Dutch Students Break Electric Car 0 to 60 MPH Record (w/video)

Engineering students of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands just shattered the 0 to 60 mph record for electric vehicles, making the sprint in just 2.15 seconds.

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In This Corner: the Stanford University Luminos Solar Racer

Stanford University unveiled its wing-shaped, 55 mph World Solar Challenge racer recently, fixing its sights squarely on the Eindhoven University’s four-passenger Stella and Cambridge University’s Resolution solar racers. “This year’s aim is to ‘break even’ on energy,” says Stanford team member Matthew Matera.

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This Cardboard Bicycle is Better Than You Think (w/ video)

Inspired by water-cooler talk about a cardboard canoe, inventor and craftsman Izhar Gafni became obsessed with the idea of a cardboard bicycle. Despite Gafni’s enthusiasm and technical/design prowess in the field of mechanical and bio-medical engineering, however, a number of his engineering buddies told him it couldn’t be done. Cardboard didn’t have the structural properties required to build a usable, durable bicycle frame. It was impossible … but people like Gafni love s*** that’s impossible.

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Looking for a Job? Find Out How to Make Green, Being Green!

Over at our sister site Cleantechnica, editor Zach Shahan posted this handy-dandy One Block Off the Grid infographic helping eco-conscious

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