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The week in SmartPlanet video

Zero Motorcycles, next-generation airport checkpoints and an eco-friendly tea kettle lead the week in Smart Planet video.

Zero Motorcycles, next-generation airport checkpoints and an eco-friendly tea kettle lead the week in Smart Planet video.

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Heavy metal thunder? Maybe not. But clean and “green” for sure. Zero Motorcycles, a start-up in Scotts Valley, Calif., is steering motorcycle technology in a different direction by going all-electric. The company's motorcycles run on 50-pound, lithium ion batteries, averaging 45 to 55 miles on one charge. SmartPlanet visits the company's manufacturing operations to see what's inside its bikes.

The International Air Transport Association recently unveiled this prototype at its annual general meeting in Singapore. After arriving at the airport, passengers would enter one of three security lanes and be checked according to risk. Advances in screening technology could eliminate the need for passengers to remove clothes or unpack their belongings.

Your afternoon cuppa has never been so green. When you put the kettle on, how much water is left over, only to be tossed later? Well, grab your biscuits and listen up. Tea lover and SmartPlanet correspondent shows us how the ECO Kettle helps put an end to the waste.