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MIT Breakthrough Could Double Smartphone Battery Life

MIT Breakthrough Could Double Smartphone Battery Life

Smartphone photo from Shutterstock As much as we love Smartphones, they are a pretty inefficient technology. We typically focus on charging as the main point of energy consumption, but new research

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Davis Brody Bond Wins Competition to Design Sustainable St. Elizabeth’s Gateway Pavilion in DC

Davis Brody Bond Wins Competition to Design Sustainable St. Elizabeth’s Gateway Pavilion in DC

The north and south oriented plaza in front of St. Elizabeth's Hospital is currently underutilized and fenced-off to the public. Davis Brody Bond's design will transform the space into a useful

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ETH Zurich Students Create Portable Hybrid Generator that Provides Power and Clean Water

ETH Zurich Students Create Portable Hybrid Generator that Provides Power and Clean Water

Nearly a fifth of the people on the planet live without access to electricity, and while generators can be used to provide power to these areas, most are too expensive or not portable enough to offer a

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Students at Bali’s Green School Build a Beautiful Bamboo Bridge by Hand in Just Four Months!

Students at Bali’s Green School Build a Beautiful Bamboo Bridge by Hand in Just Four Months!

We have fawned over The Green School in Bali many times before, and they have wowed us once again. Overseen by Indonesian firm PT Bamboo Pure, students and visitors constructed a bamboo bridge in only

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Study Finds Electric Cars Powered by Coal Plants Have a Heavy Carbon Footrpint

Study Finds Electric Cars Powered by Coal Plants Have a Heavy Carbon Footrpint

Electric car photo from Shutterstock A new study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology states that electric cars that receive energy from coal-fired power plants could potentially

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Cheese-Powered Dragster Breaks a Land Speed Record in Utah

Cheese-Powered Dragster Breaks a Land Speed Record in Utah

A team of Utah State University researchers have set a land speed record in their class with a dragster powered by cheese! The Aggie A-Salt Streamliner runs on yeast biodiesel derived from the industrial

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Top Eight Innovative Green Cars Debuting at Next Week’s 2012 Paris Motor Show

Top Eight Innovative Green Cars Debuting at Next Week’s 2012 Paris Motor Show

Lexus LF-CC Concept The Lexus LF-CC concept previews the next-generation Lexus IS and a new hybrid powertrain that will eventually be offered in the Lexus lineup. The LF-CC concept takes the design of

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Soundscapes of Smog Lets You Hear the Pollution of US Cities

Soundscapes of Smog Lets You Hear the Pollution of US Cities

Southern California is notorious for its smog, but just a few hundred miles away in the High Sierras, the air is much cleaner. To demonstrate the difference, researchers Aaron Reuben and Gabriel Isaacman

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Peugeot Teases Onyx Hybrid Sports Car Ahead of Paris Motor Show Debut

Peugeot Teases Onyx Hybrid Sports Car Ahead of Paris Motor Show Debut

The future of supercars looks greener than ever before, as Peugeot has just released the first teaser photos of its Onyx hybrid sports car concept that will debut later this month at the 2012 Paris Motor

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Pharmaceutical Firms on Alert in China Because Suppliers May Have Used ‘Gutter Oil’ in Antibiotics

Pharmaceutical Firms on Alert in China Because Suppliers May Have Used ‘Gutter Oil’ in Antibiotics

Here at Inhabitat, we're all for recycling. We're even for recycling sewage sludge, which Korean scientists were recently able to turn into biofuel. However, we draw the line at food waste being used in

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Los Angeles Cuts Vehicle Pollution By A Massive 98% Since 1960!

Los Angeles Cuts Vehicle Pollution By A Massive 98% Since 1960!

Bart Everett / Shutterstock.com Los Angeles can be a pedestrian's nightmare with its sprawling highways and eternal traffic jams. But if you think it's bad today, think about what it must have been

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New Carbon Network EV Batteries Charge Up to 120x Faster

New Carbon Network EV Batteries Charge Up to 120x Faster

Today's electric vehicles may have much lower carbon footprints than gasoline and diesel powered cars, but the two hours it can often take to charge a lithium ion battery can be a significant

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MIT’s All-in-One Solar ORC to Provide Heat, Electricity, and Hot Water For African Communities

MIT’s All-in-One Solar ORC to Provide Heat, Electricity, and Hot Water For African Communities

MIT-based nonprofit STG International is looking to make isolated African clinics and schools much more self-sufficient with a new hybrid power and heat solar system. The unique system combines

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GM’s New Battery Could Extend EV Driving Range To 200 Miles

GM’s New Battery Could Extend EV Driving Range To 200 Miles

With a total driving range of less than 100 miles, today's electric cars do not represent a complete alternative to a traditional gas or diesel-powered car. General Motors is reportedly developing new

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London 2012 Olympic Games Serviced By Green Vehicle Fleet

London 2012 Olympic Games Serviced By Green Vehicle Fleet

The London 2012 Olympic Games has labelled itself as the 'Green Olympics', and although it has failed to be so in several aspects, it has succeeded in terms of transportation with its fleet of hydrogen

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Japans New Green Party Pushes for a Nuclear Free Nation

Japans New Green Party Pushes for a Nuclear Free Nation

Japan’s political system may see a shakeup with a newly revived Greens Japan Party ready to field anti-nuclear candidates. Vowing to put the environment first, the new collation, of mostly regional

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350 Million People in India Lose Power Due to Scorching Summer Weather

350 Million People in India Lose Power Due to Scorching Summer Weather

India suffered one of its worst blackouts in a decade this Monday morning when high demand for electricity cut off power to seven northern states and over 360 million people.  India's electricity demand

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South Pacific Island of Tokelau To Become The World’s First Solar-Powered Nation

South Pacific Island of Tokelau To Become The World’s First Solar-Powered Nation

The South Pacific nation of Tokelau is aiming to ditch its diesel dependency and transform itself into the world’s first solar-powered country. With the help of New Zealand engineering company

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16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel!

16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel!

Plastic waste photo from Shutterstock Egyptian teenagers are on a roll lately - if they're not proposing the next-generation of space propulsion systems, then they're figuring out how to use the

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Japanese Students Unveil Electric Roadway that Wirelessly Charges Electric Vehicles

Japanese Students Unveil Electric Roadway that Wirelessly Charges Electric Vehicles

One of the biggest hurdles that the electric car has yet to completely conquer is range anxiety - although improved battery technology allows for longer driving ranges, EV charging infrastructure is still

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Green Horizons’ Mobile Central Service Unit Supplies Emergency Water and Clean Energy

Green Horizons’ Mobile Central Service Unit Supplies Emergency Water and Clean Energy

Green Horizons' Central Service Unit 40 mobile infrastructure trailer is the emergency housing version of the Swiss Army knife. Developed for rapid emergency response after a calamity, the trailer

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Exquisite Alila Villas Uluwatu is the Ultimate Eco-Resort in Bali

Exquisite Alila Villas Uluwatu is the Ultimate Eco-Resort in Bali

Ok, just remember we warned you...... the design by WOHA is a vision of ecologically sound placement, form and materials which speak to a greater harmony. Indoor and outdoor spaces blend together as

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BMW and Toyota Announce Plans to Develop New Sports Car, Green Technologies

BMW and Toyota Announce Plans to Develop New Sports Car, Green Technologies

Late last year BMW and Toyota kicked off a new partnership that allowed the two automakers to share hybrid and diesel engines, and today they announced plans to continue their partnership to develop a

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Sail Away in Style on Your Own Solar-Powered Orsos Floating Island Home

Sail Away in Style on Your Own Solar-Powered Orsos Floating Island Home

Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to simply raise an anchor and move your home to a new country? Well, if you live on a luxury Orsos Island, you can do just that. The floating home resorts are

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California Bullet Train Project Will No Longer Get Environmental Exception

California Bullet Train Project Will No Longer Get Environmental Exception

California Governor Jerry Brown has courted controversy for protecting the state's bullet train project from environmental regulations, but it seems he's now done a U-turn saying he  plans to withdraw

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Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Becomes the First Hybrid to Win the 24 Hours of Le Mans Race

Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Becomes the First Hybrid to Win the 24 Hours of Le Mans Race

For the second year in a row, Audi has grabbed the top spot at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans race, and this time Audi crossed the finish line first in a hybrid! The Audi R18 e-ton quattro diesel hybrid

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TEST DRIVE: Audi Gives Us the Keys to an A3 e-tron Electric Car Prototype

TEST DRIVE: Audi Gives Us the Keys to an A3 e-tron Electric Car Prototype

Audi just gave us a quick drive behind the wheel of a prototype of its upcoming A3 e-tron electric car — which won't hit the streets for another two years! Although the A3 e-tron we drove will look

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Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

ALTO BELLO, BY YOUJIN SUNG Youjin Sung created a clever handbag for women who wear high heels at work, but wear flats or sneakers on their way to and from it. They typically carry their heels in a

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CSR to Build World’s First Carbon-Neutral High-Speed Locomotive

CSR to Build World’s First Carbon-Neutral High-Speed Locomotive

The Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) has announced plans to create the world’s first carbon-neutral high-speed locomotive. Working with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment

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QuickHab Is a Flat-Pack House for Emergency or Low-Income Housing

QuickHab Is a Flat-Pack House for Emergency or Low-Income Housing

After the Gulf Coast was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, FEMA provided temporary trailers to displaced people in Louisiana and Mississippi, which turned out to be not only inadequate but also a

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