The term "wilderness" has a different connotation for each Earthly observer: for some, nothing is as wild as lions ripping meat off their kill, while for others it doesn't get wilder than a trek through
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Google Maps recently launched a new interactive tool that allows Amtrak's 31 million passengers to easily track the exact location of and arrival times for the rail service's trains. The new locator map
When Japan was announced as the host of the 2020 Olympics last month, it brought about a new wave of concern over the ongoing environmental crisis at Fukushima. As the government pushes for an end to the
INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks to Dr. John Keung About Singapore’s Green Mark Building Certification System
If you're a regular Inhabitat reader, you're probably already familiar with LEED, BREEAM, Passivhaus and even LBC, but there's another green building certification program that you should know about -
Typhoon Fitow touched down in Fuding, China on Monday after tearing through the eastern provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang and forcing more than 700,000 people to be evacuated. With winds of up to 93mph
Marine engineer Graham Hawkes spent his life designing submersibles for both the military and the oil and gas industry before he happened upon the idea of creating a vehicle that could 'fly' underwater.
June Street Architecture Wants to Turn Downtown LA’s Abandoned Train Cars and Flatbeds Into City Parks
While Los Angeles is globally recognized for its love of the car, it is not associated with myriad of rail lines and train cars scattered throughout the city. These 19th century icons have been abandoned
The airport's design also makes reference to the River Don, which is the origin of the city. Facilities in the area such as the train station, car park, hotel and office buildings are connected through
INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company
Automotive designer J Mays has become well-known as the design director of Ford Motor Company. Born in rural Oklahoma, Mays started working at his family's auto parts store at an early age with
Image © Shutterstock After a prolonged debate over the Congressional budget and the effective date of the new healthcare law, Democrats and Republicans have failed to reach an agreement on
New Zealand's Martin Aircraft Company has redesigned the Martin Jetpack in preparation for the personal aircraft's commercial launch in mid-2014. The world’s first “practical” jetpack can achieve a
Elon Musk's Hyperloop is one of the most talked about transportation developments of 2013 - and now that two top engineers have signed up to work on the project, it looks like it could actually see the
Elon Musk's recently-announced Hyperloop transportation system has just edged one step closer to reality with two high-profile engineers now backing a crowdsourced, crowdfunded project to get it up and
After losing his lower leg in a motorcycle accident four years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has undergone experimental surgery to become the recipient of the world's first thought-controlled bionic leg.
Tshanfeto is a teaching farm in the Ivory Coast that trains around 40 young people each year in sustainable agriculture techniques. Enterprises like this are vital for local communities in the country,
LA-based firm New Theme designed the Greenberg Green house around site conditions, constraints, programmatic use and views. The home's shape and orientation were expressly designed to minimize exposure to
Image © Shutterstock One of the major challenges in fighting influenza worldwide is how rapidly the virus evolves -- new strains of the disease emerge every year, rendering older vaccines ineffective.
In the South China Sea, Typhoon Usagi is flooding the Chinese coast and Hong Kong with 45-foot-tall waves and wind gusts of 150 miles per hour -- fast enough to sweep cars off the road. The 109 million
Beyond the pulsating exterior, the stadium will rest on an elevated wooden plinth surrounded by pools of water and trees, allowing the building to moderate its interior temperature using passive
This fall Honda is releasing the second hybrid version of their popular Accord sedan, the 2014 Accord Hybrid. With a 50 mpg city rating, this new hybrid is the most fuel-efficient, non-plug-in hybrid
During her time as a window dresser, founder of Diamond Tooth Taxidermy Beth Beverly would see birds hit the glass and fall to their demise. Passersby would hardly give the lifeless bodies a second
Image via Shutterstock According to a new report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday, antibiotic resistance in factory meat production contributes to nearly 23,000
Intel believes that ultra low-power computer chips are the future - especially when it comes to connecting people in developing countries, where electricity is often scarce. To this end, they just
The "Mushroom Community Campus," as it is known, makes use of earth-air tunnels to reduce the need for air-conditioning, along with rainwater harvesting to slash water consumption. These features mimic
Image via Shutterstock A new study has found that just 50 corporations are responsible for 73% of the 3.6 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emitted by the world's 500 largest companies. Of the
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