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  • See What’s So Smart About Hitachi’s Excavators

    See What’s So Smart About Hitachi’s Excavators

    Imagine if you had a system that could automatically monitor the location, movement, fuel consumption, and more of an entire fleet of vehicles? Hitachi’s web-based Global e-Service does all of the above, which is extremely helpful for dealers, construction teams and clients alike. This fleet management system is able to identify problems and create operating efficiencies for the vehicles, both of which save time and money for the team. The system feeds information to dealers and Hitachi customers in a centralized, accessible way.

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    By Hitachi June 10th 2015
  • The Future of Your Water Bottle May Just be this Blob

    The Future of Your Water Bottle May Just be this Blob

    When you first see these small, futuristic water blobs, you wouldn’t think they could have important implications for our environment. Called Ooho!, these small water containers are gelatinous and edible, which means there is no need to produce an environmentally unfriendly plastic bottle and no need to throw them away once you’re done. Ooho! is inexpensive, hygienic, biodegradable and the orbs are licensed as creative commons so you can make them yourself in any kitchen. You can also improve upon the recipe, if you choose.

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    Read it on CityLab June 24th 2015
  • It’s All Renewable Power for this Caribbean Island

    It’s All Renewable Power for this Caribbean Island

    When a fire destroyed Bonaire’s diesel power plant in 2004, it gave the small Caribbean island the opportunity to decide what kind of electrical system it would build as a replacement. The residents  knew they wanted their electricity to come from 100% renewable energy sources so they devised a plan that included wind energy as well as battery storage and biodiesel power for the times when there was not enough wind. The new system led to more reliable electricity, more employment opportunities, a reduced dependence on oil, and a reduction in electricity bills.

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