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Nissan Develops High-Volume, Fully Recyclable Composite Liftgate

Composite structural closures are not new to the automotive industry. There are many types of composites panels that have been utilized by various OEMs, including...

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Energy

Lead-Acid Rules as Forklift Battery, but Alternatives Pursued

When it comes to electrification, forklifts are both ahead of the car market and behind it, and they are likely to stay that way for the near future.

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Automotive

Sports Cars Embrace Array of Green Technology

The International Motor Sports Association’s Tudor United SportsCar Championship is the newly merged racing series for sports car racing in North America, ending the split between the...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Synthetic Aperture Sonar Can Help Navy Hunt Sea Mines

Since World War II, sea mines have damaged or sunk four times more U.S. Navy ships than all other means of attack combined, according to a Navy report on mine warfare. New sonar research...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

New Technology Detects Bacterial Pathogens in Soldiers' Combat Wounds

A biological detection technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists can detect bacterial pathogens in the wounds of U.S. soldiers that have...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Punch Powertrain Pushes Its Flywheel-CVT Hybrid Technology

Automakers charge more for hybrid-electric vehicles than standard cars because hybrids need costly batteries as well as motor/generators and power electronics to cut fuel...

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Imaging

Scientists Demonstrate Data Teleportation for Secure Communications

Teleportation, a long-standing staple in the world of science fiction, has become a reality for scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in terms of battlefield data...

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Power

Volkswagen Reveals Beetle Global Rallycross Racer

Volkswagen entered the 2014 season of the Global Rallycross (GRC) series racing a pair of Polo rally cars used last season on the European Rally circuit. The company has unveiled its...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Growth in Telematics Capabilities Bring More Benefits to More Users

Telematics services are rapidly moving from a luxury option to a commonly used tool. Expanded capabilities and improved coverage continue to make it easier for fleet...

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Transportation

Lighter, Stronger BMW M3/M4 Surpass Predecessors

For a car with the performance expectations of BMW’s M3 sport sedan, and, under the company’s new nomenclature, its two-door sibling, the M4, we could expect the company to resort to...

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Test & Measurement

Chrysler Adopts SAE Towing Standard for All Ram Pickups as Ford Claims 2015 Pickup Towing/hauling Title

In a July 15 announcement that was as strategically planned and precisely aimed as a sniper’s bullet, Fiat-Chrysler’s Ram Truck...

Technical Innovation
Software

Achieving Grid Convergence in Large Internal-Combustion Engine Simulations

CFD simulations can be a powerful tool when designing an internal-combustion engine; however, the results of CFD simulations often change as the grid is refined....

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Transportation

Volvo E Excavators Said to Excel in Efficiency

Volvo CE says its new EC250E and EC300E crawler excavators deliver a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency over past models, and not just due to the Tier 4 Final/Stage IV-compliant Volvo engine,...

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Energy

New Fuel Cells Increase Airplane Efficiency

Washington State University researchers have developed the first fuel cell that can directly convert fuels, such as jet fuel or gasoline, to electricity, providing a dramatically more...

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Electronics & Computers

Agile Aperture Antenna Tested on Aircraft to Maintain Satellite Connection

Two of Georgia Tech's software-defined, electronically reconfigurable Agile Aperture Antennas (A3) were demonstrated in an aircraft during flight tests. The low-power...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Hurricane-Tracking Unmanned Systems Win NASA Challenge

NASA has selected three winning designs solicited to address the technological limitations of the uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) currently used to track and collect data on hurricanes....

Global Vehicles
Green Design & Manufacturing

Ford's New 2.7-L EcoBoost V6 Designed for Lighter Aluminum F-150

A 2.7-L gasoline engine in a full-size Ford F-150 pickup? Fuel economy is important, with challenging regulatory-dictated improvements to be met—but who would want to buy...

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Transportation

JLR's All-New 2015 Modular Engines Feature Roller-Bearing Cams, Balance Shaft

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) recently unveiled fundamental details of its all-new turbocharged modular gasoline and diesel engine range designed for high levels of...