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Inhabitat’s Week in Green: rocket bicycle, microbe sewage treatment and a processor that can run off a single glass of red wine

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green.

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Remember that shapeshifting robot from Terminator 2 who could get shot in the face and heal within seconds? In Spain, scientists have developed a self-healing polymer that is basically a plastic version of that guy. The plastic, which has been nicknamed “Terminator,” can be cut in half and then left to repair itself without any outside intervention. In other green tech and design news, the world’s first 3D scanner for iPads raised more than $ 300,000 on Kickstarter in a single day, more than tripling its $ 100,000 goal. Tesla continued its assault on automotive conventions this week when the company announced plans to develop a self-driving car by 2016. In Nevada, a rocket-shaped bicycle set a new land speed record after ripping through the desert at 83 MPH. And just when we thought we’d seen everything that mobile phones have to offer, enter PhoneBloks, a nifty new concept phone made from a series of modular components that can be snapped together like Lego bricks.

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Inhabitat’s Week in Green: cardboard bicycle, robo raven and a steampunk Lego ship

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green.

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Summer is finally upon us, and polluting companies are feeling the heat as President Barack Obama announced a groundbreaking climate action plan this week that calls for cutting CO2 emissions and building more resilient communities in the face of climate change. Meanwhile, innovators around the world are continuing to tackle some of our biggest challenges. Rust-Oleum launched NeverWet – an incredible new spray that can completely waterproof any surface or object. IKEA unveiled a new solar-powered flat-pack shelter that could be easily deployed as emergency housing. Cardboard Technologies announced plans to mass-produce a $ 10 bicycle made almost entirely from recycled cardboard. And in one of the week’s most exciting green transportation developments, England’s Drayson Racing set a new land speed record for electric cars this week, shattering the previous mark by nearly 30 MPH.

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Inhabitat’s Week in Green: flying bicycle, tatooed fruits and a wireless EV-charging system

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green.

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This week, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar — the world’s largest solar-powered boat — docked in downtown Manhattan, and Inhabitat was on the scene to tour the 115-foot Swiss catamaran and learn about its latest trans-Atlantic voyage. The PlanetSolar team isn’t the only one pioneering new technologies, though. Google announced plans to deploy fleets of solar-powered balloons to bring the internet to remote locations around the world. A pair of British men debuted the world’s first flying bicycle, which combines a bike with a fan-powered paraglider. A 16-year-old developed a cleaner, more efficient way to create biofuel from algae, and Coca-Cola produced a classic Coke bottle that’s made entirely from ice that melts away when you’re finished with it.

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Slap E.T. In My Basket And Let’s Goooo!: A Flying Bicycle

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This is the flying bike made by a team of three Czech companies interacting to show a proof of idea. The rig weighs 209-pound and includes a bicycle, a large electric rotor in the front and back, and a smaller sized one on each side. Unfortunately, things isn’t efficient in raising an actual human yet, so a dummy got to the take the first test flight. God eager, when it finally cant lift a human, THIS dummy will be taking the first test air travel. Come on, I don’t even need a helmet and I’ll bring my own cape. Back me up, E.T.! “ET … touch peen.” Haha, WHAT? Get back in the closet!

Struck the jump for a video of the bike flying around a storage facility and not blasting through the roofing like I would have.

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Beautiful: Bicycle Broken Down To Its Individual Pieces

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This is a shot of a bike broken down into all its specific parts by photographer Todd McLellan. You know, I just recently got back into biking once again after my physician told me my constant inactivity and beer usage were turning me into a fat corpse. He keeps it genuine and never sugarcoats anything– I like that about him. Plus one he fooled me into thinking I had a significant heart disease. That, I can have done without. Actually I simply want he ‘d provide me the prescriptions that I request. I imply, I get YOU ‘RE the physician and everything, but it’s MY body. No one knows my body better than I do. It’s my own little holy place of doom. Isn’t that right, Indy? \* Indy and Short Round blow up out my ass in a runaway mine cart, Indiana Jones style blaring \* Wow, really guys?

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Mother Nature On Wheels: Deer Antler Bicycle Handles

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This is a pair of deer antler bike handlebars created by Taylor Simpson. Granted there’s no brake attachment, however let’s not children ourselves, if you’ve got a pair of deer antler bike handlebars you’re a hipster and riding a fixie anyways. That said, I just changed out my handlebars with bull horns for maximum self-goring if I ever before enter a mishap. Plus changed my bike seat with a f \*\*\* ing cactus. Struck the jump for another shot.

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Inhabitat’s Week in Green: GPS shoes, shape-shifting bicycle and a wheelchair helicopter

Each week our good friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most intriguing green developments and clean tech news for us– it’s the Week in Green.

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Apple prevailed over the news cycle this week with the debut of the iPhone 5, as the web was buzzing with information about the lighter, thinner and quicker brand-new iPhone. But not every person was delighted with the news. A journalist in China spent 10 days undercover working at a Foxconn factory, detailing the arduous conditions laborers go through to produce the new gizmo. Apple wasn’t the only tech company in the news this week, though; Google got some time in the spotlight this week too, as the business’s new augmented-reality glasses were trotted down the runway at New York Fashion Week. Continuing the trend of intricate fashion, British designer Dominic Wilcox revealed a GPS shoe that overviews you residence from anywhere in the world.

This week, a group of Finnish research workers did exactly what we would have thought was impossible, constructing an electricity-free computer that’s powered by water beads. Israeli designer Nitsan Debbi formulated a batch of working electronic items composeded of bread. A Boise-based tech company utilized 3D printing innovation to produce a brand-new working beak for an injured bald eagle. Artist Luzinterruptus fitted 10,000 books that had been disposed of by public libraries with LED lights and covered the streets of Melbourne with them, and in an exciting development the much-anticipated Low Line underground recreation area in NYC debuted a full-scale design of their extraordinary fiber-optic solar-concentrating innovation in New York City’s reduced east side. And in an unusual development, a researcher in Switzerland uncovered a special strain of fungi that can easily make an ordinary violin sing like a Stradivarius.

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TigerText adds secure messaging to Dropbox in bid to rid the world of bicycle couriers

TigerText adds secure messaging to Dropbox in bid to rid the world of bicycle couriers

Secure messaging attire TigerText has combined its sauce with Dropbox’s API to make a private communications goulash that could spell doom for the humble bike messenger. The technical team-up enables users to share documents with a pre-set life expectancy and recall an accessory if you really didn’t imply to deliver your supervisor numerous cat images. Thanks to its HIPAA-compliant shield of encryption, the documents you push around can easily not be downloaded, copied or forwarded, making it ideal for law firms, medical agencies and film studios that presently blow thousands of dollars on utilizing messengers to take secret stuff ’round town.

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VisiJax turns you into one big bicycle warning system

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Anyone who’s ever done any bike riding in a big city knows that it’s one of the more harrowing experiences of modern society. So, why not protect yourself as much as humanly possible? The VisiJax electronic cycling jacket seems like a pretty solid start. The neon-colored waterproof windbreaker features some 23 LEDs worth of butt-saving protection, with white lights on the front and red on the rear. The iMASS active signaling system, meanwhile, detects when the cyclist lifts his or her arm and triggers the corresponding turn signal. The jacket runs on three AAA batteries, which should give you around 200 hours of use. You can pick one up now in the UK for £129 (or £149 after May 31st).

VisiJax turns you into one big bicycle warning system originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 07 Apr 2012 11:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Video: Amazing Mini Humanoid Rides Bicycle

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We’ve shown you robots completing various tasks in the past, but this new model, a small hobby humanoid, can ride a bicycle like a human being. It’s not the first of its kind (Murata’s robot and Panasonic’s EVOLTA robot come to mind), but the model that’s pictured on the left costs just US$ 2,220 in its standard configuration.

Dr. Guero [JP] from Japan modified KHR3HV, a bipedal robot made by Japanese maker KONDO that has been available in many robot stores for years. The humanoid can even stop for a moment and continue riding the bike on his own, which is pretty cool.

PRIMER-V2 weighs 2.5kg, stands 495mm tall and can reach a top speed of 10km/h. This video shows the robot in action:

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