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Category Archive: Transportation

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Researchers Created a Novel “Tube-in-Tube” Heat Exchanger Model

    Sep
    21
    2021

    Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have used recent technology advancements to explore the new possibilities in the field of heat exchange, and the published results were vindicating. The team used metal 3D printing to build an ultra-compact unit that follows the “tube-in-tube” approach, and with massive optimizations on all possible points, they derived […]

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  7. This Is What the Next-Gen Aircraft Engine Blades Will Be Like

    Aug
    23
    2021

    Aircraft manufacturers and turbine developers are constantly on the look for new ways to squeeze more performance and better fuel economy out of their designs. With the rise of a plethora of technological innovations, especially in software-assisted simulation and the science of materials, new doors for opportunities open up all the time, sometimes unlocking optimizations […]

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  8. The Chinese Put the Fastest Maglev Train in the World on Rail

    Jul
    20
    2021

    China has unveiled the world’s fastest maglev train to be used in a commercial line, capable of reaching a top speed of up to 600 km/hr (373 mph). The train was designed and manufactured entirely by Chinese engineers in the coastal city of Qingdao, a 6.2 million people city that hosts many of the country’s […]

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  9. 10 Facts About the Nickel Element

    May
    03
    2021

    Nickel (NI) is among the most abundant materials on Earth. It’s also among the most widely used material on the planet. Most nickel is located in the planet’s core, more than 1800 miles beneath the Earth’s crust. A silvery-white material with a slight gold tinge, nickel has a relative atomic mass of 58.69, a density of 8.9g […]

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