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The Rio+20 Conference: Academic Panel Urges Governments to Seize “Historic Opportunity”

The Rio+20 Conference: Academic Panel Urges Governments to Seize “Historic Opportunity”

Rio de Janeiro Image from Shutterstock The Rio+20 Conference (20 years after the original Earth Summit) was called to bring together world leaders, along with thousands of participants from

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Thomas Poulsom’s Stellar Birds Elevate LEGOs To an Art

Thomas Poulsom’s Stellar Birds Elevate LEGOs To an Art

From a family that built part of their NYC apartment out of LEGOs to the world record-shattering tower that was just completed in South Korea, we've seen some pretty incredible LEGO creations here at

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China Building $3.7 bn, 1,373 Mile, High-Capacity Power Transmission Line

China Building $3.7 bn, 1,373 Mile, High-Capacity Power Transmission Line

China's economy is growing at unprecedented rates, and the superpower has been doing everything it can to generate enough power to support it. So far the nation has invested in everything from alternative

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1,900 Canoes and Kayaks Link Together in Attempt to Break Guinness Record

1,900 Canoes and Kayaks Link Together in Attempt to Break Guinness Record

This colorful display of 1,902 canoes and kayaks attempted to break the "largest raft" world record on Fourth Lake in New York's Adirondacks this Spring. As rules stipulated it had to float freely for at

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PacX Wave-Powered Robots Set World Distance Record While Studying the Health of the Ocean

PacX Wave-Powered Robots Set World Distance Record While Studying the Health of the Ocean

If you thought there could be nothing better than a world-record-setting wave-powered nautical robot, you were wrong. The PacX Wave Glider team of robots is all of those things - and they're on a mission

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The SolarWorld GT Lands in the U.S. for the Next Leg of Its World Tour!

The SolarWorld GT Lands in the U.S. for the Next Leg of Its World Tour!

The SolarWorld GT has been on a world tour, and it finally reached the North American leg of its excursion, hitting the sparkling streets of the US just yesterday! The solar car was sent off on its

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The World’s Largest Cardboard Christmas Tree Springs up in London!

The World’s Largest Cardboard Christmas Tree Springs up in London!

Giles Miller has wooed us with his intricate cardboard creations before, and now he's brought us the world's largest cardboard Christmas tree! Standing at roughly 20 feet in the Design Museum London's

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Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Speed Record for Vehicle Powered by Organic Material

Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Speed Record for Vehicle Powered by Organic Material

Our guess is that there are no tea drinkers on this team of British automotive engineers that has been constructing a car that runs entirely on coffee beans! Just earlier this month, their pepped up ride

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Toyota’s 80.3 MPH Ku:Rin Racer Smashes Speed Record for Compressed Air Vehicles

Toyota’s 80.3 MPH Ku:Rin Racer Smashes Speed Record for Compressed Air Vehicles

Toyota subsidiary Toyota Industries Corp. just set a new record for compressed air vehicles that proves this green technology really could be a viable option for powering production vehicles. The Ku:Rin

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Scientists Create World’s Tiniest Electric Motor from a Single Molecule

Scientists Create World’s Tiniest Electric Motor from a Single Molecule

Chemists at Massachusetts’ Tufts University recently shattered a Guinness World Record as they unveiled the world’s tiniest motor. The teeny electric motor is made from a single molecule, and it

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Wold Record-Breaking “Schluckspecht” EV Goes Over 1,000 Miles on a Single Charge!

Wold Record-Breaking “Schluckspecht” EV Goes Over 1,000 Miles on a Single Charge!

Electric vehicle records are being broken all the time these days, which is great news for the advancement of EV technology. But the "Schluckspecht" EV ("heavy drinker" in German) from the University of

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Stanford University’s Xenith Racer Could Be the Fastest Solar Car Ever Built

Stanford University’s Xenith Racer Could Be the Fastest Solar Car Ever Built

Stanford's Solar Car Project has spent almost two years building their entry for this year's World Solar Challenge - a streamlined solar vehicle that may be the fastest solar car ever built. Designed in

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Finnair to Launch World’s Longest Biofueled Commercial Flight Today

Finnair to Launch World’s Longest Biofueled Commercial Flight Today

Today Finnair is set to break a world record as it launches a cooking oil-powered flight from Amsterdam to Helsinki - the world’s longest biofueled commercial flight to date. Commercial airlines have

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Meet The Schumacher Mi3, The World’s Fastest Remote-Controlled Car

Meet The Schumacher Mi3, The World’s Fastest Remote-Controlled Car

Meet the world's fastest remote-controlled car - the Schumacher Mi3. It is capable of speeds up to 161.76 miles per hour, making it fast enough to beat many real cars in a race. The Mi3 was built by Nic

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World’s Largest Rube Goldberg Machine Breaks Guinness Record and Waters Plant

World’s Largest Rube Goldberg Machine Breaks Guinness Record and Waters Plant

In March the 2011 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest was held at Purdue University, where they threw down and won not only the competition, but also the Guinness Record for the largest Rube Goldberg Machine.

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Brazilian Kids Contruct World’s Tallest LEGO Tower at 102 ft!

Brazilian Kids Contruct World’s Tallest LEGO Tower at 102 ft!

Chile, eat your LEGO heart out! Brazil recently broke the world record for tallest LEGO structure when a group of its citizens (most of whom aren't very tall themselves because they're children) built at

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Earth Day 2011: What Will You Be Doing?

Earth Day 2011: What Will You Be Doing?

HAPPY EARTH DAY INHABITAT READERS! From the foothills of the Colorado Rockies to the tip of South America to the sandy beaches of Australia, Inhabitat's growing team spans all corners of the world. To

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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 -- in

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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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