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  • Scientists build world’s tiniest engine

    05/03/2016 6:26:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | 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 to buy additional rights. 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. "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 Ā£20m for it

    11/02/2015 9:37:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies ^ | 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 Ā£20.6m, in a deal that will see the defence giantā€™s expertise applied to research on the privately-held companyā€™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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
    WeĀ’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: ļ„¨For the record, all the Ā“villainsĀ” on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines. IĀ’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 ^ | 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 ^ | Aug 27, 2013 | Yosemitest
    What happened to DOGPILE Search Engine ? is NOT connecting, and it displays the following message. "You tried to access the address, 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 Ā– IĀ’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 thereĀ’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 Ā“passions for science, engineering, and exploration.Ā” Bezos, like so many others, watched Apollo 11ā€²s 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...
  • The DIY Chevrolet V12

    05/07/2013 5:10:38 AM PDT · by Freeport · 36 replies
    LS1Tech.ocm ^ | 05-01-2013 | V12Baker
    Hey all! Figured i'd throw up the build we are working on! Another LS12 build We're currently in the process of building this one, the crank is almost done and finished the cam earlier today. Found this 1471 littlefield blower laying around so we decided to make a new intake for the next step. Have several already completed blocks layin around so this is the first one we've built that we're going to be putting in our own car! Plan is for this one to go in a Datsun 240z. I'll update when we get further!
  • This New Fusion Engine Will Cut The Travel Time To Mars Down To Six Weeks

    10/04/2012 1:15:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/4/12 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Brace yourselves: Researchers at University of Huntsville in Alabama say they are using "Dilithium Crystals" in a new fusion impulse engine that could cut the travel time to Mars down to as little as six weeks, not the six months it takes now. Txchnologist, an online magazine sponsored by General Electric, talked to team member and aerospace engineering PH.D. candidate Ross Cortez, he said "The fusion fuel we're focusing on is deuterium [a stable isotope of hydrogen] and Li6 [a stable isotope of the metal lithium] in a crystal structure." "That's basically dilithium crystals we're using," he said (Snip) The
  • Volvo Unveils 13-Liter Natural Gas Engine for North American Market

    05/22/2012 1:43:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | Published May 22, 2012 | By Philippe Crowe
    Volvo Trucks unveiled last week its plans to launch a 13-liter heavy-duty natural gas engine featuring Westport high pressure direct injection (HPDI) technology. The engine, marketed under the “Blue Power” designation, is scheduled to launch for the North American market in 2014. The engine’s advanced high pressure diesel ignition technology will provide significant fuel efficiency gains compared with current natural gas products. Combined with the company’s previously announced offering of compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNM and VNL model daycabs, the new engine will provide customers with a complete range of natural gas-powered transportation solutions. Volvo is also testing another...
  • Circle Cycle engine (new type of car engine. Darndest thing I have seen in awhile)

    01/28/2012 3:50:00 PM PST · by dynachrome · 88 replies · 1+ views
    What is it? Orbital,non-reciprocating internal combustion engine. Piston/Cylinder structured Adaptable to all liquid or gaseous fuels Ultra efficient Patent # 7721687B1; & Patents Pending

    12/28/2011 10:31:18 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    Photobucket ^ | swampsniper
    Raw power!
  • NASA confiscates web-auctioned rocket engine

    12/01/2011 2:28:49 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 11/30/11 | David Shiga
    You can buy anything on the internet – even, until recently, a rocket engine. NASA has since confiscated the engine, which contains technology that could form the basis of missiles as well as spacecraft. But the incident highlights security concerns at the space agency . Called the RL-10, this type of engine powered NASA's Saturn-I rocket in the 1960s. That was a precursor to the larger Saturn-V, which took astronauts to the moon. In a recent report, NASA's Office of Inspector General (OIG) described how in July, it confiscated an RL-10 from a man who had put the engine up...
  • Eurojet offers Korea chance to join consortium

    10/14/2011 8:24:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Korea Times ^ | 10-14-2011 | Jung Sung-ki
    Eurojet offers Korea chance to join consortium By Jung Sung-ki Korea has a chance to join a European military engine consortium for joint manufacturing, development and marketing. The offer is conditional to the country deciding to power its new-generation aircraft with a European engine, according to a key executive from Eurojet Turbo GmbH. Eurojet is a four-nation military aerospace engine consortium involving the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Germany. The consortium has already secured orders of 1,500 EJ200 engines internationally and expects hundreds more, according to Paul Herrmann, Eurojet’s vice president-sales, as India and other nations are considering buying Eurofighter...
  • A New Generation of Green Wheels [Frankfurt International Motor Show]

    09/23/2011 12:03:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 23 SEP 2011 | By Kristina Grifantini
    A gallery of electric and hybrid vehicles on display at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany. Prototype and production hybrids and electric cars debuted this week at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany. Car manufacturers showed off sportier designs—and some outlandish models. The i8, shown here, is BMW's first plug-in hybrid sports car. It can reach 62 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds, has a top speed of 155 mph, and can achieve 87 miles per gallon. It weighs 3,200 pounds. A version of the car will probably be on sale by the end of 2013. Credit: Internationale...
  • Very Cool: A 1/5 scale Merlin Engine

    08/18/2011 12:44:21 PM PDT · by central_va · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/18/11 | Barrington Hares
    Rolls Royce Merlin 1/5 scale model by Barrington Hares
  • China defense industry faces homemade engine troubles

    07/19/2011 9:14:56 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    The Straits Times/Asia News Network ^ | July 20, 2011 | Robert Karniol
    China defense industry faces homemade engine troubles Wednesday, July 20, 2011 By Robert Karniol, The Straits Times/Asia News Network SINGAPORE -- China can send a man into space and a rocket into lunar orbit but, paradoxically, its defense industry cannot build a top-end aircraft engine. Or an engine sophisticated enough to power advanced surface ships and armored vehicles. But this broad statement requires a caveat: China's defense industry can indeed design, develop and produce propulsion systems for relatively simple military platforms — certain transport aircraft, patrol boats, some types of main battle tanks and armored personnel carriers. But high-performance combat...
  • Automakers Give Flywheels a Spin

    07/13/2011 12:44:52 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | Wednesday, July 13, 2011 | By Kevin Bullis
    An old technology could make hybrid cars much cheaper. The automakers Volvo and Jaguar are testing the possibility of using flywheels instead of batteries in hybrid electric vehicles to aid acceleration and help engines operate more efficiently. The devices could reduce fuel consumption by 20 percent and would cost a third as much as batteries. Volvo will begin road-testing a car with the technology this fall. In a flywheel system, energy from the wheels is used to spin a flywheel at high speeds. The flywheel continues spinning, storing energy until that motion can be transferred back to the wheels via...
  • China’s Jet Engine Future

    07/13/2011 5:10:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    China Sign Post ^ | July 13, 2011 | Gabe Collins & Andrew Erickson
    China’s Jet Engine Future July 13, 2011 By Gabe Collins & Andrew Erickson Rapid improvements in China's military jet engine capabilities have major implications for the global defence industry. Following is a guest entry from Gabe Collins and Andrew Erickson, co-founders of China Sign Post. China's military jet engine capability is increasing at a rapid pace, with implications not only for China's independent military capabilities, but also for the global defence industry. Yet China also faces major impediments in achieving its strategic aim of establishing itself as an independent manufacturer in one of aerospace's most complex engineering technologies: high-performance turbofan...
  • Car Engine Powered by Lasers

    05/03/2011 6:49:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Mon May 2, 2011 08:50 AM ET | By Alyssa Danigelis
    Is the price of gasoline taking a toll on your wallet? Make your drive greener and more fuel efficient with the help of lasers. Everything else about an automobile is being retooled to be leaner and greener, so it was only a matter of time before spark plugs got a second look. While they might seem like an essential component for ignition, a group of Japanese researchers think their lasers can do a better job. "If you want save gasoline, cut CO2 and [emissions] with more power, new ignition should be required," said Takunori Taira, an associate professor of laser...
  • GE Brings Good Things To Hornet, Gripen

    04/21/2011 6:32:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Aviation Week ^ | 4/21/2011 | Bill Sweetman
    GE Brings Good Things To Hornet, Gripen Posted by Bill Sweetman at 4/21/2011 7:53 AM CDT If the Pentagon leadership is successful in its goal of shutting dwon the Joint Strike Fighter's F136 alternate engine program (and may I add that if they brought such zeal and sense of purpose to bear on other issues, the world might be a better place, but I digress) there will be an important consequence: the JSF program will acquire a new and powerful enemy, in the form of General Electric. Evidence of this trend may be coming to light. At yesterday's roll-out of...
  • A New Rotary Engine Design (Video)

    04/18/2011 1:22:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 04.05.2011 | Video by Kevin Bullis, edited by Brittany Sauser
    A start-up, Liquid Piston, aims to greatly improve the efficiency of internal combustion.
  • Shockwave-Generating Wave Discs Could Replace Internal Combustion Engines

    03/18/2011 12:45:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 83 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 03.16.2011 at 2:14 pm | By Rebecca Boyle
    Michigan researchers have built a prototype of a new auto motor that does away with pistons, crankshafts and valves, replacing the old internal combustion engine with a disc-shaped shock wave generator. It could slash the weight of hybrid cars and reduce auto emissions by 90 percent. The generator is about the size of a saucepot, and would replace the 1,000-pound power train in most cars — no transmission, cooling system, emissions regulation or fluids needed. Norbert Müller and colleagues at Michigan State University showed off the new motor prototype at a meeting with the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects...
  • Delta flight makes emergency landing in Colorado (engine)

    12/30/2010 3:43:30 PM PST · by PAR35 · 18 replies · 130+ views
    CNN ^ | December 30, 2010 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- A Delta Air Lines flight reporting an engine problem made an emergency landing Thursday at the Colorado Springs, Colorado, airport, officials said. Two passengers suffered minor injuries during the evacuation
  • Two Dead As Russian Plane Skids Off Runway

    12/04/2010 6:36:23 AM PST · by Cardhu · 24 replies · 3+ views
    Sky News ^ | Saturday December 04, 2010 | Staff
    At least two people have been killed after a passenger plane skidded off the runway following an emergency landing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport. The Dagestan Airlines flight, with 155 passengers on board, was forced to land because its engines had reportedly cut out. Dozens of people were injured in the incident. It is not yet known what caused the engines to fail and an investigation has begun. The Russian-built Tu-154 took off at 11:07am (GMT) from Vnukovo Airport, just outside Moscow. It was heading to Makhachkala - the capital of the Republic of Dagestan. One engine failed on take-off, the...
  • DiCaprio in plane engine scare: report (out of JFK, an engine shutdown at 30,000 feet)

    11/22/2010 3:57:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies
    AFP o Yahoo ^ | 11/22/10 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio, star of "Titanic," was among passengers on a Delta Airline jet forced to make an emergency landing in New York after losing one engine, a report said Monday. DiCaprio, 36, "avoided disaster at 30,000 feet," reported. The plane, bound for Moscow, had to return to John F. Kennedy airport shortly after take-off Sunday when an engine suddenly shut down.
  • Eurojet pips GE in LCA engine bid

    09/19/2010 8:10:26 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Business Standard ^ | September 20, 2010 | Ajai Shukla
    Eurojet pips GE in LCA engine bid Ajai Shukla New Delhi September 20, 2010, 23:35 IST Europe has an edge over the US in the tightly-fought contest to sell India a next-generation engine for the homegrown Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA). Informed sources have told Business Standard that when the bids were opened last week, European consortium Eurojet bid $666 million for 99 EJ200 engines, against US rival General Electric, which quoted $822 million. Both engines had been earlier adjudged technically suitable to power the Tejas Mark-II. Therefore, according to the ministry of defence’s procurement rules, the vendor offering the...
  • G.M: Build-Your-Own Corvette Engine Option for Z06 & ZR1

    07/14/2010 11:16:27 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 17 replies
    PR NEWS ^ | 7-13-10 | Jamie Pert
    Have you always wanted to assemble a car engine? If so you may want to consider buying a Corvette Z06 or ZR1, this is because there is a new build-your-own engine option available. This option will set you back $5,800 extra, don’t worry if you are worried that you will end up with an engine that does not run, as a General Motors technician will supervise you throughout the build.
  • Ultra-Efficient Gas Engine Passes Test

    06/16/2010 8:37:09 AM PDT · by epithermal · 35 replies · 1,079+ views
    MIT Technology Review ^ | March 08, 2010 | Kevin Bullis
    Transonic Combustion, a startup based in Camarillo, CA, has developed a fuel-injection system it says can improve the efficiency of gasoline engines by more than 50 percent. A test vehicle equipped with the technology gets 64 miles per gallon in highway driving, which is far better than more costly gas-electric hybrids, such as the Prius, which gets 48 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • A Fuel-Saving Car Engine in the Blink of an IRIS

    05/12/2010 10:42:44 PM PDT · by FTJM · 24 replies · 1,294+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | May 12, 2010 | Henry J. Reske
    In the past year, the U.S. auto industry has reeled under market pressure, faced bankruptcy, accepted billions of dollars in government bailout money, and agreed to mandates for cleaner and more efficient vehicles. But for two brothers from Colorado with an automotive start-up company, things couldn’t be better. Levi Tillemann-Dick, 28, and his brother Corban, 24, are carrying on a dream they hatched with their late father, Denver inventor and businessman Timber Dick, to bring to market a radical new engine design that is much more efficient than a traditional internal combustion engine. The four-stroke engine used in gasoline-powered cars...
  • Advanced Engine-Control System Reduces Biodiesel Fuel Consumption and Emissions

    01/29/2010 1:32:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 4 replies · 308+ views ^ | Jan 27, 2010 | Staff
    Researchers from Purdue University and Cummins Inc. have developed an advanced "closed-loop control" approach for preventing diesel engines from emitting greater amounts of smog-causing nitrogen oxides when running on biodiesel fuels. Operating truck engines on a blend of biodiesel and ordinary diesel fuel dramatically reduces the emission of particulate matter, or soot. However, the most modern and efficient diesel engines burning biodiesel emit up to 40 percent more nitrogen oxides at some operating conditions, and fuel economy declines by as much as 20 percent. Unlike conventional diesel, biodiesel contains oxygen, and the researchers have shown that this presence of oxygen...
  • 2011 Mustang GT to have even more horses under the hood

    12/31/2009 5:45:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 109 replies · 3,222+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 12-31-2009 | By BRENT SNAVELY
    The Ford Mustang will get not one, but two new engines next year. Ford Motor Co. announced Monday that it plans to introduce an all-new 5.0-liter, V8 engine for its 2011 Mustang GT in the spring. The V8 engine will deliver 412 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque - 87 more horsepower than the outgoing engine. "This is the right engine for the car," said Bob Fascetti, Ford's director of large gas and diesel engines. Monday's confirmation follows Ford's announcement in November that it will also provide an all-new 3.7-liter V6 engine with 305 horsepower in the Mustang when it...
  • Autos: Diesels could outrun hybrids in 2010

    12/31/2009 5:35:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies · 1,225+ views ^ | 12-31-2009 | Richard Williamson
    Plug-in hybrids may generate more eco-buzz when the calendar flips, but diesels could prove more powerful in revving up the automotive economy. Those of us who remember diesel-powered hatchbacks of the '70s as loud, dirty and troublesome may have to adjust our thinking to see them as "Green Cars." But the diesel-powered Audi A3 TDI won the title of Green Car of the Year at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show, following in the tracks of Jetta TDI, another diesel from Audi's parent Volkswagen. And there are more where those came from. In truth, diesels have become quiet, strong and...
  • REPORT: Mercedes-Benz considering line of three-cylinder engines

    12/17/2009 5:56:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies · 1,431+ views ^ | 12-17-2009 | by Jeremy Korzeniewsk
    According to an unnamed senior company source quoted in Autocar, Mercedes-Benz is currently deciding if it will launch a new range of three-cylinder engines. According to the source, if the German automaker chooses to go the three-cylinder route, the engine may be one cylinder bank of the company's well-regarded V6 line. If MB does go with an inline three, it will join fellow German automaker BMW in lowering its cylinder count. Apparently, though, taking this route is thought to be an expensive proposition that would require extra engineering in the form of a strengthened bodyshell, additional sound deadening and redesigned...
  • Eurojet proposes thrust-vectoring upgrade for Typhoon

    10/14/2009 8:19:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 843+ views
    Flight International ^ | 14/10/09 | Andrew Doyle
    Eurojet proposes thrust-vectoring upgrade for Typhoon By Andrew Doyle Eurofighter and engine supplier Eurojet are stepping up their efforts to interest Typhoon customer nations in a thrust-vectoring upgrade that promises to bring substantial operational benefits and pay for itself through lifecycle cost reductions. Equipping the twin-engined Typhoon's EJ200s with thrust vectoring nozzles (TVN) could reduce fuel burn on a typical mission by up to 5%, while increasing available thrust in supersonic cruise by up to 7%, the engine consortium says. Eurojet partner ITP benchtested a TVN several years ago, and EADS earlier this year equipped its Typhoon cockpit simulator to...
  • Trips to Mars in 39 Days?

    10/08/2009 3:02:57 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 20 replies · 833+ views
    Universe Today ^ | 10/7/2009 | Nancy Atkinson
    Video of Engine Test Using traditional chemical rockets, a trip to Mars – at quickest — lasts 6 months. But a new rocket tested successfully last week could potentially cut down travel time to the Red Planet to just 39 days. The Ad Astra Rocket Company tested a plasma rocket called the VASIMR VX-200 engine, which ran at 201 kilowatts in a vacuum chamber, passing the 200-kilowatt mark for the first time. "It's the most powerful plasma rocket in the world right now," says Franklin Chang-Diaz, former NASA astronaut and CEO of Ad Astra. The company has also signed...
  • Engine Program Aims to Meet Military's Need for Speed

    08/26/2009 3:58:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 416+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2009 – The F-22 Raptor and F-18 Hornet fighter jets are fast, screaming through the air at twice the speed of sound, but the SR-71 Blackbird was faster, flying Mach 3 until mechanical problems and exorbitant operating costs forced it out of service in the late 1990s. Now, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is striving to build an engine that will propel a hypersonic jet at Mach 4 and faster, while also bringing new efficiencies to ships and ground vehicles. DARPA's Vulcan program kicked off this spring and aims to create the supersonic capability needed to...
  • Engine Manufacturer to Cut 400 Jobs[Iowa, Cummins to move 400 jobs to Mexico]

    08/25/2009 11:15:49 AM PDT · by Son House · 48 replies · 1,775+ views ^ | 08/25/2009 |
    <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Cummins Filtration has announced plans to move 400 jobs at its Lake Mills plant to a factory in Mexico.</p> <p>The division of diesel engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. announced Tuesday its oil and fuel filter assembly operations in Lake Mills will be moved to San Luis Potosi, Mexico, beginning in November.</p>