Mercedes F-CELL to reach the U.S. Next Year

Monday, August 31, 2009 23:16 No Comments

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.

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Plasmobot – First Ever Biological Robot Using Mould

Sunday, August 30, 2009 3:41 No Comments

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, [...]

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Watermelon Juice to Become a Valuable Source of Biofuel

Thursday, August 27, 2009 7:34 No Comments

Watermelon juice could represent an important source of biofuel. Scientists have shown that the juice of reject watermelons could be efficiently fermented into ethanol.

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Batteries Used in Electric Cars to Get Safe with the Addition of Special Molecules in Electrolyte

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 8:42 No Comments

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.

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First Hydrogen Highway to be Built in London

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 1:42 No Comments

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.

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Low-Cost Printable Solar Cells Developed at The University of Texas At Austin

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 0:30 No Comments

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 [...]

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Homemade Magnetic Generator Generates 24KW of Free Electricity

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 11:24 9 Comments

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.

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Aston Martin Volare Concept Powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 6:18 No Comments

The Aston Martin Volare concept was a vehicle developed by James Trim during his final year at Coventry University studying Automotive Design.

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Solar-Powered Steam Plant to Aid in the Recovery of Heavy Oils

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 3:01 No Comments

Chevron on Friday disclosed plans to use solar thermal technology from BrightSource Energy to enhance oil recovery from an aging well in central California.

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Sustainable Shelter Harvests Solar Energy to Illuminate Energy-Efficient OLEDs

Monday, August 24, 2009 0:10 No Comments

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 [...]

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