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Global warming has dramatically increased the unpredictability of weather patterns, but what if we could more accurately pinpoint the future location and intensity of floods and droughts? That might be
Music becomes a sustainable experience with Shepeleff Stephen's solar-powered, bluetooth-connected Q-Sound (quantum sound) headphones. The Romanian engineering student's sleek design combines flexible,
This year's Paris Motor Show has seen many major manufacturers making strident efforts towards smaller, more fuel efficient, and more environmentally sustainable vehicles. The Nissan Nuvu is just such a
We love concept vehicles here at Inhabitat - not because we hope that they will be manufactured at some point, but because we're impressed by the innovative thinking behind them. Take the 888 by Oskar
Not a week goes by without a hot new electric vehicle being announced, and this week is no exception. The Swiss company Mindset AG has announced that it is planning to produce an ultra-lightweight hybrid
What if instead of leaking value left and right your car actually paid for itself over time? The AFS Trinity Power Corporation recently debuted just such a vehicle, dubbed the XH150. The "Extreme Hybrid
6 Ways the Tesla Powerwall is Changing the Energy Landscape Elon Musk has been trying to drive the adoption of solar power through his Tesla Motors and SolarCity companies. With growing car sales at
What if you could power your iPhone from thin air? Making wires redundant was said to be one of Nikola Tesla's biggest dreams, a dream University of Washington researchers want to fulfill with PoWiFi.
Here in the U.S. you probably have a higher chance of seeing a unicorn than a small three-wheeled rickshaw, like the Piaggio Tuk Tuk, but in several countries around the world, small rickshaws are the
Tesla's hotly anticipated home battery is now on the market. Late last evening, Tesla CEO Elon Musk kept his promise for a hotly anticipated announcement about the company's next product line. Musk
Motor Trend gave the VW e-Golf electric car its highly coveted Car of the Year award this year and just about every other major automotive publication has raved about the new e-Golf, but in the real world
Researchers at Stanford University have unveiled a new aluminum-ion battery that could one day replace the lithium-ion batteries that power everything from our watches to our tablets and our electric
A new study from the Stockholm Environment Institute has found that the price of lithium ion battery packs has been falling far faster than previously reported, with the price per kWh dropping by a
Chevrolet just unveiled its brand new 2016 Malibu Hybrid at the New York Auto Show - and it's lighter, more stylish, and more efficient thanks to a jolt of technology borrowed from the 2016 Chevy Volt.
Could Gogoro’s new electric Smartscooter and battery swapping infrastructure revolutionize urban transport?
Sprawling mega-cities in Asia, such as Jakarta, Beijing, Taipei, are already full of scooters as the primary mode of personal transport, and the air quality is notoriously unhealthy for these urban
Normally when a massive factory closes its doors an outlet mall or giant water park pops up in its place. But one former cigarette plant in Concord, North Carolina is turning into something completely
A team of Ohio State University scientists have invented what they claim is the world's first rechargeable solar battery. The team observed the issues in current methods for collecting and storing solar
Carbon nanotubes have been used in everything from energy-free lights to oil spill clean-up technology, and now a team from Rice University has used them to develop a paint that transforms any surface
Do you give much thought to horseshoe crabs? No, me neither. But it turns out that without them, we could be in a very precarious position. Horseshoe crabs – or to be more precise, their incredible,
As more electrified vehicles hit the road, critics consistently wonder what we will do with all of the used battery packs that power these cars. Well, Toyota demonstrates how old nickel-metal hydride
Wicked Laser's handheld laser products are beloved by Star Wars fans everywhere. But they also make a high-end flashlight. The latest tweak to their Flashtorch design packs up to 4,100 lumens of light,
Never one to be outplayed, Toyota is working on the next-generation Toyota Prius hybrid due for release by 2016. With each new generation of Prius, the auto giant has made slight efficiency gains, but
The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Octopus Teach Us About Touch Screens, Wallpaper, and Invisibility Cloaks?
Cephalopods are the undisputed masters of camouflage. While their relatives, the clams, stayed brainless and safe on the seabeds-of-old, the ancient nautilus (think squid-in-a-shell) made a daring foray
The world’s first battery-powered airplane, E-Fan, has just successfully completed its first flight in Bordeaux, France. The small experimental aircraft is powered by 120 lithium-ion polymer batteries
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