Mercedes-Benz to debut hydrogen fueled F125! at Frankfurt

September 13, 2011 by  
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Pratima Kalra: Mercedes Benz F125 Concept vehicle powered by fuel cells Whether a leak out of some facts about automobiles before launch creates more intrigue or spoils the punch can be mooted hard. The biannual Frankfurt Motor Show gives the big brand car makers like Mercedes Benz, BMW, Volkswagen, etc a platform to display their lavish plans for the future in terms of both design and technology. Therefore, the perfect platform for Mercedes Benz to launch its all new hydrogen pumped F125!, a concept aimed for 2025 CL-class. Picture Gallery 2011 Mercedes Benz F125 Hydrogen Gullwing 2011 Mercedes Benz F125 Hydrogen Gullwing Concept Vehicle Powered by Fuel Cells Automobile innovation no longer gives jitters to people; they know if you can think something, you can actually deliver it. We’ve digested the evolution of electric cars and now maybe it’s time for something more alluring. Thus, if Mercedes Benz claims that F125! will be fuelled by hydrogen with an engine that will bail out 231hp and it will take just about 4 seconds to reach to 62mph, with a top speed of 137mph, the facts will be well taken. To top it, the car has been designed to consume just 0.79 kilograms of H2 per 100 kilometers. As for the design details of F125!; it takes inspiration from the F800 with its fluid form and gullwing door concept. This gives this new Benz poise and elegance and also renders is useful for congested car space in cities. Just like a few other Mercedes Cars like McLaren, the undercarriage is made of a combination of carbon fiber, aluminum and plastic; using their comparative advantage to come up with something more solid. A gas tank made of carbon fiber is fitted to hold hydrogen to the capacity of 700 bars. Also it gets some power from an onboard 10kWh lithium-ion battery that would permit it to travel approximately 31 kilometers. Whether the 125 years of existence and success of the dynamic Mercedes Benz is once again going to dazzle the audience with its unique mix of technology and design all encompassed in the new gullwing F125! at the Frankfurt Moto Show, will be a thing to follow up with. Via: Autoblog

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Bionic-Arch: A green gift for the City of Taichung by Vincent Callebaut

September 13, 2011 by  
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Pratima Kalra: Bionic Arch Designed by Vincent Callebaut History has witnessed that whether it was great warriors or was it Emperors, they all wanted to become immortal and leave behind their mark in some tangible form that will be remembered for centuries after they leave earth. Picture Gallery Bionic Arch Bionic Arch Designed by Vincent Callebaut Most of us enjoy meaningful gifts that add some value to our lives. This is an era of value addition; especially if the purpose behind gifting is social and it will collectively affect many people. Thus, keeping in mind this ideology, the Government wants to give Taichung a special gift that will not only be contemporary but will be marveled by people for times to come. The government has acknowledged the newness and freshness of the architectural feats of Vincent Callebaut and has assigned them to use their expertise in spatial inventiveness that will foretell the destiny of times to come. Creativity cannot be legitimized by eligibility criteria. Every new creation has its own definition and dimensions. The only binding factor is nature and humans and if their needs are being met with coherence, the purpose of creating and innovating is well justified. Thus the government is promoting freedom of thought and has allowed Vincent Callebaut Architecture free play to design a unique skyscraper that will personify the life of the people of Taichung. The clear message that this skyscraper, dubbed Bionic-Arch, would epitomize is that humans and Mother Nature can always live in harmony; all it takes is some cognitive logic and the right inspiration for the same comes from the world around. The blue of the sky, the green of the trees, the crystallizing of water with sun beams, etc. will give a final face to the structure that will merge to become sublime. To the distant eye the structure will not stand out for attention but for reverence, hence accomplishing the government’s dream of spreading awareness about green and its benefits to mankind. Via: Evolo

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Upcycling clothing: what can I reuse, recycle or upcycle to make underwear?

April 12, 2011 by  
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After yesterday’s post about reusing or recycling old leather coats or jackets, I’ve realised there are a few other clothing related things I’d like to ask about so…. impromptu upcycling clothing week! 😉 I’ve got some pretty printed slightly-stretchy cotton vest tops that have either lost their shape or don’t fit any more because they’ve done that thing where they mysteriously shrink by four inches in the wash

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8 Green Ideas Revolutionizing Fashion Manufacturing

March 4, 2010 by  
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Photos: AirDye, Tristar. We’re all familiar with green fabrics like organic cotton , bamboo and hemp , but which new materials and practices are moving fashion forward to a greener, brighter future? Here are eight processes and fabrics paving the way…

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Place of the Month

November 1, 2009 by  
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Union Square Greenmarket If you’ve ever been to a local outdoor market, you know why it’s something to talk about. Farmers bring their very best product and knowledge to the table, while wandering shoppers weave through music, visual art and new wisdom brought to them by the rest of their community. You not only can sample cheeses and jam, but you can ask questions about how cattle were treated or strike up a conversation with a honey selling honey.

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