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How Green Design Will Propel the Planes Of The 21st Century

How Green Design Will Propel the Planes Of The 21st Century

Aircraft are responsible for a staggering 11% of the United States' CO2 emissions, however a lot of work is being done to make them more environmentally friendly. Plane designers are doing everything from

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Hollywood to Spread Eco Message With Captain Planet Movie

Hollywood to Spread Eco Message With Captain Planet Movie

"Captain Planet, he's our hero, gonna take pollution down to zero!" If you are over the age of 30, those lyrics may mean nothing to you - but for a generation of young adults, Captain Planet and the

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Terrafugia’s Transition Flying Car Plane Can Drive Itself Home From the Airport

Terrafugia’s Transition Flying Car Plane Can Drive Itself Home From the Airport

  Flying cars are here! Well, "roadable planes" are at least. The Terrafugia Transition is a two-seat prop plane that can legally drive itself home from the airport, converting from a

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St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

With all there is to choose from in the museum, we're not quite sure where to start. To give you some background, the attractions aren't just made from recycled objects, the building itself is also

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eGenius Plane Sets World Record for Electric Aircraft Speed

eGenius Plane Sets World Record for Electric Aircraft Speed

The eGenius, an electric glider devised by a team from the University of Stuttgart, has set a new record for electric aviation by maintaining an average speed of 100mph over two hours. The result of the

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FRY POWER: Thomson Airways Launches the UK’s First Airplane Powered By Cooking Oil

FRY POWER: Thomson Airways Launches the UK’s First Airplane Powered By Cooking Oil

Cooking oil has been used in the past to power cars and buses, but UK-based Thomson Airways just became the country's first airline to launch fry-powered planes. Starting next month, the airline will

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The Mighty Cri-Cri Electric Mini Plane Breaks Another Speed Record

The Mighty Cri-Cri Electric Mini Plane Breaks Another Speed Record

Attendees of this year's Paris Air Show got to see history being made as the mighty micro Cri-Cri broke the electric plane speed record. The plane first took to the skies last September and drew in a

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Solar Impulse Airplane Makes Public Debut at Paris Air Show

Solar Impulse Airplane Makes Public Debut at Paris Air Show

The one-seater solar aircraft is similar in size to a large plane, but it only weighs as much as a regular car. It is powered by 12,000 solar cells that cover the plane's wings. They absorb the sun’s

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EADS Rethinks the Way Planes Fly With New All-Electric Aircraft Design

EADS Rethinks the Way Planes Fly With New All-Electric Aircraft Design

At the 2011 Paris Air Show the aerospace giant EADS showcased an all-electric propulsion system for a commercial airliner that could be ready to fly in just 20 years. The plane, called the VoltAir, is a

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SonicStar Super Plane Could Travel from London to New York in 2 Hours

SonicStar Super Plane Could Travel from London to New York in 2 Hours

Since Concorde was retired, the world has been without a supersonic passenger jet. But that could soon change with the unveiling of the SonicStar. Designed by HyperMach, the supersonic plane is so quick

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Siemens Unveils the World’s First True Hybrid-Electric Airplane

Siemens Unveils the World’s First True Hybrid-Electric Airplane

Siemans just unveiled the world's first true plug-in hybrid-electric airplane, which has an engine that resembles the Chevy Volt's. The airplane took its maiden flight on June 8 at the Wiener Neustadt

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EADS Seaweed-Powered Zero Emission ZEHST Plane Could Travel from London to New York in an Hour

EADS Seaweed-Powered Zero Emission ZEHST Plane Could Travel from London to New York in an Hour

Before the official opening of the Paris Air Show, Airbus parent company EADS revealed what it has in the works to be the successor to the Concorde jet: the Zero Emission Hypersonic Transportation plane,

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FIRST PHOTOS: Incredible Recycled 747 Airplane House Completed in Malibu!

FIRST PHOTOS: Incredible Recycled 747 Airplane House Completed in Malibu!

Over time David Hertz and his team at Studio of Environmental Architects will be making use of the whole 747 plane including the wings, the fuselage, and cockpit to build not only the main house, but also

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Virgin America’ New Fuel-Efficient LEAP Engines Will Save $1.6 Million Per Plane

Virgin America’ New Fuel-Efficient LEAP Engines Will Save $1.6 Million Per Plane

With the cost of air travel soaring this year due to the rising cost of fuel, many travelers have been cutting back, or not traveling at all. Today, Virgin America announced plans to switch to a new breed

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The Octuri Wind Powered Yacht Doubles as a Plane

The Octuri Wind Powered Yacht Doubles as a Plane

Put this on the list of things we'll buy when we're rich and famous. Designer Yelken Octuri has created a flying yacht for princes Aziz, Dawood and Hashim. The flying yacht was designed to allow the

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Runway 34: Recycled Airplane Restaurant Serves up First Class Meals in Zurich

Runway 34: Recycled Airplane Restaurant Serves up First Class Meals in Zurich

Runway 34 offers Swiss visitors a unique dining experience that takes place inside, around, and on top of a decommissioned Soviet airplane that has been restored to its former glory. Much of the aircraft

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European Space Agency Gives Its Blessing to Hydrogen Powered Skylon Space Plane

European Space Agency Gives Its Blessing to Hydrogen Powered Skylon Space Plane

What if you could launch into space using a conventional runway and a hydrogen-powered engine with no booster rockets? That's the idea behind Reaction Engines' new green Skylon space plane concept. And

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Cylindrical Henley House is a Light-Drenched Planetarium Style Abode

Cylindrical Henley House is a Light-Drenched Planetarium Style Abode

The cedar skin not only creates a certain fluidity that connects the home with the surrounding landscape, but it also allows the building to breathe without allowing in too much heat. And a circular

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Solar Impulse Sun-Powered Plane Successfully Completes First International Flight

Solar Impulse Sun-Powered Plane Successfully Completes First International Flight

The totally solar powered Solar Impulse aircraft made its maiden international flight across Europe today, piloted by Andre Borschberg. Slowly but surely, the aircraft flew from western Switzerland and

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Buenos Aires’ Spectacular Planetario Galileo Galilei Sparkles With Thousands of LEDs

Buenos Aires’ Spectacular Planetario Galileo Galilei Sparkles With Thousands of LEDs

Planetario Galileo Galilei was designed by architect Enrique Jan and it opened its doors in 1962. Its galactic shape, inspired by Saturn, features five floors, six helicoidal sets of stairs, and a

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Synergy Diesel Glider Plane To Compete in CAFE Green Flight Challenge

Synergy Diesel Glider Plane To Compete in CAFE Green Flight Challenge

John McGinnis of Kalispell, Montana, designed this diesel-powered glider plane, which seats five and has 200 horsepower on tap but maintains the efficiency of a glider due to the wing design. The compact

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14 Eco Chic Mother’s Day Gifts That the Planet Will Appreciate

14 Eco Chic Mother’s Day Gifts That the Planet Will Appreciate

Mother's Day is just a few days away - do you have something special ready for the most important lady in your life? If not, don't panic. We've got a guide brimming with green gifts that are Mother Earth

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Solar Impulse Plane Prepares for First International Flight

Solar Impulse Plane Prepares for First International Flight

The Solar Impulse solar plane, which in 2010 demonstrated it could harvest enough energy by day to stay aloft all night, will soon take its first international flight. The team will be headed by Bertrand

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Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Oceanic Will Use Underwater Planes to Explore Ocean’s Depths

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Oceanic Will Use Underwater Planes to Explore Ocean’s Depths

Sir Richard Branson is no shrinking violet when it comes to innovation in exploration. The famed entrepreneur who is already constructing his own space base, has just announced he will being

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NASA Funds Cessna to Develop Self-Healing ‘Magic Skin’ for Airplanes

NASA Funds Cessna to Develop Self-Healing ‘Magic Skin’ for Airplanes

NASA just awarded four research groups a total of $16.5 million to develop projects that focus on improving airliner safety, fuel efficiency and noise. Included is a remarkable study by The Cessna

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Office Decorated With a Refurbished Vintage 1960s Fighter Plane

Office Decorated With a Refurbished Vintage 1960s Fighter Plane

When Adam Kushner, principal of design firm KUSHNER Studios, set about designing a creative office environment, he thought big - really big. He and his team hauled in a vintage 1960s MiG fighter plane and

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Elektra One Electric Plane Successfully Completes Maiden Flight

Elektra One Electric Plane Successfully Completes Maiden Flight

We're excited to announce that the Elektra One electric airplane has just successfully completed its first and second flights in Augsburg, Germany! Developed by Calin Gologan, the electric aircraft

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Stay the Night in Your Choice of Hobbit Hotel, Recycled Ship Suite or WWII Fighter Plane at Woodlyn Park

Stay the Night in Your Choice of Hobbit Hotel, Recycled Ship Suite or WWII Fighter Plane at Woodlyn Park

Woodlyn Park began as a humble working farm but has now blossomed into a resort complete with four unique -and when we say unique, we mean unique - types of lodging, a restaurant and bar and a stage

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Google Invests in Biomass Fuel Startup CoolPlanetBiofuels’ Negative Carbon Fuel

Google Invests in Biomass Fuel Startup CoolPlanetBiofuels’ Negative Carbon Fuel

If you think Google is going to take over the world, you can at least rest assured they're going to do it in a green way. The internet giant has invested in yet another green initiative, pouring some

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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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