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November 22, 2016

Electric car in the winter!? Yes, it works great!

It is a common myth that electric cars don’t work well in the winter. Nothing could be further from the truth. In several aspects, the electric cars are actually better than conventional internal combustion cars during the winter.

Many of us start thinking about a new car during the winter. Perhaps you have discovered that your old car doesn’t want to start anymore, or you are tired of how bad it handles in the snow (provided that you live in an area that gets snow, of course). If you consider buying a new (or used) car this, you should take a close look at the electric cars. Many countries and states have generous tax credits or subsidies. However, some of these tax [...]

 
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November 16, 2016

Supersonic passenger flights – it may be here sooner than you think

When the Concorde supersonic airliner was retired in 2003, the dream of supersonic passenger flights faded away for most of us. Twenty years after the Concorde made its last flight, supersonic passenger flights may become reality again. That is at least what a company in Colorado, USA is trying to do.

Rendering of the Boom supersonic passenger airliner. Courtesy of Boom Technology.

Boom Technology is collaborating with Virgin Galactic – the cutting edge space company lead by Sir Richard Branson – to develop a supersonic passenger airlines. Yesterday, their demonstrator XB-1 was unveiled at an event packed with big names in the [...]

 
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September 29, 2016

The life of a Formula 1 bolt (from Red Bull Racing)

Being the fastest in the world is all about science and engineering!

This amazing 3 minute video shows the enormous effort going into one single bolt in a Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car!

If the video above doesn’t work, click this link instead: http://www.redbull.com/en/motorsports/f1/stories/1331819418898/life-of-a-bolt

Photo courtesy of Red Bull Racing.

 

 
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September 25, 2016

New record: 248.700 mph (400.2 km/h)!

New speed record for the KillaJoule!

The KillaJoule and rider Eva Hakansson set a new international speed record of 248.700 mph (400.2 km/h) at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA, on August 31, 2016. The record is 8 mph faster than the previous record that the KillaJoule set in 2014 (no record attempts were made in 2015 due to rain). The KillaJoule maintains its position as the fastest electric motorcycle in the world, and has once again showed that eco-friendly doesn’t mean slow or boring!

We want to thank our great partners that made this possible:

                                                    

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