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Panasonic reverses its fortunes amid electric vehicle boom

Not every struggling company story has to have a depressing ending. Though its troubles are far from over yet, Panasonic has just announced 73.7 billion yen ($730 million) in net earnings for Q3. That's up 20 percent over last year, a disastrous period that saw nearly $10 billion in full-year …

Finally, A Super-Simple Modular Robotics Kit

Engineering for the rest of us<p>The robot of the popular imagination, whether it’s R2D2 or Rosie, just works. But in reality, making a robot just work takes a lot of hard work. Many would-be roboticists give up when faced with a soldering iron, an Arduino board, and lines of code. The EZ-Robot kits …

Robotics

AppScript wants to help docs find, prescribe best health apps

There are more than 40,000 health-related apps on the market. Yet there is little oversight or organization, leaving even the professionals scratching their heads over what to formally recommend.<p>With tens of thousands of health-related apps on the market, and hundreds more popping up every day, …

Apps

Bloom Aquatic Farm : Phytoplankton Farm to Help Absorbing CO2 Excesses and Producing O2

<b>Bloom Aquatic Farm</b> is a concept semi submersible sphere platform for the year of 2050 where sea level might rise more than 1 meter due to global …

Sandwichbike: A Flat-Packed Wooden Bicycle

Would you believe that an adult bicycle could arrive flat-packed, be easily assembled by you at home, and ready to be ridden in just a short matter …

If US states want to really put 3.3 million electric cars on the road, they should listen to Elon Musk

California, New York and six other US states announced yesterday they would collaborate to put 3.3 million electric cars on the road by 2025, by promoting the installation of charging stations and encouraging ownership of zero-emission vehicles. (Separately, the federal government has set a target …

Electric Vehicles

mobility engineering

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Customer Service

Copper Foam Batteries — Increased Energy Storage, Faster Charge Times, & Decreased Production Costs

<b>Published on</b> October 30th, 2013 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>7<p>Copper Foam Batteries — Increased Energy Storage, Faster Charge Times, & Decreased Production …

Nissan BladeGlider Concept: Reimagining the DeltaWing for a Civilian Mission

Nissan's phallic, production-intent experimental vehicle architecture.<p>If the revolutionary Nissan-powered (and later Nissan-copied) DeltaWing race car got you excited, then Nissan’s latest concept car might send you over the edge. That’s because the BladeGlider you see here, which is bound for the …

Blade Runner

Survey says most car buyers unaware of EV incentives

An Indiana University study that surveyed some 2,000 drivers in 21 of America's largest cities finds that the general public is quite uninformed when it comes to incentives available when buying electric vehicles.<p>In a report on the IU study from <i>The Detroit News</i>, we find that some 95 percent of …

Via Motors introduces three plug-in hybrid work vehicles, starting with $79,000 truck

The big draw at the official launch of the Via Motors plug-in hybrid work vehicles – truck, SUV and van – during the Detroit Auto Show was, unsurprisingly, Bob Lutz. Sadly, Maximum Bob didn't unleash any instantly classic line about global warming but he did say that Via Motors is part of the …

Autoblog Green

Porsche continues to make progress in developing its Mission E electric sports sedan, and apparently it's made enough of them to let former F1 driver and recent Porsche 919 Hybrid endurance car driver Mark Webber take a turn behind the wheel. The company got his test drive on video, along with his …

Nissan Expands Zero Emission Leadership into New Product Segments - Commercial Vehicles and Sports Cars

<b>YOKOHAMA, Japan</b> – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is continuing to take the lead in ground breaking innovation in the pursuit of zero emissions, by expanding …

Autos

PulseOn, A Wearable Tech Startup Spun Out Of Nokia, Says It Has The Most Accurate Heart Monitor In The World

During Tero Mennader's five-year stint at Nokia, he worked on developing a piece of now-patented technology for incredibly accurate, "beat-to-beat" heart rate measurement.<p>Just last year, Mennader spun out the idea from Nokia to create PulseOn.<p>PulseOn is a heart rate monitor that you wear on your …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

William Watkins on Twitter: "#StopWatchingUs http://t.co/EzKgtfQaLM"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Are EV Supercars Destined to Surpass Gas-Burners?

Performance EVs such as the Tesla Model S and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive are posting impressive 0 to 60 times. Will electric cars one day reach a level of raw speed that their gas-powered counterparts cannot match?<p><b>Consider this: It could be argued that we</b> have reached the limit on …

X Prize Foundation to Add 3 New Ocean Competitions

The X Prize Foundation is crowdsourcing ideas for the competitions, and plans to announce all three by 2020. The organization has already awarded one ocean X Prize, for oil-spill cleanup, and it launched a second ocean challenge in September.<p><b>Today the X Prize Foundation, which drives</b> innovation by …

Tesla Model S catches fire after battery puncture, Musk responds

A Tesla Model S caught fire on the highway recently after its bottom-mounted battery compartment was struck by a piece of metal. That piece of metal punched a three-inch hole through quarter-inch armor plating, impaling the car with a "peak force on the order of 25 tons" according to company CEO …

2014 Callaway Corvette Stingray Aerowagon is the Stuff of Car Nerd Heaven

It's no secret car geeks get obsessive about shooting brakes. From humpbacked Astons to swollen Jags, no luxury marque is immune from creative metalshapers who extend rooflines and turn perfectly good, three-box designs into a quirkier (and slightly more voluminous) wagon variants.<p>The latest …

Missing jobs data: Economists make best guess

Economists estimate the jobs report that wasn't would have shown employers added 175,000 jobs last month compared with 169,000 in August.<p>Today, for the first time in 17 years, Washington's most closely followed economic statistics didn't get out on schedule.<p>But if the government shutdown hadn't …

Impossible – Corporate Identity by Heine/Lenz/Zizka

Impossible Brand Identity.<p>Berlin-based graphic design studio Heine/Lenz/Zizka has designed the corporate identity for Impossible, a company that …

Graphic Design

Paper iPad app brings digital sketches back to print with Moleskine 'Book' partnership

More than 8m people have downloaded US startup FiftyThree's Paper app for iPad since its release in March 2012. Designed as a tool for creating and sharing sketches, diagrams and notes, Apple gave it an iPad App of the Year prize at the end of last year.<p>In 2013, FiftyThree has been taking Paper's …

London’s Largest Living Wall Takes Root

A beauty of a bio-tapestry scales the wall of a luxury hotel with some 10,000 plants–and keeps Londoners sane.<p>London’s newest green wall is also its largest. The 3,770-square-foot bio-tapestry cloaks the southern end of the Rubens Hotel at the Palace, just a stone’s throw away from the symbolic …

Call for Entries: Spark > Experience Design Awards 2013

For its seventh design competition, Spark is dishing out its most 'meta' brief yet, calling for "a design that shows the experience of designing …

2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge Winners

The Marvin Windows and Doors’ Architect’s Challenge winners have been announced and this year, there are some really beautiful winning modern houses. …

Take Security Into Your Own Hands!

Gecko makes your smartphone just a little smarter with motion sensor and GPS technology that makes it possible to track and secure everything from …

One Man's 40,000km Journey Across the World By Bicycle

Originally starting in London, photographer and writer Rob Lutter set off on an ambitious global journey, hoping to travel across 40,000km on his bicycle. Along the way, the goal has been to not only photograph the many sites he visits, finding inspiration from his travels and the people he meets, …

Cycling