If you are a model plane aficionado or simply got bored on tinkering away on an old junker in the garage, the MakerPlane might be the perfect project. Able to be made for $15,000, the two-seater airplane
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LEED Platinum Bigelow Laboratory Dedicated to Understanding the Relationship Between the Oceans and Our Planet
The Bigelow Laboratory was formerly housed in buildings it leased from the Maine Department of Marine Resources. The oceanic research team then moved into its new 64-acre campus at the end of 2012.
Increasing the fuel efficiency of a commercial jet doesn’t have to mean reworking the entire fuel system. Airlines like United have been installing simple winglets onto their existing fleet, which helps
Scorching heat and record temperatures are sweeping the southwest U.S. this week - and there's still no end in sight. The record setting heat wave is set to continue throughout the Southwest after peaking
Last year, Chip Yates set a new world record for being the first person to fly an electric airplane over 200 mph. But that wasn't enough to satisfy him. Yates is aiming even higher, announcing plans to
The fuel-free lightweight Sunseeker Duo aircraft is now airborne! After it was unveiled at the AERO Global Show for General Aviation in Friedrichshafen, Germany in April, the world’s fastest two-seater
Inhabitat is getting our sea legs this morning aboard the world's largest solar-powered boat, which docked today at the North Cove Marina in downtown Manhattan. NYC is the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar's second
People have been turning to nature for inspiration to help them solve problems for millions of years. From buildings and bridges to materials and medicine - examining the design of nature has aided in the
In a warming world, every gas-powered vehicle contributes to CO2 emissions. California-based Cool Planet Energy not only believes they have a low-cost alternative to gasoline, but one that is actually
MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar boat, set a new record for the fastest transatlantic crossing by a vessel powered entirely by solar energy, smashing its own 2010 record by four days.
Photo via Shutterstock According to a recent op-ed on the Wall Street Journal, rising CO2 levels are the best thing to happen to the planet since the Big Bang. The column was written by Harrison
Google’s amazing new Timelapse may be the closest thing to a time machine that we’ve seen yet. Forget waiting for Doc to fix the time-traveling Delorean, Timelapse has the capability of showing some
Solar Flight has just unveiled the world's fastest two-seater solar-powered plane at the AERO Global Show for General Aviation in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The Sunseeker Duo continues the company's
Photo by Conservation Drones Rhinoceros photo from Shutterstock Twenty years ago I had a tsetse fly-filled conversation with some hardened and battle-scarred rangers about how to count rhinos in the
SolarWorld and PC-Aero just announced plans to launch two new solar-powered electric aircraft at the AERO Global Show for General Aviation in Friedrichshafen, Germany this month. The show, scheduled to
As electric vehicles claim an increasing share of the road, their counterparts in the air are just starting to take off. On March 28, the SportStar EPOS two-seater electric plane made its first 30-minute
When Stephen Hawking speaks, you listen. The world-renowned physicist gave a speech recently as he toured the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to support research for Lou Gehrig’s disease, a condition from
Even though air is lighter than metal, at 7.1 pounds The Wedge actually weighs quite a bit more than your standard backpacking tent. That's because it features thick air tubes and requires you to
The Solar Impulse is the world's first airplane to fly both day and night without fuel. There's a lot of engineering behind this incredible feat - the plane's wingspan is the size of an Airbus A340 (208
The Blue Planet is the newest version of the Denmark Aquarium in Copenhagen dating back to 1939. Located on the shores of Øresund, the aquarium has a picturesque view of the sea and convenient access to
Australian pilot Jeremy Rowsell is set to break new boundaries for alternative energy by flying from Australia to Britain in an airplane powered entirely by plastic waste. Rowsell's "Wings of Waste"
Green designer Max McMurdo has once again put his skills into action to create a fresh new version of his famous ‘Deborah’ airplane wing desk. Named after Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden, this
Researchers at NASA have developed a revolutionary flying wing aircraft that uses 50% less fuel than standard planes. The new manta ray-esque X-48C is based on the X-48B Blended Wing Body aircraft, which
When NASA asked Boeing to predict what they believe would be the future of airplane design, they had one simple answer: electric. Called the Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research (SUGAR) Volt flight,
A team of Yamaha motorcycle designers have put their experience to the test in a new field by developing an ultralight airplane that's powered by a simple set of pedals - just like your bike!
We were pretty astounded when we came across an airplane in Oregon that had been turned into a home, but it's possible that this spectacular kindergarten-in-a-jet might just top it. The brainchild of
Wind Farms Near Airports Made Possible: New Holographic Radar Can Tell Planes and Wind Turbines Apart
Photo via Shutterstock The new Holographic Radar system, developed by UK tech firm Aveillant, can differentiate between the spinning blades of aircraft and those of wind turbines. The new radar can
What's the oldest living thing you can think of? A whale? The houseplant you've had since college? Scientists say that there are certain trees living today that may have been more than a century old when
Solar-powered commercial flight may be a long way off, but the Sunseeker Duo—a solar-powered two-person plane built by Solar Flight, Inc—might bring us a little closer. Until now, solar planes have
Last spring, two University of Virginia engineering students posted a YouTube video demonstrating their model of a 3D-printed plastic turbofan plane engine. Their novel application of the technology
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