Honda’s Ecological Drive Assist System

Honda’s Ecological Drive Assist System 

Honda is turning its 2009 Insight hybrid cars into acceleration nannies. This new Ecological Drive Assist System (EDAS) features a chameleon-like speedometer, turning blue if you’re driving too rambunctiously. It’s all in the name of saving the planet, encouraging drivers to ease off the throttle with an easily-seen color code.

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EDITT Tower Adds Green To The Skyline

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EDITT Tower

Singapore’s upcoming EDITT Tower, or the “Ecological Design In The Tropics” Tower, is green inside and out. Designed by the architects at TR Hamzah & Yeang and sponsored by the National University of Singapore, the 26-story structure features a prominent living wall of plants that adds some color, ventilation and dedicated biogas generation.

The plants take up about half of the structure and it’s planned that it’ll be made from local vegetation. Ramps will connect EDITT to the surrounding shops and offices, so people can pop in for a visit to check out the garden. The building is also covered with photovoltaic panels that’ll account for 39.7% of its power, and rainwater will be collected for both plant irrigation and supplying the building’s water supply – for flushing a toilet, for instance.

Check out the gallery below for more of the EDITT Tower.

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Solar Powered Teepees

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A Luxury Teepee

If you are still looking for the perfect outdoors place to vacation this summer while keeping connected with the rest of the world, check out these Solar Powered Teepees. These Teepees in Canada’s Yukon are luxurious, solar powered and eco-friendly. They are perfect for anyone who loves outdoor living without roughing it.

These Teepees available from the Perfect Earth Tours Spa & Resort in Canada’s Yukon have solar solar-powered DVD players, satellite radio, satellite radio and wireless Internet access. The Teepees are also furnished with two queen sized luxury beds, private dining area, vanity area and reading area.

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New Research Targets “Greener” Roads

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Varying mixtures of aggregate, sand and other binder materials used to create asphalt concrete samples

A great deal of effort is being invested towards discovering ways to make our world greener, with cars in particular being the focus of research and development initiatives. But what about the green credentials of the millions of miles of roads which carry our vehicles from A to B? This question is being addressed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) who are investigating ways to make asphalt environmentally friendly.

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