Towards a No-Compromise Flying 500 MPH Supercar

The Firenze Lanciare is 1000 horsepower supercar on the ground and will have jet engines to become a 500 mph flying car. Getting the first prototype will require US$20-40 million in funding. Each flying supercar will cost around 5-7 million. A basic corporate jet is $2 to 3 million. Getting certified for mass production would …

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Boeing Starliner Fail and 737 Max Halt Caused by 1997 Shift From Engineering Focus

Boeing just had another failure with the Starliner crew capsule and the rocket launching it. They failed to have a correct orbital burn and the mission failed. Boeing has had huge problems with the 737 Max. These problems can all trace back about 22 years to when Boeing abandoned 80 years of engineering culture to …

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Tesla Will Reduce Wiring in Cars From 1800 Meters to 100 Meters

Sandy Munro of Munro & Associates talks more about Tesla car technology, future plans and what Tesla is doing in China. Munro specializes in design for manufacturability and gets paid to tear down cars to find ways to improve costs, quality, design and manufacturing. At 13.5 minutes Sandy says that Tesla is reducing the wiring …

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Reaction Engines Tests Critical Pre-Cooler at Mach 3.3 Conditions

Reaction Engines is working towards air-breathing space planes and hypersonic airplanes. They have successfully tested their critical pre-cooler technology at the temperature conditions it would experience at 3.3 times the speed of sound. The pre-cooler quickly drops the temperature of the air so that the engines for a space plane or hypersonic vehicle would not …

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Microscopic Quantum Heat Engine That Outperforms Classical Engines

Researchers have used an ensemble of NV− centers in diamond for implementing different types of quantum heat engines. They have used these to demonstrate the equivalence of the power output of two different engine types, continuous and two-stroke, for small actions. Additionally, they have shown that, for very small actions, the engines produce more power …

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Elon Musk Tweets Test Firings of the New Raptor Engine

Elon Musk tweeted out the test firings of the new raptor engines. pic.twitter.com/ChEGbjTGKZ — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2019 pic.twitter.com/yFhNx3fiOD — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2019 First firing of Starship Raptor flight engine! So proud of great work by @SpaceX team!! pic.twitter.com/S6aT7Jih4S — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2019 Brian WangBrian Wang is …

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Elon Musk is in Texas for Test Firing of Raptor Engines Destined for the Starhopper

Elon Musk is in Texas for the test firing of the Raptor Engine that will be used on the Starhopper test vehicle. There has been over 1200 seconds of testing over two years on previous versions of the Raptor engine. The new raptor engine has been radically redesigned. Raptor is a staged combustion, methane-fueled rocket …

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