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Navy Deploys MZ-3A Airship to Gulf for Oil Cleanup Effort

Navy Deploys MZ-3A Airship to Gulf for Oil Cleanup Effort

We've been hearing more and more about airships being a greener transportation alternative to regular planes, and now we have a chance to see one in action. The US Navy has deployed their colossal MZ-3A

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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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World’s First Solar-Powered Blimp Set to Cross the English Channel

World’s First Solar-Powered Blimp Set to Cross the English Channel

Can a blimp propelled entirely by solar power cross the English Channel? We're about to find out! Nephelios, the world's first solar blimp, was built by Projet Sol'r -- a collaboration between students at

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New Hybrid Army Aircraft Will Fly Surveillance Missions Over Afghanistan

New Hybrid Army Aircraft Will Fly Surveillance Missions Over Afghanistan

The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle -- or LEMV for short -- may look like a silly little blimp, but it is oh, so much more than that. It's a 300 foot long hybrid aircraft that is capable of

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Crazy Mushroom Inspired Enoki Eco City

Crazy Mushroom Inspired Enoki Eco City

Spotted over at designboom, OFL Architecture's Enoki Eco City is a fantastical, sustainable model for Rome. Possibly inspired by fungi sprouting up from the ground, the city is a series of

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EADS Develops First Algae Fuel-Powered Aircraft

EADS Develops First Algae Fuel-Powered Aircraft

We've seen algae-powered cars and biofuel-powered planes, but European aerospace company EADS is the first to combine the two with an algae fuel-powered aircraft. The company's twin-engine Diamond DA 42,

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Bio-Grow Uses Electronic Waste to Make Algae for Biodiesel

Bio-Grow Uses Electronic Waste to Make Algae for Biodiesel

Talk about sustainable multi-tasking. Not only have students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign created a device that cultivates algae for biofuel production, they've made it out of old

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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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Solar-Powered Airship Could Offer Emissions-Free Cargo Hauling

Solar-Powered Airship Could Offer Emissions-Free Cargo Hauling

The High Speed Solar Airship (HSSA) is a high-flying airship concept that proposes using thin-film solar panels and other off-the-shelf components to create a cost-competitive, high speed vessel for cargo

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DARPA Unveils Speedy Solar-Powered Smart Blimp

DARPA Unveils Speedy Solar-Powered Smart Blimp

The military often gets to check out exciting green technology before the general public. Case in point: DARPA's new smart blimp, an automated, unmanned airship featuring an advanced radar system, solar

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Flying Sailboat Soars Through the Sky On Solar Power

Flying Sailboat Soars Through the Sky On Solar Power

Ever wished you could sail through the sky? Designer Damien Grossemy wants to make that dream a reality with his Zep'lin, a flying sailboat designed for Renault. The vertically-built Zep'lin concept

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AIRCRUISE: A Fuel Cell Powered Zero Emissions Luxury Airship

AIRCRUISE: A Fuel Cell Powered Zero Emissions Luxury Airship

In the hurried and fast paced lives we lead, travel can be just one more stressful, cramped and environmentally unfriendly activity. What if you could slow it down, take some time, and relax - all while

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Zeppelin House is a Treetop Escape

Zeppelin House is a Treetop Escape

Magically appearing from the trees along Great Ocean Road, Australia is Cocoon, an incredible weekend getaway by the terrific design duo Bellemo & Cat. One part zeppelin, one part finely-crafted

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Mobile Mecha-Towers Take Suburbia by Storm

Mobile Mecha-Towers Take Suburbia by Storm

While several of the finalists in our ReBurbia design competition tended towards the surreal, a few futuristic entries took an approach that was downright dystopian. In Radial Erect-Urbia Michael Hughes

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REBURBIA TOP 20 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

REBURBIA TOP 20 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

If you've been reading Inhabitat at all over the past month, you've hopefully seen our countless announcements and banners about the Reburbia Design Competition - the contest we've been running to come up

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AIRBIA: Awesome Suburban Airships Take Flight

AIRBIA: Awesome Suburban Airships Take Flight

What's lighter than air, soars through the sky, and stands to save our suburbs by breaking the shackles of car culture? The answer is Airbia, an incredible fleet of high-flying airships that aims to

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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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Hot Air Balloons Could Power Your House

Hot Air Balloons Could Power Your House

Hot air balloons have long fueled the imagination and now Brisbane-based Solartran has conceived of a way to harness the serene floating forms to generate significant amounts of renewable energy as well.

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Awesome Aeolus Airship Sets Sail for Greener Horizons

Awesome Aeolus Airship Sets Sail for Greener Horizons

Amidst the current rapacious progression of planes, trains, and automobiles there's something singularly beautiful about this elegant floating Aeolus Airship designed by Christopher Ottersbach. Lifted

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