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INFOGRAPHIC: One Day All Wheels Will Be Square

INFOGRAPHIC: One Day All Wheels Will Be Square

You've probably heard the idiom "you can't reinvent the wheel." Well, it might be time to kick that phrase out of our cultural lexicon thanks to a number of enterprising minds. This new infographic from

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Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicles are Powering Office Buildings in Japan

Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicles are Powering Office Buildings in Japan

Nissan’s zero-emission LEAF electric vehicle may be used to power entire buildings in Japan. The car manufacturer successfully completed an early test of the ‘vehicle-to-building’ technology at the

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100 Self-Driving Cars Set to Hit Sweden’s Public Roads in 2017

100 Self-Driving Cars Set to Hit Sweden’s Public Roads in 2017

Volvo just unveiled plans for the world's first large-scale trial of self-driving cars. The 'Drive Me' project will see 100 autonomous vehicles take to the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2017. The cars

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Freedom Ship: Construction to Start Soon on the World’s First Floating City

Freedom Ship: Construction to Start Soon on the World’s First Floating City

The mile-long floating city is nearing start of construction, according to Florida-based Freedom Ship International Inc. It will boast 25 floors of activities, schools, hospitals, art galleries, shops,

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New EU Law to Create Massive Electric Vehicle Charging Grid Throughout Europe by 2020

New EU Law to Create Massive Electric Vehicle Charging Grid Throughout Europe by 2020

The European Parliament just passed a resolution this week that will require member states to install a specified number of electric vehicle charging stations and hydrogen and natural gas stations by

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Saietta R: World’s First Electric Sports Bike to be Unveiled in Colorado

Saietta R: World’s First Electric Sports Bike to be Unveiled in Colorado

The world's first all-electric sports bike is set to be unveiled this December at the Clean and Cool Missions in Colorado, U.S. The London-based cleantech company Agility Global will showcase its flagship

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World’s First Two-Seat Electric Helicopter Lifts Off for the First Time

World’s First Two-Seat Electric Helicopter Lifts Off for the First Time

This week the world’s first two-seat electric helicopter completed its first flight inside a German hangar. E-volo's VC200 Volocopter lifted into the air for several minutes and reached a height of

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E-Fox Velomobile is Both a Bicycle and a Car for Urban Commuters

E-Fox Velomobile is Both a Bicycle and a Car for Urban Commuters

Riding a bicycle is a great way to commute to work every day - but what if you need to carry supplies, or even worse, if it starts to rain? Enter the E-Fox, a hybrid vehicle that combines the

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Honda Accord Named “2014 Green Car of the Year”

Honda Accord Named “2014 Green Car of the Year”

At this year's Los Angeles Auto Show the Honda Accord was named the "2014 Green Car of the Year" by Green Car Journal. The Honda Accord received this year's award because of its ability to offer an

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Crazy 177 MPH Rocket-Powered Bike Sets New World Land Speed Record

Crazy 177 MPH Rocket-Powered Bike Sets New World Land Speed Record

Earlier this year French cyclist Francois Gissy embarked on a mind-boggling thrill ride by strapping a hydrogen peroxide rocket to his bike and setting a speed record of 163 mph. Gissy recently broke his

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Starbucks Unveils New Mobile Coffee Shop on a Train Car in Switzerland

Starbucks Unveils New Mobile Coffee Shop on a Train Car in Switzerland

Whether it's to woo more travelers to take the train or to make it more convenient for passengers to get their espresso, we love the idea of a full-fledged coffee shop on board. The coffee shop sits on

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Ta đi Ôtô is a Mini Mobile Skyscraper and Tricycle Performance Space in Hanoi

Ta đi Ôtô is a Mini Mobile Skyscraper and Tricycle Performance Space in Hanoi

As explained by Bureau A, everything in Hanoi gets reused, upcycled, and reincarnated into a new item. Parts and pieces that find their way into new constructions are used until they can be used no more

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NEXT Architects’ Möbius Strip Pedestrian Bridge Wins Meixi Lake District Competition

NEXT Architects’ Möbius Strip Pedestrian Bridge Wins Meixi Lake District Competition

NEXT Architects just won first place in a design competition with plans for a sinuous pedestrian bridge in Changsha, China that is modeled after the Möbius strip and Chinese knots. The bridge is designed

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LAST CHANCE: Vote for your Favorite Green Halloween Costume!

LAST CHANCE: Vote for your Favorite Green Halloween Costume!

Today is the LAST DAY of our Green Halloween Costume Contest - and the competition is too close to call! Sprinkle Dirtybottom the baby gnome is currently neck and neck with the Muppet Selves, but Donkey

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ICON’s Sexy E-Flyer Electric Bike Puts a Modern Twist on WWI Board Racers

ICON’s Sexy E-Flyer Electric Bike Puts a Modern Twist on WWI Board Racers

Bike aficionados and green tech buffs will love the new Icon E-Flyer Electric Bike, which combines modern technology with the classic elegance of World War I board racers. Each of the 50 limited edition

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Vote for Your Favorite Green Halloween Costume Contest Finalist!

Vote for Your Favorite Green Halloween Costume Contest Finalist!

Heads up trick or treaters! Our Green Halloween Costume Contest drew dozens of creepy, clever and incredibly crafted DIY costumes from across the states - and now that the candy corn is gone it's time to

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100 Self-Driving ULTra Personal Electric Transportation Pods to be Installed Near London

100 Self-Driving ULTra Personal Electric Transportation Pods to be Installed Near London

Milton Keynes, a small city north of London, just announced plans to install 100 self-driving “pod cars” to connect the city's downtown to its central train station. Powered by electric motors, the

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Win a Kilo Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Worth $399 in Inhabitat’s Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Win a Kilo Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Worth $399 in Inhabitat’s Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Heads up Inhabitants! Halloween may be over but you still have until tonight to submit your DIY costumes into our Green Halloween contest! We asked you to ditch the big box stores and cheesy

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Keyless Lock8 Bicycle Lock Sends Theft Alerts to Your Smartphone

Keyless Lock8 Bicycle Lock Sends Theft Alerts to Your Smartphone

Lock8 is the world’s first smart bike lock that can be operated via smartphone! The keyless lock has a GPS tracker that helps users find their bicycles when they are either misplaced or stolen. It is

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Rocky Roads are No Match for the Shape-Shifting Roadless Wheel

Rocky Roads are No Match for the Shape-Shifting Roadless Wheel

The shape-shifting Roadless Wheel is a one-size-fits-all solution for different vehicle types and road conditions in rural Africa. Student of Innovation Design Engineering at London’s RCA, Ackeem

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E-Velocipede: Electric Version of World’s First Bicycle Rides Like it’s 1865

E-Velocipede: Electric Version of World’s First Bicycle Rides Like it’s 1865

E-Velocipede "Concept 1865" bicycle is propelled by a 250W electric drive integrated within the rear wheel. A rechargeable battery is integrated into the saddle, and at the end of the day riders can

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California Breaks Ground on the First High-Speed Railway in the United States

California Breaks Ground on the First High-Speed Railway in the United States

Construction on America’s first high-speed rail system just officially began in Fresno, California! The nation’s most expensive public infrastructure project (estimated to cost $68 billion) is

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General Motors’ 2015 Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Impala to Run on Both Gasoline and Natural Gas

General Motors’ 2015 Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Impala to Run on Both Gasoline and Natural Gas

Vehicles powered by Natural gas represent a clean alternative to electric cars since they produce less emissions than traditional gasoline-powered cars. But up until now Honda has been the only automaker

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Toyota to Launch Automated Driving Safety Technologies in a Few Years

Toyota to Launch Automated Driving Safety Technologies in a Few Years

Toyota recently announced plans to introduce a new Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) system that will use automated driving technologies to support safer highway driving. The system will be

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Standard Architecture’s Garden-Wrapped Salford Meadows Bridge Changes With the Seasons

Standard Architecture’s Garden-Wrapped Salford Meadows Bridge Changes With the Seasons

The bridge slopes from the Crescent to the Meadow by following the topography of the area and serving as its natural extension. The lattice shell envelops pedestrians as they walk through a tunnel covered

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Toyota Cuts Fuel Cell Cost by $1 Million for Next-Gen Hydrogen-Powered Car

Toyota Cuts Fuel Cell Cost by $1 Million for Next-Gen Hydrogen-Powered Car

Toyota has just released details of its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, and the company hopes it could become a game-changer in green transportation. The automaker has managed to reduce the

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Ai Weiwei’s Stunning Forever Bicycles Installation is a 3D Labyrinth of 3,144 Bicycles

Ai Weiwei’s Stunning Forever Bicycles Installation is a 3D Labyrinth of 3,144 Bicycles

If you liked Ai Weiwei’s incredible Forever Bicycles installation at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) in 2011, its recreation for this year’s La Nuit Blanche all-night culture festival in Toronto

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Infographic: How Electric Vehicles Can Help Cut US Oil Use in Half Over the Next 20 Years

Infographic: How Electric Vehicles Can Help Cut US Oil Use in Half Over the Next 20 Years

Electric vehicles are taking off in a big way - according to a recent report, EV sales have increased 522% since 2012. But did you know that there's currently over 100,000 electric vehicles from 10

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TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Zooms to the Top of the Hybrid Segment

TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Zooms to the Top of the Hybrid Segment

Many people will remember that this isn't the first time that Honda has produced a hybrid version of the Accord. Back in 2003 Honda released an Accord Hybrid that mated a V6 engine to an electric motor,

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California Company Launches a Car Fuel Made from Landfill Methane

California Company Launches a Car Fuel Made from Landfill Methane

Image via Shutterstock There's no denying that fracking is bad, really bad. But what about natural gas from other sources? California's Clean Energy Fuels has just announced that they have begun the

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