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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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Veggies in Space!: NASA To Test Mini Greenhouses Aboard Rockets

Veggies in Space!: NASA To Test Mini Greenhouses Aboard Rockets

One of the biggest misconceptions about space travel is that if we send people to Mars, they will have to survive on liquid meals the entire time. But then again packing 18 months worth of food for a

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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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Hydrogen Peroxide Powered Drag Racers Take Off!

Hydrogen Peroxide Powered Drag Racers Take Off!

Hydrogen peroxide is best known for its properties as a hair dye and disinfectant, but it might just power the next generation of drag racers as well. Unlike expensive hydrogen fuel cell and

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The Cosmic Muffin: A Boat Recycled From Howard Hughes’ Plane

The Cosmic Muffin: A Boat Recycled From Howard Hughes’ Plane

At Inhabitat we've brought you some terrific examples of recycled aircraft here, here, here and here. But Dave Drimmer's Cosmic Muffin, the iconic 'plane-boat' made from Howard Hughes' prized Boeing

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