Osaka Streets See Old Phone Booths Turn Goldfish Tanks

October 5, 2012 / No Comments

What do you do with the trash-worthy telephone booths? You obviously hurl them in the dumps, right? Think again, as did the Kingyobu group on Japan. What they have done is turn old phone booths into fish tanks. A great idea, indeed! Today in many cities, phone booths have been disappearing as most people prefer to carry cell phones. The Japanese ...

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Pricing Details Out

October 5, 2012 / No Comments

Volkswagen has announced the price of the 2013 Jetta Hybrid, and the amount you will have to part with to own one starts from $24,995. The sum doesn't include a destination charge of $795. The vehicle is about to hit the United States this year. The all new 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid comes in four versions, including the base model, Hybrid SE, Hybrid ...

Smart ForTwo Electric Car Is the Cheapest Ev So Far

October 4, 2012 / No Comments

The Smart lineup has been looking for an electric variant from its beginning. The company’s environmental commitment prompted them to debut an electric variant long ago, and it is now looking for an update. One of the most popular limitations of the EVs for not becoming a mass-popular vehicle is that they are mostly very expensive. In addition to that, the ...

EcoCharge Uses Waste Heat To Charge Your Device

October 4, 2012 / No Comments

Are you familiar with devices that can act as a charging or a cooking gadget at the same time? If you are not, let us tell you there is one such device you should take a look at this one we have here for you. Heat energy can be used to power your phone. But the negative part of it is ...

Eco-friendly building: a guide to your options

October 3, 2012 / No Comments

Sustainability and the environmental impact of construction are two topics that have become increasingly important in recent years and there's no reason why self-builders can't do their bit to help. If you are in the early stages of designing and planning your own property, take a look at these eco-friendly building materials and techniques that will help ensure your finished home ...

Audi R8 E-Tron Arrives Sporting Digital Center Stack

October 3, 2012 / No Comments

Audi had already broken its silence over its plan to install the motorsport-inspired digital rear view mirror in R8 e-tron. The EV, which is being shown off at the Paris Motor Show, features a fully digital instrument panel located behind the steering wheel, with a new powermeter in the place of normal tachometer. In addition to this, Audi has also added ...

James Cameron Goes Vegan to Save the Planet

October 3, 2012 / No Comments

As part of efforts to make the planet a better place for animals and people, Avatar director James Cameron has turned a vegan, along with his family. For him, it has come as a moral choice to save the planet and the biosphere. We admire celebrities who choose to go vegan and when those like Cameron give up animal products ...

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV Shown

October 2, 2012 / No Comments

Mitsubishi’s Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV, the world’s first production PHEV utility vehicle, has been unveiled at this week's Paris Motor Show. The car is powered by the Plug-in Hybrid EV System powertrain developed by Mitsubishi. It offers the environmental performance of an EV, the cruising range of a conventional internal combustion and delivers outstanding performance. It utilizes various technologies like the EV ...

Fish Size Shrinking Due to Global Warming

October 2, 2012 / No Comments

It is common knowledge that the fish population, all over, is shrinking. But as per a new study, along with the fish population, the fish themselves are also shrinking. Under the influence of global warming, the body of around 600 types of marine fish will probably decrease. Pollution, decrease in habitat, and food sources also contribute to this disaster.   The researchers ...

Simbol Looks to Extract Lithium from Saltwater

October 1, 2012 / No Comments

It has been quite a while since the electric vehicle battery industry was poised to take off. When electric vehicles come of age, demand for lithium is also expected to be high. Lithium, the lightest metal, will be the base for the battery industry. It is being forecast that the demand for lithium will be high in the coming eight years, ...