New Robot Cleaner Concept Could Clean Up Oil Spill

May 25, 2012 / No Comments

After many proposed idea of using robots to clean up the oil spill and ocean wastes, here is something that sounds pragmatic. The Bio-cleaner, designed by Hsu Sean, is a new robot cleaner that is dropped off a helicopter into the ocean to fulfil the purpose. Going by the looks the Bio-cleaner resembles the Roomba autonomous vacuum cleaner used to clean ...

Fisker Atlantic Plug-in Hybrid Specs Leak

May 24, 2012 / No Comments

More details of Fisker Atlantic plug-in hybrid design prototype have surfaced. Earlier when it debuted at the New York Auto Show, we got very scarce details. Here’s more on the car. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine comes equipped in the car. The electric drivetrain produces approximately 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS), which enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph. ...

US Cyclists Help Save $4.6 billion a Year on Gas and Transportation

May 24, 2012 / No Comments

Did you know this? The increase in the number of people switching to cycles in the United States is helping to save a whopping $4.6 billion every year on gas and transportation costs. These amazing findings have been published in a report by the League of American Bicyclists, Sierra Club, and National Council of La Raza (NCLR). The cyclists being in ...

Prius Gets Highest Safety Rating From IIHS

May 23, 2012 / No Comments

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has recognized the Prius C, the new hybrid from Toyota, for having done well enough and has accorded the model the top award for good performance. Thus the new model joins the Prius and Prius V as IIHS award winners. The new baby in the Prius family has been conferred with a top ranking ...

Cincinati Gets First Amp Dealership

May 23, 2012 / No Comments

Amp has opened its first flagship dealership showroom on home ground Cincinnati, in Ohio. The dealership has been given the name ‘Amp of Cincinnati’ and the opening cum dedication event of the dealership was held on 10th of this May. The dealership has started taking $5,000 deposits for the SUVs; the manufacturer has earlier mentioned that its SUVs will come for ...

Ecobee Smart Si Thermostat Arrives in a Month

May 22, 2012 / 1 Comment

Ecobee’s Smart Thermostat latest version will hit the markets in a month’s time. The new version sports a range of modifications, equipped with many impressive new features. Known as Smart Si Thermostat, it comes with an easy-to-read high-resolution color display that comprises a colour LCD screen, running on an embedded version of Linux. The user interface is rather simple. Well, the most ...

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution Gears up for Pile Peak Hill Climb

May 22, 2012 / No Comments

With more modified specs and performance-oriented features, here comes Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV Evolution. The model is actually a performance version of i-MiEV electric car that was released last year by the company. With the new model, the Japanese carmaker is gearing up for the annual Pile Peak Hill Climb. The competition will be held on July 8, and the car would be ...

Solar Charger Now Comes With A Stretchable Cell

May 21, 2012 / No Comments

Solar power panel that can be stretched? Strange, but true. Kuaray, designed by Ruben Freire, is a concept that uses stretchable solar cells in it. It is created out of materials like organic particles of plastic, lithium ions, aluminum soda cans and corn. The plastic case forms the major part. It is made from a patented material called Mirel. It is ...

Porsche Plans to Storm Market with 918 Spyder Hybrid Model

May 18, 2012 / No Comments

Who said hybrids can't be fashionable? Porsche’s new hybrid prototype, named  918 Spyder, is all set to storm the market with high style quotient and impressive features under the hood. Prosche said the production will commence after a year. The company claims that Spyder yields maximum performance with minimum fuel consumption. Under the hood it has a 500HP 4-litre V8 engine ...

Wild Cats Still Face Huge Risk of Poaching in Malaysia

May 18, 2012 / No Comments

Persistent poaching is having damning impact on the wildlife of Malaysia. Despite all the measures taken to conserve its tiger population, poaching continues to threaten the wild cats' very existence in the country. Malaysia is part of the 12 tiger range countries of the world. Two years back, it  formulated plans to tackle the problems that led to the decrease in ...