Editor Blogs

January 2023
DARPA Aircraft Could Maneuver Using Only Pressurized Air

Concept art for a DARPA aircraft that could maneuver using only pressurized air

­The very nature of flight makes it both inefficient and precludes stealth, but DARPA is tinkering with an experimental aircraft that could mark the greatest paradigm change since the Wright brothers. Most aircraft, both jet- and propeller-driven, use moving surfaces to control and maneuver the vehicle in flight.
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01/30/2023
Is Hydrogen Combustion the Key to Quicker Carbon Reduction?
Toyota

The hydrogen combustion engine of the Toyota Corolla Cross H2 Concept

  As more and more car manufacturers commit to going all electric in the next few years, one major manufacturer has been reluctant to exclusively tie itself to any single new technology. Toyota, the world’s second largest automobile manufacturer with a revenue of $270.58 billion in 2022, says that it is t
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01/25/2023
Most New Homes in Tokyo Must Have Solar Panels by 2025

Most New Homes in Tokyo Must Have Solar Panels by 2025

­The cost of buying a home or renting a space in Tokyo will shoot up in the next couple years – thanks to a new solar requirement. The local assembly just passed a law mandating that new homes smaller than 21,500 square feet must come equipped with photovoltaic solar panels. With an average price of arou
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01/23/2023
Female voices are not being heard in engineering
adobe
There have been many initiatives to try and attract females to STEM subjects. Opening up technical opportunities to 50% of the workforce is great for society, as it keeps well paying jobs at home. Having an educated workforce encourages companies to locate in the area, bringing more skilled jobs. Many new companie
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01/18/2023
Exercise Bike/Work Desk Combo Allows you to Charge Your Devices

Exercise Bike/Work Desk Combo Allows you to Charge Your Devices

­Acer just unveiled a solution for all those weirdos who like to work and work out at the same time. At CES 2023, the Taiwanese multinational electronics corporation divulged an exercise bike that doubles as a work desk and charges your portable devices. To be clear, none of this technology is all that revol
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01/16/2023
New tractor design is full of s**t!
New Holland

The New Holland Agriculture T7 Methane Power Liquefied Natural Gas prototype tractor

That’s what powers it! The New Holland Agriculture T7 Methane Power Liquefied Natural Gas prototype tractor can be fuelled with liquefied biomethane that can be extracted from livestock manure and slurry. The company showed off a prototype of the new tractor at its CNH Industrial Tech Day event in Phoenix, A
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01/15/2023
Some Vehicular Tech Highlights from CES 2023

BMW's i Vision Dee color-changing concept car, unveiled at CES 2023

­The Consumer Electronics Show — one of the oldest continuously operating shows in the world — is more than just a glitzy platform for gaudy new TVs and widgets. There’s also an entire hall devoted to automotive electronics, and here’s some of the cooler auto wares from CES 2023. BMW’s color-cha
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Date:
01/08/2023
 Sensor Technology Protects Vulnerable Rainforests
infineon

Ten of the new Guardian devices have already been deployed in Brazil during the summer of 2022

Often when I have the chance to meet companies at exhibitions and other events, one of the things that makes them proudest of their workplace is its environmental credentials. Usually they don’t have much of a chance to talk about many details apart from the how the efficiency of their products lowers power u
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Date:
01/05/2023
Ford to Partner with Chinese Company on Battery Factory

Ford to Partner with Chinese Company on Battery Factory

­Ford is often associated with old-fashioned American values, a successful, patriotic automotive giant that’s survived all the turmoil of the 20th century and the various recessions of the 21st. But it’s important to remember that they’re a business first and a patriot second. Case in point – their partn
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Date:
01/02/2023