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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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Russia’s City Car to be First Homegrown Hybrid Car

Russia’s City Car to be First Homegrown Hybrid Car

Hybrid cars are all over the planet, as people try their best to be eco-friendly in this day and age (not to mention it does wonders to the vehicle's mileage). But, up until now, Russia had yet to create their very own hybrid car. That's about to change, thanks to billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who has just unveiled the first homegrown hybrid car for the country. It only took him 180 days and $210 million of investment money to come up with the design.

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Western Digital’s Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive is World’s Largest Capacity SATA Drive

Western Digital’s Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive is World’s Largest Capacity SATA Drive

Western Digital announced today that the company is beginning shipments of a brand new SATA hard drive. The new drive is already labeled as the world's biggest SATA hard drive, capacity wise. To add to the bullet points, though, WD decided to make the new hard drive part of their Caviar Green line-up of drives, making it an eco-friendly option for all those out there who think about that kind of stuff.

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El-Assist Concept Lets You Charge Your Electric Car While You Drive

El-Assist Concept Lets You Charge Your Electric Car While You Drive

There are already plenty of options out there for people with electric cars to charge them. And even more concepts. But this one may take the cake. But not just because it aims to let those with electric cars drive, and charge their vehicles while they do so, but because it also aims to integrate private driving with public transportation. It also includes some of the best looking concept art for a design we've ever seen.

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Precer Group’s Bioracer Uses Wood Pellets for Fuel

Precer Group’s Bioracer Uses Wood Pellets for Fuel

Alternate energy options are expanding, and even if some may not be as good as others, it's good to see the development continuing. The precer Group have taken some time to detail their new Bioracer, which promotes the company's biomass powerplants. And while the group has focused on buildings for the most part, they wanted to show their alternate energy options can do more than just power the lamp in your living room.

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Best Buy Installing Blink EV Charging Stations at 12 Locations in the US

Best Buy Installing Blink EV Charging Stations at 12 Locations in the US

If you have an electric car, then you know how it goes to try and keep your vehicle charged. While you may have figured out a system for your day-to-day routine, not everyone may be so lucky, and they may need a way to top off their vehicle of choice while they're out and about. Best Buy is looking to help the cause, by planning to install Blink EV charging stations for electric cars in 12 different locations around the United States.

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Tag Yachts Shows Off the Tang Catamaran, Features Wind Charged Lithium-Ion Battery

Tag Yachts Shows Off the Tang Catamaran, Features Wind Charged Lithium-Ion Battery

It may not be the only ec-friendly boat on the water, but it's certainly one of the coolest looking ones. This particular catamaran is wind-powered, and features a lithium-ion battery inside as well. Interestingly enough, though, the designers and architects made it possible for the Tang, which is the name of the vessel, to run on wind energy, even when the sails are down.

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The Daily Slash: September 29th 2010

The Daily Slash: September 29th 2010

It's the middle of the week, but in better news, we're coming to the end of September. And that also means we're just about into the fourth quarter of the year. Counting down the days now. Tonight, though, in the news from around the Web, we've got a Jaguar concept car that looks amazing. And then, as usual, we'll wrap up things from around the R3 Media Network. So, welcome to the Wednesday edition of The Daily Slash.

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Bike Arc’s Car Arc Solar Powered Car Port Keeps Your Electric Cars and Bikes Charged

Bike Arc’s Car Arc Solar Powered Car Port Keeps Your Electric Cars and Bikes Charged

While other car manufacturers out there find ways to make electric cars lighter, along with new ways to implement the battery within them, there's still the issue of keeping them charged now. For Bike Arc, which has made a name for itself by making new ways to stay eco-friendly, keeping your electric car charged is an easy thing to do thanks to their brand new Car Arc solar powered car port.

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