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May 30, 2016

The Future of Sonar in Semiheated Oceans

May 25, 2016 — Light doesn't travel very far underwater so the navy uses sound to transmit messages. The speed of underwater sound depends on a combination of temperature, salinity and pressure. Understanding ... read more

Truck Turns Its Own Heat Into Power

May 24, 2016 — A 195-year-old discovery is behind a new system that will save vehicles hundreds of litres of fuel and reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 2 to 3 tonnes per ... read more

May 13, 2016 — Researchers have designed a portable autonomous device capable of collecting and assessing bacterial, viral and fungal biodiversity in the air as well as pollen in different urban areas and ... read more

May 13, 2016 — A volcano erupting and spewing ash into the sky can cover nearby areas under a thick coating of ash and can also have consequences for aviation safety. Airline traffic changes due to a recent ... read more

Analysis of Electric Vehicles to Optimize the in And out-of-Car Experience

May 6, 2016 — An international research team has been working to acquire, pool and develop knowledge on various aspects of electric and hybrid vehicles, such as vehicle dynamics, drivability, and noise, vibration ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Developing medical devices takes a lot of time: large parts of the control systems can be designed and tested only once the hardware is ready. Using the hardware-in-the-loop method, which Fraunhofer ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — A self-driving truck has tested successfully at speeds of up to 90 ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Cars, fire trucks and traffic signals are connected on live streets in an Arizona community, where engineering researchers are fine-tuning their technology and demonstrating its power to save lives ... read more

Autonomous Vehicles Cannot Be Test-Driven Enough Miles to Demonstrate Their Safety

Apr. 12, 2016 — Autonomous vehicles would have to be driven hundreds of millions of miles and, under some scenarios, hundreds of billions of miles to create enough data to clearly demonstrate their safety, according ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Researchers have devised and configured a new 5G radio access system for intervehicular communication. The system is intended to improve road safety in a future scenario where 5G technologies are ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — In computer aided vehicle engineering, you need accurate data on various environmental influences. This is the only way developers can conduct tests that simulate the experience of a real car. A ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — Unmanned ships have received relatively little media attention compared to aerial drones and self-driving cars. Researchers in Korea have been developing technologies to enable and facilitate the ... read more

Autonomous Cloud Seeding Aircraft Successfully Tested in Nevada

Mar. 25, 2016 — Scientists and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) engineers have successfully flight tested the first-ever autonomous cloud seeding aircraft platform. Cloud seeding flare tests were deployed from Drone ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Engineers have created a hybrid material featuring stiff metal and soft, porous rubber foam that combines the best properties of both -- stiffness when it's called for, and elasticity when a ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Researchers have developed an innovative unmanned aerial vehicle that can stay on station beneath the water, then launch into the air to perform a variety of ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Imagine a scenario where sensor-laden vehicles pass through intersections by communicating with each other, rather than grinding to a halt at traffic lights. A newly published study claims this kind ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Hype followed by disappointment: That's been the general pattern over the past few decades when an alternative fuel is presented to the public. It's a fuel du jour phenomenon, from methanol ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — A new wall-climbing drone can approach any type of structure by flying and sticking to the target and utitlizing a pose change and perching ... read more

Aviation and Volcanic Ash: Don't Build Model on Sand

Mar. 14, 2016 — Volcanic ash can damage jet engines, and volcanologists have developed a new empirical model for assessment of the risk. Their results show that tests using sand do not reflect the behavior of ash in ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — A new materials recipe has been developed for a battery-like hydrogen fuel cell that shields the nanocrystals from oxygen, moisture and contaminants while pushing its performance forward in key ... read more

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