Food Waste Spurs Green House Gas Emissions

September 17, 2013 / No Comments

Food wastes are contributing for added amounts of green house gas emissions in countries other than China and the US. This fact was revealed by a recent study conducted by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. Every year, around 1.3 billion tonnes of food get wasted, along with raw materials like water, energy and the chemicals needed to produce ...

GM Data Center Drives IT Efficiency; Accorded LEED Gold

September 16, 2013 / No Comments

In recognition of the energy efficient achievements, the US Green Building Council has awarded the General Motors data center in Detroit the LEED Gold certification. The Gold certification has been awarded to only less than five percent data centers in the country. At the new GM data centre, more than 70 percent of the energy is reduced by using battery free ...

NASA to Cultivate Lettuce in Space

September 13, 2013 / No Comments

American space agency NASA is now going in for another experiment at its International Space Station. The agency is set to cultivate lettuce plants for making the space station self sufficient in terms of food. According to an article in the September issue of ‘The Modern Farmer’, NASA’s vegetable production system starts on an experimental basis this December. The system will ...

Volkswagen e-Up! Shown Off at Frankfurt

September 12, 2013 / No Comments

German car maker Volkswagen has revealed its new e-UP! electric vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The e-Up! is a good city car, and its specifications make clear this fact. The car comes powered by an 18.7 kWh lithium ion battery. The company claims that e-Up is the most efficient electric car in the world, consuming only 11.7 kW of electricity ...

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 ...