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Boeing, Airbus and Embraer Partner to Develop Affordable Biofuels

Boeing, Airbus and Embraer Partner to Develop Affordable Biofuels

The three major players in airplane manufacturing — Boeing, Airbus and Embraer — have announced an unlikely and exciting partnership to develop affordable biofuel technology which could be adopted

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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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Sir Richard Branson Urges Prime Minister David Cameron To Back Renewable Energy

Sir Richard Branson Urges Prime Minister David Cameron To Back Renewable Energy

Billionaires like Richard Branson are among the richest people in the world because they can see which way the wind is blowing and make smart business investments accordingly. It therefore shouldn't

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Sipho Mabona’s Swarming Origami Locusts Are Made of Money!

Sipho Mabona’s Swarming Origami Locusts Are Made of Money!

Mabona’s intricate origami evolved from his obsession with folding paper airplanes as a child. For the Japanese American National Museum show, the artist chose to tackle the issue of money and the

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Future Forest Plants Trees in the Mongolian Desert to Reduce Korean Dust Storms

Future Forest Plants Trees in the Mongolian Desert to Reduce Korean Dust Storms

As severe desertification hits the Gobi Desert and temperatures there rise at a rate twice the global average, it is not only the largely nomadic desert population who suffer — the desertification is

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Top 6 Sensational Pedal-Powered Designs

Top 6 Sensational Pedal-Powered Designs

The Schweeb The Schweeb is a low-impact take on the monorail that places people in plastic tubes (guided by a rail) that they can cycle to their destination in. As ridiculous as it may look, this idea

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7 Amazing Green Bookstores and Libraries from Around the World

7 Amazing Green Bookstores and Libraries from Around the World

Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore El Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookstore 24-Hour Library Built from 1,000 Empty Beer Cartons Westbury-sub-Mendip’s Phone Booth Library BiebBus Shipping Container Library Van

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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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83-Year-Old Woman Gets the World’s First 3D Printed Replacement Jaw

83-Year-Old Woman Gets the World’s First 3D Printed Replacement Jaw

An 83-year-old woman in Belgium is now the proud owner of what could be possibly the coolest lower jaw in history: a 3D printed titanium mandible replacement. The jaw was implanted successfully a few

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Monsanto Being Sued for Poisoning West Virginia Town with Agent Orange Chemicals

Monsanto Being Sued for Poisoning West Virginia Town with Agent Orange Chemicals

If you don't know who Monsanto is, just ask your stomach - chances are you've consumed quite a lot of their genetically modified produce in your life. The giant agricultural company has long been derided

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High Flying F-Light Lamps Made From Recycled Airbus A300 Jets

High Flying F-Light Lamps Made From Recycled Airbus A300 Jets

We’ve seen old airplanes recycled into hotels, homes, and restaurants, but Paul Coudamy is taking things piece by piece with his incredible F-light. The designer has transformed the walls of an old

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Classic Toyota 2000GT Transformed Into Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle

Classic Toyota 2000GT Transformed Into Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle

The Toyota 2000GT is often hailed as the pinnacle of Japanese sports cars, and we were excited to see one of these babies turned into a solar powered electric vehicle. As reported

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UK Green Lights First Phase of High Speed Rail Line HS2

UK Green Lights First Phase of High Speed Rail Line HS2

The United Kingdom has given the green light to the first phase of its proposed High Speed Two train line. In response to environmental concerns, the route for HS2 will now include extra tunneling in the

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US Defense Logistics Agency Makes Single Largest Gov. Purchase of Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Ever

US Defense Logistics Agency Makes Single Largest Gov. Purchase of Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Ever

As part of the government's push to wean the United States off of foreign oil, the US Department of Defense in coordination with the US Department of Agriculture just announced the largest single

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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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Duke Researchers Studying Sensor-Equipped Dragonflies To Aid Future Flying Robot Design

Duke Researchers Studying Sensor-Equipped Dragonflies To Aid Future Flying Robot Design

The natural world has inspired a lot of technological innovations, but it seems it could also be aiding in the design of future robots. A team from Duke University is researching dragonflies in order to

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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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American and Alaska Airlines Complete World’s First Commercial Biofuel Flights

American and Alaska Airlines Complete World’s First Commercial Biofuel Flights

Yesterday, American Airlines completed the world's first commercial biofuel flight by traveling from Houston to Chicago powered by a mix of 40% Solazyme algae biofuels and 60% traditional jet fuels.

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Airborne Metro: A Giant Nuclear-Powered Airport That Flies 3,000 Passengers Across the Sky

Airborne Metro: A Giant Nuclear-Powered Airport That Flies 3,000 Passengers Across the Sky

This crazy Airborne Metro, if ever built, could reduce emissions from air travel 80% by revolutionizing the way we fly. The giant, 3,000 passenger craft is a nuclear powered airport and shuttle in the

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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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6 Groundbreaking Green Innovations We Spotted at Popular Mechanics’ Breakthrough Awards

6 Groundbreaking Green Innovations We Spotted at Popular Mechanics’ Breakthrough Awards

OSORB We've written about Osorb before, but we were eager to see this miracle material in person. Made out of what is essentially glass, the substance acts like a nanomechanical sponge that absorbs

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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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Pipstrel USA Wins $1.35 Million in NASA/Google Green Flight Challenge

Pipstrel USA Wins $1.35 Million in NASA/Google Green Flight Challenge

The Google-sponsored NASA Centennial Challenge Competition just awarded the largest aviation prize in history to Pipstrel USA of State College! The competition, better known as the Green Flight Challenge,

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Amazing Prefab “Green Box” Has a Double Vertical Garden Shooting Up Through Its Center

Amazing Prefab “Green Box” Has a Double Vertical Garden Shooting Up Through Its Center

The roof and vertical gardens are populated with autochthonaus plants, which basically means they require virtually no water, and since this one was installed in Spain, it features native species that

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Embry-Riddle Students Make History With “Eco Eagle” Hybrid Propulsion Aircraft

Embry-Riddle Students Make History With “Eco Eagle” Hybrid Propulsion Aircraft

Students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently demonstrated an aviation first by cruising the sky in a hybrid propulsion aircraft. A team of nearly 200 students spent the last year and a half

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Sennheiser’s New Eco Turntables Are Easy on the Eyes, Ears, and Environment

Sennheiser’s New Eco Turntables Are Easy on the Eyes, Ears, and Environment

Sennheiser is one of the most iconic names in the audio and electronic business - everyone from the Beatles to Beyonce have used their microphones, headphones, and speakers. In an attempt to connect

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Interview: Ruud Visser Transforms Old Churches and Water Towers Into Incredible Modern Homes

Interview: Ruud Visser Transforms Old Churches and Water Towers Into Incredible Modern Homes

According to Visser, he first became interested in the preservation of old buildings when studying at the University of Delft in southern Holland. Since then, he has developed a strong belief in the

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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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Futuro Prefab: Spaceship-Shaped 1960s House of the Future Lands in Rotterdam

Futuro Prefab: Spaceship-Shaped 1960s House of the Future Lands in Rotterdam

The Futuro prefab stands 10 feet high, is 26 feet in diameter, and comes complete with an airplane hatch entrance. Suuronen chose a round design not only for its strength, but also for its ability to feel

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