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Volvo hybrids emission-free electric buses in Luxembourg powered by ABB

Luxembourg was one of the first cities in Europe to implement buses with hybrid technology. In 2011, the first Volvo hybrids were delivered, today 14 Volvo 7900 Hybrids operate in the city. “The decision to operate the first electric Volvo hybrids plug-in buses by the end of 2016 in the City of Luxembourg perfectly aligns with our continuous efforts to create a sustainable city. The society will immediately benefit from

Motorola Z and Moto-Mods by Motorola

Motorola Z – Meet the razor with Moto-Mods-thin future of smartphones Motorola has joined the rest of the gang in stepping up the game with a premium build quality for the new Moto Z line-up. Of the two, the Moto Z is the thinner, and slightly slimmed down cousin to the Moto Z Force. Though what it compromises with a smaller battery, and lower resolution camera, it makes up for by

The Future Of Branding Is Debranding

Branding Is Debranding – As digital media blunts the impact of advertising, brands are looking for new ways to lure consumers. The latest, buzziest effort has been to publish stories that look and feel journalistic. The key strategy of branded content or “native advertising” is to hide the commercial imperative, and even the brand altogether, so that readers think they’re consuming a familiar newspaper or magazine. This is supposed to

L500 R HYbrid, how PEUGEOT sees the future of motor sport

On 30 May 1916, the PEUGEOT L45 driven by Dario Resta won the mythical Indianapolis 500 race, at an average speed of 135 km/h. A hundred years later, PEUGEOT L500 R HYbrid, a futuristic interpretation of the Indy spirit, pays tribute to the incredible “Charlatans” team that brought PEUGEOT three superb US victories on the Indy 500 speedway from 1913 to 1919. A racing concept for intense driving sensations PEUGEOT L500

The World’s Most Mind-Blowing Natural Phenomena

Confined to the skies above Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo, the Natural Phenomena ceaseless streaks of Catatumbo lightning have captivated the interests of scientists, explorers and artists for centuries. For nearly half the year and up to ten hours a day, the natural methane and oil deposit-caused phenomenon can be observed in the bucolic Venezuelan horizon up to 280 times an hour. And if you happen to visit Venezuela when the lightning

Fingerprints change over time, but not enough to foil forensics

In both TV crime dramas and real-life courtrooms, fingerprints are often the lynchpin connecting a criminal to a crime. Many studies have demonstrated that the loops, whorls, and arches on an individual’s “friction ridge skin” are unique enough to be admissible as evidence, but few have investigated whether they remain the same over time. Therefore, fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensics experts to successfully identify people for

Amazing Story of Courage and Leadership Stayed Secret for 50 Years

Amazing Story of Courage and Leadership Stayed Secret for 50 Years – Early in his career, Sir Nicholas Winton was a stockbroker; in later years, he worked for international relief organizations and other charities. But for 50 years, nobody knew his greatest achievement and contribution to humanity. We often celebrate entrepreneurs for being dynamic business leaders. That’s a good thing, but entrepreneurship itself doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with

DO IMPROV COMEDIANS MAKE THE BEST DESIGN THINKER?

Improvisation is the process of devising a solution to a requirement by making-do, despite absence of resources that might be expected to produce a solution. In a technical context, this can mean adapting a device for some use other than that which it was design thinker for, or building a device from unusual components in an ad-hoc fashion. Improvisation in the context of performing arts is spontaneous performance without specific

Bark to the future kennel

Samsung designs £20,000 the future kennel featuring paw operated snack dispenser and a hot-tub. Samsung’s futuristic kennel is created to celebrate Crufts 2015. The Dream Doghouse cost £20,000 to make and features two main rooms. Padded bedroom contains a tablet TV and tannoy to summon owners. Living room includes a dispenser so dogs can give themselves treats. Outside there’s a treadmill and hot-tub for athletic canines . Samsung says 64

A Way to Make Any Headphones Wireless

A Way to Make Any Headphones Wireless. Wireless headphones have been around for a while, but a device that can make any old set of headphones wireless is about to hit the market. Launching their Kickstarter campaign today, the team behind the Spiro X1 wants to give you a no-strings-attached listening experience. The Spiro X1 (or “X1” for short) is a circular device that plugs into headphones using the connection