Slovakia Is a Natural First Stop for the Hyperloop—No Joke. When Elon Musk proposed his wild idea for the Hyperloop almost four years ago, he billed it as an unbelievably cool way to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes.
But the first place to adopt the futuristic tech might in fact be … Slovakia. Now, the phrase “part of the former Soviet bloc” may not bring to mind the ideal setting for a revolution in transportation tech. Concept Plane Could Travel From New York To London In Eleven Minutes. Now Concorde flights are a thing of the past, it seems pretty crazy you could once commercially fly from New York to London in around three and a half hours.
However, a Canadian engineer has designed a concept plane which he claims could do that journey in just 11 minutes. Charles Bombardier is behind this ambitious and outlandish design he has called “The Antipode.” His concept has room for 10 passengers, who will travel at heights of 12,192 meters (40,000 feet) and speeds of over 20,000 kilometers per hour (12,430 miles per hour). Space Plane Company Develops Revolutionary Hybrid Rocket Engine That Could Take You Anywhere In The World In Four Hours.
British company Reaction Engines Limited (REL), which is developing an engine that could be used on space planes in the future, has received a significant amount of funding from aerospace company BAE Systems.
The £20.6 million ($31.7 million) investment, which accounts for a 20 percent stake in the company, will be used to develop the engine, with REL also planning their own space plane known as Skylon. The engine, called SABRE (Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine), has been in development in one form or another by Oxford-based REL since 1989. Although it has yet to be completed, the company is pushing toward a full ground test in 2020. It is a hybrid jet/rocket engine that allows a vehicle to operate both within the atmosphere of Earth and outside, in space. The space elevator: Extreme science fiction that’s still a long way from science fact. 14 Year Old Drives Car 1,980 Miles On One Gallon of Gas.
Open-air quantum teleportation performed across a 97km lake. Sending signals through fiber optic cable is reliable and fast, but because of internal absorption and other effects, they will lose photons—which is a problem when the number of photons being sent is small.
This is of particular concern in quantum networks, which typically involve a small number of entangled photons. Tesla Motors Launches Revolutionary Supercharger Enabling Convenient Long Distance Driving. HAWTHORNE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 24, 2012) - Tesla Motors (: ) today unveiled its highly anticipated Supercharger network.
Constructed in secret, Tesla revealed the locations of the first six Supercharger stations, which will allow the Model S to travel long distances with ultra fast charging throughout California, parts of Nevada and Arizona. The technology at the heart of the Supercharger was developed internally and leverages the economies of scale of existing charging technology already used by the Model S, enabling Tesla to create the Supercharger device at minimal cost.
The electricity used by the Supercharger comes from a solar carport system provided by SolarCity, which results in almost zero marginal energy cost after installation. Combining these two factors, Tesla is able to provide Model S owners1 free long distance travel indefinitely. The six California locations unveiled today are just the beginning. Futuristic 'airships' planned for North - Technology & Science. A British manufacturer hopes to build a fleet of airships for Yellowknife’s Discovery Air to supply remote communities and enterprises in the North, the two companies say.
The futuristic giant blimps from Hybrid Air Vehicles would cost $40 million each, Discovery Air Innovations, a Quebec-based subsidiary of Discovery Air, announced after signing a tentative deal with HAV. New engine shakes up auto industry - Technology & science - Innovation. Despite shifting into higher gear within the consumer's green conscience, hybrid vehicles are still tethered to the gas pump via a fuel-thirsty 100-year-old invention: the internal combustion engine.
However, researchers at Michigan State University have built a prototype gasoline engine that requires no transmission, crankshaft, pistons, valves, fuel compression, cooling systems or fluids. Their so-called Wave Disk Generator could greatly improve the efficiency of gas-electric hybrid automobiles and potentially decrease auto emissions up to 90 percent when compared with conventional combustion engines.
The engine has a rotor that's equipped with wave-like channels that trap and mix oxygen and fuel as the rotor spins. These central inlets are blocked off, building pressure within the chamber, causing a shock wave that ignites the compressed air and fuel to transmit energy. The Wave Disk Generator uses 60 percent of its fuel for propulsion; standard car engines use just 15 percent. Bananas Could Make Cars Leaner, Greener. Updated: Additional information from Alcides Leão was added to this story March 28 at 8:05 p.m.
The 123,000 MPH Plasma Engine That Could Finally Take Astronauts To Mars. You might expect to find our brightest hope for sending astronauts to other planets in Houston, at NASA's Johnson Space Center, inside a high-security multibillion-dollar facility.
Without driver or map, vans go from Italy to China. By Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press SHANGHAI — Across Eastern Europe, Russia, Kazakhstan and the Gobi Desert— it certainly was a long way to go without getting lost.
Four driverless electric vans successfully ended an 8,000-mile test drive from Italy to China — a modern-day version of Marco Polo's journey around the world — with their arrival at the Shanghai Expo on Thursday. The vehicles, equipped with four solar-powered laser scanners and seven video cameras that work together to detect and avoid obstacles, are part of an experiment aimed at improving road safety and advancing automotive technology. The sensors on the vehicles enabled them to navigate through wide extremes in road, traffic and weather conditions, while collecting data to be analyzed for further research, in a study sponsored by the European Research Council.