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Researchers Developing Cyborg Insects that Draw Energy From Their Own Wings

Researchers Developing Cyborg Insects that Draw Energy From Their Own Wings

Researchers at the University of Michigan are currently working on a line of cyborg insects that would use the energy generated from their own wing motion to power sensors installed in tiny insect

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Infiniti Releases Teaser Shots of Its Upcoming Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car Concept

Infiniti Releases Teaser Shots of Its Upcoming Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car Concept

Infiniti has just released photos of its upcoming plug-in hybrid sports car concept, to be released in March 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show. The company is promising a “highly advanced,

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Happy Thanksgiving 2011 from Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving 2011 from Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving! Can you believe that another Thanksgiving is here at last? As we pause to reflect upon the past year in green design it's clear that we have a lot to be thankful for - we've seen

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UNStudio Unveils Transparent Kutaisi Airport for Georgia

UNStudio Unveils Transparent Kutaisi Airport for Georgia

Georgia is a rapidly developing country that is experiencing an influx of tourists, but their existing airport infrastructure is severely lacking. Construction of the new airport, which is set to begin

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The 6 Sexiest Green Cars at the 2011 L.A. Auto Show

The 6 Sexiest Green Cars at the 2011 L.A. Auto Show

Jaguar C-X16 Few cars -- let alone hybrids -- can match the sex appeal of Jaguar's C-X16 concept car. The sporty hybrid made its North American debut at the LA Auto Show, and it features a 375

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New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

A new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows that hybrids cause 25% fewer injuries in crashes than their internal combustion engine counterparts. Traditionally, drivers have had to

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PHOTOS: Jaguar’s Sporty C-X16 Hybrid Concept at the LA Auto Show

PHOTOS: Jaguar’s Sporty C-X16 Hybrid Concept at the LA Auto Show

The C-X16 Hybrid made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, where it dazzled car lovers with its supercharged 375-horsepower,  V-6 engine, and this is its first visit to North America. With

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Audi’s Hybrid Diesel E-Tron Spyder Concept at the LA Auto Show

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Audi’s Hybrid Diesel E-Tron Spyder Concept at the LA Auto Show

Sadly, this concept probably won't ever make it to market, though it is rumored that a car that looks like this may join the Audi lineup with a conventional internal combustion engine sometime soon. The

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Honda Civic Natural Gas Named 2012 Green Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show!

Honda Civic Natural Gas Named 2012 Green Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show!

There haven't been too many surprises at the LA Auto Show this year, but Green Car Journal served up a shocker first thing this morning by naming the Honda Civic Natural Gas its 2012 Green Car of the

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European Testing Ranks the Fisker Karma at 112 mpg!

European Testing Ranks the Fisker Karma at 112 mpg!

As we are not conspiracy theorists, we think it must have to do with how the vehicles are being driven and what is considered normal conditions for testing. The Fisker Karma is a series plug-in hybrid,

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Envision Solar Creates a Tracking Solar Tree for General Motors

Envision Solar Creates a Tracking Solar Tree for General Motors

General Motors has long been pursuing a more environmentally friendly business model, producing electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt in landfill-free facilities. However, they can now add solar

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Energy Harvesting Eco-leaf Shade Doubles as a Light Source at Night

Energy Harvesting Eco-leaf Shade Doubles as a Light Source at Night

The Eco-leaf is a solar shade concept that will lower your carbon footprint and brighten your living room. Eco-leaf's unique energy harvesting design integrates proven-technologies like solar, E ink, and

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Ford Announces That Its Evos Plug-in Hybrid Will Make Its U.S. Debut in January

Ford Announces That Its Evos Plug-in Hybrid Will Make Its U.S. Debut in January

The focus of the EVOS is actually on technology more than its eco-friendly credentials. The car allegedly adjusts its driving style based on driver profile, map, and weather data pulled from the cloud. It

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Toyota to Unveil Hydrogen Powered FCV-R Concept at Tokyo Auto Show

Toyota to Unveil Hydrogen Powered FCV-R Concept at Tokyo Auto Show

Toyota is about to showcase a new low-emissions vehicle at the Tokyo Auto Show that could be the next big jump forward for them. But this new car is no Prius mini van - it's way cooler. Called the

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Tiny Prius Model C to Debut at Tokyo Motor Show

Tiny Prius Model C to Debut at Tokyo Motor Show

Hard to believe the Toyota Prius is 15 years old as a brand. After only a few tweaks in design over the years, Toyota is finally letting loose some new form factors of the proven technology. They just

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Yuhan Zhang’s Geely Aeolus Hybrid Concept Car Envisions a Sportier Urban Future

Yuhan Zhang’s Geely Aeolus Hybrid Concept Car Envisions a Sportier Urban Future

A small pneumatic hybrid like the Aeolus would likely be best received in India or China, where an unusual but inexpensive propulsion system and a small car body could be very popular. Details like the

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Cogenra to Install Solar Array on Facebook’s 10,000 Square Foot Fitness Center

Cogenra to Install Solar Array on Facebook’s 10,000 Square Foot Fitness Center

Facebook recently announced its plans to install a solar array on its 10,000 square foot fitness center. The system will be designed and implemented by Cogenra Solar and will use the sun’s energy to

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PHOTOS: BMW Unveils i3 Electric Car and i8 Hybrid Electric Vehicle on US Soil for the First Time!

PHOTOS: BMW Unveils i3 Electric Car and i8 Hybrid Electric Vehicle on US Soil for the First Time!

The BMW i3 concept is the company's first electric vehicle designed from the ground up for mass production, and the auto maker has come out swinging with an innovative EV that looks set to take the luxury

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Nine Dragons Housing Complex is a Green-Roofed Residential Maze in China

Nine Dragons Housing Complex is a Green-Roofed Residential Maze in China

To design the mixed-use complex, YKH_lab began with a 'mat-hybrid' layout to differentiate between public courtyards and private spaces, and to infuse daylighting into all the buildings. The project is a

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Regina, Q, and Swift: Suzuki Will Bring Entirely New Lineup of EVs to the Tokyo Motor Show

Regina, Q, and Swift: Suzuki Will Bring Entirely New Lineup of EVs to the Tokyo Motor Show

Keep an eye out for the rest of the alternative fuel line from Suzuki, including quite a few options on two wheels. We will be watching all the green goings on in Tokyo in early December when the show

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Norway’s Inspiria Science Center Promotes Clean Energy, the Environment, and Health

Norway’s Inspiria Science Center Promotes Clean Energy, the Environment, and Health

The 6,500 square meter center is composed of three wings that radiate out from a central double-height atrium. Designed with school children, families, and tourists in mind, the center inspires and

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World’s First Exhibit on Container Architecture Curated by Jure Kotnik Lands in Seattle

World’s First Exhibit on Container Architecture Curated by Jure Kotnik Lands in Seattle

Jure Kotnik, an architect based out of Slovenia, is most well known for his recent book called Container Architecture as well as a number of completed cargotecture projects. The traveling architecture

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El Al Airlines to Launch Hybrid-Electric Boeing 737 Airplanes

El Al Airlines to Launch Hybrid-Electric Boeing 737 Airplanes

Israel's El Al Airlines is planning to outfit 20 of their Boeing 737 airplanes with electric drive units from WheelTug that will provide power for the planes to taxi while on the ground. Though these

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American and Alaska Airlines Complete World’s First Commercial Biofuel Flights

American and Alaska Airlines Complete World’s First Commercial Biofuel Flights

Yesterday, American Airlines completed the world's first commercial biofuel flight by traveling from Houston to Chicago powered by a mix of 40% Solazyme algae biofuels and 60% traditional jet fuels.

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Solar-Powered Italian Home Uses Light Wells to Illuminate Its Interiors

Solar-Powered Italian Home Uses Light Wells to Illuminate Its Interiors

The generous family home is organized around a central courtyard, and the different volumes are staggered. The ground floor houses the entrance area, a work room, and a living space oriented towards the

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Zips Around Town in the Manual Transmission Honda CRZ Sport Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Zips Around Town in the Manual Transmission Honda CRZ Sport Hybrid

How sporty is Sport mode, really? We're so glad you asked. It's surprisingly powerful, actually--even coltish. The CRZ feels a bit restrained in ECON mode, though not nearly as much as in other Honda

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BIG to Transform Swiss Transitlager Warehouse Into a Hip Urban Development

BIG to Transform Swiss Transitlager Warehouse Into a Hip Urban Development

BIG was one of several invited firms to propose concepts for the transformation of the warehouse and their winning proposal goes beyond merely renovating the old structure. BIG's Transitlager scheme

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SolarShip’s Solar Cargo Helium Plane Is a Futuristic Airship That Actually Exists

SolarShip’s Solar Cargo Helium Plane Is a Futuristic Airship That Actually Exists

People have talked about building futuristic airships for zero emissions cargo shipping for a long time, but most of these green blimps remain on the drawing board. One company, SolarShip, has taken the

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