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Total emissions from EVs undercut ICE cars in 95% of the world

March 29th, 2020 at 10:46 am » Comments Off

A new study claims that EVs are better for the environment than gasoline-powered vehicles in 95 percent of the world  Comparing the eco-credentials of electric cars and their gasoline-powered counterparts isn’t as simple as counting the carbon emissions coming (or not) from the tailpipe. New research is claiming to have settled the debate once and […]



Case unveils all-electric backhoe with 90% lower cost of operation

March 24th, 2020 at 1:03 pm » Comments Off

Electrification goes beyond the passenger car industry and it is now starting to take hold in the construction equipment industry. Case, one of the largest construction equipment companies, has unveiled a new all-electric backhoe, which it claims has up to 90% lower cost of operation. The company says that the new vehicle, the CASE 580 […]



Smile, the new Microlino and Microletta electrics are here

March 22nd, 2020 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

Microlino 2.0 electric microcar and Microletta e-trike for Europe What you’re looking at is the Microlino 2.0 electric microcar and Microletta electric trike from Switzerland’s Micro Mobility Systems. The Microlino is a complete redesign of the original concept revealed in 2015, and demonstrated today for the first time in public. Unfortunately, the event had to […]



Silent Yachts debuts a new triple-deck version of its dead-quiet solar-powered catamaran

March 10th, 2020 at 6:05 pm » Comments Off

Silent 80 Tri Deck Silent Yachts It’s been touted as the builder’s “most spacious model to date.” After making a major splash in the marine world earlier this year, Silent Yachts is doubling down—or tripling, perhaps—on its groundbreaking solar-powered catamaran. The Austrian-based builder has just unveiled a brand-new tri-deck version of its flagship Silent 80 […]



The Gruzovikus self-driving freight tractor is almost too beautiful for words

March 9th, 2020 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

Art Lebedev Studio’s Gruzovikus concept truck: fully electric, fully autonomous, extremely beautiful You don’t normally think of freight tractors in terms of visual appeal: they are enormous machines meant to haul stuff all across the world, so whether they’re pretty or not is of no consequence. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t be pretty, […]



‘We are literally making electricity out of thin air’; UMass develops groundbreaking technology that will change the way we power electronics

March 1st, 2020 at 1:41 am » Comments Off

Graphic image of a thin film of protein nanowires generating electricity from atmospheric humidity. (Ella Maru Studios) Soon having to replace batteries or spend time recharging your phone could be a thing of the past. Scientists in Amherst are developing a new technology that will use the moisture from the air to create a charge. […]



The future of work looks like staying out of the office

February 26th, 2020 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

Dozens of studies find remote workers happy and productive. Why not let them be? It’s 2020: we finally live in the future! Or at least a future—one where broadband Internet connections and portable, reasonably high-powered computing tools are pervasive and widely accessible, even if they aren’t yet universal. Millions of workers, including all of us […]



These luxury prefabs are going fully off-grid

February 22nd, 2020 at 12:24 pm » Comments Off

Dvele homes will now come with a new thermal enevelop, solar power, and a backup battery system High-end prefab home builder Dvele just got a little more high-tech—and eco-conscious. The San Diego-based company, which is known for its luxury prefab designs, announced this week that it would start exclusively building fully self-powered homes going forward. […]



New droplet-based electricity generator: A drop of water generates 140V power, lighting up 100 LED bulbs

February 13th, 2020 at 12:51 pm » Comments Off

New droplet-based electricity generator: A drop of water generates 140V power, lighting up 100 LED bulbs A research team led by scientists from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently developed a droplet-based electricity generator (DEG) with a field-effect transistor (FET)-like structure that allows for high energy conversion efficiency and instantaneous power density […]



Hydrogen is a bad car fuel, but it’s the perfect boat fuel

February 9th, 2020 at 3:13 pm » Comments Off

Because boats are cars too There are issues inherent with hydrogen as a fuel for cars. It is incredibly expensive and energy intensive to create, it is difficult to pressurize and transport, and the infrastructure for hydrogen as fuel is far less developed than battery electric charging. A few automotive manufacturers, chiefly Honda and Toyota, […]



Everything you know about recycling is probably wrong

February 7th, 2020 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

A refresher for the new decade. The next time you pass a recycling bin, do yourself a favor and take a peek inside. See anything unusual? Let’s rip the Band-Aid off right now: Turns out many of the things we drop into recycling bins don’t go on to beautiful second lives as bespoke greeting cards […]



Unique ultrasonic cleaner cleans more efficiently than a washing machine

February 6th, 2020 at 3:02 pm » Comments Off

A unique ultrasonic cleaner has been created which is more efficient than a washing machine and takes the form of the Sonic Soak. The compact ultrasonic cleaner has been specifically created to offer users with the “ultimate portable cleaner” says its creators, providing state-of-the-art powerful ultrasonic cleaning technology in the palm of your hand.



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