Inhabitat's Week in Inexperienced: Idea automobiles and betting massive on photo voltaic
Every week our pals at Inhabitat recap the week’s most fascinating inexperienced developments and clear tech information for us — it is the Week in Inexperienced.
The World Well being Group handed down some heavy information this week: Bacon causes most cancers. Fortuitously, scientists are creating more healthy meat options. One lab found a kind of seaweed that tastes identical to fried bacon (and it is two occasions more healthy than kale), and Unimaginable Meals is engaged on the subsequent era of plant-based mostly burgers. Be careful for veggie canine although — a brand new research exhibits that one in 10 vegetarian sausages incorporates meat.
Morocco is planning to supply half of its power from renewables by the yr 2020 — and it is constructing the world’s largest photo voltaic farm to perform the duty. In its ultimate part, the $2 billion undertaking will produce 500 megawatts of unpolluted power. Apple can also be embracing clear tech by constructing sufficient photo voltaic farms to utterly offset the emissions of its provide chain in China. However a youngster is behind the week’s coolest power story — 15-yr-previous inventor Hannah Herbst has created a $12 machine that converts ocean currents into usable electrical energy.
The Tokyo Motor Present kicked off this previous week, and automakers pulled out all of the stops on futuristic automobiles. Nissan unveiled a svelte autonomous electrical automotive; Mercedes-Benz showcased a self-driving lounge on wheels; and Lexus debuted its subsequent-gen LF-FC hydrogen sedan. In the meantime Tesla is eyeing the world’s largest auto market with plans to supply electrical automobiles in China, and the very first Hyperloop check monitor is about to interrupt floor subsequent yr. However two-wheeled automobiles are the worlds’ most effective — and final week we examined out the VANMOOF Electrified, a trendy, sensible and stealthy electrical dream bike.