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Transparent Solar Powered Eco-Plane Wins 1st Place

Roland Cernat, a graduate form the University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd/Germany, has designed an environmentally friendly plane called the Oriens. Oriens is a motor glider concept based on the cradle-to-cradle principle. The design won first prize this year at the Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award 2008.

Ford Focus RS Coming to North America

Euro spec vehicles always seem to be built better and offer more than that ones available on this side of the big puddle. This has been a wonderful point to complain about for a long time, but Ford decided to bring that to a halt and offer up something that is right on par with the cars available in Europe.

Nissan Effis Getting Closer to Production

Nissan has been very actively researching alternative fuel vehicles for the past few years. One of the promising areas is known as Fuel Cells Vehicles (FCV) and a new concept vehicle called the Effis may be on the road using Nissan's fuel cell technology very soon.

Buy Gas Now and Pay Less Later

Everyone has been feeling the crunch when buying gas. As the price creeps closer and closer to $5.00 per gallon, more and more people are wondering what they are going to do. A new program called MyGallons may be the answer.

New Product Adds Mobility To Your Luggage Woes

Having to carry all of your bags and suitcases with you wherever you go can be a drag when you’re in a hurry. The launch of one new invention hopes to make that travelling aspect an enjoyable experience.

Volkswagen Develops A New Hybrid

Volkswagen has been developing alternative fuel systems for a few years now. Recently, VW released its newest hybrid to a government sponsored forum and if all goes well it will be available within the next 3 years.

Good Combination : Rearview Mirror and Navigation Screen?

Bigger isn't always better, which is why as the rest of the world is fighting over who has the largest in dash LCD screen, a trio of companies decided to go smaller. Magna has teamed up with a Swiss firm called U-Blox and Paragon out of Germany to make one of (if not the) the smallest GPS system available.

Scorpion Sportscar to Burn Gasoline and Hydrogen

Adding Hydrogen to an internal combustion engine is no new idea, gearheads have been tinkering the garage with it for years. Ronn Motor Company out of Texas hopes to be the first to put that into use in a production car that still offers a respectable performance edge.

Aspid Roadster Combines Luxury and Performance

The British Roadster is a classic design that will most likely never be completely removed from new designers' bag-o-tricks. IFR Automotive knew this and with a little extra effort, they designed a vehicle that could easily be remembered alongside names like Caterham and MG.

The Slimbus : Maximum Capacity using Minimal Space

Busses play a huge role in helping to reduce the number of cars in cities. They do however have some drawbacks. They are large and sometimes expensive to operate and due road configuration they can only be a certain length before special modifications need to be made. A new design called the Slimbus may solve many of these issues.

Noah High Performance Personal Vehicle

For some reason, we as a race are always trying to outdo ourselves. Many times it ends with an impromptu trip to the hospital. But it will never stop being fun, which is my guess for why the Noah High Performance Personal Vehicle was created.

Chrysler Brings In-Car Internet to the Lots

It's been known for a while that Chrysler has been developing a in-car WiFi system for the 2009 model year. However, the name and specs have been eluding us. Yesterday, Chrysler put out a press release offering some insight into the new system.

A New Way to Look at Public Transportation

When we think of public transportation, images of crowded buses and cramped subways come to mind. And even though the public transit systems are better for the environment than everyone driving, they still produce emissions. However, a new design may change the way we look at transportation available to everyone.

CLEVER Concept is well...Clever

So, what do you get when you combine the great minds of the Technical University of Berlin with the designers from BMW? Something pretty Clever of course. All puns aside, the CLEVER aims to help reduce the congestion and harmful emissions that accumulate in urban areas.

Beijing Boom Towers Spark Hybrid Design

Jamie Tomkins is an automotive designer with a great deal of talent. Recently he was tasked with creating a non-emissions vehicle for the Chinese population that could easily be used in the crowded streets. The inspiration for his final design came from an unlikely place.

Toyota Corolla Goes Electric...Sort Of

The Toyota Corolla has been a fine automobile since it's introduction in 1966. It has undergone several redesigns and hundreds of slight changes. Recently, a company based out of Finland decided it needed another change, but not nearly as subtly as some body lines. They plan on replacing the internal combustion engine with an all electric system.

PC911 Converts Old into Useful and Saves Green

Isn't it wonderful when a company, especially a small one with limited financial resources does what it can to limit its environmental impact? That's what Chad and his family is doing. Chad is taking steps to turn his small business, PC911, into a green one little by little.

'Tokyo Sky Tree' to Tower Over Tokyo Skyline

Tokyo Sky Tree is expected to soar 2003 feet (610 meters) into the sky above Japan's capitol city by late 2011, making it the nation's tallest man-made structure.

An Olympic Souvenir You Don’t Want: Goldfish In A Key Ring

A live goldfish inside a tiny plastic key ring. A British newspaper reports it's available for sale as a memento of the Olympics.

Obama - A Town in Japan That Banks on Barack

As the 2008 Barack Obama vs. John McCain presidential race swings into high gear, a sleepy town in Japan is playing the Obama card for all it's worth - and why not, since the town's name just happens to be "Obama".