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Climate Change #Liar-Deniers Are The New Racists

Creative Greenius

When you ignore reality and the facts and you choose to embrace ignorance and irrational prejudice then you’re not just a jerk, you are a dangerous jerk. .

Petrobras awards Technip/DOF Subsea JV ~$3.5bn in contracts for four new pipelay support vessels; ultra-deep water capabilities

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Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. Petrobras) has awarded the joint venture formed by Technip (50%) and DOF (50%) has eight contract covering the construction of four new pipelay support vessels (PLSVs) and operation in Brazilian waters to install flexible pipes.

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Electric Car Prototype Can Run 12 Miles On Solar Power Alone

Green Car Reports

Due to the very specific processes by which the universe works, it isn''t really possible to power a modern electric car via on-board solar panels. Current photovoltaic cells simply don''t produce enough power over a specific area to supply the needs of a power-hungry electric road car.

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Tesla Model S electric car arrives in Europe

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Electric car maker, Tesla has made its first delivery of its new Model S to Europe, with the first customer in Oslo, Norway receiving their car. According to CleanTechnica.com, electric car enthusiast Frederic Hauge is the lucky recipient of the first European Model S, taking delivery of a new Si[.].

Tesla's Elon Musk show Hyperloop, offering 1/2 hour travel between SF and LA (Photos)

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Want to travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles for $20 each way, and a 30 minute travel time? Elon Musk finally unveiled, on Monday, his plan for a vacuum tube train system called Hyperloop which not only offers

Honda unveils new Civic Tourer with 1.6L i-DTEC diesel

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New Civic Tourer. Click to enlarge. Honda unveiled the new UK-built Civic Tourer wagon ahead of its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The Civic Tourer will be available with the choice of two engines: the new 1.6

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2013 Smart Electric Drive: 4 Stars Overall For Crash Safety From NHTSA

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The 2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive is the latest electric vehicle to have undergone the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration''s crash test procedures. Following frontal crash, side impact, and side pole impact tests, the Electric Drive was awarded four from a possible five stars overall.

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Innov8 Transport thanks Elon Musk's attention-getting Hyperloop design

National Green Transportation

Austin Texas based startup, Innov8 Transport, welcomed today's unveiling of the Hyperloop system by Elon Musk, using the occasion to show off their own system, the Electric Dual-Mode Skyway. While their system has similar concepts, the

U. Maryland and Redox Power partnering to commercialize low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells for distributed generation and transportation

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Redox Power’s 25 kW “Cube” sitting outside a conference room. Click to enlarge.

Tesla Takes The Lead On Dumping Door Mirrors For Video Cameras

Green Car Reports

The rear-view mirror has now been with us exactly 100 years, having first been introduced in 1914, and it hasn''t changed much in all that time. It''s a small area of mirrored glass--three of them now, actually--for the purpose of seeing through the rear window or along each side of the car without the driver having to turn his or her head more than

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Interview with Robin Hayles, ix35 Fuel Cell Product Manager for Hyundai

Green Cars News

Korean carmaker Hyundai has been a surprising leader in developing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, already taking its ix35 FCEV into series production, with plans to increase that in 2015.

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Bosch eClutch enables stop-and-go driving with manual transmission without driver engaging clutch

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This electronically controlled eClutch closes the gap between automatic and manual transmissions. In addition, the eClutch makes the coasting function possible, which saves fuel. Click to enlarge.

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JBEI team develops one-pot, wash-free process for pretreatment and saccharification of switchgrass; avenues for driving down biofuel cost

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Conventional separate pretreatment and saccharification of biofuel feedstock (a) entails water and waste disposal that the new one-pot system (b) eliminates. Image courtesy of Joint BioEnergy Institute). Click to enlarge.

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New high-performance cathode materials for low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells

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Peak power densities of cells with LnBa 0.5 Sr 0.5 Co 1.5 Fe 0.5 GDC (Ln = Pr and Nd) cathode. Credit: Choi et al. Click to enlarge. Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) (S. Korea), Georgia Institute of Technology, and Dong-Eui University (S.

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Mercedes-Benz previews new GLA compact SUV; fuel economy as high as 54.7 mpg in diesel version

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2015 GLA-Class. Click to enlarge. Mercedes-Benz previewed the new 2015 GLA-Class compact SUV prior to its global debut at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt next month. The GLA, which will go on sale in 2014, is Mercedes-Benz’ first entry into the fast-growing compact SUV segment.

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Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop preliminary design study

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Linear accelerator concept for capsule acceleration and deceleration between 300 and 760 mph (480 and 1,220 km/h). Click to enlarge.

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Ford introduces more fuel-efficient Focus 1.0L EcoBoost; 99 gCO2/km

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Ford Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost 100 PS version delivers 4.3 l/100 km and CO 2 emissions of 99 g/km. The 125 PS model returns 5.0l/100 km with CO 2 emissions of 114 g/km. Click to enlarge.

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Honda Performance preparing new LMP1 engine in 2014; bespoke energy recovery systems in 2015

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Honda Performance Development (HPD), the racing arm of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is introducing a new turbocharged V6 engine to LMP1 endurance sports-car racing in 2014, to be followed in 2015 by a range of bespoke energy recovery systems (ERS), for FIA World Endurance Championship competition.

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New Opel Insignia to debut with three new engine options; diesel as low as 99 gCO2/km

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The new 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine with 88 kW/120 hp or 103 kW/140 hp enables CO 2 emissions as low as 99 g/km. Click to enlarge.

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BMW’s hybrid motor design seeks to deliver high efficiency and power density with lower rare earth use

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Drawing from a 2012 BMW patent application showing one embodiment of a proposed method to increase the efficiency of an electric motor. In addition to magnetic layers, the rotor has two magnetic flux influencing groups comprising a number of air-filled recesses. Source: BMW patent application Nº 2012/0267977. Click to enlarge.

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NASA rolls out new strategic vision for aeronautics research

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden unveiled a new strategic vision better to align the work of the agency’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) to address looming challenges in global air transportation.

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Alcoa to close or curtail 164,000 tonnes of aluminum smelting capacity

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Alcoa will close or curtail 164,000 tonnes (mt) of smelting capacity in the United States and Brazil as part of its smelting capacity review announced in May. One potline representing 40,000 mt at the Massena East plant in New York will be permanently closed.

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NTU to trial Singapore’s first driverless vehicle

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In a partnership between Nanyang Technological University (NTU), JTC Corporation and Induct Technologies, and supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), an autonomous electric shuttle manufactured by Induct will run a 2 km (1.2-mile) between NTU and JTC CleanTech Park.

GE using Large Eddy Simulation on Sandia’s Red Mesa to lay groundwork for quieter wind turbine blades with better power yield

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Transition of flow to turbulence on a wind-turbine airfoil; isosurfaces of vorticity from a Large Eddy Simulation (LES). Credit: GE Global Research. Click to enlarge.

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IBM introduces new wind and solar forecasting system for utilities; big data analytics and weather modeling to predict output

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IBM has developed an advanced power and weather modeling technology that will help utilities increase the reliability of renewable energy resources. The solution combines weather prediction and big data analytics to forecast accurately the availability of wind power and solar energy. This will enable utilities to integrate more renewable energy into the power grid, the company says.

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Sandia team proposes models for partially premixed low-temperature direct-injection diesel combustion

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The Sandia team has proposed extensions to John Dec’s 1997 model for diesel combustion, represented above. Credit: Musculus et al.; Click to enlarge.

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Researchers demonstrate that bottom-up self-assembly of active materials for batteries can improve performance

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Cycle performances of MIONCs, RAIONs, and CBIOs at a current density of 0.1 Credit: ACS, Lee et al. Click to enlarge.

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Rechargeable membrane-less hydrogen bromine flow battery shows high power density

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Schematic of reactant flow within the HBLFB. During discharge, liquid bromine is reduced to hydrobromic acid along the lower solid graphite electrode, and hydrogen is oxidized at the upper porous electrode. Credit: Braff et al. Click to enlarge. MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable, membrane-less hydrogen bromine laminar flow battery with high power density. The membrane-less design enables power densities of 0.795?W?cm

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LanzaTech and India’s Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy Research developing novel waste CO2 to fuels process

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CO 2 to acetic acid fermentation. Source: LanzaTech. Click to enlarge. LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, has partnered with the Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy, a joint venture between Indian Oil Corporation, Ltd.

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ABB commissions world’s highest capacity HVDC Light underwater power link

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ABB has delivered the East West Interconnector to EirGrid, the Irish transmission system operator.

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Sodium-ion energy storage in nanocellular carbon foams shows high capacity and rate retention; not an intercalation battery

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Ragone plot of an NCCF-Acid/Na cathode together with two other representative Na-ion battery cathodes and lithium batteries. Credit: ACS, Shao et al. Click to enlarge.

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Half Of All Electric Cars Are Sold In 5 Cities; Can You Name Them?

Green Car Reports

Different vehicles appeal to different markets. More than half of all Chevrolet Suburban extra-long full-size sport utility vehicles, for instance, are sold in the state of Texas. So where do plug-in electric cars tend to cluster? Not surprisingly, in progressive regions with activist governments that provide incentives for their adoption, whether

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Electric NASCAR? Not Yet, Just Dozens Of Teslas On Track

Green Car Reports

Ask the average NASCAR fan whether they think the sport should go electric, and the response probably wouldn''t be repeatable in polite company. Fans of electric cars already know they can be fast and with success at events like Pikes Peak, they can win against gasoline vehicles too.

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Ford relabels 2013 C-MAX Hybrid to 43 mpg, upgrades 2014 C-MAX Hybrid to boost fuel economy; pitfalls of the EPA “general label” rule

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After re-labeling the 2013 C-MAX Hybrid with lower fuel economy, Ford is upgrading the 2014 C-MAX to increase fuel economy. 2014 mpg is not yet announced. Click to enlarge. Ford has opted voluntarily to relabel the 2013 C-MAX Hybrid with revised fuel economy labels following EPA testing of the 2013 C-Max Hybrid. EPA had received consumer complaints that the vehicle did not achieve its label values of 47 mpg US for city, highway, and combined driving (5.0 l/100km).

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Plug-In Hybrid Model To Join Next Audi A4 Range: Report

Green Car Reports

Audi has had its fair share of criticism from plug-in car fans, but the automaker now seems to be coming around to the idea of electric propulsion after some rather public dismissals of the technology. Audi''s first production plug-in model will be the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid arriving next year, but the larger A4 sedan could now follow that lead

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Home Solar Panel Installation Cheaper Than Ever

Green Car Reports

There are few better ways of running an electric car than doing so on solar power, and that''s now cheaper than ever according to a new report. The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory produces an annual "Tracking the Sun" report (pdf file) into the prices of photovoltaic (PV) power systems. From 2011 to 2012 it shows

Ford to expand research collaboration with Australian universities

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Ford will expand its collaboration with Australian universities as part of a commitment to developing a world-class system of external alliances, programs and practices in Australia and Asia. The company has appointed senior Ford Technical Engineer, Richard Taube, as Ford Australia’s Manager for University Programs. Ford’s vision is to expand its research presence in Australia and to grow alliances with the most relevant and technically capable universities.

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