State College, PA — Students at Penn State are turning a trailer into an off-grid disaster relief shelter that will be well-suited for both first-response, as well as long-term aid. The trailer, called
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Bentley is known for producing large powerful luxury vehicles, but they aren't very "green." Well, that's about to change with the debut of the Bentley Hybrid Concept, which previews the plug-in hybrid
Sick of waiting for your smartphone to recharge? Israeli nanotechnology pioneer StoreDot Ltd just unveiled a groundbreaking new battery that can charge up in 30 seconds flat! The fast-charging battery
Charleston, South Carolina Besides being relatively flat and offering a temperate coastal climate, this old port city boasts a vibrant cycling scene. Downtown Charleston’s Real Estate Studio offers
The Tesla Model S has only been on sale in Norway for less than a year, but the electric car has already broken a 28-year-old monthly sales record. Last month Tesla sold 1,493 Model S sedans in Norway,
News has just broke that NYC Mayor de Blasio has signed a contract with Google to replace all the city's yellow cabs with Google’s patented driverless cars. The mayor’s office reported that 5000
Toyota just unveiled its new TS040 hybrid race car, which is going to go head to head with Audi and Porsche during this year's 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship. The all-wheel-drive TS040 has a 989
The battle between Tesla and state car dealership associations continues to rage on, however the tide may be slowly turning in favor of the electric automaker. After New Jersey passed legislation that
Regardless of creed, ethnicity, or tax bracket, everyone must breathe the same air. This week, the World Health Organization announced that air pollution was responsible for seven million deaths globally
While China's booming economy has been a spectacle to watch, its corresponding pollution levels have been staggering as well. A side effect of being "the factory of the world" is that the cities in China
An electric bus recently set a new record for the longest journey on a single charge in Denmark, when it managed to drive more than 200 miles while traveling its normal route. BYD, the Chinese company
The general shape of the Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper is inspired by the lotus flower, a plant well known for its ability to survive for many decades in a watery environment. Like the lotus flower, the
Tiny Bamboo Shelters in Abandoned Factories May Provide Relief to Homeless in Hong Kong UPM recently teamed up with students from the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences to create the
Paris photo from Shutterstock A cloud of smog has enveloped Paris - and on Friday air pollution levels were actually worse than notoriously smoggy Beijing. The French capital is taking emergency
In most cases, waking up to find half a bike in your garage would throw a wrench in your morning commute. But that's not the case with the Halfbike, a new vehicle by Kolelinia Lab. Technically a tricycle,
Encouraged by the rapid success of the "Boris Bike" sharing program, London has announced plans for an electric car sharing network. French billionaire Vincent Bolloré, the brains and money behind Paris'
Inhabitat: Guy, one of the first of your many projects we came across was the sketch proposal submitted to the Design Indaba 10x10, a Silvio Rech collaborative effort. Can you describe the Chesterfield
Unfortunately we have a bit of bad news for Tesla Motors today as New Jersey joins a handful of states in the U.S. that are barring Tesla's direct-sales model, making it illegal for Tesla to sell its
At some point in April, the Nordic nation of Norway will become the first country in the world with one electric vehicle on the road for every 100 cars. Last September Norwegian auto buyers took to the
Most of today's autonomous cars rely heavily on GPS systems and cameras to drive on the road without intervention from a driver. But Volvo claims that GPS systems and cameras have limitations in certain
When you think of Rolls-Royce, images of large, twelve-cylinder luxury vehicles will likely come to mind. But Rolls-Royce's image could become a bit greener in the next few years, as the automaker just
Bright orange reflective vests might keep bicyclists and pedestrians safe at night but they don't exactly scream cool, which often discourages their use. Enter Halo Belt 2.0 -- the glowing LED, USB
Design collective Urban-Think Tank recently released plans for housing that could help improve the infrastructure and general living conditions for residents of South Africa's informal settlements.
Internet access is what keeps companies like Facebook and Google in business. The more people who have internet connectivity, the more demand there is for their services. That's presumably why Google is
Imagine a future where you can step inside a flying car, buckle up, and then sit back and relax as it automatically takes off and navigates to your destination. That future may not be too far off, as
Last week Tesla announced plans to build a new large scale lithium-ion battery "gigafactory" within the next three years, and the automaker just revealed that it will require a massive initial investment
The project is based on the idea of eco-responsible lifestyles and sustainable innovations that enable biodiversity and slow down the massive rural exodus China has experienced over the last decade.
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