Posts by Jessica Stewart

October 13, 2019

Volkswagen Transforms Its Iconic VW Beetle into an Electric Vehicle

Volkswagen continues investing in sustainable technology by converting their classic models into modern electric vehicles. The newest icon to get the more eco-friendly treatment is the VW Beetle, which has been electrified by Volkswagen Group Components in collaboration with eClassics. The converted e-Beetle has an electric engine, 1-speed gearbox, and battery based on the e-Up!—Volkswagen’s all-electric car.

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October 10, 2019

Komodo Dragons Are Covered in a Suit of Armor Buried Within Their Scales

The Komodo dragon is one of the most fearsome animals to roam the planet. These giant monitor lizards can grow up to 10 feet long and an average adult in the wild weighs up to 150 pounds—though there have been reports of one toppling the scales at 366 pounds. In their native habitat, they have no predators and therefore dominate over the chain of Indonesian islands they call home.

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October 8, 2019

10 Facts About the Parthenon, the Icon of Ancient Greece

When one thinks of history’s great civilizations, it’s impossible not to include the ancient Greeks. For centuries, they helped give birth to Western culture as we now know it. From law and politics to athletics and architecture, the ancient Greeks have left an indelible mark on society. And perhaps there’s no building that evokes ancient Greece more than the Parthenon.

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October 7, 2019

Immersive Exhibition in New York Sends Powerful Message About the Environment

Throughout history, art has been used to help educate the public about pressing social and environmental issues while also providing a creative escape. Continuing in that tradition, experiential designer Valentino Vettori—together with twelve leading environmental artists—has created an immersive experience that sends an important message about the state of our planet.

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