Inhabitat's Week in Inexperienced: Highlights from the Geneva Motor Present

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Highlights from the Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva Motor Present kicked off this week, and one of many stars of the present was the Koenigsegg Regera, an insane plug-in hybrid with 1,500 horsepower. In the meantime, Goodyear rolled out a loopy spherical tire that lets automobiles drive sideways and Nissan unveiled its imaginative and prescient for the Gasoline Station of the Future. We additionally noticed a “zipper truck” that snaps bricks collectively to construct tunnels in simply 24 hours, and Schwinge launched a futuristic pyramid-formed superyacht.

Assume inexperienced houses are costlier than common houses? Deltec simply debuted a brand new line of tremendous-environment friendly zero-power houses that begin underneath $one hundred,000. A brand new star-formed eco resort deliberate for the UAE will generate one hundred pc of the power it wants utilizing 157,000 sq. ft of photo voltaic panels. Area-starved metropolis dwellers can be pleased to listen to about this window that shortly transforms right into a balcony. And a skyscraper in Los Angeles is constructing a terrifying glass slide 1,000 ft above the bottom.

We knew New York’s Indian Level nuclear plant was unstable, however we did not assume it was this dangerous. It seems that a current reactor outage was in all probability brought on by chook poop. In different power information, Oregon’s Senate scored a win for the surroundings by passing a historic invoice to ban coal energy, and the UK is getting set to fireside up the world’s largest floating photo voltaic farm. Researchers at MIT unveiled the lightest and thinnest photo voltaic cells ever made. And only for enjoyable, we introduced you a thoughts-boggling machine that makes use of 2,000 marbles to create lovely music.