Lilium’s all-electric flying taxi could travel from Manhattan to JFK in 5 minutes

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The taxi of the future may be picking you up and dropping you off before you know it. Best of all, it is likely to be electric and flying. While German start-up Lilium has to first develop the flying taxi that seats five, the objective should be less challenging now that the company has secured $90 million in funding.

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Are gyroscopic vehicles the future of urban travel?

What do you get when you mix a car with a segway? A futuristic Gyroscopic wheel with a joystick that may just be the future of urban commuting.

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Airstream unveils super compact, lightweight travel trailer for $30K

Light as a feather! Airstream has just unveiled the ultra-lightweight Nest, a 16-foot travel trailer that weighs just 2,500 pounds. The company has ditched its iconic polished aluminum for a molded fiberglass in order to create the ultimate in minimalist campervan design.

Although the beloved trailer manufacturer has stayed true to its shiny silver aluminum cladding for almost a century, Nest’s molded fiberglass body makes the camper much lighter and more aerodynamic. At just 2,500… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Norway builds unique Bicycle Hotel to encourage more commuters to travel on two wheels

Norway’s “best cycling city” has added a new feature to make two-wheeled transport even easier for local residents and visitors. The new Bicycle Hotel (or the native “sykkel hotell”) adjacent to the main square of the train station in Lillestrøm (near Oslo) is that element. The project, commissioned by Norwegian National Railways as a public space, offers just over 5,000 square feet of bike storage space that is protected from the elements. The aim is to make cycling even easier for people… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Upcycled Sony headphone wires create fashionable travel accessories

Usually, broken headphones just end up in the trash — but a new collaboration between Sony and London fashion label Auria aims to change that. The two brands recently debuted the world’s first line of travel accessories created from discarded headphone wires. The new collection features colorful passport covers, sunglasses cases, beach totes, smartphone cases, and even colorful flip-flops.
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