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Nissan and FedEx Will Test e-NV200 In Brazil

Nissan and FedEx are keeping their tests of the new e-NV200 van and the next stage is Brazil. e-NV200 is 100% electric and will be delivering FedEx packages for a month. The obtained results will then be analyzed by the two companies and used to perfect e-NV200 plans, which production will start latter this year in Spain.

Need This New Invention? Biodegradable Batteries Made Of Sugar

We use massive amounts of batteries these days to power everything from flashlights to cars. The used batteries are toxic and end up dumped into landfills daily. The time is long overdue to come up with a biodegradable battery that would work in most devices. That time finally seems to be on its way as scientists work to bring a battery powered by sugar to the public.

Stay Warm This Winter With A Geothermal Heat Pump For Your Home

Geothermal heat pumps are a cost- and energy-efficient way to stay warm during the long, cold months of winter. They have been around since the late 1940s, but as the technology gets better and the prices continue to fall, they have recently become more popular for home use. Today, about 80,000 geothermal heat pumps are installed per year in the United States.  Here's how geothermal heat pumps work -- and how you can get one for your home.

Innovators Gather In Abu Dhabi To Address Sustainability

In what will be the largest gathering on sustainability ever to be held in the Middle East, innovators from many sectors will gather in Abu Dhabi on January 18 - 25. Abu Dabai Sustainability Week features the World Future Energy Summit and brings together leaders from the worlds of politics, science, business, and academia to discuss and address the energy challenges of the future. Read on to learn more about the event.

Southern Hemisphere's Largest Windpod System Has Been Installed In The City Of Cockburn

Today's society is turning more and more to renewable sources of energy, due to an improved awareness about the environmental problems surrounding the other energy sources. Also, we try to utilize and not waste as much energy as possible. Following this line of thought, the Australian city of Cockburn has installed a system of windpods in order to generate power from wind - that is the biggest system in the Southern Hemisphere.

A New Greenhouse Gas Has Been Found, 7,100 Times More Powerful Than CO2

Global warming, a consequence of the Greenhouse Effect, is one of the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced. It may provoke massive changes to our planet, such as the melting of glaciers and the consequent raise of sea levels, which will flood many regions. Scientists thought that carbon dioxide (CO2) was the most dangerous Greenhouse gas, but turns out there is a bigger bully in town.

Another Sign Of Animal Magnetism? Dogs Line Up With Earth's Magnetic Field To Excrete

Man and animal exhibit various signs of being in tune with the universe, but recently a team of zoologists from University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany made a new finding, one which provides yet another example of Franz Mesmer's theory of animal magnetism: Under stable conditions in the Earth's magnetic field, dogs will tend to urinate and defecate in line with its magnetic field.

 

New Aluminum-Air Battery Makes Electric Cars Worry-Free

There are plenty of electric cars on the market today, but most of us are still driving the traditional gas-guzzlers. Why? Lack of recharging infastructure and so-called "range-anxiety" are two primary reasons for dismal electric car usage right now, but the future is coming. A new battery for electric cars may solve both problems and usher in a new age of worry-free transportation.

Brazilian Authorities To Rebuild Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station

By reading my articles on this site you have probably understood by now that Brazil is a very inventive and innovative country. Most likely only few people know that it has an "Antarctic Program", which sets foundations on the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station. After the occurrence of a fire back in 2012, there was the need to rebuild the station. The works should start in 2013 and continue during 2014.

New York Will Transform A Landfill Into A Solar Plant

Fresh Kills used to be New York's largest landfill, until it was shutdown back in 2001. Seven years later a project would be started - to turn this massive landfill into a park, one of the biggest around. More recently it has been announced that the construction of a solar plant is part of this landfill's conversion.