Wireless power could revolutionize highway transportation, researchers say
A Stanford University research team has designed a high-efficiency charging system that uses magnetic fields to wirelessly transmit large electric currents between metal coils placed several feet apart. The ...
Toyota to release solar charger for electric vehicles
Solar car aims to put rivals in the shade
(PhysOrg.com) -- Plans for a solar-powered racing car which will cruise at 60mph using the same power as a hairdryer have been unveiled by students at Cambridge University.
Laser shoots down drones at sea (w/ Video)
Electromagnetic fields as cutting tools
(PhysOrg.com) -- The bodywork on motor vehicles must be sufficiently stable, but processing the high-strength steels involved -- for example punching holes in them -- can prove something of a challenge. A new steel-cutting ...
Scientists test superjet technology in Australia
Australian and US scientists have successfully tested hypersonic aircraft technology which could revolutionise international flight, officials said.
Self-driving cars set for test drive in Nevada (Update)
Nevada drivers could soon be sharing the road with vehicles that don't need them.
US hypersonic glider flunks first test flight
US military scientists lost contact with a hypersonic glider nine minutes into its inaugural test flight last week, a defense research agency said on Tuesday.
Pulling the plug on hybrid myths
(PhysOrg.com) -- Whether you call them myths, urban legends, fables or old wives' tales, there's a lot of misinformation out there about plug-in electric hybrid vehicles. These vehicles, abbreviated PHEVs, ...
Student engineers design, build, fly 3-D 'printed' airplane
(Phys.org)—When University of Virginia engineering students posted a YouTube video last spring of a plastic turbofan engine they had designed and built using 3-D printing technology, they didn't expect ...
Toyota developing alternative electric motor
Toyota Motor Corp., maker of the popular Prius hybrid car, is developing a new type of electric motor to cut its dependence on rare earth metals and lower costs, a company spokesman said Monday.
When green turns toxic: Norwegians study Electric Vehicle life cycle
Who killed the graphite anode? Researchers move silicon anode li-ion battery technology forward
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology with reversible capacity of more than 1,600 milliamp hours per gram (mAh/g) after 40 ...
Scientists spark new interest in the century-old Edison battery
Stanford University scientists have breathed new life into the nickel-iron battery, a rechargeable technology developed by Thomas Edison more than a century ago.