Kudos go out to Ticona and Innegra Technologies, which have both been honored for their work in the composites sector.
Making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the car can reach speeds of 220 miles per hour, sports a 12-cylinder, 6.5-litre engine, and a 7-speed ISR transmission. It can go from 0 to 60 in less than 3 seconds. Continue reading
UK-based Peratech has developed an “electronic nose” using sensors made from special composite material that can detect the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The ultra-thin, low-power sensors could potentially be integrated with mobile phones or even into protective clothing. Continue reading
Drayson Racing Technologies and The Lola Group designed the electric car, which they plan to enter into competition next year. The companies built a prototype all-electric racing car, the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV, using flax reinforced composites and recycled composites.
Forget about insect-inspired robots; researchers are now working on hydrogen-powered robot jellyfish that could theoretically never run out of energy.
Jellyfish propulsion is elegantly simple: the “bell” portion of the animal’s body folds in (like an umbrella) and pushes it forward in the water. Virginia Tech researcher Alex Villanueva and researchers at UT Dallas are developing an unmanned underwater vehicle for the Office of Naval Research that would mimic this movement. Conceivably, the robotic jellyfish could be used for surveillance. Continue reading