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Ford Focus EV To Debut At CES Las Vegas

Ford Focus EV To Debut At CES Las Vegas

This week Ford teased the imminent unveiling of the Focus EV by releasing a single image on Facebook showcasing the vehicle's illuminated, Tron-like plug port. As you'd expect from Ford on the release of

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Slumtube: Affordable Housing Made From Shipping Pallets!

Slumtube: Affordable Housing Made From Shipping Pallets!

Schnetzer and Gregor built upon what they learned from constructing modular pallet houses, improving upon their original design to make it even more affordable. In previous designs, the pallets were used

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Ford Announces First Cities To Receive the New Focus Electric

Ford Announces First Cities To Receive the New Focus Electric

Ford has announced which lucky markets will be the first to receive the Focus Electric, their first all electric passenger car that can travel 100 miles on a full charge whilst creating zero CO2

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Stanford Students Design a Fully-Recyclable Laptop

Stanford Students Design a Fully-Recyclable Laptop

A group of grad students from Standford University have won October's Autodesk Inventor of the Month award for their unique Bloom laptop - a computer that was designed to be disassembled for recycling in

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Bike Basket Made of Pine Cones Affords Pretty (But Prickly) Storage

Bike Basket Made of Pine Cones Affords Pretty (But Prickly) Storage

01Mathery created this beautiful pine cone bike basket by cobbling together objects scavenged from the forest floor. The bountiful basket is made from an assortment of pine cones in all different shapes

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Oxford Company Developing Energy-Generating Windows

Oxford Company Developing Energy-Generating Windows

Oxford Photovoltaics has won a £100,000 ($150,000) prize to develop the technology for screen-printed organic solar cells that could be placed onto window panes in order to generate energy. The company

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Affordable Artist Housing Helps Revitialize CA Town

Affordable Artist Housing Helps Revitialize CA Town

The affordable housing project is supported and funded by the City of Lancaster as part of their Downtown Specific Plan to transform this mostly vacant city area into a place of historic, cultural,

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Noble Home: An Affordable Eco-Friendly House Kit

Noble Home: An Affordable Eco-Friendly House Kit

Affordable housing projects often rely upon unhealthy materials and inferior workmanship to help keep costs down. Not the Noble Home. It's an eco-friendly house kit that's simple enough that it can be

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Ford Developing Biofuel From Algae for Use in Vehicles

Ford Developing Biofuel From Algae for Use in Vehicles

When one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world invests their capital into algae biofuel research, you know that renewable energy will soon play a major role in the global economy. Ford Motor

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Stanford Unveils Solar Cells Thinner Than Light Wavelengths

Stanford Unveils Solar Cells Thinner Than Light Wavelengths

One problem with solar cells is that the thicker and more powerful they are, the more expensive they are to make. However engineers at Stanford recently announced that they have developed a new type of

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Stanford Researchers Develop Bendable Paper Batteries

Stanford Researchers Develop Bendable Paper Batteries

It’s finally happened: Now even paper can be “smart,” with the help of new paper-based lithium-ion batteries developed by Stanford materials scientists. The bendable batteries could

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Stanford Unveils Solar Tech That Harnesses Light and Heat

Stanford Unveils Solar Tech That Harnesses Light and Heat

Phot by Nick Melosh We currently have two types of solar energy: energy generated from light, using silicon-based photovoltaic cells, and energy generated from heat, using solar concentrators and

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Stanford Scientists Transform Raw Sewage Into Eco Rocket Fuel

Stanford Scientists Transform Raw Sewage Into Eco Rocket Fuel

Photo by Brian Cantwell Here's a pretty elaborate way to process sewage waste: Stanford researchers propose using anaerobic bacteria to break it down, producing nitrous oxide or laughing gas. Then, use

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R House is a Sustainable and Affordable Passive Residence

R House is a Sustainable and Affordable Passive Residence

R-House, designed by Della Valle Bernheimer and Architecture Research Office, is a cozy looking home that meets Passive House standards for energy efficiency and serves as a model for sustainable and

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Backyard House: Affordable Modern Eco Home Rises in Seattle

Backyard House: Affordable Modern Eco Home Rises in Seattle

Located in Seattle, the Backyard House by SHED Architecture & Design takes its name from the site it sits on — the subdivided backyard of an existing single family house. The project's fundamental

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Local, Modular and Efficient Eco-Affordable Housing For Ghana

Local, Modular and Efficient Eco-Affordable Housing For Ghana

A lot of concept houses come across our desk here at Inhabitat, but we were really impressed with this design for eco-housing in Ghana. Designed by Lisbon-based Blaanc in collaboration with Architect

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Marmol Radziner Launches Affordable New Locomo Prefab!

Marmol Radziner Launches Affordable New Locomo Prefab!

Inhabitat favorite Marmol Radziner just officially launched a brand new line of affordable modular prefab homes, the Locomo (which stands for LOwer COst MOdular). The official announcement was made today

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The LOW3 House Brings Affordable Sustainability to the Solar Decathlon

The LOW3 House Brings Affordable Sustainability to the Solar Decathlon

The LOW3 combines passive solar architecture with bioclimatic optimization to minimize the house's energy demand. The team chose to use building integrated solar panels (BIPVs) on the roof and sides of

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Pop Up House is Affordable Prefabulous Green Housing

Pop Up House is Affordable Prefabulous Green Housing

Photography by Avery Meyers The Pop-Up House offers an affordable, eco-friendly, pre-fabricated kit that comes to the building site ready to be built. Unlike other pre-fabricated houses, the Pop-Up

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Canadian Researchers Move Closer to Affordable, Efficient Solar Power

Canadian Researchers Move Closer to Affordable, Efficient Solar Power

Enough solar energy hits the Earth in an hour to meet global power demand for an entire year: the trick is catching it, and doing it with equipment cheap enough to allow it to compete with fossil fuels.

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Stanford Scientists Harvest Electricity From Algae Photosynthesis

Stanford Scientists Harvest Electricity From Algae Photosynthesis

Scientists at Stanford have just discovered the greenest source of energy yet -- harvesting electricity directly from plants! They've successfully collected energy from photosynthetic processes in algae

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Affordable Earthquake Resistant Homes Made From Straw

Affordable Earthquake Resistant Homes Made From Straw

This year we witnessed the extraordinary danger of mixing buildings with earthquakes, particularly in poor regions -- fortunately, a group called PAKSBAB is finding solutions. Pakistan Straw Bale and

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iPod-Sized HIV Detector to Bring Affordable Testing to Rural Communities

iPod-Sized HIV Detector to Bring Affordable Testing to Rural Communities

Right now it's difficult, if not impossible, to quickly detect HIV in patients living in impoverished countries. That may all change soon, though -- researchers at a California outfit called the Palo Alto

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Efficient & Affordable Wood House Made From Shipping Pallets!

Efficient & Affordable Wood House Made From Shipping Pallets!

Back in 2008, Andreas Claus Schnetzer and Gregor Pils, entered their Paletten Haus into the GAUDI competition, which was seeking designs for minimal houses of leisure for the XXI century. Their pallet

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Sustain Design Studio’s Affordable TRIO Prefab Lands in Ontario

Sustain Design Studio’s Affordable TRIO Prefab Lands in Ontario

Sustain Design Studio's newest prefab home, the 12x36 TRIO, recently landed in Brighton, Ontario. With its butterfly roof and passive solar design, the California Edition of the Trio is energy-efficient,

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New Ford Interceptor Police Car is 25% More Fuel Efficient

New Ford Interceptor Police Car is 25% More Fuel Efficient

Keep your eyes peeled for this police car in your rear view mirror - the Ford Interceptor, which is a completely badass upgrade from the out-of-date Crown Victoria. Ford debuted its new model last Friday

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Beautiful Green Roofed Affordable Housing In the UK

PREFAB FRIDAY: Beautiful Green Roofed Affordable Housing In the UK

Designed by Acanthus LW Architects and built by Paradigm Housing in partnership with Hillingdon, Birchway is made up of 24 one and two bedroom units. Five buildings with curved sedum covered green roofs

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