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UW Smogmobile Offers Cleaner, Safer Alternative To Gas Or Electric Cars
...it will be difficult to attract the interest of an automotive
industry and public already committed to gas- and electric-powered cars. But he hasn't let that stop him. "I don't expect any trouble in proving that a liquid nitrogen vehicle can work, I expect trouble in selling the idea," he said. "But this has b...
DFG To Set Up 14 New Collaborative Research Centres
...anufacturing processes for the aerospace industry, automotive
and mechanicalengineering as well as the tool-making industry....
New Device Brightens Recycling Efforts
...f the Big Three automakers. Ford Motor Co.'s automotive
component operations, now know as Visteon, has supported development of the SpectraCode device and is using the product in its recycling efforts. The Environmental Protection Agency also provided funding for the research. "We at Ford have a ...
Technotes -- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's summer news tipsheet
...and color car parts A Catch-22 is emerging in the automotive
industry as manufacturers try tolighten the weight of cars by using more aluminum, yet they also must findbetter ways to recycle that aluminum. Pacific Northwest researchers have teamedwith two companies to improve the separation process of aluminum...
Coal-derived fuel burns cleaner
...ethanol, an alternative fuel beinginvestigated for automotive
spark-ignited internal combustion engines, wouldmake a poor diesel fuel as it has a high octane rating, but only a 5-cetanerating. Diesel fuel has a cetane of 45 and dimethyl ether has a cetane of 55. Once the baseline and laboratory fuel tes...
UB establishes institute for research on lasers, photonics and biophotonics
... resins that can be found in anything from toys to automotive
parts. We also are looking for colorants thatcan be activated using lasers for marking and labeling, and for doing nondestructive testing of dyed materials." Within the university, the institute already has ongoing relationships with other photonic...
Expect rapid, pervasive innovation in 21st century
... make it allhappen smoothly," Stevenson says. The automotive
leap also will depend on the refinement of fuel cells, which generate electricitythrough electrochemical reactions between hydrogen and oxygen. Developed for use in spacecraft, fuelcells emit only water vapor and would ideally use pure hydrogen as a ...
UniStates, Tufts University collaborate on new technology
...y announced today at an international gathering of automotive
industry experts in California. UniStates Technology Corporation and Tufts University are collaborating to apply this technology to make lightweight materials used in everything from cars and planes to roads and bridges. "I am happy to be working...
Biocomposites put the plant into the auto plant - and more
...als that can be fabricated into items ranging from automotive
parts to tennis rackets to housing panels to furni...mposites are gaining acceptance in everything from automotive
manufacturing to bridge building because they can be made stronger and cheaper than with traditional...
Industry explores renewable resources, such as lignin
...s. Lora will demonstrate how lignin can be used in automotive
brake pads. Other uses are in wood panels, polyurethanes for insulation boards, epoxy resins for printed circuit boards, and biodispersants. "Recent industrial applications of lignin -- A sustainable alternative to nonrenewable materials" (PMSE 243)...
Future advances of 20,000-year-old coatings technology detailed in upcoming Science magazine
...atings. Matheson notes that "a need exists in the automotive
world for a painting system with lower environment...example, the goal of reducing solvent emissions of automotive
paint took a major leap forward this year with the introduction of DuPont "Super Solids" ultra-low e...
Smart materials expand within global marketplace
...goggles, sensors for smart missiles, self-dimmable automotive
sunroofs, and flat panel information displays for use in computers, televisions, telephones, and other electronic instruments.New analysis by Technical Insights, a business unit of Frost & Sullivan ( www.Technical-Insights.frost.com ), Smart Material...
UC Riverside leads the country with the highest number of 2002 AAAS Fellows
...chine design, design theory and design automation, automotive
engineering, robot manipulators, micro-mechanical-... in mechanisms and machine theory and robotics and automotive
engineering and electromechanical systems. Mark S. Springer , professor of biology, focuses on mol...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory February 2003
...in Rate Machine enables engineers working with the automotive
industry to provide more accurate performance data to improve the crash simulations used in the design process. The ISRM also can assist the military and NASA with structural material testing needs. [Contact: Fred Strohl, 865-574-4165; strohlhf@ornl...
DuPont technology to receive US EPA's clean air excellence award
...mproving scratch and mar resistance 60 percent for automotive
finishes. The EPA will present the award during a...t continues to work with DaimlerChrysler and other automotive
partners to expand the use of SuperSolids TM across the globe.DuPont is a science company. Founded...
Common industrial chemical now linked to male infertility
...TCE is a volatile chemical used extensively in the automotive
and metal industries as a de-greasing agent. It is also found in adhesives, lubricants, paints, varnishes, paint strippers, pesticides, spot removers and rug cleaning fluids, and has been detected in both underground and surface water sources. Alrea...
R&D yields numerous applications for conductive polymers
...n clock radios, appliance and instrument readouts, automotive
dashboard displays, and aircraft cockpit displays....d circuit boards, electrochromic smart windows and automotive
rear vision systems, paint primers, antistatic flooring and work surfaces, and conducting pipes for ...
Carnegie Mellon professor skeptical about use of hydrogen-fueled cars
...iles will not offer a cost-effective way to reduce automotive
air pollution, or reduce emissions of climate-changing carbon dioxide gas, for at least several decades, according to Carnegie Mellon's David Keith, associate professor of engineering and public policy, and Alexander Farrell, an assistant professor i...
High-tech institute to hold Cal-(IT)Day@UCSD
... devices; medical technologies and bioinformatics; automotive
telematics; networking; wireless and optical communications; new media arts and visualization; culture, art and technology in education; and geosciences. The conference will also feature a panel of senior officials from state and federal agencies tha...
'Stop leak' solution found for toxicity problems in experimental gene therapy
...ion, Yuan acknowledged, would resemble how certain automotive
products can stop leaks in radiators and power steering or oil circulation systems. "That's the same analogy," he said. "It's like Jello." But that high viscosity also makes injecting the viruses into tumors more difficult. "You really have to push v...