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.
It's been an epic week for environmental news as Inhabitat reported that the East Coast battened its hatches against the force of Hurricane Irene
, which has arrived in the wake of a 5.8 earthquake
that shook the Eastern Seaboard from Virginia to New York. We compiled a series of tips
to help our readers weather the storm, and we took a closer look at the six nuclear power plants
that were shaken by the East Coast's unusual quake. We also showcased several incredible examples of high-tech architecture -- the recently crowned world's tallest LEED platinum building
and the world's longest tunnel
, which Russia recently announced would span the Bering Straight.
Speaking of remarkable advancements in sustainable transportation, this week we took at look at what could be most powerful electric car on earth
, and we brought you footage of the 200 mph Lighting superbike
breaking a world land speed record. We also saw eco vehicles take off for greener horizons as Oliver VTOL unveiled an ultra-efficient airplane with 6 engines
, a team of engineers in Africa constructed a DIY space shuttle
in a local garden, and the flying ParaMoto Trike
soared through the skies. On the topic of air travel, you may also want to check out our six tips for flying with small children
It was a big week for wearable technology as well, as researchers unveiled a powerful kinetic energy generator
that can fit in your sneakers. We also saw a vibrating glove
that improves motor performance, a haptic glove
that allows the blind to see with sonar, and a range of antenna-embedded clothing
that offers a discreet form of hands-free communication. Finally, we heard Ashton Kutcher predict that wearable technology will be the next big wave
, and we shared a glow-in-the-dark sequin gown
that would make a choice piece of evening wear if this weekend's storm knocks the lights out.