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NASA Develops Program to Fill Gaps in Pollution Monitoring on Earth

NASA Develops Program to Fill Gaps in Pollution Monitoring on Earth

NASA is expanding their DISCOVER-AQ research program, which measures pollution levels on Earth from space, to help them fully understand how to precisely measure gaps in air pollution data. NASA has been

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NASA’s OMEGA Project Creates Carbon Neutral Food and Fuel

NASA’s OMEGA Project Creates Carbon Neutral Food and Fuel

The people who brought us memory foam, satellite radio, invisible braces and the charcoal water filter are at it again. The brilliant minds at NASA's Ames Research Center are working to create a

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NASA Rejoins Space Race with MPCV Craft for Manned Deep Space Flights

NASA Rejoins Space Race with MPCV Craft for Manned Deep Space Flights

For a while there it looked like NASA was dropping out of the race to develop future technologies for space travel. Space crafts were aging and being retired, and the government simply didn't have the

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New NASA Satellite Will Study Ocean Salinity Levels for Clues on Climate Change

New NASA Satellite Will Study Ocean Salinity Levels for Clues on Climate Change

On June 9th NASA will be launching their Aquarius/SAC-D observatory, a satellite dedicated to studying changes in the Earth's climate. The main instrument on the satellite, the Aquarius, will be measuring

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NASA Funds Cessna to Develop Self-Healing ‘Magic Skin’ for Airplanes

NASA Funds Cessna to Develop Self-Healing ‘Magic Skin’ for Airplanes

NASA just awarded four research groups a total of $16.5 million to develop projects that focus on improving airliner safety, fuel efficiency and noise. Included is a remarkable study by The Cessna

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NASA Working On Laser System To Zap and ‘Displace’ Space Junk

NASA Working On Laser System To Zap and ‘Displace’ Space Junk

The final frontier is rapidly becoming a junkyard. Decades of satellite launches and space missions have left the Earth's orbit filled with pieces of junk such as fuel tanks, lost tools and parts of

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NASA’s Nanosail-D Becomes the First Solar Sail Spacecraft to Orbit the Earth

NASA’s Nanosail-D Becomes the First Solar Sail Spacecraft to Orbit the Earth

NASA's tiny solar sail spacecraft, the Nanosail-D, has become the first solar vehicle to orbit the Earth. NanoSail-D was placed into orbit 400 miles above the planet by its 'mother satellite' the Fast,

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NASA Unveils Passenger Plane Designs for 2025

NASA Unveils Passenger Plane Designs for 2025

On the heels of MIT's design for the plane of the future, NASA has given us a peek into some of the new ideas they have slated for the not-so-distant future. Recently, NASA asked the three largest

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NASA Photographs Highlight Urban Heat Island Problem

NASA Photographs Highlight Urban Heat Island Problem

When reflecting on sustainable design we often get caught up in buildings and their individual points for sustainability. Though we love watching zero-energy homes and LEED certified office buildings go

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NASA’s Solar Powered Micro-Satellite Will Clean Space Debris

NASA’s Solar Powered Micro-Satellite Will Clean Space Debris

Solar sail satellites have been taking the top headlines this year, with devices such as Lightsail-1 grabbing much of the attention. However, NASA has just become the first agency to launch an

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NASA Discovers New Life Form, Could Revolutionize Green Energy

NASA Discovers New Life Form, Could Revolutionize Green Energy

In the “this will seriously blow your mind” category, NASA has announced a discovery that has shaken the entire scientific community’s understanding of life as we know it. In addition to

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NASA Devises Solar Shield to Protect US National Grid

NASA Devises Solar Shield to Protect US National Grid

There are many things threatening the US National Grid at the moment - rolling blackouts, lack of funding and problems integrating renewable energy - but NASA is working on their defense against another

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Veggies in Space!: NASA To Test Mini Greenhouses Aboard Rockets

Veggies in Space!: NASA To Test Mini Greenhouses Aboard Rockets

One of the biggest misconceptions about space travel is that if we send people to Mars, they will have to survive on liquid meals the entire time. But then again packing 18 months worth of food for a

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NASA Set to Launch Solar NanoSail into Space

NASA Set to Launch Solar NanoSail into Space

This year Inhabitat brought you the Japanese space agency's successful deployment and use of a solar sail to propel its spacecraft Ikaros, and now NASA announced plans this week for its own solar sail

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NASA’s X-Hab Contest Wants Your Best Inflatable Space Habitats

NASA’s X-Hab Contest Wants Your Best Inflatable Space Habitats

We’re not ready to give up on our polluted planet quite yet, but it never hurts to look towards the stars. NASA just launched their eXploration Habitat (X-Hab) Competition, which challenges

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NASA and Lockheed Martin Unveil Supersonic Green Machine Jet

NASA and Lockheed Martin Unveil Supersonic Green Machine Jet

NASA and Lockheed Martin just unveiled a design for an ultra-efficient aircraft dubbed the Supersonic Green Machine. Though there's not much known about the craft at this point in time, it could prove to

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NASA’s Gift to Earth: A Climate Change Supercomputer

NASA’s Gift to Earth: A Climate Change Supercomputer

Just in time for Earth Day, a new NASA data-crunching tool aims to revolutionize global climate change research. NASA Earth Exchange, or NEX, uses a 128-screen supercomputer to combine satellite images,

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Obama Gives Nasa $2.4 Billion to Study Climate Change

Obama Gives Nasa $2.4 Billion to Study Climate Change

NASA's about to lend a heavier hand in the fight against climate change. The news that President Obama would be rearranging NASA’s budget to focus more on what can be done to stop global warming was met

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NASA to Launch New Weather Satellite in Space

NASA to Launch New Weather Satellite in Space

While everyone else is commuting home from work today, a NASA rocket will be making another, longer, trip--taking the agency's newest weather satellite into space! After the Geostationary Operational

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NASA Unveils All-Electric Personal Flight Vehicle

NASA Unveils All-Electric Personal Flight Vehicle

NASA is currently working on a personal aircraft that will put jet packs to shame. The Puffin is an all-electric one-man aircraft that could be the start of some new and amazing air travel technology.

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NASA Launches Solar-Powered Asteroid-Detecting Telescope

NASA Launches Solar-Powered Asteroid-Detecting Telescope

This morning NASA launched the WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer), a solar-powered infrared telescope that will scan the skies for earth-threatening asteroids and comets. We love covering all

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NASA Unveils Chemical-Sniffing Device for the iPhone

NASA Unveils Chemical-Sniffing Device for the iPhone

Is there anything the iPhone can't do? Researchers at NASA's Homeland Security Cell-All program have brought the latest mind-boggling application to Apple's phone in the form of a stamp-sized chemical

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NASA Base is Most Sustainable Federal Building Project in America

NASA Base is Most Sustainable Federal Building Project in America

NASA has planted its flag on planet Earth (for a change) with the groundbreaking of their “Sustainability Base” this week. The new endeavor is located on their Ames campus in Moffett Field, CA just

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NASA Launches 1.5 Million Dollar Green Flight Challenge

NASA Launches 1.5 Million Dollar Green Flight Challenge

The next frontier in green transportation is bound to be flight travel, which is why it is not surprising to see that NASA just announced the Green Flight Challenge. The competition will be awarding a

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Co-Op Canyon: Ecotopia Inspired by Anasazi Cliff Dwellings

Co-Op Canyon: Ecotopia Inspired by Anasazi Cliff Dwellings

Inspired by the cliff-side villages of Anasazi Indians, Co Op Canyon is a terraced urban oasis full of vertical gardens and lush spaces that aims to create a holistic, community-centered, sustainable city

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Leila Hafzi’s NASA Inspired Eco Gowns

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Leila Hafzi’s NASA Inspired Eco Gowns

Today’s eco fashion options can sometimes seem other-worldly or suggestive of a world that we hope to soon inhabit. The best designs often stem from one’s native surroundings and feature eco-friendly

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CALEARTH DISASTER RESISTANT HOUSING Attracts NASA

CALEARTH DISASTER RESISTANT HOUSING Attracts NASA

We've seen some great examples of emergency and disaster-resistant architecture before, from Architecture For Humanity's Biloxi Model Homes to monolithic domes, and considering the likelihood that we will

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NASA PUTS GLOBAL WARMING Tipping Point Within 10 Years

NASA PUTS GLOBAL WARMING Tipping Point Within 10 Years

The global warming issue is really starting to heat up. In a startling article from abcnews.com, author Bill Blakemore brings to light NASA and Columbia University Earth Institute’s recently

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The Planet Needs You! Help Avaaz Create the Biggest Climate Change Mobilization in History

The Planet Needs You! Help Avaaz Create the Biggest Climate Change Mobilization in History

As an Inhabitat reader, you’re already aware of just how much the fragile balance of the Earth’s climate is under threat. We hear regularly about how climate change threatens to raise sea levels,

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