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Magical art installation covers L.A.

It looks like a flying school of fish

It looks like a flying school of fish.

Las Vegas installs cool solar-kinetic street lights

They also monitor traffic, measure air quality and provide free wifi.

EnGoPlanet is providing Sin City with LED street lights powered by the sun and pedestrians' footsteps.

Speedbumps or electricity generators? How about both?

As a civilization, we're a pretty wasteful bunch. We aren't just talking about the number of uneaten chicken McNuggets disposed of every day, either. We allow untold volumes of kinetic energy to go sailing out into the ether; energy we could use to power any number of electricity-grubbing objects in our lives. New Energy Technology aims to change that, at least when it comes to speed bumps. The company recently tested its MotionPower Express sy

VIDEO: Red Bull Racing preview of its new KERS-equipped F1 car

Up to this point, most Formula One race teams have maintained their usual veil of secrecy on what's inside their new cars. The Red Bull team has produced an interesting computer generated animation video that gives a little peak inside the new RB5 car that they are running for 2009. The most interesting aspect is the new KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) hybrid drive. Red Bull is one of the teams opting for an electric hybrid system. For 2009, teams are allowed to use KERS for the first time

Ferrari tested at least three different KERS configurations in F1 car

Ferrari reportedly tested at least three different kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) configurations on its Formula One cars during 2008 and was dissatisfied with all of them. The most unusual setup involved mounting the batteries in the nose of the car. From a weight distribution standpoint, this was considered the most desirable approach. Unfortunately, this layout caused problems and required running the high voltage wires alongside the cockpit. The front-mounted battery also caused issues

Dragon Power Station makes electricity from traffic

There seems no end to the different ways one can generate pollution-free electricity but we try to cover them all. From the not-so-ready-for-prime-time free-energy devices and solar paint to the m

Indian bike makers working on natural gas options in response to Tata Nano

Motorcycle, scooter and moped manufacturers in India are worried. Since Tata announced their ultra-cheap Nano, the two-wheeled industry is abuzz with worry that the populace will quickly abandon their old single-track vehicles for the safety and convenience of a four-wheeler if the price points get too close. This is a rational concern, and it is exactly why Tata's created the Nano in t

Next-gen Ford Fiesta will arrive in U.S. by late 2009

click above image to view pics of the current-gen Ford Fiesta from Europe