BMW i3 smartwatch park assist feature.

BMW Is Developing An i3 That Can Be Parked Via Smartwatch

You’ve heard of self-parking cars, but if you’re like me, you’ll want your car parked in a shady spot, and you’ll want it as close as possible to the store’s exit so you won’t have to carry your groceries or other goods all the way across the parking lot. That’s one potential benefit of parking […]

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CCS Can Mitigate Climate Change For $17.6 Trillion USD

A study has now revealed how much it would cost to use Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) to mitigate climate change. It is $17.6 trillion dollars. Proponents of it said it is the only feasible way to mitigate climate change (apart from nuclear power) because coal and natural gas are cheap. Is this $17.6 trillion […]

My portable, DIY solar-powered desk lamp, lantern, and USB charger combo device.

Image Credit: Kompulsa.

Discarded Batteries Could Light Developing Regions

IBM researchers in India discovered that 70% of discarded laptop batteries have enough capacity to power an LED light bulb for 4 hours per day for a year. This is due to the fact that laptops lose their portability long before their batteries are completely dead (their battery life becomes unacceptably short), so they are […]

The Bloodhound SSC.

Image obtained with thanks from CarThrottle.

Bloodhound SSC Land Vehicle Aims To Exceed 1,000 MPH

A land vehicle powered by three different types of engines in the works, and its engineers aim for it to exceed 1,000 MPH. That is well above the speed of sound, which is 761 MPH at sea level. The three engines are a Rolls-Royce turbofan, a Jaguar V8 engine to power the fuel pump, and […]

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Mitsubishi Debuts The XR-PHEV At The LA Auto Show

Mitsubishi has debuted their new FWD XR-PHEV concept vehicle at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show). You’re probably wondering what its electric range is. The two-door crossover can tavel 53 miles per charge if using electricity alone. 53 miles of electric range is substantial for a plug-in hybrid, but it is backed by […]

2015 Subaru BRZ. Image obtained with thanks from Subaru.

Top 6 Most Efficient Sports Cars

I’m sure that many people would love to have a fast car that won’t rack up an enormous fuel bill or cause even more emissions. The list below consists of the most fuel-efficient sports cars I could find. Tesla Model S. 2015 Mini Coupe. 2015 Hyundai Veloster. 2015 Subaru BRZ. 2015 Porsche Boxter. 2015 Lotus […]

Lithium-ion cell.

Image obtained with thanks from Argonne National Laboratory on Flickr.

Queensland Researchers Develop Supercapacitor For EVs

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia have developed a new carbon-based supercapacitor (otherwise known as ultracapacitor) film technology with an improved power density. This enables it to provide larger bursts of power for acceleration. This just means it can discharge its energy more quickly. According to the Queensland University of Technology’s website: […]

A Model S in Wale. This vehicle got a Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating.

Tesla Model S Receives A Euro NCAP 5-Star Safety Rating

The Tesla Model S electric car has achieved a 5-star safety rating from both the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and the NHTSA. This says a lot about the unusual technology behind this car. Every vehicle has its strengths and weaknesses, and unfortunately: manufacturers skimp on one thing or another to meet their design […]

The Next Jeep Wranglers Will Be Made Of Aluminium

The Jeep Wrangler will now be built with an aluminium body. Jeep will continue its body-on-frame design. I have seen people comment on the concept of switching to a unibody design, but there was a great deal of opposition to that. Some opponents of the switch cited that unibody designs are not as durable as […]

Solarcentury WIll Build A 48 MW Holisitc Solar Farm

Cleantechnica. Over the years, there have been several attempts to build extra-environmentally friendly solar farms, incorporating traditional farming with its 21st century cousins — sheep and free-range poultry ranging in between and underneath solar panels, grazing and generally keeping things tidy. In the same tradition as these farms, Primrose Solar has selected Solarcentury to help […]

New Battery Tech Recharges In 2 Minutes And Lasts 20 Years

I’ve been monitoring and writing about battery technology advancements for years, and was let down so many times. This time, a li-ion battery technology that can be recharged to 70% in 2 minutes has been developed, and it can theoretically last 20 years! This technology is facilitated by the use of a titanium dioxide-based gel […]

Abu Dhabi Will Host The First Solar Impulse Flight Around The World

The Solar Impulse 2 is a solar-powered airplane that will make the first solar flight around the world. The flight will start and end in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to Masdar. H. E. Dr. Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, UAE minister of state and chairman of Masdar said: ‘Abu Dhabi, Masdar and Solar […]