MINI just unveiled an amazing all-electric model of their iconic car

March 28, 2018 by  
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MINI just unveiled a blast from the past with a modern twist: the classic MINI Electric. This unique all-electric car signals their commitment to zero emissions technology. In a statement , MINI said, “The spontaneous power of its electric motor provides a new dimension to the unmistakable go-kart feeling that helped propel the British small car in its original form to worldwide popularity.” The one-off classic MINI Electric hearkens back to the brand’s historic car – and it’s drumming up excitement for a fully electric production vehicle set to debut next year. The vehicle is a bright red “carefully restored example of the classic MINI Cooper ,” enhanced with yellow MINI Electric logos and a contrasting white roof. Technical specifications are scant – but the vehicle is equipped with a single electric motor, according to Carscoops . Related: MINI re-envisions the Cooper hatchback as an EV “The classic MINI Electric is the result of an imaginary journey through time, where the story of the classic model is extended by a consecutive chapter,” the company said. “The original from the second half of the 20th century becomes a sympathetic ambassador for environmental awareness and a form of sustainable mobility whose future has just begun.” Electrek pointed out that MINI has unveiled three working electric concepts without bringing one to production and it’s about time they did so — they’ve been laboring on EV MINIs for around 10 years now. They produced around 600 examples of 2008’s MINI E, which helped pave the way for the BMW i3 . The company’s production EV is being developed right now, MINI said, and is “based on the MINI 3 Door.” It will go into production in 2019 at their Oxford plant. The unveiling will coincide with the 60th anniversary of their classic car. + MINI Via Carscoops and Electrek Images via MINI

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Like Chernobyl all over again: Forest fires release plutonium particles into the air

May 5, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Forest fire danger is taking on a new dimension in the Ukraine, where a raging wildfire near the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear disaster site is sending radioactive plutonium particles into the atmosphere. The Ecologist  reports that as trees at Chernobyl burn, they are releasing radioactive plutonium particles that are being suspended in the air, which could pose a significant health danger in the form of radiation poisoning to people in the area. Read the rest of Like Chernobyl all over again: Forest fires release plutonium particles into the air Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chernobyl forest fire plutonium , nuclear radation particles released by fire , ukraine forest fire burning , ukraine forest fire releases plutonium

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Did climate change make Rubbish the sea lion pup wander the streets of San Francisco?

May 5, 2015 by  
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‘Rubbish’ is the name of the adorable sea lion pup captured above in the image from KTVU’s Twitter feed. He was rescued last week after wandering the streets of San Francisco. This is not the first time The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California, has rescued the pup. In March, they discovered him in Santa Barbara suffering from pneumonia and malnourishment. They nursed him to health and then released him at Point Reyes National Seashore. Last Thursday, the wandering pup made his way to San Francisco’s Marina District and then hid under a car on the corner of Marina Blvd and Divisadero Street, eluding rescue for 30 minutes, CBS San Francisco reports. Eventually trained rescuers scooped him up in a net and transported him back in a carrier to the rescue center in Marin Headlands, where they will “fatten him up” again. That’s the good news. The bad news? Rubbish’s adventures point to a troubling new trend, and climate change may be the culprit. Read the rest of Did climate change make Rubbish the sea lion pup wander the streets of San Francisco? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals , Climate Change , food scarcity , global warming , News , Point Reyes National Seashore , rubbish , San Francisco , sea lion , The Marine Mammal Center

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10 amazing chess sets made from recycled materials

January 12, 2011 by  
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From the days of the industrial revolution, non-biodegradable waste remains a serious threat to sustainable development, which is a cause of concern for many governments and scientists across the globe. However, there are some modern artists who have become highly successful in transforming waste into a unique chess sets

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Mercedes-Benz unveils SLS AMG E-Cell electric vehicle at Detroit

January 11, 2011 by  
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Eco Factor: Zero-emission vehicle powered entirely by an electric engine. Mercedes-Benz has finally unveiled its next-gen electric vehicle, the SLS AMG E-Cell, at Detroit 2011. The vehicle features four synchronous electric motors that provide a combined output of a whopping 525hp and 649lbs-ft of torque.

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