NASA Provides $100,000 Funding For Super-Sonic, Fuel-Efficient Ninja-Star Jet!

September 3, 2012 by  
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An engineer from the University of Miami has received $100,000 from NASA for his fuel-efficient supersonic aircraft. Working with a team from Florida State University, Ge-Chen Zha has designed a bi-directional flying wing (SBiDir-FW) that not only looks like a ninja’s morning star, but can travel at supersonic speeds without the sonic boom generated by conventional aircraft when they break the sound barrier. This remarkable jet could potentially travel from New York to Tokyo in four hours. Read the rest of NASA Provides $100,000 Funding For Super-Sonic, Fuel-Efficient Ninja-Star Jet! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bi-directional aircraft , energy efficient aircraft , florida state university , flying wing , ge-chen zha , Green Aircraft , green transportation , innovative advanced concepts , nasa , sonic boom , supersonic aircraft , supersonic speed , university of miami

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Sky Condo in Peru Introduces Diving Board-esque Terraces for Luxury

September 3, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Sky Condo in Peru Introduces Diving Board-esque Terraces for Luxury Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Condos , Daylighting , DCPP arquitectos , eco design , Green Building , Latin America , lima , Luxury Housing , peru , Private Exterior , Sky Condos , sustainable design , Terraces , ventilation

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Denmark’s Natural History Museum in Copenhagen has a Walkable Green Roof

September 3, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Denmark’s Natural History Museum in Copenhagen has a Walkable Green Roof Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “botanical garden” , architecture competition , competition proposal , Daylighting , eco design , Erik Møller Arkitekter , green design , green roof , Jaja Architects , Kengo Kuma , museum design , Natural History Museum of Denmark , public space , sustainable design , undulating roof , urban landscape , urban park

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Fuel-Efficient Supersonic Biplane Promises to be the Successor to the Concorde

March 19, 2012 by  
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Beginning in 1969, the Concorde – the world’s first supersonic passenger jet – ferried travelers across the Atlantic in just over three hours. But there were several challenges associated with the Concorde: The sonic boom it created was a drag, and because only 20 of them were ever produced, they were financial losers. Now, an engineer at MIT has come up with a design concept for a supersonic biplane that would solve all of the problems that plagued the Concorde while boosting fuel efficiency. Read the rest of Fuel-Efficient Supersonic Biplane Promises to be the Successor to the Concorde Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air travel , airplane , aviation , biplane , Concorde , massachusetts institute of technology , MIT , Qiqi Wang , sonic boom , supersonic

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The Poor Porker is a New Site Dedicated to DIY Upcycling on a Budget

March 19, 2012 by  
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The Poor Porker a rising DIY portal for the crafty, creative, and self-reliant “trash into treasure” aficionado. Founded in 2012 by eco-friendly duo Robyn and Jarrid, the site features new ways to recycle and build useful stuff and save money by using reclaimed materials. Whether you’re redesigning a small space on a tight budget, partaking in hipster dumpster-diving or recycling the old to bring in the new and cool, The Poor Porker is a neat beacon for all things DIY . + The Poor Porker 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: budget upcycling , crafts , DIY , do it yourself , eco design , green crafts , green design , poor porker , Reclaimed Materials , Recycled Materials , recycling , sustainable design , the poor porker , upcycling

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