Posts Tagged ‘London’

15 Great, Awesome, Exciting And Inspiring Offices

08/05/2011 Comments off

Google Zurich

I’m sure you’ve seen this office plenty of times on the internet. This office is all about fun: it has a lot of specially decorated rooms in which employees can do their work. There’s even a game room for relaxation and a gym where you can work out. Check it out:






Selgas Cano Architecture

The Selgas Cano Architecture office, designed by Iwan Baan, makes you feel like a part of nature. Thanks to the fact that the office is below ground level and the huge windows, you really feel encapsulated by plants and trees. This looks like a really peaceful environment that stimulates creativity.





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Hydrogen fuel cell cabs arrive in London

09/04/2011 2 comments

A TX4 Taxi at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5.

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Intelligent Energy has announced that the first of their hydrogen fuel cell black cabs have taken to the streets of London. The zero emission cabs have a fuel cell and a battery that allows them to travel up to 250 miles, well within the confines of a conventional taxi.

At a March 22, 2011 event, one of the taxis traveled around London to some of the city’s iconic landmarks. Eventually, the project will deliver a fleet of vehicles by 2012. Mayor of London Boris Johnson said, “These prototype zero-emission taxis are a shining example of British ingenuity, combining revolutionary fuel cell technology with an iconic design classic. This marks an important milestone in my goal to create a cleaner cab fleet, firstly through introduction of the first ever age limits moving towards zero-emission vehicles as they come to market.”

The fuel cell black cabs were developed by a consortium of companies, led by Intelligent Energy and including Lotus Engineering, London Taxis International, and TRW Conekt, with partial funding from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board. Read more…

Solar Costs May Already Rival Coal, Spurring Boom in Panel Installations

09/04/2011 3 comments

On 140 acres of unused land on Nellis Air Forc...

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Solar panel installations may surge in the next two years as the cost of generating electricity from the sun rivals coal-fueled plants, industry executives and analysts said.

Large photovoltaic projects will cost $1.45 a watt to build by 2020, half the current price, Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimated today. The London-based research company says solar is viable against fossil fuels on the electric grid in the most sunny regions such as the Middle East.

“We are already in this phase change and are very close to grid parity,” Shawn Qu, chief executive officer of Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ), said in an interview. “In many markets, solar is already competitive with peak electricity prices, such as in California and Japan.”

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Nokia launches E7 smartphone next week

07/09/2010 Comments off

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Well, it looks like the mystery of Nokia‘s Symbian^3 slider may soon be solved. Reuters is reporting that Nokia will introduce its new E7 smartphone at its Nokia World event in London next week, and that the device will pack both a “large” touchscreen and a full QWERTY keyboard.

That’s further backed up by the existence of an XML file on Nokia’s own site, which seemingly confirms that the E7 does indeed run Symbian^3, and that it boasts a 640 x 360 display along with that QWERTY keyboard. Not much more than that at the moment, but those previous leaks suggest that we’re basically looking at a slider version of the Nokia N8.

Via Engadget

London’s Bike Sharing Program

04/09/2010 Comments off

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London’s bike-sharing program is here. 400 bicycle docking stations, 10,200 docking spaces and 6,000 bicycles are available in central London

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