Electric car breaks 200 mph barrier to set new land speed record
An electric car built by BYU engineering students has once again set a world land speed record, this time besting the previous mark by nearly 50 mph.
Microorganisms found in salt flats could offer new path to green hydrogen fuel
(Phys.org) —A protein found in the membranes of ancient microorganisms that live in desert salt flats could offer a new way of using sunlight to generate environmentally friendly hydrogen fuel, according to a new study ...
Fastest electric motorcycle tops 200 mph for world record
Student-built electric car sets land speed record at Salt Flats
(PhysOrg.com) -- An electric car designed and built by BYU engineering students set a world land speed record for its weight class, averaging 155.8 mph over its two required qualifying runs, one of which was ...
After the flood: Harnessing the power of mud
(Phys.org)—On the 60th anniversary of the 'big flood' that devastated the coastline of eastern England, new research shows that integrating 'natural' sea defences such as salt marshes with sea walls is ...
Bio-assisted nanophotocatalyst for hydrogen production
A protein found in the membranes of ancient microorganisms that live in desert salt flats could offer a new way of using sunlight to generate environmentally friendly hydrogen fuel. Researchers in the Nanobio ...
Electric-powered van to make trans-Africa trip
An electric-powered van launched a trip Thursday to cross eastern and southern Africa, in an expedition designed to showcase the endurance of the vehicles and promote green energy use.
NASA evolves student rocketry challenge, enhances ties to space launch system
Student teams from 26 colleges and universities in 16 states and Puerto Rico will design and launch innovative rockets and payloads as part of the 2013-2014 NASA Student Launch rocketry competition.
Supercomputer lifts OSU land speed racer toward 400-mph goal
Building a battery-powered land speed vehicle capable of achieving a speed of 400+ miles per hour requires innovative components, corporate partnerships, hours of diligent preparation and a powerful supercomputer.
BYU's electric streamliner hums quickly, quietly over Salt Flats
(PhysOrg.com) -- Brigham Young University student engineers spent six years designing and building an electric streamliner, a special kind of racecar designed for straight-ahead speed. It achieved speeds of ...
Image: Dasht-e Lut desert detail from orbit
Wind-carved ridges and furrows in southeast Iran's Dasht-e Lut salt desert are pictured in this satellite image.