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Mercedes-Benz C 350 Plug-in Hybrid debuts at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz C 350 Plug-in Hybrid debuts at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to launch ten plug-in hybrid models by 2017, and with that announcement, the automaker revealed its second PHEV: the C 350 Plug-in Hybrid. The C 350 Plug-in Hybrid

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Korean researchers develop most efficient solar cell to date

Korean researchers develop most efficient solar cell to date

A Korean research team has achieved record level efficiency in solar cells, using a new formula for mixing perovskite structures. Perovskite is an inexpensive, abundant mineral, and the researchers have

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NASA is tossing robots into Hawaii’s volcanoes

NASA is tossing robots into Hawaii’s volcanoes

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are developing robots to explore volcanoes in Hawaii. The team, led by geologist Carolyn Parcheta, has already tested VolcanoBot 1 at Kilauea volcano in

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Could this new spinal implant someday help people with paralysis walk?

Could this new spinal implant someday help people with paralysis walk?

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) have made a breakthrough that could someday help paralyzed people walk, run, or even dance again. After years of research, the team has

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Volkswagen previews Cross Coupe GTE hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen previews Cross Coupe GTE hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen has introduced their long-awaited new plug-in hybrid, the Cross Coupe GTE Concept. Unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, the new two-row crossover can go from zero to

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The 2016 Chevy Volt is faster, lighter, and more powerful

The 2016 Chevy Volt is faster, lighter, and more powerful

The first Chevy Volt was first unveiled in 2008, and the second-generation vehicle improves upon the original design in almost every way. The 2016 Volt can travel 50 miles in all-electric mode (vs 38),

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Is this the ultra-efficient refrigerator of the future?

Is this the ultra-efficient refrigerator of the future?

The classic refrigerator is one of the most power-hungry appliances in the home. Phononic is hoping to change that with a new solid-state refrigerator that is more reliable, greener and quieter than most

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Hilla Shamia casts tree trunks in aluminium to create dramatic furniture

Hilla Shamia casts tree trunks in aluminium to create dramatic furniture

Shamia developed her technique while studying at the Department of Industrial Design at Holon Institute of Technology. High and low tables, square stools and long benches in the furniture range are built

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Chair Farm: Werner Aisslinger creates chairs from living trees!

Chair Farm: Werner Aisslinger creates chairs from living trees!

Aisslinger's Chair Farm considers the way we consume furniture: instead of importing items for use, we can nurture and shape them ourselves and then harvest them locally instead of having them

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New plastic recycling process uses no water and cuts costs in half

New plastic recycling process uses no water and cuts costs in half

A Mexico-based tech company says it can recycle more than 90 percent of any type of plastic without using water. The new method also reduces costs by half without suffering any loss in quality,

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Why is Canada refusing to protect 76 endangered species?

Why is Canada refusing to protect 76 endangered species?

Canada has chosen to reject an agreement to protect 76 endangered plant and animal species from international trade. Documents recently released from the 2013 Convention on International Trade in

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Denmark set a new world record for wind power in 2014

Denmark set a new world record for wind power in 2014

Denmark just set a world record by generating 39 percent of its electricity from wind power! In an article for The Local Denmark, Denmark Climate Minister Rasmus Helveg Petersen says, “We will

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Watch Bill Gates drink water made from sewer sludge!

Watch Bill Gates drink water made from sewer sludge!

  In his quest to help save the planet, Bill Gates has literally tasted the next evolution in waste water technology: drinking water recycled from human waste. Gates visited the

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New report shows that Scotland could be fossil fuel-free by 2030

New report shows that Scotland could be fossil fuel-free by 2030

A new WWF-backed study by consultancy giant DNV-GL shows that Scotland can go 100% fossil fuel-free by the year 2030, and that it could reduce carbon intensity from 271 grams of CO2 per kilowatt hour to

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NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovers six more Earth-like planets that could support human life

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovers six more Earth-like planets that could support human life

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope is designed to search more than 150,000 stars in order to find habitable Earth-like planets beyond our solar system. So far, it has found more than 4,000 potential planets,

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Mercedes-Benz unveils self-driving, hydrogen-powered F 015 Luxury in Motion vehicle at CES

Mercedes-Benz unveils self-driving, hydrogen-powered F 015 Luxury in Motion vehicle at CES

Mercedes-Benz just unveiled its vision of the future of the automobile at CES 2015 - and it drives itself. The F 015 Luxury in Motion research vehicle is "an illustration of how the car will grow beyond a

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Could Gogoro’s new electric Smartscooter and battery swapping infrastructure revolutionize urban transport?

Could Gogoro’s new electric Smartscooter and battery swapping infrastructure revolutionize urban transport?

Sprawling mega-cities in Asia, such as Jakarta, Beijing, Taipei, are already full of scooters as the primary mode of personal transport, and the air quality is notoriously unhealthy for these urban

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Autonomous Audi A7 Concept drives itself from the Silicon Valley to Las Vegas

Autonomous Audi A7 Concept drives itself from the Silicon Valley to Las Vegas

Audi wants to showcase its autonomous driving technology at the upcoming  International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in an effort to demonstrate the technology's capabilities. To back up their

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The aviation industry is responsible for 2.5% of the world’s carbon emissions

The aviation industry is responsible for 2.5% of the world’s carbon emissions

A new study indicates that the aviation industry is responsible for up to 2.5 percent of the world’s carbon emissions, which is higher than most individual countries. Researchers calculate that the

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Margot Krasojevic’s Fresnel Hydrofoil Trimaran is a solar-powered perpetual-motion vehicle

Margot Krasojevic’s Fresnel Hydrofoil Trimaran is a solar-powered perpetual-motion vehicle

The hydrofoils, which are similar to airfoils used by airplanes, lift the boat's hull out of the water to decrease drag and allow for greater speeds. The combination of the Fresnel lens and holographic

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Green Design Predictions for 2015

Green Design Predictions for 2015

Bill McKibben Environmentalist, Green Journalist, President and Co-Founder of 350.org 2014 was the hottest year we've ever recorded on our home planet. Which means 2015 will have to be the hottest

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8 Toilet Designs That Could Save Millions of Lives Around the World

8 Toilet Designs That Could Save Millions of Lives Around the World

Ecological Urinal The Ecological Urinal was created as a solution for places like Uganda's capital, Kampala, where on average, 1,000 people have to share the same toilet. The make-shift urinal is an

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This guy is building a warp drive – in his garage

This guy is building a warp drive – in his garage

What do you do in your spare time? Watch TV? Play basketball? Knit? If you’re David Pares of Omaha, Nebraska, you work on condensing the fabric of space time - in your garage. Despite a lack of any

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Tesla promises automated robotic snake charger

Tesla promises automated robotic snake charger

Tesla Motors is developing an automated metal ‘snake’ that would emerge from the wall and connect itself to the battery port on Tesla cars. Such an advancement would essentially create a hands-free

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New startup plans to produce a working Hyperloop within the decade

New startup plans to produce a working Hyperloop within the decade

Ever since Elon Musk unveiled open-source plans for the Hyperloop transport system, people have been trying to make it work. The project just got one step closer to reality as the crowdsourcing platform

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Inhabitat’s Top 9 Interviews of 2014

Inhabitat’s Top 9 Interviews of 2014

In the past year Inhabitat had the privilege of speaking with a variety of talented designers, architects and thinkers. We chatted with Bianca Bosker about architectural mimicry and Boyan Slat filled us

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Safer sonar protects dolphins while providing better images

Safer sonar protects dolphins while providing better images

There's a new type of seismic imaging called Acoustic Zoom, and it's better than older forms of sonar for both dolphins and scientists alike. It works by emitting smaller amounts of energy over a longer

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Brilliant ‘rocking knit’ chair creates winter hats while you sit!

Brilliant ‘rocking knit’ chair creates winter hats while you sit!

Technology advances in the blink of an eye - while many are obsessed with the latest high-tech devices, let's not forget that low-tech innovation can also be revolutionary. ECAL students Damien Ludi and

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Scientists discover that trees yelp when they’re running out of water

Scientists discover that trees yelp when they’re running out of water

If a tree falls in the forest with no one around, does it make a sound? According to new research by French scientists, dying trees emit noises that indicate their imminent demise before they ever hit

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New inexpensive spray-on solar cells turn (almost) any surface into a power plant

New inexpensive spray-on solar cells turn (almost) any surface into a power plant

Researchers at the University of Toronto have unveiled a cheap, fast spray-on solar cell process that could enable the creation of solar arrays using the most modest of manufacturing methods. Even better,

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