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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 plane" it unveiled

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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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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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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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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 "Cell" is

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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 easily

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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. Snookie's artificial

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Architectural Buckypaper Paves Way for Buildings of the Future

Architectural Buckypaper Paves Way for Buildings of the Future

Photo Credit: Carbon Nano Tubes by Anastasios John Hart Nanotechnology is generally pursued by scientists and those involved with high-tech gadgetry, weapons, and medical devices, but that doesn't mean

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Corky Mouse Generates Kinetic Energy With Every Click

Corky Mouse Generates Kinetic Energy With Every Click

Portable wireless mice have a problem: most of them rely upon disposable batteries, which often wind up in landfills as e-waste. Adele Peters' Corky mouse aims to change all that -- it's a kinetic

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Physicists Discover How to Teleport Energy

Physicists Discover How to Teleport Energy

One of the biggest challenges of building a sustainable future is figuring out how to efficiently move people and objects from one place to another. Electric cars and biofuel-powered planes might be the

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Berlin Factory Renovated Into Stunning Recyclable Live/Work Space

Berlin Factory Renovated Into Stunning Recyclable Live/Work Space

The Palomar5 "Camp" is an incredible project that brought 30 thinkers under the age of 30 from 30 different disciplines together for six weeks to foster innovation outside of the corporate world. To

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NASA Unveils All-Electric Personal Flight Vehicle

NASA Unveils All-Electric Personal Flight Vehicle

NASA is currently working on a personal aircraft that will put jet packs to shame. The Puffin is an all-electric one-man aircraft that could be the start of some new and amazing air travel technology.

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China Unveils the World’s Fastest High Speed Train

China Unveils the World’s Fastest High Speed Train

China is speeding towards the future of public transportation with the launch of the fastest high-speed train on the planet! Averaging 217 mph (350 km/h), the new train is faster than a speeding bullet

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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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Human Powered Velomobile Bikes over Land or Sea

Human Powered Velomobile Bikes over Land or Sea

Now that it's clear that the flying cars we were promised as youngsters are not going to appear anytime soon, we can perhaps take comfort in the arrival of the brilliant HEPAV 1.1, a human-electric

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Five Lean, Mean, and Green Electric Vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show

Five Lean, Mean, and Green Electric Vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show

It's almost time again for the Tokyo Motor Show, Japan's biennial auto show that is famous for showcasing the latest and greatest concept cars. This year's show doesn't take place until October 24, but

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Treasure Island Reveals New Sustainable Development Plan

Treasure Island Reveals New Sustainable Development Plan

This week the Architecture + The City Festival took us to Treasure Island for an upclose view of the proposed sustainable development plan and a not so shabby panoramic view of the whole San Francisco Bay

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Algae-Covered Buildings Boost Biofuel Production

Algae-Covered Buildings Boost Biofuel Production

Are living green buildings just around the corner? A report recently released by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers suggests that sealed containers of algae photobioreactors could be integrated into

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Competition Offers $250,000 to Design Pedal-Powered Helicopter

Competition Offers $250,000 to Design Pedal-Powered Helicopter

Who knew that pedal-powered flight would have such a sudden resurgence in popularity? Recently we looked at a Dutch teenager who is making waves with his pedal-powered plane made out of balsa wood and

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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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