Among the teams competing in next month's 3000 kilometer World Solar Challenge race across Australia, is a group from the University of New South Wales who've built a solar-powered vehicle designed to look like a conventional car. In a field dominated by vehicles that look anything but conventional, the car provides a glimpse of what we could be driving on the roads in years to come.
FORA.tv (Feb. 13, 2013) Solar Impulse is a Swiss solar-powered airplane that will endeavor to fly around the world without fuel. After achieving the world's first solar night to day flight in 2010 and the first ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Mar. 4, 2013) 95 percent of the population in Uganda has no electric power in their homes and relies on paraffin lamps for lighting. But not only is kerosene expensive, it's also a serious pollutant. Set up in ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Feb. 18, 2013) The City of Sydney has announced the purchase of its first fleet of pollution-free electric cars.
The launching ceremony was held at Pirrama park along beautiful Sydney harbor with officials and ... watch video
TFL Car (Nov. 14, 2013) ( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The Tesla Model S P85 is a revolutionary car that says goodbye to the internal combustion engine and hello to the electric motor. But how will this all electric car do when ... watch video
Reuters (Apr. 26, 2013) Researchers at Georgia Tech University have developed an organic solar cell made from plants. The biodegradable, transparent films are designed to replace the layers of glass or plastic found in ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (June 17, 2013) Solar power has so far played a minor role in Brazil. But now, with German aid, the country's largest photovoltaic power plant is being installed in the state of Santa Catarina, with a target ... watch video
Howdini (Sep. 4, 2013) Ever wish you could bring the movie theater experience to your own home? Electronics expert Perry Hoberman explains the science and practical uses for this cutting edge 3D TV ... watch video
July 29, 2016 Researchers have developed a new method for making brighter and more efficient green light-emitting diodes. Using an industry-standard semiconductor growth technique, they ... read more
July 29, 2016 Researchers have developed a lattice structure capable of absorbing a wide range of vibrations while also being useful as a load-bearing component -- for example, in propellers, rotors and rockets. ... read more
July 28, 2016 Like a whirlpool, a new light-based communication tool carries data in a swift, circular motion. The optics advancement could become a central component of next generation ... read more
June 22, 2015 The self-driving car has strong potential for improving traffic flow, road safety, and reducing the environmental impact of traffic. But only if it is designed to communicate with other cars and ... read more
Dec. 18, 2014 Almost half of teen drivers killed on US roads in the past few years were driving vehicles that were 11 or more years old, and often lacking key safety features, reveals research. Parents, who are ... read more
Nov. 6, 2014 A car powered by its own body panels could soon be driving on our roads after a recent breakthrough in nanotechnology research. Researchers have developed lightweight 'supercapacitors' that ... read more
June 19, 2013 The lopsided solar car named Generation, unveiled today, might be the oddest-looking vehicle the University of Michigan team has ever built. But the bold shape is a calculated effort to design the ... read more