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Driverless Cars, More Than Just a Cool Idea

Any idea that simplifies life as much as possible is one that will soon find itself on the fast track to actualisation, and today everyone is excited about the “driverless car”. This idea has overtaken the Hybrid Car as the car of the future and there is a rush to successfully produce autonomous cars with predictions of market availability being as early as 2020. Read on

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Back to the Future with eHighway Trucks

Carbon emissions and local air pollution are set to greatly reduce through innovation in road freight transport: electrification is the way to go. Siemens has been testing out a new eHighway system to reduce transport's impact on the environment. Read on

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What Do Salads, Pizza And Renewable Energy Have In Common? More Than You Think

Even with the most efficient processes in place, over-ripened fruit and vegetables are still a source of food waste. Ideas to counteract the issue may include turning them into jams and conserves, quick sale at discounted prices, donation to food banks, or using them as animal feed. Soon, farmers might have an extra option at hand: using over-ripened tomatoes to generate electricity. Read on

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Watt a Way Forward: France Is Building a Solar Road

A solar bike path: the Netherlands has one, France wants one and is looking to go one step further. With a 70 metre solar bike path having been installed close to Amsterdam, France wants build a 1,000 kilometre solar road by 2020. That’s quite an effort. Read on

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Leafing Through New Energy Storage Possibilities

When Adam and Eve were donning their iconic leaf in the Garden of Eden, back in those creation days, little did they know that a few generations down the line, their very outfit would be looked at as a possible energy storage device, or battery. As far fetched as it may sound, this ain't the stuff of fairy tales... Read on