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James Cameron Completes Historic Dive Into Deepest Point on the Planet, Mariana Trench

James Cameron Completes Historic Dive Into Deepest Point on the Planet, Mariana Trench

On Monday morning, James Cameron completed his historic journey to the Mariana Trench - the deepest point on the planet. The director of such blockbuster movies as Titanic and Avatar dove almost seven

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Fuel-Efficient Supersonic Biplane Promises to be the Successor to the Concorde

Fuel-Efficient Supersonic Biplane Promises to be the Successor to the Concorde

Beginning in 1969, the Concorde - the world's first supersonic passenger jet - ferried travelers across the Atlantic in just over three hours. But there were several challenges associated with the

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Paul Coudamy’s ‘F-Light’ Ceiling Lamps Are Made from Recycled Airplane Panels

Paul Coudamy’s ‘F-Light’ Ceiling Lamps Are Made from Recycled Airplane Panels

If you can't help but dream about jetting off to a tropical paradise when you're in an office board meeting, then don't look up at these overhanging F-Light Lamps by Paul Coudamy. Made from the cutaway

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Chanel Builds a Life-Size Plane for Its Spring 2012 Couture Week Fashion Show

Chanel Builds a Life-Size Plane for Its Spring 2012 Couture Week Fashion Show

While Chanel may be known for class and elegance, we're having a hard time finding either in their Spring 2012 Paris Couture Week Show. For their show of excess in a depressed economy, Karl Lagerfeld

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7 Thrifty Tips for Families to Save Money and the Planet

7 Thrifty Tips for Families to Save Money and the Planet

Are you and your family finding it more important than ever to save money in 2012?  Luckily, smart money saving tactics almost always allow for helping the environment.  From making your own cleaning

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Tûranor PlanetSolar: World’s Largest Solar Ship About to Complete Trip Around the Globe

Tûranor PlanetSolar: World’s Largest Solar Ship About to Complete Trip Around the Globe

The epic voyage of the Tûranor PlanetSolar - the world’s largest solar-powered boat - will soon come to a close as the ship closes in on its final stretch. The Swiss vessel is a full-bore high-tech

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Daring Chef at Planet Restaurant Creates 6 Course Vegan Menu in Carnivore Country, South Africa

Daring Chef at Planet Restaurant Creates 6 Course Vegan Menu in Carnivore Country, South Africa

The Mount Nelson Hotel hosted us and a guest two weeks ago while we were touring Cape Town's numerous eco-initiatives. Our appetizer consisted of light pastries filled with beetroot, eggplant, turnip and

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Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Invests in the World’s Largest Plane

Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Invests in the World’s Largest Plane

Microsoft is one of the biggest companies in the world, and probably has a lot to answer for when it comes to global power consumption and social responsibility. While founder Bill Gates has done his

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Oscar Vinals’ XLDron Zero Gravity Rocket Plane Concept Launches Tourists Into Space

Oscar Vinals’ XLDron Zero Gravity Rocket Plane Concept Launches Tourists Into Space

Just as Virgin Galactic started taking reservations for the first mass tourist trips into space, designer Oscar Vinals has envisioned a way to make space tourism possible for the day tripper, with the

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Discovery Channel Surrenders to Petition, Will Show Climate Change Episode of Frozen Planet

Discovery Channel Surrenders to Petition, Will Show Climate Change Episode of Frozen Planet

After recent rumors that the Discovery Channel was going to cut the last episode of their Frozen Planet series - the one that deals exclusively with climate change - people were outraged and an online

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Material Efficient Plane Hangar & Museum Takes Inspiration From a Wing’s Profile

Material Efficient Plane Hangar & Museum Takes Inspiration From a Wing’s Profile

Located an hour north of Sydney in the Hunter Valley wine country region, The Hangar is home to Air Action, an aviation museum with a collection of vintage fighter planes to admire and even take rides in.

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El Al Airlines to Launch Hybrid-Electric Boeing 737 Airplanes

El Al Airlines to Launch Hybrid-Electric Boeing 737 Airplanes

Israel's El Al Airlines is planning to outfit 20 of their Boeing 737 airplanes with electric drive units from WheelTug that will provide power for the planes to taxi while on the ground. Though these

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SolarShip’s Solar Cargo Helium Plane Is a Futuristic Airship That Actually Exists

SolarShip’s Solar Cargo Helium Plane Is a Futuristic Airship That Actually Exists

People have talked about building futuristic airships for zero emissions cargo shipping for a long time, but most of these green blimps remain on the drawing board. One company, SolarShip, has taken the

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Virgin Atlantic Announces Plans to Fuel Airplanes With Waste Gas

Virgin Atlantic Announces Plans to Fuel Airplanes With Waste Gas

Airline mogul and billionaire Richard Branson just announced that in three years Virgin Atlantic airplanes will be fueled by waste gas from power plants, steel works, and aluminum plants. Within 24 months

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Recycle or Captain Planet Will Turn You Into a Tree [NSFW]

Recycle or Captain Planet Will Turn You Into a Tree [NSFW]

Don Cheadle is Captain Planet from Don Cheadle There's been a lot of hubbub over Captain Planet's upcoming debut on the silver screen. With tons of rumors flying about over the last few months as

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Henning Larsen’s Viborg Town Hall Boasts a Sloped Plane of Gradated Greenery

Henning Larsen’s Viborg Town Hall Boasts a Sloped Plane of Gradated Greenery

Viborg is a large city in Denmark that required a new municipal building to accommodate its steady growth. Henning Larsen won the international design competition to create a sustainable building with a

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Oliver VTOL’s Hexplane Proves Six Engines Are Better Than Two

Oliver VTOL’s Hexplane Proves Six Engines Are Better Than Two

Would you believe that six engines on a plane are not only more efficient than two, but also safer? It sounds a little crazy, but that’s the claim made by Oliver VTOL. This new VTOL

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PlanetSolar: The World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat Docks in Hong Kong

PlanetSolar: The World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat Docks in Hong Kong

The deck of the catamaran TÛRANOR is lined with over 5,380 square feet of solar paneling that extends over each side of the ship. Measuring around 101 feet long and 49 feet wide, PlanetSolar can

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Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel just rolled out the world's most powerful electric aircraft -- and it's the first to seat four people. The Taurus G4 required two years of preparation and development, but took just four months

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No! it’s a… Hostel?!

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No! it’s a… Hostel?!

The Jumbo Hostel is housed within a retrofitted 747-200 situated in the Stockholm-Arlanda airport. The jumbo jet has a long history of service - it was originally built for Singapore Airlines and even

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The World’s First 3D Printed Plane Takes Flight!

The World’s First 3D Printed Plane Takes Flight!

3D printing is a fantastic technology that has already been used to create human veins and turn sand into glass. Now a team from the University of Southampton has created the world's first 3d printed

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How Green Design Will Propel the Planes Of The 21st Century

How Green Design Will Propel the Planes Of The 21st Century

Aircraft are responsible for a staggering 11% of the United States' CO2 emissions, however a lot of work is being done to make them more environmentally friendly. Plane designers are doing everything from

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Hollywood to Spread Eco Message With Captain Planet Movie

Hollywood to Spread Eco Message With Captain Planet Movie

“Captain Planet, he’s our hero, gonna take pollution down to zero!” If you are over the age of 30, those lyrics may mean nothing to you – but for a generation of young adults,

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Terrafugia’s Transition Flying Car Plane Can Drive Itself Home From the Airport

Terrafugia’s Transition Flying Car Plane Can Drive Itself Home From the Airport

  Flying cars are here! Well, “roadable planes” are at least. The Terrafugia Transition is a two-seat prop plane that can legally drive itself home from the airport, converting from a

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St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

With all there is to choose from in the museum, we're not quite sure where to start. To give you some background, the attractions aren't just made from recycled objects, the building itself is also

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eGenius Plane Sets World Record for Electric Aircraft Speed

eGenius Plane Sets World Record for Electric Aircraft Speed

The eGenius, an electric glider devised by a team from the University of Stuttgart, has set a new record for electric aviation by maintaining an average speed of 100mph over two hours. The result of the

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FRY POWER: Thomson Airways Launches the UK’s First Airplane Powered By Cooking Oil

FRY POWER: Thomson Airways Launches the UK’s First Airplane Powered By Cooking Oil

Cooking oil has been used in the past to power cars and buses, but UK-based Thomson Airways just became the country's first airline to launch fry-powered planes. Starting next month, the airline will

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The Mighty Cri-Cri Electric Mini Plane Breaks Another Speed Record

The Mighty Cri-Cri Electric Mini Plane Breaks Another Speed Record

Attendees of this year's Paris Air Show got to see history being made as the mighty micro Cri-Cri broke the electric plane speed record. The plane first took to the skies last September and drew in a

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Solar Impulse Airplane Makes Public Debut at Paris Air Show

Solar Impulse Airplane Makes Public Debut at Paris Air Show

The one-seater solar aircraft is similar in size to a large plane, but it only weighs as much as a regular car. It is powered by 12,000 solar cells that cover the plane's wings. They absorb the sun’s

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EADS Rethinks the Way Planes Fly With New All-Electric Aircraft Design

EADS Rethinks the Way Planes Fly With New All-Electric Aircraft Design

At the 2011 Paris Air Show the aerospace giant EADS showcased an all-electric propulsion system for a commercial airliner that could be ready to fly in just 20 years. The plane, called the VoltAir, is a

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