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Characterization of Soft Magnetic Nanocomposites (Phys)

Soft Magnetic Materials

Soft magnetic materials do not retain their magnetism when removed from a magnetic field and are widely used to construct magnetic components for motors, power generators, and power electronics. “Soft” refers to their small coercivity, meaning they can be easily magnetized or demagnetized. The challenge is to develop scalable routes …

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McClaren Displays Concept MP4-X


McLaren Applied Technologies has designed an advanced concept car for future Motorsports.  It looks visually striking, but it is beneath the skin where the changes are most apparent.  The MP4-X is designed to harness alternative power sources; the chassis changes shape to adapt to different aerodynamic demands; and it can communicate in the …

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Baidu’s Self Driving Car Completes First Road Test (Electrek)


Today, search giant Baidu announced that its self-driving car successfully completed its first route through Beijing.  Baidu says that its autonomous vehicle, a modified BMW 3-Series, completed an 18.6-mile journey throughout Beijing that took it through both side streets and highways. Baidu has been working on its self-driving car project in …

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Nissan Suggests New Wireless Charging System for Geneva Motor Show (Pure Green Cars)


Nissan working with Foster + Partners has released a twenty second teaser showing a new wireless charging system as its vision for the Fuel Station of the Future.  The teaser previews the final concept which will be unveiled in March next year at the Geneva Motor Show.  For more information see the …

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PowerCell Sweden Launches New Fuel Cell Study (Hydrogen Fuel News)


PowerCell Sweden, a company specializing in hydrogen fuel, has launched a new study project that is aimed at the development of a new system that is able to store and produce hydrogen through the use of excess electrical power from renewables. PowerCell has partnered with Hydrogen Sweden, Wallenstam AB, and Midroc Automation …

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New Fuel Cell Nanoparticle Electrocatalyst Exceeds Expectations (Green Car Congress)

Nanoparticle Electrocatalyst

Scientists at Korea’s Institute for Basic Science’s (IBS’) Centre for Nanoparticle Research and colleagues at other institutions in Korea have synthesized highly durable and active intermetallic ordered face-centered tetragonal (fct)-PtFe nanoparticles (NPs) coated with a “dual purpose” N-doped carbon shell as fuel cell electrocatalysts. The ordered fct-PtFe/C nanocatalyst coated with an …

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Eaton and Nissan Partner on Energy Storage (Eureka)


Eaton and Nissan have partnered to combine their expertise in power electronics and lithium-ion batteries respectively, to bring reliable and cost-competitive energy storage and control technologies to the market. Nissan’s lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries are given a ‘second-life’ in these uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems, where they can be stacked and …

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The World’s Greenest Cruise Ship will Sail in 2020

Read the full press release below: Paris, France – The design for the world’s “greenest” cruise ship has been finalised, and its maiden voyage in 2020 will be announced at COP21. The plans for this whole-system, future-ready 55,000 ton cruise ship have been developed by a world-class team of over …

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HyperSolar Developing New Material to Improve Hydrogen Fuel Cells (Hydrogen Fuel News)

HyperSolar, a company specialising in the renewable production of hydrogen fuel, has announced that it has developed a new catalyst material for fuel cells.  The new catalyst material was developed with the aid from researchers at the University of Iowa. The material is a sulfide-based photocatalyst comprised of other materials …

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US DOE to Advance Research into the Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal and its Byproducts (Green Car Congress)


The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected 10 projects to receive funding for research in support of the lab’s program on Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal Byproducts. The selected research projects will further program goals by focusing on the development …

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