Monthly Archives: July 2011

Renewable Biofuels from Bacteria

Here is an interesting article from Science Daily entitled “Green and Lean: Secreting Bacteria Eliminate Cost Barriers for Renewable Biofuel Production“. A Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University research team has developed a process that removes a key obstacle to … Continue reading

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New Electrical Energy Storage Techniques

POWER magazine has been in print for about 128 years catering to the global power generation industry. They covered the earliest advances of steam power plants in the 1800s and addressed energy supply issues during World Wars I and II. … Continue reading

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Inkjet Printable Antenna For Harvesting Ambient Radiowave Energy

Harvesting of ambient energy can power small devices such as sensors and perhaps even wearable computing devices. This concept is just a miniscule application of what Nikola Tesla had in mind over a century ago, namely, harvesting energy from space … Continue reading

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Brazil is Hiring Foreign Scientists and Aeronautics Engineers

Here is an article from Aviation Week.com entitled “Brazil and the New Nomads” by George Larson. Here are some excerpts. In olden times, an aeronautical engineer signed on with one of the major airframe manufactures and spent an entire career … Continue reading

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1000 mph (Faster Than Sound) Land Speed Record Attempt Coming Late 2011

Here is an article at The Economist on the Bloodhound SSC (supersonic car) land speed record project. The Bloodhound SSC will reportedly travel at 1050 mph (1690 kph). FYI: Sound speed at sea level is 768 mph (1236 kph, 343.2 … Continue reading

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Volkswagen’s World’s Most Efficient Car: The XL1 Diesel Hyrbid

Volkswagen made a press release recently about another milestone reached by their concept car  codenamed the XL1 . They seem to be so impressed with the vehicle’s performance that they are going all out and calling it the world’s most … Continue reading

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