Tag: china

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Air-Purifying Two-wheeler

With China’s new air-purifying bike, around 20 million inhabitants will be cleaning the air of pollution as they ride around concluding their daily business. The idea has been set in motion by Daan Roosegaarde an eco-innovator who has just partnered…

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Taking Charge

Ennead Lab has just unveiled its new EV charging tower. They are looking to solve the issue of the scarcity of charging stations at the urban scale.   The project is expected to take shape in Shanghai. The attractive transparent…

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Optimal Battery

Biological scientists are developing new materials inspired by leaf veins. These materials are making ‘energy transfer’ extremely efficient. The concept is now being translated to improve rechargeable battery performance allowing them to last much longer and charged more rapidly. (a)…

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Bird Airport

More than 50 million birds take flight from the Antarctic along the East Asian-Australian Flyway (EAAF) every year. With the EAAF route progressively ‘urbanizing’ a little bit more each year, populations of endangered water-birds that use the route are also…

ON AUTO-PILOT

If ‘Auto Blog’, the United Arab Emirates Roads and Transportation authority are to be believed, then Dubai is aiming to launch ‘air-taxis’ by the middle of 2017. They tested their ‘Ehang 184’ at the three-day World Government Summit lending the…

First Passenger Drone

The world’s first passenger-carrying drone has been revealed by Chinese manufacturer Ehang. It has been designed to transport individuals through the air without a pilot. Measuring approximately 1.4 metres high, with eight propellers held in position on four arms, the…

Future Urban Transport

Wang Yixing has the ultimate scooter solution. It covers every aspect of public transportation. As a portable option to be sold from vending machines, his idea is ideal for the nomadic urbanite of the future. His scooter is both completely…

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Wooden Orchids

The Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut is truly a sustainable-thinking master. While most architects are trying to post-integrate minor green-elements into their design, he is taking it to a new level. In one of his latest designs ‘Wooden Orchids’ – a…

Hydrogen-Powered Tram: A World’s First!

Scientists in China have developed the World’s first hydrogen-fuelled tram, helping to mitigate the smog created by some of China’s biggest cities. The company manufacturing the train, ‘Sifang’ is a subsidiary of the China South Rail Corporation. They have been…