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Spray-on solar cells take less energy to make and can be put on everything from jeans to cars

Tweet Scientists are one step closer to spray-on solar power. Instead of traditional bulky solar cells encased in glass–which can be awkward to put in places other than a roof, and ...


Report: Audi recalling 70k TDI models worldwide over braking problem

Filed under: Coupe, Sedan, Recalls, Crossover, Hatchback, Audi, Diesel Audi is issuing a recall covering some 70,000 vehicles worldwide, due to problems with their brake boosters. Accord...




Saturday beer post

You'd be hard-pressed to talk me into a mail or telephone survey these days. From the Chronicle of Higher Education: ... a host of researchers, spurred by the rising cost of telephone pol...


I'm a "hackademic," what are you?

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Henkel partners with Formula E Team China Racing as exclusive adhesive supplier

Organizers of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Formula E Team China Racing announced a joint partnership with Henkel, the world leading supplier of high-tech automotive...


9 Wonderfully Practical Repurposing Ideas For the Kitchen

Add some eco-frienldy chic to your kitchen with these repurposing ideas.   Looking to update your kitchen decor or add some organizational touches, then consider do-it-yourself repurposin...


Peak Aviation anyone…?

I wasn’t going to write another post this weekend….  we are trying to get our property ready for Sustainable House Day which starts next weekend, and I shouldn’t be at t...


Report: Tesla Model S rentals in the UK are crazy expensive

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Tesla Motors, UK The bad news about trying to rent a Tesla Model S electric vehicle in the UK for a day is that it will run you about $580. The good news? You ge...


Amazing Facts about Recycling

Recycling is supposed to be one of the most effective measures of waste management. With the alarm having sounded for different climatic changes, it is evident that every person needs to ...


Report: NEVS' reorganization plan approved after all?

Filed under: Europe, Government/Legal, Saab What a difference a day makes. Thursday, we reported that current Saab parent National Electric Vehicle Sweden had its application for credito...


Researchers propose new class of high-temperature alloy; eutectic high-entropy alloys with both high ductility and high strength

High-entropy alloys (HEAs), which represent an emerging effort in materials science and engineering, are multi-principal-element (at least four) alloys that are promising for high-tempera...


Obama Pursues ‘Politically Binding’ International Global Climate Change Agreement

The Obama Administration is working on a sweeping international global climate change agreement that would reduce emissions, according to an article in The New York Times. The agreement w...


Solar. So what now?

When I started this blog over five years ago, I was very enthusiastic, even waxing lyrical, over our solar power.  Even though, in retrospect, our first system, as configured at the time,...


Spy Shots: Lutz's Fisker-based WM Destino caught in Death Valley testing with changes

Filed under: Aftermarket, Spy Photos, Sedan, Performance, Chevrolet, Fisker New spy shots make it look like Bob Lutz's idea to convert the Fisker Karma into a fire-breathing sports sedan...


BSEE's Investigations and Review Unit Changes the Playing Field on the OCS

By Bob Holden, Dee Taylor, and Jillian Marullo The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE’s) Investigations and Review Unit (IRU) substantially enhances the ci...


Tesla's New Charging Network

Just in the month of June, the Supercharger network has delivered over . . . 1 GWh of clean electricity, enough to drive 3.7 million electric miles. . . . That's a record that is likely t...


Report: Renault 141-mpg concept car coming to Paris. For real this time

Filed under: MPG, Renault Summer is winding down and, in the automotive industry, that means the auto show season is about to ramp up. The Paris Motor Show is just over a month away, and...


China Future Solar Projects

China-based company Hareon Solar Technology's . . . total overseas project development pipeline through 2017 stands at around . . . 6.27 GW, has just added another new . . . 3.35 GW, of p...


EcoGrrl-icious

Wow – September is almost upon us and while the weather is still warm, we can tell that things are getting ready to change. Tomatoes are done as are the cukes (well the latter IR...


Energy Costs

Both China and India are building massive volumes of . . . Renewable projects for less than . . . . . . 8 cents per kilowatt-hour for Wind . . . . . . 13 cents per kilowatt-hour for Solar...


What is Environmental Health and Issues Related to it?

What is Environmental Health? Environmental health is the science of looking at the external factors that can influence a person’s health and behavior. These external factors are defined ...



Removing Locked Bikes From Public Property: Bad Idea, But Not Theft.

Earlier this month, Torontonians learned that Brookfield Property Group was cutting the locks off of bikes parked outside their Hudson’s Bay Centre Building.  Knowing that we are de...