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Città della Scienza Masterplan Predicts Future of Self-Sustaining Cities

Developed for an international planning and architectural competition, this proposed masterplan for the Città della Scienza by Vincent Callebaut …

Self-sufficiency

Articles about prefab home can be built day generates twice energy it uses on Dwell.com - Dwell

U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not...<p>If you're anything like me, it drives you nuts when a light is left on in a room you—nor anyone in your household—is in. How...<p>With Europe leading the way, …

Architecture

German automakers shift focus to high-end electric cars | News Home | Reuters

BERLIN/GENEVA (Reuters) - German carmakers are shifting their focus toward high-end electric vehicles such as the Audi R8 e-tron and away from cheap city cars, in the latest effort to revive environmentally-friendly but unpopular zero-emission vehicles.<p>The new Audi R8 e-tron electric car is seen …

Electric Garbage Trucks: Huge Energy Savings And They Won't Wake You Up In The Morning

If one raises the topic of electric vehicles (EVs), everybody seems focused on Tesla these days. How many vehicles have they sold? Is Apple a would-be competitor? Where’s the stock going? And of course Tesla and its EV brethren have tremendous potential to reduce overall energy consumption and …

Electric Vehicles

IKEA launches furniture that wirelessly charges smartphones and tablets

<b>News:</b> Swedish furniture giant IKEA has incorporated induction-charging stations into products from its latest collection, which will allow users to …

Furniture

Google & SolarCity partner on $750M fund for rooftop solar

Image copyright Courtesy of SolarCity.Solar installer and financier SolarCity announced on Thursday that it plans to raise a $750 million fund to …

The Dutch Windwheel

Meet the Dutch Windwheel<p>0 meters<p>Icon for the Netherlands<p>Meet the Dutch "Windwheel". THE sustainable icon and future landmark in Europe’s largest port …

Which Is Cheaper? Driving 100 Miles On Electricity Or Gas?

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) have been closely monitoring the plug-in electric car scene in Georgia. Reason being is that Georgia is the …

Maintainance Mode

Articles about 8 cutting edge new prefabs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Asked to design a space for an art collector whose body and walls were already covered in decoration, architect Thom Faulders...<p>Every time Miele comes out with a line of innovative appliances, we wait in eager anticipation to see what the new and improved...<p>This morning on our #ModernMonday chat, …

Ford announces numerous car-sharing experiments around the world

Carsharing

Many Scottish electric car chargers 'not being used'

<b>Almost half of Scotland's electric vehicle charging points could be lying unused, according to a study.</b><p>The RAC Foundation said it believes about 1,100 electric cars and vans are now on the road in Scotland.<p>But it said official data suggested the country's charging network was running below capacity.<p>…

Top 10 Reasons Electric Cars Will Make ICE Obsolete

“Breaking the Inertia of the Status Quo”<p>“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.<p>To change something, build a new model that makes …

GM Officially Confirms It Will Build Chevy Bolt Electric Car With 200-Mile Range

Six days ago, Reuters broke the story that GM would indeed build and sell the Chevrolet Bolt electric car, but that production would start late next …

Britain Launches First Driverless Car—And It’s Precious

Google's self-driving cars face some cute competition<p>Britain’s first driverless car doesn’t look like a car at all. The electric-powered LUTZ Pathfinder launched Wednesday, wandering the sidewalks of London’s Greenwich neighborhood, and it’s closer in appearance to a runaway cockpit of a small …

Here are the top 5 new clean cars for 2015 and 2016

In the market for a new vehicle that can save you money on fuel while reducing global warming pollution? Here are some clean vehicles I recently …

5 Parking Innovations Every City Should Adopt

From pay-by-plate kiosks to pollution surcharges to length-based fees.<p>No one knows more about parking than UCLA's Donald Shoup, the so-called "prophet of parking" and author of the 2005 book <i>The High Cost of Free Parking</i>. Shoup's insights have led to a greater appreciation for the benefits of …

How Memphis Became a Great Bicycle City

Bikes brought the metro fast economic growth and mobility—with challenges on the side.<p>When you think of Memphis, you probably think of Elvis, FedEx, or maybe on a more somber note, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.<p>So you might be surprised to learn that Memphis is also becoming one of …