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By Cat DiStasio Electricity runs the world we live in -- but we often overlook the fact that our own bodies generate quite a bit of energy just by doing what we do. This has led engineers and designers to create a wide array of human-powered gadgets that are as creative as they are fascinating. Ma...

July 29th 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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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. NASA dropped a bombshell this past week: The Kepler Space Telescope has discovered the most Earth-like planet to date. The rocky planet is slightly larger...

July 26th 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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By Cat DiStasio Some cars have removable rooftops; some computers turn into tablets; and some houses can transform into entirely different structures at the press of a button, the flip of a switch or the wave of a hand. From expanding apartments that maximize tiny footprints to robotic homes that...

July 22nd 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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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. Tesla is the hottest electric automaker around, but a mysterious new company called Faraday Future is nipping at its heels -- and poaching its employees. R...

July 19th 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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By Cat DiStasio Green transportation is advancing by leaps and bounds. In just the past few months, we've seen a solar-powered airplane complete historic flights, self-driving vehicles hit the streets and cars make astounding achievements in fuel efficiency. However, for every big breakthrough th...

July 15th 2015 at 2:20pm 0 Comments
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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 if your car was powered by sunlight? It sounds like a dream come true -- but that's exactly what a team of Dutch engineering students have cooked up....

July 12th 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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By Cat DiStasio Nearly every child dreams of having superhero powers, and it's safe to say a lot of adults still wish for them too, if the success of the recent Marvel films is any indication. Luckily, engineers and inventors have come up with some really cool gadgets that give plain ol' homo sap...

July 8th 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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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. Now that the first wave of electric vehicles has established a strong foothold in the market, automakers are working on their successors -- and the green c...

July 5th 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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By Cat DiStasio Technology progresses at a breakneck pace -- but why is our built environment so far behind? Fortunately, some smart folks have devoted their lives to developing futuristic technologies that can reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, make them more energy-efficient and lower ma...

July 1st 2015 at 12:59pm 0 Comments
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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. A working hoverboard has been the elusive dream of Back to the Future fans and transportation nerds for decades. Now, Lexus claims that it has built a prot...

June 28th 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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By Cat Distasio, Inhabitat 3D printing has opened up a new frontier for design, and the technology is progressing by leaps and bounds. Whereas the first 3D printers could only produce tiny trinkets and figurines, today's printers can produce entire buildings. Architects and designers are capitali...

June 24th 2015 at 2:25pm 0 Comments
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By Cat DiStasio, Inhabitat Staff These days, many people prefer two wheels to four. Folks opt for bikes instead of cars for the exercise, the maneuverability, the low environmental impact and the camaraderie among riders. It's the ever-changing design of bikes that grabs the world's attention, in...

June 17th 2015 at 12:36pm 0 Comments