New LED Lights Recreate Sun’s Healing Effects

July 27, 2012 / No Comments

Years of research has given us many lighting solutions. From older incandescent  bulbs to the modern LEDs, we have managed to extend our day. However, all these lights are artificial and they emit, what researchers call, cold light. They don't have sunlight's soothing effect on our senses. That could change soon. For the first time, Italian designer Stefano Pertegato has created ...

Plug-in Renault Samsung SM3 Compact to Hit Korea Next Year

July 27, 2012 / No Comments

Renault-Nissan Alliance's efforts to expand the sales of electric vehicles to more countries could see Renault Samsung Motors debuting a plug-in compact car in Korea next year. In fact, the alliance partners are pumping in $5 billion to expand the e-vehicle sales across the world. In Korea, the plug-in being launched by Renault Samsung Motors will be a battery-electric version of ...

Wheelchair-Ready Kenguru EV Ready to be Launched Soon

July 25, 2012 / 1 Comment

Electric vehicle designed for people in wheelchairs, called the Kenguru electric car, is about to make its way into production. The exact date of its arrival to the market is not known, but reports say that distribution in a number of European countries is imminent. The vehicle is unlike any electric car. For one, it doesn’t have any seat. That’s because ...

San Francisco Dairy Takes on Solar Cogeneration

July 25, 2012 / No Comments

Clover Stornetta Farms is a dairy with a different business strategy. With a solar facility on its fleet maintenance center, diesel trucks that have been converted to cold plate technology and the use of a Freon-based cooling system instead of ammonia, the farm is well-known for its sustainable business practices. The farm works with a few dozen family-owned local dairies to ...

Volvo C30 Electric Named “Green Car of the Year” in China

July 24, 2012 / No Comments

Volvo C30 Electric has been named the "Green Car of the Year" inChina at the 4th China New Energy Mobility Summit recently. Volvo Car Corporation has in fact delivered 15 Volvo C30 Electric cars to the Shanghai International Automotive City Group (SIAC) for an open road test-drive project known as EV100 Days. Under the project, qualified drivers will test C30 Electric ...

Morrow Royal Pavilion in LA Is Made from 500,000 Beer Bottles

July 24, 2012 / No Comments

When we say 'a house made from beer bottles', don't think of it as brittle as card castles, or as small as sand castles. Morrow Royal Pavilion in Las Vegasis the world's biggest building made from beer bottles. Surely, this is an innovative way of utilizing the bottles left over from the casinos of Las Vegas. Almost 500,000 beer bottles were ...

Opel Insignia LPG Option Delivers 1,000-Mile Full-Tank Capability

July 23, 2012 / No Comments

Looking to drive from Paris to Budapest without that troubling problem of refueling? Opel has the ideal car for you. General Motors' Opel is offering its Insignia with an engine that can run on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as well as petrol. This amazing engine, which is available in all three of the Insignia's body styles, is a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-banger. The ...

Lexus’ 2013 LS to Debut on July 30

July 23, 2012 / No Comments

Lexus has revealed that its upcoming offering 2013 LS will be introduced on July 30 at a special event in San Francisco. Though the carmaker has not released the pictures of the models, it has said the lineup will consist of  LS 460, LS 460 F SPORT, LS 460 L and LS 600h L. This, we guess, means that engine options ...

Make a Foot-Powered Washing Machine from Recycled Stuff for Just $4 [Video]

July 20, 2012 / No Comments

Life in the developing world has its own advantages and that include access to clean water, electricity and appliances that make our lives a whole lot comfortable. The conditions are just the opposite in many parts of the developing world where people have to work hard for even the most basic of facilities. People living in the rural parts of Africa ...

7 Tips for Designing an Eco-friendly Bathroom

July 19, 2012 / 2 Comments

While designing a home, a bathroom is not something that we spend much time planning on as most people tend to assume that it more or less is the same no matter which way it is designed. But, you can save both on water and on power bills quite a bit, if you actually paid a bit more attention and ...