The top 5 is back, with home renovations, electric supercars, energy saving tyres, volcano power and pollution-destroying pants!
You did not mis-read that. In this BBC report from the Manchester Science Festival, a fashion designer has teamed up with some boffins who have created a special detergent that cleans the air as you walk down the street.
A 1950s home transformed
Sarah Lonsdale from The Telegraph meets a couple who have turned an out-dated 1950s home into an energy saving super house, complete with external wall insulation, PV solar panels, locally sourced wood panelling, LED lights, energy efficient appliances, recycled materials and more.
A concept supercar that is 100% electric
We’ve noticed a few car manufacturers lately attempting to prove that electric cars aren’t boring, and that they can be down-right exciting. Renault recently revealed the Dezir, a concept supercar that can reach 0–62mph in a moderately impressive 5 seconds.
Energy saving tyres
Sticking with the car theme, a new labeling system is being introduced to help consumers choose the right tyres. The new labels look a little bit like the energy performance certificates you see in houses and on appliances, with a rating from A–G for fuel-efficiency along with information on stopping distance and noise pollution.
Go-ahead for volcano power
In the ground below the Newberry volcano in the US state of Oregon, the rocks reach temperatures of around 315°C. Plans are under way to pump water two miles below the ground, where it can harness this heat and use it to produce green electricity.