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Synergy Diesel Glider Plane To Compete in CAFE Green Flight Challenge

Synergy Diesel Glider Plane To Compete in CAFE Green Flight Challenge

John McGinnis of Kalispell, Montana, designed this diesel-powered glider plane, which seats five and has 200 horsepower on tap but maintains the efficiency of a glider due to the wing design. The compact

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Map Topography Organic Cotton Cushions Are Perfect for the Armchair Traveller

Map Topography Organic Cotton Cushions Are Perfect for the Armchair Traveller

What is it about map typography that beckons you to look a little closer? Is it the challenge of working out a location without the assistance of a GPS, or the sense of order and structure it conveys

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Global Observer UAV Makes Hydrogen-Powered Maiden Flight

Global Observer UAV Makes Hydrogen-Powered Maiden Flight

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) have been making a lot of headlines in recent months ever since the Zephyr solar-powered plane made several record-breaking endurance flights. However now the UAV industry

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NASA Unveils Passenger Plane Designs for 2025

NASA Unveils Passenger Plane Designs for 2025

On the heels of MIT's design for the plane of the future, NASA has given us a peek into some of the new ideas they have slated for the not-so-distant future. Recently, NASA asked the three largest

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Green Design Predictions For 2011!

Green Design Predictions For 2011!

1. William McDonough (Eco Designer & Thought Leader, Founder Cradle To Cradle, MBDC, and William McDonough + Partners) 2. Graham Hill (Founder, Treehugger.com and Vice President, Interactive Media,

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The Cri-Cri Breaks the Electric Aircraft Speed Record

The Cri-Cri Breaks the Electric Aircraft Speed Record

Remember the Cri-Cri, the world's smallest electric plane? In August, we wrote how the vehicle had made its first maiden flight near Paris, and now it has shattered the speed record for electric aircraft

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New Ultra-Compact Airplane Seats Pack in the Passengers

New Ultra-Compact Airplane Seats Pack in the Passengers

As budget airlines scramble for ways to squeeze more passengers into planes — some have proposed standing-room only tickets — an Italian design firm has what it thinks is a good compromise: a

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Cri-Cri: The World’s Smallest Electric Plane Takes Flight

Cri-Cri: The World’s Smallest Electric Plane Takes Flight

Reminiscent of James Bond's fold-away Acrostar mini-plane, the Cri-Cri is the world's smallest electric plane and this week made its official maiden flight at Le Bourget airport near Paris. Jointly

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Boeing Team’s SUGAR Volt Aircraft Concept Burns 70% Less Fuel

Boeing Team’s SUGAR Volt Aircraft Concept Burns 70% Less Fuel

We recently reported on a program led by NASA that was aiming to green the future of air transportation, and now Boeing -- along with their teammates General Electric and Georgia Tech -- are following

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Cessna Engineering a 100% Electric Aircraft

Cessna Engineering a 100% Electric Aircraft

Cessna is flying into the future of aviation ahead of their competitors with plans to build and release a 100% electric aircraft. They've coupled with Bye Energy, Inc., a company that specializes in

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Airbus Unveils Fuel-Efficient Aircraft of the Future

Airbus Unveils Fuel-Efficient Aircraft of the Future

As soon as 2030, we might be flying in a new, more efficient aircraft with long, curled wings, a U-shaped tail, and a lightweight body — if manufacturer Airbus develops the “fantasy

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Super-Sleek High Speed Mercury Train Unveiled for UK

Super-Sleek High Speed Mercury Train Unveiled for UK

London design firm Priestmangoode recently unveiled the Mercury, a high speed train designed for low-carbon ultra-efficient travel. The Mercury is a double-decker train with a sleek body and unique

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Sun-Powered Solar Impulse Plane Completes First Night Flight

Sun-Powered Solar Impulse Plane Completes First Night Flight

The Solar Impulse airplane landed in Switzerland this morning after a 26-hour flight that proved that a solar-powered airplane can fly in darkness. The propeller plane has nearly 12,000 solar cells on its

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Solar-Powered Plane Embarks on First 24hr Flight As Darkness Falls

Solar-Powered Plane Embarks on First 24hr Flight As Darkness Falls

Can a solar-powered plane fly at night? We'll know for certain in just a few short hours. Early this morning the 40-horsepower Solar Impulse aircraft embarked upon its first 24-hour trip. Just before

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High-Flying Airships Show Promise as the Future of Air Freight

High-Flying Airships Show Promise as the Future of Air Freight

When it comes to the products we use every day -- from food, to clothing, to household items -- the fact that they are often shipped from all corners of the Earth means that they generally have a

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German Airports Use Bees to Monitor Air Quality

German Airports Use Bees to Monitor Air Quality

Green design isn't all about the shiniest new technology. Although we love our gadgets here at Inhabitat, we believe that sometimes using nature's proven ingenuity to assist the modern world is a better

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NASA and Lockheed Martin Unveil Supersonic Green Machine Jet

NASA and Lockheed Martin Unveil Supersonic Green Machine Jet

NASA and Lockheed Martin just unveiled a design for an ultra-efficient aircraft dubbed the Supersonic Green Machine. Though there's not much known about the craft at this point in time, it could prove to

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High-Flying Algae Airships are Self-Sufficient Airborne Cities

High-Flying Algae Airships are Self-Sufficient Airborne Cities

Architect Vincent Callebaut recently unveiled a blue-sky plan for a high-flying fleet of self-sufficient aircraft that are one part zeppelin cities and one part hydrogen-generating floating farms. Dubbed

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NASA Unveils All-Electric Personal Flight Vehicle

NASA Unveils All-Electric Personal Flight Vehicle

NASA is currently working on a personal aircraft that will put jet packs to shame. The Puffin is an all-electric one-man aircraft that could be the start of some new and amazing air travel technology.

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INTERVIEW: Ian Garrett Reports on COP15 and the Arts

INTERVIEW: Ian Garrett Reports on COP15 and the Arts

To get the word on the cultural scene at COP15, Inhabitat asked some juicy questions of Ian Garrett, co-founder of the Center for Sustainable Practice of the Art (CSPA). Garrett also teaches Sustainable

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Top 5 Climate Change Stories of 2009

Top 5 Climate Change Stories of 2009

Today is Blog Action Day, and this year's theme is Climate Change - a topic near and dear to our hearts here at Inhabitat. To kick things off, we took a look back over last the past year's posts and

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San Francisco to Have World’s First Airport Carbon Kiosks

San Francisco to Have World’s First Airport Carbon Kiosks

Starting today, eco-conscious travelers through San Francisco's International Airport (airport code: SFO) will be able to purchase carbon offsets for their flight right on the way to their gate! The

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Solar Powered Blimp Set to Fly Across English Channel

Solar Powered Blimp Set to Fly Across English Channel

Perhaps propelled by the recent dawn of solar powered airplanes, this stunning solar powered blimp is poised to take flight by harnessing sunlight for fuel. Dubbed Nephelios, the solar-powered helium

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Airplane Activity Center by GREENPLAY

Airplane Activity Center by GREENPLAY

GREENPLAY's Airplane Activity Center landed at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair; and we think these designers are soaring to new heights with their kid and eco-friendly, uplifting

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Californians Vote Yes on 800 Miles of High Speed Rail!

Californians Vote Yes on 800 Miles of High Speed Rail!

Barack Obama's election to the presidency wasn't the only sustainable choice on the ballot last Tuesday. Californians voted in favor of an 800 mile high speed train system that will stop in every major

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IS IT GREEN?: HP Printers

IS IT GREEN?: HP Printers

HP has rolled out a system that identifies eco-friendly features of its products to customers. It’s called the Eco Highlights label, and it provides quick facts about the product that may or may not

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Solar Speedboat

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Solar Speedboat

When alternative transportation comes to mind, the focus is usually on more eco-friendly land or air travel. After all, the open ocean provides the prevailing winds as a very sustainable power source. We

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Hy-bird Solar Hydrogen Plane

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Hy-bird Solar Hydrogen Plane

This solar-hydrogen plane might just be what Transportation Tuesday heaven looks like! The Hy-bird, by Lisa Airplanes, is a lightweight, hybrid plane made out of lightweight carbon fiber - it's final

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Can Spain’s AVE Train Kill the Airplane?

Can Spain’s AVE Train Kill the Airplane?

When we think of air travel, what usually comes to mind is the cramped seats, bags of peanuts, and annoyance of checking luggage. But if Spain has its way, their brand new high speed train network may

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MACH-5 A2: Fly Sydney to Brussels in 4hrs – Emissions Free!

MACH-5 A2: Fly Sydney to Brussels in 4hrs – Emissions Free!

In a hurry? Need to get from Sydney to Brussels in a dash? Not too far in the future you may be able to travel that entire distance in less than 4 hours - emissions free - thanks to an amazing hypersonic

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