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March 31, 2010

Revlon introduces Almay Intense i-Color(TM)


Intensify the Natural Beauty of Your Eye Color.


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"There are many features on the body that get noticed, but only a few that stay with a person after you leave the room. Gorgeous eyes are at the top of that list," says Revlon. "How can you be sure that you're remembered for your intensely blue, green, brown or hazel gaze? The Almay Intense i-Color collection with Light Interplay Technology enhances your natural eye color to reveal brighter and more intense eye color."

How does it work? According to Revlon, the collection, composed of an eye shadow trio, eyeliner and mascara specially created for brown, blue, hazel and green eyes, uses Light Interplay Technology to instantly brighten and intensify the unique color of your eyes. The way the Light Interplay Technology works is intense pigments are combined with mineral structures to reflect light in such an angle that it creates a more intense and alluring enhanced eye color. Blues, browns, hazels and greens are brighter and more captivating.

The company explains that the collection works best when all used together:

Almay Intense i-Color Eye Shadow is formulated with rich colors and light reflecting pearls to add brightness and dimension to eye color.

Almay Intense i-Color Eyeliner is a rich, kohl liner that adds definition and dimension to eyes.

And finally, Almay Intense i-Color Mascara delivers instantly full, mega sized lashes with an oversized brush that uses light reflecting technology and pigments to intensify your unique eye color.

"So leave an impression with just a gaze using Almay Intense i-Color Eye Shadow, Eyeliner and Mascara," advises Revlon.

Source: Revlon Consumer Products Corporation

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March 30, 2010

BorgWarner Opens New Manufacturing Facility in India


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Photo: BorgWarner Thermal Systems has opened a new manufacturing facility near Chennai, India. Dan CasaSanta, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Thermal Systems; Andrew Simkin, Consul General of the United States Consulate, Chennai Office; Tim Manganello, BorgWarner Chairman and CEO; Roger Wood, BorgWarner Executive Vice President and Engine Group President; and V.D. Umashanker, Managing Director, BorgWarner Thermal Systems Chennai, attended the opening ceremonies at the company's new facility in India.


BorgWarner Thermal Systems has opened a new manufacturing facility near Chennai, India. The new 65,000-square-foot (6,000-square-meter) facility is located in a high-tech business park. The environmentally friendly building will provide manufacturing, engineering, sales, and administrative space as well as room for future expansion.

"In India, growing demand for mobility and adoption of global emissions standards is driving growth for BorgWarner's advanced technologies," said Dan CasaSanta, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Thermal Systems. "With our new facility, BorgWarner will have the ability to expand existing product lines and introduce new technologies and products."

Designed as a "green building," the facility is seeking silver certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, a set of standards for environmentally sustainable construction developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Over 30% of the grounds around the new facility are reserved for green space and shaded with trees and plants watered with recycled waste water. In addition, several water- and energy-saving devices have been installed throughout the building.

BorgWarner Thermal Systems in India produces viscous fans and fan drives for customers including Tata Motors, Tata Cummins, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra & Mahindra, and others.

BorgWarner Thermal Systems is a leading designer and supplier of components and systems for thermal management, designed to improve engine cooling, increase fuel economy and reduce emissions.

Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, based BorgWarner Inc. is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide. The FORTUNE 500 company operates manufacturing and technical facilities in 59 locations in 18 countries. Customers include VW, Audi, Ford, Toyota, Renault, Nissan, General Motors, Hyundai, Kia, Daimler, Chrysler, Fiat, BMW, Honda, John Deere, PSA, and MAN.

Source: BorgWarner Inc.

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March 28, 2010

Porsche in New York City


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Photo: Year: 1950. The classic sports car Porsche in New York City. Model: Porsche 550 Spyder.


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Photo: Year: 2010. The classic sports car Porsche in New York City. Model: Porsche 2011 Boxster Spyder.

Source: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

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March 27, 2010

The New York - Barcelona Transoceanic Sailing Record Vessels are Ready to Sail


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Photo: The IMOCA Open 60 "Estrella Damm" designed by Custo Dalmau. (Photo Credit: Nico Martinez, Fundacio Navegacio Oceanica Barcelona, Spain.)


The New York-Barcelona Transoceanic Sailing Record countdown has begun. Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden to take part in the inauguration of the Transoceanic Sailing Exhibit that includes a series of events throughout the city from March 26th through April 3rd, all leading up to the establishment of the first sailing record between New York and Barcelona. Two IMOCA Open 60s, the W Hotels and Estrella Damm, will leave New York harbor between April 5th through April 12th to arrive in Barcelona, Spain, between April 20th and 30th.

Source: Fundacio Navegacio Oceanica Barcelona, Spain.

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March 25, 2010

Global Information Technology Report 2009-2010

• Sweden replaces Denmark as world's most networked economy in The Global Information Technology Report 2009-2010 rankings.

• United States moves down two positions to fifth place.

• China (37th) and India (43rd) lead BRIC economies and continue upward trend with a 9 and 11 place improvement respectively.

• Ninth edition of report covers 133 economies, accounting for over 98% of world's GDP.


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Sweden tops the rankings of The Global Information Technology Report 2009-2010, released today (March 25, 2010) by the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland.

The report highlights the key role of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) as an enabler of a more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable world in the aftermath of one of the most serious economic crises in decades. Sweden is followed by Singapore and Denmark, which was in the number one position for the last three years.


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Photo: An overview captured during the session 'The Global Agenda 2010: The View from Davos' at the Congress Centre of the Annual Meeting 2010 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 31, 2010. (Copyright by World Economic Forum. swiss-image.ch/Photo by Michael Wuertenberg)


"Sweden, Singapore and Denmark's superior capacity to leverage ICT as an enabler of sustainable, long-term economic growth is built on similar premises, relating with a long-standing focus placed by governments and private sectors alike on education, innovation and ICT access and diffusion," said Irene Mia, Senior Economist of the Global Competitiveness Network at the World Economic Forum and co-editor of the report. "The success of these countries underlines the importance of a joint ICT vision, an implementation, by all the different stakeholders in a society for a country to take full advantage of ICT advances in its daily life and overall competitiveness strategy."


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The report is produced by the World Economic Forum in cooperation with INSEAD, the leading international business school, within the framework of the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Network and the Industry Partnership Program for Information Technology and Telecommunications Industries.


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Published for the ninth consecutive year with an extensive coverage of 133 economies worldwide, the report remains the world's most comprehensive and authoritative international assessment of the impact of ICT on the development process and the competitiveness of nations.

Under the theme ICT for Sustainability, this year's report explores the many and diverse links between ICT and sustainability, in all its dimensions.


World Economic Forum ICT Rankings


The Networked Readiness Index: View the Rankings of All Countries


The Networked Readiness Index (NRI), featured in the report, examines how prepared countries are to use ICT effectively on three dimensions:

1. The general business, regulatory and infrastructure environment for ICT.

2. The readiness of the three key stakeholder groups in a society -- individuals, businesses and governments -- to use and benefit from ICT.

3. The actual usage of the latest information and communication technologies available.


The NRI uses a combination of data from publicly available sources, as well as the results of the Executive Opinion Survey, a comprehensive annual survey conducted by the World Economic Forum with its network of partner institutes (leading research institutes and business organizations) in the countries included in the report. The survey provides unique data on many qualitative dimensions important to assess national networked readiness.


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• The cross-country analysis of the drivers of networked readiness provides useful comparative information for making business decisions and additional value to governments wishing to improve their ICT preparedness.

The report contains detailed country profiles for the 133 economies featured in the study, providing a snapshot of each economy's level of ICT penetration and usage. Also included is an extensive section of data tables, as well as each indicator used in the computation of the Index.

The editors of the report are Soumitra Dutta, Roland Berger Professor of Business and Technology, INSEAD, France, and Irene Mia, Director and Senior Economist, Global Competitiveness Network, World Economic Forum.


Get the Entire Global Information Technology Report 2009-2010


Source: The World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland.

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March 24, 2010

Creative Play of Colors: smart fortwo Sprinkle by Rolf Sachs


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Photos: An unconventional elegant eye-catcher: smart fortwo as a designer piece.


The world-famous Swiss designer Rolf Sachs has taken the smart slogan "open your mind" literally and has come up with his own ideas to design a smart fortwo for the Geneva Motor Show.

He used his unique splashing and marking technique as an unusual means of expression to create an enthusiastic and lively look with fine splashes of color.

Rolf Sachs is the son of wealthy industrialist and photographer Gunter Sachs and has lived and worked in London since 1994. Rolf Sachs is regarded as one of the big names in the creative design scene.

"smart and Rolf Sachs are a great team as both the young car brand and the work of the unconventional designer are characterised by new ideas, joie de vivre and responsibility towards the environment," explained Daimler AG. "This is why Rolf Sachs was commissioned to design the smart lounge at the Geneva Motor Show and give it a special ambience with his own personal style."

Source: Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany

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March 20, 2010

From Russia with Love: That's the Theme of The Netherlands International Flower Exhibition


Flowers Exhibition


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Photo: Accompanied by HRH Princess Máxima der Nederlanden, Mrs Svetlana Medvedeva, spouse of the president of the Russian Federation, officially opens the 61st Keukenhof international flower exhibition in Lisse, The Netherlands. She was especially invited because this year's central theme is 'From Russia with Love'.

Source: Keukenhof

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March 19, 2010

Better City, Better Life: Siemens at EXPO 2010


Siemens Shanghai


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Photos: View of Shanghai


"Better City, Better Life" - that's the theme of EXPO 2010, which will take place in Shanghai from May 1 - October 31, 2010. Siemens is supporting EXPO 2010 with green infrastructure technology.

On the 1st of May, the EXPO 2010 in Shanghai will open its doors to the world. About 70 million visitors are expected in the Chinese metropolis.

It is supposed to be the first green world exhibition in EXPO history.

As a global EXPO partner, Siemens has supplied technology used in more than 40 projects on the exhibition grounds. In addition, Siemens supplied infrastructure including technology for rapid mass transit, clean air, cleaner water and ultra-modern health care in Shanghai.


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Photo: Siemens won contracts related to the EXPO. These include high-speed trains at a speed of 300 kph from Beijing to Tianjin.


"Our green technology will continue to upgrade the city's infrastructure well after the EXPO. Thus, it is a triple win for EXPO visitors, for the host city of Shanghai and for Siemens," said Richard Hausmann, CEO Siemens Northeast Asia and President and CEO of Siemens Ltd., China.

Siemens was awarded contracts in connection with the Expo with a total value of more than one billion euros. About 90 percent of this amount is related to environmentally friendly products and solutions.


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Photo: In China, ensuring a supply of clean water is a pressing problem. Shanghai, which is naturally rich in water, suffers from polluted springs. Siemens water treatment solutions help clean up Taihu Lake not far from Shanghai.


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Photo: Shanghai buildings in the evening.


More than 50,000 energy-saving light-emitting diodes (LEDs) produced by Siemens' lighting subsidiary Osram will illuminate the pavilions and boulevards. LEDs consume 80 percent less electricity than conventional incandescent bulbs.

The China Pavilion, with a total surface area of 160,000 square meters, is one of the largest Siemens projects at the Expo.

In addition to solutions for reduced energy consumption, Siemens also supplied infrastructure in advance of the Expo that will assure adequate power supply to the city of Shanghai both during and after the event.

Source: Siemens AG, Berlin

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March 15, 2010

Global Institutional Profiles Project: Thomson Reuters Launches Academic Reputation Survey


WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS

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Thomson Reuters today announced it has launched the highly anticipated Academic Reputation Survey, which will help inform the Times Higher Education's influential World University Rankings.

The survey reflects a new approach to data gathering and analytics to provide a one-of-a-kind resource to the global scholarly community.

A unique feature of the Thomson Reuters Academic Reputation Survey is an opportunity for disciplinary focus: academics will highlight what they believe to be the strongest universities in their specific fields, both in teaching and research.


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With the ability to select from hundreds of disciplines and over 6,000 academic institutions, scholars will have great latitude in pinpointing their reputation assessment.

"Researcher engagement is critical to ensuring that this new initiative delivers what the industry has long been asking for -- a more accurate representation of the institutional landscape, from the source," said Jonathan Adams, director of research evaluation at Thomson Reuters. "The survey results, combined with clear methodology, will provide the community with a thorough, accurate, and multi-faceted data source to support institutional assessment, comparisons and rankings."


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Participants of the survey have been carefully selected from Thomson Reuters internal databases and supplemented by a third-party source for balanced coverage of disciplines and geographic regions.

The survey will represent thousands of researchers, university administrators, and students worldwide. And their responses will provide the most reliable and accurate representation of academic viewpoints used in the World University Rankings' seven year history, says Thomson Reuters.


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The Academic Reputation Survey is part of the Thomson Reuters Global Institutional Profiles Project. The initiative will create data-driven profiles of globally significant research institutions -- combining reputation feedback, scholarly outputs, citation patterns, funding levels, and faculty characteristics across disciplines in one comprehensive database.

• The data can be packaged and analyzed to different specifications, giving organizations custom information for evaluating and benchmarking their performance and supporting efforts to secure research funding.

• Get the Report: New Outlooks on Institutional Profiles

Source: Thomson Reuters

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World University Rankings 2009: TOP 200 WORLD UNIVERSITIES


Our Opinion

"Soon, any Academic Institution with Higher Global Ranking would be an Automatic Candidate for Grants, Funds, and Investment."

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March 11, 2010

U.S. Postal Service Honors Abstract Expressionists

Ten Revolutionary Works of Art Make Debut as Postage Stamps.

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The U.S. Postal Service today honored the artistic innovations and achievements of a group of artists who moved the United States to the forefront of the international art scene with the release of the Abstract Expressionists commemorative postage stamps.

The vibrant stamps feature works by Hans Hoffmann, Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell, Adolph Gottlieb, Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Joan Mitchell.

"These bold artists used art to express complicated ideas and primitive emotions in simplified, abstract form," said Linda Kingsley, USPS senior vice president, Strategy and Transition. "Although these stamps can't compare in size to their real-life canvases, they bring the passion and spirit of abstract expressionism to an envelope near you. The Postal Service is proud to pay tribute to the legacy and unique perspectives of these revolutionary artists."

Abstract expressionists believed that art no longer depicted experience but became the experience itself. They emphasized spontaneous, free expression and allowed personal intuition and the unconscious to guide their choice of imagery. Other shared traits include the use of large canvases and an emphasis on paint texture and distinctive brushstrokes.

"The abstract expressionists began one of the most important art movements in the last century, placing New York and American art at the very center of the art world for the first time," noted Louis Grachos, director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, home of four of the works featured on the stamps.

Source: U.S. Postal Service

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March 8, 2010

Cars.com Consumer Search Index: Toyota and GM Lose Ground With Consumers in February

Hyundai, Kia and Ford Accelerate on Cars.com as Longtime Market Leaders See Declining Interest.


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Amidst concerns over the Toyota recall, interest in several of the brand's popular models declined sharply in February on Cars.com. According to the most recent Cars.com Consumer Search Index, which tracks the fluctuation of consumer contact with dealers originating from the site, 6 of the top 10 decreases were for Toyota models including Rav4, Corolla, Camry, Highlander, Prius and FJ Cruiser.

GM rounded out the top ten decreases, with four models experiencing sharp declines in consumer interest - Sierra 1500, Corvette, Tahoe and Equinox.


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The Korean manufacturers Hyundai and Kia benefited directly from Toyota's troubles. Interest in the new Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Tucson and the Kia Sorento skyrocketed in the month of February according to Cars.com.

In addition to the two Korean manufacturers, Ford continued its strong performance on the site which has helped propel the manufacturer past GM in terms of total sales for the first time since 1998.


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The Hyundai Sonata topped Cars.com's list of new cars experiencing the largest increase in consumer contacts to dealers, with a whopping 106 percent increase. The Sonata was followed by the Hyundai Tucson at 83 percent and the Kia Sorento at 69 percent. Ford also had three cars in the top 10. The new Fusion, Escape and F-150 ranked 6th, 7th and 8th respectively.

The Toyota Sienna, which wasn't part of the recall, bucked the trend and ranked 4th out of the 10 vehicles experiencing the largest increase in consumer contacts to dealers.


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"The aggressive marketing efforts on the part of Hyundai and Kia are working when it comes to generating interest among car shoppers," said Cars.com Editor in Chief Patrick Olsen. "It's nothing short of surprising to see the activity that the new Toyota Sienna has generated, considering all the turmoil surrounding the automaker's recalls."

Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures, LLC, which is owned by some media companies, including Belo, Gannett Co., Inc., The McClatchy Company, Tribune Company and The Washington Post Company.

Cars.com Consumer Search Index - February 2010:

• Consumer Contacts to Dealers:

February Movers ------ % Increase
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Hyundai Sonata ------ 106%
Hyundai Tucson ------ 83%
Kia Sorento ------ 69%
Toyota Sienna ------ 30%
Honda Odyssey ------ 19%
Ford Fusion ------ 15%
Ford Escape ------ 11%
Ford F150 ------ 10%
Honda Civic ------ 9%
Chevrolet Camaro ------ 7%
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February Losers ------ % Decrease
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GMC Sierra 1500 ------ 51%
Toyota RAV4 ------ 50%
Toyota Camry ------ 38%
Toyota Corolla ------ 37%
Toyota Highlander ------ 37%
Chevrolet Corvette ------ 35%
Toyota Prius ------ 34%
Chevrolet Tahoe ------ 33%
Chevrolet Equinox ------ 28%
Toyota FJ Cruiser ------ 25%
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Source: Cars.com

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Our Opinion

"The news from the car sales front corroborates that the marketing and communications structure of a big automobile company is flawed without the following two distinct specialist divisions working in conjunction:

• One that specializes in long term advertising & marketing strategy, studies the genuine needs of diverse auto consumers, and keeps itself abreast of the trends and developments in the auto industry.

• One that specializes in short term advertising & marketing strategy, remains alert, monitors the changes and fluctuations in the wants and preferences of various categories of car buyers, watches the movements of the competitors, and looks after the situation."

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March 4, 2010

The Plastiki Expedition

An 11,000 nautical mile journey-with-a-message from San Francisco, California, to Sydney, Australia, setting sail March 2010.


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Photo: Eco-Friendly Catamaran, The Plastiki, Made From 12,500 Reclaimed Plastic Bottles Prepares to Embark on Transpacific Voyage From US to Australia. February 25, 2010. San Francisco, CA. (Photo: Luca Babini).


The Plastiki, an eco-conscious catamaran made from reclaimed plastic bottles is embarking on transpacific journey to raise awareness of ocean pollution problem by showcasing plastic debris as a resource and demonstrating real world solutions through its design and construction.

The goal of The Plastiki Expedition is to draw attention to the massive amounts of plastic debris in the world's oceans, and to showcase re-thinking waste as a resource by demonstrating real world solutions to this pressing problem.

The legacy of The Plastiki Expedition will be its capacity to shift public thinking and perception from plastics as the enemy to how plastic can become part of the solution. To solve the marine debris and waste issues at large will require a reprogramming of how the global community currently uses, re-uses and ultimately disposes of plastics.

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March 3, 2010

Porsche 918 Spyder Concept Car Unveiled in Geneva

Efficient and Fast Plug-in Hybrid Super Sports Car.


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Photo: Porsche debuts three advanced hybrids at this year's Geneva Auto Show: the Porsche 918 Spyder Concept (front center); the 911 GT3 R Hybrid (left); and the Cayenne S Hybrid (back).


On the eve of the Geneva Motor Show, Porsche has unveiled an ultra-efficient, low-emission, mid-engine super sports car featuring hybrid and electric drive technology.


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Photo: Michael Macht, President and CEO of Porsche AG, presents the Porsche 918 Spyder Concept Car in Geneva.


The 918 Spyder is one of three Porsche models with hybrid drive making their world debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

In addition to this two-seater high-performance 918 Spyder mid-engined sports car with plug-in hybrid technology, the other two models on display are:

1. Porsche's new Cayenne S Hybrid SUV with parallel full-hybrid drive

2. 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car with electric drive on the front axle and a flywheel mass battery


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Photo: Porsche 918 Spyder Concept.


The 918 Spyder concept combines high-tech racing features with electric-mobility.

A button on the steering wheel allows the driver to choose among four different running modes:

1. The E-Drive mode is for running the car under electric power alone, with a range of up to 25 km or 16 miles.

2. In the Hybrid mode, the 918 Spyder uses both the electric motors and the combustion engine as a function of driving conditions and requirements, offering a range from particularly fuel-efficient all the way to extra-powerful.

3. The Sport Hybrid mode uses both drive systems, but with the focus on performance. Most of the drive power goes to the rear wheels.

4. In the Race Hybrid mode the drive systems are focused on pure performance with the high standard of driving dynamics on the track.

According to Porsche, with the hybrid drive system offering this wide range of individual modes and applications, the 918 Spyder is able either to achieve lap times comparable to those of a thoroughbred racing car, or the extremely low emissions and high fuel economy figures of a plug-in hybrid.

Porsche 918 Spyder has lightweight body structure.


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Photo: Porsche 918 Spyder Concept.


"The driver and passenger are not only embedded in contoured sports bucket seats but also form part of the cockpit, which provides a synthesis of efficient functionality and ergonomic high-tech operation," explains the company.

The center console rises up towards the front in the 918 Spyder and houses a touch screen for intuitive control of the car's functions, serving to reduce the number of visible controls and maintain the principle of direct operation.

The control units relevant to the driver are mainly concentrated on the three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel, while the variable driving modes are supplemented by a switch enabling the driver to call up various drive programs.


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Photo: Porsche 918 Spyder Concept.


The Porsche 918 Spyder concept also comes with further innovative functions such as the Range Manager. After being activated in the Center Display, the Range Manager uses the map in the navigation system to present the remaining range the car is able to cover, naturally allowing the driver to influence that range through the appropriate choice of power and performance.

In cities with environmental alert areas the Range Manager also states whether the driver is able to reach a certain destination on electric power alone.

Applying this information and using further info on the availability and location of special energy filling stations, the driver is then able to choose his personal style of driving as well as the right battery charge and filling strategy.

Source: Porsche AG

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March 1, 2010

Airbus showcases its latest products at Singapore Airshow


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Photo: Singapore Airshow 2010 - A330-200F on display. (© AIRBUS S.A.S. 2010)


Airbus had a major presence at this year's Singapore Airshow, showcasing both its commercial and military transport products. The highlight was the first public presentation of the new A330-200F Freighter. The aircraft, which is currently undergoing its certification program, was on static display throughout the show.

The new freighter is the latest addition to the highly successful A330 Family and will enter service later this year. According to Airbus, offering the lowest operating costs in the medium sized freighter category, the A330-200F can carry more than 69 tonnes of cargo on non-stop flights of 3,200 nautical miles. The aircraft features a versatile main-deck cargo loading system, which can accommodate both pallets and containers, enabling operators to serve the freight lift needs of varying markets.


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Photo: The A380 made its first visit to Switzerland for airport compatibility tests in advance of Singapore Airlines' new service with the jetliner to Zurich, which will begin in March. (© SWISS AIR FORCE 2010)


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Photo: The A330-200 Freighter completed successful cold-weather testing in Canada, keeping this new cargo aircraft programme on track for its planned certification in March. (© AIRBUS S.A.S. 2010)


Meanwhile, Airbus welcomed over 50 Spanish students at its headquarters and final assembly lines in Toulouse, South of France as part of its commitment to establish relations with the future international engineering generations. The visiting students, mainly made up of those studying aeronautical engineering at the Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya in Terrassa in Northern Spain, spent a day at Airbus where they met industry experts, were given tailored presentations on Airbus products and had a guided tour of the company's A380 and A330/A340 Final Assembly Lines.


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Photo: Underscoring its commitment to establishing ties with future international engineers, Airbus welcomed more than 50 Spanish university students to its Toulouse, France headquarters. (© AIRBUS S.A.S. 2010)


The Spanish students belonged to The European Association of Aerospace Students, EUROAVIA, an association which aims to stimulate contacts between students and the aerospace industry. "With over 80 different nationalities working at Airbus sites across the world, Airbus is a living example of how successful an international company with cross-cultural diversity can be," said Thomas Ehm, Head of Employment, Training and Competence management at Airbus. "As an expanding company in a highly innovative industry, it is important to support young engineers and establish strong links with universities and dynamic young people who may well go on to become innovative employees of tomorrow" he added.

Source: Airbus Headquarters, France

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