Students create a battery-powered personal helicopter

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It may not look like the jetpack science fiction has taught you to imagine, but you might soon have the power to glide gracefully over the landscape in your own personal flying machine . A team of students from the National University of Singapore have created a one-person helicopter capable of carrying one pilot weighing up to 70 kg (154 lbs) for five minutes. Read the rest of Students create a battery-powered personal helicopter

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Rare sea snakes, thought to be extinct, discovered in Western Australia

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Two rare species of sea snakes , thought to have been extinct, have been sighted by scientists in Western Australia. Neither species, whose only known habitats were a pair of reefs in the Timor Sea, has been seen since 2002. “This discovery is really exciting. We get another chance to protect these two endemic Western Australian sea snake species,” says Blanche D’Anastasi, lead author of the report about the find. Read the rest of Rare sea snakes, thought to be extinct, discovered in Western Australia

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Light-filled Shenzhen Art Museum and Library protects against solar heat gain

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Student-designed Scalevo wheelchair scales stairs on its own

July 10, 2015 by  
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When a location lacks in wheelchair accessibility it can be a highly frustrating experience, and one that often makes it remarkably hard to maintain independence. But the all-electric Scalevo wheelchair , designed by a team of 10 students from ETH Zurich , not only provides smooth mobility for the user with a Segway-like two-wheeled system, but it can also climb and descend stairs using a set of retractable tracks. Read the rest of Student-designed Scalevo wheelchair scales stairs on its own Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: assistive devices , ETH Zurich , scalevo , segway , student design , student tech , wheelchair accessibility , wheelchair stairs , wheelchair tracks

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Human-Powered Drill Strikes Water in Tanzania, Offers Hope for Cheaper Wells (Video)

July 26, 2011 by  
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image via YouTube video screengrab When it comes to drilling new wells for water, the cost can be prohibitive as heavy machinery needs to be brought in to do the digging. However, a team of students from Brigham Young University came up with a human-powered solution that can dig wells in villages inexpensively. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Design Is The Key To Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning

July 26, 2011 by  
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image credit Vince Michael Cameron Tonkinwise has noted “The window air conditioner allows architects to be lazy. We don’t have to think about making a building work, because you can just buy a box.” In fact most modern homes are uninhabitable without AC; nobody even bothers to think about cross ventilation and window placement, they just turn down the thermostat. Vince Michael of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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UK Electric Car Sales Down 50%, Despite Massive Government Grant

July 26, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Peter Burgess , used under Creative Commons license. Oh dear. No sooner do we hear that UK solar sales are rising due to plummeting costs , than take up of another mainstay of green techno-fix hopes appears to be stalling before it ever really started. UK sales of electric vehicles fell 50% in the second quarter of 2011, despite a huge Government grant. What’s more depressing is that they fel… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Students Reconstruct Speedo Suits Into Green Fashion

January 2, 2011 by  
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Photo: Speedo When governing body of the sport of swimming FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation) made a change in rules preventing the use of body suits in competitive swimming, the Speedo LZR Racer suit–worn by the likes of Michael Phelps –became surplus overnight. Fortunately, teams of students from the London College of Fashion , University College Falmouth and the University of Huddersfi… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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For the Sea Productions Suggests a New Year’s Resolution

January 2, 2011 by  
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Image: For the Sea Productions Can you identify what lurks in the photo above? Is it a starship limping home through darkest space after a battle to the near death?

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Ikea, Honda, Dell & Others Named 2010’s Greenest Corporations

January 1, 2011 by  
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Photo: Toshiyuki IMAI under a Creative Commons license To round out 2010, Greenopia released its report on the Corporate Leaders in Sustainability for 2010.

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