Yves Bhar unveils new Smart Locks that make keyless entry a breeze

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One of the worst feelings is wondering whether or not you left your house door unlocked. With August Home Inc.’s new Smart Locks, this will never again be a concern. Today, August unveiled three new product, two of which are Smart Locks equipped with brand new DoorSense technology — the first integrated sensor that tells homeowners if their doors are opened or closed. The next generation of Smart Home Access products includes two new Smart Locks and the new-and-improved Doorbell Cam…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



BIG unveils Cactus Towers next to a car-free IKEA in Copenhagen

Enormous “Cacti” will soon pop up in the heart of Copenhagen. Architecture firm BIG has unveiled renderings for an eye-catching pair of buildings with a spiny appearance in the city’s Vesterbro district. Created in collaboration with Danish practice Dorte Mandrup Architects, the aptly named Cactus Towers are high-rise residential buildings that will be built next to a new sustainably minded IKEA store.

Located next to the waterfront area of Kalvebod Brygge, the 74,000-square-meter… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Honda unveils new 2017 Clarity Electric car

Over the past few weeks electric car news has been overtaken by updates about the Tesla Model 3, but another new electric car also recently went on sale – the 2017 Honda Clarity Electric. While the Clarity Electric won’t be a direct rival to the Model 3, it does represent the newest Honda EV following the Fit EV, which is no longer available.

The 2017 Clarity Electric is the second model in the new Clarity lineup, which includes the Clarity Fuel Cell and upcoming Clarity Plug-in hybrid…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Evovelo unveils cute little solar car you can pedal like a bicycle

Today Evovelo unveiled a tiny solar-powered vehicle that combines the advantages of a car — such as safety, weather protection and stability — with the ease of a bicycle and the low energy consumption and space utilization of a light electric vehicle. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Sono Motors unveils the $18,000 SION solar-powered car

If you’ve love the idea of being able to commute to work in a solar powered car, your dream is now a reality. Sono Motors has unveiled the SION solar-powered electric car that can travel up to 18 miles using energy from the sun. The best part is that it only costs 16,000 Euros ($19,000). View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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

Pavegen unveils world’s first energy-harvesting smart street in London

An underutilized street in London’s West End has been transformed into a colorful outdoor space exhibiting sustainable technologies, and right down the center runs Pavegen’s energy-generating pavement technology. The company, which has been around since 2009, has seen their pavement that harvests power from footsteps installed in 150 projects, but now their pavement is part of what they describe as the world’s first smart street. Walkers traversing the pavement can connect to an app and see how their… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Lightyear unveils solar-powered car with a 500-mile driving range

A little known Dutch start up called Lightyear has just unveiled plans for a solar-powered electric car that has a 500 mile driving range. The Lightyear One is also an electric four-wheel drive car that can handle rough terrain and thanks to its solar panels, it can drive for months without having to be charged.

“You can think of the Lightyear One as being as an electric car redesigned from the ground up to combine the best of solar cars and electric cars.”, says Lex Hoefsloot, CEO of Lightyear…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

MoMA PS1 unveils futuristic solar canopy that reacts to heat, sunlight, and movement

MoMA PS1 just completed one of its most experimental and coolest installations to date. The Long Island City-based contemporary art museum wrapped up construction on Lumen, an immersive and interactive installation made with solar-active canopies that glow at night. Designed by Jenny Sabin Studio, Lumen reacts like a living entity to light, heat, and movement, creating different engaging environments from day to night.

Set to open to the public Thursday, June 29, Lumen will be on view… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

ESA unveils magnetic space tug to corall broken satellites drifting in space

Japan’s experiment to clean up space debris earlier this year may have ended in failure, but the world’s space agencies haven’t given up on the problem yet. The European Space Agency (ESA) recently proposed using a magnetic space tug to sweep space clean. The method could potentially remove entire broken satellites from space.

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