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AutoTram: Combination of Bus and Tram

AutoTram: Combination of Bus and Tram

Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure, Germany, recently introduced an innovative public transportation solution, dubbed the “AutoTram”. The new vehicle is as long as a tram but has bus-like agility, allowing it to maneuver easily through crowded ...

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GoblinAero – A Hybrid Tricycle

GoblinAero – A Hybrid Tricycle

Goblin Motors, based in Arizona, USA, has introduced a new tricycle, named ‘GoblinAero’. Thanks to the vehicle’s hybrid engine – utilizing both electric power and traditional gas – it enables drivers to travel ecologically, consuming only 150 miles per gallon. ...

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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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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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Platinum Free Fuel Cell

Platinum Free Fuel Cell

In a bid to make hybrid cars more reliable and cheaper to manufacture, scientists from Monash University have designed an electrically-generated fuel cell. This revolutionary design utilizes the properties of a popular high tech outdoor and sporting clothing material called ...

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Adobe Enables Search in Flash Content

Adobe Enables Search in Flash Content

Adobe Systems recently announced that the company will team up with the on-line search industry leaders to improve search results of dynamic Web content and rich Internet applications. Adobe is providing Flash Player technology to Google and Yahoo! In order ...

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Mahalo – Human Powered Search Engine

Entrepreneur Jason Calacanis has initiated a project to create a new type of search engine, in which search results are selected from a set of pre-defined links that were hand-picked by real people. This “human-powered” engine, which was named “Mahalo” ...

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Dawn Asteroid Odyssey Begins

Dawn Asteroid Odyssey Begins

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft was successfully launched today from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The spacecraft set out on a decade long mission that will take it deep inside the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The information gathered by Dawn will ...

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Engine on a Chip

Engine on a Chip

After a decade of work, the first millimeter size turbine engine developed by researchers at MIT should become operational by the end of this summer. The new turbine engine will allow the creation of smaller and more powerful batteries than ...

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New Antimatter Engine Design

New Antimatter Engine Design

A team of scientists is currently working with NASA to develop a new form of space propulsion technology based on positrons. This revolutionary antimatter engine will require only a few milligrams of positrons to send a spaceship to Mars. Facing ...

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