Inhabitat’s Week in Green: cloning a woolly mammoth, mesmerizing kinetic facade and LED-suited break dancers

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green. This week Inhabitat reported on several breaking technological controversies as South Korean scientists announced plans to clone a woolly mammoth and a group of researchers suggested bioengineering the human body to combat climate change. Printing tech also got a green upgrade as researchers developed a laser "unprinter" capable of erasing pages with a quick zap, and scientists used a 3D printer to create the world’s smallest F1 car. Speaking of print, the University of Austin just developed a revolutionary paper sensor that can detect HIV and malaria for less than 10 cents and a group of aerospace engineers created a pacemaker that’s powered by the human heart.In alternative energy news, this week we showcased a solar-powered shipping container office that produces twice as much energy as it consumes, and Arup unveiled its striking net-zero arena for the 2022 world cup. We also highlighted 6 brilliant sun-powered art installations, a pair of massive oil pumps sprang up in Midtown Manhattan, and we brought you a mesmerizing kinetic facade that changes with the wind. President Obama also delivered a speech where he slammed opponents for their single-minded views on energy and a team of researchers developed a ultra thin battery that could power displays on credit cards.Several groundbreaking green transportation projects launched this week as the first 2012 Coda all-electric sedan hit the streets, and scientists proposed a crazy maglev "Startram" train that could make space travel cheaper and more efficient. We also brought you the latest on the Chevy Volt saga as Bob Lutz went on the defensive for the Volt, Bill O’Reilly got caught red-handed as he flip-flopped his position on eco vehicles, and we got the scoop from Chevy’s Rob Peterson about the Volt production shutdown. Last but not least, we published you several dispatches from the field of wearable technology – including a dazzling "Aurora" dress made from 10,000 LEDs, a line of space-age fashions inspired by Hubble photography, and a team of pop-locking LED-suited break dancers.Inhabitat’s Week in Green: cloning a woolly mammoth, mesmerizing kinetic facade and LED-suited break dancers originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 18 Mar 2012 20:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments

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