Nimbus – a retro-futuristic off-roading electric SUV

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Nimbus microbus

The Nimbus is a funky little hybrid that looks like a retro-styled SUV, but its actual story is even more intriguing. The Nimbus concept car is a microbus that can take electric hybrids off-road. The concept comes from Brazilian designer Eduardo Galvani who claims it offers a greater driving range and better fuel economy than any hybrid currently on the market. (Pics)

 

 

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Flash UV – Revolutionary Ultraviolet Curing Technology for Wood Floors

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Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase 2010

Flash UV is a revolutionary Ultraviolet Curing Technology for wood floors.  This technology allows the finish to cure instantly through the help of Photoinitiators (P.I.).  It provides a high-quality, more durable, chemical resistant finish that is ready for immediate use.

 

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Terra-Gen Lands Major Funding, Expects To Complete America’s Largest Wind Farm Next Year

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Winning The Power Battle With Wind?

And you thought that 1,000 megawatt wind farm planned for Lake Erie was going to be huge. Terra-Gen Power recently secured a staggering $1.2 billion in construction financing, which it fully intends to use on 3D projectors, PlayStation 3 consoles and parts necessary to build America’s largest wind farm. Granted, only one of those points is actually true, but we suspect you’re hanging with us…

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Use Your Glass And Eat It Too

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Eco-FriendlyEdible Glasses

These drinking glasses made from agar agar are edible and eco-friendly, just toss them aside when you’re done.

The cups are made entirely out of agar agar and cast in different flavors, such as lemon-basil, ginger-mint, or rosemary-beet, each specifically designed to compliment a corresponding drink. 

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YeZ: Eco-Friendly Car that Acts Like a Plant

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YeZ

What if there was an eco-friendly car that acted like a plant? It would take in CO2, and its exhaust would be oxygen. That’s exactly what the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation unveiled at the Shanghai Expo 2010 recently. The YeZ is a concept car designed to photosynthesize carbon dioxide from the air, much like a plant. The car is even designed to emphasize the idea of a eco-friendly through a plant-like process.

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Going Paperless Is Not As Green As We Might Think

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Digital may not be as eco-friendly as we think

The debate on whether or not going green means going paperless is still a hot one. While digitizing much of our once-printed media saves on tree pulp, it doesn’t necessarily save trees. A new article from GreenBiz calls into question just how much more environmentally friendly – if at all – our digital world is over our printed one and if it actually leads towards more deforestation. Highlighting how the talk about digital being an eco-friendly alternative for paper is all too often just empty chatter, digital media is shown to be just as guilty of killing trees.

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Eco-Friendly Homes Made From Recycled Plastic

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House made from recycled plastic

After working with Cardiff and Glamorgan universities for two years, Affresol Ltd., an innovative manufacturer of high quality, low cost, quick construction systems, has developed a new material called Thermo Poly Rock (TPR) from recycled plastics and minerals. The Building Research Establishment (BRE) and the Carbon Trust also played a vital role in developing the revolutionary construction material. Now the company is using this newly developed material in making eco-friendly homes, each of which is made up of four tons of it. Until date, the company has recycled 18 tons of waste plastic in making modular portable buildings. (Video)

 

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