Formula 1 racing focus turns to energy management
Thermoelectric material is world's best at converting heat waste to electricity
Northwestern University scientists have developed a thermoelectric material that is the best in the world at converting waste heat to electricity. This is very good news once you realize nearly two-thirds of energy input ...
What is behind Einstein's turbulences? Calculations give initial insight into relativistic properties of this process
(Phys.org) —The American Nobel Prize Laureate for Physics Richard Feynman once described turbulence as "the most important unsolved problem of classical physics", because a description of the phenomenon ...
Delphi gasoline-injection engine technique rivals hybrid's edge
Split-cycle engine now more efficient than traditional combustion engine (w/ Video)
Converting waste heat into electricity
Bruce White worked with semiconductors and transistors at Motorola and Texas Instruments. But when he left industry for a position on Binghamton University's faculty, the materials scientist decided to take ...
Fuel-injection System That Delivers 64 Miles Per Gallon
Puffin: the one-person electric aircraft (w/ Video)
Electric-car Nemesis at top speeds is record-breaker
Platinum nanoparticles organize into specific patterns when bonded to freestanding graphene
Physicists have found that platinum nanoparticles limit their size and organize into specific patterns when bonded to freestanding graphene.
Patented airflow system decreases pollutants from large piston engines
A patent was recently issued to Kansas State University for a system that controls the airflow to pistons in reciprocating internal combustion engines—engines powered by pistons.
Improved low-temperature performance of catalytic converters
(Phys.org) —Toxic vehicle emissions, such as carbon monoxide and unburned hydrocarbons, are chemically converted to benign compounds, like carbon dioxide (CO2) and water, by catalytic converters. Although ...
The efficient choice among combustion engines
(Phys.org) —Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed an internal combustion engine that emits less than half the CO2 compared to a regular engine without compromising performance. This corresponds to fuel ...
Low-temperature combustion enables cleaner, more efficient engines
As demand climbs for more fuel-efficient vehicles, knowledge compiled over several years about diesel engines and a new strategy known as "low-temperature combustion" (LTC) might soon lead auto manufacturers ...