Lightest solid material inspired from mother nature

Combining the secrets that enable water striders to walk on water and give wood its lightness and great strength has yielded an amazing new material so buoyant that, in everyday terms, a boat made from 1 pound of the substance could carry five kitchen refrigerators, about 1,000 pounds.

These materials have really spectacular properties that could be used in practical ways.This will help in creating products such  as sensors for detecting environmental pollution, miniaturized military robots, and even children’s toys and super-buoyant beach floats.

Boosting mileage by adding water to fuel.

For boosting the mileage we need only to add some cool water in a little plastic container, a tube that connects it to the bike’s engine and a dry cell battery back-up that can heat up the water can make your mileage grow by almost 25 per cent and your emissions cut by by 96 per cent.

It’s an electrolyser which splits the water into its DIA atomic form – that is hydrogen and oxygen – which is passed to the engine intake where it enhances the burning property of the fuel.

Some modern day bikes are fitted in with an expensive catalytic converter which burns carbon monoxide and releases it as a healthier carbon-di-oxide but this happens in the exhaust pipe.

What you have in this variant is the burning of the same carbon monoxide but in the engine. Hence, it burns fuel far more efficiently.

ARM(Autonomous Robotic Manipulation) Robots by DARPA

DARPA’s four-year, multi-track Autonomous Robotic Manipulation (ARM) program aims to develop software and hardware that enables a robot to autonomously manipulate, grasp, and perform complicated tasks with humans providing only high-level supervision. The ARM robot will be able to adapt to unstructured, dynamic environments.

Over the course of the program in the Software Track, funded performers will develop algorithms that enable the DARPA robot to execute these numerous tasks. In the Hardware Track, funded performers will develop robust, low-cost multi-fingered hands to perform these tasks.

DARPA is also providing public access to an identical robot in the Outreach Track, allowing anyone the opportunity to write software for the ARM robot to complete similar grasping and manipulation challenges.

For more details browse: http://www.thearmrobot.com

Tata nano EV and Tata nano diesel

TATA EV nano: EV Nano is sold it’s expected to be the “world’s cheapest electric car”, use lithium-ion batteries, and have a range of 80 miles (130 km). A Norwegian electric car specialist, Miljobil Grenland AS, has been named as a supposed partner in the project.

TATA nano diesel: Diesel Nano might be made available with a 690 cc diesel engine by2012.

TATA nano Technical Specifications

Engine:  2 cylinder petrol with Bosch multi-point fuel injection (single injector) all aluminium 33 horsepower (25 kW) 624 cc (38 cu in), Value Motronic engine management platform from Bosch, 2 valves per cylinder overhead camshaft.
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EBD – Electronic brakeforce distribution

Electonic Brakeforce Distribution is an automobile brake technology which automatically varies the amount of force applied to each of a vehicle’s brakes. The amount of force applied on each brakes is calculated by this system automatically based on road conditions, speed, loading, etc. EBD coupled with anti-lock braking systems, EBD can apply more or less braking pressure to each wheel in order to maximize stopping power while maintaining control on vehicle.  Most of the vehicle carries most weight in the front end and EBD distributes less braking pressure to the rear brakes so the rear brakes do not lock up and cause a skid.

Anti-lock Braking System – ABS

Nowadays most cars on the read have ABS. ABS stands for Anti-lock Braking System. ABS prevents wheels from locking and this enables the driver to keep steering under his/her control and stop the car in the shortest possible distance.

ABS consists of following components:

1. Hydraulic Control Unit

2. Anti-lock brake control module

3. Front and rear anti-lock sensors

PEPS – Passive Entry Passive Start

This system allows drivers to enter into their vehicles without lock and unlock the vehicle’s doors without touching a key, and start and stop the vehicle engine just by pushing the ignition button.

For more information, please visit following urls:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_key

http://denso-europe.com/products/information-safety-systems/passive-entry-start-systems/

Passive Entry Passive Start