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Mitsubishi unveils a pair of new all electric racecars for 2013 Pikes Peak hill climb

Mitsubishi unveils a pair of new all electric racecars for 2013 Pikes Peak hill climb

If you think about automotive racing, green probably doesn't come to mind. However, race teams are very keen on fuel efficiency and races are commonly won based on fuel economy alone. If one racecar can go more miles in the form of laps that another, they have to make less stops for fuel and therefore win more races. There are also a number of pure electric racecars out there that race various types of events.

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Philips updates Hue App with recurring schedules and more

Philips updates Hue App with recurring schedules and more

We have talked about the Philips Hue LED lighting system several times over the last year or so, in fact we reviewed the system late last year. The Hue is Philips' LED lighting system that replaces the standard incandescent bulbs in your home with more energy-efficient LED units that also have some smart features. This means not only will you save money on electricity, but you can also remotely control the lighting in your home via your smartphone.

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Researchers track megacity carbon footprints using mounted sensors

Researchers track megacity carbon footprints using mounted sensors

Researchers with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory have undertaken a large project that will allow them to measure the carbon footprint of megacities - those with millions of residents, such as Los Angeles and Paris. Such an endevour is achieved using sensors mounted in high locations above the cities, such as a peak in the San Gabriel Mountains and a high-up level on the Eiffel Tower that is closed to tourist traffic.

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Goal Zero Sherpa 50 solar recharging kit takes your laptop off-grid

Goal Zero Sherpa 50 solar recharging kit takes your laptop off-grid

Long ago during CES 2012, we spent a little hands-on time with an interesting product from a company called GoalZero. The product in question is the Sherpa 50 solar recharging kit. It's been over a year since we first saw this particular product so we understand if you've completely forgotten what it is, and what it's about.

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Ferrari chairman: we’ll never build an electric car

Ferrari chairman: we’ll never build an electric car

Ferrari is all about the speed and luxury, and apparently those words don't go well with "electric," according to Ferrari chairman Di Montezemolo, who said that as long as he's chairman, the exotic car maker will never build an electric car. So for those waiting for the LaFerrari all-electric car will sadly not see such a day come.

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Toyota 2015 fuel-cell car gets ambitious price as eco-tech matures

Toyota 2015 fuel-cell car gets ambitious price as eco-tech matures

Toyota has announced that it plans to launch a fuel cell powered vehicle in 2015. Research in the fuel-cell vehicles has been going on for years for many of the major automotive manufacturers. However, the technology faced some serious challenges before it was ready to come to market. Fuel-cell powered vehicles use hydrogen as fuel.

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Aston Martin Rapide S first hydrogen car to race around Nürburgring

Aston Martin Rapide S first hydrogen car to race around Nürburgring

Last month we discussed Aston Martin's newest project, a hydrogen-equipped hybrid version of its Rapide S sports car. It's going to make its official racing debut later this month during the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring, but the car already ended up making history as being the first-ever hydrogen-powered car to take a lap around the historic track.

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US E-waste recycling highest ever but feds stay mum

US E-waste recycling highest ever but feds stay mum

There's a big push in the United States to prevent electronic devices from ending up in your typical landfill somewhere around the country, even though the federal government has offered no guidelines for recycling electronics. Much of this big push involves the launch of numerous electronics recycling programs all around the United States. Electronics recycling makes a lot of sense when you consider that many of the devices people throw away still work, they just don't want them anymore.

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E. coli enzymes turned into biofuel identical to gasoline

E. coli enzymes turned into biofuel identical to gasoline

Biofuels aren't a new idea, with various types having been created over the years, none of which were quite the gasoline substitute we've hoped for. While biofuels are available, implementing them as standard fuel would require modified engines or a middle-man process that converts the biofuel into something more engine-friendly. That could be coming to an end soon, with a biofuel being created for the first time that is identical to gasoline.

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California to offer 37 public hydrogen stations by 2015

California to offer 37 public hydrogen stations by 2015

The California Fuel Cell Partnership, a joint effort among government agencies, auto makers, and energy providers, has published a roadmap report detailing the future of zero-emission cars in California, including plans to build public hydrogen stations. According to the CaFCP report, the state plans to have 37 public hydrogen stations by 2015, with that number growing in the following years.

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Maserati dismisses electric cars as “nonsense”

Maserati dismisses electric cars as “nonsense”

Electric cars have been all the range lately. Auto makers are increasingly coming out with their own all-electric vehicles, including Chevrolet and Tesla Motors. However, luxury exotic car maker Maserati has a different opinion on the growing trend. Maserati boss Harald Wester simply says that "all this discussion about zero emissions is nonsense."

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Chevrolet’s 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel trumps non-hybrid vehicles with 46MPG

Chevrolet’s 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel trumps non-hybrid vehicles with 46MPG

Chevrolet's 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel car has beat out all non-hybrid passenger cars in the United States in highway gas mileage, coming in at 46MGP. Such a mileage rating offers drivers approximately 700 miles on the highway per tank, basing it on the EPA's highway estimate and, obviously, the gas tank's capacity. Chevrolet boasts the vehicle over its competitors, saying the Cruze Clean Turbo beats out the VW Jetta TDI auto in multiple categories.

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