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Scientists Spurred by Airline Delays Invent New Deicing Coatings to Last Longer and Cut Toxic Runoff

Airports delays are common, but especially during winter when jets need to be dowsed with thousands of gallons of deicing fluids to prevent ice formation and maintain the plane’s aerodynamics to avoid fatal accidents like the tragic Air Florida flight that fell into the Potomac River in Washington, DC directly after lift-off in a 1982 […]

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Munich’s First Solar Bus Technology Will Hit the Road to Reduce Emissions and Pollution

Saving fuel, slashing emissions, and cutting pollution are just some of the benefits of installing solar panels on public transportation buses—and the city of Munich is buying a ticket to the future by doing just that. Founded by a trio of German friends in 2016, Sono Motors went public in 2021, selling their Sion solar-paneled […]

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This Portable EV Charger is a Game-Changer For Drivers Who Need to Plug-in

The world’s first portable battery pack to recharge an electric vehicle (EV) will be shipping to customers in early 2023. The ZipCharge Go was designed like a rolling suitcase and meant to address the fact that hundreds of millions of people might want an EV, but live in a building with street parking and therefore […]

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New Concept Lets Elon Musk’s Cybertruck Drive on Water

A James Bond-inspired concept will allow Elon Musk’s Cybertruck to be driven on water. The Cybercat idea is designed to quickly transform Tesla’s vehicle into an all-electric high performance amphibious catamaran. It sees the addition of electric outboard motors, pontoons, and optional hydrofoils in the Foiler model, which fold or collapse into parts to be […]

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Detroit Getting First Public EV-charging Road in the US to Power Electric Vehicles Wirelessly

Electreon announced a partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation to establish a wireless charging demonstration project that will include a 1-mile stretch of road to recharge EVs while they drive. The Michigan Project is expected to be launched next year in Detroit at the site of Ford’s central transportation innovation district, and will provide […]

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Cómo las rotondas ayudan al medioambiente

“Solo hay que imaginar un mundo post Sandy, post Katrina o post Andrew en el que los fondos de recuperación se emplearan en construir rotondas modernas, resilientes y sostenibles en lugar de reconstruir intersecciones señalizadas frágiles y contaminantes”, dijo Sides,…

It Started With 5 Families, Now Hundreds are Biking to School Together With The Bike-bus

Every Friday morning in Barcelona, a special kind of bus collects kids on their way to school in the Eixample district. Dubbed the “Bicibus” or Bike Bus, it’s more like a caravan or an escort, one which started when five families decided to ride their bikes to school to advocate for bike lanes and safer, […]

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A Slow, Significant Win for the Planet: Leaded Gas Finally Eliminated Worldwide

Leaded gas, one of our species’ great pollutants, is no longer made or used. The last country which sold leaded gasoline, Algeria, ceased to do so this month, 41 years after the first country—Japan—made the decision. It was in the early days of the automobile’s ascension that gasoline producers began to add different chemicals to […]

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Boat-Plane Hybrid That Needs No Runway Could Transform Travel from LA to San Diego, Boston to NYC

The future of travel is bold, with a boat-plane hybrid set to transform short distance ferry services. From the Virgin Hyperloop to HAV carbon-free dirigibles to self-driving cars to, now, this, the REGENT “seaglider” is an electric transport plane that can do 180 mph, or around six-times the speed of a ferry, and with double the range […]

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$1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Pours Money Into Long-Delayed Needs

WASHINGTON — Amtrak would see its biggest infusion of money since its inception a half-century ago. Climate resilience programs would receive their largest burst of government spending ever. The nation’s power grid would be upgraded to the tune of $73…

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