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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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All-Electric Sonex Aircraft Completes Maiden Flight

All-Electric Sonex Aircraft Completes Maiden Flight

We've seen electric aircraft advance the horizons of carbon-free aviation by leaps and bounds lately, and this month a brand new electric plane successfully conducted its maiden flight. The all-electric

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Abandoned Warehouse Tranformed With Movable Steel Facade

Abandoned Warehouse Tranformed With Movable Steel Facade

Two Bushwick warehouses are joined together in this renovation project, called the Wycoff Exchange, that includes a live music and performance venue along with an organic market and boutique wine shop.

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The Cri-Cri Breaks the Electric Aircraft Speed Record

The Cri-Cri Breaks the Electric Aircraft Speed Record

Remember the Cri-Cri, the world's smallest electric plane? In August, we wrote how the vehicle had made its first maiden flight near Paris, and now it has shattered the speed record for electric aircraft

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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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Green-Roofed Port of Portland Headquarters Aims for LEED Gold

Green-Roofed Port of Portland Headquarters Aims for LEED Gold

Image © Bruce Forster Photography The 10-story building was inspired by the form of an airplane hull, and it sits right in front of the PDX main terminal on top of a new parking structure. The

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200MPH Bullet Trains to Connect Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam

200MPH Bullet Trains to Connect Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam

Good news for European jet-setters: traveling from the U.K. to Germany and Holland is about to get a whole lot easier. German rail company Deutsche Bahn is in the testing stages for a cross-channel bullet

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MIT Introduces Paper-Thin Solar Cells

MIT Introduces Paper-Thin Solar Cells

Solar cells keep getting thinner and tinier, and thanks to MIT and their research sponsor Eni, we are already seeing cells that can be folded up into paper airplanes! Recently revealed, MIT's

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MIT Unveils Portable Solar-Powered Water Desalination System

MIT Unveils Portable Solar-Powered Water Desalination System

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Field and Space Robotic Laboratory (FSRL) has designed a new solar-powered water desalination system to provide drinking water to disaster

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The Solar Impulse Undertakes an Incredible Trans-Switzerland Flight

The Solar Impulse Undertakes an Incredible Trans-Switzerland Flight

We here at Inhabitat are huge fans of the Solar Impulse, an incredible zero emission aircraft powered by 12,000 solar cells located on its wings. Over the last year we've cheered this stellar solar

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ModuTiles Add a Quirky Burst of Cork to Any Room

ModuTiles Add a Quirky Burst of Cork to Any Room

Looking for a way to spruce up old floors without turning to linoleum or covering them up with carpet? We just discovered these awesome ModuTile cork tiles that let you create funky patterns over as much

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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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Water Tower Transformed Into Minimalist Modern Home

Water Tower Transformed Into Minimalist Modern Home

The ground floor is an open entrance space that features only a small staircase to indicate the richness of the living spaces above. The second floor simply contains a mechanical room and storage. An

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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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BREAKING: Another Oil Rig Explodes in the Gulf of Mexico

BREAKING: Another Oil Rig Explodes in the Gulf of Mexico

Just when you thought things were getting better in the Gulf of Mexico, another oil rig has just exploded. This morning around 9:30 am CDT a commercial helicopter reported that an oil production platform

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High-Flying Solar Robots Designed to Soar Above Dubai

High-Flying Solar Robots Designed to Soar Above Dubai

Soaring like robotic birds, these energy generating flying devices were conceived by Carlos Campos Yamila Zynda Aiub Architects for the skies of Dubai. Called Wings, the curious “creatures”

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French Engineers Design a Pedal-Powered Submarine

French Engineers Design a Pedal-Powered Submarine

First there was the bicycle, then the pedalo boat, then the pedal-powered aircraft -- and now, thanks to a team of French engineers, the world has the pedal-powered submarine. The mini-sub, nicknamed the

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Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

It's generally agreed the world over that transportation is the largest contributor to global warming. As such, governments have begun heavily investing in high-speed rail projects and other transport

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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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Energy-Efficient Hybrid Tugboats Cut Shipping Emissions

Energy-Efficient Hybrid Tugboats Cut Shipping Emissions

When it comes to green transportation, everyone has heard of hybrid cars and energy-efficient vehicles. Even airplanes use biofuel these days, but one form of transport that has yet to be made greener is

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Boeing Team’s SUGAR Volt Aircraft Concept Burns 70% Less Fuel

Boeing Team’s SUGAR Volt Aircraft Concept Burns 70% Less Fuel

We recently reported on a program led by NASA that was aiming to green the future of air transportation, and now Boeing -- along with their teammates General Electric and Georgia Tech -- are following

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Shigeru Ban’s Elegant, Efficient Metal Shutter Houses

Shigeru Ban’s Elegant, Efficient Metal Shutter Houses

This is the first project in the US by the respected architect Shigeru Ban. The minimalist building is stripped down to its fundamental elements -- the simple boxiness of the 11 story building opens fully

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Cessna Engineering a 100% Electric Aircraft

Cessna Engineering a 100% Electric Aircraft

Cessna is flying into the future of aviation ahead of their competitors with plans to build and release a 100% electric aircraft. They've coupled with Bye Energy, Inc., a company that specializes in

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Airbus Unveils Fuel-Efficient Aircraft of the Future

Airbus Unveils Fuel-Efficient Aircraft of the Future

As soon as 2030, we might be flying in a new, more efficient aircraft with long, curled wings, a U-shaped tail, and a lightweight body — if manufacturer Airbus develops the “fantasy

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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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NASA and Lockheed Martin Unveil Supersonic Green Machine Jet

NASA and Lockheed Martin Unveil Supersonic Green Machine Jet

NASA and Lockheed Martin just unveiled a design for an ultra-efficient aircraft dubbed the Supersonic Green Machine. Though there's not much known about the craft at this point in time, it could prove to

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