Inhabitat's Week in Inexperienced: A photo voltaic-powered aircraft, and extra!

Inhabitat's Week in Green: A solar-powered plane, and more!

Everybody’s heard of hybrid automobiles, however what about hybrid airplanes? A photo voltaic and biofuel-powered aircraft is about to make historical past this June by finishing the world’s first zero-carbon trans-Atlantic flight. We additionally noticed an unimaginable underwater exosuit that lets you fly via the ocean like Ironman. In different transportation information, Mexico Metropolis banned over a million automobiles as air air pollution ranges skyrocketed. And a Swedish firm created a tremendous bicycle cafe that really purifies metropolis smog.

The Sahara Desert is the final place you’d look forward to finding a flourishing farm, however Tunisia is investing $30 million in a groundbreaking challenge that may produce solar energy, meals and recent water. Have you ever all the time needed to start out a backyard, however lack the area? IKEA simply launched an indoor backyard that allows you to develop meals all yr-spherical. Even when your room does not have any home windows, you’ll be able to nonetheless develop crops: Take a look at these superb pendant lights that double as terrariums. And designer Elizabeth Esponette has created a sprout-coated “Chia Vest” that produces recent oxygen whereas absorbing toxins and pollution.

In design and know-how information, Elide has created a magical ball that may extinguish any hearth instantly. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde outfitted wind generators with laser lights to create a mesmerizing artwork set up. London launched flocks of pigeons outfitted with tiny sensor backpacks to trace air pollution. And the Maldives simply put in the world’s largest underwater restaurant.