VW’s X1 concept car hits 62 miles on one liter of gas

I’m attending the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference in Chattanooga, Tenn., this week. Thursday night, those of us mingling in the conference sponsors’ exhibit hall got quite the treat: Volkswagen (which operates a LEED Platinum plant here in Chattanooga) was on hand to unveil the X1, an uber efficient concept car that’s never been seen in the U.S. before.

XI is a tricked-out road warrior EV design

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.

NASA exoskeleton to give astronauts a boost

A robotic exoskeleton developed as a spin-off from NASA's Robonaut 2 project could help astronauts stay healthier in space, and paraplegics walk.