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Photos: From London to Timbuktu—in a flying car

Source: CNet, Wed January 14, 2009
London, England, UK - British adventurer and pilot Neil Laughton poses in his Parajet Skycar in London on Tuesday.

Ethiopia signs deal for largest wind farm in Africa

Source: ENN, Sat October 11, 2008
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ethiopia on Thursday signed a 220-million-euro (300 million dollar) deal with a French company for the construction of Africa's largest wind farm.

Pilot completes jetpack challenge (With Video)

Source: BBC, Sat September 27, 2008
Dover, England, UK - A Swiss pilot becomes the first person to fly across the English Channel using a jet-powered fixed wing.

EU to overhaul fisheries policy this article opens in a new window

Source: BBC, Wed September 17, 2008
The European Commission launches a full review of the Common Fisheries Policy, saying the current regime fails to protect fish stocks.

106 miles per gallon—not just hot air?

Source:, Sat August 09, 2008
New York City, New York, USA - Here's a technology that might have traction -- cars that run on compressed air and fuel and provide as much as 106 miles per gallon.

Earth ‘not at risk’ from collider

Source: BBC, Mon June 23, 2008
Our planet will not be sucked into a black hole made in a new European physics facility, a report concludes.

Radically thin Lumeneo Smera ropes in enviro-minded couples

Source: DVice, Mon June 16, 2008
Paris, Franc - At only eight feet long and less than three feet wide, the Lumeneo Smera two-seater is incredibly compact.

EU to ban Med bluefin tuna fishing from next week this article opens in a new window

Source: ENN, Fri June 13, 2008
EU fisheries regulators have banned trawling from next week for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean to stop overfishing of a species that is approaching stock collapse, the EU executive said on Friday. Bluefin tuna is prized by sushi lovers and its numbers have fallen sharply after heavy exploitation by EU countries that hunt for it in these waters -- Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain.

Divers Find Caesar Bust That May Date to 46 B.C.

Source: ABC News, Fri May 16, 2008
Paris, France - Divers trained in archaeology discovered a marble bust of an aging Caesar in the Rhone River that France's Culture Ministry said Tuesday could be the oldest known.

Tesla Motors Details Strategy for Major European Offensive

Source: Edmunds, Fri April 11, 2008
San Carlos, California, USA - Tesla Motors has revealed its ambitious strategy for speeding up the rollout of its electric Roadster in Europe, including an appearance at the 2008 Paris Auto Show in October and the Top Marques Monaco auto show later this month.

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