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Innovative Electricity Generator is Powered by Prayer

Buddhist prayer wheels are a common site in China, Tibet, Nepal and India. Spun hundreds of times daily by passersby, you might think that some wise guy would wire them to generate and store electric power - and, wise guy Taikkun Li has done exactly that.

Chrysler Electric Van to Provide USPS with Small Test Fleet

While many of Chrysler's employees have been focused on the bankruptcy issue that has put the company's future in question, a few have been working hard on ways to help the company pull out of these tough times. Out of this effort came a new electric vehicle that Chrysler hopes will be able to catch the attention of the USPS.

Carbon Fiber Jacket: Hot Fashion With Adjustable Temperature For Any Season

Spring is in the air, but depending on where you live the hot weather isn't quite here yet. Looking for a lighter weight jacket that delivers enough warmth for those cool spring nights? Try the carbon fiber jacket with adjustable internal heating that allows you to make sure the heat setting is appropriate for what the weather's doing outside.

Chinese Automaker Shows Off Electric SUV...Hints Production

While a few automakers have explored the idea of an electric SUV, many quickly shift their interests to smaller vehicles that are easier to engineer for high mileage. Not too long ago at the Shanghai Motor Show, a Chinese manufacture has unveiled plans for a Hybrid Electric SUV that may just see production in the near future.

Vending Machines in Japan Offer Free Drinks in Case of Emergency

Free drinks from a beverage vending machine? It's more likely than you think - in Japan, that is. Specially labeled vending machines equipped with battery backup are programmed to offer victims of natural disasters life-giving water and soft drinks at no charge.

Hitachi Takes the Lead in Lithium Ion Battery Technology

Advances in Lithium Ion Technology have been fairly consistent, but many of them are relatively small and provide little to helping improve the overall effect of battery powered devices. Hitachi has broken this trend with a battery they say could become the new standard for the automotive industry.

Ford Fusion Hybrid Breaks 1,000 Miles on a Single Tank of Fuel

A few days ago, a team set out to try and find the maximum number of miles you could squeeze out of one of Ford's new Fusion Hybrids. After some substantial amounts of coffee and snacks, the final number is in, and it may surprise you.

Survival Straps: Paracord Fashion For The Paranoid Survivalist

Everywhere we go, my husband always feels that he should have at least 6 feet of rope on hand "just in case". What that just in case is, I can never be sure, but I roll my eyes and tell him not to be ridiculous because rope just isn't something that's convenient to pack and carry with us. Someone has been listening in, because now a line of jewelry, called Survival Straps make sure that you always have a sufficient amount of paracord to handle any survival situation and they're awfully fashionable!


Earth Friendly Mother's Day Gift Idea Sure To Leave a Giant Impression

If your mom loves roses, I mean if she really loves roses, and you want to make a lasting impression with your gift this year send her a bouquet of the world's tallest roses sold at Organic Bouquet. These giant roses could just prove to her how much you understand her love for roses and put you on the list as her favorite child. Come on, you know you're aiming for favorite child. 

New Formula 3 Racer to Be Fast and Friendly...to the Environment

Once again, we find ourselves returning to the realm of more environmentally friendly racing, this time with something a little faster than a vehicle that runs on wind power. This time, the brilliant minds at the University of Warwick have designed a Formula-3 Racer that runs on biodiesel and uses as many green production and assembly practices as possible.

Garbage Bag Fashions Suited For The High Fashion Runways: Editorial Looks On A Budget!

Yesterday I wrote about a costly and luxurious dress made entirely of male peacock feathers and precious gemstones for the bride who really wants to stand out on her wedding day. So today, I thought I'd shift the focus to a series of garments that fall on the other side of the spectrum. Michelle Jank's garbage bag fashions which were designed for an Editorial Series with photographer Paul Scala are an example of a high fashion look for less.

New Compact Recycling Unit Allows You To Organize Before Crushing!

If you're a slob like me you may want to check out Mode RCC1000 Premium Home Recycling Center with Mechanical Compactor and it's less-sophisticated brother, the Mode MT100 Premium 10-Gallon Kitchen Bin.  If I had something like this I'd be able to find my stereo...

Goodyear FuelMax Tires To Provide Better Fuel Mileage Without the Noise

Even though the price of fuel has been relatively low over the past few months, many people are still looking for ways to improve their fuel mileage. One of the most common ways has been with the use of low rolling resistance tires. However, these come at the cost of performance and road noise, the latter being the more troublesome. Recently, Goodyear has released a newly designed low rolling resistance tire that promises the same increase in fuel economy, without the normal drawbacks.

Cat Meets Alligator In Cardboard Design's Ecological Cat Scratchers

Cardboard scratchers have saved my furniture from my cat. I honestly can't thank them enough. But since they started becoming popular, they've gotten more and more substantial... thicker and definitely more stylish. Just look at these cute cardboard animal sculptures created by Cardboard Designs.

Chrysler Unveils More Fuel Efficient V6 to Replace 7 Previous Motors

Ford's EcoBoost engine has been getting a huge portion of the spotlight over the past weeks, and rightfully so. However, a few weeks ago at the New York International Auto Show, Chrysler unveiled a new engine of their own that might be able to steal some of the attention from the EcoBoost drivetrain.