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Nissan Reveals Fuel Efficient ECO Pedal System

Nissan Reveals Fuel Efficient ECO Pedal System

For a car only available in Japan (for now), a car called the Nissan Fuga, Nissan has created a system called ECO Pedal, a system that'll improve fuel efficiency anywhere from five to ten percent. How does this pedal work, you might ask? It provides resistance so that the user will be less inclined to press it all the way down. But there's more, right? It can't just be harder to press down the gas pedal, right? There's just a little bit more, it's not just a brick under your pedal, but essentially it's just a system that suggests you be more sensible about how hard your pressing the gas. I know more than a couple people who could use this.

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TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat

TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat

When you're aiming to break records, there's no reason to just aim for one, when you knock a couple of them down in one try. That's what the owner of the TÛRANOR PlanetSolar, the world's largest solar powered boat, is trying to do. He's already got the record for the world's largest solar powered boat, and now he is aiming to be the first person to sail around the globe without using any fossil fuels at all.

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Volvo’s Air Motion Concept Car Runs on Air

Volvo’s Air Motion Concept Car Runs on Air

Probably the best part of being a concept, is that you get to use your imagination a little bit more than you would in an actual production model. At least, until you have to figure out how to actually get what you conceptualized to work in the real world. While we've seen plenty of other concept vehicles in the past work on all sorts of things, this new design from Volvo, called the Air Motion Concept, is a design that would have the vehicle running on nothing but the air.

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Kyocera Solar Cycle Station Charges Your E-Bike

Kyocera Solar Cycle Station Charges Your E-Bike

While electric cars may get the most attention, there's other eco-friendly options out there, too. And, frankly, electric bikes are far more friendly to the environment than most electric vehicles. Unfortunately though, the charging stations that juice up the bikes tend to not be. But Kyocera is looking to change all that, thanks to their brand new Solar Cycle Stations, which the company officially announced late yesterday.

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Walgreens Launching EV Charging Stations at 18 Locations in Texas

Walgreens Launching EV Charging Stations at 18 Locations in Texas

The electric movement is still well underway, and for companies like NRG Energy, it takes a huge investment to make sure that it sticks around. Teaming up with Walgreens may seem like an unorthodox move to some, but apparently NRG Energy believes that choosing 18 locations across Houston and Harris County in Texas is a safe bet for seeing some return on their investment.

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Day Shade Night Light Solar Powered Patio Umbrella Conceptualized

Day Shade Night Light Solar Powered Patio Umbrella Conceptualized

It used to be that people didn't mind having all sorts of items lying around them, whether it was on their desk, or their table. But, in today's world, bringing together multiple pieces of technology, and creating one ultimate gadget is the focus, and that's why this patio umbrella just makes sense. After all, why wouldn't you want to combine your umbrella with a light?

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Mercedes-Benz Biome Concept Car is Grown Inside a Nursery

Mercedes-Benz Biome Concept Car is Grown Inside a Nursery

Concept cars are meant to look fantastic. They're a shining image, or model, of what car company's have planned for the years to come. It's unfortunate that most of those concepts are never brought to life, especially when they look as unique, and as awesome as this Mercedes-Benz Biome concept car does. Just one look, and this is a vehicle that you'd want to drive. But, it's when you get into the details of the vehicle, that things great really interesting.

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Fridgeezoo Animals Let You Know When You’re Wasting Energy

Fridgeezoo Animals Let You Know When You’re Wasting Energy

For some people, it's the little things that matter most. For example, if you've ever lived in a house with someone who would always get on your case about leaving the refrigerator door open for too long, you know that every drop of energy matters. If you've moved away from that person, but you want to make sure that you're not wasting any energy by leaving the fridge door open for too long, then perhaps the Fridgeezoo Animals should be something you look into.

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Straddling Bus Heading to the United States

Straddling Bus Heading to the United States

At the beginning of August, we told you about the Mega Straddle Bus. It's a giant vehicle that doesn't actually drive on the road like a traditional bus, but actually straddles it. Furthermore, it has enough room beneath it that individual cars and small trucks can pass underneath it, as people commute back and forth. The idea was a grand one, and some may have even considered it too grandiose to actually be implemented. But, that's not stopping the brainchild of the huge passenger vehicle from setting his sights on the United States.

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PETer Bottle Compactor Looks Cute for Kids, Encourages Them to Recycle

PETer Bottle Compactor Looks Cute for Kids, Encourages Them to Recycle

If you've already got your eyes set on a new way to stop your kids from drawing on the wall, then perhaps your next future purchase should be a way to get them into the recycling game. A pair of designers have created a new, and hopefully fun way for kids to start crushing their bottles and cans, and get them ready for the recycling process. The little, brightly colored PETer hangs on your wall, and it's as easy as closing his mouth to crush a can.

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