Energy Efficient House In Mojave Desert Built With Shipping Containers

Energy Efficient Shipping Container House In Mojave Desert

Sitting near Joshua Tree, California in the Mojave Desert is an energy efficient new home and studio built by architect Walter Scott Perry of ecotechdesign out of six re-purposed steel shipping containers. Also known as the Tim Palen Studio at Shadow Mountain, the 2,300 square foot home is the first permitted shipping container house to […]

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Thinking Outside The Diamond: New Roundtail Bike Design Improves Comfort So You Can Ride Longer

Roundtail Bike

Is it possible to improve upon the traditional diamond frame of a road bike without losing ground in efficiency? Avid cyclist,entrepreneur, and novelist, Lou Tortola, has given it a shot. After putting in over 3,000 miles on his bike last year and talking with his cycling friends in his age 50+ riding group who stopped […]

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Plumen’s Chic CFL Light Bulbs: Available Soon To U.S.

CFL Light Bulbs By Plumen

They’ve been called everything from curly bulbs to squirrel bulbs to pigtail bulbs, but one thing CFL light bulbs have never been called is beautiful. Until now. A British company by the name of Plumen creates CFL bulbs with an attractive design, one that is meant to be on display. Last month the Plumen 001 […]

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Dahon’s New Line Of High-Performance Folding Bikes: The Strongest And Lightest Yet

Dahon Vector X27

Dahon, maker of affordable folding bikes, has launched their new high-performance line, the Vector series. Perhaps the most efficient bike ever available, the new Dahon Vector X27 merges a folding bike with a high-performance road bike. A hybrid? Perhaps, but one that offers the best of both the commuting world and the road bike world. […]

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High Speed Rail: Coming To A City Near You?

High Speed Rail Update

China is leading the world in miles of high speed rail lines with 2,813 miles in operation and another 5,312 under construction. Spain, France, and Japan are all vying for 2nd place. Germany and Italy each have around 600 miles of high speed rail. The U.S.? Zero. But that could soon change. President Obama’s proposed […]

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