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The Carma Project Makes a New Bike From Old Car Parts

The Carma Project Makes a New Bike From Old Car Parts

Two Lisbon-based entrepreneurs have devised a way to build a new bike from discarded car parts - and they're planning to ride it the same number of miles that the original vehicle drove to compensate for

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NASA Could Use a Solar-Powered Satellite to Capture an Asteroid

NASA Could Use a Solar-Powered Satellite to Capture an Asteroid

Last week, NASA unveiled a $17.7 billion spending plan for 2014 that included proposals to capture a small asteroid and position it near the moon so that astronauts could explore it by 2025. In order to

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New, Cheaper Tesla EV to Hit the Market by 2017, Says Elon Musk

New, Cheaper Tesla EV to Hit the Market by 2017, Says Elon Musk

As the Tesla Model S sedan rockets in popularity and sales, and as the electric automaker begins to turn a profit, Elon Musk just announced that the next Tesla production model will go on sale "hopefully"

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XMS MissileToe: Recycled Christmas Tree Rocket Shoots for the Stars

XMS MissileToe: Recycled Christmas Tree Rocket Shoots for the Stars

We've shared lots of great ways to compost, recycle or reuse your old Christmas tree - but blasting it off into space never crossed our mind. Two DIY’ers have decided to “reuse” their Christmas tree

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Jon Shireman’s Broken Flowers Explode with Intensity

Jon Shireman’s Broken Flowers Explode with Intensity

Beauty is truly fleeting, especially when it is frozen in liquid nitrogen and shattered by a spring-loaded contraption.  New York photographer Jon Shireman immerses flowers for up to 30 minutes in LN2,

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Reflecting Sunlight Into Space Is The Cheapest Way To Prevent Climate Change

Reflecting Sunlight Into Space Is The Cheapest Way To Prevent Climate Change

A few months ago we posted "5 Crazy Ways To Stop Climate Change" - a list of geoengineering concepts put forward to stop the planet from warming. One of the ideas was to essentially "wrap Greenland in a

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US Space & Rocket Centre Employees Build World’s Largest K’NEX Sculpture!

US Space & Rocket Centre Employees Build World’s Largest K’NEX Sculpture!

Traditionally, people visit the US Space and Rocket Center to view the massive Saturn V booster rockets and the Space Shuttle. But there's now a new attraction, and one that has set a Guinness World

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Aaron Cheng’s Parking + Housing Building Is a Parking Garage That Converts to Housing at Night

Aaron Cheng’s Parking + Housing Building Is a Parking Garage That Converts to Housing at Night

Designer Aaron Cheng has come up with an innovative design that solves the twin problems of parking and housing in congested urban areas. Designed for single young professionals, Parking + Housing

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Virgin Galactic Space Tourism Flights To Start Next Year — But What’s The Environmental Cost?

Virgin Galactic Space Tourism Flights To Start Next Year — But What’s The Environmental Cost?

There has been a lot of debate about the merits of space tourism over the last few years. Some see it as a luxury for the super-rich, others an opportunity to go where only a lucky few have gone before --

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New Pee-Powered Plasma Thruster Could Allow Astronauts to Travel Farther Into Deep Space

New Pee-Powered Plasma Thruster Could Allow Astronauts to Travel Farther Into Deep Space

A new type of plasma thruster, currently in development at the Australian National University, could be a game-changer for deep space missions. Researchers at ANU believe that the new plasma thruster

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Egyptian Teenager Creates Next-Generation Quantum Space Propulsion System

Egyptian Teenager Creates Next-Generation Quantum Space Propulsion System

An Egyptain teenager has patented a next-generation propulsion system that could send spacecraft to other solar systems—without using a single drop of fuel. While it is not quite warp-drive technology,

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Rennholz: This Wooden Racer is Unbelievably Powered by an Electric Drill

Rennholz: This Wooden Racer is Unbelievably Powered by an Electric Drill

Believe it or not, this wooden racer is powered by nothing more than an everyday electric drill. Dubbed Rennholz, which translates to "Race Wood," the ride represents the ultimate in e-mobility. Not

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NASA Launches Call for Space Taxis to Fly to International Space Station

NASA Launches Call for Space Taxis to Fly to International Space Station

It takes a lot of energy to launch a spacecraft into orbit - the Space Shuttle, for example, used over one million pounds of solid propellant to power its rocket boosters. As you can imagine, over the

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Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Invests in the World’s Largest Plane

Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Invests in the World’s Largest Plane

Microsoft is one of the biggest companies in the world, and probably has a lot to answer for when it comes to global power consumption and social responsibility. While founder Bill Gates has done his

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Chinese Government Says it Will Control Rainfall to Generate 10 Percent More Precipitation by 2015

Chinese Government Says it Will Control Rainfall to Generate 10 Percent More Precipitation by 2015

China's boom in industry and population has put a strain on its natural resources - not to mention the health of the environment - over the past few decades. In order to alleviate the stress of growing

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125 Jewel-Colored Mini-Greenhouses Spring up in Philadelphia

125 Jewel-Colored Mini-Greenhouses Spring up in Philadelphia

In keeping with the exhibit's overall philosophical theme, Jenny created an environmentally-friendly structure that represents the openness that an "explorer" scientist experiences as well as the closed

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Space Shuttle Program Officially Retired, Millions of Gallons of Fuel to Be Saved

Space Shuttle Program Officially Retired, Millions of Gallons of Fuel to Be Saved

Space Shuttle Atlantis made its final landing today at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida officially marking the end of NASA's 30 year-long space shuttle program that included 5 vessels, 135

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Guerrilla Gardening: Mini Ecosystem Installations On the Streets Of Madrid Take Root

Guerrilla Gardening: Mini Ecosystem Installations On the Streets Of Madrid Take Root

In a symbolic way, Luzinterruptus wanted to protect and preserve the small timid plants that live in the cracks around the city. Their outrage at the lack of usable green space in the city center was

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The UK’s Offshore Turbines Could Run Out of Wind

The UK’s Offshore Turbines Could Run Out of Wind

The changing Atlantic jetstream is slowing down the United Kingdom's wind, raising questions about the efficacy of ambitious offshore wind farm programs. Wind speeds have reduced by 20% since 2008,

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European Space Agency Gives Its Blessing to Hydrogen Powered Skylon Space Plane

European Space Agency Gives Its Blessing to Hydrogen Powered Skylon Space Plane

What if you could launch into space using a conventional runway and a hydrogen-powered engine with no booster rockets? That's the idea behind Reaction Engines' new green Skylon space plane concept. And

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How Space Technology Is Making Glass Production Greener

How Space Technology Is Making Glass Production Greener

Thanks to space travel and the European Space Agency, glass is now being produced more efficiently than ever before. Now you would be forgiven for thinking glass production was already quite green -  you

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Crazy Uno 3 Transforming Electric Scooter Now Available for Pre-Order

Crazy Uno 3 Transforming Electric Scooter Now Available for Pre-Order

BPG Motors just announced that their crazy transforming Uno 3 scooter is now available for pre-order! The high-powered electric di-cycle can be ridden on two or three wheels, and it's compact enough to

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Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Porsche kicked off the Detroit Auto Show with a bang as they unveiled the pulse-pounding 918 RSR, a brand new powerhouse hybrid racer. The smoothly sculpted 767 horsepower

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Space Tourism Could Exacerbate Climate Change

Space Tourism Could Exacerbate Climate Change

Last week saw the opening of the world's first spaceport in New Mexico, and while it may be ushering in a new era of adventure, some scientists believe that space tourism flights could increase changes to

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Lakewood Church Wins 2010 Energy Star Congregation Award

Lakewood Church Wins 2010 Energy Star Congregation Award

Recently the United States Environmental Protection Agency awarded Lakewood Church with the 2010 Energy Star Congregation Award for excellence in energy efficiency for implementing energy management

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The Dragonfly: A Hydrogen-Powered Personal Helicopter

The Dragonfly: A Hydrogen-Powered Personal Helicopter

Hydrogen cars are so last week -- what the world needs more of are hydrogen-powered helicopters! At least that's what Ricardo Cavalcanti of Avimech believes. The brainchild behind the 'Dragonfly',

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NASA Set to Launch Solar NanoSail into Space

NASA Set to Launch Solar NanoSail into Space

This year Inhabitat brought you the Japanese space agency's successful deployment and use of a solar sail to propel its spacecraft Ikaros, and now NASA announced plans this week for its own solar sail

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Stanford Scientists Transform Raw Sewage Into Eco Rocket Fuel

Stanford Scientists Transform Raw Sewage Into Eco Rocket Fuel

Photo by Brian Cantwell Here's a pretty elaborate way to process sewage waste: Stanford researchers propose using anaerobic bacteria to break it down, producing nitrous oxide or laughing gas. Then, use

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Underwater Ocean City for a Future Australia

Underwater Ocean City for a Future Australia

Ocean City by Arup Biomimetics Forty years from now, Australia, as well as the rest of the world, could look dramatically different -- possibly even underwater, like this 'Ocean City' concept by Arup

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ROCK ET ROLL: Eco Champagne Bottle Rocket for New Year’s Eve!

ROCK ET ROLL: Eco Champagne Bottle Rocket for New Year’s Eve!

Looking for a way to give your New Year's Eve bottle-poppin' festivities a bit of fun eco flair? Check out Zo Loft's awesome little Rock-et-Roll champagne bottle rockets! These spaceworthy eco-crafts are

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