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Detroit’s New Energy Efficient Airport is First to be Built Post 9/11

Detroit’s New Energy Efficient Airport is First to be Built Post 9/11

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is the twelfth busiest airport in the US. The new North Terminal replaces the Smith and Berry terminals and sits on the site of the former Davey Terminal,

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Tesla Unveils Model S “Alpha Build” Prototype at Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Unveils Model S “Alpha Build” Prototype at Detroit Auto Show

Tesla's exploded Model S Alpha Build Prototype is an incredible display that piqued the curiosity of many Detroit Auto Show attendees. The prototype is the exact model that engineers are using in the

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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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Mercedes-Benz unveils SLS AMG E-Cell Electric Sports Car at the Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz unveils SLS AMG E-Cell Electric Sports Car at the Detroit Auto Show

Today at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz made the public unveil of their new electric sports car, the SLS AMG E-Cell prototype! The new supercar features four electric motors, and has a killer

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Detroit 2011: Inizio Electric Supercar Now Available for Pre-Order!

Detroit 2011: Inizio Electric Supercar Now Available for Pre-Order!

This week we've brought you the hottest new electric vehicles from the Detroit Auto Show, but one beauty that really caught our eye is Li-Ion Motors' Inizio electric supercar. One of the world's first

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GM Shows Off Their EN-V Car of the Future at the Detroit Auto Show

GM Shows Off Their EN-V Car of the Future at the Detroit Auto Show

GM’s EN-V concept cars are the future of urban mobility! The small, light vehicle comes in three different pod-like designs that function like a Segway-Smart car mash up.

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Venturi Unveils America Concept EV at the Detroit Auto Show

Venturi Unveils America Concept EV at the Detroit Auto Show

We've seen some really awesome sustainable sports cars unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this week, and yesterday, the French EV specialists, Venturi, added to the list with the introduction of the

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Ford Unveils C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid at Detroit Auto Show

Ford Unveils C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid at Detroit Auto Show

Today, Ford announced the addition of two more electric vehicles, both eco-versions of the company's C-MAX, a five-passenger wagon: the C-MAX Energi, which will be a plug-in hybrid similar to the Chevy

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Hyundai Reveals 40mpg Veloster at Detroit Auto Show

Hyundai Reveals 40mpg Veloster at Detroit Auto Show

Yesterday at the Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled its all-new Veloster, a sporty, energy-efficient gasoline car that boasts 40mpg and low hydrocarbon emissions.

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Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Porsche's new hybrid supercar takes design cues from classic racers like the 908 and the 917, fusing these classic profiles with cutting-edge hybrid technology. The vehicle's carbon fiber-reinforced

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Volkswagen’s Golf blue-e-motion on Display at Detroit Auto Show 2011

Volkswagen’s Golf blue-e-motion on Display at Detroit Auto Show 2011

Set for release by 2014, VW will equip the Golf blue-e-motion with an instrument panel, featuring a kW gauge replacing the traditional tachometer, that will engage the driver in keeping the kilowatt

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Toyota Unveils New Family of Prius Vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show!

Toyota Unveils New Family of Prius Vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show!

Just minutes ago, Toyota unveiled their new family of Prius vehicles at this year's Detroit Auto Show. Once the gold standard for energy-efficient cars, the company has faced rapidly

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Volvo To Reveal Crash Tested EV at Detroit Auto Show

Volvo To Reveal Crash Tested EV at Detroit Auto Show

Back in November, Volvo announced that comprehensive safety tests, including crash tests, were underway on the company's electric cars. Volvo told Inhabitat that they will unveil a crash-tested C30

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Coat Transforms Into a Sleeping Bag Warms Homeless in Detroit

Coat Transforms Into a Sleeping Bag Warms Homeless in Detroit

Detroit was one of the US cities hit hardest by the recession, and this winter it finds itself with 18,000 individuals without a home - a quarter of whom are children. To help these individuals achieve

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China’s BYD Auto to Debut 2 PlugIn EVs at the Detroit Auto Show

China’s BYD Auto to Debut 2 PlugIn EVs at the Detroit Auto Show

Environmentally friendly automobiles are popping up all over the place these days and BYD Auto of China is set to throw two more models into the mix at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. At the show --

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GM Ships First Wave of Chevy Volts from the Detroit Factory!

GM Ships First Wave of Chevy Volts from the Detroit Factory!

Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for Chevrolet Hot on the tails of the first Nissan Leafs to be shipped to dealerships, Chevy announced yesterday that the first load of Volts is en route to customers throughout

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Turning Downtrodden Detroit Into a Farm Town Could Revitalize It

Turning Downtrodden Detroit Into a Farm Town Could Revitalize It

Detroit was one of the places hit hardest by the economic crisis, and as such it's dotted with an abundance of empty lots sitting completely unused. The fallow spaces have become a constant reminder to a

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Detroit Mayor Proposes Restructuring Landscape, Gets Light Rail Funded

Detroit Mayor Proposes Restructuring Landscape, Gets Light Rail Funded

The downturn in the economy only added to what was already a desperate situation in Detroit, Michigan. Over at the Architect's Newspaper we spotted this great idea to bring the bustling atmosphere of

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Top 5 Eco Vehicles From the Detroit Auto Show

Top 5 Eco Vehicles From the Detroit Auto Show

The Detroit Auto Show kicked off this week with a slew of fantastic electric and hybrid vehicles ranging from the purely conceptual to the near production-ready. Electric vehicles were so prominently

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Detroit Electric is Back!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Detroit Electric is Back!

Step right in ladies and gentlemen, and gaze at the marvels of modern technology! Allow us to show you the most amazing car of the century: The magnificent Detroit Electric, the car of summer luxury! This

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Sunken Pedestrian Bridge in the Netherlands Parts Moat Waters Like Moses!

Sunken Pedestrian Bridge in the Netherlands Parts Moat Waters Like Moses!

A series of moats and fortresses were built over the West Brabant Water Line region of the Netherlands during the 17th century in order to provide protection from invasion by France and Spain. Fort de

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Scientists Warn That an “Insurmountable” Water Crisis Will Grip the Planet by 2040

Scientists Warn That an “Insurmountable” Water Crisis Will Grip the Planet by 2040

A new report warns that in less than three decades, the United States (and the rest of the world) could face a full-blown water crisis if we don't change the way we generate power. As the population

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Keep Your Drinking Water Safe—A History of Water Quality

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Keep Your Drinking Water Safe—A History of Water Quality

Our bodies are comprised of about 60 percent water, and to stay healthy, we need to drink 8-10 glasses of it a day—even more than that in summertime. But how safe is our drinking water? From lead paint

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ICD and ITKE’s Robotically Woven Pavilion Mimics the Structural Performance of Beetle Shells

ICD and ITKE’s Robotically Woven Pavilion Mimics the Structural Performance of Beetle Shells

Another of the Institutes’ bionic research pavilions, the structure investigates the structural performance of protective shells of beetles. These have proven to be a suitable role model for highly

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Which U.S. Cities Have the Best Quality of Life?

Which U.S. Cities Have the Best Quality of Life?

Nonprofit initiative Data Driven Detroit (D3) recently released its latest One D Scorecard. The addictively interactive online scorecard charts and compares various indicators of quality of life in 54

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Tesla Has Tweaked the Model X to Make it Look Better and Appeal to Women

Tesla Has Tweaked the Model X to Make it Look Better and Appeal to Women

This week Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke to a group of investors during its annual shareholder meeting, where he gave an update on everything from the Model X crossover to a replacement for the roadster, which

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Modulorbeat Builds One Man Sauna on an Abandoned Factory Site for Those Who Don’t Like to Share

Modulorbeat Builds One Man Sauna on an Abandoned Factory Site for Those Who Don’t Like to Share

The One Man Sauna project was designed as part of the art festival Das Detroit-Projekt in Bochum, a year-long international project that aims to connect four European Opel cities: Bochum(Germany),

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Nigerian Student Converts a VW Beetle into a $6,000 Wind- and Solar-Powered Car

Nigerian Student Converts a VW Beetle into a $6,000 Wind- and Solar-Powered Car

Nigerian student Segun Oyeyiola converted a Volkswagen Beetle into a wind- and solar-powered car perfect for the country's extreme weather. A student at Obagemi Awolowo University, Oyeyiola completed

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It’s Happening – Tesla to Break Ground On Their First Gigafactory Next Month

It’s Happening – Tesla to Break Ground On Their First Gigafactory Next Month

Even though Tesla only revealed plans for its new Gigafactory in February, CEO Elon Musk has announced that it will break ground on at least one of the two factories next month. Tesla has yet to announce

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