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Category Archive: Transportation

  1. Exceptional Efficiency: Mercedes-Benz EQXX Traveled 750mi on One Charge

    Jun
    28
    2022

    The Mercedes Vision EQXX concept electric vehicle broke its record by traveling 747 mi (1,202 km) from Stuttgart, Germany to Silverstone, England. The previous impressive achievement from this ultra-efficient vehicle was back in April 2022 when on a single charge, the car managed to travel 626 mi (1,008 km) from Stuttgart, across the Swiss Alps, […]

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  2. Rocket Lab Managed to Catch Returning Booster Using a Helicopter

    May
    17
    2022

    Rocket Lab has announced the successful launch of its 26th Electron mission, which deployed 34 micro-satellites into low-Earth orbit. The highlight of this launch was the retrieval of the returning booster, as capturing and reusing these components dramatically reduces the cost of these otherwise ultra-expensive operations. Roughly 80% of the rocket’s entire worth is actually […]

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  3. AI Can Spot Defects in Aircraft Rivets by Looking at Video

    May
    09
    2022

    Article Source: MDPI Rivets play a crucial role in constricting joints on aircraft fuselages and wings, and this has been the case since the early times of aviation. Simply put, aircraft manufacturers cannot use welding for bonding panels together because aluminum isn’t tolerant to heat, riveted joints are stronger, and finally, they are easier to […]

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  4. Nickel Set to Replace Palladium as a Greener and Cheaper Catalyst

    May
    05
    2022

    Palladium prices have exploded in the past decade, going from $5,300/kg in 2008, to $15,600/kg in 2016, $60,000/kg in 2020, and standing at $75,000 per kg right now. The valuable rare metal has been historically used in catalytic converters of cars, but it’s now also required by hydrogen fuel cell technology, an emerging technology that […]

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  5. Airbus’ High-Voltage Cell to Usher 100% Electric Flying

    Apr
    29
    2022

    Airbus says the assembly of its first electric-powered aircraft platform is underway, and soon, the first test flight of the EcoPulse demonstrator model will take place. This project was developed in partnership with Daher and Safran, who designed and realized the airframe and hybrid propulsion system, respectively. Airbus has designed the battery, and this is […]

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  6. “Son of Concorde” is on its way! NASA Tests Its ‘Quiet’ Supersonic Jet

    Mar
    17
    2022

    Concorde was the world’s first supersonic airliner, it entered service in 1976. But the Concorde aircraft was grounded in 2003, three years after the crash of Air France Flight 4590, in which all passengers and crew were killed. But when Concordes were in action, they would often break the sound barrier. Concorde’s window-rattling sonic booms produced enormous sound energy, […]

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  7. Doosan Bobcat T7X is the world’s first electric digger

    Feb
    17
    2022

    Doosan Bobcat has presented a new digger and truck loader model codenamed ‘T7X’, and it’s the world’s first fully-electric excavation equipment. The product was presented during the recent 2022 CES, and it won the “Innovation Award” in the category of vehicle intelligence and transportation. The T7X features a 62-kilowatt lithium-ion battery that can keep the […]

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  8. Why The New Bridge in Genoa is Among The World’s Most Advanced

    Feb
    15
    2022

    The San Giorgio bridge in Genoa, Italy, may not look like anything extraordinary at first sight, and it’s really nothing special when it comes to design and structural ingenuity, yet it’s considered to stand at the cutting edge of technology in the field. The way through which San Giorgio is pushing the envelope lies in […]

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  9. Rolls-Royce’s All-Electric Airplane Sets Three New Speed Records

    Dec
    09
    2021

    Advances in electric motors and battery technology have triggered an explosion in the field of electric airplanes. Battery-powered electric aircraft could be the future of aviation. A raft of companies are making green aircraft. EasyJet with Wright Electric, Boeing with Zunum, and Airbus with Siemens are all in the race to create electric aircraft to go green. Now, the aero-engine manufacturer […]

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  10. New Testing Tool can Detect Thermoacoustic Combustion Oscillations

    Nov
    22
    2021

    Thermoacoustic combustion oscillations (TCO) are the peril of internal combustion engines, but detecting the phenomenon in time and taking targeted action to stop and reverse it has remained a complicated case. A team of engineers from the Tokyo University of Science and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have developed a promising tool that detects […]

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  11. Former SpaceX Engineers Develop a Portable Plug-And-Play Nuclear Reactor

    Nov
    04
    2021

    Radiant, a California-based company has gathered funding for the development of a compact, low-cost portable nuclear microreactor. The one-megawatt nuclear micro-reactor has been designed for the areas where other power generation methods don’t work. This clean energy alternative to fossil fuels is compact enough to fit in a shipping container. It can power around 1000 homes. […]

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  12. Nippon Steel sues Toyota over patent infringement

    Oct
    21
    2021

    Nippon Steel, the Japanese steel-producing giant is suing Toyota, another colossus from Japan, seeking a court injunction that will stop the production of electric cars that infringe their patent. The patent that Nippon puts forth concerns a non-oriented electrical steel sheet that is used in electric vehicle motors. This key technology concerns the adjustment of […]

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  13. Researchers Develop Method to Make Extreme Heat Resistant Carbon Composite

    Oct
    15
    2021

    Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a novel process to produce extreme heat-resistant carbon-carbon composites. Carbon-carbon composites, or reinforced carbon-carbon, are basically carbon fibers based on carbon precursors and carbon nano-tubes embedded in a carbon matrix. Every engineer loves it for its extraordinary mechanical properties such as the extremely high strength combined with […]

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