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  1. How to Protect Tank Farms for Catastrophic Corrosion

    Sep
    14
    2020

    Tank farms are often called to withstand harsh weather conditions as they are exposed to the elements of nature, be it sun, rain, frost, and sand particles hitting their walls with speeds as wind blows on them. It’s only a matter of time before corrosion takes its toll on the vessels, and tank farm operators […]

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  2. Transparent Solar Panels for Windows Hit Record Efficiency

    Sep
    10
    2020

    Researchers from the University of Michigan recently achieved an efficiency record for transparent solar cells. This innovation could pave the way for skyscraper windows to serve as power sources. Researchers used an organic, carbon-based design of solar panels that led to this incredible breakthrough. They broke the previous efficiency record and hit the all-time high of […]

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  3. New Approaches to Strengthening Power Grid Resiliency

    Aug
    27
    2020

    The article, “Overview of Autonomous In-situ Resource Planning for High-Power Generating Stations,” describes how scientists used AI to define three optimal “resource planning approaches” to help operators regulate the voltage of high-power voltage variation (HVPV), the rate at which power fluctuations impact the energy storage systems required to preserve grid reliability. Autonomous Planning Systems “Autonomous […]

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  4. Japan’s Bullet Train That Can Run During an Earthquake

    Aug
    17
    2020

    Japan’s latest Shinkansen bullet train model, the N700S series,  has come into service. Large number of fans celebrated its debut, despite COVID-19 restrictions. The N700S S in the name of N700S series stands for “supreme”. The new model runs faster, smoother and is equipped with upgraded cabin features. Not only that, it is also designed […]

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  5. Cadillac Lyriq is an Electric Crossover with New Battery Technology

    Aug
    11
    2020

    Traditional carmakers accelerated the launch of new electric vehicles to catch with Tesla. The latest company that revealed more details about is EV strategy is Cadillac. Judging by its new electric crossover, due to launch in two years, the American luxury manufacturer has an ace up its sleeve. As expected, Cadillac will inject a lot […]

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  6. Autonomous Wheelchairs Will Help People with Disabilities in Airports

    Aug
    04
    2020

    The lives of people with disabilities will soon be made much more manageable. Many startups already work on autonomous wheelchairs, which use technology similar to self-driving vehicles to navigate around an area. WHILL is a startup from Yokohama that’s at the forefront in developing such vehicles. The Japanese company was established by a former Nissan […]

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  7. The Iconic Ford Bronco Has Returned and it Looks Awesome

    Jul
    27
    2020

    Ford has announced the revival of the iconic “Bronco”, a highly successful off-roader that was first introduced in 1966. While there have been another four generations carrying the same name, all of the successors were bigger and clumsier SUVs that were less capable when pushed out of the bounds of paved road networks. So, eventually, […]

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  8. NASA Tests SLS Rocket by Complete Destruction

    Jul
    21
    2020

    NASA is preparing for the 2024 Moon launches of the ongoing Artemis program, and ensuring that everything is working as expected is never a bad idea when you’re planning to send people out of help’s reach. In this context, the space agency has run a destructive test on the upper stage of the SLS rocket, […]

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  9. Bosch Reveals Futuristic Electric Bike Concept

    Jul
    10
    2020

    E-bikes are the next big thing in urban transportation, as people return a “back to basics” albeit high-tech approach. While the field is still dominated by “niche firms”, some of the bigger players are beginning to dip their toe in these waters. After all, the market could explode soon, and the consumer demand may overwhelm […]

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  10. New Microscope Is So Powerful It Might Revolutionize Quantum Science

    Jul
    08
    2020

    In a big breakthrough, scientists have successfully made quantum microscope that can directly observe light trapped inside a photonic crystal. This research opens up a new realm of possibility for quantum scientists It was conducted using ultrafast transmission electron microscope at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, a public research university in Haifa, Israel. […]

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  11. VW Launches its Own Home Charging Battery Packs

    Jul
    03
    2020

    VW is preparing to launch the ID series of electric vehicles, and it has started to actively promote its very own home-charging units. Similar to the Tesla “Powerwall”, the VW “Wallbox” comes in three outdoor versions, helping people pick one that matches their specific needs without having to spend more than they need to. The […]

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  12. How to Calculate Metal Weight

    Jun
    26
    2020

    Calculating the weight of a said alloy is very important in engineering, as it directly affects the performance of the material. The weight of a single piece of alloy with the same dimensions can vary greatly even in materials that have similar properties. That is because alloys are composed of many different elements, each having […]

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  13. Tesla Will Build its Cybertruck Gigafactory in Central USA

    Jun
    23
    2020

    Elon Musk continues to search for the best location to build the largely-anticipated Cybertruck, the company’s first foray into the pickup truck market. According to Musk, the Gigafactory will probably be located in Central USA, with Texas being the first option. The reason why Elon wants the central USA to be the location of the […]

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  14. Why Diesel Engines Produce Higher Torque than Gas Engines

    Jun
    16
    2020

    Torque is the measure of force that causes an object to rotate about an axis. On car engines, it is the force that spins the engine crankshaft, and to the driver, it feels like the “guts” of the motor, or the “pulling” force when trying to climb steep hills. Although gasoline internal combustion engines are […]

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  15. SpaceX Launched Astronauts to the Space Station in a Historic Moment

    Jun
    10
    2020

    NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were launched into space inside a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, taking a trip to the International Space Station (ISS). This was a historic moment for SpaceX which became the first private entity to send people into space, and also because the last time that NASA astronauts launched from […]

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