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Electric hybrid drives for aircraft

In cooperation with several partners, Siemens has created its second aircraft powered by an electric series hybrid drive system. The two-seat DA36 E-Star 2 plane recently made its one-hour maiden flight and ...

dateJul 09, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Less friction loss in combustion engines

Researchers have developed a method that can reduce engine friction and wear even during production of engine components. Special coatings can help to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

dateJun 05, 2013 in Engineering
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Maritime personnel need better training

Hard times for the shipping companies. Some of the blame lies with ships' officers who are failing to put new procedures into practice. Shipping is an industry which demands continuous training and re-certification ...

dateApr 23, 2013 in Other
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Smart helicopter thanks to active rotor blades

Active systems in helicopter rotor blades can adapt the blades' aerodynamic properties to local airflow conditions. The use of such systems leads to lower fuel consumption, increased maximum speed and reduced noise and vibration. ...

dateMar 06, 2013 in Engineering
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