2008 SF Auto Show: 100 Mile Range Triac Spotted

November 27, 2008 / No Comments

The 100-Mile-Range Triac was potted at the 51st Annual International Auto Show in San Francisco. The vehicle is 100% electric, goes up to 80mph (needs the speed/power to go uphill said the sales dude), has a structural steel cage and has a 100 mile range in one charge. That's enough to get me to San Francisco and back from San Jose, ...

2008 SF Auto Show: A Look Inside and Out of The Smart Car

November 26, 2008 / No Comments

Doing the green thing, I carpooled with my wife half way to San Francisco. From her office, I took the train. After that I walked to the Moscone Center to attend the 51st International Auto Show. Once I got my press pass (sorta - the guy in charge had no clue what was going on, so he just waved me ...

2008 SF Auto Show: The Real Reason Why Toyota’s Fuel Cell Car Can Get Such Good Mileage

November 26, 2008 / No Comments

I got to attend the 51st Annual Auto Show in San Francisco. I went for the intent of seeing what's going on in the green world. Being in Northern California, I expected to see a whole lot more than I did. Still, I saw some. Some pics will follow in subsequent posts, including a $455,000 Porsche. Here I discovered the reason ...

Jordan Signs Nuclear Protocol with China

November 26, 2008 / No Comments

Nuclear energy is not all that bad if you know how to tap into its vast potential in a proper fashion and if you can find the right way to dispose off the toxic waste. Even though it is not the ideal alternate energy source, it still is in a certain sense far better than fossil fuel. Jordan is one of ...

PETA to Armani: Be an Angel for Animals. Ditch Fur!

November 26, 2008 / No Comments

PETA is at it again. After demonstrating against bullfights, this time they decided to pick on the most successful designer to come out of Italy, Giorgio Armani. The PETA Angels waved their placards saying "Be an Angel for Animals. Ditch Fur!" just in their underwear. Guess the only thing that kept them warm where those angel wings that probably did ...

Jakarta Wants You to Plant a Tree if You’re Getting Married or Having a Baby

November 26, 2008 / No Comments

Probably inspired by the way they pay fees in Brazil, if you happen to reside in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, you might have to go searching for a place to plant a tree, before you go around looking for a bride to get married to. With the pollution of the city reaching an all-time high and much of Indonesian forests being ...

Flash Floods to be Predicted by Analysing Lightning

November 26, 2008 / 1 Comment

Flash floods are becoming more of a global threat than ever before with errant climate patterns that are being constantly altered and disturbed with man's intrusion. Global warming seems to be causing a lot more than just the gradual melting of the poles as the set climate patterns are now becoming more and more unpredictable. Flash floods are different from normal ...

Solar powered submarine by BKW

November 25, 2008 / No Comments

Solar energy is making such giant strides forward that it would be no surprise if in the next decade or so we all completely convert to solar power. For now though, each day is proving to be a new adventure for those working with and following the power of the sun. The new arena that is being touched by solar power ...

Ashur the Three Legged Persian Leopard, Finds True Love

November 24, 2008 / No Comments

Ashur lost her leg when her father attacked her at the zoo where they lived in Budapest, Hungary. Could be that Ashur stayed out too late one night with her boyfriend and didn't call in, thus worrying her frantic father to no end? So much so that Papa leopard took one of her front legs off in hopes of keeping ...

YoPappa’s a Kangaroo

November 24, 2008 / No Comments

I know Yomamma jokes. How about a Yopapa joke? Turns out that Australian researchers think that kangaroos might be related to humans, being genetically similar and all. In fact, the researchers guess - fact and guess are opposites, but that doesn't matter - that the kangaroos may have first evolved in China then hopped across the Americas to Australia and Antarctica. Scientists ...