This super-efficient new airplane eliminates jet lag

March 23, 2016 by  
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EPA announces plans to limit airplane emissions

June 10, 2015 by  
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Although the cost of airfare has declined dramatically since the late 1970s , the environmental cost of flying is rising as more travelers take to the skies. Aviation currently accounts for 2 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, but by 2020 aviation emissions could be 70% higher than in 2005. As part of its comprehensive emissions regulations, the Obama Administration just announced plans to limit emissions from airplanes. Although no specific restrictions were mandated in the EPA’s announcement on Wednesday, the statement sends a clear statement on how the aviation industry should develop over the coming decades. Read the rest of EPA announces plans to limit airplane emissions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: airline industry , airlines , airplane , aviation , Climate Change , climate regulations , commercial airlines , epa , greenhouse gas emissions , obama administration

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Airbnb & KLM Convert a Retired Jetliner into a Luxurious Hotel Even Nervous Flyers Can Enjoy

November 17, 2014 by  
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GF7 Flying Car Reaches 550 MPH in the Air, Then Turns into an Electric Car on the Ground

June 6, 2014 by  
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Designer Greg Brown and engineer Dave Fawcett are finessing a design for a jet-propelled car that can reach speeds up to 550 miles in the air, but then converts into a zero-emissions electric car on the ground. Over the last few years flying cars like the Terrafugia Transistion and the Skylys have provided a realistic glimpse into the future of flying cars. The idea of a jet-propelled flying car has been missing, but the GF7 could bridge that divide if it comes to life. Read the rest of GF7 Flying Car Reaches 550 MPH in the Air, Then Turns into an Electric Car on the Ground Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: airplane , Dave Fawcett , flying car , flying electric car , GF7 , green car , green transportation , Greg Brown , jet-powered car , Skylys , Terrafugia Transistion

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NASA’s New X-48C Flying Wing Airplane Uses 50% Less Fuel Than Standard Aircraft

January 25, 2013 by  
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Researchers at NASA have developed a revolutionary flying wing aircraft that uses 50% less fuel than standard planes. The new manta ray-esque X-48C is based on the X-48B Blended Wing Body aircraft , which flew 92 flights at NASA Dryden between 2007 and 2010. The X-48C improves upon its predecessor with its low-noise, fuel-efficient hybrid wing body (HWB) design. Read the rest of NASA’s New X-48C Flying Wing Airplane Uses 50% Less Fuel Than Standard Aircraft Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aerospace , aircraft , flying wing , flying wing aircraft , fuel consumption , hybrid aircraft , manta ray , nasa , nasa aircraft , X-48B , X-48C

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LEGO PancakeBot Pushes the Boundaries of Brunch Technology

January 25, 2013 by  
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If you love pancakes but hate making them, then the LEGO PancakeBot is your dream come true. Designed by Miguel Valenzuela, the LEGO robot pushes the boundaries of brunch technology by using an X and Y axis to make a row of perfectly round silver dollar pancakes. The Lego PancakeBot just launched an Indiegogo campaign to help bring it to the Bay Area Maker Fair – support it here ! Read the rest of LEGO PancakeBot Pushes the Boundaries of Brunch Technology Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: automatic pancake maker , eco design , green design , lego , LEGO Pancakebot , Maker Fair , Miguel Valenzuela , sustainable design

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Ultralight 81 Pound Airplane to Attempt World Record For Human-Powered Flight

December 11, 2012 by  
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A team of Yamaha motorcycle designers have put their experience to the test in a new field by developing an ultralight airplane that’s powered by a simple set of pedals – just like your bike! Constructed from superlight polystyrene and carbon fiber , the plane weighs only 81 pounds despite a wingspan of 117 feet. Encouraged by mostly successful test flights, Team Aeroscepsy will attempt to set a new world record by flying Gokurakutombo (which means “happy-go-lucky” – and apparently also “happy dragonfly” in Japanese) 75 miles over the Pacific Ocean . Read the rest of Ultralight 81 Pound Airplane to Attempt World Record For Human-Powered Flight Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: airplane , Gokurakutombo , human powered , pedal power , styrofoam , Team Aeroscepsy , yamaha

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World’s Fastest Electric Airplane Breaks 200 MPH Record!

July 20, 2012 by  
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Chip Yates , who’s known for setting speed records with electric motorcycles , has just set a new world record in his Long-ESA electric airplane. Yates now holds the world record for being the first person to fly an electric airplane over 200 mph. Yates’ record-setting flight grabbed the world record at 202.6 mph at the Inyokern Airport in California’s Mojave Desert, beating the previous record of 175 mph set by the electric Cri-Cri. Read the rest of World’s Fastest Electric Airplane Breaks 200 MPH Record! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: airplane , battery , Chip Yates , electric airplane , Flight of the Century , green transportation , Long-ESA airplane , Long-EZ airplane

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Solar Impulse Sun-Powered Plane Will Attempt to Fly from Switzerland to Morocco

March 30, 2012 by  
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For the first time ever, a solar plane will attempt to fly from Switzerland to Morocco. Back in 2011 Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg flew their Solar Impulse plane from Paris to Brussels, however the plane’s latest journey will travel even further – the plane will attempt to travel over 1,550 miles without using a drop of fuel. Read the rest of Solar Impulse Sun-Powered Plane Will Attempt to Fly from Switzerland to Morocco Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , airplane , Andre Borschberg , bertrand piccard , solar airplane , solar impulse , solar impulse solar plane , Solar Power

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ICC Unveils 2012 International Green Construction Code

March 30, 2012 by  
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The 2012 International Green Construction Code was just announced this week by the International Code Council – and it intends to be the first holistic code based on environmentally positive design. Rather than focusing on a few tweaks like traditional codes, the IgCC 2012 looks at a project’s entire system performance and breaks down specific details for compliance. The Green Code’s intent is to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste, and improve health — goals that its development co-partner the USGBC has been holding up as a mantle for years. Read the rest of ICC Unveils 2012 International Green Construction Code Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “leed” , 2012 International Green Construction Code , aia , ASHREA 189.1 , Green Code standard , ICC , IgCC , Jeff Potter , Rick Fedrizzi , usgbc

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