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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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Airplanes Made From Cork May Soon Take to the Skies

Airplanes Made From Cork May Soon Take to the Skies

Cork is a useful material for making a number of things -- wine bottles, furniture, and cork boards, to name a few--but airplane parts? A group of Portuguese cork producers recently launched the Aerocork

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East German Airplane Transformed Into Super Posh Hotel Suite

East German Airplane Transformed Into Super Posh Hotel Suite

Looking for a luxurious hotel to stay at in the Netherlands? Why not try out this Cold War-era East German airplane, which has been transformed into a super delux hotel suite. Parked next to the Teuge

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Solar-Powered Plane Takes Maiden Flight

Solar-Powered Plane Takes Maiden Flight

We were thrilled to learn last month that the Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane that will take a 20 to 25 day trip around the world, made its first successful test down the runway. And now we're even

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Solar-Powered Plane Makes Runway Debut

Solar-Powered Plane Makes Runway Debut

Biofuels are often touted as the next big thing in airplane fuel technology, but solar power shouldn't be discounted -- as was recently proven by the team behind the Solar Impulse. The solar-powered plane

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Top 5 Most Innovative Green Bridges on the Planet

Top 5 Most Innovative Green Bridges on the Planet

Design and engineering innovations over the last two decades have had a dramatic impact on our ability to create beautiful, environmentally sensitive structures that help contribute to a more sustainable

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Teenager Builds Pedal-Powered Airplane Out of Balsa Wood

Teenager Builds Pedal-Powered Airplane Out of Balsa Wood

Lots of kids wish they could build an airplane and fly away, but Dutch teenager Jesse van Kuijk has become one of the rare few to make it happen with his pedal-powered plane made out of balsa wood,

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Solar Powered Plane Could Fly for Five Years Straight

Solar Powered Plane Could Fly for Five Years Straight

Homer's beloved character, Odysseus, may have garnered international acclaim by traversing the globe in a ship, but we think the famed traveler's latest namesake represents a much hotter way to roam.

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The Cosmic Muffin: A Boat Recycled From Howard Hughes’ Plane

The Cosmic Muffin: A Boat Recycled From Howard Hughes’ Plane

At Inhabitat we've brought you some terrific examples of recycled aircraft here, here, here and here. But Dave Drimmer's Cosmic Muffin, the iconic 'plane-boat' made from Howard Hughes' prized Boeing

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MotoArt Recycles Airplane Parts Into High-Flyin’ Furniture

MotoArt Recycles Airplane Parts Into High-Flyin’ Furniture

We've seen designers recycle airplane parts to create desks, tropical eco-hotels and a hostel, and now we can add couches and beds to the lofty collection! MotoArt is a team of designers who transform

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Solar Impulse Unveiled: Sun-Powered Airplane to Circle the Globe

Solar Impulse Unveiled: Sun-Powered Airplane to Circle the Globe

Flight pioneer Bertrand Piccard, an aeronaut who made the first nonstop round the world balloon flight, recently unveiled a prototype of an incredible solar-powered airplane that will one day circle the

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Win a Voltaic Bag: Planet Green’s Solar Backpack Sweepstakes

Win a Voltaic Bag: Planet Green’s Solar Backpack Sweepstakes

Tired of trying to find an outlet to charge your cell phone, iPod, and computer while on the go? Then what you need is a solar powered bag to charge all your devices and free yourself from the grid. Our

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Airplane Activity Center by GREENPLAY

Airplane Activity Center by GREENPLAY

GREENPLAY's Airplane Activity Center landed at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair; and we think these designers are soaring to new heights with their kid and eco-friendly, uplifting

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Sunseeker II Solar Powered Plane Takes Off

Sunseeker II Solar Powered Plane Takes Off

The only manned solar-powered aircraft in the world, the Sunseeker II is slated to take off on a European flying tour after the popular e-flight expo on April 5th.  Following the success of the Sunseeker

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PlanetSolar Boat to Sail Around the World

PlanetSolar Boat to Sail Around the World

From the solar-powered vehicle that crossed Canada, to a wave-powered boat that took on the Pacific, we've seen many impressive feats accomplished by green vehicles. But now the crew at PlanetSolar is

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DEBORAH Recycled Airplane Wing Desk by Reestore

DEBORAH Recycled Airplane Wing Desk by Reestore

We are big fans of Reestore here at Inhabitat - over the last year we have showed you Annie, the shopping-cart-turned-chair and Silvana, the washing machine drum-turned-table. Just when we thought their

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