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carsTesla 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, …

engineeringReaction 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 …

energyMicroscopic 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 …

elon muskElon 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 …

elon muskElon 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. …

elon muskSpaceX Orbital Starship Prototype Built By June 2019 and Orbital Launch Might Be in 2019

Elon Musk has tweeted that the first orbital Starship upper stage prototype should be completed by June 2019. He has stated that the Super Heavy first stage will start construction in the spring. Previously, Elon Musk has targeted the Super …

air forceChina adds thrust vectoring for better aerial movement on J-10 fighters

China’s J-10 fighter has been upgraded with thrust vectoring controls. This allows for better aerial movement. The J-10 is a copy of the American F-16. The Chinese J-10 was built with Israeli assistance from Israel’s F-16-based Lavi fighter. It is …

carbon nanotubesSuperstrong materials for electric spaceplanes instead of space elevators

China has carbon nanotube bundles in the lab that are 20 times stronger than kevlar. They are trying to scale them up for mass production. If they succeed in mass producing tons of this material then what has been impossible …

airplanes1000 mph Supersonic business jet on track for 2023 first flight

Aerion Supersonic is still on track to its first supersonic flight in 2023. Complete certification is targeted for 2025. Supersonic business jet developer Aerion has launched preliminary design of its 12-seater, Mach 1.4-capable AS2 and revealed ambitions to develop bigger …