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Solar Impulse 2 plans to circumvent the globe without fuel in five consecutive days

Solar Impulse 2 plans to circumvent the globe without fuel in five consecutive days

A new solar-powered aircraft is being shown off called the Solar Impulse 2 that plans to make a flight that will take it around the globe. The aircraft was unveiled on April 9 in Switzerland. Pilots of the aircraft's circumnavigation of the Earth using no fuel will be Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard. Solar Impulse 2 will be used to fly around the globe in 2015.

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SIM-HAL EV produces 1829 lb-ft of torque, won’t kill Dave

SIM-HAL EV produces 1829 lb-ft of torque, won’t kill Dave

Japanese EV firm SIM-Drive has been producing prototype electric vehicles for a while and previously rolled out the SIM-LEI, SIM-WIL, and SIM-CEL. The company has now unveiled its fourth EV prototype called the SIM-HAL. Yes, the car is named after the murderous computer that refused to open the bay doors.

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2014 BMW i8 on the road in extended highway mix

2014 BMW i8 on the road in extended highway mix

Today it’s time to get a vision of what it’ll be like to be rolling alongside a 2014 BMW i8 on the road. This machine has been subject to countless videos and in-car test drives thus far, but today a group by the name of FrequenShowss have dropped a bunch of B-roll video from a slightly more unique perspective. This is what it’ll feel like for everyone else around you when you drive the 2014 BTW i8.

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Commute-Case electric scooter hides in a briefcase

Commute-Case electric scooter hides in a briefcase

If you have ever seen the movie Transformers, you are familiar with the notion of something innocuous changing into something else. In the movies, most of the transforming is of robots into cars. You won't ever own a car that can turn into a robot, but you can own an electric scooter that turns into a briefcase.

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Zap Sparkee EV heads to China

Zap Sparkee EV heads to China

China is one of the most polluted countries in the world. The amount of pollution in the air in major cities is so bad that it can cause illness for people. Pollution in some major cities is bad enough that a fog often sits over the city, blocking out the sun.

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Xeros washing machine uses beads to clean clothes

Xeros washing machine uses beads to clean clothes

We've seen environmentally friendly washing machines in the past, such as the HydroDrive with a 12-minute cycle. Xeros has taken the wraps off its own similarly-efficient offering, except with one big difference: the use of polymer beads largely in the place of water that results in a far more efficient and green way to wash clothes.

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Ericsson and Philips connected LED streetlights provide cities with mobile broadband

Ericsson and Philips connected LED streetlights provide cities with mobile broadband

Ericsson and Philips have announced that they have teamed up on a connected smart LED light program that will bring green lighting and mobile broadband to cities. The connected street lights solve two issues at the same time for cities with green lighting to meet sustainability goals and the lights allow network operators to roll out better city-wide mobile broadband coverage.

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VW Golf GTE plug-in hybrid goes 31 miles on electricity alone

VW Golf GTE plug-in hybrid goes 31 miles on electricity alone

Volkswagen has officially unveiled the new plug-in hybrid Golf GTE compact car. The GTE has an all-electric driving range of 31 miles. The car is rated for combined fuel economy of 157 mpg in the European Driving Cycle. In addition to being green, the car should offer nice performance as well.

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Fisker asset auction over with Wanxiang American Crop as the highest bidder

Fisker asset auction over with Wanxiang American Crop as the highest bidder

Fisker was one of the auto manufacturers that received huge loans from the US federal government to create green vehicles. Things started going bad for Fisker last summer when it laid off a massive number of its workers and the federal government pulled the firms remaining loan funds leaving the company unable to operate. In November of last year, Fisker entered bankruptcy.

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Ivanpah solar facility scorching birds with 1000-degree heat

Ivanpah solar facility scorching birds with 1000-degree heat

Last week we mentioned that the Ivanpah solar facility had gone online in California and was now creating 392 megawatts of electricity. We also mentioned that while the facility had just gone live that it was already outdated and the firms behind the plant were already considering upgrades to the facility.

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392 megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Plant goes operational in California

392 megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Plant goes operational in California

A massive solar energy generation project has been underway in the California desert. The project was the building of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generation system that includes three different units generating a massive amount of electricity. Combined, the three units at the Ivanpah plant generate 392 megawatt of power.

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Soccket ball uses gyroscopic mechanism to generate power from soccer play

Soccket ball uses gyroscopic mechanism to generate power from soccer play

Way back in 2010 we first talked about a cool soccer ball that was designed to charge your devices using an internal generator. The ball is called Soccket. Fast-forward several years and that gadget charging soccer ball is now available to purchase. The Soccket is available to buy for $99.

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