Atmospheric Ball Gown is Made of Recycled Fishermen’s Jackets

April 26, 2012 / No Comments

Wouldn’t you too love to have the deep blue ocean playing on your attire? A piece of fabric that brings in all the fun of the blue seas on to your ball gown has been designed by Santa Monica-based architects at Minarc.  Significant about the new fabric is that it has been made from recycled fishermen’s jackets and repurposed rubber. Iceland-based ...

General Motors EN-V 2.0 Unveiled at Beijing Show

April 25, 2012 / No Comments

General Motors' next-generation all-electric EN-V pod car has been unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show. Called EN-V 2.0, it is being hailed as the most futuristic Chevrolet ever. EN-V stands for Electric Networked-Vehicle . This second edition car boasts a longer wheel base as compared to its predecessor. The rear wheels of EN-V 2.0 extend outwards. The automobile’s exceptional facilities include ...

US-UK Deal for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

April 25, 2012 / No Comments

The US and the UK have announced that both will collaborate on developing floating offshore wind turbines. These turbines would be capable of operating in deep waters. Work on offshore wind turbines had started sometime back, and several methods were proposed to fix the turbines on to the sea floor and to balance them in the best possible way. However, none ...

Audi A6 L e-tron Hybrid Concept on Show at Beijing

April 24, 2012 / No Comments

Audi’s introduction of the A6 L e-tron concept at the Beijing Auto Show 2012 comes across as a big step in the hybrid car scenario. The new hybrid electronic technology that was revealed at the show caught everyone’s eye for more than just the extended wheelbase version of the car maker’s A6. The hydrid concept will sport a 2-litre four-cylinder engine ...

Methane Abounds in Arctic Seas; Might Intensify Global Warming

April 23, 2012 / 1 Comment

The Arctic Oceanhides more than what you thought it really does. A study by researches at the California Institute of  Tech (Caltech) has found that the ocean has higher levels of methane deposits. Antarctica and the surrounding Southern Ocean themselves release large amounts of methane, a green house gas. As the Earth is warming up each day, the green house gas ...

Nissan Leaf New Version to be Cheaper and Better

April 23, 2012 / No Comments

Leaf, the green car from Nissan, has been known to get a handful of bad reviews for its looks and high cost. Nissan has decided to change all those by launching a whole new version. The new version of the Nissan Leaf will feature zero tailpipe, emissions, will be 100% electric, 80 kW synchronous electric motor, 100 miles/charge based on ...

Energy Saving Light Switches Off When You Close Your Eyes

April 19, 2012 / No Comments

If you have the habit of sleeping while reading a book at night, chances are you usually forget to switch off the light. Don’t worry any more. Here’s a solution to cut down on wastage of power. Here comes a lamp that turns on only when your eyes are open and switches off when you close your eyes. Randy Sarafan, a ...

Honda to Reuse Rare Earth Metals from Used Car Parts

April 19, 2012 / No Comments

Honda plans to start the world’s first mass recycling process of extracting rare earth metals from its used cars this month.  The car maker has entered into a tie-up with the Japan Metals and Chemicals Company for this recycling process, where in rare-earth metals from the nickel-metal hydride batteries will be collected from used hybrid vehicles like Honda Insight and ...

Japan’s Last Standing Nuclear Station Shuts Down

April 18, 2012 / No Comments

Japan plans to shut down its last nuclear power station next month. As you all know, after the Fukushima Daiichi Power disaster, atomic energy suffered a set back in Japan. The Fukushima Daiichi power plant went into a meltdown post-tsunami in March 2011. The residents objected to reopen the operators as they lost faith in the government’s nuclear safety policies soon ...

Beware! Your Nail Polish Could be Toxic

April 18, 2012 / No Comments

Did you know your favorite nail polish contains toxic chemicals? Going by recent research, the nail polishes you commonly use contain at least three harmful chemicals. Investigators at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control sampled as many as 25 brands of nail polishes commonly used in California salons and found that 10 of 12 samples that claim to be free of toluene actually ...