Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.
This week Inhabitat saw several incredible feats of green architecture reach for the stars as Richard Branson unveiled the world's first commercial spaceport
and a lunar solar power tower
won the Moon Capital International Design Challenge. We were also impressed by Snøhetta's design for a massive möbius strip-shaped particle accelerator
and we caught the groundbreaking of what will be one of the world's most efficient solar skyscrapers
Ultra-efficient autos blazed a trail this week as an electric audi shattered a world EV distance record
by traveling 372 miles on a single charge. We also caught a glimpse of the future of green transportation as major auto manufacturers unveiled a set of incredible eco concept cars
, and we caught wind of a plan to bring these insane traffic-straddling buses
to the United States.
In other news, we learned that iPhones and other communication devices may have potentially deadly side effects for kids
, and we showcased several innovative designs for safer cycling - an inflatable airbag collar
that automatically pops up to prevent injuries and a crash helmet that makes a stink when it cracks
Finally, to celebrate Halloween we rounded up a ghastly array of ghoulish green designs - from a skeletal x-ray lamp
to a skin-crawling camera made from a human skull
to a company that will press your mortal remains into a vinyl record
. Happy Halloween!