Toyota Aqua: The Even More Compact Hybrid Commuter Car

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This is Toyota’s smallest hybrid offering on the market and it is said to get 35.4 km per liter; that works out to about 83MPG or 2.8L/100km. That’s better than its Prius stablemate, which “only” gets 32.6 km per liter.

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Inductive Charging for Electric Vehicles Will Be Tested in Berlin

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There’s nothing new about using electromagnetic induction for “wireless” charging of many devices and gadgets. Gizmag present a good array of examples like a “cable-free option to keep the batteries of everything from mice and keyboards to mobile phones and toothbrushes juiced up.”

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i2R e-Paper Technology Promises A Greener Future [Video]

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It’s never too late to go green and it’s always a good sign when technology experts take an eco-friendly approach to things. The i2R e-Paper from Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) appears to be paving the way for a greener environment.

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Compact Fluorescent Invention Recycles The Ballast

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When compact fluorescent bulbs first hit the scene, they were a revolution. A bulb that lasted many times as long as the incandescent counterpart and used only a fraction of the power. Well, GE put out an ecomagination challenge to see what they could do next and this idea is easily one of the best.

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Green notebook cooling stands made with renewable bamboo

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There’s a series of notebooks from companies like Asus that make use of bamboo. Apparently, it’s supposed to be a durable and sustainable material that is friendly to the environment since its farming practices are much less disruptive as others. It seems that Macally agrees with the bamboo thing and now they’ve begun to offer bamboo cooling stands for laptops too.

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Wrap your iPod touch in plant material-based bioserie case

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Our rampant consumerism isn’t exactly having a positive effect on poor Mother Nature. We could talk about using biofuels for our cars and solar panels for our homes, but what about something as small as a protective case? Covering this smaller but relatively important realm is Bioserie, with a new line of iPod touch 4G […]

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i-Green concept charges devices as you ride your bike

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Chinese designer Fandi Meng has created the i-Green, a charger you can attach to your bike and use to charge any portable device. It uses the kinetic energy from the motion of the bike wheels and turns it into electricity, giving your dying cellphone or mp3 player a boost while you pedal down the street.

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Nissan’s Twinzy EV concept: Smart Car meets golf cart?

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This vehicle is basically a rebadged Renault Twinzy with a sticker reminding us of its zero emission nature. Nissan says that it can be used for “seamless mobility service” and for “two-mode EV car sharing.” Basically, it’s a short commuter with a presumed range of 25 to 40 miles or so.

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Kiwi U-Powered charger provides greenish solar power

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The Kiwi U-Powered charger is a compact device with it’s own built in lithium polymer 2000 mAh battery that is good for more than one thousand charges. The economically priced charger folds out from a central pivot revealing three solar panels, when closed the device fits in the palm of your hand. The back side of the unit has a magnet so it can be stuck to metal objects, if you have no metal it can be hung from a backpack, maybe put on a hat (direct rays!), or lay out on the grass while you and that special someone enjoy a picnic or play a PSP game in the sun.

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If the Hulk was Going to Buy a Watch

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Who says being green is for hippies anymore! Casio is the latest company to jump on the money train and “green-wash” its products with the introduction of the Pathfinder PRG110C-3.

In addition to telling you how late you are for work, the watch sports an altimeter, barometer, thermometer and digital compass if you should ever find yourself flying an airplane and all the instruments suddenly fail.

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