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Giant Shoe Shaped Electric Vehicle by AoKang Cruises Chinese Streets

Giant Shoe Shaped Electric Vehicle by AoKang Cruises Chinese Streets

This crazy shoe shaped car is probably more appropriate for Mother Hubbard, but Chinese footwear company AoKang is actually behind the electric two-seater as a promo for their shoes. Capable of speeds up

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MILES HIGH ULTIMA TOWER: Vertical Eco City Works Like a Tree

MILES HIGH ULTIMA TOWER: Vertical Eco City Works Like a Tree

We've seen a whole slew of gigantic, volcano shaped, city-in-a-building towers, each promising to be the largest building in the world. First it was the wacky X-Seed design for Tokyo, and then even

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Sun Moon Lake’s Green-Roofed Visitor Center Melts Into its Surroundings

Sun Moon Lake’s Green-Roofed Visitor Center Melts Into its Surroundings

The building was the first prize winner of the NEW TAIWAN International Competition called the “Landform Series,” which challenged architects to design buildings integrating nature. The visitor

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EasyJet Coats Airplanes With Ultra Thin Paint To Reduce Fuel Consumption

EasyJet Coats Airplanes With Ultra Thin Paint To Reduce Fuel Consumption

A high-tech coating used on military aircraft could make commercial planes more aerodynamic and allow them to fly more efficiently through the air.

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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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Hydrogen-Powered “Flying Yacht” Based On the Ekranoplan

Hydrogen-Powered “Flying Yacht” Based On the Ekranoplan

Australian designer Jaron Dickson has come up with a concept for a hydrogen-powered, flying yacht. If that wasn't cool enough, the yacht is based on the legendary Soviet super-vehicle the Ekranoplan. As a

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Architect Adam Kushner Revamps NYC Penthouse Using Recycled Subway Parts

Architect Adam Kushner Revamps NYC Penthouse Using Recycled Subway Parts

Many of the duplex walls are lined with recycled New York City Subway tiles. Guests enter the apartment through an old subway car door, which also adorn all of the closets in the house, adding a touch New

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Honda X-Track Hybrid Transforms from Sporty to Street Mode

Honda X-Track Hybrid Transforms from Sporty to Street Mode

The Honda X-Track concept is perfect for environmentally-conscious drivers who want a flashy sports car -- sometimes. Designed by Nikita Kalinin, the hybrid vehicle features a transforming body that can

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BMW Unveils Brand New Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car

BMW Unveils Brand New Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car

Displaying another example of German efficiency, BMW has just unveiled their latest concept car at the Leipzig Trade Fair. The new design for the plug-in hybrid sports car is based on the Vision

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Electric Renault DeZir Unveiled at Paris Motor Show

Electric Renault DeZir Unveiled at Paris Motor Show

The Renault DeZir is one of the most striking green super cars that we've ever seen, and this month it was officially unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. Underneath its fluid lines and aerodynamic chassis,

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The E-Quickie: A Plug-Free, Induction-Powered Electric Car

The E-Quickie: A Plug-Free, Induction-Powered Electric Car

The concept of a plug-free electric-car is not a new idea, and with the rise in popularity of green automobiles, it comes as no surprise that a number of companies are investing big bucks in

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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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‘Lung-Shaped’ Fuel Cell Increases Energy Efficiency

‘Lung-Shaped’ Fuel Cell Increases Energy Efficiency

Photo by Brandon Baunach The human body is arguably one of the finest machines ever created by nature, and now a team from Norway’s Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo are looking to it for

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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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Super-Sleek High Speed Mercury Train Unveiled for UK

Super-Sleek High Speed Mercury Train Unveiled for UK

London design firm Priestmangoode recently unveiled the Mercury, a high speed train designed for low-carbon ultra-efficient travel. The Mercury is a double-decker train with a sleek body and unique

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Green “Golden Gate” Bridge to Connect Portland and Vancouver

Green “Golden Gate” Bridge to Connect Portland and Vancouver

Retired architect William Badrick has a big idea to improve public green roofs. Not content to limit himself to buildings, he has his eyes set on the new Columbia River Crossing bridge being built between

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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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Crazy Mushroom Inspired Enoki Eco City

Crazy Mushroom Inspired Enoki Eco City

Spotted over at designboom, OFL Architecture's Enoki Eco City is a fantastical, sustainable model for Rome. Possibly inspired by fungi sprouting up from the ground, the city is a series of

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The “Bug” Urban Electric Concept Mini-Car

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The “Bug” Urban Electric Concept Mini-Car

This mini concept car, designed by Brazilian designer Ricardo Fedrizzi, is all electric, meaning it has zero emissions. The “Bug” is a super cute two-seater vehicle meant for puttering around

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GE’s Gigantic Offshore Wind Turbine is 25% More Efficient

GE’s Gigantic Offshore Wind Turbine is 25% More Efficient

GE has been cracking away to design and release a more efficient wind turbine - 25% more efficient in fact. Rather than increasing the size to generate more power like some other manufacturers have done,

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Chevy gets 40 MPG without Hybrid Price Tag in their new Cruze Eco

Chevy gets 40 MPG without Hybrid Price Tag in their new Cruze Eco

At the New York Auto Show later this week Chevrolet will debut their new super fuel-efficient mid-size sedan, the Cruze Eco. Clocking in at 40 mpg without hybrid technology means great gas mileage without

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Hybrid Hydraulic Drive Vehicle Promises 170 MPG

Hybrid Hydraulic Drive Vehicle Promises 170 MPG

While these days “hybrid” usually means a gasoline/electric vehicle, Valentin Technologies is exploring a different hybrid combination that promises a 5-passenger car with outstanding

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Flying Sailboat Soars Through the Sky On Solar Power

Flying Sailboat Soars Through the Sky On Solar Power

Ever wished you could sail through the sky? Designer Damien Grossemy wants to make that dream a reality with his Zep'lin, a flying sailboat designed for Renault. The vertically-built Zep'lin concept

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DIY Hyper-Modified Honda Motorcycle Hits 214 MPG

DIY Hyper-Modified Honda Motorcycle Hits 214 MPG

Fans of the hypermiling super-modded Aerocivic, meet its motorcycle counterpart! Designed and built by velomobile enthusiast Allert Jacobs, this streamlined recumbent motorcycle has been outfitted with an

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Top 5 Alternative Autos From the Frankfurt Motor Show

Top 5 Alternative Autos From the Frankfurt Motor Show

The Frankfurt International Motor Show or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) is the world’s largest car show, and we were thrilled to discover a slew of incredibly clean machines this year.

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Infinium Sun Car Races Ahead

Infinium Sun Car Races Ahead

In a converted warehouse on the outskirts of Ann Arbor (Michigan's other city), swarms of brilliant students harness conceptual, terrestrial and solar power for unusually racy, million-dollar road trips.

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Bike Capsule Shields Cyclists From Stormy Weather

Bike Capsule Shields Cyclists From Stormy Weather

Bicycles are our favorite form of transportation during the breezy summer months, but the stormy season is right around the corner and everyone knows that riding a bike through the rain is the quickest

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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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Are Ocean Societies the New Frontier for Sustainable Living?

Are Ocean Societies the New Frontier for Sustainable Living?

Could the middle of the ocean offer sustainable dwelling places for mankind in the future? Estonian architect Marko Järvela of Hirvesoo Arhitektibüroo, winner of the aesthetics category in the first

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Green Roofed Cooper Point House Blends Into Big Sur

Green Roofed Cooper Point House Blends Into Big Sur

Fading right into the Big Sur landscape, this three-bedroom house is nearly invisible when viewed from certain angles. And that's just how Mickey Muennig, the mastermind behind the project, wanted it. The

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