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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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Artist Don Lucho Creates a Familiar World Out of Recycled Cardboard

Artist Don Lucho Creates a Familiar World Out of Recycled Cardboard

We’ve reported on cardboard high chairs, cardboard houses and cardboard coffins, but never have we seen cardboard applied on such an impressive and artful scale. Artist Don Lucho is taking this

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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

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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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The Best Green Designs from the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair

The Best Green Designs from the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair

InterfaceFLOR's giant recycled elephant was created in partnership with the Human Elephant Foundation and Chicago’s Field Museum. The elephant was crafted entirely from tires by South African artist

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Japanese Spacecraft Successfully Deploys First Solar Sail in Space

Japanese Spacecraft Successfully Deploys First Solar Sail in Space

the Japanese space agency, JAXA, successfully unfurled a solar sail in space for the first time.

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Solar Glass Generates Power Through Your Windows

Solar Glass Generates Power Through Your Windows

Photo via Engadget We love gadgets that serve dual purposes, so when we came across these solar windows from Hua Qin we were giddy with excitement. These window panes, which were unveiled at Taipei's

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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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The Cell: Shape Shifting Electric Vehicle of the Future

The Cell: Shape Shifting Electric Vehicle of the Future

This three-wheeled, shape changing, two-person electric car of the future is more than just a concept vehicle — it’s a concept for a future transportation system. Designed by Tom Kent the

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Researcher Grows Durable “Bio Bricks” From Sand, Bacteria, and Urea

Researcher Grows Durable “Bio Bricks” From Sand, Bacteria, and Urea

Photos by Siddharth Siva Assistant architecture professor Ginger Krieg Dosier recently unveiled a new breed of biologically “grown” bricks that are durable, sustainably manufactured, and

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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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Stackable Mobile Home Tower Takes Portable Housing to New Heights

Stackable Mobile Home Tower Takes Portable Housing to New Heights

In todays wireless world, why are our apartments still tied to a location? In this building concept, Felipe Campolina combines the eco-friendly aspects of green design and mobility of a trailer all within

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Google to Power Campus Rollercoaster with Surplus Solar Power

Google to Power Campus Rollercoaster with Surplus Solar Power

It's a known fact that Google employees are some of the happiest around. Google's campus is a known work-wonderland and it's about to get a little cooler. Google Inc. is building a roller coaster -- in

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Air Force Jet Takes Off with Sustainable Fuel Source

Air Force Jet Takes Off with Sustainable Fuel Source

A huge milestone was recently reached at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida when an A-10C Thunderbolt jet took to the air running its engine on plant based fuel. The Air Force is the largest consumer of

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Underwater “Snookie” Robot is Inspired By Blind Fish

Underwater “Snookie” Robot is Inspired By Blind Fish

Biomimicry strikes again–this time with Snookie, an underwater robot that has an artificial sensory organ inspired by the “lateral-line system” seen in blind fish like the Astyanax.

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