Volkswagen Golf VI contains 40% recycled materials

Friday, February 27, 2009 5:35 No Comments

Volkswagen Golf contains 527 kilograms of recycled materials. Companies like Volkswagen and SiCON have developed a method for treating materials to be used effectively to a car building. With this method, over 85% of a car can be recycled. Thus, Volkswagen Golf VI contains about 527 kilograms of recycled materials, of which 501 kg represents [...]

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A solar airplane will cross Europe

Friday, February 27, 2009 1:33 2 Comments

A solar plane will cross Europe being powered only by solar energy. The aircraft called the Sunseeker II is the enhanced version of the first solar airplane that crossed the United States, Sunseeker I.

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Italians have created the world’s fastest hybrid vehicle

Sunday, February 22, 2009 8:07 No Comments

The Italian automotive design house, have presented the first concept of a hybrid vehicle that it will become the world’s fastest. The new prototype, called Frazer Nash, will enrich the list of world premieres at Auto Salon in Geneva and will become, in the event that will be produced in series, a serious competitor for [...]

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Asia’s largest solar thermal power plant to be built by China

Sunday, February 22, 2009 1:31 No Comments

China wants to build the Asia’s largest solar power plant in a Beijing suburb.  The project was developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and will cost 14.7 million dollars. The construction will start next month.

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The most ecological Ford Fiesta

Friday, February 20, 2009 1:28 No Comments

At the Geneva Auto Show, Ford will present it’s new ‘eco’ model called Fiesta. This model is create to meet the highest standards of the environment protection. Fiesta EcoNetic will have a CO2 emissions level of 99 g / km and will start on the market at the earliest on 21 July 2009.  Ford intending [...]

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Solar-powered portable batteries

Thursday, February 19, 2009 15:22 1 Comment

A new discovery shows that the batteries can be charged very easily by their exposure to sunlight. The inventor Knut Karlsen recently developed the SunCat batteries that are wrapped in flexible photovoltaic panels and will slowly recharge when left to bask in the sun.

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Nano devices could be powered by hamsters running

Friday, February 13, 2009 4:05 No Comments

A team of researchers at Georgia Tech have shown that hamsters running on wheels can power nanogenerators to produce electricity. The power generated from hamster biomotions is just about one nanowatt, but Zhong Lin Wang, a engineering at Georgia Tech and professor of materials science claims that this power it may be enough to drive [...]

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A solar charging system will provide clean energy to bikes

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:52 1 Comment

Powacycle, the U.K. e-bike maker, is currently working to develop a solar charger for the Infineum range of e-bikes. This solar charger could be located into a module that can be attached to the luggage rack of bike that carries batteries.

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Google PowerMeter will display your home electricity consumption on the web

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 4:11 No Comments

Google will help many families to know their electricity consumption by a new software that analyzes the information about the consumption. The users can use PowerMeter through their computers. Ed Lu, a Google member, said that Google has made campaigns wherethrough have forced electricity suppliers to provide consumers more information about their energy consumption.

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A large-scale skyscraper that will absorb carbon emissions

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 12:53 No Comments

A CO2 skyscraper is a very large building “provided” with 400 massive trees which convert and absorb carbon emissions and other pollutants into oxygen. The project, conceived by a team of California-based engineering and a design firm, Nectar, is relatively simple to build and was designed to be placed near the plants and factories.

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