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Great Green Valentine Day Gifts For The Tacky and Mushy

The following environmentally friendly Valentine  gift ideas are the kind of gifts that your loved one will not be too excited about when he/she gets them, but will be kept in a shoe box in the top shelf of the closet for years to come as proof that you cared enough to give something this tacky and mushy. It's absolutely my favorite type of gift. A lot of time, love and  thought (about you and the environment) goes into it.

New Electric Opel May Beat the Volt to Production

While the Chevy Volt is undergoing more changes and the release date being pushed farther and farther back, Gm might still have a little light at the end of the tunnel. The sister vehicle to the Volt, the Opel Ampera is set to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show and it might make it to production before the Volt.

Room Light Saves Energy by Adjusting its Own Brightness

Saving power is the green way to go these days and Panasonic is making energy conservation ever more effortless. The new "Auto-eco Light-control Twin Pa" automatically adjusts its own light output to keep rooms evenly lit, day or night.

Fastest Bentley Ever Produced to Run Biofuel

The Bentley Continental GT is one of the fastest luxury vehicles on the market. However, when it comes to EcoPoints, it is slightly lacking. To solve this issue, Bentley has decided to design a new vehicle that will run on Biofuel and should offer environmentally friendly people some extra piece of mind. Oh yeah, it is also rumored to be faster than the Continental GT, making it the fastest Bentley to ever enter production.

International Smart Gear Competition: Wrap Your Head Around Bycatch!

The World Wildlife Federation (WWF) has launched the 4th International Smart Gear Competition, this year inviting submissions of designs for fishing devices that reduce bycatch. Bycatch, generally captured by fisheries and fishermen, is the unintended capture of species other than the target species, as well as undesirable young members of the target species.

EDAG Light Car Can Be Customized Like Your PC

Customization has always been a high selling point with pretty much anything on the market. The more someone can make something their own, the more inclined they are to buy it. In using this knowledge, the EDAG Group has designed a vehicle around the idea of almost unlimited customization with amazing results.

China to Increase Solar Energy Research

In a major attempt to transform solar energy technology into a major Chinese energy source by 2050, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has launched an initiative to boost its development. Read on, but don’t get too much sun.

5 Favorite Indoor Plant Systems To Give Your Valentine

A bouquet of organic flowers is a beautiful gift of appreciation, but beautiful as it is, cut flowers die quickly. What better way to say I Love You to your loved one then to send him/her an indoor plant system that will live for months or more and at the same time serve as home décor? Help your loved one clean their indoor air quality, help the environment and decorate their home with an indoor plant system like the ones listed below.

Purse Security System: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6876756 refers an anti-terrorism device known as the Container Security System. The concern for security is a sad hallmark of our times, but this patent may not be able to prevent terrorists from hiding out in your purse in order to gain access into the country. Read on, but don’t expect to feel any better

Symbol for Chinese New Year Becomes Stone-Age Ox

In an attempt to recapture the golden promise of the past, China’s most famous animal sculptor has created a very special ox in honor of the Lunar New Year. This not just any old ox, mind you, as not all oxen are created equal. Read on for details.

Gravity Makes For Purity In Ovopur Water

Now here's a gadget I wouldn't mind having for my family... It's the Ovopur water purifier from Aquaovo, a Canadian company that specializes in natural purification of water. If you can overcome the initial cost, about $620, life and clean water would become a whole lot simpler.

Ex-McLaren Designer Unveils All Electric Roadster

The number of electric sports cars being developed has been steadily rising over the past 2 or 3 years, and thanks to advances in battery technology, that number will only keep going up. Thanks to a former McLaren designer, there may be another all electric sports car entering production that can keep pace with both the Tesla Roadster and the Fiskar Karma.

Swedish Study Shows That Size Does Matter

A research team at Uppsala University in Sweden, has found that unfaithful females influence its size and speed....

Hybrid Toyota Prius Used To Power Up a Refrigerator and More

It turns out Hybrid vehicles do more than just save gas. In times of crisis such as power outages due to severe weather (ice storms or hurricanes) a Hybrid vehicle which produces and stores electricity in its battery can be converted into a generator and used to power up a home. It's true. In fact, it has already been done a few times.

SSC Releases Details about the Upcoming Ultimate Aero EV

A short while back, we brought you the news that Shelby SuperCars (SSC) was planning on making the world's fastest all electric supercar. At the time, the specific details pertaining to the powertrain and pretty much the whole project were scarce. A few days ago, SSC bestowed a press release upon the world to shed some light on the project and answer the question that is one everyone's mind.