News tagged with vehicle

A plug fit for every car

If you can't find a charging cable for your cell phone, it's an inconvenience. But what if you're away from home and can't find a charging station compatible with your electric vehicle?

Jul 04, 2014
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NREL bolsters batteries with nanotubes

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are turning to extremely tiny tubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium-ion batteries, the energy sources for ...

Jul 01, 2014
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Flight of fiction, now future prediction

Personal air vehicles (PAVs), lightweight four to five-seater aircraft that anyone with a driver's licence could fly are in the not too distant future according to a University of Sydney aeronautical student.

Jul 01, 2014
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Nano-supercapacitors for electric cars

Innovative nano-material based supercapacitors are set to bring mass market appeal a good step closer to the lukewarm public interest in Germany. This movement is currently being motivated by the advancements ...

Jul 01, 2014
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Quadcopter sees the woods and the trees

Academics at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York are capitalising on the opportunities offered by the development of low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to monitor, map ...

Jun 30, 2014
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First LDSD test flight a success

NASA representatives participated in a media teleconference this morning to discuss the June 28, 2014 near-space test flight of the agency's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), which occurred off the co ...

Jun 30, 2014
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Demonstrating a driverless future

In the coming decades, we will likely commute to work and explore the countryside in autonomous, or driverless, cars capable of communicating with the roads they are traveling on. A convergence of technological ...

Jun 24, 2014
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