Chevrolet Spark EV to Debut at LA. Auto Show

November 16, 2012 / No Comments

The Chevrolet Spark is all ready to welcome a new member into the family. The new born is all electric and will get baptized in 2013. Chevrolet has announced plans to unveil the Spark EV at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Chevy's smallest car has been a sales success in the automotive world. In order to expand that success, the company ...

Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger is Your Easy-to-Use Portable Companion

November 16, 2012 / No Comments

Goal Zero, the innovator of easy-to-use portable solar power products, is up with their new product christened Switch 8 Solar Recharging Kit.  The company has unveiled its new ultra-lightweight recharging kit. This power supply in the device will help you charge your smartphone and USB gear wherever you go with just a little help from the sun. The latest in the ...

Motor Trend Picks Tesla Model S Car of the Year

November 15, 2012 / No Comments

Tesla has done it again! The car maker has grabbed one of the most prestigious awards in the automotive world. Motor Trend, one of the biggest automobile magazines, has selected the Model S as its Car of the Year and in the process the automobile beat 10 other contenders. Tesla Model S, one of the quickest American four-doors ever built, drives ...

Conservation efforts Help Push Mountain Gorilla Population Up by 12%

November 15, 2012 / No Comments

The world's population of mountain gorillas has gone up from an estimated 786 in 2010 to 880 today. The WWF says that new census numbers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority show that the numbers of the critically endangered species, Gorilla beringei beringei, have increased by more than 12% in two years. The survey was carried out by Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National ...

Four Nigerian Teens Invent Pee-Powered Generator

November 14, 2012 / No Comments

Who says girls detest science? Not anymore, after seeing this electricity generator invented by four entrepreneurial Nigerian teenagers. Possibly, the urine powered generator will be one of charming yet unexpected products at Maker Faire Africa this year in Lagos. The generator can produce six hours of power from 1-liter of urine. The girls, Duro-Aina Adebola (age 14), Akindele Abiola (age 14), ...

GM Bi-Fuel Pickup Production Begins

November 14, 2012 / No Comments

GM has announced that the production of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel pickup trucks is in progress atFort Wayne. The company has been taking orders, and retail customers can pick up the trucks through Chevrolet and GMC dealers. The Silverado HD and Sierra 2500 HD Vortec feature a 6.0L V8 engine that runs on gasoline ...

Tesla Model R to Drive in by 2013

November 13, 2012 / No Comments

After a tough and tumultuous trip down the economy path, automakers are now coming out with their big plans for the coming years. After Porsche and Lincoln, now it is Tesla’s turn now to be in the spotlight and they have disclosed their future plans. Their foremost idea is to bring out a new version of its Roadster which will ...

iRock Chair Charges Your iPad as You Relax

November 13, 2012 / No Comments

With global warming having become a hot topic of discussion today, we are forced to depend more on solar and other green alternatives in the consumer terrain. The latest in the design line-up is the iRock. iRock is a power generating rocking chair which can be used to charge your Apple device in its rocking motion. And if you want to ...

Arabica Coffee Could Be a Thing of the Past, Thanks to Climate Change

November 12, 2012 / 1 Comment

A cup of coffee may be a luxury in future and will be much more expensive. Before the end of the century, climate change will lead to the possible extinction of wild Arabica beans. A study conducted by the scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,UK, in collaboration with scientists in Ethiopia found out that climate change will pose a threat ...

Ford Hybrid EV+ Feature Studies Most Frequented Routes

November 12, 2012 / No Comments

A self-driving car is a dream. Ford had introduced a new Hybrid EV+ system with the hope of increasing the electric-only range of hybrid vehicles like the C-MAX Energi and Fusion Hybrid. The EV mode is not only eco-friendly, but also helps store most of the energy on-board batteries and saves on gasoline. Two Ford engineers have now introduced a method ...