10 Oct '11, 1pm

9 Breakthrough Awards for the Environment: Popular Mechanics honors its 2011 award-winners today.

This year's Breakthrough Awards, chosen by Popular Mechanics , will be honored today in a ceremony at the Hearst Tower in New York City. The list of honorees includes many innovators and products that were inspired by nature or have the potential to greatly improve the environment. Here's a look at some of them: West Philly Hybrid X Team : Next Generation Award The team built a hybrid electric car that gets 100 mpg on the highway—proving hands-on education can outperform teams of professional engineers. High-Altitude Wind Turbine Corwin Hardham, Kenny Jensen, Damon Vander Lind (Makani Power) created a turbine that takes off like a helicopter and flies like a plane, enabling it to reach winds that blow stronger and more consistently. Nano Hummingbird Matt Keennon, Karl Klingebiel (AeroVironment) and Todd Hylton (DARPA) engineered a tiny, remote-controlled vehicle that flies...

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