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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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‘Plastic Planet’ Documentary Opens in NYC on Jan. 14

‘Plastic Planet’ Documentary Opens in NYC on Jan. 14

In his call-to-action documentary 'Plastic Planet,' Austrian filmmaker Werner Boote seeks to the serious risks posed by plastic and why we can't seem to change our consumer habits. In 2009, the film

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Is Drinking Bottled Water Worth Trashing the Planet?

Is Drinking Bottled Water Worth Trashing the Planet?

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently posted their 2011 Bottled Water Scorecard, and the results show that most water companies are still not disclosing some of the most basic questions —

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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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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Flying Wind Turbine!

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Flying Wind Turbine!

A new generation of renewable energy entrepreneurs are currently developing turbines to harness the wind in the upper layers of the atmosphere, where some believe as much as 870 terawatts (or 87 trillion

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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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Boeing 747 Airplane Restaurant Sits Abandoned in Korea

Boeing 747 Airplane Restaurant Sits Abandoned in Korea

On the plane's interior, the cockpit has been turned into a lofty seating space with a great view. While the restaurant apparently hasn't been in commission for quite a while now, the tables, seats and

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Old Military Planes Repurposed to Drop 900,000 Tree Bombs a Day

Old Military Planes Repurposed to Drop 900,000 Tree Bombs a Day

If we're lucky, seed bombing could jump to a whole new level of awesomeness. A fleet of unused and decommissioned C-130 Hercules cargo planes, originally created to drop land mines, could be

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Boeing’s Solar Spy Plane Could Fly for Five Years Straight

Boeing’s Solar Spy Plane Could Fly for Five Years Straight

Political correctness aside, Boeing's proposed solar-powered spy plane is really freakin' cool: the company says the plane it's building for the DOD will be able to fly unmanned for five years straight.

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New Ultra-Compact Airplane Seats Pack in the Passengers

New Ultra-Compact Airplane Seats Pack in the Passengers

As budget airlines scramble for ways to squeeze more passengers into planes — some have proposed standing-room only tickets — an Italian design firm has what it thinks is a good compromise: a

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Cri-Cri: The World’s Smallest Electric Plane Takes Flight

Cri-Cri: The World’s Smallest Electric Plane Takes Flight

Reminiscent of James Bond's fold-away Acrostar mini-plane, the Cri-Cri is the world's smallest electric plane and this week made its official maiden flight at Le Bourget airport near Paris. Jointly

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Solar Impulse Plane Prepares For Switzerland Test Flights

Solar Impulse Plane Prepares For Switzerland Test Flights

The Solar Impulse solar-powered airplane is unstoppable so far. Earlier this summer, the single-seat plane completed its first night flight, and now the aircraft is getting ready for three test flights

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MotoArt Desk is Recycled from an Airplane Fuel Tank

MotoArt Desk is Recycled from an Airplane Fuel Tank

Soar into the stratosphere without leaving your office with MotoArt's new KC-97 Fuel Tank Cradle Desk. Made from cradles that served as supports for jet fuel tankers that kept planes in the air during the

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Zephyr Solar Plane Completes Longest Unmanned Flight Ever

Zephyr Solar Plane Completes Longest Unmanned Flight Ever

As expected, the Zephyr solar plane has officially broken the endurance record for an unmanned aircraft by flying for a whopping two weeks above an Arizona army range. The photovoltaic-powered Zephyr,

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Design Inspired by Nature – Biomimicry For a Better Planet

Design Inspired by Nature – Biomimicry For a Better Planet

Taking inspiration from Mother Nature isn’t a bad idea – afterall, she’s managed to create a complex self-sustaining system of life supporting millions of species over billions of years. There is a

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Boeing Unveils Strangely Cute Hydrogen-Powered Phantom Eye Spy Plane

Boeing Unveils Strangely Cute Hydrogen-Powered Phantom Eye Spy Plane

Targets of espionage beware! Planemaker Boeing just unveiled its new hydrogen-powered spy plane yesterday, and the strangely cute and chubby aircraft is capable of flying at an altitude of 65,000 feet for

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Sun-Powered Solar Impulse Plane Completes First Night Flight

Sun-Powered Solar Impulse Plane Completes First Night Flight

The Solar Impulse airplane landed in Switzerland this morning after a 26-hour flight that proved that a solar-powered airplane can fly in darkness. The propeller plane has nearly 12,000 solar cells on its

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Solar-Powered Plane Embarks on First 24hr Flight As Darkness Falls

Solar-Powered Plane Embarks on First 24hr Flight As Darkness Falls

Can a solar-powered plane fly at night? We'll know for certain in just a few short hours. Early this morning the 40-horsepower Solar Impulse aircraft embarked upon its first 24-hour trip. Just before

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Solar Impulse Airplane Gears Up For First Night Flight!

Solar Impulse Airplane Gears Up For First Night Flight!

We've been following the progress of the Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane that will attempt to circle the globe, for over a year. The single-seat plane took its first successful flight this past

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Retired 747 Airplane Transformed Into Striking Malibu Wing House

Retired 747 Airplane Transformed Into Striking Malibu Wing House

We love recycled airplane architecture, but (not surprisingly) real-life examples of it are pretty hard to find! That's why we were stoked when we saw this awesome "Wing House"  right in the hills of

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Retired 747 Airplane Transformed Into Striking Malibu Home

Retired 747 Airplane Transformed Into Striking Malibu Home

Here at Inhabitat we're huge fans of recycled airplane architecture, and it turns out that if you're building a house on a sprawling property deep in the hills of Malibu, buying a retired 747, chopping it

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Solar Hangar Recharges Zero-Emission Electric Airplane

Solar Hangar Recharges Zero-Emission Electric Airplane

Biofuel-powered planes may be the next big thing in aviation, but PC-Aero has a vision for a new wave of emission-free aircraft that are charged solely by the sun. Using a system similar to what we're

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Ec-O is a Self-Sustaining Living Bench Made From Retired Airplanes

Ec-O is a Self-Sustaining Living Bench Made From Retired Airplanes

Street benches are essential fixtures in any urban environment -- after a whole day of walking around from place to place, it sure feels great to rest your feet and take a break. Architecture instructor

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MIT Team Unveils Airplane that Uses 70 Percent Less Fuel

MIT Team Unveils Airplane that Uses 70 Percent Less Fuel

Today a team of researchers at MIT unveiled their latest feat of engineering -- an airplane that uses 70% less fuel than conventional aircraft. The MIT team was one of six groups -- and the only

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Laser-Equipped Airplane Creates 3D Solar Map of New York City

Laser-Equipped Airplane Creates 3D Solar Map of New York City

Last month a low-flying airplane airplane equipped with a laser embarked upon two weeks of stealth missions over New York City. Not your average covert operation, these 9 six-hour flights were made in the

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Hydro Lance Recycles Jets into High-Speed Planeboats

Hydro Lance Recycles Jets into High-Speed Planeboats

Here at Inhabitat we've seen our fair share of airplanes repurposed into incredible new forms, but this heavy-duty recycling plan takes the cake. A company called Hydro Lance proposes to transform old,

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Solar Impulse Plane Takes First Successful Flight!

Solar Impulse Plane Takes First Successful Flight!

After seven years in the making, the Solar Impulse made its first real flight this morning from an airbase in Switzerland. The solar-powered plane got up to 5,500 ft in altitude and performed test

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Injecting Tons of Tiny Bubbles into the Sea May Help Cool Planet

Injecting Tons of Tiny Bubbles into the Sea May Help Cool Planet

A Harvard physicist recently proposed an interesting way to cool the earth -- brighten the sea. Russell Seitz wants to pump bursts of tiny bubbles into the ocean. Seitz reasons that because bubbles

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READER TIP: Bio-Luminum Tiles Recycled from Retired Airplanes

READER TIP: Bio-Luminum Tiles Recycled from Retired Airplanes

These sleek and modern Bio-Luminum™ tiles are made of reclaimed aluminum from retired airplanes! The aluminum comes from airplane fuselages which are melted into blocks and then sliced to create a

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Lego ‘Crawler Town,’ A Toy City on Wheels Roaming a Barren Planet

Lego ‘Crawler Town,’ A Toy City on Wheels Roaming a Barren Planet

Crawler Town is a concept mobile Lego city by designer Dave DeGobbi that "roams the barren wastes of a post steam-punk world after cataclysmic climate change do to excessive coal use." Forlorn Lego

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