If these UCLA researchers are right – and we might find out pretty soon – energy storage could be in for a big change.
The record-setting Solar Impulse airplane has landed in America. It didn’t fly here – well, it did, but it did so disassembled and packed into the cargo load of a Boeing 747 for the trip from its home base in Switzerland to Moffett Federal Airfield in Silicon Valley.
Silex Power, a small firm from the island nation of Malta, has cooked up a rather unique upper-market electric vehicle concept which, if it actually hits production in 2015, could rival the likes of Tesla Motors for performance and range.
Scientists and environmentalists have long warned that biofuel production could have troubling land-use consequences, and now there’s new research that appears to confirm some of the worst fears.
In combat situations, soldiers must make split-second decisions. High stress and poor environmental conditions often mean that the senses are compromised.
Remember the argument that electrified vehicles like hybrids, plug-in hybrids, "range-extended" hybrids, and electric vehicles are supposedly not as "clean" as gasoline-only autos?
What happens when an Ewok from the Forest Moon of Endor meets a Hobbit from the Shire, and they both decide to build a house together?
Mitsubishi Motors has trailed behind most other automakers in terms of electric car and hybrid development.
There are some fanciful architectural designs that look wonderful, almost dreamlike, in drawings, but you know will almost never get built in the real world.
What is the best selling electric car of all time? Well, it probably depends upon who you ask.
Tea is not just another hot drink in China, it’s a way of life — something valuable enough that a building can be built just for drinking it slowly in a contemplative natural setting.
The mission of the Hampshire College Lemelson Center in Amherst, Mass. is to help drive students to art, design and innovation for social change via working in the areas of applied design, appropriate technology, social entrepreneurship and art & technology.
The goal of many green designs for houses is to make them appear part of the landscape.
As we all know, United States is far, far behind others part of the world like China and Europe when it comes to high-speed rail deployment.
Like the tides, tidal power’s fortunes rise and fall.
Kia Motors, besides showing off the unique Superman themed Optima Hybrid at the ongoing 2013 Chicago Auto Show, also unveiled a hybrid crossover concept meant to hint at a new push the brand is trying to go in automotive design and luxury looks.
Manmade islands for the production of renewable energy – they’re all the rage, suddenly.
What do you think of when someone says extended range electric vehicle, or eREV?
Keeping gadgets charged and ready can be a constant struggle. We’re not always withing cord-shot of an electrical outlet, and even when we are, there’s the nagging knowledge that most of that electricity comes from relatively dirty sources.
There’s new news in Germany about an interesting electric car project under development by a consortium of European automotive industry engineers, government officials and academics that aims to make future EVs better in every way - cheaper, lighter and safer.