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Real Life Version of the UP House Attached to 300 Balloons Takes Flight

Real Life Version of the UP House Attached to 300 Balloons Takes Flight

We couldn't believe our eyes when we saw these wild images of a real-life version of the balloon-lofted house from the Pixar animated film UP on My Modern Met this morning. The house was launched from

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Student-Designed Solar Car Smashes World Speed Record

Student-Designed Solar Car Smashes World Speed Record

At 10:30 this morning in Australia, the Sunswift IVy solar car soared past the world record for the fastest solar car, traveling at more than 88km/h. Designed and built by students at the University of

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Bluebird EV to Attempt UK Electric Land Speed Record In 2011

Bluebird EV to Attempt UK Electric Land Speed Record In 2011

In August 2000, Don Wales and the Bluebird Electric Team set the UK electric land speed record by hitting 139 mph at the Pendine Sands in Wales. However next year, Wales is aiming to not only break the UK

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Chinese Commercial Train Obliterates Speed Record At 302MPH

Chinese Commercial Train Obliterates Speed Record At 302MPH

Image © AP Photo/Xinhua, Liu Junxi In October, Inhabitat brought you news about China claiming to have broken the speed record for locally produced trains with one of their scheduled service trains

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Boeing Planning Large Scale Production of Ultra Solar Cells

Boeing Planning Large Scale Production of Ultra Solar Cells

Best known for their massive jet planes, powerhouse Boeing is set to begin the large-scale production of their highly efficient concentrator photovoltaic cell (CPV), the C3MJ+. The cell is said to be one

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Designer Makes 200 Miles Trek In Solar-Powered Wheelchair

Designer Makes 200 Miles Trek In Solar-Powered Wheelchair

The United Arab Emirates is famous for a lot of things - exotic hotels, the tallest building in the world and its ample quantities of sunlight. It's therefore not a huge to surprise to learn that a solar

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Electric Audi Drives 372 Miles to Break EV Distance Record!

Electric Audi Drives 372 Miles to Break EV Distance Record!

A tiny electric Audi A2 with a battery made by DBM Energy recently drove 372 miles from Munich to Berlin without stopping, shattering the world record for EV range. The drivers averaged 52 miles per hour,

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Giant Helmet Sculpture is Made Out of Helmets!

Giant Helmet Sculpture is Made Out of Helmets!

What's the best thing to do with construction helmets? Turn them into a massive helmet sculpture, of course! That's what sculptor Rafael Melida did with 3,283 yellow helmets, all of which were constructed

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Ultra-Efficient Avion to Go From Canada to Mexico on 14 Gallons

Ultra-Efficient Avion to Go From Canada to Mexico on 14 Gallons

Fuel efficiency may have only become a hot topic recently, but some people have been thinking about with hypermiling vehicles for decades. Take, for example, inventors Bill Green and Craig Henderson

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China Developing Maglev Train That Can Go 1000kph

China Developing Maglev Train That Can Go 1000kph

Get ready for some high speed transport action - Chinese researchers are currently developing a vacuum maglev train that they believe will run at speeds up to 620 miles per hour. This just a few years

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Wind-Powered Vehicle Travels Faster than the Wind

Wind-Powered Vehicle Travels Faster than the Wind

A wind-powered vehicle recently shattered a world record by traveling 2.8 times faster than the speed of the wind that propelled it. Rick Cavallaro and his crew at fasterthanthewind.org knew they could

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Zephyr Solar Plane Completes Longest Unmanned Flight Ever

Zephyr Solar Plane Completes Longest Unmanned Flight Ever

As expected, the Zephyr solar plane has officially broken the endurance record for an unmanned aircraft by flying for a whopping two weeks above an Arizona army range. The photovoltaic-powered Zephyr,

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Zephyr to Complete Longest Unmanned Solar Flight on Friday

Zephyr to Complete Longest Unmanned Solar Flight on Friday

High above the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, world records are being broken by a waify aircraft called the Zephyr. We recently reported on the Solar Impulse flying the first 24-hour flight and

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Pavilion Upcycled from 200 Obsolete Speedo Swimsuits

Pavilion Upcycled from 200 Obsolete Speedo Swimsuits

Those tight little swim shorts may actually have a use for more than just aerodynamics in the water. A group of undergraduate students from the Chelsea College of Art & Design took 200 unusable Speedo

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Record-Breaking Daihatsu Mira Travels 623 Miles on One Charge

Record-Breaking Daihatsu Mira Travels 623 Miles on One Charge

The Japanese Electric Vehicle Club has just earned one of the most coveted spots on Earth - a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. They did it by smashing the current record for longest electric

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Fastest Hydrogen Car in the World Smashes 300MPH Record

Fastest Hydrogen Car in the World Smashes 300MPH Record

Few land vehicles are capable of hitting 300 miles per hour - it is, after all, a pretty impressive speed for a car to achieve. That figure becomes even more incredible when you enter the realm of

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Steam-Powered Supercar Shatters World Land Speed Record!

Steam-Powered Supercar Shatters World Land Speed Record!

Full steam ahead! After a slew of false starts and technical difficulties, the British Steam Car just broke the world land speed record for a steam-driven vehicle by hitting a scorching average speed of

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The Watercube Wins Australia’s Highest Architecture Award

The Watercube Wins Australia’s Highest Architecture Award

The Chinese National Aquatic Center, better known as the Watercube, recently won the most prestigious architecture award from the Australian Institute of Architecture! Although not officially a cube, the

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Earthrace Boat Crosses Globe in 60 days to Break Record!

Earthrace Boat Crosses Globe in 60 days to Break Record!

It’s been an exciting month as we’ve seen green transportation records set on the ground and in the sky, so naturally we are taking the next step and bringing you to the sea with the

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Solar Powered Plane Breaks Record… Again!

Solar Powered Plane Breaks Record… Again!

Last year we brought you news of the Zephyr, an unmanned solar-powered airplane that shattered a world record with a flight of 54 hours. Not content with their initial achievement, the creators of the

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The Greenbird Wind-Powered Vehicle Breaking New Record!

The Greenbird Wind-Powered Vehicle Breaking New Record!

Nine years ago on March 20th 1999, Bob Schumacher set the wind powered land-speed record in a boat called the Iron Duck, "sailing" at blistering pace of 116.7 mph. Now, since records are meant to be

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French MicroJoule concept car gets 8,923 miles per gallon

French MicroJoule concept car gets 8,923 miles per gallon

What is the most efficient vehicle on the planet? And more importantly, how far can it go on a single liter of gas? The Microjoule is your answer, getting over 3,794 kilometers per liter, or approximately

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POWER YOUR BOAT WITH KITES: Wind Power by KiteShip

POWER YOUR BOAT WITH KITES: Wind Power by KiteShip

Kites are no longer just for leisurely days at the beach. A promising enviro-enterprise to watch, KiteShip is a wind-power-tech company proposing the use of massive sea kites to reduce the amount of fuel

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