Self-Sustaining Solar Floating Resort is Absolutely Green

May 31, 2012 / No Comments

It looks exuberant; a blend of ultra-modern design with the best of the facilities. Above all, the icing on the cake is that it would be the best option if you are looking for an eco-retreat this summer. We are talking about the Solar Floating Resort (SFR).  It promises a great drifting experience. This self-sustaining floating resort, designed by Michele Puzzolante, ...

BMW i Sub-Brand Sees Crisis

May 31, 2012 / No Comments

Lots of reports regarding the crisis being faced by BMW’s i sub-brand have been popping. The latest news on that front is that the automaker is considering contingency plans regarding sales. There are many external factors that have led to such a situation. This includes lack of a recharging infrastructure too. It has been pointed out that the austerity moves in ...

Hybrid Vehicle Sales to Zoom Fivefold in Five Years

May 30, 2012 / No Comments

Hybrid and plug in vehicles are all set for a giant leap in the coming few years. Our love for the vehicles will result in a fivefold sales jump, going by a new report. As per the research report Low (Zero) Emission Vehicle Market (2012 - 2017) - By Degree of Hybridization & Type of Traction Battery Used - Global Forecast, ...

Radioactive tuna fish found; impact of Fukushima disaster

May 30, 2012 / No Comments

In a startling discovery, researchers have found radioactive tuna fish arriving to the west coast of the United States. According to the researchers, these bluefin tuna fish arriving in large numbers have got high level of radiation. Does it remind you of the movie Godzilla? Well, the situation, in no way, that worse. But this is yet an issue of concern. ...

Latest energy reforms in UK could see consumers paying more for power

May 29, 2012 / No Comments

The world is indeed well and truly heading towards a massive change when it comes to the power and energy sectors. Both domestic and business electricity needs are growing at a fast pace and it is essential that changes take place across the globe which ensure that we are able to tackle the growing energy needs in the coming decades. ...

Nissan e-NV200 Set for Production; Will Go on Sale in 2013

May 29, 2012 / No Comments

We will soon get to see Nissan’s new e-NV200 Concept driving in to the market place. The car manufacturer has announced its plans to commence production of the EV. The concept is said to be a genuine breakthrough in commercial vehicles, and the new edition may be seen as underlining Nissan's leadership within the electric vehicle segment. Well, we do not have ...

Clean Energy from a 3000-ft Tower

May 29, 2012 / No Comments

Researchers working on the old patented idea of Phillip Carlson, has now proposed a tower design based on it. Thus the old forgotten idea of  Carlson, which was conceptualised in 1975 is being given wings, which might result in a clean energy producing mega project. As per the design, the tower would be a really tall (3000 feet) hollow structure situated ...

Solar Backpack Prototype Shown; To Help Cut Energy Supply Needs of Marines

May 28, 2012 / No Comments

Researchers at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have created a mobile solar power pack (MSP), in a bid to reduce energy supply needs of individual marines. The field tests of the backpack prototype are still underway, but it is expected to get cleared and move on to production. Apart from cutting down on energy needs, this mobile solar power pack ...

Volvo V40 Race Car Revealed; Runs on Bio-Fuel

May 28, 2012 / No Comments

The Heico Sportiv motorsports team has unveiled the race car version of the brand new Volvo V40. The model would make its debut at the Auto Mobil International (AMI) in Leipzig, Germany. The racing car version features a lightweight carbon fibre body and has a lowered front spoiler as well as a rear wing for race track application. The wheel arches ...

Toyota Hybrid Sales Top 4 Million Units

May 25, 2012 / No Comments

Toyota has announced that worldwide sales of their hybrid vehicles have topped 4 million units. The company has released a detailed table of the chronology of their hybrid vehicles from the year 1997 to 2012, starting with the Prius. When Toyota ventured into hybrid production and business, sales were really slow. It picked up over these years. A few months ago, ...