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General Motors Repurposes Expired Chevy Volt Batteries to Power Homes

General Motors Repurposes Expired Chevy Volt Batteries to Power Homes

As more and more electric and hybrid cars are sold, there is a growing concern about what to do with the batteries that power these vehicles once they reach their expiration date. General Motors and ABB

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Toyota Recalls 2.77 Million Vehicles Worldwide for Water Pump, Steering Wheel Defects

Toyota Recalls 2.77 Million Vehicles Worldwide for Water Pump, Steering Wheel Defects

Toyota has announced the recall of 2.77 million vehicles worldwide, which includes the recall of 670,000 Prius models in the U.S. Toyota's latest recall will fix a possible water pump problem and steering

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Top 8 Green Gadgets Worthy of James Bond

Top 8 Green Gadgets Worthy of James Bond

SOLAR-POWERED SPY SATELLITE James Bond is a lot of things: a womanizer, a troubled soul, licensed to kill. But first and foremost, 007 is a spy, and spies are always looking for new ways to monitor their

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Audi Scraps Plans to Sell its R8 E-tron Electric Car

Audi Scraps Plans to Sell its R8 E-tron Electric Car

Bad news, luxury car fans - Wired just confirmed Audi has scrapped its plans to sell the all-electric R8 e-tron coupe. Sources at the company cited shortcomings in battery technology and differing

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Archway Studios is a Slender Live-Workspace Built Around a 19th Century Rail Viaduct in London

Archway Studios is a Slender Live-Workspace Built Around a 19th Century Rail Viaduct in London

Located in Southward, Archway Studios stands on a former brownfield site that was left to sour, and that kind of regeneration is an important part of Undercurrent's professional ethos. Keen to make do

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Cyberdyne Creates Mind-Controlled Robot Exoskeleton to Protect Fukushima Workers from Nuclear Radiation

Cyberdyne Creates Mind-Controlled Robot Exoskeleton to Protect Fukushima Workers from Nuclear Radiation

This week Cyberdyne unveiled a robotic exoskeleton called HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) that allows its wearer to carry superhuman loads while shielding them from radiation. With the Fukushima nuclear

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Bruce Munro Creates 100 Giant Shining Waterlilies from 65,000 CDs

Bruce Munro Creates 100 Giant Shining Waterlilies from 65,000 CDs

Now that CDs have gone the way of the 8-track tape, what is there to do with all that useless metal and plastic? UK Artist Bruce Munro took 65,000 defunct discs and turned them into 100 shining

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Cedar-Clad, Green-Roofed Villa Topoject Emerges from the Hills Near Seoul, Korea

Cedar-Clad, Green-Roofed Villa Topoject Emerges from the Hills Near Seoul, Korea

The house is clad in black-stained cedar panels that, with cedar’s earthly quality, visually merge with the ground and contribute to the warmth of the place. The protruding balcony floats above a decked

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‘Memorabilia’ Showcases Unique Eco-Designs within a Gorgeous Medieval Monastery at Liege’s Reciprocity Biennale

‘Memorabilia’ Showcases Unique Eco-Designs within a Gorgeous Medieval Monastery at Liege’s Reciprocity Biennale

Memorabili's scenographers and local eco-designers Kaspar Hamacher and Matylda Krzykowski exhibited ¨Display Case¨, a set of 12 solid oak containers made from fallen trees. The storage system can

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2013 Scion iQ Commuter EV to be Offered in the U.S. Through Car-Sharing Programs

2013 Scion iQ Commuter EV to be Offered in the U.S. Through Car-Sharing Programs

Although Toyota changed its production plans for the small iQ electric vehicle, the Japanese automaker has announced that the iQ EV will be offered in the U.S. under the Scion brand. Rather than selling

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Society of Automotive Engineers Approves New Chargers That Will Recharge EVs in Minutes

Society of Automotive Engineers Approves New Chargers That Will Recharge EVs in Minutes

The days of waiting hours to recharge your electric vehicle may soon be behind you. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)—an international body which sets technical standards in the industry—has

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Top 6 Green Gadgets for Fall Camping

Top 6 Green Gadgets for Fall Camping

Go Pop Up Tent Camper Trailer SylvanSport was shooting for versatility when they thought up the Go Pop Up Tent Camper Trailer. This amazing piece of compact engineering functions as a trailer to pack up

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Fruit Salad Trees Bear 6 Different Kinds of Fruit on One Plant!

Fruit Salad Trees Bear 6 Different Kinds of Fruit on One Plant!

They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but did you know a salad can? Over the past 20 years farmers James and Kerry West have developed what they called Fruit Salad Trees - one potted plant that can

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German Scientists Double the Efficiency of Black Silicon Solar Cells

German Scientists Double the Efficiency of Black Silicon Solar Cells

Photo via Shutterstock The future of solar power is about to get a little brighter with new developments in black silicon, a material that can absorb almost the entire spectrum of light - including

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Ecotricity’s Nemesis Supercar Breaks UK Land Speed Record for Electric Vehicles at 151 MPH!

Ecotricity’s Nemesis Supercar Breaks UK Land Speed Record for Electric Vehicles at 151 MPH!

Who said battery-powered cars had to be boring? The "Nemesis", a modified Lotus Exige, just broke the UK speed record for electric vehicles this morning! Engineered by renewable energy company Ecotricity,

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California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill Legalizing Self-Driving Cars

California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill Legalizing Self-Driving Cars

California Governor Jerry Brown just signed a new bill that allows autonomous cars on the state's roads. Bill SB1298 was originally drafted by Democrat Senator Alex Padilla to help establish safety

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks with Revenge of the Electric Car’s Director Chris Paine

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks with Revenge of the Electric Car’s Director Chris Paine

The first film, Who Killed the Electric Car?, seemed to place blame squarely on the shoulders of GM for rounding up and crushing its first electric production car, the EV1. But then, almost a decade

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Top Eight Innovative Green Cars Debuting at Next Week’s 2012 Paris Motor Show

Top Eight Innovative Green Cars Debuting at Next Week’s 2012 Paris Motor Show

Lexus LF-CC Concept The Lexus LF-CC concept previews the next-generation Lexus IS and a new hybrid powertrain that will eventually be offered in the Lexus lineup. The LF-CC concept takes the design of

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Toyota Cancels Productions Plans for the Electric iQ Minicar

Toyota Cancels Productions Plans for the Electric iQ Minicar

Toyota just unveiled its brand new 2013 iQ EV minicar while simultaneously announcing that it will drop its initial production plans for the tiny electric vehicle. Toyota decided to nix its widespread

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Morocco Plans to Produce 14% of its Energy From Solar Power by 2020

Morocco Plans to Produce 14% of its Energy From Solar Power by 2020

Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa are embracing solar power to take advantage of the copious amount of sunlight they receive. Recently the Moroccan Agency For Solar Energy (MASEN)

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Harvard Team Creates Extremely Stretchy Gel To Replace Damaged Cartilage In Joints

Harvard Team Creates Extremely Stretchy Gel To Replace Damaged Cartilage In Joints

A team from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have managed to create an extremely tough gel that is capable of being stretched to 21 times its length. It is hoped that the gel,

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Hulger Introduces the Baby Plumen, a Tiny CFL Bulb That’s Big on Style

Hulger Introduces the Baby Plumen, a Tiny CFL Bulb That’s Big on Style

For fans of the original Plumen, Hulger has introduced Baby Plumen, a bite-size version of the award-winning bulb design. Created following the design of the original Plumen 001 bulb, the Baby Plumen

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Fisker Automotive Sets Two World Records for EV Charging in the Netherlands

Fisker Automotive Sets Two World Records for EV Charging in the Netherlands

Fisker Automotive's Karma EV just set two new world records at a recent event at the Floriade Horticultural World Expo in Venlo, Netherlands. Fisker now holds the the world record for the highest number

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Preparing Your Home for Green Certification

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Preparing Your Home for Green Certification

Our Green Guide to Prefab series has explored a number of considerations that need to be made when planning for a prefab home, from siting to personal style to financing and loans. But how do you

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Pope Benedict XVI Receives Exclusive All-Electric Popemobile From Renault

Pope Benedict XVI Receives Exclusive All-Electric Popemobile From Renault

Pope Benedict XVI has been dubbed “the green pope” for implementing solar power at the Vatican and making it the "greenest state in the world", supporting environment causes and riding in the first

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Vanderbilt University Students Create Green Spinach Solar Cells

Vanderbilt University Students Create Green Spinach Solar Cells

Everyone knows that Popeye got his strength from spinach, but a team of researchers at Vanderbilt University believe we harness certain properties from spinach in order to generate electricity. The team

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UTREM LUX Is a Series of Stunning Glass Lamps Made from Recycled Bottles

UTREM LUX Is a Series of Stunning Glass Lamps Made from Recycled Bottles

DeGross Design & Innovation's UTREM LUX is a series of lamps made from reused glass bottles that had been discarded in their studio. Each one of the designs in the series is made individually by

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Georgia Tech’s Self-Charging Piezoelectric Power Cell Can Harvest 5X More Energy From Footsteps

Georgia Tech’s Self-Charging Piezoelectric Power Cell Can Harvest 5X More Energy From Footsteps

A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a self-charging power cell that is able to directly convert mechanical energy into chemical energy. The cell then stores the

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The World’s Largest Bus is 98-Foot Colossus that Can Carry 256 People

The World’s Largest Bus is 98-Foot Colossus that Can Carry 256 People

At nearly 100 feet long and capable of carrying 256 passengers, the Dresden Autotram Extra Grand bus is a behemoth of mass transportation. Consisting of of three accordion-linked cabins, the bus is the

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