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Stuxnet destroys Iranian centrifuges

Stuxnet destroys Iranian centrifuges

January 19, 2011

In what a appears to be a revolutionary new type of cyber attack, a computer worm has infiltrated thousands of computers involved in the Iranian nuclear process, and destroyed thousands of the centrifuges used to enrich uranium.

Have it Your Way – Four different engine styles for 2012 Focus

Have it Your Way – Four different engine styles for 2012 Focus

January 4, 2011

The 2012 Ford Focus will be offered in four different styles; hybrid, plug-in hybrid, gas-powered, and an all electric. The electric model is expected to hit US markets this year, and available in Europe in later 2012. expected range of about 100 miles and a top speed of about 90 mph Ford’s four style strategy for ...

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Largest Electric Vehicle Purchase in History – 25,000

Largest Electric Vehicle Purchase in History – 25,000

November 14, 2010

This month, General Electric announced it is placing an order to purchase 25,000 electric vehicles by 2015 for its personal fleet. The announcement makes it the largest electric vehicle commitment in history.

Swedish Scientist Breakthrough with Jellyfish MilkShake

Swedish Scientist Breakthrough with Jellyfish MilkShake

October 22, 2010

In the wake of China’s clampdown on elements like titanium, scientists at Chalmers University in Sweden have developed…

Top 5 Ways To Hitch A Ride Into Space

Top 5 Ways To Hitch A Ride Into Space

October 20, 2010

With a growing interest in space tourism, the savvy traveler must carefully consider the safest and most practical methods for launching themselves into orbit.

Ushering in the New Era of Auto

Ushering in the New Era of Auto

October 5, 2010

You might recognize Henrik Fisker’s work in the Aston Martin D89, the Aston Marton V8 Vantage or the BWM Z8, all designed by the eccentric designer. Today, Fisker is announcing something more akin to the Tesla Roadster, that is, the Karma and Karma S, both set to launch March 2011.

Cargo Bikes Storm Copenhagen… and Beyond

Cargo Bikes Storm Copenhagen… and Beyond

September 18, 2010

“The Bullet” Cargo bike may change the way you think about getting to work, shopping, or the very necessity of having a car.

Designer of the McLaren aims to Revolutionize the Auto Industry

Designer of the McLaren aims to Revolutionize the Auto Industry

July 22, 2010

The designer of the McLaren, which has a top speed of 240 miles per hour, has unveiled several previously secret project, with the aim of revolutionizing the auto industry. One of these projects, he’s dubbed the T.25, a new class of city car. The T.25 has been three years in the making, and kept under ...

Reinventing Life With Tiny Houses

Reinventing Life With Tiny Houses

July 20, 2010

How much space do you really need? Jay Shafer believes at 89 square feet, the entire world is your home. For 10 years, Jay Shafer has been living in a house the size of a walk-in closet. Shafer’s home is 98 square feet, and the spark that ignited his housing company, Tumbleweed Houses. Shafer’s move from a ...

Finland First Country to Declare Internet Access a Right

Finland First Country to Declare Internet Access a Right

July 4, 2010

As the gap between the haves and the haves not expands in this global economy, Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen. Finland has declared, as of this month, each and every citizen will have at least a 1Mbps connection, and that by 2015, everyone ...

Climate Change’s Unlikely Crusader

Climate Change’s Unlikely Crusader

June 30, 2010

Oil Baron, Natural Gas Advocate and Corporate Raider T. Boone Pickens, is also the 117th richest person in America. His corporate acquisitions and takeovers have placed him into many industries, mostly relating to energy. A takeover of Gulf Oil, placed him on the cover of time magazine in March of 1985. He was a huge financial ...

The Deadly Extraction of Natural Gas

The Deadly Extraction of Natural Gas

June 28, 2010

With the crisis in the Gulf and rising gas prices, another form of energy is gaining momentum. Natural Gas extraction is becoming more prevalent and aggressive. New drilling locations are springing up nation wide. Josh Fox, a man living in Pennsylvania, was approached by a company hoping to turn his 19 acres into one of ...

The Waste Recycling Revolution

The Waste Recycling Revolution

June 18, 2010

It all started with worms. When fed organic waste, worm ‘tea’ is produced through their excrement. One man began to bottle this concoction into used soda bottles as a natural plant food, by taking food scraps from the disposal bin at Princeton Dining Services. That man was Tom Szaky. By the next summer, Tom met his ...

Australian Bike Path Made From Recycled Printer Cartridges Unveiled

Australian Bike Path Made From Recycled Printer Cartridges Unveiled

June 10, 2010

The future of our planet is dependent on new and creative ways to reuse and re-think abundant resources. Australia’s National Park Service is doing just that, this week unveiling a new bike path made from recycled printer cartridges. The path stretches from Alice Springs to Simpsons Gap in West MacDonnell National Park. The additions also ...

Kevin Costner’s Oil Cleaning Machine

Kevin Costner’s Oil Cleaning Machine

June 6, 2010

Seventeen years ago, Actor Kevin Costner funded a new company dedicated to finding better ways of dealing with oil spills without using chemicals. After searching through the public library, he discovered a device that was already being used to remove radioactive materials from metals. He found the same centerfuge device could be used to seperate ...

Think Global bursts onto the scene in U.S.

Think Global bursts onto the scene in U.S.

May 28, 2010

Norwegian electric car maker Think Global is building a manufacturing facility in the United States this year. The company will ship 500 cars to the U.S. market towards the end of the year, and begin ‘low volume production’ in Indiana in 2011.

India’s Radioactive E-Waste Scare

India’s Radioactive E-Waste Scare

May 20, 2010

Seven people hospitalized in Mayapuri, India in one of the most alarming cases of radiation exposure in years. The radioactivity was found in e-waste that is was important for scrap metal.

World’s smallest waterlily saved from extinction

World’s smallest waterlily saved from extinction

May 19, 2010

World’s smallest waterlily saved from extinction

Growing Energy Crisis – An Answer

Growing Energy Crisis – An Answer

May 12, 2010

What if there was a better answer? What if there was an element other than Uranium that could promise zero chance of meltdown, generated power cheaply, could not be weaponized, and who’s reactive waste only had to be stored for a few hundred years, rather than tens of thousands?

Worse than feared

Worse than feared

April 30, 2010

Oil is spewing into the Gulf of Mexico at 5 times the initial rate  estimated, and therefore spreading much faster, threatening the Mississippi River delta along the coast of Louisiana. The rig is emptying an estimated 136.4 tons of crude oil a day, today we reached a grand total of 1000 crude oil tons dumped ...

Algae yields Cleanup and Energy for Industrial Factories

Algae yields Cleanup and Energy for Industrial Factories

April 28, 2010

In an increasingly common occurrence, Industry and Biology blend once again as cement companies in Canada begin to experiment with growing large fields of algae next to their factories.