Ford’s self-driving Fusion Hybrid to hit the streets of California next year

December 16, 2015 by  
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Last week Ford announced plans to pour billions of dollars into electric vehicles by the year 2020, and yesterday the automaker revealed its vision for driverless cars . During a press event at Ford’s Silicon Valley Research & Innovation Center , CEO Mark Fields pinned a California license plate on the company’s self-driving Fusion Hybrid and announced that trials for the vehicle will begin next year. Read the rest of Ford’s self-driving Fusion Hybrid to hit the streets of California next year

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Beautiful ergonomic stools feature a bike saddle-inspired seat

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Turin-based design firm Bibi studio designed the Sella / Sellino, a beautiful and minimalist stool crafted from birch plywood . Winner of a 2015 A’design Award , the lightweight stool features a flat seat in the shape of a bike saddle. The structure uses interlocking elements for easy assembly. + Bibi studio The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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The MOVA Cube solar-powered globe brings the Earth into your home

December 16, 2015 by  
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For all you Earth lovers out there, you can bring the serenity of the planet into your home with the MOVA Cube. The newest addition to MOVA International’s line of solar-powered decor products, the MOVA Cube uses their proven motion technology to recreate the motion of the Earth in space. The MOVA Cube contains a globe rotating on its own while floating perfectly centered inside a cube. Advanced solar cells hidden inside the globe and the Earth’s magnetic field provide torque for the globe to turn continuously and silently on its own, while a mixture of optical fluids create the mesmerizing floating effect. Built to last, the sustainable design requires no batteries or wires. Simply place the cube in ambient light and it comes to life to add a soothing kinetic ambiance to any room. The MOVA Cube represents a future of eco-friendly homes where things can act without any apparent force and people can enjoy home decor without energy and product waste. Its eco-conscious design and innovative twist on home decor make it stand out from any other item on the market. + MOVA The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Chinese City of Guangzhou To Limit New Car Ownership Via Lottery System

September 5, 2012 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock The idea that China’s roads are mostly populated by bicycles is unfortunately a fading concept. In many major Chinese cities , traffic congestion is a massive problem, and cities like Shanghai and Beijing suffering heavy air pollution as a result. However, the Chinese city of Guangzhou has decided to take action by limiting car registrations through a license plate lottery . While it will likely cut down on air pollution, the move has also raised concerns about fairness. Read the rest of Chinese City of Guangzhou To Limit New Car Ownership Via Lottery System Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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400 Trees Cut Down to Make Way For Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Los Angeles Arrival

September 5, 2012 by  
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Ever since the Space Shuttle fleet was retired last year , several spacecraft have gone to new homes for the public to enjoy. Their journeys have often been spectacular, such as the Enterprise flying over New York and Discovery soaring above Washington D.C . However it seems that Endeavour’s final 12-mile journey to its new home at the California Science Center is causing controversy – as over 400 trees are being cut down to make way for the spacecraft as it travels through the streets of Los Angeles. Read the rest of 400 Trees Cut Down to Make Way For Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Los Angeles Arrival Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: california science center , discovery , enterprise , hubble telescope , la , Los Angeles , magolia trees , space shuttle , space shuttle endeavour , spacecraft , Trees

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