When scientists test a water supply for deadly pathogens like E.coli bacteria, every second counts. A team of engineers at the University of Alberta have developed a new filter that can detect E.coli in a
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Could space travel be just an elevator ride away? Science fiction author Neal Stephenson is teaming up with Arizona State University scientists and engineers to develop a concept for the tallest tower on
Since time immemorial, farmers have benefited from sharing knowledge with one another, and The FarmBot makes that easier than ever to do. Designed by California engineer Rory Landon Aronson, this
This fall Honda is releasing the second hybrid version of their popular Accord sedan, the 2014 Accord Hybrid. With a 50 mpg city rating, this new hybrid is the most fuel-efficient, non-plug-in hybrid
INHABITAT: What inspired you to write 'Cradle to Cradle' (the book) and launch the Cradle to Cradle system? William McDonough: From an early age, I was fascinated by differing attitudes towards
Jason and Camilla Iftakhar INHABITAT: Tell us a bit about your background in eco-design. What made you decide to focus on scooters? I was first introduced to the concept of sustainability and eco
For thieves, an unsecured bike light is a terribly tempting (and very low-hanging) fruit. After getting sick of having their gear stolen, a team of MIT engineers formed the Fortified Bicycle Alliance
Yesterday morning San Francisco-based Occipital launched Structure Sensor—the world's first 3D scanner for iPad—on Kickstarter with a fundraising goal of $100,000. By this morning, they had not only
Tesla has shaken up the automotive industry with its new Model S sedan's electric driving range and overall performance, but one area that the automaker hasn't explored is self driving cars - yet. Tesla
Team Kentuckiana makes use of the engineering, business and communication skills from the University of Louisville, the architecture and construction expertise from Ball State University, and engineering
The Crystal earned its title from the building's division into two architectural volumes: the inner building is shaped like a golden crystal, inspired by the city's underground iron ore deposits; the
Silent Crowd is a stunning urban design project by architects S.Dimitriou, M.Koutsari, M. Kyropoulou, A.Manolaki, M.Panagiotidou, K.Panopoulos, M.Koulouri, G.Velgiris, landscape architect
The term 'building science' is used quite often now in sustainable building circles, but much of what we understand of it can be traced back to the work of Dr. Joe Lstiburek, founder of
Missouri University of Science and Technology has had a team of students competing in the Solar Decathlon competition almost every time except in 2011. The team gets back into the 2013 competition for the
3D printing technology holds the amazing potential to change the way we make things - however most 3D printers are limited to creating objects out of plastic. Enter the Mebotics Microfactory, which it
Toyota is going to give the world another preview of its upcoming fuel cell hybrid vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the FCV-R concept. The FCV-R concept is a preview of Toyota's first
Yeast photo from Shutterstock Who knew the secret to eternal youth could have been hiding in bread-rising yeast all this time? A team of researchers from Japan and New Zealand has found a way to double
Reprogramming the City is an exhibit hosted by the Boston Society of Architects, displaying more than 20 ideas of innovative uses of existing city infrastructure, such as lamp posts which can become
This morning, delegates from more than 35 countries gathered at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore for the 2013 International Green Building Conference to exchange ideas about
First, a look at the greenest parts of the project: the studio has incorporated geothermal heat and a rainwater cooling system within the stadium concept, along with the commitment to recycle greywater.
After years of development BMW just unveiled the official production model of its 2015 i8 plug-in hybrid sports car at the Frankfurt Motor Show! The i8's efficient, yet powerful plug-in hybrid powertrain
"We made a lot of mistakes with this building," admits Rafael Viñoly. It is not everyday that you will hear an architect admit to making a mistake with their work, but Vinoly hardly had a choice with
Image © Mike Baker North Carolina State University researchers have developed a new way of connecting stacked solar cells that is strong enough to handle the energy of 70,000 suns. The innovation will
Fog photo from Shutterstock Plants and certain animals like the fog beetle can survive in very arid regions because they've developed ways of absorbing minute amounts of water from the atmosphere.
Dogs are great: they listen to you (most of the time), they understand commands, and they'll love you forever no matter what. While walking them can be a great joy, when the weather is miserable, the
While ZA Architects acknowledges that current technologies are not sufficient to carry out their plans, they believe that robotics will advance enough by 2023 to fabricate the underground dwellings. In
LAST CHANCE: Enter Inhabitat’s Back To School Contest to Win $250+ of Green Goodies Including a Voltaic Solar Backpack (Worth $129)
Enter Inhabitat's 2013 Back to School Contest! We can't believe how fast summer flew by - but now that fall is on the horizon it's time to start getting ready for a green school year - and Inhabitat is
Amid concerns about global climate change and changing weather patterns, one company is trying to find a new way to irrigate crops in an age of increasing water instability. "Solid Rain" is an incredibly
The footbridge is approximately 16 meters in diameter and features a series of wheels running on a circular track below the hub that allows it to open and close - depending on the amount of river traffic.
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