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This hip-hop song about gardening is surprisingly catchy

Usually when you hear “hip-hop song about” and then something related to the environment or sustainability, you start cringing in advance, expecting …

Martin Aircraft Unveils World's First "Practical" Jetpack

The jetpack is the quintessential mode of futuristic transportation – and if all goes well for New Zealand’s Martin Aircraft, you might have the …

Redox Power Plans To Roll Out Dishwasher-Sized Fuel Cells That Cost 90% Less Than Currently Available Fuel Cells

Redox Power Systems, a Fulton, MD-based start-up company founded last year, sealed the deal on a partnership with researchers at the University of Maryland to commercialize a potentially game-changing distributed generation technology.<p>Redox says that it plans to bring to market a fuel cell that is …

Electric Vehicle Sales Near 9,000 For June 2013 — One Of Their Best Months Ever

Electric vehicles saw one of their best months of sales ever in June 2013, according to a new report from <i>Autoweek</i>. The report uses numbers from the …

BMW Debuts 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle at World Premiere in New York City

1/19<p>2014 BMW i3<p>Yesterday morning, BMW added a new electric vehicle to its arsenal with the world premiere of the 2014 i3 EV in New York City. …

2017 The Magic Year EV Costs On Par With Gas Vehicles?

Are electric cars close to being cost competitive with those powered by internal combustion engines? The answer looks to be yes, if you believe the …

Rubbee Electric Drive Gives a Boost to Any Pedal-Powered Bike

Today’s electric bikes represent a great alternative to traditional pedal-powered bikes, especially when you’re traversing a hill or on a hot summer …

Electric Vehicles

HOW TO: Grow an herb garden in eggshell planters

Now is the perfect time of year to plant a small garden with your children. We have enjoyed all types of gardening in our home throughout the years …

Drayson Racing Zooms To New Electric Race Car Record

Back in April, Drayson Racing Technologies put the auto world on notice when it announced that it was planning on breaking the FIA World Electric …

Smith Electric Vehicles An American EV Success Story

For electric vehicles to truly succeed, they will need to gain traction in not just consumer markets but also other sectors such as commercial …

More Than Honey Film Documents the Life and Decline of Honey Bees Around the Globe

Dwindling bee populations and colony collapse have been hot topics lately, and Markus Imhoof is giving us a closer look at these issues in his …

Ecology

U.S. Special Forces Turn To Electric Motorcycles For Stealth

One of the aspects of U.S. Special Operations Forces which can make or break a mission is the ability to get in and out of a hot zone quietly. Having …

Facit Homes' D-Process creates buildings that snap together like LEGO bricks

Facit Homes is one of the first companies in the world to digitally fabricate and manufacture an entire house on-site. The company's patented …

Architecture

DIY: How To Turn a Playing Card Into a Solar-Powered Battery Charger

A few weeks ago we shared Instructable‘s handy DIY guide to building your own solar-powered USB charger. Now, the website has provided a guide to …

DIY

Mission Motorcycles’ New Electric Rides Are Very, Very Fast

Those looking to get into high end, high performance electric motorcycles apparently need look no further than Mission Motorcycles. The company known …

The Anti-Tesla Campaign: Where Is That Old-Tyme Free Market Fervor

Tesla, the fabulously innovative electric car company, is engaged in something like hand-to-hand combat with state automobile dealers associations across the country. The conflict is over how new cars can be sold.<p>Tesla would like to try some new ways of selling, depending more on electronic sales …

DIY Wind Turbine Project Goes Open Source

If you live in an area that sees a fair amount of wind and you’d like to reduce your utility bill by harnessing some of that wind power, a wind …

Apple’s Ultra-Thin Notebooks Pass EPEAT Verification Test

Remember this past summer, when Apple thought it would be a good idea to pull all of its products from the EPEAT Registry? At the time, we suspected …

Wadi Rum Resort: Luxury Eco Lodge Built Right Into The Desert Cliffs

We couldn't believe our eyes when we realized that this amazing eco luxury resort is actually carved right into the desert cliffs of the Wadi Rum in …

Why We Need to Fight for Tesla

I spent last weekend driving a Tesla Model S from Washington DC to Atlantic City and back. Never before in my life have I driven a car that has started so many conversations. People were gathering around the car as it was parked at the supercharging station in Delaware. "Is this a Tesla? I heard …

Five Tricky, Advanced Ways To Save Space On Your Mac Hard Drive [Feature]

Saving space on your Mac’s hard drive is more important than ever, especially if you use one with a faster but smaller solid state drive in it, like my Macbook Air. Being able to manage your space wisely is the key here, and once you’ve done the obvious things, like pare down your Applications …