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The Mighty Cri-Cri Electric Mini Plane Breaks Another Speed Record

The Mighty Cri-Cri Electric Mini Plane Breaks Another Speed Record

Attendees of this year's Paris Air Show got to see history being made as the mighty micro Cri-Cri broke the electric plane speed record. The plane first took to the skies last September and drew in a

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New Discovery May Lead to Typing-Powered Laptops and Everlasting Batteries

New Discovery May Lead to Typing-Powered Laptops and Everlasting Batteries

Self-powered laptops and everlasting batteries could soon become a reality thanks to a new study from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology that measured a piezoelectric film's capacity for turning

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Holy Environmentalism Batman! The Dark Knight’s Greener Batmobile

Holy Environmentalism Batman! The Dark Knight’s Greener Batmobile

Holy environmentalism Batman! Considering the Dark Knight has a personal fortune of $7 billion, you would think that Bruce Wayne would have made a greener version of the Batmobile a long time ago.

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Boeing Plant Camouflaged Beneath a Fake Neighborhood Tapped as Salvaged Lumber Source

Boeing Plant Camouflaged Beneath a Fake Neighborhood Tapped as Salvaged Lumber Source

South of downtown Seattle is an old Boeing airplane assembly plant that produced nearly 7000 Flying Fortresses while hidden beneath a roof with a fake suburban neighborhood on top. The site is now the

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EADS Seaweed-Powered Zero Emission ZEHST Plane Could Travel from London to New York in an Hour

EADS Seaweed-Powered Zero Emission ZEHST Plane Could Travel from London to New York in an Hour

Before the official opening of the Paris Air Show, Airbus parent company EADS revealed what it has in the works to be the successor to the Concorde jet: the Zero Emission Hypersonic Transportation plane,

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The Octuri Wind Powered Yacht Doubles as a Plane

The Octuri Wind Powered Yacht Doubles as a Plane

Put this on the list of things we'll buy when we're rich and famous. Designer Yelken Octuri has created a flying yacht for princes Aziz, Dawood and Hashim. The flying yacht was designed to allow the

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World’s Largest Rube Goldberg Machine Breaks Guinness Record and Waters Plant

World’s Largest Rube Goldberg Machine Breaks Guinness Record and Waters Plant

In March the 2011 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest was held at Purdue University, where they threw down and won not only the competition, but also the Guinness Record for the largest Rube Goldberg Machine.

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

John Viera has made a name for himself as a pioneer for the green movement within the automotive industry. As Ford Motor Company's Director of Sustainable Business Strategies, he has been building a new

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Kraanspoor Office Building Hovers Above Repurposed Craneway in Amsterdam Harbor

Kraanspoor Office Building Hovers Above Repurposed Craneway in Amsterdam Harbor

The solid gantry stretches 885 feet across the shipyard. OTH utilized the elevated base as a foundation for Kraanspoor, having the building span its entire length. The office building “hovers”

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Terreform One Developing Buildings Made From Blocks of Mushrooms

Terreform One Developing Buildings Made From Blocks of Mushrooms

Houses made from mushrooms used to be for smurfs — but the creative folks at Terreform One and Planetary One intend to create real houses from the prodigious plant. They are developing a new breed

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Volkswagen to Launch Quicar Car-Sharing Program In Hanover, Germany

Volkswagen to Launch Quicar Car-Sharing Program In Hanover, Germany

Many cities around the world have started bike-sharing programs, but VW is set to launch a car-sharing system in Hanover, Germany that will see residents drive their latest model, the Golf BlueMotion. The

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Amazing Aeros Pelican Airships Set to Fly by 2013

Amazing Aeros Pelican Airships Set to Fly by 2013

If you think the idea of airships is full of hot air, you may be in for a surprise as the newest Aeros zeppelin might be coming to a sky near you in 2013. In an effort to reduce fuel and helium usage on

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Orlando Turns Poop into Profit with Lucrative Sewage to Fuel Project

Orlando Turns Poop into Profit with Lucrative Sewage to Fuel Project

Brooklyn has found a way to turn farts into fuel, and now Orlando, Florida is following suit. Partnering with several private industry partners, Orlando city officials think they have mastered the

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Cell Phone Battery Can Be Charged By Yelling at It

Cell Phone Battery Can Be Charged By Yelling at It

A team from the Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul have developed a technology that allows you to charge your phone battery by yelling at it. In theory, a phone battery that is charged via voice waves seems

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Wave of New UFO-Like Eco Airships Usher in Low-Carbon Future for Air Travel

Wave of New UFO-Like Eco Airships Usher in Low-Carbon Future for Air Travel

A new generation of high-tech, safe, and eco-friendly airships aim to not only go where roads currently can't in northern Canada, western China, and Africa, but also to replace the complicated,

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CERN: Anti-Gravity and Flying Cars Could Soon Be Here

CERN: Anti-Gravity and Flying Cars Could Soon Be Here

Until now, flying cars and anti-gravity-powered skateboards were the province of science fiction. But scientists are hot on the trail of anti-gravity in the real world. Researchers at CERN's Antihydrogen

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Utopian Permaculture Farms Look Like Fantastical Floating Islands

Utopian Permaculture Farms Look Like Fantastical Floating Islands

Floating Permaculture offers a solution to the inevitable depletion of fossil fuels and its effect on food.  “Normal” farming as we know it puts a strain on fossil fuels, as produce is often trucked

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Eco Ultra Fuel Is Made from Re-Refined Used Motor Oil

Eco Ultra Fuel Is Made from Re-Refined Used Motor Oil

With the possibility of fossil fuels running out in our lifetime, Universal Lubricant is looking ahead. Through the re-refining of used motor oil, they’ve created Eco Ultra. With production increasing

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DOE and Google Build an Interactive Map for Green Vehicle Drivers

DOE and Google Build an Interactive Map for Green Vehicle Drivers

The Department of Energy, Google, Best Buy, Tom Tom and around 80 other companies have formed a joint venture called the GeoEVSE to create a database that helps EV and alternative fuel vehicle drivers

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dAIH2Orean R/C Car Runs on Aluminum Beer Can Tabs

dAIH2Orean R/C Car Runs on Aluminum Beer Can Tabs

This radio-controlled car is powered by something a little unusual: aluminum tabs from beer and soda cans. The dAIH2Orean R/C car is a fuel cell that extracts a maximum speed of 18 miles per hour by

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Ultra-Efficient Alerion Race Car Gets 2,564.8 MPG at Shell Eco-Marathon

Ultra-Efficient Alerion Race Car Gets 2,564.8 MPG at Shell Eco-Marathon

A team of students at Université Laval just won first place for the third time in the Shell Eco-marathon in Houston with their svelte hypermiling supercar, which gets an incredible fuel efficiency of

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U.S. Army Launches Plan to Make All Military Bases Net Zero

U.S. Army Launches Plan to Make All Military Bases Net Zero

Over the past couple of years, the U.S. Army has announced several initiatives ranging from solar-powered tents for troops to hydrogen-powered tanks, however this is their most ambitious program yet. With

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Oven Rust Could Be the Key to Providing Unlimited Energy

Oven Rust Could Be the Key to Providing Unlimited Energy

Cleaning your oven is up there with doing your taxes in terms of worst tasks ever, but by doing so you could be wiping away a precious energy source. According to researchers from California Institute of

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NASA Funds Cessna to Develop Self-Healing ‘Magic Skin’ for Airplanes

NASA Funds Cessna to Develop Self-Healing ‘Magic Skin’ for Airplanes

NASA just awarded four research groups a total of $16.5 million to develop projects that focus on improving airliner safety, fuel efficiency and noise. Included is a remarkable study by The Cessna

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Estuaries Could Provide 13% Of The World’s Power Needs

Estuaries Could Provide 13% Of The World’s Power Needs

A team of researchers from Stanford University recently announced that estuaries around the globe could provide 13% of the world's energy needs. For those of you who skipped geography, an estuary is where

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President Obama to Announce That All Gov. Cars Will Use Clean Energy by 2015

President Obama to Announce That All Gov. Cars Will Use Clean Energy by 2015

President Barack Obama will be speaking at Georgetown University today on the future of America's energy security. The President's remarks are set to be focused on the goal of reducing American dependence

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MIT Scientists Create Artificial Solar Leaf That Can Power Homes

MIT Scientists Create Artificial Solar Leaf That Can Power Homes

Scientist Dr. David Nocera has finally perfected a low-cost, artificial leaf-like device, that like a real leaf, mimics the process of photosynthesis. Nocera announced the creation of a miniature solar

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Tata & MIT Work on Breakthrough Way to Generate Power From Ordinary Water

Tata & MIT Work on Breakthrough Way to Generate Power From Ordinary Water

The Tata Group has signed a deal with the founder of SunCatalytix, MIT scientist Daniel Nocera, who has discovered how to generate energy water. Although the terms of their agreement have not yet been

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MILES HIGH ULTIMA TOWER: Vertical Eco City Works Like a Tree

MILES HIGH ULTIMA TOWER: Vertical Eco City Works Like a Tree

We've seen a whole slew of gigantic, volcano shaped, city-in-a-building towers, each promising to be the largest building in the world. First it was the wacky X-Seed design for Tokyo, and then even

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Radiation Fears Escalated by Continuing Problems at Japanese Nuclear Plant

Radiation Fears Escalated by Continuing Problems at Japanese Nuclear Plant

A third blast and fire at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station increase the risk of a full blown nuclear meltdown in Japan.

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