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Jet Engine Development in Germany

Jet Engine Development in Germany

Revolutionary technology takes time to mature. Sometimes there are breakthroughs that enable accelerated maturing processes, but maturing still needs time. Pumping unrestricted investments into immature technological R&D can certainly improve the pace of progress, but cannot guarantee the solution of ...

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Audi’s Supercomputer

Audi’s Supercomputer

Audi has announced the implementation of a new ‘super-computer’ in their development department. Thanks to unique processing abilities, Audi’s researches can now analyze car crash models faster and better, thus improving their vehicles’ safety. According to the firm, the use ...

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Genesis of the Jet Age

Genesis of the Jet Age

Jet engine technology was one of those historical technological breakthroughs that happened in several places at the same time. The most important research and development work was carried out in England and Germany. This column will try and take a ...

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MIT and NASA Designing Silent Aircraft

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics recently won a contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to design quieter, more energy efficient, and more environmentally friendly commercial airplanes. The two million ...

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Brudeli 654L – The New Leanster

Brudeli 654L – The New Leanster

Brudeli Tech, an independent Norwegian company, has recently introduced their new three wheel Leanster – the Brudeli 654L, at Intermot 2008 (International Motorcycle and Scooter Fair) which took place between the 8th and the 12th of October in Germany. Although ...

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Twill – A Personal Two-Wheel Car

Twill – A Personal Two-Wheel Car

Chris Tacklind, president of California based company Twill Tech is one of the competitors in this year’s “Create the Future” design contest. His invention is an intriguing commute car concept dubbed Twill “Wicked.” Twill is a green, all electric, personal ...

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Students Design Sleek Cars of the Future

Students Design Sleek Cars of the Future

Students at Royal College of Art in London recently competed in an automobile design competition focused on presenting both sleek looks and futuristic technology. Cars combine energy efficiency with visual appeal by using lightweight materials and electric engines in cars ...

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Collision Free Cars are Coming

Collision Free Cars are Coming

Nissan Motor recently introduced a new prototype illustrating two technologies for avoiding collisions. The new Side Collision Prevention and Back-up Collision Prevention systems work in concert with the existing Distance Control Assist and Lane Departure Prevention systems to provide protection ...

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The Fastest Bullet Train in Japan

The Fastest Bullet Train in Japan

Japanese company Kawasaki Heavy Industries recently announced the development of the country’s fastest high speed train. Named the “Environmentally Friendly Super Express Train” (efSET), the modern marvel will propel passengers along at 350 kilometers per hour, besting the record-holding Shinkansen’s ...

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Rocket Racing League

Rocket Racing League

The Rocket Racing League (RRL) is a new futuristic sports league that was founded in 2005 by two-time Indianapolis 500 winning team partner Granger Whitelaw and X PRIZE Chairman and CEO Peter H. Diamandis, MD. The RRL combines speed racing ...

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