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Trucks Get ‘Winglets’ To Make Them More Fuel Efficient

Trucks Get ‘Winglets’ To Make Them More Fuel Efficient

In order to make them more fuel efficient and aerodynamic, airplanes have winglets (curved structures) at the wing tips to reduce drag. ATDynamics are hoping that this same engineering trick will also

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Boeing Plant Camouflaged Beneath a Fake Neighborhood Tapped as Salvaged Lumber Source

Boeing Plant Camouflaged Beneath a Fake Neighborhood Tapped as Salvaged Lumber Source

South of downtown Seattle is an old Boeing airplane assembly plant that produced nearly 7000 Flying Fortresses while hidden beneath a roof with a fake suburban neighborhood on top. The site is now the

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Wave of New UFO-Like Eco Airships Usher in Low-Carbon Future for Air Travel

Wave of New UFO-Like Eco Airships Usher in Low-Carbon Future for Air Travel

A new generation of high-tech, safe, and eco-friendly airships aim to not only go where roads currently can't in northern Canada, western China, and Africa, but also to replace the complicated,

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Mobilizarte: Prefab Balloon Pavilion Will Travel Throughout Brazil Before 2016 Olympics

Mobilizarte: Prefab Balloon Pavilion Will Travel Throughout Brazil Before 2016 Olympics

This balloontasic mobile art pavilion will make its debut next summer in Brazil where it will travel to ten different cities in honor of the 2014 World Cup and then the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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3M Awarded $4 Million to Develop Low Cost Solar Film

3M Awarded $4 Million to Develop Low Cost Solar Film

3M, the company behind Scotch Tape, is moving into alternative energy thanks to a $4.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The company plans to use the money to develop and commercialize its

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UK’s Cella Energy Develops Hydrogen ‘Micro Beads’ That Could Fuel Cars for $1.50 Per Gallon

UK’s Cella Energy Develops Hydrogen ‘Micro Beads’ That Could Fuel Cars for $1.50 Per Gallon

With social unrest in the Middle East and North Africa raising more concerns over our reliance on fossil fuels, and the horrific earthquake in Japan underscoring the dangers of nuclear power, we are

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New Solar Panel Array Doubles the Energy and Halves the Cost of Traditional Solar

New Solar Panel Array Doubles the Energy and Halves the Cost of Traditional Solar

NREL just announced a huge breakthrough in making solar electricity competitive with fossil fuels as they unveiled the Amonix 7700 Concentrated Photovoltaic or CPV Generator. We cover a lot of solar

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eStar Electric Vehicle Will Provide Emission Free Inner-City Deliveries

eStar Electric Vehicle Will Provide Emission Free Inner-City Deliveries

Any city will find that a logistics system that effectively supports flow of goods from one point to another is a crucial point in keeping things running. Fleets of vehicles currently travel around the

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EDV-01: Robotic Emergency Shelter is Entirely Self-Sufficient

EDV-01: Robotic Emergency Shelter is Entirely Self-Sufficient

Japan just unveiled the future of emergency housing in the form of the Emergency Disaster Vehicle, or EDV-01. The innovative design is fully-automated, capable of automatically doubling its size, and can

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COP16: Traffic Jams, Mired Talks, and Glimmers of Hope

COP16: Traffic Jams, Mired Talks, and Glimmers of Hope

The first week of talks is over at COP16 in Cancun, Mexico, and my brain is mushy. It's not from margaritas -- what's spinning me around is the political web of the talks, the freakishly high stakes, and

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Nano Rescue House Provides Flexible Emergency Housing

Nano Rescue House Provides Flexible Emergency Housing

We've seen a lot of prefab homes designed for emergency habitation, but the Nano Rescue House is one of the most thoughtful designs we've seen yet. Each Nano can nearly double the living space by using a

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Liquid Energy: New Microbe Tech Turns Sun and CO2 Into Fuel

Liquid Energy: New Microbe Tech Turns Sun and CO2 Into Fuel

Biofuel startup Joule Unlimited has announced that it has engineered microbes that require only sunlight and CO2 to produce ethanol, diesel, or other hydrocarbons. The company formally announced that it

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Gulf Oil Cap Back On After Being Removed Due to Robot Blunder WTF?

Gulf Oil Cap Back On After Being Removed Due to Robot Blunder WTF?

It's back on! Yesterday, we learned (in what now seems more and more like a sad, sad comedy) that an underwater robot bumping into a vent at the Deepwater Horizon site in the Gulf forced BP to remove the

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Air Force Jet Takes Off with Sustainable Fuel Source

Air Force Jet Takes Off with Sustainable Fuel Source

A huge milestone was recently reached at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida when an A-10C Thunderbolt jet took to the air running its engine on plant based fuel. The Air Force is the largest consumer of

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Fashion4Home Unveils Bamboo Furniture Line, Lets Customers Vote On It

Fashion4Home Unveils Bamboo Furniture Line, Lets Customers Vote On It

What if manufacturers could poll their consumers before making a product to see if people would want to buy it? It would cut down on surplus supply and the energy and materials needed to produce and ship

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Truck Farm is a Roving Veggiemobile

Truck Farm is a Roving Veggiemobile

“How do you grow your own food in the big city if you ain’t got no land?” Easy – do what these Brooklynites did and start a Truck Farm! True, you don’t usually think

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GREEN WEDDING GUIDE: Location

GREEN WEDDING GUIDE: Location

Welcome back to the second installment of our Green Wedding Guide. Last week we talked jewelry, and this week we are going to talk about eco-friendly ways to pick your location. The location of a

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Barcelona’s Brilliant Energy Efficient Flower Market

Barcelona’s Brilliant Energy Efficient Flower Market

Flowers markets are inspiring - the bright colors, the enchanting smells, and the hundreds of beautiful possibilities that can be created. And if you happen to come upon this new wholesale flower market

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Aquaduct Bike Purifies Water as you Pedal

Aquaduct Bike Purifies Water as you Pedal

This year’s West Coast Green was host to a dizzying array of innovative ideas, not the least of which was the Aquaduct Concept Vehicle by IDEO. Winner of the ’08 Innovate or Die competition

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INHABITOTS: Economical & Eco-friendly Maternity Wear

INHABITOTS: Economical & Eco-friendly Maternity Wear

Or How to Get Through Your Pregnancy Without Having to Purchase Maternity Clothes I haven't talked much about my pregnancy on Inhabitat, mostly because I assume that the non-pregnant reader is probably

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GREENER GADGETS 2008 WRAP UP

GREENER GADGETS 2008 WRAP UP

Our first-of-its-kind Greener Gadgets Conference took place yesterday in New York City, and was a smashing success! We were thrilled to get such a great and diverse line-up of speakers, representing not

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GREENER GADGETS TODAY!! LIVE BLOG from the Conference

GREENER GADGETS TODAY!! LIVE BLOG from the Conference

FRIDAY FEB 1st - LIVE WEBCAST OF GREENER GADGETS CONFERENCE HERE > The groundbreaking Greener Gadgets Gadgets conference opened up this morning in New York City and of course we are on the scene first

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Studio 804′s Modular3 Design

PREFAB FRIDAY: Studio 804′s Modular3 Design

For over 10 years, Studio 804 at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Urban Design has been churning out real projects through their design-build program. Many of these projects endevored

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NYC: How to bring electric vehicles to New York City

NYC: How to bring electric vehicles to New York City

A panel lecture entitled “The Road to Widespread Adoption of Electric Vehicles” will be happening at the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) on February 11th, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The

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