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  • China launches own aircraft engine-maker to rival the West

    08/30/2016 4:23:28 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29 August 2016
    The state-owned Aero-Engine Group of China was created by combining a group of existing aircraft-engine companies, according to local media reports. It has about 50bn yuan ($7.5bn) in registered capital and will develop both military and commercial engines. China already makes its own planes, but has struggled for decades to develop engines that meet global requirements. 'Strategic move' China currently buys its commercial aircraft engines from General Electric and United Technologies' Pratt & Whitney. China's military jets uses Russian-made engines. President Xi Jinping called the new creation of the new company a "strategi
  • Scientists build world’s tiniest engine

    05/03/2016 6:26:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.ft.com ^ | May 2, 2016 8:08 pm | Clive Cookson, Science Editor
    Driving force: an Ant combines microscopic gold balls with a polymer gel to propel nanobots. Medicine is one potential application =============================================================================================================== High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1af0efea-1045-11e6-bb40-c30e3bfcf63b.html#ixzz47bCzo78r Scientists have developed a microscopic engine, the smallest in the world, that they say is the first one capable of driving nanobots, including medical robots that could travel through the body. The prototype device, known as an actuating nano-transducer or...
  • DoD IG Opens Investigation Into Former ULA Executive’s Allegations

    03/27/2016 12:01:39 AM PDT · by Rabin
    Defense Daily ^ | 03/22/2016 | Pat Host
    The DoD IG opened an investigation today, regarding allegations made by former United Launch Alliance (ULA) vice president Brett Tobey. DoD IG will be looking into national security space launch protocols. This investigation will include, but is not limited to, site visits, interviews and documentation review with DoD and ULA personnel. http://spaceksc.blogspot.com/2016/02/lipstick-on-pig.html "We all agree" that we must end dependence on Russia RD-180 (kerosene/LOX), and make our own (Hydrogen/Lox),engines here in the U.S.
  • Proposed EPA car-engine rule upsets NASCAR-country congressmen

    03/09/2016 2:56:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 3/09/16 | Anna Douglas
    **SNIP** The Specialty Equipment Market Association says the companies it represents support a $1.4 billion industry, selling car racing products and aftermarket vehicle parts. The business association contends that the EPA rule under consideration would make it illegal for businesses to sell car parts intended to convert traditional production engines to engines that don’t meet emissions standards. The EPA intends to finalize its proposed regulations this summer and it has reopened public comment on the issue. Three other congressmen have signed McHenry's bill: U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Bill Posey, R-Fla., and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.,...
  • Not Top Gun Yet: China Struggles With Warplane Engine Technology

    01/29/2016 9:39:11 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 29, 2016
    BEIJING: China has built a potent military machine over the past 30 years but is struggling to develop advanced engines that would allow its warplanes to match Western fighters in combat, foreign and Chinese industry sources said. The country's engine technology lags that of United Technologies unit Pratt & Whitney, General Electric and Rolls-Royce, said Douglas Barrie, senior fellow for military aerospace at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. China's Defence Ministry, in a brief statement to Reuters, said there was a "definite gap" between Chinese military technology and some developed countries, adding Beijing would continue to strengthen...
  • Want to fly at 2,500mph? BAE Systems does and is willing to pay ÂŁ20m for it

    11/02/2015 9:37:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 12:01AM GMT 02 Nov 2015 | By Alan Tovey, Industry Editor
    Defence giant BAE Systems to buy a stake in Britain's Reaction Engines, which is developing revolutionary SABRE engines for ultra-fast aircraft How an aircraft fitted with the SABRE engines might look ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hypersonic air travel and cut-price satellite launches will move a step closer when BAE Systems buys a stake in a UK company developing engines able to power aircraft at 2,500mph and into space. The FTSE 100 group is set to purchase 20pc of Oxfordshire-based Reaction Engines for £20.6m, in a deal that will see the defence giant’s expertise applied to research on the privately-held company’s engine, which combines...
  • World’s Largest Containership Also Sets Record for Largest Engine Ever

    10/28/2015 1:40:54 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 42 replies
    gcaptain ^ | November 20, 2014 | Mike Shuler
    With a capacity to carry 19,000 TEUs, the recently named MV CSCL Globe is the world’s largest containership by cargo capacity. But that’s not all it’s known for. The newbuild for China Shipping Container Lines is also noteworthy for being powered by what is physically the largest engine ever constructed.
  • Duke Engines' incredibly compact, lightweight valveless axial engine

    06/23/2015 12:50:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    www.gizmag.com ^ | September 3, 2014 | By Loz Blain
    New Zealand's Duke Engines has been busy developing and demonstrating excellent results with a bizarre axial engine prototype that completely does away with valves, while delivering excellent power and torque from an engine much smaller, lighter and simpler than the existing technology. We spoke with Duke co-founder John Garvey to find out how the Duke Axial Engine project is going. The Duke Axial Engine is lighter, more compact and already slightly more powerful than a typical equivalent engine, even though this is just a prototype Duke Engines' 3-liter, five cylinder test mule is already making a healthy 215 horsepower and...
  • This engine uses nothing but water and bacteria to power small devices

    06/17/2015 12:19:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Rachel Feltman
    In a study published Tuesday in Nature Communications, Columbia University researchers present several devices powered by the shrinking and swelling of bacterial spores in response to changes in humidity. The initial prototypes may look like child's play, but the researchers are convinced that they've only just begun to tap the energy potential of the technology. ... In the new study, his team has cobbled together devices that create lifting and piston-like motions by harnessing the natural tendency of the spores -- which are commonly produced in great quantities for probiotic supplements -- to expand and contract. The devices contain strips...
  • Ukrainian Engines Get the Boot From Russian Navy, Home Grown Preferred

    06/09/2015 6:30:00 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – New Russian Navy destroyers, originally intended to be equipped with Ukrainian gas turbine engines (GTE), will receive Russian-made engines exceeding the Ukrainian analogues, a United Shipbuilding Corporation spokesman told RIA Novosti on Monday. "The first three patrol ships of the project 11356 and the first two ships of the project 22350 are already equipped with GTEs manufactured in Ukraine. Subsequent ships of both projects will be equipped with Russian-made power units with characteristics superior to Ukrainian GTEs," the spokesman said. He added that the modernization of existing Russian GTEs has begun and will be finished in late...
  • America’s 60 Year-Old Nuclear Bomber Might Finally Get a New Engine

    10/27/2014 6:48:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 27, 2014 | Bill Sweetman
    The U.S. Air Force is taking a serious look at overhauling the nearly 60 year-old B-52 bomber—including a new engine for the ancient plane. The question is not whether it makes sense, but why it hasn’t been done before. The answers include poor planning, budgetary procedures that defied economic logic, and at least one bone-headed accounting error. The B-52 first entered service in the mid-1950s. Putting new engines on the “Buff,” or Big Ugly Fat (cough) Fella, became a possibility after 1978, when the commercial airplane business launched two modern engines, the Rolls-Royce RB.211-535 and the PW2000. Unlike the first...
  • Unbelievable: The liberal PC police are now going after Thomas the Tank Engine

    07/23/2014 6:38:45 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 40 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cameron Khansarinia
    We’ve grown accustomed to senseless liberal logic insinuating that anything that has to do with the color spectrum is somehow racist or racially charged, however; the most recent attack by The Guardian filth-spiller, Tracy van Slyke, is so stupid it just made me chuckle. Check out what she said about the demonic Thomas the Tank Engine. From The Guardian: For the record, all the “villains” on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines. I’d like to think there was a good environmental message in there, but when the good engines pump out white smoke and the bad engines pump...
  • SpaceX Set to Test Raptor Engine Components at NASA Stennis

    05/20/2014 5:11:50 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 43 replies
    SpaceRef.biz ^ | 24APR2014 | Marc Boucher
    Nearly six months after announcing that SpaceX would be testing Raptor engine components at NASA's Stennis Space Center, a ribbon cutting ceremony this past Monday officially unveiled the newly refurbished E-2 test stand. SpaceX has been working on the Raptor methane-fueled rocket engine since 2009. The new engine, a reusable engine is destined to be used in future versions of the Falcon Heavy and in the long term for the notional SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter. Testing is set to begin within the coming days after the E-2 test stand activation is completed a spokesperson for SpaceX confirmed to SpaceRef. SpaceX...
  • Turkey’s critical choice: An engine for the fighter or vice versa?

    10/23/2013 1:29:36 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Hürriyet Daily News ^ | October/22/2013 | BURAK BEKDİL
    As Turkey makes progress in its national fighter jet program, the most challenging issue remains the engine for the planned aircraft. The program contains the design, development and production of an indigenious fighter jet as Swdish Saab is under contract for pre-conceptual design As Turkey’s defense procurement officials and aviation engineers work day and night to finalize one of the three draft models for what will be the country’s first indigenous fighter jet, they face a most critical challenge: Should Turkey select a jet engine and build an aircraft based on that engine; or should it select an aircraft and...
  • Got an Engine - What do I do with it?

    10/13/2013 2:35:08 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 69 replies
    10/13/13 | Moi
    The body of my lawn mower broke. Totaled. I purchased a new lawn mower. But I now have a 6.25 HP Briggs & Stratton engine that runs as good as the day it was bought. So what do I do with the engine? (It seems such a waste to get rid of it)
  • World's Best Auto Engine ..not European?

    09/17/2013 12:55:09 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 92 replies
    youtube ^ | undated | fordofeurope
    Frankfurt Motor Show: Germans learn a stunning truth.
  • The efficient choice among combustion engines

    09/12/2013 8:20:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 09-12-2013 | by Claudia Naegeli
    ETH researchers redesigned the conventional diesel engine of a VW Golf to run on 90% natural gas. Credit: Tobias Ott / ETH Zurich Video at link. Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed an internal combustion engine that emits less than half the CO2 compared to a regular engine without compromising performance. This corresponds to fuel consumption of less than 2.4 l per 100 km. This natural gas-diesel hybrid engine is based on a system of sophisticated control engineering. The global energy markets are changing. New extraction methods are tapping into oilfields and natural gas deposits that have been inaccessible until...
  • QUESTION: What happened to DOGPILE Search Engine ?

    08/27/2013 7:54:37 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 41 replies
    Dogpile.com ^ | Aug 27, 2013 | Yosemitest
    What happened to DOGPILE Search Engine ? http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/search/home is NOT connecting, and it displays the following message. "You tried to access the address http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/search/home, which is currently unavailable. Please make sure that the web address (URL) is correctly spelled and punctuated, then try reloading the page."
  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Confirms Salvaged Engine is from Apollo 11

    07/19/2013 4:13:18 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7-19-2013 | Mandy Nagy
    Bear with me, LI readers – I’m a little bit of a geek, so I find stories like these exciting. It might not be of interest to everyone, but I do think there’s one point about it that will resonate with all of you. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos started Bezos Expeditions (as well as the space exploration venture Blue Origin) out of his “passions for science, engineering, and exploration.” Bezos, like so many others, watched Apollo 11′s launch from his television as a child in 1969. Days prior, the mission began when five F-1 rocket engines fired together in a...
  • Fire drama on Heathrow jet: delays as plane makes emergency landing with smoke pouring from engine

    05/24/2013 6:17:17 PM PDT · by oxcart · 34 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 05/24/13 | Matthew Beard
    A British Airways jet carrying 75 passengers was forced to perform an emergency landing at Heathrow today with smoke and flames pouring from one engine. Eye-witnesses reported seeing a fire in the right-hand engine of the Airbus 319 as it was forced to land just minutes after it took off at 8.17am bound for Norway’s capital Oslo. Residents on the Heathrow flight path said there was an "almighty blow-out" from the aircraft as it flew at just a few thousand feet above them. BA said the jet, which is now being examined by investigators, had developed a "technical fault". Suggestions...