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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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Boeing Plant Camouflaged Beneath a Fake Neighborhood Tapped as Salvaged Lumber Source

Boeing Plant Camouflaged Beneath a Fake Neighborhood Tapped as Salvaged Lumber Source

South of downtown Seattle is an old Boeing airplane assembly plant that produced nearly 7000 Flying Fortresses while hidden beneath a roof with a fake suburban neighborhood on top. The site is now the

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Airbus Unveils Incredible Design for a Transparent Plane

Airbus Unveils Incredible Design for a Transparent Plane

If you're a jet-setter who feels that air travel has lost some of its luster, then put your seat back in its upright position and get ready for a thrilling ride. Aerospace company Airbus has just

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First Trans-Ocean Biofuel Powered Flight to Take Off Tonight

First Trans-Ocean Biofuel Powered Flight to Take Off Tonight

This evening at 9pm, the Gulfstream G450 airplane will become the first trans-Atlantic flight to be powered partially by biofuel (supplied by Honeywell). The flight will take off from Morristown, New

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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 Top-5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Cellphone Radiation

The Top-5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Cellphone Radiation

1. USE AIRPLANE MODE Most people don't know this, but many phones now have a function that allows their cellphones to be used on airplanes. Because airplane mode cuts off all wireless transmissions from

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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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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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Boeing Announces New Factory Will be 100% Powered by Renewable Energy

Boeing Announces New Factory Will be 100% Powered by Renewable Energy

Boeing recently announced that their new 787 jet assembly plant in South Carolina will be completely powered by renewable energy. The new facility will have a roof covered with solar panels that will

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New Graphene Super Paper is 10x Stronger Than Steel

New Graphene Super Paper is 10x Stronger Than Steel

The University of Technology in Sydney recently unveiled a new type of graphene nano paper that is ten times stronger than a sheet of steel. Composed of processed and pressed graphite, the material is as

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UpWind Has the Secrets to Building Wind Turbines That Will Power 20,000 Homes

UpWind Has the Secrets to Building Wind Turbines That Will Power 20,000 Homes

A joint European project called UpWind has announced that new technologies will allow engineers and scientists need to start producing wind turbines with 20 megawatt (MW) capacities -- that's enough to

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The Safe House is a Transforming Fortress of Sustainable Solitude

The Safe House is a Transforming Fortress of Sustainable Solitude

Located in a small village on the outskirts of Warsaw, the Safe House is surrounded by a series of thick, movable walls that arm and disarm like an armadillo's armor. In its daytime state, the eastern and

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Make Your Own Cardboard World With the Amazing COOLS Kit

Make Your Own Cardboard World With the Amazing COOLS Kit

COOLS Kit is not a new piece of crazy-shaped furniture or recycled cardboard household object - it's an amazing set of hand-tools with connectors meant for building just about anything you can imagine! On

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A+D’s SOUPERgreen Rethinks the Los Angeles Landscape With Cutting Edge Sustainable Tech

A+D’s SOUPERgreen Rethinks the Los Angeles Landscape With Cutting Edge Sustainable Tech

The A+D Museum in Los Angeles recently hosted a panel discussion for their new sci-fi inspired “SOUPERgreen” exhibit. The architects involved wanted to challenge conventional sustainable design trends

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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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European Union May Ban Gas Fueled Cars in Cities by 2050

European Union May Ban Gas Fueled Cars in Cities by 2050

An ambitious new proposal in the European Union calls for the elimination of fossil fuel-burning vehicles in cities by the year 2050. The radical plan, proposed by the European Commission, would prohibit

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Firefighters Might Soon be Fighting Blazes With Electrical Wands

Firefighters Might Soon be Fighting Blazes With Electrical Wands

Researchers are working on developing 200 year-old technology to help firefighters fight blazes with electrical wands instead of water and chemicals. The method uses currents of energy to zap fires at

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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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The Nest: A Wild Wooden Treehouse That Sways 23 Ft Off the Ground

The Nest: A Wild Wooden Treehouse That Sways 23 Ft Off the Ground

One of the coolest features of the Nest is that Romero suspended it from an airplane cable 23 feet off the ground. Unlike more traditional treehouses that are anchored to their base tree, the Nest sways

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Costa Rican Hotel Made from an Old Airplane Takes Flight

Costa Rican Hotel Made from an Old Airplane Takes Flight

If you have fantasies of living like the Swiss Family Robinson or even the characters in Lost, this rainforest resort near Quepos, Costa Rica may be just the ticket. Situated on the edge of the Manuel

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3D Printed Air Bike is as Strong as Steel but 1/3rd the Weight of Aluminium

3D Printed Air Bike is as Strong as Steel but 1/3rd the Weight of Aluminium

This funky bike is making news today not just  for its design but for how it is made. UK engineers printed the bike using a powder composed of nylon and metal which results in a frame that has the

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Stunning Open Air Library in East Germany Wins the 2011 Brit Insurance Architecture Award

Stunning Open Air Library in East Germany Wins the 2011 Brit Insurance Architecture Award

What began as an assemblage of 1,000 empty beer cartons pulled together by residents in East Germany has now evolved into an incredible open air public library. Designed by Karo Architekten in

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Researchers Develop Plant Inspired Structures That Can Move and Adapt Their Shape

Researchers Develop Plant Inspired Structures That Can Move and Adapt Their Shape

Researchers at the University of Michigan are studying plants that move in an attempt to use their natural hydraulic motion to build new structures that can change and adapt their shape on their own. This

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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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Hydrogen-Powered “Flying Yacht” Based On the Ekranoplan

Hydrogen-Powered “Flying Yacht” Based On the Ekranoplan

Australian designer Jaron Dickson has come up with a concept for a hydrogen-powered, flying yacht. If that wasn't cool enough, the yacht is based on the legendary Soviet super-vehicle the Ekranoplan. As a

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NASA Unveils Passenger Plane Designs for 2025

NASA Unveils Passenger Plane Designs for 2025

On the heels of MIT's design for the plane of the future, NASA has given us a peek into some of the new ideas they have slated for the not-so-distant future. Recently, NASA asked the three largest

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Honda’s New Airplane is 20% More Efficient than Competitors

Honda’s New Airplane is 20% More Efficient than Competitors

Honda is world famous for their efficient automobiles, but now they have set sights on replicating that success with the aircraft. The Japanese carmaker has just unveiled a new, lightweight jet prototype

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Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards!

Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards!

The readers have spoken! To wrap up 2010 we asked for your final say as to what the best green stories were last year. From livable cities built to generate solar power, to near microscopic sculptures

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Zephyr Solar Powered Plane Shatters Three World Records

Zephyr Solar Powered Plane Shatters Three World Records

We've brought you news about the solar powered Zephyr plane and its ability to break records such as the world's longest unmanned flight before, but this week, the UK-designed plane not only had its

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