Texas Central Railway Plans 200 MPH Bullet Train From Houston to Dallas

August 4, 2014 by  
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Texas Central Railway is developing a blazing fast 200 mph bullet train that will run from Houston to Dallas. Richard Lawless, the company’s CEO, said he was inspired by the time he spent living in Tokyo during the 1980s, where the Shinkansen bullet train travels at 100 mph between Tokyo and Oaska. Read the rest of Texas Central Railway Plans 200 MPH Bullet Train From Houston to Dallas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bullet train , Dallas , Houston , Houston Dallas bullet train , Richard Lawless , Shinkansen bullet train , Texas Central Railway , Tokyo bullet train

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Dallas Among First U.S. Cities to Mandate Green Building Standards

October 25, 2013 by  
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Dallas has become one of the first cities in the United States to implement mandatory green building standards . As of October 1, 2013, all residential and commercial projects must meet the Dallas Green Construction Code’s minimum requirements or be certifiable under the LEED, Green Built Texas , or other green building standards. Read the rest of Dallas Among First U.S. Cities to Mandate Green Building Standards Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dallas architecture , Dallas energy code requirements , Dallas Green Building , Dallas Green Construction Code , Green Built Texas , leed certified , LEED certified buildings , LEED certified buildings Dallas , U.S. Green Building Council        

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Cricket Silent Bike Alarm Alerts Your iPhone to Prevent Theft

October 25, 2013 by  
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A new silent alarm could make bicycle theft a thing of the past. The Cricket works in a similar way to standard security alarms, except it is combined with a free iPhone app. If anyone touches or moves your bike, the alarm is activated and a notification pops up on your phone. If the worst happens and your bike is actually stolen, Cricket can hunt down the bike using Bluetooth technology to ensure a swift recovery. Read the rest of Cricket Silent Bike Alarm Alerts Your iPhone to Prevent Theft Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle alarms , bicycle technology , bike theft , community , Cricket anti-bike theft alarm , cricket bike alarm , Cricket iPhone App , green apps , green design , iphone apps , social responsibility , sustainable design        

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Spiraling Green8 Skyscraper is a ‘Vertical Garden City’ for Berlin

October 25, 2013 by  
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Architects Agnieskzka Preibisz and Peter Sandhaus just unveiled plans for a spectacular figure 8-shaped residential tower for the eastern quarter of Berlin. Sited at Alexanderplatz, Green8 is a “vertical garden city” that is designed to provide healthy food and a community environment. In essence, they are proposing to construct not only a building, but a sustainable urban environment for the 21st century city dweller. Read the rest of Spiraling Green8 Skyscraper is a ‘Vertical Garden City’ for Berlin Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agnieskza preibisz , berlin , cooperatively owned residential tower , figure 8 skyscraper berlin , financial insecurity , food sourcing , green8 , living in community , master plan for easter quarter of Berlin , multigenerational housing , peter sandhaus , social interaction in residential tower , urban garden in skyscraper , vertical garden city        

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Nissan Says There’s “No Charge to Charge” for New LEAF Owners in Texas

October 1, 2013 by  
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Nissan has announced that owners of the all-electric Nissan LEAF</a in the Dallas-Fort Worth and greater Houston areas will have free, unlimited access to the eVgo network of public charging stations throughout their first year of ownership. So what does that mean? Essentially, anyone who signs up for the new “No Charge to Charge” program will be able to drive for an entire year without having to pay for a single tank of gas! Read the rest of Nissan Says There’s “No Charge to Charge” for New LEAF Owners in Texas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: charging stations , Dallas , Dallas electric vehicles , Dallas EV charging , electric car , electric vehicles , eVgo network , fort worth , free EV charging in Texas , green transportation , NISSAN , Nissan Leaf , Nissan’s no charge EV network , no charge to charge , texas , Texas electric vehicles        

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Nissan has announced that owners of the all-electric Nissan LEAF</a in the Dallas-Fort Worth and greater Houston areas will have free, unlimited access to the eVgo network of public charging stations throughout their first year of ownership. So what does that mean? Essentially, anyone who signs up for the new “No Charge to Charge” program will be able to drive for an entire year without having to pay for a single tank of gas! Read the rest of Nissan Says There’s “No Charge to Charge” for New LEAF Owners in Texas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: charging stations , Dallas , Dallas electric vehicles , Dallas EV charging , electric car , electric vehicles , eVgo network , fort worth , free EV charging in Texas , green transportation , NISSAN , Nissan Leaf , Nissan’s no charge EV network , no charge to charge , texas , Texas electric vehicles        

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Classy Yield Cup Set Offers an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Plastic While on the Go

October 1, 2013 by  
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The Yield Cup Set offers the perfect alternative to plastic for people who are always on the go. It combines one pair of stainless steel cups secured together by a handcrafted leather casing and sturdy brass hardware. The leather is vegetable tanned within the United States and crafted in San Francisco, CA, and the stainless steel cups are both more durable and safer than plastic. Each set is available for $38. + Yield Design 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green design , handcrafted leather , made in USA , on the go beverage solution , plastic alternative , reader submitted content , stainless steel cups , sustainable design , Sustainable Materials , Yield Cup , Yield Design        

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Rose-Like Nano Coating Could Keep Airborne Viruses Out of Planes

October 1, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock In another awesome project inspired by nature , scientists developed a new type of nano coating that makes a surface stay wet or keep it completely dry, and it never needs to be cleaned. Researchers at the University of Sydney created this newly discovered material by using raspberry-shaped nanoparticles that mimic the surface structure of a rose. Depending on the arrangement of these bundled particles, the surface can either repel water or soak it up like a sponge, and one of its many applications includes using it in airplanes to keep airborne viruses at bay. Read the rest of Rose-Like Nano Coating Could Keep Airborne Viruses Out of Planes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: airplane , biomimicry , dirt repelant , does not need to be cleaned , fungi , medical technology , Medicine , microscopic , miniature , mold , nanoparticles , News , operation , rain , reduce mold in bathroom , repels water , research , School of Chemistry , science , stain resistant , stainless , surgery , things inspired by nature , University of Sidney , water resistant , waterproof        

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Gorgeous Lily Light Made with Bloomed Willow Shines at Tent London

October 1, 2013 by  
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British designer Jess Shaw enjoys making imaginative, emotional lighting from all sorts of unusual materials. On past designs she has included goose and cock feathers, wire and rubber, in addition to a suite of other decontextualized materials. Her latest design, Lily Light, is a gorgeous chandelier made from bloomed willow that brings the countryside into any room. Read the rest of Gorgeous Lily Light Made with Bloomed Willow Shines at Tent London Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biodegradable light , Botanical , eco-friendly chandelier , green home decor , green lighting , green materials , Jess Shaw , Lily Light , recycling / compost , willow lamp        

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Koa Produces World’s First “Organic Water”

July 29, 2013 by  
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If the idea of bottled water strikes you as not particularly environmentally minded or possibly even a scam, you may want to hold onto your reusable canteen for the subject of this new Kickstarter campaign. Behold Koa , the “world’s first organic water.” Yes, you read that correctly. A team of entrepreneurs is banking on the fact that consumers will pay a premium for a product that tastes just like water, but is made from a proprietary process that presses nine fruits and vegetables in order to retain nutrients without any sugar. No external liquid is added during the process of squeezing the produce to create Koa. For a pledge of only $25, you too can enjoy that fresh, “spa water” taste! So, what makes Koa H2O different—other than an overzealous marketing team with a fragile grasp on the idea of sustainability? Read the rest of Koa Produces World’s First “Organic Water” Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: america , blackbox , Bottled Water , California , Dallas , h2o , kickstarter , koa organic water , Produce , San Joaquin Valley , spa water , texas        

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