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[31 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Zero Motorcycles Launches the World’s Most Versatile Electric Motorcycle in the US

Technology.am (July 31, 2009) — Zero Motorcycles industry introduced the all-electric Zero DS motorcycle, that can be ridden anywhere from the city street, to a gravel road, to a dirt trail. This Zero DS motorcycle became available in the U.S. on Thursday and is priced at $9,950.
“The Zero DS is designed for motorcyclists who want the freedom to ride wherever they want,” said Gene Banman, CEO of Zero Motorcycles. “It is the world’s most versatile electric motorcycle. You can cut across a dirt trail on your way into work …

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[30 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
New Energy Star Rules Will Change LCD TV Designs

Technology.am (July 30, 2009) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Energy Star Program Requirements for TVs: Version 3.0, are guidelines that impact on-mode power consumption limits for televisions.
The new U.S. EPA guidelines call for the energy consumption of some televisions to be cut by as much as two-thirds by 2013, compelling the LCD TV supply chain to implement changes in its products and components.
The EPA believes Version 3.0 of the regulation can reduce energy demand by millions of kilowatt hours per year. The EPA guidelines for …

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[29 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Indian Company to Convert Waste in Eco-Friendly Fuel Pellets

Technology.am (July 29, 2009) — India-based company in the western state of Gujarat, Ahmedabad Municipal with Japanese integrated waste management company Creative plans to use new Rs 50 crore waste conversion project to obtain carbon credits.
They will convert waste in eco-friendly fuel pullets which are expected to be used to fuel power plants throughout the city.
The city produces 2,300 metric tons of solid waste a day. Ahmedabad Municipal plans to provide 800 metric tons of solid waste daily for the project. The project is expected to …

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[29 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Solar-powered aircraft to fly from NYC to Paris

Technology.am (July 29, 2009) — A Spanish company plans to fly from one place to another powered by sunlight.
Turtle Airships is working to build a luxurious solar-powered aircraft which can take passengers from New York to Paris. The aircraft will be powered by lightweight photovoltaic cells and designed to rest on land or water.
Turtle Airships defines it as a rigid shelled, amphibious, solar powered, all weather, fast aircraft that is lifted by helium.
The first aircraft prototype will be propelled in two nontraditional ways. The …

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[28 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Yawn-Detecting Car Nudges Sleepy Drivers & automatic aromatherapy to keep drivers awake

Technology.am (July 28, 2009) — It is estimated that about 100,000 crashes a year are caused by sleepyhead drivers. Now your car could tell when you were getting sleepy and ask you to take a break and even smacks you with a burst of smell to keep you alert.
Scientists at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville have developed a webcam that can tell when you are yawning and catch you before you drift off.
The new system is based around an in-car camera hooked up to image-processing software that …

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[28 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Nissan’s EVs will be cheaper to own, operate than gasoline-powered cars

Technology.am (July 28, 2009) — Nissan will be a leader in zero-emission vehicles. The company showed off its latest EV prototype, a slick four-door, five-passenger hatchback that’s good for 100 miles.
Nissan plans to sell its 2010 mass-market electric car for around the same price as a standard petrol car, and lease the battery pack to the buyer on a monthly fee. And the battery lease plus electricity charges should still end up cheaper than a petrol bill. If oil prices continue to stay at a high level, as expected, the …

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[26 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
‘Waterless’ Washer Uses Plastic to Clean Clothes

Technology.am (July 26, 2009) — Xeros and Cambridge Consultants developed a new efficient concept of washing machine, which uses plastic instead of water for washing cloth.
The process was discovered by Professor Stephen Burkinshaw, Xeros founder, at the University of Leeds. Using 90 percent less water and minimal detergent, the “virtually waterless” washer utilizes reusable small nylon beads to trap dirt. The beads act like water, tumbling alongside the clothes, and can be used hundreds of times over.
Less water means less drying, improving already on the 30 percent energy savings that …

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[26 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]
US Firm Shown Television Running on Wireless Power

Technology.am (July 26, 2009) — US firm Witricity developed a system that can deliver power to devices without the need for wires. He showed off a commercially available television using the system. This system could replace the miles of expensive power cables and billions of disposable batteries.
Eric Giler, chief executive of US firm Witricity, showed mobile phones and televisions charging wirelessly at the TED Global conference in Oxford.
He said something like 40 billion disposable batteries built every year for power, and trillions of dollars had also been invested building an …

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[23 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Dewpointe Atmospheric Generator Generate Water from Air

Technology.am (July 23, 2009) — San Luis Obispo has developed the DewPointe Atmospheric Generator to generate water from air. This device is available MSRP of $2,000 and it can be a boon in places where water is scanty as it produces enough water to run an entire household.
The device uses the concept of Dehumidifiers and so the device first filters the air, condenses the water, and filters the water as well. There is no chance that the device leaves any pesticides, heavy metals, toxins, pharmaceuticals and harmful microorganisms …