The world’s tallest tropical “Minecraft” tree found in Malaysia

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In Malaysia, scientists from the University of Cambridge discovered what they think could be the tallest recorded tropical tree. Found in the Sabah state’s “Lost World,” the Yellow Meranti tree is endangered, more commonly found in the computer game Minecraft than on Earth. At its tallest point, the tree is nearly 300 feet tall, just a little bit shorter than London’s Big Ben.

While collaborating with the Sabah Forestry Department, the scientists found the tree using a LiDAR scanner… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Liberland may be the world’s first sovereign nation powered by algae

The winning proposal is a pedestrian-friendly design that supports a growing populace with stackable horizontal structures. Called Inverted Archeology, this groundbreaking technique constructs the city-state in consecutive temporal layers to form a self-sufficient, compact, dense, integrated and resilient urban fabric. Algae, strains of which don’t require significant sunlight to proliferate, would be grown on the underside of buildings to provide a clean source of energy.

The design specifically… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Swedish students design one of the worlds most energy-efficient rail-bound vehicles

New World Record!

In far away Sweden a new important world record was set on the 28:th of May. University of Dalarna tested and competed with what probably is the most energy-efficient rail bound people-transporter that the world has yet seen.

When the on-site measuring team checked the energy efficiency figures with those of Shell Eco Marathon, it actually seems as though the Eximus 1 probably could be the most energy efficient people transporter in the world – rail bound or otherwise!… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

World’s first 3D-printed electric motorcycle blazes down the road at 50 MPH

A new electric motorcycle debuted on Friday in Ottobrunn, Germany and it puts predecessors to shame in many categories. The Light Rider was created by APWorks, a subsidiary of Airbus, and it’s a high-tech work of art. The bike has an ultralight 3D-printed frame and a fully electric motor that propel the cycle up to 50 miles per hour. With a strong frame, unique design, and 37-mile range, the Light Rider breaks the mold for two-wheeled transportation and could help usher in a new era of 3D-printed… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building