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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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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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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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