When car manufacturer DaimlerChrysler‘s Research department wanted to develop a new era aerodynamic, safe, comfortable and environmentally compatible car they turned to nature for inspiration. By doing this, the new The Mercedes-Benz Bionic Car has much resemblance with the box fish in terms of shape and body structure. Despite its boxy, cube-shaped body, this tropical fish is in fact outstandingly streamlined and therefore represents an aerodynamic ideal. The result was a 20 percent lower fuel consumption and up to 80 percent lower nitrogen oxide emissions.
This is a photograph of Stephanie Brix photographed by Jacob Langvad Nilsson.
On November 3, 2009, Al Gore, the world climate crisis crusader and former US Vice President, published his new book. The new book is titled “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis” and promises to come with both intriguing new questions and solutions to the global climate crisis. “Now that the need for urgent action is even clearer with the alarming new findings of the last three years, it is time for a comprehensive global plan that actually solves the climate crisis. Our Choice will answer that call,“, according to the press release. (more…)