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Synergy Diesel Glider Plane To Compete in CAFE Green Flight Challenge

Synergy Diesel Glider Plane To Compete in CAFE Green Flight Challenge

John McGinnis of Kalispell, Montana, designed this diesel-powered glider plane, which seats five and has 200 horsepower on tap but maintains the efficiency of a glider due to the wing design. The compact

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Boeing Announces New Factory Will be 100% Powered by Renewable Energy

Boeing Announces New Factory Will be 100% Powered by Renewable Energy

Boeing recently announced that their new 787 jet assembly plant in South Carolina will be completely powered by renewable energy. The new facility will have a roof covered with solar panels that will

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New Graphene Super Paper is 10x Stronger Than Steel

New Graphene Super Paper is 10x Stronger Than Steel

The University of Technology in Sydney recently unveiled a new type of graphene nano paper that is ten times stronger than a sheet of steel. Composed of processed and pressed graphite, the material is as

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UpWind Has the Secrets to Building Wind Turbines That Will Power 20,000 Homes

UpWind Has the Secrets to Building Wind Turbines That Will Power 20,000 Homes

A joint European project called UpWind has announced that new technologies will allow engineers and scientists need to start producing wind turbines with 20 megawatt (MW) capacities -- that's enough to

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The Safe House is a Transforming Fortress of Sustainable Solitude

The Safe House is a Transforming Fortress of Sustainable Solitude

Located in a small village on the outskirts of Warsaw, the Safe House is surrounded by a series of thick, movable walls that arm and disarm like an armadillo's armor. In its daytime state, the eastern and

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Make Your Own Cardboard World With the Amazing COOLS Kit

Make Your Own Cardboard World With the Amazing COOLS Kit

COOLS Kit is not a new piece of crazy-shaped furniture or recycled cardboard household object - it's an amazing set of hand-tools with connectors meant for building just about anything you can imagine! On

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A+D’s SOUPERgreen Rethinks the Los Angeles Landscape With Cutting Edge Sustainable Tech

A+D’s SOUPERgreen Rethinks the Los Angeles Landscape With Cutting Edge Sustainable Tech

The A+D Museum in Los Angeles recently hosted a panel discussion for their new sci-fi inspired “SOUPERgreen” exhibit. The architects involved wanted to challenge conventional sustainable design trends

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European Union May Ban Gas Fueled Cars in Cities by 2050

European Union May Ban Gas Fueled Cars in Cities by 2050

An ambitious new proposal in the European Union calls for the elimination of fossil fuel-burning vehicles in cities by the year 2050. The radical plan, proposed by the European Commission, would prohibit

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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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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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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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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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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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