for Light Trucks

In 2011 Ford and Toyota announced plans to partner on a new hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs, but after completing a feasibility study on the partnership, the two automakers have decided to part

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6 Buzzworthy Backyard Beehive Designs

6 Buzzworthy Backyard Beehive Designs

Urban Beehive by Philips Traditionally, beehives have been little more than wooden boxes with multiple internal screens upon which bees can deposit honey. The Urban Beehive by Philips is a much more

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The Rapid Bee Decline Has Inspired Martha Stewart to Care for Hives of Her Own

The Rapid Bee Decline Has Inspired Martha Stewart to Care for Hives of Her Own

Here at Inhabitat, we often talk about how important bees are to the environment and how much their survival is being threatened by things like pesticides, infections and habitat encroachment. Martha

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US DOE Announces Plan to Create Efficiency Standards for Computers and Servers

US DOE Announces Plan to Create Efficiency Standards for Computers and Servers

The Internet has greened many aspects of modern life, such as reducing resource extraction and emissions by digital distribution of mail, music, paper goods, and entertainment. Even so, the infrastructure

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Ford Becomes the First Automaker to Join a Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program in India

Ford Becomes the First Automaker to Join a Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program in India

In an effort to stabilize carbon dioxide emissions, Ford has announced that it is the first automaker to join a voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program in India. Ford already voluntarily reports

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Detroit Becomes the Largest City to File for Bankruptcy in US history

Detroit Becomes the Largest City to File for Bankruptcy in US history

Detroit, the heart of the American automobile industry and the country’s 18th most populous city, filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history yesterday. The city experienced a dramatic

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2013 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist Announced

2013 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist Announced

This year’s RIBA Stirling Prize is focused on young talent and diverse projects. RIBA President Angela Brady emphasized the importance of having quality housing projects on the shortlist, as “the UK

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CIA Sponsors $630,000 Geoengineering Study to Protect Us from Mad Scientists

CIA Sponsors $630,000 Geoengineering Study to Protect Us from Mad Scientists

Image via Shutterstock Think about it: a mad scientist reads the same alarming news about rising seas and dying bees and decides he/she is going to save us all with some crazy geoengineering scheme.

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Courtesy of Nature: Temporary Gallery Space Frames Nature as Art

Courtesy of Nature: Temporary Gallery Space Frames Nature as Art

Courtesy of Nature is a contextual art installation by Anouk Vogel and Johan Selbing that frames existing plant life within a gallery-like space. Instead of creating a new object to be placed on existing

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Honda’s New Hybrid Powertrain for Small Cars Gets 86 MPG in Japan

Honda’s New Hybrid Powertrain for Small Cars Gets 86 MPG in Japan

Today the hybrid car market is largely dominated by Toyota and most recently Ford - but Honda is getting ready to enter the segment in full force with new models like the upcoming 2014 Accord hybrid. The

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NASA Creates a Robot that Mimics the Movements of Monkeys

NASA Creates a Robot that Mimics the Movements of Monkeys

From giant mechanical jellyfish and manta rays to birds, the field of robotics is quickly moving up the evolutionary chain. In response to DARPA's Robotics Challenge, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has

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4N House: Fukushima Survivors’ New Home is Raised On Stilts in Nara, Japan

4N House: Fukushima Survivors’ New Home is Raised On Stilts in Nara, Japan

By stacking the house on pilots, Ninkipen! achieved a variety of purposes: minimal site disturbance, which is great, maximizing space for the owner's two children to play, and extending the outdoor space.

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Kite Patch Can Make You Invisible to Mosquitoes for 48 Hours

Kite Patch Can Make You Invisible to Mosquitoes for 48 Hours

The Kite Patch is a sticker you can attach to your shirt that contains a chemical to repel mosquitoes for up to 48 hours. A venture group called ieCrowd is working to bring the patch to the market, and it

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Interview with Leo Marmol of Marmol Radziner

PREFAB FRIDAY: Interview with Leo Marmol of Marmol Radziner

<o A few years ago, I had the opportunity to talk one-on-one with Leo Marmol of Marmol Radziner about prefab architecture and sustainability. I asked him about his trajectory as a designer, and what

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MVRDV’s Urban Hybrid Micro City is Set to be Constructed in Switzerland

MVRDV’s Urban Hybrid Micro City is Set to be Constructed in Switzerland

MVRDV’s porous Urban Hybrid project was just declared to be the winner of the Feldbreite competition for a housing block in Emmen, Switzerland. The proposal consists of 16 different housing types that

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7 Incredible Inventions by Teenage Wunderkinds

7 Incredible Inventions by Teenage Wunderkinds

An Ocean Clean Up Array to Remove 7,250,000 Tons of Plastic From the World's Oceans When we first covered Boyan Slat's Ocean Cleanup Array it generated a phenomenal amount of excitement, as well as

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Attack of the Self-Driving Cars Infographic Explores the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Attack of the Self-Driving Cars Infographic Explores the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

From Volvo and Volkswagen to Google and beyond, researchers around the world are working on self-driving cars that could make your morning commute safer, less stressful, and more eco friendly. But is the

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Mitchell Joachim Wants to 3D Print Cities Using ‘Smart Trash’ From the World’s Overflowing Landfills

Mitchell Joachim Wants to 3D Print Cities Using ‘Smart Trash’ From the World’s Overflowing Landfills

The world's landfills are literally overflowing. According to 2008 figures (and we've added a few people since then), America alone produces a whopping 1.35 billion pounds of garbage every day - and

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Colby College Museum of Art Expands with a Glassy New LEED Silver Addition

Colby College Museum of Art Expands with a Glassy New LEED Silver Addition

Fisher designed the three story glass structure to “leak out into the environment,” infusing the rich collection of art to the entire campus. The addition stands like a glass prism, creating a new

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Ernie Adams Hand-Builds Tiny Dwarf Cars From Scrap

Ernie Adams Hand-Builds Tiny Dwarf Cars From Scrap

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

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Pirate 3D’s New Buccaneer 3D Printer Will be Available for Just $347

Pirate 3D’s New Buccaneer 3D Printer Will be Available for Just $347

Right now, the cost of a desktop 3D printer is out of reach for many consumers, which prevents the technology from reaching widespread saturation. But for those waiting on the sidelines for 3D printers

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