Sunday, July 3, 2011
Optical system combines replaceable safety glasses with users' presciption lenses: "Those of us who need to wear glasses face a bit of a quandary when it comes to protective eyewear. We can put big safety glasses on over top of our prescription glasses, although these can be bulky, uncomfortable, and a little funny-looking."
Posted by steve at 12:07 PM
Launch of world’s first EV racing series moves to U.S.: "Billed as world's first race series exclusively for zero-emission electric cars, the EV Cup was originally scheduled to kick off its inaugural season in the U.K. at Silverstone on August 6, 2011. It has now been delayed and will start out in the U.S. with two race events in California at Laguna Seca in November and Auto Club Speedway in December, ahead of a full series launch in 2012."
Posted by steve at 12:05 PM
Thorium: A safer alternative for nuclear power generation?: "The world's growing need for energy, the limits of our supply of fossil fuels and concern about the effects of carbon emissions on the environment have all prompted interest in the increased use of nuclear power."
Posted by steve at 12:03 PM
Not your average Hobbit hole: Make Architects' zero carbon underground house: "There's more to environmentally-friendly architecture than solar-panels and thermal mass, it's also about designing buildings that are not at-odds with their surroundings - particularly if the building is in the middle of a picturesque landscape."
Posted by steve at 12:02 PM
Solar cell-embroidered handbag blends fashion and function: "With a mobile phone now an essential item in any ladies' handbag, it's surprising that most of the solar powered bags we've seen up until now have been either backpacks or messenger bags."
Posted by steve at 12:01 PM