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Yeast With High Alcohol Tolerance Promises More Biofuel

08/20/2010, University of Illinois Professor Yong-Su Jin had isolated four genes to increase yeast’s tolerance to alcohol, such as ethanol and isobutanol, that should lead to more efficient and affordable production of biofuel. Biofuels are made by fermenting...

AMP Equinox lasts the distance with 150 mile range

08/20/2010, The Equinox from AMP aims to break new ground in the electric vehicle market, where it is made possible by turning a stock Chevrolet Equinox into an all-electric people mover. Its gas engine has been taken out, while its fuel tank was replaced with...

Ryno Motors Self-balancing Electric Scooter

08/19/2010, Want a different type of personal electric vehicle but don’t want a Segway? Perhaps this self-balancing electric scooter by Ryno Motors is what you’ve been looking for. It looks manlier than jetting around with a Segway, and it’s...

Foldable bike can be folded into a bag

08/19/2010, Most foldable bikes are highly portable, but the question is this – do they look good when folded? The answer is in the affirmative when you take into account the new foldale bike that was featured in Wallpaper magazine. Designed by Japanese makers...

Wind powered car might not sound so crazy after all

08/17/2010, With the ever rising costs of fuel, you do ask yourself whether it is possible for cars to be powered using air? The Kazaguruma concept might just be the thing then assuming everything with its concept is fleshed out correctly – after all, this wind...

AIS offers 12.1-inch Rugged Vehicle Computer

08/17/2010, AIS (American Industrial Systems Inc.) has rolled out a spanking new 12.1” Rugged Vehicle Computer which was specially designed to operate reliably even in strong vibration, extreme temperatures, dusty and harsh environmental conditions. Known as...

19-year-old Comes Up With Hybrid Water-powered Car

08/17/2010, Most folks out there would dream to own a car that is powered by water, and now a 19-year old has come up with such a vehicle, touted to dramatically reduce harmful exhaust emissions. The car is a hybrid vehicle that uses electricity to separate drinking...

Tube concept might make daily commute easier

08/16/2010, If you’re one who relies on public transport all the time, then you might have your reservations especially if the public transport in your country is third rate. Well, the Tube concept, if executed properly, might just be the next best thing to...

X-T-Rex concept racing car goes green

08/12/2010, Don’t you just love concepts? It allows you to throw logic into the wind, case in point the X-T-Rex concept racing car. Meant to see action in places other than those with asphalt tracks, the X-T-Rex will probably be more at home in the Great Smoky...

Hackers PWN Car Computers

08/12/2010, Following ATMs, smartphones, and desktop systems, university researchers are showing that your car computer is susceptible to hacking, even while you are driving at freeway speeds. The researchers have devised a method to hack a car’s computer...

SoBi Bike Sharing System Of The Future

08/11/2010, Folks over in New York City might have the opportunity to test an experimental public bike sharing system this fall, dubbed SoBi, the Social Bicycle System. This system is designed to be an alternative to traditional public transportation systems,...

Dragonfly helicopter runs on hydrogen

08/10/2010, We took a look at an electric-powered helicopter earlier this morning, and here’s one that runs on water – yes, can you believe it? The Dragonfly relies on hydrogen peroxide that has been diluted to around 50% to 70%, where it will then power...