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New Zealand Train Station Transformed Into Green Meadow

New Zealand Train Station Transformed Into Green Meadow

Often times standing around in even the most modern and sleek subway stations can be an utter drag. But imagine the surprise if your local platform suddenly sprouted a vast green meadow! Not too long ago

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China Unveils the World’s Fastest High Speed Train

China Unveils the World’s Fastest High Speed Train

China is speeding towards the future of public transportation with the launch of the fastest high-speed train on the planet! Averaging 217 mph (350 km/h), the new train is faster than a speeding bullet

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Original Sound Track: Toy Train Runs on Musical Rails!

Original Sound Track: Toy Train Runs on Musical Rails!

Musician and designer Ricardo Seola's 'Original Sound Track' is a toy train that is filled with a lot of soul! The train assumes the role of a musician as it plays its track by plucking metal keys, just

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High-Speed Javelin Trains Arrive in the UK

High-Speed Javelin Trains Arrive in the UK

This week the UK joined the ranks of many other European countries as it unveiled its first domestic high-speed rail service. The 140 mph Japanese-built Javelin trains will be slightly more expensive to

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HeroRATS Trained to Sniff Out Landmines

HeroRATS Trained to Sniff Out Landmines

Most people view rats as nothing more than pests, but one organization regards the critters as heroes. APOPO, an African-based non-profit, trains African Giant Pouched Rats to sniff out unexploded

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Wireless Road Trains Keep Highway Vehicles Linked Together

Wireless Road Trains Keep Highway Vehicles Linked Together

What if you could drive onto the highway, take your hands off the wheel, and sit back and read a book? That might not be as far-fetched as you might think if an EU-financed research project is successful.

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Norfolk Southern Unveils Zero Emission Plug-in Electric Train

Norfolk Southern Unveils Zero Emission Plug-in Electric Train

We've covered plenty of plug-in hybrid electric cars, and now Norfolk Southern Corp. is extending the same technology to locomotives with its prototype battery-powered train, the NS 999. The 1,500

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Green-Roofed Airport Training Center Achieves LEED Silver

Green-Roofed Airport Training Center Achieves LEED Silver

In 1999, The Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) set out to create a revolutionary fire and emergency services training facility that uses the newest and most innovative environmentally-conscious

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220MPH Solar-Powered Bullet Train on Arizona Horizon

220MPH Solar-Powered Bullet Train on Arizona Horizon

Travelers going from Tucson to Phoenix may soon be blazing across the desert in speeding solar bullet trains propelled by the sun's rays. Hot on the heels of President Obama's plan for High Speed Rail in

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Kawasaki Reveals The Fastest Bullet Train in Japan

Kawasaki Reveals The Fastest Bullet Train in Japan

Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. recently announced that it is developing the country’s fastest high speed train! Named the “Environmentally Friendly Super Express Train”

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Can Spain’s AVE Train Kill the Airplane?

Can Spain’s AVE Train Kill the Airplane?

When we think of air travel, what usually comes to mind is the cramped seats, bags of peanuts, and annoyance of checking luggage. But if Spain has its way, their brand new high speed train network may

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BKLYN DESIGNS 2007: Nicholas Furrow’s Strainer Lamp

BKLYN DESIGNS 2007: Nicholas Furrow’s Strainer Lamp

We were truly amazed by the variety of products shown at last weekend's BKLYN designs, where we saw everything from timber tables to skateboards on the floor. We loved how designers seemed to look at

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Local Motors 3D-Prints Incredible Full-Scale Car in Just 44 Hours!

Local Motors 3D-Prints Incredible Full-Scale Car in Just 44 Hours!

Arizona-based Local Motors has succeeded in creating the world's first 3D-printed car at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago. Called the Strati, the 3D-printed car's design

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How You Can Participate in the Largest Climate March in History

How You Can Participate in the Largest Climate March in History

The buzz is building around the Largest Climate March in History, and if you care about the environment and securing a sustainable future for people on planet earth, it's time to get planning to join the

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Can Americans Rediscover Their Love of Rail Travel?

Can Americans Rediscover Their Love of Rail Travel?

"Trainsforming America" is a new documentary that takes a hard look at why America has fallen behind the rest of the world when it comes to properly investing in an efficient passenger rail system.

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Disturbing Videos Show How Fracking Affects Everyday People in California

Disturbing Videos Show How Fracking Affects Everyday People in California

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) just released three new thought-provoking videos that show how oil and gas development affects residents of California. The slideshow videos illustrate some of

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Toyota’s New Transforming Urban Utility Vehicle is the Swiss Army Knife of Cars!

Toyota’s New Transforming Urban Utility Vehicle is the Swiss Army Knife of Cars!

Makers, meet your DIY dream car. Toyota's Calty Design Research Studio just unveiled its brand new Urban Utility concept car - an ultra flexible vehicle with a transforming interior designed to meet the

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Solar Sister Empowers Women to Bring Solar Energy to Rural Africa

Solar Sister Empowers Women to Bring Solar Energy to Rural Africa

We take electricity for granted in the developed world, but did you know that 1.6 billion people - a full one quarter of the world's population - don’t have access to reliable electricity? The

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DIY: Make Your Own Yogurt in a Crock-Pot!

DIY: Make Your Own Yogurt in a Crock-Pot!

Image via Shutterstock  Yogurt is one of those all-around fabulous edibles that can be used a thousand different ways. It gets added to smoothies, eaten with cereal, mixed with herbs to create spreads

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UK Scientists Make Renewable Propane Using E. Coli Bacteria

UK Scientists Make Renewable Propane Using E. Coli Bacteria

Scientists at the U.K.'s Imperial College London just made a major breakthrough in the renewable production of the fuel propane. In a study released this week in the journal Nature Communications, they

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Janine Benyus, Author and Founder of Biomimicry 3.8

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Janine Benyus, Author and Founder of Biomimicry 3.8

In 1997, biologist and innovation consultant Janine Benyus, released her first book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In this publication she coined the term 'biomimicry' and laid the groundwork

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25 Inspiring Tiny Homes for Portland Residents Who Earn $15,000 or Less

25 Inspiring Tiny Homes for Portland Residents Who Earn $15,000 or Less

The tiny home revolution has reached Portland, Oregon, as the city nears approval for a massive new tiny house community. The project, which is pending the perfect plot of land, will provide modern

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Screen-free Time Can Improve Kids’ Recognition of Nonverbal Emotion Cues, UCLA Study Indicates

Screen-free Time Can Improve Kids’ Recognition of Nonverbal Emotion Cues, UCLA Study Indicates

A new study released by University of California Los Angeles researchers shows that children who were denied screen time for five days improved their ability to read nonverbal emotion cues by a greater

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How to Make Your Own Terrarium

How to Make Your Own Terrarium

I've always coveted my friend Melissa's fabulous terrarium, which is the centerpiece of her stylish, cozy Brooklyn apartment. I've secretly wanted one of my own for ages, and recently realizing that some

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20 World-Changing Semifinalists Announced for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

20 World-Changing Semifinalists Announced for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

Algal Turf Scrubbing After spending years studying natural solar bio-energy in Caribbean coral reefs, Walter H. Adey, PhD. developed Algal Turf Scrubber, a biomimetic system that generates a fast-growing

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Guatemalan Protestor Burned Alive for Speaking Out Against Canadian Company GoldCorp

Guatemalan Protestor Burned Alive for Speaking Out Against Canadian Company GoldCorp

A Guatemalan protestor was beaten and burnt to death after he dared to speak against the Marlin gold mine, which is owned by Canadian company GoldCorp. The man, who was a member of an indigenous tribe,

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Ford and Hyundai Are Both Working on Prius-Killing Hybrid Cars

Ford and Hyundai Are Both Working on Prius-Killing Hybrid Cars

The internet is abuzz with news that Ford and Hyundai are currently working on new dedicated hybrid models that will compete with the top-selling Toyota Prius. Both Ford and Hyundai currently offer hybrid

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Saving Children’s Lives in Bangladesh with Simple Concrete Floors

Saving Children’s Lives in Bangladesh with Simple Concrete Floors

  Most of us take for granted the fact that we can walk barefoot across our living room floor and not end up with a life-threatening disease, but that's far from the case in many regions of

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6 Environmentally Conscious Wineries Around the World

6 Environmentally Conscious Wineries Around the World

Bodegas Portia, Ribera del Duero, Spain Designed by Foster + Partners, the Bodegas Portia Winery features a dramatic central hub that makes use of gravity rather than machines to move grapes and wine

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Lack of Funding Delays California Earthquake Early Warning System

Lack of Funding Delays California Earthquake Early Warning System

An earthquake early warning system for California was finalized two years ago and passed into law last year, but it has not yet been implemented pending funding. Given that estimates of the cost of last

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