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Siemens Develops More Efficient Wind Turbine Blades Based on Dinosaurs!

Siemens Develops More Efficient Wind Turbine Blades Based on Dinosaurs!

In the past we've seen biomimetic wind turbines inspired by whale fins and species of trees, however now designers are looking to extinct animal species to create next-generation turbines. Engineering

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Nemesis Electric Car Gears Up to Attempt UK Land Speed Record

Nemesis Electric Car Gears Up to Attempt UK Land Speed Record

The Nemesis is the UK´s first electric super car - and it's currently gearing up to break the UK´s electric car land speed record! The brainchild of Ecotricity founder Dale Vince, the Nemesis is powered

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Lobster-Inspired GasPod Airfoils Could Give Cars a Fuel Efficiency Boost

Lobster-Inspired GasPod Airfoils Could Give Cars a Fuel Efficiency Boost

Bob Evans, an industrial designer and master RF mold maker has designed these unique GasPod airfoils to help drivers make their cars more aerodynamic, and thereby more fuel efficient. Reportedly inspired

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Absalon’s Cellule Dwellings Provide All the Essentials of Living in Just 26 Square Feet

Absalon’s Cellule Dwellings Provide All the Essentials of Living in Just 26 Square Feet

Named for the smallest unit of life, the artist designed the efficient living structures after spending time living minimally in a hut on a beach. Each of his Cellules are sleek and white, with

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13-Year-Old Boy Becomes The Fastest Kid In The World At Human Powered Vehicle Championships!

13-Year-Old Boy Becomes The Fastest Kid In The World At Human Powered Vehicle Championships!

A 13-year-old boy from the UK has become the fastest kid in the world by winning the Human Powered Vehicle World Championship's Junior class. Tim Parker, who is from Stithians and attends Penair School in

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Tiny Aerogel Boat Runs for an Hour on Just a Drop of Ethanol!

Tiny Aerogel Boat Runs for an Hour on Just a Drop of Ethanol!

A scientist from Aalto University in Finland has created a tiny aerogel boat that is able to run for over an hour when powered by a single drop of ethanol. Robin Ras' creation builds upon the principle

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Infiniti Unveils LE Concept Electric Sedan, With World’s First Home Wireless Charging System

Infiniti Unveils LE Concept Electric Sedan, With World’s First Home Wireless Charging System

Infiniti just unveiled its new Infiniti LE electric sedan concept at the 2012 New York Auto Show, and Inhabitat was on the scene to get the scoop on this gorgeous new electric vehicle. The Infiniti LE

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Mitsubishi Shows Off Its Bubbly i-MiEV Sport Air Concept at the New York Auto Show

Mitsubishi Shows Off Its Bubbly i-MiEV Sport Air Concept at the New York Auto Show

The small, 2,161 lb. sporty car features a more powerful all-electric drive train than that of the production-based vehicle giving it a max output of 80 horsepower and a torque of 170 lb-ft. Its very low

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Vehicle Debuts at the New York Auto Show

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Vehicle Debuts at the New York Auto Show

The Lincoln brand has been without an independent design studio, relying on Ford to design their vehicles up until this new MKZ. It's the first step towards relaunching Lincoln and its new styling

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Toyota to Unveil FT-Bh Super Mini Hybrid Concept at Geneva Motor Show

Toyota to Unveil FT-Bh Super Mini Hybrid Concept at Geneva Motor Show

Toyota is set to unveil a new super mini hybrid concept, the FT-Bh, at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on March 6th. According to Toyota, the new hybrid concept has about the same interior room as the Toyota

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The Crossbow: An Extreme All-Weather Electric Motorbike

The Crossbow: An Extreme All-Weather Electric Motorbike

The Crossbow is an extreme all-weather electric motorbike with a protective windshield that extends overhead. Unlike most two-wheeled motorbikes, the Crossbow features a canopy cover that shields the

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Tesla Unveils the Model X: The World’s First All-Electric Crossover Luxury car

Tesla Unveils the Model X: The World’s First All-Electric Crossover Luxury car

The auto world is buzzing today about Tesla's highly-anticipated Model X family-sized vehicle, which was unveiled just last night. Built for parents with a need for speed, this car breaks the mold for

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London Designer Creates a Super Futuristic Solar-Powered Concept Car

London Designer Creates a Super Futuristic Solar-Powered Concept Car

London designer Omer Sagiv created this solar-powered concept car that looks like it’s straight out of the latest sci-fi movie. The concept car is referred to as the SPV (Solar Power Vehicle)

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The Boulder EV is the First Electric Commercial Truck Capable of Reaching 70mph

The Boulder EV is the First Electric Commercial Truck Capable of Reaching 70mph

Boulder Electric Vehicle just sold the first commercial electric truck capable of hitting 70 mph to Precision Plumbing and Electric. The company's new fleet will use only one half-kilowatt hour per mile

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High Flying F-Light Lamps Made From Recycled Airbus A300 Jets

High Flying F-Light Lamps Made From Recycled Airbus A300 Jets

We’ve seen old airplanes recycled into hotels, homes, and restaurants, but Paul Coudamy is taking things piece by piece with his incredible F-light. The designer has transformed the walls of an old

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Toyota’s Hybrid TS030 Supercar to Debut at Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Toyota’s Hybrid TS030 Supercar to Debut at Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Toyota just made a splash in the high-performance auto world as it unveiled its brand new hybrid TS030 - the gasoline-electric super car they'll be driving in 2012's 24 hour Le Mans Race. The Toyota team

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SOM Unveils Soaring Daylit Tower for China’s Greenland Group Suzhou Center

SOM Unveils Soaring Daylit Tower for China’s Greenland Group Suzhou Center

Design Director Ross Wimer commented upon SOM's winning Greenland Group Suzhou Center tower, stating: “This design is the result of a serious interdisciplinary collaboration in our Chicago office. Like

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Honda P-NUT Featured at Detroit Auto Show as One of Best Designs for a Sustainable Urban Future

Honda P-NUT Featured at Detroit Auto Show as One of Best Designs for a Sustainable Urban Future

The car's interior layout marks a distinct turn from traditional models. Featuring a center driving position flanked by two rear seats, it can seat three people. The design allows for ample legroom, close

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LIVE PHOTOS: Lexus Unveils HOT New LF-LC Luxury Hybrid Coupe at Detroit Auto Show!

LIVE PHOTOS: Lexus Unveils HOT New LF-LC Luxury Hybrid Coupe at Detroit Auto Show!

With its aerodynamic body and hourglass grill, the Lexus LF-LC Sports Coupe Concept Car is one of the most futuristic and innovative hybrid vehicles we've ever seen from the luxury auto maker, and wait

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PICS: Volkswagen Debuts Its 2013 Hybrid Jetta at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

PICS: Volkswagen Debuts Its 2013 Hybrid Jetta at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen really stepped up their green game at the 2012 NAIAS as this new Jetta makes them one of the very few automakers that offers both clean-diesel and hybrid versions of the same vehicle. The car

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Drives The Futuristic Three-Door Hyundai Veloster Coupe

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Drives The Futuristic Three-Door Hyundai Veloster Coupe

The Hyundai Veloster is a standard gas engine car, but because of its compact size, aerodynamic shape, and state-of-the-art engine, it manages to pull out 32+ combined mpg with normal driving. With

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China Transforms Soviet Warship Into World’s First Luxury Aircraft Carrier Hotel

China Transforms Soviet Warship Into World’s First Luxury Aircraft Carrier Hotel

What do you look for when choosing a luxury hotel - a gym? A swimming pool? How about the ability to launch over 30 aircraft at an enemy country? If you said yes to all of the above, then China's latest

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Porsche Announces Plans to Develop a Third Generation 911 GT3 R Hybrid

Porsche Announces Plans to Develop a Third Generation 911 GT3 R Hybrid

Porsche just announced plans to develop a third generation version of its hot flywheel-propelled Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. The company says that the third generation of the über fast auto will further

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Zoleco Unveils Futuristic 151 MPG Hypermiling Eco Exotic Sports Car

Zoleco Unveils Futuristic 151 MPG Hypermiling Eco Exotic Sports Car

Zoleco's goal is to use the least amount of energy while achieving the best possible performance. The Eco Exotic Sports Car's aggressive curves make it look a bit like a retro spaceship, however this

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Student-Built 155 MPH Biofuel Truck Breaks World Land Speed Record!

Student-Built 155 MPH Biofuel Truck Breaks World Land Speed Record!

Boise University’s Greenspeed pick-up truck has just broken the world's biofuel land speed record -- all while running solely on vegetable oil! The green powerhouse reached a whopping 155 miles per

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Detroit 3 Automakers Partner with U-M Solar Car Team to Create Cars of the Future

Detroit 3 Automakers Partner with U-M Solar Car Team to Create Cars of the Future

If you don't live near Detroit, you may have missed a remarkable change. While in the past the Detroit 3 automakers--General Motors, Ford and Chrysler--didn't take input from outsiders (even while their

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175 MPH Student-Designed Electric Car Shatters Land Speed Record!

175 MPH Student-Designed Electric Car Shatters Land Speed Record!

The engineering students of Brigham Young University recently set a new speed record with their self-built electric car. Racing on the Salt Flats of Utah, the student-built car reached a high speed of 175

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The KTM E3W Electric Concept Features Lamborghini-Style Scissor Doors for Tight Urban Spaces

The KTM E3W Electric Concept Features Lamborghini-Style Scissor Doors for Tight Urban Spaces

We recently saw a new crop of open-wheeled concept cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show that boasted electric motors and futuristic good looks. Here's another take on that idea, the KTM E3W, recently released

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Peugeot Citroen Reveals Its Futuristic VELV Concept Car

Peugeot Citroen Reveals Its Futuristic VELV Concept Car

PSA Peugeot Citroen has just revealed its futuristic new VELV electric concept car at the ADEME innovation forum. This tiny car with a narrow rear track is envisioned as being created only for rental or

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