Renault-Nissan and Project Better Place recently announced a plan to make Israel oil-free by 2010. They are going to do this with vehicles with swap-out-able batteries, and a system of 500,000 re-charging facilities across the country.
Website DVICE has put together some amusing takes on the MacBook line. The MacBook Earth. Who wouldn’t want a solar-powered laptop made from clay that you could simply throw into your garden when you’re done?
The Central Intelligence Agency’s new facilities in northern Virginia are going LEED, with a 22,000 square foot green roof, 40% savings in water by using low-flush toilets and waterless urinals, 21% savings in energy
Aerogenerator above, which is being developed by a Scottish firm called, imaginatively enough, Windpower (we can’t find a link to their site). We previously covered the design of this baby in its early stages, via The Guardian
It ready available for pre-order, and priced at about $27,000. There will be two models of the Aptera: an all-electric version that goes 120 miles on a charge (for 2008), and a gasoline version that will get 300 mpg (for 2009).
As you would expect from a Foster + Partners project, the self-contained city within a city has green energy management at the very heart of the design. Crystal Island will generate low carbon energy from solar arrays and wind turbines
These self-contained streetlights that generate 100% of their power from the sun and the wind. During the day, solar power is stored in a battery at the base of the light pole, includes a small vertical-axis wind turbine.
“Microsoft Corp offered to buy Yahoo Inc for $44.6 billion, in a bold bid to transform two ailing Internet businesses into a worthy competitor for market leader Google Inc.” OK, so where did Microsoft get $44.6 billion from?
Amazon.com sees where the future of media is heading, and is slowly amassing the properties and contracts it needs to make sure its retail empire is at the forefront. Today’s $300 million agreement to buy digital audio book reseller Audible.com
The Khronos Projector is an interactive-art installation allowing people to explore pre-recorded movie content in an entirely new way. A classic video-tape allows a simple control of the reproducing process.
The campaign is likely to peak on or around St Valentine’s Day, the day of the year when people are most likely to click on an anonymous email and open the link inside. The threat is a return of 2007′s devastating ‘Storm’ trojan.