• Mapping Earthquake Recovery Projects in Haiti

    Haiti is still struggling to recover from the 7-point magnitude earthquake that struck on January 12th. The natural disaster disrupted everything there, including the systems that keep water clean, garbage away from homes and farm land, and people (let alone habitat and animals) healthy. Despite an outpouring of donations and promises to help from international nonprofits, shelter, food… Read More

  • Some iPhone 4s Begin Arriving A Full 2 Days Early

    Some iPhone 4s Begin Arriving A Full 2 Days Early

    As you may have read last night, Apple started emailing people who pre-ordered the iPhone 4 to let them know that it may arrive a day early. While the rest of us have to wait for June 24, those who opted to get the device delivered, should get it as soon as tomorrow, the email says. But actually, if FedEx’s tracking system is correct (and that may be a big “if”), some people… Read More

  • New FedEx truck: it's electric!

    Good on FedEx, for doing this. The USPS has been talking about going electric for their fleet, and it makes sense. After all, they put massive amounts of miles on their vehicles, and that’s got to make for a pretty serious carbon foot print. Read More

  • The Future Of Energy? Bloom Energy Boxes Already Power Google, eBay, Others

    The Future Of Energy? Bloom Energy Boxes Already Power Google, eBay, Others

    Over the past several years, there’s been no shortage of talk about alternative energy, and its potential to change the world. The problem is that most of it is just that — talk. But tonight, a report that aired on 60 Minutes showed one alternative that is not only real, it’s already being tested by companies such as Google and eBay. You simply have to watch this. Bloom… Read More

  • UPS, FedEx drivers to square off at 2009 National Truck Driving and Step Van Driving Championships next month

    King of Queens Season Five, Episode 20 (titled Driving Reign) finds Doug Heffernan and his cousin Danny squaring off in an IPS truck race. Hilarity ensues — see the video clip below. But did you know that the friendly men and women of the United Parcel Service, upon which the fictional International Parcel Service is based, have their very own real-life driving competitions? It’s true! Read More

  • FedEx converts 92 delivery trucks to diesel hybrids

    I’ve said over and over again, along with a lot of other people, that hybrid technology would make the biggest environmental impact if used in delivery trucks, municipal vehicles, and mail trucks. Vehicles like these are often limited in range but are gas hogs that travel in low gears where hybrid technology can really shine. Plus, the fuel savings of even 10% can be immense when a… Read More