Old Tires Recycled to Give Shape to Outdoor Furniture

October 25, 2012 / No Comments

We have seen old useless tires end up in the rivers, backyards and dustbins, and thus creating pollution and environmental hazards. The main obstruction in recycling the tires is that it is very hard to recycle. Worry not. Furniture designer Rene Olivier has come up with a creative way to recycle old tires into useful seating options. Olivier was recently selected ...

Honda Hybrid Vehicle Sales Touches 1 Million Mark

October 25, 2012 / No Comments

When Honda introduced its hybrid vehicle in Japan in 1999, it never thought that it will become a roaring tsunami across the globe. Now the Honda hybrid vehicle sales have surpassed one million worldwide at the end of September. It took 12 years and 11 months, to achieve this milestone. The Honda Insight has become the most fuel-efficient production car with ...

Old School Bus Turns Beautiful Home

October 19, 2012 / No Comments

If you plan to build a house, you may have to undergo many hectic tasks like purchasing land, signing papers and paying utility bills, and all these appear to be too much trouble. Do you think that turning an unused bus into a sweet new home can be a better idea? That's what wpi Creative did with this old rickety ...

Toyota to Sell 10,000 Yaris Hybrid Cars in France

October 19, 2012 / No Comments

France has been witnessing a hike in hybrid sales for the past few months. In fact, hybrid sales in the country have seen an increase of 46 percent. Taking advantage of the situation, Toyota has announced that it will sell 10,000 Yaris Hybrids in the French marketplace in the coming days. The projected sale of Toyota Yaris Hybrid in the country ...

Fisker Atlantic Plans to Arrive Only by 2015

October 18, 2012 / No Comments

Fisker Automotive, as we all know, had been delaying the production of its hybrid sedan for almost two years now. The Fisker Atlantic, which was announced in April at a private event in New York, will be available only in 2015. According to Fisker Automotive CEO Tony Posawatz, details of the new Atlantic sedan will be revealed by the end of ...

Spider Silk Can Produce Biodegradable Computer Chips

October 18, 2012 / No Comments

You might have heard that spider silk is supernatural in the sense that it is stronger than steel, yet unbelievably malleable and flexible. But what is its role in the electronic devices arena? Would you believe it when we say it can be used to make computer chips. According to the physicist Nolwenn Huby of the Institut de Physique de Rennes ...

Billionaire Ellison to Create Green Paradise in Hawaiian Island of Lanai

October 16, 2012 / No Comments

Wonder what’s on at the Hawaiian island of Lanai? Billionaire Larry Ellison, the Oracle CEO, has finally decided to give us a sneak peek on his plans for the island. Ellison had bought 98% of the 141 square-mile Hawaiian island of Lanai for $500 million. Though there wasn’t any news on that front for quite a while, we now hear that ...

Windstrument Wind Turbine is Uniquely Designed

October 15, 2012 / No Comments

A uniquely designed wind turbine is soon to be a reality. Asahi Kasei Plastics has joined hands with Unified Energies International to develop a new wind turbine with an orchid like design. The device, called Windstrument, aims at attaining affordable and renewable energy. The Windstrument has been developed for residential use and utility-scale projects, including entire communities, industrial centers, as well ...

Transgender Bird Spotted in New Zealand; First-of-its-Kind

October 15, 2012 / No Comments

Have you seen one of these before? Chances are that you haven’t. This species is considered the first of its kind  - this bellbird is neither male nor female. Yes, folks, a first-of-its kind transgender species has been found. Experts are yet to observe the bird during its mating period, and they have concluded that this new species is neither a ...

Costa Rica Fully Bans Shark Finning

October 12, 2012 / No Comments

Costa Rica has officially declared a blanket ban on shark finning. Shark finning is a process where the sharks’ fins are sliced off and left in the ocean to die. Costa Rica has rules to protect sharks, but they had many a loophole. In an effort to close those loopholes, President Laura Chinchilla has signed an executive order preventing shark finning ...