Posted on March 31st, 2011 by jxh
For the past three years, students from all over the country have been competing to design the ultimate vehicle that balances performance, safety and consumer appeal with fuel efficiency and emissions-reduction.
The 16 university teams participating in EcoCar: The NeXt Challenge recently tested their cars in Ann Arbor, MI, as they geared up for the Competition Finals.
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Posted on March 24th, 2011 by jxh
While this spacey-looking disk will not allow your car to time-travel, it might replace its internal combustion engine
Here’s a new approach to decreasing the environmental impact of cars: a new auto motor could make them 20 percent lighter and reduce emissions by 90 percent.
Michigan researchers have built a prototype of a disk-shaped shock wave generator that could replace the current internal combustion engine in cars. The generator is about the size of a saucepan and does not need a transmission, cooling system, or emissions regulation fluid, which would reduce the weight of a vehicle by 1,000 pounds.
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Posted on March 4th, 2011 by jxh
Anna-Maria McGowan assures a flight-phobic comedian that air travel is the safest mode of transportation
Anna-Maria R. McGowan works on designing cutting-edge technology for air vehicles of the future as project manager for NASA’s Morphing Project.
Instead of building actual airplanes, McGowan is working on futuristic technologies such as active materials for aircraft structures or wings that can change shape on command.
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Posted on March 1st, 2011 by jxh
Drivers often encounter wildlife along the road. But what if instead of the usual birds, deer, and squirrels, you could cruise alongside fish?
That vision is now a reality with the electric submarine EGO, which literally puts you face-to-face with underwater wildlife.
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Posted on February 23rd, 2011 by jxh
Dreaming about a beach break this spring?
A multinational company hopes you’ll soon be flying over water — and not just on an airplane to get there. Jetlev, a new water-powered jet pack being piloted in Dania, Fla., has the potential to fly 30 feet in the air at 22 miles per hour, making it a lot more thrilling than a water slide or jet ski.
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