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Can you save money at the bowser by only half-filling the fuel tank?

Fuel prices may be at historic lows at the moment but when they rise again, what is the best strategy to save money at the bowser?

Fri 23 Jan 15 from

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Ford goes Silicon Valley with new research center

Ford opened a new research center in Silicon Valley on Thursday, stepping up the company's efforts on connected vehicles, autonomous driving and ways to use big data.

Thu 22 Jan 15 from

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Boston's natural gas infrastructure releases high levels of heat-trapping methane

Imagine if every time you filled your car with gas, a few gallons didn't make it into the tank and instead spilled onto the ground. That's essentially what happens every day with the aging system ...

Fri 23 Jan 15 from

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Calculating the future of solar-fuel refineries

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has developed a new tool to help plot the future of solar fuels.

Fri 23 Jan 15 from

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Fast Charge Stations For EVs From BMW & Volkswagen

One of the major drawbacks of driving an electric vehicle would be the fact that charging spots are far from being common – as opposed to a gas station, of course. I am quite sure that ...

Fri 23 Jan 15 from Ubergizmo

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Research pinpoints new technique for producing cheaper solar energy

Pioneering new research could pave the way for solar energy to be converted into household electricity more cheaply than ever before.

Fri 23 Jan 15 from

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Decorative, flexible organic panels put "design" into solar

VTT Technical Centre of Finland is aiming to bring solar energy into the realm of interior design by developing a new method of printing both decorative graphics and functional components onto ...

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Solar Impulse 2 round-the-world route revealed

In anticipation of its historic round-the-world flight attempt, the route planned for Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) has been unveiled. The first solar-powered plane capable of day and night flight, ...

Thu 22 Jan 15 from Gizmag

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Got Battery? Lots of low battery hacks but no quick fix

At a cozy watering hole in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, bartender Kathy Conway counted four different phone chargers behind the bar. Call it the scourge of the red zone, call ...

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Hobbyist builds working replica of Homer Simpson's electric hammer

Fans of The Simpsons may recall an episode in which Homer, inspired by his hero Thomas Edison, decides to become an inventor himself. Among his questionable creations is an electric hammer. ...

Tue 20 Jan 15 from Gizmag

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