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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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Airplanes Made From Cork May Soon Take to the Skies

Airplanes Made From Cork May Soon Take to the Skies

Cork is a useful material for making a number of things -- wine bottles, furniture, and cork boards, to name a few--but airplane parts? A group of Portuguese cork producers recently launched the Aerocork

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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

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East German Airplane Transformed Into Super Posh Hotel Suite

East German Airplane Transformed Into Super Posh Hotel Suite

Looking for a luxurious hotel to stay at in the Netherlands? Why not try out this Cold War-era East German airplane, which has been transformed into a super delux hotel suite. Parked next to the Teuge

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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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Teenager Builds Pedal-Powered Airplane Out of Balsa Wood

Teenager Builds Pedal-Powered Airplane Out of Balsa Wood

Lots of kids wish they could build an airplane and fly away, but Dutch teenager Jesse van Kuijk has become one of the rare few to make it happen with his pedal-powered plane made out of balsa wood,

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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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The Cosmic Muffin: A Boat Recycled From Howard Hughes’ Plane

The Cosmic Muffin: A Boat Recycled From Howard Hughes’ Plane

At Inhabitat we've brought you some terrific examples of recycled aircraft here, here, here and here. But Dave Drimmer's Cosmic Muffin, the iconic 'plane-boat' made from Howard Hughes' prized Boeing

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NASA Launches 1.5 Million Dollar Green Flight Challenge

NASA Launches 1.5 Million Dollar Green Flight Challenge

The next frontier in green transportation is bound to be flight travel, which is why it is not surprising to see that NASA just announced the Green Flight Challenge. The competition will be awarding a

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Top 5 Incredible Eco-Hotels and Hostels of the World

Top 5 Incredible Eco-Hotels and Hostels of the World

As summer hits its stride many might be opting for the stay-cation this year, but for those adventurous green travelers headed out into the world to do some eco-exploring, we've rounded up our top picks

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Solar Powered Blimp Set to Fly Across English Channel

Solar Powered Blimp Set to Fly Across English Channel

Perhaps propelled by the recent dawn of solar powered airplanes, this stunning solar powered blimp is poised to take flight by harnessing sunlight for fuel. Dubbed Nephelios, the solar-powered helium

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MotoArt Recycles Airplane Parts Into High-Flyin’ Furniture

MotoArt Recycles Airplane Parts Into High-Flyin’ Furniture

We've seen designers recycle airplane parts to create desks, tropical eco-hotels and a hostel, and now we can add couches and beds to the lofty collection! MotoArt is a team of designers who transform

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Solar Impulse Unveiled: Sun-Powered Airplane to Circle the Globe

Solar Impulse Unveiled: Sun-Powered Airplane to Circle the Globe

Flight pioneer Bertrand Piccard, an aeronaut who made the first nonstop round the world balloon flight, recently unveiled a prototype of an incredible solar-powered airplane that will one day circle the

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GREEN WEDDING GUIDE: Location

GREEN WEDDING GUIDE: Location

Welcome back to the second installment of our Green Wedding Guide. Last week we talked jewelry, and this week we are going to talk about eco-friendly ways to pick your location. The location of a

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6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit

6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit

The 6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit is a super cool, eco-minded toy for kids and adults, packed with half a dozen gadgets for solar powered fun. The Solar Robot takes the shape of a robotic dog, boat, car,

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Personal Electric Aircraft Takes Flight

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Personal Electric Aircraft Takes Flight

Personal flying vehicles may be a bit on the esoteric end of the transportation field, but they are still fun nonetheless. Earlier this year, two single-seat lightweight aircraft made their maiden flights

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Naomi Dean Gives Reclaimed Office Furniture New Life

Naomi Dean Gives Reclaimed Office Furniture New Life

Office furniture often gets sent to die in a dark, damp landfill, where it remains for much longer than we care to admit. It tends to be cheap, molded, made from particle board and sometimes includes

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Airplane Activity Center by GREENPLAY

Airplane Activity Center by GREENPLAY

GREENPLAY's Airplane Activity Center landed at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair; and we think these designers are soaring to new heights with their kid and eco-friendly, uplifting

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Inhabitat Reports from ICFF 2009!

Inhabitat Reports from ICFF 2009!

This weekend team Inhabitat took the International Contemporary Furniture Fair by storm, seeking out the freshest green designs amid this year's crop of over 2,500 exhibitors. From sleek and chic chaises

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220MPH Solar-Powered Bullet Train on Arizona Horizon

220MPH Solar-Powered Bullet Train on Arizona Horizon

Travelers going from Tucson to Phoenix may soon be blazing across the desert in speeding solar bullet trains propelled by the sun's rays. Hot on the heels of President Obama's plan for High Speed Rail in

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Sunseeker II Solar Powered Plane Takes Off

Sunseeker II Solar Powered Plane Takes Off

The only manned solar-powered aircraft in the world, the Sunseeker II is slated to take off on a European flying tour after the popular e-flight expo on April 5th.  Following the success of the Sunseeker

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