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Category Archive: Industry News

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. France Plans to Have Autonomous High-Speed TGV Trains Running By 2023

    Jun
    20
    2017

    FranceInfo has announced that France has grand aspirations for high-speed TGV trains in the future. By 2023, the country aims to have the TGV trains running, with train operator SNCF to have a prototype ready for testing by 2019. The high-speed TGV trains will cruise faster than 200 mph, equipped with sensors and an automatic braking system, are […]

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  8. GM Completes Production on 130 More All-Electric, Autonomous Chevy Bolts

    Jun
    13
    2017

    General Motors is ramping up the production of its all-electric, autonomous Chevy Bolts. In fact, the company has announced it recently completed production on an additional 130 more self-driving Bolts at its Orion assembly plant in Michigan. The new vehicles feature updated self-driving tech which comes courtesy of GM’s collaboration with San Francisco-based autonomous vehicle […]

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  9. Robocar Becomes the First Autonomous Car to Race Through the Streets of Paris

    May
    25
    2017

    Robocar recently became the first car to race through Paris autonomously. The historic moment took place at Formula E’s Paris ePrix event after the Robocar navigated the 1.9-kilometer circuit’s 14 turns without any human intervention whatsoever. It was an impressive showing for Robocar which promises big things, boasting four electric motors capable of dishing out […]

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  10. Newly Developed Thin-Film Solar Cells Are Cheaper & 100 Times Thinner

    May
    22
    2017

    When we normally think of solar cells, they are usually installed on a flat glass surface and backed by a panel which is at least several inches thick. But new materials breakthroughs are allowing significant advancements in thin-film solar cells. These solar cells look closer to 2D rather than a 3D technology. According to solar […]

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  11. The MotoGP Racing Series to Add an All-Electric Class in 2019

    May
    19
    2017

    MotoGP is already the world’s most popular racing series and it stands to gain even more viewers with its plans for an all-electric class. CEO of the racing series, Carmelo Ezpeleta, relayed to Motorsport.com upwards of 18 electric bikes could start competing as early as 2019. Don’t let the fact that the motorcycles will be electric […]

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