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Birth of rare 'geep' surprises petting zoo owner

Scottsdale - If you have never heard of a "geep", don't worry, neither did an Arizona woman, that is not until one of her ewes gave birth to one.

Asus PadFone X available on AT&T in US from next month

The PadFone X convertible smartphone and tablet hybrid device from Asus will finally start retailing in the US from next month.

BMW says demand for i8 hybrid outstrips initial production run

Germany's BMW <BMWG.DE> said it saw strong demand for the i8 hybrid sportscar which will go into series production in April and start customer deliveries in June.

Hybrid fleet debuts on San Francisco Peninsula of San Mateo Special

San Mateo - Riders on the SamTrans transit system for The Peninsula just south of San Francisco have been enjoying the new fleet of hybrid buses that made their official debut this past October.

Hybrid cars fail to ease Pakistan's gas woes

Islamabad - Pakistan last year announced measures to boost the hybrid car market, hoping they might help wean the country off its costly addiction to imported fuels, but seven months on the plan looks to have stalled.

Ford’s hybrid sales leader goes cordless

What could be better than America's Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, which debuted two years ago and gets the best combined miles per gallon equivalent in its class (100 combined MPGe, from the EPA-estimated 108 city/92 highway)?

NYU finance professor says Tesla stock worth under $70

Ever wondered how Tesla Motors is doing in the field of stocks and market shares? A finance professor from NYU makes a prediction but doesn't even come close.

ASUS dual-boot 'Three-in-One' Hybrid running Android and Windows

ASUS just unveiled its latest innovation called Transformer Book Trio, a dual-boot dockable tablet running Windows 8 and Android’s Jelly Bean. There's a physical hotkey allowing you to switch between the two operating systems.

Symbolia combines art and storytelling Special

Symbolia Magazine combines comics and text in digital form to present a new way of telling real-life stories. Its co-founder says Symbolia may not be the future of journalism, but it reflects where journalism is at right now.

Tesla Motors charging stations arrive on US East Coast

Tesla Motors, maker of electric cars, launched the first official Supercharger station on the US East Coast. The goal is to bring faster and more convenient charging of electric cars with lower wait time and more drive time.

List of top alternative-fuel vehicles offers valuable information

Los Angeles - A ranking of 2012’s hybrid and diesel-powered vehicles released today looks to help consumers make informed selections when shopping for new transportation.

Wildlife preserve announces birth of rare Zedonk Special

Dahlonega - A rare Zedonk (zebra-donkey offspring) hybrid was born at a Georgia wildlife preserve this week. It's easy to tell which half is zebra and which half is donkey by the adorable stockings on her tiny but steady little legs.

Ferrari, Porsche Race for Greener Pastures

The Italian manufacturer Ferrari has unveiled its new hybrid concept car, the Hy-Kers Vettura Laboratorio, at the Geneva Motor Show. Porsche also showed off its 918 Spyder with new engine and drive technology .

Lenovo unveils the first hybrid computer

A hybrid, the hot concept in the auto industry, has been adapted by the leading Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo. The company has introduced the first-ever hybrid laptop called the IdeaPad U1 at the the Consumer Electronics Show 2010 in Las Vegas.

Hybrid Taxis Gain Popularity

There are nearly 200,000 taxis in North America, all of which are driven an average of ten times more than a regular passenger car. Therefore, introducing hybrid taxis will not only save the average cab driver gas money, but will clean up the environment.

Lamborghini will launch a hybrid car called 'Estoque' in 2010

Lamborghini will unveil a prototype of its hybrid car at the Paris Motor Show (October 4 to October 18). The luxury car maker is launching it to meet the tightening emission rules in Europe.

Move Over Biofuel Technology: There's a New Hybrid in Town and It Runs on Air

If you're in the market for a hybrid, a New York company called Zero Pollution Motors may have a product for you. With prototypes available in family and econo-sized models, the company is expected to begin taking orders in mid-2009.

Digital Journal TV: The Rise of the Electric Car (Again)

In a move bound to shake up the auto industry (if it's a success), GM is partnering with the top electric utilities in North America to usher in a new age of electric cars. Digital Journal TV finds out how the classic gas pump could be nudged aside soon.

Mercedes-Benz will launch the first hybrid with lithium ion batteries

Mercedes-Benz says it has created a breakthrough in car battery technology: It will become the first car company to use Lithium-ion batteries. Currently most cars use nickel-metal hydride batteries.

Research: Craze For Hybrid Cars Could Ruin Better Technology

Hybrid electric cars are nowhere near as clean as people think. A new report by French researchers has pointed out that vehicles that run on both conventional gasoline and stored electricity are at most a stop gap solution.

General Motors Unveils Hybrid Pickups

When you think of people who are dying to get behind the wheel of a hybrid vehicle, does a pickup truck driver come to mind first? Well, General Motors is betting on it and is unveiling a hybrid pickup at the Chicago Auto Show this week.

The Future of Computers: Melding Human Brains and Technology

Could it be possible that the technology of the future is a combination of technology we know today and living organic tissue? According to Dr. Charles Higgins, a scientist who connected a moth's brain to a robot, in 10-15 years this will be nothing new.

Honda Unveils Hybrid Sports Car

Hybrids don't have to sacrifice looks to be environmentally friendly _ they can be muscular and stylish, too. That's the message Honda hopes to send at this month's Tokyo auto show with its new gas-electric hybrid sports car CR-Z.

Honda Civic Hybrid Mileage Claims Spur Lawsuit

John True spent an extra $7,000 on the hybrid model after seeing advertisements that claimed average city fuel efficiency of 49 mpg. True was horrified to discover that after 6,000 miles of driving, he only averaged 32 mpg.

Shark Pregnant in Aquarium With No Males

Veterinarian Bob George sliced a dead shark open and saw something he thought was impossible. Shutting his eyes for a second to think about what he has seen, he opened them again - and they weren't lying. A female shark was carrying a pup - but how?

NYC's Yellow Cab Fleet To Go Green

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces NYC's entire yellow taxi fleet will move to hybrid vehicles in the next 5 years. 400 hybrid taxis already put into use.

Best of the Best

For 2007, Toyota and Acura take home the big prizes for Camry Hybrid and RDX

Tom Hanks Picks Up First Electric Scion XB

Tom Hanks was quoted as saying, "There are three electric cars sitting on the moon, and now another one in my garage"

Are Hybrids Cars a Danger to First Responders?

A class trains rescuers and technicians on the special guidelines needed for hybrid electric vehicles with high voltage battery systems

Hybrid cars dangerously quiet for pedestrians

Can hybrid cars really by a health risk? The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) says they can be if you are blind, a children, the elderly, cyclists or a pedestrians
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The 2014 Honda Accord plug-in from Honda Media Photos
The 2014 Honda Accord plug-in from Honda Media Photos
Honda Media release photos
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The 2007-2008 Toyota Camry hybrid mid-sized sedan is being investigated by the U.S. National Highway...
The 2007-2008 Toyota Camry hybrid mid-sized sedan is being investigated by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for intermittent loss of braking assist.
Toyota
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The 2007-2008 Toyota Camry hybrid mid-sized sedan is being investigated by the U.S. National Highway...
The 2007-2008 Toyota Camry hybrid mid-sized sedan is being investigated by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for intermittent loss of braking assist.
Toyota
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The 2007-2008 Toyota Camry hybrid mid-sized sedan is being investigated by the U.S. National Highway...
The 2007-2008 Toyota Camry hybrid mid-sized sedan is being investigated by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for intermittent loss of braking assist.
Toyota
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South Base Superintendent of Bus Maintenance Jerie Moeller offers an enthusiastic tour of SamTrans  ...
South Base Superintendent of Bus Maintenance Jerie Moeller offers an enthusiastic tour of SamTrans' maintenance facility.
Courtesy of SamTrans of San Mateo County, CA, media dept.
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JIM MOTAVALLI
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SamTrans Board Chair Jeff Gee cut the ribbon at the Open House event  on one of SamTrans’ first hy...
SamTrans Board Chair Jeff Gee cut the ribbon at the Open House event, on one of SamTrans’ first hybrid buses, which were officially introduced back in Oct. Officials are working to have the entire new fleet on the streets by summer of 2014.
Courtesy of SamTrans of San Mateo County, CA, media dept.
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Imagine this muffin-donut hybrid filled with raspberry jam  then dunked in melted butter and then ro...
Imagine this muffin-donut hybrid filled with raspberry jam, then dunked in melted butter and then rolled in sugar.
Byron Peebles
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Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept car
Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept car
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