Cool Concept: Leaf Produces More Energy than it Needs


This eco-friendly concept vehicle is amazing!

The Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SIAC) will be showcasing the new Leaf Concept Car at the Biejing Auto Show. The concept vehicle is one of the first to boast better than zero emissions, literally producing more energy than it needs. The car is powered by solar, wind, and other alternative renewable energy sources.

The car is inspired by the natural process of photosynthesis and will actually absorb carbon dioxide from the air. The name leaf is derived from the car's roof shape, which is covered in solar-absorbing photovoltaic cells. The car also draws wind energy through four turbines located on each of the car's wheels. To absorb carbon dioxide the body of the car is made from a metal-organic framework, which turns carbon dioxide and water into energy and oxygen.


via designboom






November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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