We all realise the reason why we’re all encouraged to take the bus now and then, instead of driving our own to cut down on individual carbon emissions, but are our local buses eco-friendly enough? They may be, but not nearly as ‘green’ as this one!
The new Volvo 7700 Hybrid, is the world’s first hybrid bus…
Volvo has created the Volvo 7700, the first hybrid bus that is promising major green delivery. The 7700 promises to reduce fuel consumption by 30% – a perfect solution to the rising fuel prices. In addition to the lower fuel consumption, the Volvo hybrid reduces the discharge of particles and nitrous oxides by 40-50% compared to the diesel bus. Hang on, cause it only gets better! Volvo has equipped these sweet little beauties to run as a parallel hybrid. Using the Volvo I-Sam hybrid system, the bus can be powered by the electric motor which is charged by the braking system, or the diesel engine which can be used separately or simultaneously.
Nintendo announced that the Wii console will soon receive storage for storing and playing games from (DRM) via a SD card slot. The cards will be available via SanDisk from spring of next year and the maximum capacity will be 2GB (just?).
The Nissan GT-R has to be one of my favourite sportscar of this year, unfortunately it costs so much, but if you’re a fan of the GT-R like myself, you might like to start off with a smaller yet transformable version of the GT-R, then work your way towards a real one!
The Nissan GT-R Transformers by TOMY have been designed based on a scale of 1:24, more pics in the gallery below…
Here’s a little something to look forward to, a hack for Microsoft’s Surface PC in conjunction with Nintendo’s Wii Balance Board. This clever concept by Josh Santangelo was done using a physics engine he developed for MS Silverlight. In the demo video featured below, he rocks the hacked Surface from side to side while colored spots roll back and forth. Though the Surface is already a great piece of kit, this mod further creates more exciting opportunities for Surface to be used in a range of different functions, possibly in the near future?
Check out this latest pc concept (not actually by Dell) designed by Luis Luna, called the O Project. The O Project Dell personal computer is an eco-friendly computer that features a biodegradable skin composed of polymers based on cornstarch and bamboo. The best about this PC is that you can return the components to the producer to be recycled now that’s something that all manufacturers should think about in the future – excellent thinking!