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batteriesTALOS special ops exoskeleton today and plans for exoskeleton divisions in 2030s

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US Special Operations have built prototypes of the TALOS exoskeleton. It is designed to shield commandos from gunfire when they are in heavy urban combat. This special situation exoskeleton system will be the first system used in combat. In five …

carbon nanotubesSuperstrong materials for electric spaceplanes instead of space elevators

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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 …

elon muskElectric Tesla Roadster with rockets will beat all performance metrics of gas sports cars

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Elon Musk wants the new Tesla Roadster is to beat gas sports cars on every performance metric by far and without exceptions. * faster from 0 to 60 mph * faster on the quarter mile * better braking, cornering and …

air pollutionClean future trucks with gasoline-alcohol engines at half the cost of alternatives

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The US trucking industry is being pressured to deal with diesel emissions. California would require that NOx emissions from medium- and heavy-duty trucks be cut by about 90 percent relative to today’s cleanest diesel. India and China mostly do not …

airplaneSome details on China hypersonic engine factory

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Fan Xuejun, head of Institute of Mechanics’ “scramjet” division – focused on using high vehicle speed to compress incoming air forcefully before combustion – was lead scientist for the hypersonic project. Fan told the South China Morning Post that …

air pollutionBosch reduces diesel exhaust smog to 1/10th the legal limits

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Robert Bosch GmbH said its engineers have developed a new diesel-exhaust system that cuts emissions to 1/10th the legal limits taking effect in 2020 and can help automakers avoid potential driving bans in Europe that threaten to doom the engine …

airplaneChina claims it has designs for a mass production hypersonic engine

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China has designs for a mass production hypersonic engine for low-cost planes or spacecraft capable of traveling five times faster than the speed of sound. The plant that would be built in Hefei, in China’s eastern Anhui province, could give …

batteriesVanadium for batteries can be extracted from Canada’s oilsands and potentially double world production

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Vanadium is a largely obscure metal often used in making steel. It retains its hardness at high temperatures, so it’s ideal for making drill bits, engine turbines and other parts that generate heat. In the oilsands, Vanadium is one of …

batteriesVanadium for batteries can be extracted from Canada's oilsands and potentially double world production

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Vanadium is a largely obscure metal often used in making steel. It retains its hardness at high temperatures, so it’s ideal for making drill bits, engine turbines and other parts that generate heat. In the oilsands, Vanadium is one of …

air forceChina has solved high altitude jet engine problems

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Video of Chengdu J-10 and Shenyang J-11 jets flying low over snow-capped mountains was posted on the People’s Liberation Army’s official website on Monday. The jets are part of China’s fleet of third-generation lightweight multi-role fighter aircraft and are powered …