Toyota debuts the 2016 RAV4?s new hybrid powertrain

April 2, 2015 by  
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Sleek BMW i8 hybrid sports car wins 2015 Green Car Award

April 2, 2015 by  
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BMW i8 , a hybrid sports car, nabbed the 2015 Green Car Award this morning at the New York International Auto Show . The 2015 model year BMW i8 has an all-electric range of 23 mi (37 km). The sleek hybrid spyder can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 159mph (256 km/h). The Green Car Award is a hotly anticipated honor bestowed annually by the World Car Awards. The awards ceremony was held this morning, following the announcement of the top three finalists last month at the Geneva Motor Show . The BMW i8 triumphed over the other two finalists, the Mercedes S500 plug-in hybrid and the Volkswagen Golf GTE. Candidates for the award are reviewed by a panel of five highly respected international “green” technology experts, who make their selections for the jurors to vote upon. + World Car Awards Image via BMW Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2015 green car award , 2015 New York Auto Show , bmw i8 , green car award , green car technology , greenest car , mercedes s500 , new electric cars , new green car technology , new hybrid cars , new york auto show , New York International Auto Show , volkswagen golf gte , winner of green car award , world car awards

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Unusually brief ‘blood moon’ lunar eclipse happens this Saturday

April 2, 2015 by  
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In just a few days, unusually brief total lunar eclipse will delight skywatchers in North America, Australia and East Asia. Expected on April 4, the total eclipse will be its strongest at 6:34 am ET, with shadows beginning as early as 4:35 am. At this time, the Sun, Earth and Moon will be aligned so that the Moon passes directly through the Earth’s shadow, creating a red effect called a Blood moon . Unlike the total solar eclipse that happened on March 20 in parts of Europe, a total lunar eclipse can be viewed with the naked eye, without protective equipment. The blood moon will be visible for 12 minutes early morning on Saturday, and because of its brevity is expected to appear as a deeper red than other lunar eclipses. Via Phys.org Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Blood Moon , brief lunar eclipse , eco design , green design , lunar eclipse , sustainable design

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Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid to debut this month in Shanghai

April 1, 2015 by  
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Cadillac has unveiled the 2016 Cadillac CT6 flagship sedan at the New York Auto Show , and even though the company showed off three different powertrains for the new CT6, one version was missing: the CT6 plug-in hybrid. Cadillac has confirmed that their new plug-in hybrid will debut later this month at the Shanghai Motor Show. Read the rest of Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid to debut this month in Shanghai Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2015 New York Auto Show , 2015 Shanghai Motor Show , cadillac , Cadillac CT6 , Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid , Cadillac ELR , Cadillac plug-in hybrid , electric motor , GM , green car , green transportation , hybrid , plug-in hybrid

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Google’s new Chomebit dongle will transform your TV into a PC

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First, the ‘stick’—whether it be produced by Amazon , Roku or Google —replaced your cable box by providing online streaming to your TV, and now, Google’s latest dinky dongle offers to replace your home computer, by transforming your TV into a PC. The Chromebit plugs into your HDMI port, and according to Engadget crams in “a Rockchip 3288 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of eMMC memory, a USB 2.0 port, WiFi 802.11 ac support, Bluetooth 4.0, a Smart Ready controller and an ARM Mali 760 quad-core GPU.” It even swivels around to hide out of sight to keep your display looking sleek, and, well, TV like. The device is still at the testing stage, but the first Chromebits will be produced by ASUS, and will be available later this year for under $100 + Google Chrome Via Engadget Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chrome bit , chromebit , chromebook , computer , dongle , google chromebit , hdmi , new google device , operating system , personal computer , turn tv into chromebook , turn tv into computer , turn tv into pc , usb tv , use tv as computer monitor

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This lush, green cube is a dream artist’s studio hidden in a San Francisco garden

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Israel installs the largest solar field of any parliament in the world

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The geographically small Israel is making a big statement about the importance of solar energy in the sun-blessed Middle Eastern nation. On Sunday, legislators and environmentalists gathered at the Knesset, Israel’s national assembly in Jerusalem, to inaugurate the largest solar field of any parliament in the world (Germany’s Bundestag parliament building comes in second followed by Austria’s parliament). Nearly 1,500 solar panels placed on the Knesset roof and surrounding buildings will provide 10 percent of the assembly’s electricity with an installed capacity of 450 kw. Read the rest of Israel installs the largest solar field of any parliament in the world Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , Green Knesset Project , Israel , Knesset , parliament , solar , solar field

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