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The Biomimicry Manual: What can the Frigate Bird Teach Us about Flight?

The Biomimicry Manual: What can the Frigate Bird Teach Us about Flight?

The frigate bird is a powerful and aggressive seabird, with a deserved reputation as the pirate of the high seas. One of world's fastest birds, he swoops and soars up to 100 miles an hour, spending up to

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Mercedes-Benz’ Self-Driving Car Completes First Autonomous Cross Country Trip!

Mercedes-Benz’ Self-Driving Car Completes First Autonomous Cross Country Trip!

Mercedes-Benz just announced that it completed the first autonomous cross country and inner city trip in its self-driving S 500 Intelligent Drive research vehicle! The vehicle was able to drive from

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Detroit Electric Moves Production of the SP:01 Electric Car from Detroit to Holland

Detroit Electric Moves Production of the SP:01 Electric Car from Detroit to Holland

Although Detroit Electric shares its name with the famous Michigan city, the automaker is reportedly going to kick off production of its new SP:01 electric car in Holland. Production of the SP:01 was

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Smart Fourjoy Electric Concept Car Unveiled Ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show Debut

Smart Fourjoy Electric Concept Car Unveiled Ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show Debut

Smart has unveiled its newest concept car, the fourjoy concept, which is slated to debut next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The compact four-seater is an electric concept car that previews the next

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Tesla is Sucking Up the World’s Lithium Ion Battery Supply, Kick Starting Cell Production

Tesla is Sucking Up the World’s Lithium Ion Battery Supply, Kick Starting Cell Production

Green Car Reports says that Tesla is on track to deploy more than 1.6 million kilowatt-hour worth of batteries in 21,000 cars this year, and so far the electric carmaker has already sold 14,000 of its

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World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Lands in London, Completes Gulf Stream Environmental Study

World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Lands in London, Completes Gulf Stream Environmental Study

Earlier this June, the transatlantic speed record-holding solar catamaran was converted into a scientific platform to collect data between on the Gulf Stream between Oostende and London. The researchers

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America’s Top 10 Greenest Universities of 2013

America’s Top 10 Greenest Universities of 2013

10. University of California, Santa Barbara Forty-four of the buildings on campus at UC Santa Barbara are LEED certified and 47% of academic departments offer a class about sustainability, totaling 321

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TEST DRIVE: The 2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid is Full of Surprises

TEST DRIVE: The 2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid is Full of Surprises

For the 2013 model year Lexus has completely revamped its ES, which is now in its sixth generation. The big news for the popular Lexus sedan is the addition of the new hybrid version and the fact that for

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Barcelona Launches First Public Electric Scooter Sharing Scheme

Barcelona Launches First Public Electric Scooter Sharing Scheme

What’s the secret to making a cool and sustainable city? Bike sharing schemes have been the flavor of the decade, spreading far and wide from Copenhagen to Buenos Aires. But Barcelona is leading the

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Bike Share Revolution: U.S. Fleet More than Doubles in 2013

Bike Share Revolution: U.S. Fleet More than Doubles in 2013

San Francisco's launch of Bay Area Bike Share has pushed the United States bicycle sharing fleet above 18,000, more than double the number of bikes in service since the beginning of the year. Bay Area

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INDEX Award Winner: Life-Saving “Smart” Highways Can Charge Electric Vehicles on the Go

INDEX Award Winner: Life-Saving “Smart” Highways Can Charge Electric Vehicles on the Go

Designed in collaboration with Heijmans Infrastructure, a Dutch multinational development company, Smart Highway aims to retrofit highways with innovative technology that can visually communicate

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2013 INDEX: Award Winners Unveiled! Designs to Improve Life Receive €500,000 Prize

2013 INDEX: Award Winners Unveiled! Designs to Improve Life Receive €500,000 Prize

Smart Highway While car technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past century, roads have remained basically unchanged since the late 1800s. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaard plans to change

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Testing Resumes for the Fastest-Ever Maglev Passenger Train in Japan

Testing Resumes for the Fastest-Ever Maglev Passenger Train in Japan

The trials for the world’s fastest magnetic-levitation train planned for Japan resumed yesterday, continuing work to extend the 24-kilometer test track built over five years by the Central Japan Railway

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Sexy Hybrid Concept Coupé  Previews Volvo’s Future

Sexy Hybrid Concept Coupé Previews Volvo’s Future

Volvo has unveiled its latest concept car, the Concept Coupé, which is a new hybrid vehicle that takes styling elements from Volvo's past and at the same time previews the car manufacturer's future.

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Next-Generation 2015 Toyota Prius Will Feature Wireless Charging Capability

Next-Generation 2015 Toyota Prius Will Feature Wireless Charging Capability

Toyota has released a few early tidbits of information regarding the next-generation Toyota Prius, which is slated to arrive sometime in 2015. Satoshi Ogiso, Toyota's Managing Officer, revealed that the

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Nissan Announces Plans for Fully Autonomous Vehicles by 2020

Nissan Announces Plans for Fully Autonomous Vehicles by 2020

Nissan has announced plans to release multiple autonomous vehicles by the year 2020. The auto maker's goal is to have the technology available across its model range within two vehicle generations, and in

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Tokyo’s Friendly Green Power Ranger Helps Overburdened Commuters at Subway Stations

Tokyo’s Friendly Green Power Ranger Helps Overburdened Commuters at Subway Stations

New York may have Spiderman, but it seems that Tokyo now has its very own friendly neighborhood Power Ranger. While he's not exactly saving lives, 27-year-old Tadahiro Kanemasu is helping overburdened

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Tesla Opens Assembly Plant in the Netherlands

Tesla Opens Assembly Plant in the Netherlands

American electric car company Tesla Motors opened an assembly plant last week in the Netherlands. The new Tilburg facility will serve as the final assembly and distribution point for Tesla Model S sales

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The Cool and Compact HaseBike Folding Bicycle Is Perfect for Urban Commuters

The Cool and Compact HaseBike Folding Bicycle Is Perfect for Urban Commuters

HaseBike is a foldable urban bike concept inspired by the dynamic movement of air and water and the constant and powerful growth of nature. The bike features a new frame concept that forms a shock

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Scrooser is a Foot-Powered Scooter that Makes You Feel Like Superman

Scrooser is a Foot-Powered Scooter that Makes You Feel Like Superman

Although it looks like a something out of the Batman franchise, the Scrooser is a real foot-powered scooter that helps commuters cruise the city at speeds up to 15 miles per hour without using a drop of

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Parkcycle Swarm’s Mobile Pop-Up Parks are Powered by Bicycles

Parkcycle Swarm’s Mobile Pop-Up Parks are Powered by Bicycles

The awesome bike-mounted parks were the brainchild of Rebar Group’s John Bela and N55’s Till Wolfer, who sought to find a new way to engage the community with public art and the power of the bicycle.

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Luxury Taxi Company in Portland to Use Tesla Model S Cabs

Luxury Taxi Company in Portland to Use Tesla Model S Cabs

The eco-friendly city of Portland, Oregon will soon be adding electric cars to its fleet of taxis. Luxury eco-touring company Tesla Trips was recently granted a livery license, and the company will soon

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BMW X5 eDrive Concept Debuts with a Plug-in Hybrid System

BMW X5 eDrive Concept Debuts with a Plug-in Hybrid System

BMW has unveiled the new BMW X5 eDrive Concept ahead of its world debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The X5 eDrive Concept is based on the 2014 X5, but features a new plug-in hybrid system that

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Titan Aerospace Developing World’s First Solar-Powered Atmospheric Satellite Drones

Titan Aerospace Developing World’s First Solar-Powered Atmospheric Satellite Drones

Titan Aerospace has unveiled designs for the world's first solar-powered atmospheric satellite. The craft, which resembles a large drone, would be completely powered by the sun, allowing it to stay in the

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Høse Pedestrian Bridge Connects Local Residents to Hiking Trails in Norway

Høse Pedestrian Bridge Connects Local Residents to Hiking Trails in Norway

The town of Sand, on the west coast of Norway, is bordered by a small, rushing river to the south. On the opposite side is a large wooded area, which is used for running and recreation. Before the bridge

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Land Rover Unveils First Range Rover Hybrids

Land Rover Unveils First Range Rover Hybrids

Land Rover has unveiled its first ever hybrid models, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport hybrid. They are also the world's first premium diesel SUV hybrids. On the outside the hybrid versions of the

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KAIST Unveils Folding Electric Micro Car That Can Fit Into Any Parking Space!

KAIST Unveils Folding Electric Micro Car That Can Fit Into Any Parking Space!

A team of Korean researchers just unveiled a tiny electric vehicle that can fold down to 5.24 feet - which is one third of the space that makes up a standard parking spot! Urban centers around the world

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Tesla Model S Beats Crash Tests to Achieve Highest NHTSA Safety Rating of Any Car Ever Tested

Tesla Model S Beats Crash Tests to Achieve Highest NHTSA Safety Rating of Any Car Ever Tested

After a series of crash tests the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just awarded the Tesla Model S with the highest safety score of any car ever tested! The electric vehicle fared

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Copenhagen Set to Launch World’s Most High-Tech Bike Sharing Program

Copenhagen Set to Launch World’s Most High-Tech Bike Sharing Program

Copenhagen is getting ready to launch an innovative and efficient new bike-sharing program that will offer bikes with GPS-enabled Android tablets! The new equipment will allow commuters to schedule their

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Researchers Predict Nearly 100 Million Driverless Cars Will Sell Each Year by 2035

Researchers Predict Nearly 100 Million Driverless Cars Will Sell Each Year by 2035

A new report by Navigant Research shows that by 2035, there could be as many as 95.4 million driverless cars cruising roads across the globe. That is roughly 35 million more cars than are currently

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