The snowfall this winter has been pretty extraordinary; in Boston alone over six feet of snow has fallen, promoting the city's mayor to declare that it is fine to dump snow in the harbor—because no
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Photo via Shutterstock Spanish scientists have developed the world's first self-healing polymer - a plastic that can be cut in half and then left to repair itself without any outside intervention.
In addition to the Quant F saltwater-powered electric car, NanoFlowCell has announced plans to reveal a second concept car at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The second concept called the Quantino also
The tech world is abuzz this week about Apple and its secret project “Titan,” which could lead to an i-branded electric car. It started as a rumor but the news that Apple is working on electric car is
Those little seashells loitering on your bathroom shelf are hiding quite a secret—their teeth are—according to a new study from the University of Portsmouth—the strongest material found in nature.
The future is here. We have in our midst self-sustaining homes, self-charging cell phones, and even a variety of self-driving cars. MIT engineers are digging on the autonomous vibe, and working to
Yesterday in West Virginia, a train carrying crude oil derailed shortly before it exploded, destroying a home and displacing 1,000 residents in freezing temperatures. The 100-car oil tanker train derailed
According to Visser, he first became interested in the preservation of old buildings when studying at the University of Delft in southern Holland. Since then, he has developed a strong belief in the
Getting a green vehicle in France could bank you some greenbacks, provided you have an old gas guzzler to exchange. France is implementing a new initiative to financially compensate car owners who trade
Dubai is no stranger to outlandish architectural endeavors, and the latest project to get the go ahead will be no exception. Based on the tales of Aladdin and Sindbad, the 4,000 acre Aladdin City project
California has detailed to put 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road in the state by 2025, which will help meet California's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels
In the United Kingdom, driverless cars are now deemed safe enough to be tested on roadways, paving the way for new vehicles, like the Lutz Pathfinder pod. The electric-powered pod can seat two people, go
Scientists may have uncovered the cause of a strange “milky rain” that fell on large parts of Oregon and Eastern Washington state last week. The unusual rainfall left a powdery residue on cars and
The Weissenhof Estate near Stuttgart was a focus point for avant garde architecture in 1927 when Mies van der Rohe and Corbusier created a collection of houses for a public exhibition. In the same
In an utterly understandable move, the ban on combustion engine motor boats is spreading from region to region like wildfire. Boaters have always been aware that the key to preserving their water-based
A lot of careful planning has to go into every architectural design, from choosing the right materials for the job to deciding how to orient a building. As this infographic below shows, the wrong
photo Uber has been getting into a lot of trouble lately, but nothing the company has faced to this point will be as ferocious as the competition the taxi-like service could get from Google in the
Europe’s longest segregated (protected) bike lane was approved by the mayor of London this week -- and it will guarantee bike riders a safe ride through the city east to west. A north-south route is
BMW and Volkswagen have announced a new partnership with ChargePoint that will create express electric vehicle charging corridors along heavily-traveled routes on the both the East and West coasts of the
When the Tesla Model S was launched it looked rather like the mature big brother sedan to the fast and funky Roadster, but all that has come to an end with the inclusion of the "Insane Mode" button on the
Rafael Viñoly teamed up with landscape studio Gillespies, who were responsible for the garden design, and created a green space that looks like a mountain slope. Three terraces are planted with various
Carpet may not be in style anymore, but they do serve a useful purpose --warming up a floor -- and now they can serve again after they’ve been torn out and thrown away. A New Zealand company has found a
In the Chinese province of Sichuan, government officials have unveiled “the criminal culprit” responsible for the increasingly severe air pollution in the area: bacon. Smoked pork is a key component
Musicians have sung about environmental stewardship and preservation forever. Think about Woodstock back in the 70's and now the more recent Bonnaroo festival held in Tennessee every summer. Amount of
TEST DRIVE: 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the cheapest electric car you can buy, but can you live with it?
Lets say you’re in the market for an electric car, but can’t swallow the idea of paying over $40k for something like the BMW i3. Well there is one electric car that has a price tag much closer to a
Barack Obama’s new plan for cutting methane emissions will fall short, according to critics, because it won’t require oil and gas companies to repair existing leaky equipment. Instead, the new
It looks like Boston Power is set to take on Tesla, as the company recently announced $290 million in “financial support” from Chinese government agencies to help scale its battery factories into the
Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to launch ten plug-in hybrid models by 2017, and with that announcement, the automaker revealed its second PHEV: the C 350 Plug-in Hybrid. The C 350 Plug-in Hybrid
Set in a 40-foot-long cargo container, Till the Cows Come Home is a Berlin-based slow food kitchen that serves haute vegetarian cuisine. Designed by Natalie Viaux, the shipping container has been
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