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Quality recycled plastics

Some plastics can be recycled, but transparent film plastics are presently not considered worth reclaiming from landfill. An EU project aimed to change that, promoting flexible painted and laminated plastic film (commonly used for food, toys, cosmetics, and industrial parts) as a valuable recycling resource.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2013

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Virtual electromobility takes to the streets of Munich

A fleet of 130 virtual electric cars is set to commence on the roads of Munich, Germany. A smartphone's software records and processes the driving data to reveal how electric vehicles would perform the corresponding operational cycles in environmental and economic terms.

Posted: Nov 28th, 2013

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On-road energy harvesting

The research initiative POWERAMP developed roadway-energy harvesting prototypes based on dynamic speed bumps that are able to transfer kinetic energy from vehicles passing over them.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2013

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Even if emissions stop, carbon dioxide could warm Earth for centuries

New research suggests that even if carbon-dioxide emissions came to a sudden halt, the carbon dioxide already in Earth's atmosphere could continue to warm our planet for hundreds of years. Thus, it might take a lot less carbon than previously thought to reach the global temperature scientists deem unsafe.

Posted: Nov 24th, 2013

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Electric taxi EVA for tropical megacities

TUM CREATE presents an electric taxi for use in tropical megacities at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show. EVA showcases a new super-fast charging system recharging the battery within 15 minutes, a range of 200 kilometers and an individual air conditioning. As the first university in the world, TUM presents electric vehicle concepts for different climate zones.

Posted: Nov 21st, 2013

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