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New York gets it’s first solar electric vehicle charging station January 7, 2010

Posted by oktyabr in architecture, consumer, energy, green, other cool stuff, technology, vehicles, visionary.
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One of my favorite “green” blogs, Inhabitat , posted an article about New York getting it’s first solar electric vehicle charging station.  I’ve seen electric cars before and even ones that charged off of solar but this particular package suggests what’s right on so many different levels that I just had to post about it here too.  Now just imagine what might be possible to build on this concept:  (more…)

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Bendable Concrete March 25, 2006

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gizmag Article: Bendable concrete

Very cool fiber reinforced concrete!

See-Through Concrete March 25, 2006

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Concrete mixed with glass that allows for light transmission. Reflects light kind of like a curtain.

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Color Changing Concrete March 25, 2006

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Royal Academy of Art folks designed a system for Color Changing Concrete– awesome!! Check out the video, too!

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Chronos Chromos Color Changing Concrete March 25, 2006

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“For Royal College of Art design students Chris Glaister, Afshin Mehin and Tomas Rosen, the problem with concrete is once you put it down you canâ��t change it, and people have to just get used to it. So they decided to make concrete that changes color…..”

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New Japanese Building Lights Itself at Night with Transparent Solar Panels March 2, 2006

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A building under construction in Japan will use sunlight to illuminate its rooms after the sun goes down. Sections of the walls of the new office complex will be constructed with a new building material that contain super-thin, transparent solar panels and as many as 320 light-emitting diodes that release whitish-blue light at night.

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BLDGBLOG February 20, 2006

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 BLDGBLOG

Very cool alt-arch blog.