We have heard a lot already about pedal powered vehicle in order to help save the environment from harm with the emission produced by many of the vehicles we have currently. We already have pedal powered car and more. This time, it is an amazing pedal powered airplane developed by the Korean Air Force Academy. This one of a kind aircraft will use human power in order to take off. Hailed as the sky runner, this pedal powered airplane has weight of 40 kilograms and has a 30 meters wingspan. During takeoff and flight, the sky runner has a propeller that will be pedaled. During a test, the sky runner did a successful 150m and 100m flight using the pilot’s green energy.
Good Luck to all the pilots for this aircraft, as they need to pedal in order to generate about 0.3hp in order to stay up in the air for up to 2 kilometers.
Built to sustain the extreme climate of Northern Canada, the Team Ontario, BC had designed the North House, which is currently in 4th place for the Solar Decathlon 2009 in Washington DC. The house is a solar powered home that has high attention in insulation and glazing system that is in-charge of the houses’ passive heating and cooling. The house also has a building integrated photovoltaic tiles. With other competitors form places with mild climate, the team Ontario has a big chance of getting the attention. In addition, the house itself has cool features like the ceiling bed that can be fold up to save space.
When we think of eco-friendly furniture design, we always think of those that lacks elegance and style. However, designer Joe Manus of Shiner was able to incorporate style and environmentalism. Included in the collection is a table, chair, lamp, and more. All have eye-catching design that no one would think its environment friendly. Woods used in the collection of Joe are properly selected with environmentalism in mind, steel used in each furniture is 85% recycled and cardboard used is 100% recycled. All of the hardwoods used in Joe’s collection are drop cuts from a board manufacturing that are supposed to be destined to the landfill.
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