Colombia to Launch the Largest All-electric Taxi Fleet in South America

September 11, 2013 / No Comments

The city of Bogota in Colombia recently launched a taxi service that is said to be the largest all-electric taxi fleet in South America. For its new BIOTAXIS Project, Bogota has teamed up with the Chinese automaker BYD, where they aim to boost the sales of electric vehicles by replacing conventional taxis with electrical vehicles. According to Dr. Gustavo Petro Urrero, ...

Stola Table Lamps Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

September 10, 2013 / No Comments

Are you looking for an eco friendly table lamp? Then stop your search for a device of that kind and bring in a Stola table lamp. The superbly designed product has been manufactured by design company ‘Actual SF’ and has been made from 100% recycled Polyethylene terephthalate. The raw material for the manufacturing of this unique item is recovered from ...

Recycling Old Gold Can Put an End to the Need for More Mining

September 9, 2013 / No Comments

Human love for gold and gold ornaments is nothing new. From time immemorial, people have placed their trust on this yellow metal for its value and glow. According to the US Geological Survey, 171,300 tons of gold have been mined throughput the past and the rate is increasing by 3,000 tons every year. But then, do you know that gold mining ...

Largest Ever Solar Boat Docks in London

September 6, 2013 / No Comments

The largest solar powered boat in the world has touched the Thames. The boat was on an epic journey for scientific discoveries in the Gulf Stream. PlanetSolar had started its voyage this June from Belgium. Researchers from the University of Geneva travelled in the boat and collected samples from the Gulf Stream and the Atlantic Ocean. The boat travelled over 8000 ...

Shepard Fairy to Deliver SXSW Eco Keynote

September 5, 2013 / No Comments

The South by South West Eco (SXSW Eco) movement focused on sustainable initiatives looks set to have someone very interesting at the podium. Having been announced final keynote speaker for the SXSW Eco event, Shepard Fairey is sure to grab attention yet again. The American contemporary graphic designer and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene, was earlier in the news ...

Toyota 420 Horsepower Yaris Hybrid R Powertrain Details Out

September 5, 2013 / No Comments

Some time ago, we had stumbled upon information that spoke about the new Yaris Hybrdi R concept vehicle from Toyota. The company has now officially revealed the details of its forthcoming model. However, almost all enthusiasts out there have been nursing doubts on how the automobile giant will produce an engine that provides massive 420 horsepower. The hatchback which is going ...

Food Security Bill passed in Indian parliament after 10-hour debate

September 3, 2013 / No Comments

The BBC News reported on Sept. 3, 2013, that India's upper house of parliament has given a green signal to the Food Security Bill targeted at subsidizing food for two-thirds of the Indian population. [caption id="attachment_15389" align="aligncenter" width="360"] What is Food Security Bill?[/caption] The bill proposes to place food under the category of legal rights. Under this bill the proposition of providing ...

Photos: Kajal Agarwal Launches Big Green Ganesha Campaign 2013 in Hyderabad

September 3, 2013 / No Comments

Popular South Indian actress Kajal Agarwal launched the BIG Green Ganesha Campaign in Hyderabad on Sept. 2, 2013. It is the sixth year of the campaign that is aimed at fostering an improved environment. This year the campaign was launched on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi with a watchword 'GANPATI BAPPA MORYA, DHARTI MATA MORYA'. Seeking Lord Ganesha’s blessings the campaign promoted ...

Tesla Expansion On; Tesla E Small EV In the Pipeline

September 3, 2013 / No Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is looking to expand its production facilities all over the globe. Besides planning to start their new production units in US, the company is now looking to start new factories in Asia and Europe. We hear the car maker is aiming at increasing yearly production and also introduce a smaller and cheaper mass-market electric vehicle. Tesla’s founder ...

Shower Head Decides How Much Water You Use in the Bath

September 2, 2013 / No Comments

Ever wondered how it would feel if the shower head in your bathroom alerts you when you tend to bathe for too long and waste a lot of water? Stop dreaming. For, here is a device that has been made to alert you when you tend to waste water. The indicator in the shower head alerts you to stop your ...