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Space Shuttle Program Officially Retired, Millions of Gallons of Fuel to Be Saved

Space Shuttle Program Officially Retired, Millions of Gallons of Fuel to Be Saved

Space Shuttle Atlantis made its final landing today at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida officially marking the end of NASA's 30 year-long space shuttle program that included 5 vessels, 135

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Aluminum-Celmet Could Increase Electric Vehicle Range by 300%

Aluminum-Celmet Could Increase Electric Vehicle Range by 300%

Much is being done to increase the range of electric vehicles, from improved lithium ion batteries to reducing the chassis weight. However, Japanese company Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI) have

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The Eco Facts Behind NASA’s Legendary Space Shuttle Program

The Eco Facts Behind NASA’s Legendary Space Shuttle Program

On July 21st, at approximately 6:00AM, the Space Shuttle Atlantis will land signaling the end of NASA's 30 year-long Space Shuttle Program. During its 30 year run, the world has seen the five shuttles

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Task Force Releases Recommendations for Safe Nuclear Power Production in the US

Task Force Releases Recommendations for Safe Nuclear Power Production in the US

A special task force of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, brought together after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, has just released their recommendations for the continued production

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World’s First Student Built Hydrogen Racing Car Unveiled!

World’s First Student Built Hydrogen Racing Car Unveiled!

On July 9th, the first student-designed and built hydrogen racing car was unveiled in The Hague. The hydrogen vehicle, called the Forze IV, was created by students at Delft University of Technology in The

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US Navy Tests Bacteria-Powered Fuel Cell Underwater Monitoring Device

US Navy Tests Bacteria-Powered Fuel Cell Underwater Monitoring Device

The US Navy is currently testing a microbial fuel cell powered underwater device that, instead of harvesting electricity from microbial cell growth like most microbial fuel cell devices, harvests gas and

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The Mighty Cri-Cri Electric Mini Plane Breaks Another Speed Record

The Mighty Cri-Cri Electric Mini Plane Breaks Another Speed Record

Attendees of this year's Paris Air Show got to see history being made as the mighty micro Cri-Cri broke the electric plane speed record. The plane first took to the skies last September and drew in a

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New Discovery May Lead to Typing-Powered Laptops and Everlasting Batteries

New Discovery May Lead to Typing-Powered Laptops and Everlasting Batteries

Self-powered laptops and everlasting batteries could soon become a reality thanks to a new study from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology that measured a piezoelectric film's capacity for turning

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Holy Environmentalism Batman! The Dark Knight’s Greener Batmobile

Holy Environmentalism Batman! The Dark Knight’s Greener Batmobile

Holy environmentalism Batman! Considering the Dark Knight has a personal fortune of $7 billion, you would think that Bruce Wayne would have made a greener version of the Batmobile a long time ago.

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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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EADS Seaweed-Powered Zero Emission ZEHST Plane Could Travel from London to New York in an Hour

EADS Seaweed-Powered Zero Emission ZEHST Plane Could Travel from London to New York in an Hour

Before the official opening of the Paris Air Show, Airbus parent company EADS revealed what it has in the works to be the successor to the Concorde jet: the Zero Emission Hypersonic Transportation plane,

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The Octuri Wind Powered Yacht Doubles as a Plane

The Octuri Wind Powered Yacht Doubles as a Plane

Put this on the list of things we'll buy when we're rich and famous. Designer Yelken Octuri has created a flying yacht for princes Aziz, Dawood and Hashim. The flying yacht was designed to allow the

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World’s Largest Rube Goldberg Machine Breaks Guinness Record and Waters Plant

World’s Largest Rube Goldberg Machine Breaks Guinness Record and Waters Plant

In March the 2011 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest was held at Purdue University, where they threw down and won not only the competition, but also the Guinness Record for the largest Rube Goldberg Machine.

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Daimler and Linde Will Build a Hydrogen Fueling-Station System for Germany

Daimler and Linde Will Build a Hydrogen Fueling-Station System for Germany

Increasingly, major automakers are realizing that they will not be able to get consumers to adopt their new green automotive technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells or electric vehicles unless they

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Gorgeous Volkswagen Aqua Hovercraft Is a Hydrogen-Electric Hybrid Dream

Gorgeous Volkswagen Aqua Hovercraft Is a Hydrogen-Electric Hybrid Dream

Unfortunately, when we say “dream,” we mean that literally. The beautiful Volkswagen Aqua Hovercraft hybrid vehicle won’t be coming to market any time soon, but that doesn’t mean it’s

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

John Viera has made a name for himself as a pioneer for the green movement within the automotive industry. As Ford Motor Company's Director of Sustainable Business Strategies, he has been building a new

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European Space Agency Gives Its Blessing to Hydrogen Powered Skylon Space Plane

European Space Agency Gives Its Blessing to Hydrogen Powered Skylon Space Plane

What if you could launch into space using a conventional runway and a hydrogen-powered engine with no booster rockets? That's the idea behind Reaction Engines' new green Skylon space plane concept. And

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Kraanspoor Office Building Hovers Above Repurposed Craneway in Amsterdam Harbor

Kraanspoor Office Building Hovers Above Repurposed Craneway in Amsterdam Harbor

The solid gantry stretches 885 feet across the shipyard. OTH utilized the elevated base as a foundation for Kraanspoor, having the building span its entire length. The office building “hovers”

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Terreform One Developing Buildings Made From Blocks of Mushrooms

Terreform One Developing Buildings Made From Blocks of Mushrooms

Houses made from mushrooms used to be for smurfs — but the creative folks at Terreform One and Planetary One intend to create real houses from the prodigious plant. They are developing a new breed

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Volkswagen to Launch Quicar Car-Sharing Program In Hanover, Germany

Volkswagen to Launch Quicar Car-Sharing Program In Hanover, Germany

Many cities around the world have started bike-sharing programs, but VW is set to launch a car-sharing system in Hanover, Germany that will see residents drive their latest model, the Golf BlueMotion. The

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Toyota Opens First Pipeline-Fed Hydrogen Fueling Station in U.S.

Toyota Opens First Pipeline-Fed Hydrogen Fueling Station in U.S.

There are a handful of hydrogen fueling stations around the country, but the newest one near LAX in Torrance, California, is different: the Shell station built on land leased from Toyota is fueled by an

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Amazing Aeros Pelican Airships Set to Fly by 2013

Amazing Aeros Pelican Airships Set to Fly by 2013

If you think the idea of airships is full of hot air, you may be in for a surprise as the newest Aeros zeppelin might be coming to a sky near you in 2013. In an effort to reduce fuel and helium usage on

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Orlando Turns Poop into Profit with Lucrative Sewage to Fuel Project

Orlando Turns Poop into Profit with Lucrative Sewage to Fuel Project

Brooklyn has found a way to turn farts into fuel, and now Orlando, Florida is following suit. Partnering with several private industry partners, Orlando city officials think they have mastered the

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Cell Phone Battery Can Be Charged By Yelling at It

Cell Phone Battery Can Be Charged By Yelling at It

A team from the Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul have developed a technology that allows you to charge your phone battery by yelling at it. In theory, a phone battery that is charged via voice waves seems

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Wave of New UFO-Like Eco Airships Usher in Low-Carbon Future for Air Travel

Wave of New UFO-Like Eco Airships Usher in Low-Carbon Future for Air Travel

A new generation of high-tech, safe, and eco-friendly airships aim to not only go where roads currently can't in northern Canada, western China, and Africa, but also to replace the complicated,

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Purdue University Students Turn Ordinary Saltwater into Hydrogen Power and Drinking Water

Purdue University Students Turn Ordinary Saltwater into Hydrogen Power and Drinking Water

Researchers from Purdue University are on the cusp on creating a new type of mobile technology that not only coverts non-potable water into drinking water, but also extracts hydrogen to generate

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CERN: Anti-Gravity and Flying Cars Could Soon Be Here

CERN: Anti-Gravity and Flying Cars Could Soon Be Here

Until now, flying cars and anti-gravity-powered skateboards were the province of science fiction. But scientists are hot on the trail of anti-gravity in the real world. Researchers at CERN's Antihydrogen

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Utopian Permaculture Farms Look Like Fantastical Floating Islands

Utopian Permaculture Farms Look Like Fantastical Floating Islands

Floating Permaculture offers a solution to the inevitable depletion of fossil fuels and its effect on food.  “Normal” farming as we know it puts a strain on fossil fuels, as produce is often trucked

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Eco Ultra Fuel Is Made from Re-Refined Used Motor Oil

Eco Ultra Fuel Is Made from Re-Refined Used Motor Oil

With the possibility of fossil fuels running out in our lifetime, Universal Lubricant is looking ahead. Through the re-refining of used motor oil, they’ve created Eco Ultra. With production increasing

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