Researchers to explore Antarctica in E85-fueled Bio-Inspired Ice Vehicle

September 1, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Researchers to cross Antarctica in Bio-Inspired Ice Vehicles to see the impact of global climate change. Miles and miles of snow and ice, volcanoes erupting from a frozen landscape and an arid land surrounded by three oceans, Antarctica the continent of contradiction is indeed no cakewalk to traverse. But, the Moon-Regan Transantarctic Expedition team is enthusiastic and is gearing up to travel 3,600 miles across Antarctica, this winter

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Abu Dhabi Media Zone to generate renewable energy through its façade

September 1, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Sustainable development to generate renewable solar energy. Bernard Tschumi Architects have re-imagined their master plan for the new Abu Dhabi Media Zone , by incorporating several environmentally-friendly features that help reduce the overall energy consumption of the facility. The architectural team planned to orient the towers north-south instead of east-west, which helped streamline the silhouette from the water and allows maximizes sun exposure to the east and west façades.

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Small Diesel Pickup Truck from India Coming to US

August 26, 2010 by  
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American automakers, as well as foreign manufacturers selling in the US have a few full-size pickup trucks with diesel engines, but for years a small pickup with a diesel engine has not been available. That is set to change as Indian car maker Mahindra & Majindra has received EPA approval to sell its small pickups in the US. The company is producing small pickups with a 2.2 liter common-rail turbo diesel engine that has 140 horsepower and gets up to 30 miles per gallon

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Hybrid Wind Turbines Can Generate Power Even When the Wind Isn’t Blowing

August 26, 2010 by  
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A Colorado company is introducing a system that will allow wind turbines to generate power even when the wind is not blowing. The SmartGen hybrid gas-wind turbine enables wind turbines to produce energy at periods of low wind, by turning the turbine with compressed air generated at the base of the tower from a turbo-compressor that is run on natural gas or biogas. Even more importantly, the SmartGen system can be retrofitted into existing wind turbines, allowing existing facilities to increase their performance

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Ford F-150 Reportedly Getting Efficient 3.7 Liter V6

January 13, 2010 by  
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For 33 consecutive years, the Ford F-150 has been America’s best selling vehicle-car, truck, SUV, basically anything with a motor that movies. Moving more than 500,000 units in an average year, the F-150 is just a sales beast, and it is only getting better

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