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Aug 18, 2022

Open-source software enables researchers to visualize nanoscale structures in real time

Posted by in categories: computing, nanotechnology, sustainability, transportation

Computer chip designers, materials scientists, biologists and other scientists now have an unprecedented level of access to the world of nanoscale materials thanks to 3D visualization software that connects directly to an electron microscope, enabling researchers to see and manipulate 3D visualizations of nanomaterials in real time.

Developed by a University of Michigan-led team of engineers and software developers, the capabilities are included in a new beta version of tomviz, an open-source 3D data visualization tool that’s already used by tens of thousands of researchers. The new version reinvents the visualization process, making it possible to go from microscope samples to 3D visualizations in minutes instead of days.

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Aug 17, 2022

American Airlines Announces Agreement to Purchase Boom Supersonic Overture Aircraft, Places Deposit on 20 Overtures

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The ‘Son of Concorde’ will bring back supersonic travel to the U.S…

American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, has committed to buying 20 supersonic aircraft from a Colorado-based aircraft manufacturer, whose design is still under testing, a press release from the airline said.

Traveling at speeds faster than that of the sound was a regular event before the turn of the millennium. However, when the aircraft manufacturer Concorde went under, airlines had no option but to stick with subsonic aircraft. This is the reason why flights across the world are long when with supersonic travel, they could take only a few hours.

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Aug 16, 2022

Location key to improved autonomous vehicle vision

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

QUT robotics researchers working with Ford Motor Company have found a way to tell an autonomous vehicle which cameras to use when navigating.

Professor Michael Milford, Joint Director of the QUT Center for Robotics and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and senior author, said the research comes from a project looking at how cameras and LIDAR sensors, commonly used in , can better understand the world around them.

“The key idea here is to learn which cameras to use at different locations in the world, based on previous experience at that location,” Professor Milford said.

Aug 16, 2022

A first-of-its-kind study reveals that migrant insects can travel in perfectly straight flight paths

Posted by in category: transportation

Turns out, they’re great navigators with some clever strategies for flight.

* The world-first study unlocked a century-old mystery of what insects are up to during migration * The current study followed radio-tagged insects in a light aircraft * It revealed that the hawkmoths are excellent navigators.

Insects are some of the most common migrating animals on Earth-a fact that is often forgotten. Insect migrants such as monarch butterflies, locusts, mosquitoes, and bees, far outnumber ‘popular’ migrants such as birds and mammals. Yet their migration is the least understood form of long-range animal movement.

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Aug 16, 2022

Australian engineers produce concrete from tyre, rubber, and rocks

Posted by in categories: engineering, particle physics, sustainability, transportation

The new concrete made of tyres will be eco-friendly and cheaper. Engineers from RMIT succeeded in producing concrete from materials such as gravel, tyre, rubber, and crushed rock. It is believed that this innovation will be cheaper and eco-friendly. The team is now looking into reinforcing the concrete to see how it can work in structural elements. A group of researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), has succeeded in replacing the classic method of making concrete, which is made of gravel and crushed rock, with rubber from discarded tyres that are suitable for building codes.

According to the press release that has been published by the university, new greener and lighter concrete also promises to reduce manufacturing and transportation costs significantly. Small amounts of rubber particles from tyres are already used to replace these concrete aggregates. However, the previous process of replacing all concrete with aggregates had not been successful.

The study published in the Resources, Conservation & Recycling journal showed the tyres’ manufacturing process.

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Aug 16, 2022

This super-fast jet train would tap into a whole new field of physics

Posted by in categories: physics, transportation

The company unveiled a new vehicle and accompany line that it is building between two cities in Alberta, Canada.

Aug 16, 2022

Why A Looming Copper Shortage Has Big Consequences For The Green Economy

Posted by in categories: economics, energy, sustainability, transportation

Copper prices have surged in 2021. The base metal remains in high demand, much thanks to its need in green energy projects and electric cars. In May 2021, commodities analysts at Goldman Sachs called copper ‘the new oil.’ That’s because electric cars need several times more copper than their gas-powered counterparts. And power grids getting electricity from wind, solar and hydro sources also need copper—much more than the industry is currently producing. Here’s how copper became so important to the world economy and the green energy revolution.

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Aug 16, 2022

Elon Musk teases his website ‘X.com’ as a potential Twitter competitor as he barrels toward $44 billion trial in October

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Musk responded to a question on Twitter as to whether he’d launch his own site by simply tweetingX.com” on Tuesday. The comment came after it was revealed that the billionaire had sold 7.92 million Tesla shares worth $6.9 billion ahead of the very real chance he could be forced to purchase Twitter.

“In the (hopefully unlikely) event that Twitter forces this deal to close *and* some equity partners don’t come through, it is important to avoid an emergency sale of Tesla stock,” Musk said about the sale on Twitter.

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Aug 16, 2022

Indonesia says Tesla strikes $5 billion deal to buy nickel products

Posted by in categories: economics, Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

JAKARTA, Aug 8 (Reuters) — U.S. carmaker Tesla (TSLA.O) has signed contracts worth about $5 billion to buy materials for their batteries from nickel processing companies in Indonesia, a senior cabinet minister told CNBC Indonesia.

Southeast Asia’s biggest economy has been trying to get Tesla to set up a production facility in the country, which has major nickel reserves. President Joko Widodo met with Tesla founder Elon Musk earlier this year to drum up investment. read more

“We are still in constant negotiation with Tesla … but they have started buying two excellent products from Indonesia,” Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan said in an interview broadcast on Monday.

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Aug 16, 2022

These New Technologies Will Revolutionize How We Travel FOREVER!

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, transportation

In today’s video we take a deep dive into the Future of Transportation. There has been no denying the fact that for several years in the past, the world has been undergoing massive changes, thanks to the advancement in technology. However, when it comes to transportation, the changes have not been that great. Transportations method such as cars, trains, ships, and planes have improved somewhat in functionality over time, but since their creation, they have in large part stayed the same.

With that being said however, when we look at the latest advancements in technology, it looks that the rate of change is about to make a dramatic acceleration. If you are interested in knowing what the future holds when it comes to transportation, then make sure to stick with us all the way till the end.

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