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$25.8 million Low Carbon Innovation Fund aims to help commercialize technologies that reduce greenhouse emissions.

$25.8 million Low Carbon Innovation Fund aims to help commercialize technologies that reduce greenhouse emissions.

Until September 22, Ontario will accept initial applications for funding from the Low Carbon Innovation Fund. The fund is designed to support “emerging, innovative technologies in areas such as alternative energy generation and conservation, new biofuels or bioproducts, next generation transportation or novel carbon capture and usage technologies,” according to Ontario’s Ministry of Research, Innovation…

Samsung will invest $7 Billion for NAND flash-memory manufacturing in China

Samsung will invest $7 Billion for NAND flash-memory manufacturing in China

Over three years, Samsung Electronics Co. — who are themselves the world’s largest maker of memory chips —  will invest $7 Billion on the production of flash memory in China. Samsung already has memory and cards made in China.     The new commitment will fulfil a rapidly growing demand for NAND flash memory —…

Real-time oil leak tracking with PAH sensor from Norwegian Geotechnical Institute can precisely measure hydrocarbons in water around oil wells

Real-time oil leak tracking with PAH sensor from Norwegian Geotechnical Institute can precisely measure hydrocarbons in water around oil wells

Globally, there are 496 offshore oil and gas rigs in operation.[1] The big oil spill is an obvious environmental disaster, and a response is usually immediate. Smaller and ongoing leaks, however, are difficult to detect, due to the dilution effect of the surrounding water. The cumulative impact of smaller, but undetected leaks, could be enormous. For…

Fully solar powered vehicle: an RV that runs without fuel or charging stations?

Fully solar powered vehicle: an RV that runs without fuel or charging stations?

Dethleff’s brilliant new RV may be electric, but it doesn’t need to be plugged in. It fuels up entirely with the sun and keeps refuelling as it runs down the road.     In America — where the average fuel economy for small RVs runs under 10 miles per gallon— and where the RV road-trip is…

China to totally ban gas and diesel in new car market; with interim targets of 20% electric or hybrid by 2025

China to totally ban gas and diesel in new car market; with interim targets of 20% electric or hybrid by 2025

In a move that will impact the automotive market, China announced plans to entirely ban the production and sale of all gas and diesel cars and vans. Although the date is not yet announced, China has initiated research projects that will help decide a target date.     There is no question China suffers from…

Thunder Child, the unsinkable boat? Self-righting, wavepiercing interceptor engineered to be the perfect boat for offshore patrol

Thunder Child, the unsinkable boat? Self-righting, wavepiercing interceptor engineered to be the perfect boat for offshore patrol

There’s something awe-inspiring about seeing the Thunder Child interceptor patrol boat break through waves, then leap out of the water like a dolphin. Even more amazing is its performance in a rollover. Not only can Thunder Child pierce the waves, she can also recover from full capsize thanks to a fully buoyant and water-tight cabin…

Robots save lives: robot fire-fighters take on explosive situations. SAFFiR shows how they can be ultimately be autonomous.

Robots save lives: robot fire-fighters take on explosive situations. SAFFiR shows how they can be ultimately be autonomous.

Elon Musk may be leading the call to ban killer robots, but there are definitely life-endangering situations where robots are a must. In dangerous situations such as firefighting or bomb disposal, where the site may be literally explosive, sending in five or six semi-smart robots may not only put out the fire faster, it could…

One sweet ride: a biodegradable auto made of sugar beets and flax — but what about mice?

One sweet ride: a biodegradable auto made of sugar beets and flax — but what about mice?

Gifted students from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, developed Lina, a car with a biodegradable body made of sugar beets and flax. Previously, many cars have used vegetable-based resins for upholstery and dash board components, but this group of engineers devised a way to create rigid body panels out of bio-composite sheets. Not…

As the Tesla Model 3 enters production, oil companies revise estimates of EVs on the road upwards to 530 million by 2040

As the Tesla Model 3 enters production, oil companies revise estimates of EVs on the road upwards to 530 million by 2040

Tesla’s runaway success with the relatively economical Model 3, just entering production, together with major pushes forward into plug-in automobiles from most major manufacturers has oil companies sweating the numbers a bit. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), a researcher, projects oil demand will drop by 8 million barrels by the year 2040.     Projections…

World’s largest twin engine Airbus A350-1000 passes extreme weather tests for hot weather above 40 degrees celsius

World’s largest twin engine Airbus A350-1000 passes extreme weather tests for hot weather above 40 degrees celsius

The largest twin engine Airbus, the A350-1000, successfully passed the high-temperature tests in July tests. The test was undertaken at the Al Ain International airport.     The test was designed to test behaviour and safety, including cooling performance, to ensure the big twin-engine is ready for super-hot climates. Airbus tests hot weather performance at…

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