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Ingenious 14 Year-Old Invents Solar-Powered Water Purification System for the Developing World

Ingenious 14 Year-Old Invents Solar-Powered Water Purification System for the Developing World

When most of us were teenagers, we were more worried about an embarrassing outbreak of acne or who to ask to homecoming than the challenges of developing nations. After witnessing children in India

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Studio H Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Build a Shipping Container Classroom at Berkeley’s REALM Charter School

Studio H Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Build a Shipping Container Classroom at Berkeley’s REALM Charter School

Regular readers of Inhabitat are likely to be familiar with Studio H. The high school design/build curriculum, which was founded by friend of Inhabitat Emily Pilloton, creates large-scale community

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Nepalese Teen Invents Cheap Solar Panel Using Human Hair

Nepalese Teen Invents Cheap Solar Panel Using Human Hair

Did you know that melanin, the pigment in hair, is light sensitive and can be used as a conductor? Well, that's what an 18 year old in Nepal recently discovered, and is now using human hair to replace

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Happy Thanksgiving 2012 from Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving 2012 from Inhabitat!

Photo from Shutterstock Happy Thanksgiving Inhabitants! 2012 was filled with many hardships, but it was also marked with milestones in innovation and breakthroughs in thinking that make us truly want

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British 19-Year-Old Takes Incredible Satellite Pictures Using a £30 Camera and a Helium Balloon.

British 19-Year-Old Takes Incredible Satellite Pictures Using a £30 Camera and a Helium Balloon.

It seems that taking amazing pictures of Earth from space is no longer a task solely for NASA and astronauts on board the International Space Station. A 19-year old teenager in the UK has managed to take

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16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel!

16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel!

Plastic waste photo from Shutterstock Egyptian teenagers are on a roll lately - if they're not proposing the next-generation of space propulsion systems, then they're figuring out how to use the

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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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Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants 1,360 Acre Forest

Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants 1,360 Acre Forest

Subtropical forest in India photo from Shutterstock Deforestation and desertification are critical problems in India that have led to barren land, increased soil erosion, decreased agricultural

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NIF Team Fires World’s First 2 Megajoule Ultraviolet Laser in Attempt to Unlock Nuclear Fusion

NIF Team Fires World’s First 2 Megajoule Ultraviolet Laser in Attempt to Unlock Nuclear Fusion

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory just fired up the world's largest laser to shoot a record-breaking 2.03 megajoule beam of light at a tiny

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LEGO Space Shuttle Boldly Goes Where No Toy Has Gone Before

LEGO Space Shuttle Boldly Goes Where No Toy Has Gone Before

What is it with LEGO these days? They seem to be constantly making the headlines. If the company isn't investing in wind farms, then the general public is using their products to make printers or sending

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Glass-Clad Mies van der Rohe Gas Station Converted into a Youth & Senior Activity Center

Glass-Clad Mies van der Rohe Gas Station Converted into a Youth & Senior Activity Center

Mies van der Rohe's gas station on Nun's Island outside of Montreal was part of a grand vision for a much larger development. Originally built in 1966, the gas station was designed to be a prototypical

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Top 6 Sensational Pedal-Powered Designs

Top 6 Sensational Pedal-Powered Designs

The Schweeb The Schweeb is a low-impact take on the monorail that places people in plastic tubes (guided by a rail) that they can cycle to their destination in. As ridiculous as it may look, this idea

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The New GeoSpring is GE’s Most Efficient Hybrid Hot Water Heater

The New GeoSpring is GE’s Most Efficient Hybrid Hot Water Heater

Today GE announced the launch of GeoSpring, its most energy-efficient hybrid-electric hot water heater. They also announced the opening of their new GeoSpring manufacturing facility in Lousiville, KY,

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The World’s Smallest Train is Made from DNA

The World’s Smallest Train is Made from DNA

A recent breakthrough in DNA nanotechnology has brought to life the world's smallest autonomously functioning DNA motor - a teeny tiny train of molecules that has been programmed to navigate a network of

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Top 6 Green Cars To Watch at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Top 6 Green Cars To Watch at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Lexus LF-LC Sports Coupe Concept Many automakers will be bringing a hybrid or electric car to the 2012 Detroit auto show for the first time, but Lexus has been at this hybrid thing for a while, so we

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Teenager Wins Siemens Award for Her Cancer Cell-Killing Nanotech Research

Teenager Wins Siemens Award for Her Cancer Cell-Killing Nanotech Research

Angela Zhang is a real life Doogie Howser - while other high school kids were busy texting and updating their Facebook pages, Zhang has been hard at work doing research to fight cancer. And her

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Teenager Tests Human-Powered Helicopter for Aviation Record Bid

Teenager Tests Human-Powered Helicopter for Aviation Record Bid

Human-powered helicopters have made headlines again and again over the last 12 months, and a team from the University of Maryland even broke the record for longest human-powered flight. However, a 19 year

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How To Prepare Your Bicycle For Safe Riding in Cold Weather

How To Prepare Your Bicycle For Safe Riding in Cold Weather

1. Visibility Front and rear lights are crucial year round, but even more so in winter. The sun is setting earlier in the northern hemisphere, so even if you only use your bike for the commute to work,

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PHOTOS: Unloved Furniture Recycled Into Retro-Chic Designs at London Design Week

PHOTOS: Unloved Furniture Recycled Into Retro-Chic Designs at London Design Week

By stripping the fabric from discarded luminaires, Donna Walker is able to expose the lamp’s original skeleton, revealing the dedicated work that once went into it. By simply swapping lamp bases, bulbs

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Zadar’s Sparkling Solar ‘Sun Salutation’ Installation Lights up the Night With LEDs

Zadar’s Sparkling Solar ‘Sun Salutation’ Installation Lights up the Night With LEDs

The Sun Salutation, designed by Nikola Basic, is a vast circle of solar panels paved into the ground. At night, the panels light up in an array of patterned lights that flash in dancing sequences,

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Embry-Riddle Students Make History With “Eco Eagle” Hybrid Propulsion Aircraft

Embry-Riddle Students Make History With “Eco Eagle” Hybrid Propulsion Aircraft

Students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently demonstrated an aviation first by cruising the sky in a hybrid propulsion aircraft. A team of nearly 200 students spent the last year and a half

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Shining Low-Energy L’Arbrisseau Neighborhood Center Rises in France

Shining Low-Energy L’Arbrisseau Neighborhood Center Rises in France

Multi-faceted for many purposes, the community center provides flexible space for a wide range of ages. The ground floor holds a mother and child center and reception areas, the first floor has a day

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Hollywood to Spread Eco Message With Captain Planet Movie

Hollywood to Spread Eco Message With Captain Planet Movie

“Captain Planet, he’s our hero, gonna take pollution down to zero!” If you are over the age of 30, those lyrics may mean nothing to you – but for a generation of young adults,

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FDA Unveils “Scary” New Anti-Smoking Packaging for Cigarettes

FDA Unveils “Scary” New Anti-Smoking Packaging for Cigarettes

Take your pick: Would you rather buy something with an image of blackened, rotting lungs or a mother blowing smoke on her baby? If you are one of 50 million Americans who smoke, you will soon be faced

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Enjoy a Cup of Solar-Roasted Coffee Hot from the Helios 4

Enjoy a Cup of Solar-Roasted Coffee Hot from the Helios 4

Artisanal and specialty roasted coffee has finally become the norm for Americans- how delicious! With cafes employing their own roasters, it was just a matter of time before some eco-conscious coffee

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Smart Electric Vehicle Transformed Into Sparkling Disco Ball!

Smart Electric Vehicle Transformed Into Sparkling Disco Ball!

Everything that glitters is green - at least that's what we're gathering from this spectacular Smart Electric Drive that has been decked out like a disco ball! The pint-sized EV has been adorned with

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19 Year Old Teenager Makes Homemade Solar Death Ray

19 Year Old Teenager Makes Homemade Solar Death Ray

Concentrated solar power has the potential to generate immense amounts of energy -- but it can also be amazingly destructive. American student Eric Jacqmain has assembled over 5,800 mirrors into his own

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Are Wind-Catching Sails the Future of Skateboarding?

Are Wind-Catching Sails the Future of Skateboarding?

We love innovations that keep people out of their cars and using alternative methods of transportation, so we were intrigued to hear about the Sporting Sail. This $79 kite-like device purportedly lets

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French Engineers Design a Pedal-Powered Submarine

French Engineers Design a Pedal-Powered Submarine

First there was the bicycle, then the pedalo boat, then the pedal-powered aircraft -- and now, thanks to a team of French engineers, the world has the pedal-powered submarine. The mini-sub, nicknamed the

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8 Inspiring Green Kids and Their Eco-Innovations

8 Inspiring Green Kids and Their Eco-Innovations

As kids, most of us spent our days playing hopscotch, toying with action figures, maneuvering Tetris blocks, and wrestling with Donkey Kong. Not these creative tykes, however! These eight amazingly

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