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Feb 9, 2020

Eyes to the skies: Rocket launch to be visible in DC region

Posted by in categories: space, transportation

NASA Wallops Flight Facility is scheduled to launch a rocket tonight that will be visible to the DMV as it climbs into the sunset sky.

The facility hopes to launch the 13th Northrop Grumman resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) at 5:39 p.m. near sunset. The Cygnus cargo ship (spacecraft) is the S.S. Robert H. Lawrence, named for the first ever African American selected as an astronaut.

The launch and mission will be carried live by NASA.

Feb 9, 2020

Space double-header tonight! You can watch a Cygnus cargo ship and Solar Orbiter launch live online

Posted by in categories: space, transportation

There’s a space double feature in store for rocket fans today, with two launches to some very different places off Earth. Here’s how to watch them online.

Feb 8, 2020

Iranian scientist Alaeddin Qassemi unveiled his new invention

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

The car can run on 60 litres of water and able to travel up to 900 kilometres (559 miles) in 10 hours. The power is generated after H2O is split into hydrogen and oxygen which react chemically to produce energy. — Via Science and Technology.

Feb 7, 2020

Congress Proposes Nationwide Network of Electric Car Chargers

Posted by in categories: government, sustainability, transportation

Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Andy Levin have introduced a new bill that would build a national infrastructure for electric vehicles.

The EV Freedom Act would allocate the resources for the U.S. to build a nationwide network of electric vehicle chargers within five years, Reuters reports. That would alleviate a major hurdle to widespread electric car adoption, making it far easier for the population to transition away from gas power.

Feb 5, 2020

Virgin Orbit nearing first launch

Posted by in categories: space, transportation

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Virgin Orbit says it is weeks away from the first orbital launch of its LauncherOne rocket as the company makes plans to move quickly into operations if that flight is successful.

The company said in a series of tweets Jan. 31 that is in final preparations for its test launch, with the LauncherOne rocket attached to its Boeing 747 aircraft for a final series of tests and dress rehearsals at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. That includes a captive carry flight, where the plane will take off with the rocket attached for the entire flight.

The company didn’t disclose when that launch would take place beyond that it was “really close” to being ready for the flight. Dan Hart, chief executive of Virgin Orbit, said that launch would take place in the “coming weeks” during a panel discussion at the SmallSat Symposium here Feb. 4.

Feb 4, 2020

Indian oil giant, Israeli start-up to develop metal-air batteries

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

India’s largest commercial oil company, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., will partner with Lod-based energy start-up Phinergy to develop and produce innovative metal-air batteries, often regarded as the solution for long-distance electric-vehicle travel.

Indian Oil said it had bought a minority stake in Phinergy on Tuesday, which specializes in aluminum-air (Al-air) and zinc-air technologies. Unlike conventional lithium-ion batteries that carry oxygen within a heavy electrode, metal-air systems produce energy by combining aluminum, water and oxygen from the air.

The future incorporation of the long-pursued battery solution into electric vehicles, Phinergy said, will enable long-range driving, five-minute energy recharges and lowering the cost of electric vehicles.

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Feb 4, 2020

Wright Electric To Develop 1.5 MW Motor For 186-Seat Wright 1

Posted by in category: transportation

It’s hard to imagine today, but Wright Electric is trying to build an electric aircraft for 186 passengers.

Wright Electric announced the start of the electric propulsion development program for the 186-seat electric aircraft — Wright 1.

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Feb 3, 2020

Moto Volante Flying Motorcycle

Posted by in category: transportation

This flying motorcycle takes coolness to new heights.

Feb 3, 2020

Can electric cars be charged while driving?

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

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Feb 3, 2020

Audi’s latest self-driving concept car is pure luxury and style

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Audi has unveiled the “AI: ME,” a Level 4 autonomous, all-electric concept car. Its high-tech features are contrasted with a nature-inspired design.

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