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.
What will the high-tech city of the future look like? This week Inhabitat brought you a sneak peek as we took an exclusive look inside Abu Dhabi's carbon-neutral Masdar City
, which just opened for business. We also brought you brand new photos of the world's largest wooden structure
, and we spotted several innovative solar-powered buildings - Sweden's rotating photovoltaic cog building
and a self-sustaining pod home
that can be perched on any roof.
Green transportation also took off with a blast this week as the Linde E1 Electric Go-Kart
set a Guinness World Record by traveling from 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and Synergy's folded-wing glider plane
announced plans to compete in the CAFE Green Flight Challenge. We also saw greener vehicles gear up around the world as France announced plans to deploy a fleet of all-electric garbage trucks
next week and Nissan unveiled the NV200
-- New York City's taxi of tomorrow. And for those looking for an underwater escape this summer, don't miss out on the Aqua Star
- a submersible electric scooter capable of charting the ocean depths.
In other news, this week we showcased several high-tech concept gadgets made from paper - an origami cell phone
that folds into a flat piece of cardboard and the world's first interactive paper computer
. We also brought you a sensor glove
that could help stroke patients recover through gaming, and we covered a clutch of wired home furnishings that bring new meaning to the term geek chic -- from an interweb chaise
made from 1,100 feet of coaxial cable to an analog cassette tape chair
, to a modern computer mouse
made from fine wool felt.