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Robotic network to explore Antarctic ice shelves

Robotic network to explore Antarctic ice shelves

Jan 29, 2018 United States
One of the biggest unknowns for the future of Earth's climate is Antarctica, where the West Antarctic Ice Sheet holds so much ice that if it collapsed could bring several feet of rising seas. A new partnership will use a robotic network to observe the conditions beneath a floating Antarctic ice shelf.
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Agricultural robots and drones could become a $35Bn industry by 2038?

Agricultural robots and drones could become a $35Bn industry by 2038?

Jan 26, 2018
Robotic technology is quietly transforming the world of agriculture. In this article, we demonstrate how diverse this emerging industry is in terms of forms, functions and fortunes.
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Battery research to help super-charge electric vehicle revolution

Battery research to help super-charge electric vehicle revolution

Jan 26, 2018 United Kingdom
The University of Bath is part of a consortium of academic and industry partners awarded Government funding to conduct research aimed at overcoming battery challenges to accelerate the electric vehicle revolution.
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Volvo will start selling electric trucks in 2019

Volvo will start selling electric trucks in 2019

Jan 25, 2018 Sweden
In 2019 Volvo Trucks will start selling electric medium-duty trucks in Europe, and the first units will be put into operation together with a few selected reference customers already this year.
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Using crumpled graphene balls to make better batteries

Using crumpled graphene balls to make better batteries

Jan 25, 2018 United States
Lithium metal-based batteries have the potential to turn the battery industry upside down. With the theoretically ultra-high capacity of lithium metal used by itself, this new type of battery could power everything from personal devices to cars.
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Making fuel cells for a fraction of the cost

Making fuel cells for a fraction of the cost

Jan 24, 2018 United States
Fuel cells have the potential to be a clean and efficient way to run cars, computers, and power stations, but the cost of producing them is limiting their use. That's because a key component of the most common fuel cells is a catalyst made from the precious metal platinum.
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First new TX eCITY London taxi handed over to London cabbie

First new TX eCITY London taxi handed over to London cabbie

Jan 23, 2018 United Kingdom
It's a landmark day for London and its thousands of taxi drivers and passengers as the very first all-new electric TX taxi from the London EV Company has been handed over.
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Zero emission ship carrot and stick

Zero emission ship carrot and stick

Jan 22, 2018 Worldwide
As discussed in the IDTechEx report Electric Boats and Ships, there are several ways a boat or ship can be zero emission. It can be a fuel cell hybrid if the fuel is available where needed or pure electric where suitable charging is deployed. It can be an energy independent electric vehicle never needing fuel or charging stations.
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AI for coming mirrorless cars

AI for coming mirrorless cars

Jan 19, 2018 Japan
The industry's highest performing automotive camera technology that detects various object types at distances of up to about 100 meters, which will enable drivers to receive advanced warning for enhanced driving safety in coming mirrorless cars.
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The biocomposite market cannot grow fast enough

The biocomposite market cannot grow fast enough

Jan 19, 2018 Worldwide
Fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs) are predominantly made of synthetic fibres, such as glass or carbon, and a petrochemically sourced thermosetting resin or thermoplastic matrix. However, natural fibres and resins are on the rise because of their beneficial properties, competitive cost, legislative drivers, and consumer preferences.
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AirSpaceX presents flying electric taxi

AirSpaceX presents flying electric taxi

Jan 18, 2018 United States
Airspace Experience Technologies has revealed a sub-scale model of its autonomous, electric VTOL aircraft, "MOBi-ONE," designed to autonomously takeoff like a helicopter, fly like a plane, and transport passengers or cargo between urban centers, suburbs, and airports within 60 miles.
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Ford doubling electric vehicle spending to $11 billion by 2022

Ford doubling electric vehicle spending to $11 billion by 2022

Jan 17, 2018 Worldwide
Ford will significantly increase its investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup, Chairman Bill Ford said on Sunday at the Detroit auto show.
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IDTechEx TVGM to make autonomous car without steering wheel or pedals in 2019

GM to make autonomous car without steering wheel or pedals in 2019

Jan 16, 2018 Worldwide
General Motors filed a Safety Petition with the Department of Transportation for its fourth-generation self-driving Cruise AV, the first production-ready vehicle built from the start to operate safely on its own, with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or manual controls.
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Robotic luggage on the horizon

Robotic luggage on the horizon

Jan 16, 2018 United States
Travelmate is the first true fully autonomous suitcase. It works seamlessly in crowds and doesn't require any extra peripherals. Travelmate integrates with your smartphone to accomplish complex tasks that no other suitcase can do.
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Port of Amsterdam emission-free vessels discount

Port of Amsterdam emission-free vessels discount

Jan 15, 2018 Netherlands
Inland navigation vessels with a zero-emission propulsion system receive a 20% discount on the inland harbour dues for the Amsterdam and Zaanstad port waters.
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Surprising discovery could lead to better batteries

Surprising discovery could lead to better batteries

Jan 15, 2018 United States
Scientists have observed how lithium moves inside individual nanoparticles that make up batteries. The finding could help companies develop batteries that charge faster and last longer
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Battery electric plane takes flight in Australia

Battery electric plane takes flight in Australia

Jan 12, 2018 Australia, Slovenia
The first serially-built Pipistrel Alpha Electro took flight in Australia. The aircraft took off from Perth's Jandakot Airport and conducted two circuits around Jandakot and went on to complete another seven hours of flying over the following two days.
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The world's first self-driving store

The world's first self-driving store

Jan 12, 2018 United States
A fleet of on-demand, self-driving stores that licensed to retailers to power the most affordable on-demand delivery services across the world.
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Harnessing the power of algae: new, greener fuel cells move closer

Harnessing the power of algae: new, greener fuel cells move closer

Jan 11, 2018 United Kingdom
A new design of algae-powered fuel cells that is five times more efficient than existing plant and algal models, as well as being potentially more cost-effective to produce and practical to use, has been developed by researchers.
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EMotion all new electric vehicle from Fisker

EMotion all new electric vehicle from Fisker

Jan 10, 2018 United States
The Electric Vehicle Renaissance has truly begun - one that must be met with both timeless, yet futuristic form and hyper-intelligent function, says Henrik Fisker.