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Category Archive: Industry News

  1. Porsche’s New $18K Carbon Fiber Wheels

    Sep
    22
    2017

    In the world of automotive design, carbon fiber has played a major role in reducing vehicle weight. Wheels using carbon fiber in their construction have been around for a while, but until now these wheels were made with carbon-reinforced resin. German automaker Porsche claims to be the first to produce ultra-light wheels made with braided carbon fiber. A […]

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  2. US Power Grid Holds Up as Solar Eclipse Takes the Spotlight

    Aug
    24
    2017

    On Monday, millions of Americans put on their glasses (hopefully) and took in a rare total eclipse. While 14 states were in the dark for a couple of minutes as the moon covered the sun, the power grid in the United States was put to the test. This was especially true in California where roughly […]

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  3. New High-Strength Aluminum Alloy Could Help Hydrogen Fuel Become Viable

    Aug
    16
    2017

    Researchers at the US Army Aberdeen Proving Ground Research Laboratory have discovered a new high-strength aluminum alloy which could prove to be pertinent to the future of hydrogen fuel becoming a viable option. When testing the alloy, researchers found pouring water over its surface created a bubbling reaction and produced hydrogen gas. Of course, this reaction is extremely unique […]

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  4. Nissan Leaf Priced Lower Than the Tesla 3 and Chevy Bolt

    Aug
    15
    2017

    The 2018 Leaf will reportedly be priced from $29,995 for a base model S to $36,200 for a top-level Leaf SL. This means the Nissan Leaf will be approximately $5,000 to $7,000 less than its competitors, the Tesla 3 and Chevy Bolt. However, while the new Leaf will be cheaper compared to similar vehicles in […]

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  5. Royal Navy Helicopter Transformed Into Luxury Holiday Home

    Aug
    09
    2017

    If you love camping and spending holidays amid the pleasure of nature in fancy tents and classy tree houses, you will definitely admire this “innovative” new holiday rental home in Stirling, Scotland. This unusual holiday home is basically a retired Royal Navy search-and-rescue helicopter which has been transformed into a luxurious and unique hotel. Stirling […]

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  6. A $20 Million Crewless, Automated Ship Will Launch In 2018

    Jul
    26
    2017

    The Norwegian-built Yara Birkeland is the world’s first crewless ship and is set to launch sooner rather than later. The $20 million vessel, which is equipped with GPS, radar, cameras, and sensors, is on pace to roll out in 2018 and be fully automated by 2020. “Yara Birkeland will initially operate as a manned vessel, […]

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  7. Automotive Startup Pearl, Maker of RearVision Backup Camera, to Shut Down

    Jul
    03
    2017

    Automotive startup Pearl, which boasted plenty of tech talent lifted from Apple, is shutting down. The news comes merely a year after the small company came out of stealth mode, responsible for a sleek backup camera called RearVision. The $500 backup camera looked extremely promising, easily attachable to a vehicle’s license plate, wireless, and seemingly […]

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  8. Blue Origin to Construct Rockets In Alabama, Bringing in Hundreds of Jobs

    Jun
    28
    2017

    Huntsville, Alabama will soon become a major point of interest for private spaceflight. Governor Kay Ivey has confirmed that Jeff Bezos aims to build a production facility in Huntsville to manufacture Blue Origin’s BE-4 rocket engines. According to Ivey, this “helps cement Alabama as the preferred destination for the aerospace industry.” All in all the […]

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