Mercedes-Benz officials said the the new B‑Class F-CELL will be launched in U.S. next year. The environmentally friendly electric car will offer a performance similar to a 2.0-liter petrol car and will be fully suited for everyday driving.
Researchers at the University of the West of England have discovered how to build the first “biological” robot using mould. Scientists have obtained a Leverhulme Trust grant worth £228,000 to produce the amorphous non-silicon biological robot, utilising plasmodium, the vegetative stage of the slime mould Physarum polycephalum, a commonly occurring mould which exists in gardens, [...]
Watermelon juice could represent an important source of biofuel. Scientists have shown that the juice of reject watermelons could be efficiently fermented into ethanol.
The molecule, developed by researchers Zonghai Chen and Khalil Amine at Argonne National Laboratory, is being tested as an additive in the electrolyte of lithium batteries to keep cell voltage from going too high.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced plans to create UK’s first “Hydrogen Highway”, by building a network of hydrogen filling stations throughout the capital. As part of the scheme, a pilot fleet of around 150 hydrogen cars, five buses and 20 black taxis will be assembled in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.
Researchers at the University of Texas At Austin have developed a new type of solar cells, which could easily be printed like a newspaper. According to the researchers the cost of solar cells could be reduced by as much as 90% by replacing the expensive gas-phase deposition in a vacuum chamber with a new nanomaterial [...]
An Australian engineer claiming to have built a free energy generator which could change the world. The new generator works on the principles of electromagnetism to provide up to five times the amount of power the machine consumes.
The Aston Martin Volare concept was a vehicle developed by James Trim during his final year at Coventry University studying Automotive Design.
Chevron on Friday disclosed plans to use solar thermal technology from BrightSource Energy to enhance oil recovery from an aging well in central California.
In-Habit represents the next phase of disaster relief shelters. Inspired by structural forms of the past, it utilizes new materials and technologies that are ideal for disaster relief. At the center of In-Habit’s ingenuity is its building material. Unlike conventional walls, SmartWrap is composed of thin polyethylene teraphathalate (PET). SmartWrap has several properties that will [...]