Ford Tripling Its EV Production

June 9, 2011 by  
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Ford Motor Company is going to increase the number of electrified vehicles it builds to more than 100,000 units annually in 2013; three times the current level of production. Ford will be producing five different EVs in 2013, including the Transit Connect Electric van , the Focus Electric – which begins reaching customers later this year, plus the two new C-MAX vehicles (C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid), and a fifth, as-yet unnamed hybrid. While this is still only a small part of Ford’s total production (Ford produced 1.9 million vehicles in 2010), it is becoming more than a fraction of a percent of the company’s effort.

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Glowing Pendant Lamp Powered by Ambient Light

April 12, 2011 by  
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At the Milan Furniture Fair, a cool new pendant lamp design was unveiled today.  The Trap Light, as it’s called, absorbs waste energy from surrounding ambient light sources during the day and then glows at night without ever being plugged in. The hand-blown glass of the Trap Light is embedded with the photoluminescent pigments during its production.  The pigments store energy from light bulbs (LED, CFL or incandescent) present in the same room.  Only 30 minutes of exposure to surrounding light is needed for the lamp to glow for eight straight hours

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How can I reuse or recycle old chipboard/particleboard?

November 4, 2009 by  
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We’ve had an email from Ben, asking what he can do with some old chipboard/particleboard furniture: The shelves have sagged in the middle so I doubt anyone else would want it. Most people probably wouldn’t want a saggy bookshelf as a feature in their living room but don’t write it off just yet — it might be fine for shelving in a store room or a garage, particularly if a baton or two can be fitted underneath the warped shelves for extra strength

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