Continental presents concept tire that adjusts to road conditions

September 13, 2017 by  
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When was the last time you checked the air pressure in your car tires ? Most of us don’t pay as much attention to our tires as we should, but Continental recently unveiled two technologies that could pay attention for us. One technology alerts drivers should a tire become damaged, and another could actually change the rim width and tire pressure for better driving on slippery or uneven roads. Continental is showing off their tire technologies, ContiSense and ContiAdapt, at the Frankfurt Motor Show . With the help of sensors embedded in the tire, ContiSense measures temperature and tread depth and then sends that data to a driver over Bluetooth to a smartphone or to a car receiver, with the help of electrically-conductive rubber . If a nail or something else punctures the tire, ContiSense is able to alert the driver far faster than other systems. Related: Continental Tire looks to dandelions for a more sustainable tire ContiAdapt takes a more active role in tire functionality. Micro-compressors in the wheel can adjust the tire pressure on their own, and the system can modify how large the contact patch is to optimize the tire for varying street conditions. There are four combinations so a tire can cruise easily in wet, slippery, uneven, or normal conditions. Continental says the system also allows for very low tire pressure when, for example, a car is navigating deep snow or black ice. Continental also has a concept tire featuring both technologies. This tire design boasts three different tread zones ideal for driving on surfaces that are wet, slippery, or dry. The tread zones are activated depending on the rim width and tire pressure chosen by ContiAdapt. New Atlas said the two technologies will soon be added to Continental’s portfolio, which includes ContiSeal, allowing for automatic sealing of holes, and ContiSilent, which reduces tire and road noise. Via New Atlas and Continental Images via Continental

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Climate Change Nonprofits Worth Donating To

November 28, 2016 by  
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Instead of dropping cash on Cyber Monday, consider making a donation to a worthy organization instead. While there are no shortage of important causes out there, climate change is one that needs your help more than ever before. Why? Two words:…

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Why PepsiCo aims to repair watersheds in Latin American cities

November 15, 2016 by  
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The beverage and food giant aims to restore 600,000 cubic meters of aquifer lands with the help of the Nature Conservancy.

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Methane, clean water and GMOs bills need a business voice

September 30, 2015 by  
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The American Sustainable Business Council needs your help on these environmental bills before Congress.

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Interpol Wants Your Help Catching the Worst Environmental Criminals

November 18, 2014 by  
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Interpol is launching the first-ever Most Wanted-style list for environmental criminals. Consisting of nine individuals suspected of all kind of eco-crimes, the list is meant to raise awareness and help capture the worst environmental criminals out there. All told, these crimes have cost hundreds of millions of dollars for crimes such as  poaching , ivory trafficking and illegal logging. Read the rest of Interpol Wants Your Help Catching the Worst Environmental Criminals Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-crime , environmental crime , environmental criminals , environmental criminals most wanted , illegal fishing ivory trade , illegal logging , interpol , Interpol Environmental criminals , Interpol Most Wanted , Interpol poachers , poaching

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How Sprint collects and resells millions of cell phones

August 12, 2013 by  
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The wireless company buys back millions of phones a year with the help of up-to-the-minute values from eRecyclingCorps.

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August 12, 2013 by  
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The wireless company buys back millions of phones a year with the help of up-to-the-minute values from eRecyclingCorps.

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Why Disney is fighting deforestation in Peru

July 15, 2013 by  
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With the help of $3.5 million from Disney, Conservation International has developed a REDD+ project in the dwindling Alto Mayo Protected Forest in Peru. 

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The BeetBox Kicks Out the Jams With the Help of Root Vegetables

December 17, 2012 by  
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Want to throw down some sick underground beats using vegetables that actually grow underground? Get back to your musical roots by jamming on the BeetBox , a simple musical instrument powered by a Raspberry Pi with a capacitive touch sensor, audio amplifier, wooden box, and six of your favorite tubers. Created by Scott Garner , the drum machine is an exploration of the interaction between nature and technology. Read the rest of The BeetBox Kicks Out the Jams With the Help of Root Vegetables Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arduino , beetbox , beets , drum machine , pygame , python , raspberry pi , scott garner , sparkfun

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Ford taps AT&T, MapQuest for EV smartphone app

August 1, 2012 by  
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With the help of tech partners MapQuest, AT&T and Microsoft, the newly launched MyFord Mobile app helps EV drivers find more than 9,400 public charging stations across the U.S.

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