2014 Honda Accord Hybrid to come on June 20

June 7, 2013 / 1 Comment

Honda will unveil a standard 2014 Accord Hybrid in Japan on June 20. The new proposed model will look to overcome all negatives that the Accord Plug-in Hybrid brought along. Though the earlier Accord Plug-in Hybrid was pushed out of the Honda stables promising much, it couldn’t charm customers much. The car, of course, is considered the most fuel-efficient sedan in ...

Hawaii Earthquake Magnitude Downgraded to 5.3; No Tsunami Scare

June 6, 2013 / No Comments

The earthquake that was reported off the Hawaiian south eastern coast had a magnitude of 5.3. The US Geological survey had earlier reported a magnitude at 5.6. The quake which rocked the region on Tuesday afternoon was centred around 34 miles southeast of Pahala on the Big Island. The shock emanated at a depth of approximately 25 miles. Though there was ...

Detroit Electric SP:01 Production Delayed; to Start Only in September

June 4, 2013 / No Comments

What on earth has happened to Detroit Electric, of late? The electric car maker seems to be stuck in a pit for some reasons. The Detroit-based automaker says production of its SP:01 sports car will be delayed by at least a month. The reason is being attributed to problems with securing a manufacturing facility. It was almost confirmed by the Detroit ...

Google Jasper Project to be Among Largest Solar Installations in South Africa

June 4, 2013 / No Comments

Google’s investment in traditional wind, solar and more innovative renewable energy projects have seen leaps in the US. However, the company hasn’t invested much into renewable energy in Africa. But things have come to a dramatic turn around with a new $12 million (103 million Rand) investment being made in the Jasper Power Project. The project is a 96 megawatt ...

Audi A7 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Likely to Hit Testing Mode this August

June 3, 2013 / No Comments

There’s no stopping Audi, when it comes to innovative and powerful plans. If you have been tracking news about the automotive industry, you would know that in March, Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn had expressed his concern over the cost and infrastructure associated with building hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Audi doesn’t seem to be perturbed, though. The luxury car maker has ...

China Set to Impose Pollution Tax in Beijing

June 3, 2013 / No Comments

China’s Beijing is polluted more than you think. And, before things run beyond repair, the Chinese government is planning to intervene. The administration is set to impose an automobile-pollution refueling tax soon. If that happens, Beijing will acquire fame of being China’s first city to implement such a pollution tax. When the tax comes in to play, the gas tax ...

Window Attachable Socket Charges Devices with Solar Power

May 31, 2013 / No Comments

How about charging your devices directly from the sun? Designers Kyuho Song and Boa Oh have created the Window Socket, which enables charging of the gadgets with sunlight by just plugging them on to your glass window pane. This solar powered socket is suctioned to the window to absorb sunlight, and does not boast a battery pack. A direct plug-in is ...

Telefonix L1 Power Posts Being Made Available for Public Use

May 31, 2013 / No Comments

Telefonix, an Illinois based company, is aiming at fulfilling interests in its own L1 Power Post, which according to the company will be the first Level 1 charging station designed for public. The company specializes in making retractable cord reels, and has now initiated a slow but steady approach to public plug-in vehicle chargers. The Level 1 system runs with 120-volt ...

Tale of Unique Animal Love Unfolds in Wynnewood

May 30, 2013 / No Comments

In this world where humans find it difficult to adjust with each other, here is news of a crippled lion and dachshund hitting it off. The lion has found friends in 3 more dogs too and is now living under one roof. The king of jungle is a gentle giant to its puppy companions. The 500-pound lion, Bonedigger and 11-pound dog, ...

Biodiversity Treehouse Coming Up as Part of Eden Project

May 30, 2013 / No Comments

Welcome to Eden! The Eden project at the tropical biome in Cornwall has a new eco-addition. Famed tree house consultant Blue Forest has joined hands with Jerry Tate Architects to build a Biodiversity Nest as a part of the new Rainforest Canopy Walkway here. This Biodiversity Nest could provide an elevated walkway and platform to help research done by visitors. The ...