From red Mars to green Earth

How can a sensor for analysing the atmosphere of Mars help us to cut greenhouse emissions on Earth? By going where no human or machine has been before. Parts of our planet are so hostile they are unreachable. But if we are to understand Earth’s atmosphere it is vital we monitor factors such as gases around industrial chimneys and erupting volcanoes.

To bridge LEDs' green gap, scientists think small... really small

Nanostructures half the breadth of a DNA strand could improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes (LEDs), especially in the "green gap," a portion of the spectrum where LED efficiency plunges, simulations at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have shown.

Report: Telsa owners more concerned with performance than green

Here’s a big shocker – Tesla Motors’ electric cars are owned in a large part by males who value performance over economy. It is a marker which has interesting implications for how other emerging electric vehicles are perceived by would be drivers, according to a recent study by research firm Strategic Vision.

This wooden ship has 21st century green technology

The San Francisco Bay Area, besides being a major hub for cutting edge technologies, is also a huge force in the area of water-based activities, be it recreational or commercial.

This Chinese city is going green

Where you live can have a big impact on your health. Bad air quality, a lack of green space, or too much soul-crushing traffic, and your physical and emotional health can take a nosedive. The terrible thing is, we’re so used to these problems, that we consider them normal, and completely ignore the way they make us feel.

Toyota teases Camatte57s electric concept car

Toyota is mostly focused upon hybrids as its green car strategy globally, especially given the strong success of the Prius.

Cheaper, "greener'" lighting with inkjet-printed hybrid quantum dot LEDs

We all know It's not exactly easy going green. For home lighting applications, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) hold the promise of being both environmentally friendly and versatile.

Elevated carbon dioxide levels are turning arid regions greener

Scientists have long suspected that a flourishing of green foliage around the globe, observed since the early 1980s in satellite data, springs at least in part from the increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere.

The 3D green printing revolution

There’s no denying that 3D printing has moved beyond the laboratory and into the mainstream. We’ve seen 3D printed body parts, electronics, and toys. Although the technology has quickly become quite sophisticated, the materials used in 3D printers have been slow to catch up.

Container houses become a green urban reality

Dwellings fashioned out of used intermodal shipping containers continue to spread into new places. Their spread is slowed by the resistance of many US cities to altering their building codes.

Get ready for .green

Determined to make their mark in any way possible, sustainability advocates have taken to the internet. No longer satisfied with .com and .org, a company called DotGreen Community, Inc. has been pushing for a new web address extension: .green.

This Soviet truck was propelled by wood and water

There is currently a global effort to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and foreign oil, particularly in the United States and European Union.

Introducing the green soft house

A "Soft House" just completed in Hamburg, Germany, dramatically stakes its claim at the cutting edge of green building concepts.

This green Isolée house is self-sufficient

While many green homes try to blend in seamlessly with the environment, a new type of structure being favored in some eco-tourism sectors is to do just the opposite.

Video: Toyota i-Road is an EV-motorcycle hybrid

Earlier this month, Toyota was on hand at the Geneva Motor Show to showcase one of the strangest concept vehicles in any booth at the show.

Ferrari LaFerrari packs an F1-style HY-KERS hybrid system

Ferrari is an automotive brand that is legendary not only for its racing prowess, but for designing incredibly high-performing, road-worthy sports cars.

Volar-e racer is the sexiest EV - ever

I've always thought one the most attractive electric vehicle on the market is the Tesla Model S. True, the Tesla is undeniably slick, but the Volar-e EV racecar makes the Model S look like a wallflower.

The green troika of the Citroen Hybrid Air

The Geneva Motor show is a week away, and the automakers are trickling out news of their wares to drum up excitement from press and the public.

Buffalino three-wheel camper is perfect for lonely workaholics

I've never actually seen a three-wheel vehicle in use on the roads that wasn't an ATV, at least in the United States.

Chevrolet's 2014 diesel-powered Cruze promises 42 mpg

Chevrolet has officially introduced its 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, which is powered by a small two-liter turbo diesel engine capable of racking up 42 mpg on the highway.