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  1. Liquid Metal Flow Battery for Affordable Storage of Green Energy

    Aug
    16
    2018

    For years, researchers have pursued the technology for a better flow battery for the power grid that could lead to affordable storage of renewable power. In a flow battery, two liquids, one with a positive electrical charge and another having a negative electrical charge, are separated by a membrane. The membrane allows electrons to pass […]

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  2. Robot Cockroaches Will Repair Plane Engines to Keep You Safe

    Aug
    08
    2018

    Rolls-Royce, best known for its luxury cars and aero engine manufacturing, is now developing tiny “robot cockroaches” to fix plane engines. The company teamed up with robotics experts at Harvard University and the University of Nottingham to develop these tiny insect-like robots. These tiny bots will crawl into the tight spots in the engines to […]

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  3. Bicycle Drivetrain Wins 2018 Eurobike Innovation Award

    Aug
    02
    2018

    Bike parts manufacturer CeramicSpeed partnered with the University of Colorado’s department of mechanical engineering to introduce a chainless bicycle drivetrain concept. The revolutionary drivetrain, known as DrivEn, won the 2018 Eurobike Innovation Award at the Eurobike show, a major tradeshow in Germany. According to Jason Smith, CeramicSpeed’s chief technology officer, “Advancements in drivetrain technology have […]

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  4. Forget Flying Cars … Here Comes the Flying Train!

    Jul
    26
    2018

    Transportation is about to get a technology-driven reboot. Recently, Akka Technologies, an innovative engineering and consulting company based in France, unveiled its mind-blowing Link & Fly aircraft design. The new vehicle is both a flying train that can take to the air and a plane with a passenger pod and detachable wings that can travel […]

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  5. American Airlines and Delta Thwart The Idea of Bigger Coach Seats

    Jul
    26
    2018

    The CEOs of American Airlines and Delta aren’t in a hurry to make coach seats any more comfortable in the foreseeable future. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker told The Wall Street Journal he rides in coach roughly one-third of the time enabling him to get the same experience as the company’s customers while Delta CEO […]

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  6. NASA’s Titanium Spring Tires Are Nearly Indestructible

    Jul
    17
    2018

    NASA research engineers have unveiled super-elastic titanium spring tires that will help rovers designed for extraterrestrial surfaces to carry heavier payloads and explore larger areas for longer periods of time. Researchers foresee that these new tires could also be used on manned exploration vehicles that would move at much higher speeds. The design of NASA’s […]

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  7. Boeing Hypersonic Passenger Jet Could Cut Flight Times by 85 Percent

    Jul
    09
    2018

    Recently, Boeing unveiled its first concept design for a hypersonic passenger jet. This plane is expected to revolutionize air travel by cutting down a transatlantic flight from New York to London from seven hours to two. The concept was revealed during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) conference in Atlanta. The jet would have […]

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  8. Lyft Acquires the Largest Bike-Sharing Company in the United States

    Jul
    03
    2018

    Lyft has agreed to buy Motivate, the bike-sharing company which operates Citi Bike in New York City and Ford’s GoBike program in San Francisco. In fact, Motivate is currently the largest bike-sharing company in the states, reportedly responsible for nearly 80 percent of bike-share trips in the country. Lyft says it “will invest to establish bike […]

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  9. The City of London Will Be Powered by 100 Percent Green Energy by October

    Jul
    03
    2018

    Considering the need to take a strict action against climate change and with the intention to place London as one of the world’s leading environmentally friendly cities, London’s historic “Square Mile” district has announced plans to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by October 2018. To achieve this goal, the city’s governing […]

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  10. Experimental Fusion Reactor Reaches Temperature of the Sun

    Jun
    25
    2018

    Researchers from Tokomak Energy in the U.K. are claiming a new milestone in thermonuclear fusion. They were able to achieve plasma temperatures in a fusion reactor, known as the ST40 device, hotter than the sun’s core for the first time — reaching 15 million degrees Celsius (59 million degrees Fahrenheit). It’s a big achievement and […]

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  11. Smart Traffic Lights Could Cut Harmful Car Emissions

    Jun
    05
    2018

    Tired of wasting precious time at traffic junctions? Things are going to change soon. A new breed of smart traffic lights is being developed that may bring an end to stop-and-go driving. This innovative technology could slash the amount of time you spend waiting for a green light. The signals will advise motorists about the […]

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  12. Uber Unveils Prototype to Create Flying Taxi by 2023

    May
    25
    2018

    Recently, Uber unveiled a new design for its futuristic “aerial taxi,” which looks more like a giant drone than a helicopter. Uber shared the designs for its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) “flying car” concept at the company’s second annual Elevate summit in Los Angeles. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said, “We think cities are […]

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  13. Russia Launches World’s First Floating Nuclear Power Plant

    May
    24
    2018

    Russia recently launched the world’s first floating nuclear power plant out of the St. Petersburg shipyard. Known as Akademik Lomonosov, this floating nuclear reactor is moving toward Western Europe for a controversial maiden voyage. The plant will be towed through the Baltic Sea to a base in Murmansk, a port town in northwest Russia. After arriving […]

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