FuelVapor Introduces a High-Mileage Low-Emission Next-Generation Sports Car

Global Warming has taken its toll everywhere, and the "Go Green" technology seems to be the mantra of the hour. Everyone is trying their best to make the environment cleaner in any possible way, and FuelVapor has come out with an extra-ordinary Green Sports Car that looks like something out of this planet, or perhaps a james Bond Movie!! If you thought Hybrids are the best you can get to fight the escalating fuel prices, think again! What if I told you there's a fancy-looking sports car that guarantees a high-mileage, keeps the air cleaner, and can go from 0 to 60mph in 5 seconds??

FuelVapor Technologies has developed a new technology that has produced one of the highest mileage cars in North America. Created by inventor George Parker, this new concept car - the “alé” (alay) uses regular gasoline and a new “fuel vapor technology” to acheive what it advertises.

This car is really out-of-this-world, as it has only 3 wheels!! This design enables the car to perform at a superb level, as well as aid in improving fuel efficiency and aerodynamics. The car’s key innovation's are the fuel vapor system and it's light weight aerodynamic body. This fuel vapor technology (patent pending) allows the engine to run on “fuel vapors” rather than liquid fuel, which allows the “alé” to run on a ratio of over 20:1 without compromising performance. This means with a 10-gallon gas tank found on most vehicles, you can travel from Vancouver BC to San Francisco CA on one tank. Over 15 hours of driving without filling up.

The first prototype is now complete and the results are outstanding. Plans are for limited production ale's to begin fabrication in 2008. People have actually test-driven this beauty. For more details about the design, engine, features and pictures, visit their website. FuelVapor Technologies will also be competing in the "Automotive X-Prize" - a $10 million competition for the fastest 100mpg car in the world.

I'm certainly wishing them the best, for this could be an innovation we are all waiting for!!

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EveryBlock.com - Delivering Local News and Search Capability Online

As everything seems to move online, websites and blogs seem to be the place to find any and all information that you seek, whether it's about people, places or stuff. And with social networking sites and blog feed aggregators rising every day, there's way more options to choose from! iGoogle gives you a personalised page filled with news, weather updates and more, and now there's something similar if you want to know what’s new in your neighborhood or city! EveryBlock gives you all the info you need to keep you current on what’s going on around you.

Currently supporting New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, EveryBlock collects all the recent news and postings from a city and then filters it down into different groups, such as business and restaurant reviews, crime reports, and general news stories. You can search through your whole city or narrow it down by putting in your zip code or your neighborhood. EveryBlock gives you everything you need to familiarize yourself with your surroundings. The site seems pretty clean, organised and easy-to-navigate. And if you are not sure of what you want to see, there are several categories of news to choose from, and you can choose to select by zipcode, neighborhood, street name, or simply a list of news categorised by Type. The information is presented in a simple and uncluttered way, with just the headlines on the search results page. clicking the link will take you to the detailed page which has some pretty nifty features!

You can personalize the page by choosing your options and setting filters. The best part, EveryBlock gathers a variety of news and information from around the Internet, including some information that doesn't even exist online, and presents it in a way that any laymen can understand and appreciate! It's like unravelling your city, or reading the local newspaper everyday, just a visually more appealing and informative experience. I think this is a great concept; check out for yourself and let us know how you feel about it!

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Planning a Party? The Web Comes To Your Rescue!

Last week I was trying to plan a party for my nephew, who's a great batman fan, and after scouting stores like Party City and partners, I wasn't feeling motivated enough! Its like I needed something fascinating, some ideas and themes that would click, a one-stop-shop for all my party planning needs. So the techie that I am, I turned to the power of world wide web to come to my rescue, and it sure did!

Party Pro is an online portal for all your party needs. Over 60,000 supplies to choose from, I found this to be a perfect place for my discount party supplies. It has everything for any theme party, be it birthdays, anniversaries, bachelorette parties, sweet sixteen or super bowl, you are sure to find whatever you seek, and that too at discounted rates. Their prices seemed more affordable than a lot of others I compared online. What I really liked was that they have separate space based on themes as well as colors. So when I was looking for something "red", in just two simple clicks I had found what I wanted. Similarly, searching for batman supplies was a piece of cake as their birthday party supplies page has tonnes of options to choose from, whether it's batman or barbie! The shipping rates were decent too, and they have wholesale rates for bulk orders, which is an added bonus!

When the web offers such a convenient option, why would anyone drive all the way to a store?? I think I found a perfect place for my party supplies, and my nephew is going to be really happy with this "batman birthday"!! Check them out and see for yourself!

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Tata Nano (World's Cheapest Car) - An Innovation that Fuels the Indian Dream

The US economy might not be in its best times, but the growth and revolutions in emerging markets like India are breaking all barriers! The latest to hit the ever-growing Asian and European markets is the sensational Tata Nano - the no-fuss, fuel-efficient energy car that has fueled every Indian's dream to own a car. Anywhere else, a new car may have received some acclaim for what it's worth, but in india, things are different. Advertised as "the world’s cheapest car", the Nano is a no-frills automobile designed by Tata to be affordable to millions who commute on 2-wheelers carrying a family of 4-6!! The impact is huge, and everyone is excited at the prospect of owning a car that is only 1 lakh rupees ($2500). But whether it stands the tests of time, and whether it creates more problems than solutions is yet to be seen.

Termed as a "People's Car", it is a cute (or maybe not!!), compact car designed to appeal to first-time car buyers in one of the world’s fastest growing car markets. The car is the culmination of about five years of research and input from designers across the world. But it is definitely a step ahead in innovation, right from using aerospace adhesives instead of welding, a clean and efficient fuel-burning technology to the concept, distribution strategy and marketing, and has succeeded in catching the attention of the world.

Designed to look sleek and compact, about the size of a BMW Mini Cooper, and styled to enable aerodynamics, this concept car is not for those seeking class. The four-door Nano is a little over 10 feet long and nearly 5 feet wide. It is powered by a 623cc two-cylinder engine at the back of the car. With 33 horsepower, the Nano is capable of 65 miles an hour. There's a singel wind-shield wiper, and no A/C (though a high-end version will also be out sooon) Its four small wheels are at the absolute corners of the car to improve handling. There is a small trunk, big enough for a duffel bag, but on the whole, it does give tough competition to the current favorite Maruti-800.

But a look at the side effects of this revolution is in order here. As everyone knows, India is densely-populated, and the current road conditions, narrow lanes, and lack of traffic control, and the dearth of parking structures may be on a rise if the streets get flooded with these cars!! On the other hand, neccessity is the mother of invention, so this might give rise to more infrastructure opportunities and new businesses! It will surely be a safer bet for those families of 6 who risk their lives travelling long distances on a motor-bike!!

But saying all this, whether the Tata Nano succeeds in revolutionalising the automotive industry is yet to be seen. If it delivers all that it has promised, it may surely be seen in every low-middle-class household in a short span of time. Check out more videos and pics here, and tell us what you think about this Mini Car Revolution.

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