The Effect Of Autonomous Cars On Fuel Consumption

Brainstorm Project – Home Autonomous cars open a window of opportunity for amputees, people who suffer from visual impairment, Parkinson’s disease, and any other condition that could have an effect on their safety, such as severe cases of ADHD. It enables them to get around privately without soliciting lifts. That’s a godsend, but how is…

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Nissan Introduces Their Commercial Electric e-NV200 Van

Originally published on Cleantechnica by James Ayre. The e-NV200 — essentially a compact commercial electric van inspired by the LEAF — was recently unveiled by Nissan. The electric van will be only the second battery-electric vehicle to feature into Nissan’s global line-up — the first being, of course, the highly successful LEAF. The general idea…

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A Greener Insulation Has Been Developed Using Wood

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research has developed a non-toxic insulation using wood, which is renewable, instead of petrochemicals. They claimed that it insulates as well as traditional polymer-based foams.   “Our wood foam can be used in exactly the same way as conventional plastic spray foams, but is an entirely natural product made from sustainable…

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A New Superabsorbing Design May Reduce The Cost Of Thin-Film Solar

Originally published on Cleantechnica. By James Ayre. Thin-film solar cells may soon possess the ability to absorb a notably larger portion of the light that strikes them, thanks to the recent development of a “superabsorbing” design by researchers at North Carolina State University. As well as improving the light absorption efficiency of thin-film solar cells,…

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