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Controversial Dutch Artist Bart Jansen Turns His Dead Cat into a Helicopter

Controversial Dutch Artist Bart Jansen Turns His Dead Cat into a Helicopter

Dutch artist Bart Jansen has caused controversy and angered animal groups by converting the body of his dead pet cat Orville into a remote-controlled model helicopter. Orville was tragically killed by a

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Solar Impulse Completes World’s First Solar-Powered Intercontinental Flight!

Solar Impulse Completes World’s First Solar-Powered Intercontinental Flight!

Late last night the Solar Impulse successfully completed the world's first solar-powered intercontinental flight! After taking off from Spain, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg piloted their Solar

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KiteGen’s High Altitude System Generates Affordable Wind Energy With Kites

KiteGen’s High Altitude System Generates Affordable Wind Energy With Kites

Kite power has long been discussed as the next step in the evolution of wind power, and KiteGen's radical new kite power concept could be one of the cleanest and most efficient ways to address the

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PAL-V One Flying Car Gives You the Freedom to Soar Over Traffic

PAL-V One Flying Car Gives You the Freedom to Soar Over Traffic

Who hasn’t been stuck in traffic and wished that they could simply just hit a button and their car would fly over it? Flying cars have been a fantasy for decades and now they're finally becoming a

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Volta Volaré Is an Electric Plane with a Backup Gas Engine

Volta Volaré Is an Electric Plane with a Backup Gas Engine

“Range anxiety” is an emotion that’s common to people who own electric cars. It’s a term that describes the fear that EVs won’t have a strong enough charge to get you to

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California Man Recycles a Boeing 737 Into a Personal In-Home Flight Simulator

California Man Recycles a Boeing 737 Into a Personal In-Home Flight Simulator

While some may settle on using a Xbox or Wii to achieve their dreams of flying a jumbo jet, Californian James Price decided to build his own in-home flight simulator using an actual Boeing 737. Price

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New Elektra One Solar Plane Flies Twice as Far as the Original

New Elektra One Solar Plane Flies Twice as Far as the Original

Following the maiden flight of their Elektra One electric plane, SolarWorld and PC-Aero have unveiled a new solar-powered version that gives the small plane twice the range of the electric version. The

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Terrafugia Flying Car Debuts at New York Auto Show, On Sale for $279,000

Terrafugia Flying Car Debuts at New York Auto Show, On Sale for $279,000

The worst part of flying often has nothing to do with the flight itself -- it's arranging ground transportation to and from the airport and dealing with luggage. But what if you could simply land your

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U.S. Coast Guard Launches Cannon Fire to Sink Japanese Tsunami Ghost Ship

U.S. Coast Guard Launches Cannon Fire to Sink Japanese Tsunami Ghost Ship

The Japanese ghost ship that recently appeared off the coast of Canada has recently come under cannon fire from the U.S. Coast Guard. The 164-foot Ryou-un-Maru fishing vessel washed out into the Pacific

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Solar Impulse Sun-Powered Plane Will Attempt to Fly from Switzerland to Morocco

Solar Impulse Sun-Powered Plane Will Attempt to Fly from Switzerland to Morocco

For the first time ever, a solar plane will attempt to fly from Switzerland to Morocco. Back in 2011 Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg flew their Solar Impulse plane from Paris to Brussels, however

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Boeing, Airbus and Embraer Partner to Develop Affordable Biofuels

Boeing, Airbus and Embraer Partner to Develop Affordable Biofuels

The three major players in airplane manufacturing — Boeing, Airbus and Embraer — have announced an unlikely and exciting partnership to develop affordable biofuel technology which could be adopted

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Fuel-Efficient Supersonic Biplane Promises to be the Successor to the Concorde

Fuel-Efficient Supersonic Biplane Promises to be the Successor to the Concorde

Beginning in 1969, the Concorde - the world's first supersonic passenger jet - ferried travelers across the Atlantic in just over three hours. But there were several challenges associated with the

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Sir Richard Branson Urges Prime Minister David Cameron To Back Renewable Energy

Sir Richard Branson Urges Prime Minister David Cameron To Back Renewable Energy

Billionaires like Richard Branson are among the richest people in the world because they can see which way the wind is blowing and make smart business investments accordingly. It therefore shouldn't

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Sipho Mabona’s Swarming Origami Locusts Are Made of Money!

Sipho Mabona’s Swarming Origami Locusts Are Made of Money!

Mabona’s intricate origami evolved from his obsession with folding paper airplanes as a child. For the Japanese American National Museum show, the artist chose to tackle the issue of money and the

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Future Forest Plants Trees in the Mongolian Desert to Reduce Korean Dust Storms

Future Forest Plants Trees in the Mongolian Desert to Reduce Korean Dust Storms

As severe desertification hits the Gobi Desert and temperatures there rise at a rate twice the global average, it is not only the largely nomadic desert population who suffer — the desertification is

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Top 6 Sensational Pedal-Powered Designs

Top 6 Sensational Pedal-Powered Designs

The Schweeb The Schweeb is a low-impact take on the monorail that places people in plastic tubes (guided by a rail) that they can cycle to their destination in. As ridiculous as it may look, this idea

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7 Amazing Green Bookstores and Libraries from Around the World

7 Amazing Green Bookstores and Libraries from Around the World

Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore El Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookstore 24-Hour Library Built from 1,000 Empty Beer Cartons Westbury-sub-Mendip’s Phone Booth Library BiebBus Shipping Container Library Van

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83-Year-Old Woman Gets the World’s First 3D Printed Replacement Jaw

83-Year-Old Woman Gets the World’s First 3D Printed Replacement Jaw

An 83-year-old woman in Belgium is now the proud owner of what could be possibly the coolest lower jaw in history: a 3D printed titanium mandible replacement. The jaw was implanted successfully a few

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Monsanto Being Sued for Poisoning West Virginia Town with Agent Orange Chemicals

Monsanto Being Sued for Poisoning West Virginia Town with Agent Orange Chemicals

If you don't know who Monsanto is, just ask your stomach - chances are you've consumed quite a lot of their genetically modified produce in your life. The giant agricultural company has long been derided

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High Flying F-Light Lamps Made From Recycled Airbus A300 Jets

High Flying F-Light Lamps Made From Recycled Airbus A300 Jets

We’ve seen old airplanes recycled into hotels, homes, and restaurants, but Paul Coudamy is taking things piece by piece with his incredible F-light. The designer has transformed the walls of an old

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Classic Toyota 2000GT Transformed Into Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle

Classic Toyota 2000GT Transformed Into Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle

The Toyota 2000GT is often hailed as the pinnacle of Japanese sports cars, and we were excited to see one of these babies turned into a solar powered electric vehicle. As reported

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UK Green Lights First Phase of High Speed Rail Line HS2

UK Green Lights First Phase of High Speed Rail Line HS2

The United Kingdom has given the green light to the first phase of its proposed High Speed Two train line. In response to environmental concerns, the route for HS2 will now include extra tunneling in the

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US Defense Logistics Agency Makes Single Largest Gov. Purchase of Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Ever

US Defense Logistics Agency Makes Single Largest Gov. Purchase of Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Ever

As part of the government's push to wean the United States off of foreign oil, the US Department of Defense in coordination with the US Department of Agriculture just announced the largest single

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Material Efficient Plane Hangar & Museum Takes Inspiration From a Wing’s Profile

Material Efficient Plane Hangar & Museum Takes Inspiration From a Wing’s Profile

Located an hour north of Sydney in the Hunter Valley wine country region, The Hangar is home to Air Action, an aviation museum with a collection of vintage fighter planes to admire and even take rides in.

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Duke Researchers Studying Sensor-Equipped Dragonflies To Aid Future Flying Robot Design

Duke Researchers Studying Sensor-Equipped Dragonflies To Aid Future Flying Robot Design

The natural world has inspired a lot of technological innovations, but it seems it could also be aiding in the design of future robots. A team from Duke University is researching dragonflies in order to

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American and Alaska Airlines Complete World’s First Commercial Biofuel Flights

American and Alaska Airlines Complete World’s First Commercial Biofuel Flights

Yesterday, American Airlines completed the world's first commercial biofuel flight by traveling from Houston to Chicago powered by a mix of 40% Solazyme algae biofuels and 60% traditional jet fuels.

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Airborne Metro: A Giant Nuclear-Powered Airport That Flies 3,000 Passengers Across the Sky

Airborne Metro: A Giant Nuclear-Powered Airport That Flies 3,000 Passengers Across the Sky

This crazy Airborne Metro, if ever built, could reduce emissions from air travel 80% by revolutionizing the way we fly. The giant, 3,000 passenger craft is a nuclear powered airport and shuttle in the

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SolarShip’s Solar Cargo Helium Plane Is a Futuristic Airship That Actually Exists

SolarShip’s Solar Cargo Helium Plane Is a Futuristic Airship That Actually Exists

People have talked about building futuristic airships for zero emissions cargo shipping for a long time, but most of these green blimps remain on the drawing board. One company, SolarShip, has taken the

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6 Groundbreaking Green Innovations We Spotted at Popular Mechanics’ Breakthrough Awards

6 Groundbreaking Green Innovations We Spotted at Popular Mechanics’ Breakthrough Awards

OSORB We've written about Osorb before, but we were eager to see this miracle material in person. Made out of what is essentially glass, the substance acts like a nanomechanical sponge that absorbs

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