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Japan unveils prototype of new 310 MPH maglev train

Japan unveils prototype of new 310 MPH maglev train

Japan has unveiled the prototype to their new maglev train that promises speeds of around 310 MPH. After more than five months of beginning work on the new train, the Central Japan Railway Company has finished the prototype and are ready to begin testing. Due to go into service in 2027, the train will be first used on a route between Tokyo and Nagoya, where it will travel 160 miles in just around 40 minutes.

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Honda unveils the 2013 CR-Z Sport Hybrid

Honda unveils the 2013 CR-Z Sport Hybrid

Hybrid vehicles are typically rather boring cars with the ultimate goal being fuel efficiency. Honda is showing off the new 2013 CR-Z Sport Hybrid coupe that looks much sportier than the traditional hybrid and the CR-Z is a hybrid with a more performance-tuned nature. The 2013 CR-Z Sport Hybrid will go on sale on November 21.

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Lumen Smart Bulb seeks funding

Lumen Smart Bulb seeks funding

Not too long ago Phillips unveiled its green LED bulb called the Hue. The coolest part about the Hue was that it was designed to use a standard socket and can be turned on or off as well as being color controllable via an app from your smart phone. A company called Lumination is looking to bring a very similar competing product to market called the Lumen.

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Audi abandons all electric R8 e-tron

Audi abandons all electric R8 e-tron

Let's face it; electric vehicles aren't exactly selling well. There a lot of reasons for this, one of the biggest being the fact that electric vehicle cost significantly more than a comparable gasoline vehicle. Another major reason is range anxiety.

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Toyota installs massive 1.1-megawatt hydrogen fuel cell generator at its Torrance HQ

Toyota installs massive 1.1-megawatt hydrogen fuel cell generator at its Torrance HQ

Toyota Motor Sales USA has announced that it has installed and activated a new and very large hydrogen fuel-cell generator on the campus at its Torrance, California headquarters. The new fuel cell was activated yesterday and can produce 1.1-megawatts of electricity using hydrogen as the fuel. The gigantic fuel cell will be able to produce approximately half the electricity for six headquarters buildings during peak demand.

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Alfa cardboard bike set for full production

Alfa cardboard bike set for full production

This month an inventor by the name of Izhar Gafni has shown off his "Alfa" bicycle made of cardboard, one he says has the potential to change transportation as we know it. This vehicle is heading to mass production in just a few months and has been demonstrated by the inventor on several occasions. After four years - or so he says - of working on negating the weak points in the structure of traditional cardboard, Gafni says he's done it, and it's time to ride paper around the city.

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RedRock Boardshop offers DIY electric-powered skateboard kit

RedRock Boardshop offers DIY electric-powered skateboard kit

A new project has landed on Kickstarter that offers a DIY kit allowing users to create their own electric-powered skateboard. The kit comes from a company called RedRock Boardshop and is for a "universal motorized skate truck." The idea is that by offering a modular kit with a motorized skateboard truck, users can choose their own board deck and create the electric vehicle themselves.

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iPod EarPod holder package turns to a pile of mush in water

iPod EarPod holder package turns to a pile of mush in water

A lot of major technology companies out there are very concerned with being green. The concern with being green for many of these companies extends far beyond using green building processes and components in their product offerings. For many of these electronics companies the green push extends all the way to the packaging they use to ship their products around the world.

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