2,833 Kilometers on One Liter of Fuel – Shell Eco Marathon
After a nail-biting finish the French team Microjoule from La Joliverie have topped the Prototype leaderboard for the fifth consecutive year in a petrol-fuelled car. Chased by relative newcomers Team GAMF from Kecskemet College from Hungary, who achieved 2,696 km/l, victory was uncertain until the last moment. “It was tense – the other team was out on the track with us for the final attempt,” says Clément You, Microjoule Team leader. “Tonight we will celebrate – and next year our goal is 3,000 km!”
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Chemical Plant Explosions Cripple Global Diaper Output
The Garland Chemical plant in Texas and the Nippon Shokubai Chemical plant in Osaka Japan, both producers of products that require flammable substances as part of their manufacturing processes, recently experienced fires and explosions that were extremely costly. In Garland, Texas, a fire broke out and an explosion occurred as a train car was unloading a flammable industrial fuel and fire quickly spread to an adjacent line of 80,000 gallon flammable tanks; this fuel was in jeopardy of becoming part of the conflagration.
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Japan building a “mega solar” power and wind energy plant
In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant in 2011, arguably the worst nuclear power accident in history, the Japanese government has decided to phase out nuclear power by 2030.

The accident brought the Japanese government and people to the brink of cataclysmic disaster and in one fell swoop altered Japanese thinking about their energy program and the utilization of Japan’s relatively ample albeit limited government resources.
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Bosch Rexroth drives Super Crane to New Heights
Bosch Rexroth Belgium acted as development partner and systems consultant in an ambitious 25 million euro project that saw the construction of one of the world’s biggest ring-lifting cranes, ideal for heavy lifting applications at refineries, in the petrochemicals sector, when installing oil drilling rigs, and during power station construction. As lead contractor, Bosch Rexroth was also responsible for project management, commissioning, testing and acceptance, as well as diagnosis and condition monitoring.
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GGB Bearings Go to Mars

Bearings manufactured by GGB Bearing Technology, an EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NPO) company, are helping NASA’s Curiosity rover explore the surface of Mars. read more
Audi Electric Bike Revealed

Last week German automaker Audi made its first big splash into the E-bike world, releasing photos and videos of an exciting lightweight prototype electric stunt bike that may be among the most ambitious projects introduced in this space to date. read more
New 22mm Innovation for Four-Pole Brushless DC Servomotors

FAULHABER has extended its BX4 range of four pole Brushless DC Servomotors with the introduction of the series 2232 / 2250…BX4 CSD/CCD, the world’s most compact drive with integrated motion controller. read more
Public Works Project Costs $14.7 Billion, 5.6 Times Over Budget

The Big Dig, the largest public works project in US history, required $110,000,000 a month at its peak and poured 3.7 million cubic yards of concrete, nearly enough to build a sidewalk three feet... read more
Hydraulic Power Pump Drives for Grinders and Road Working

WPT Power Corporation is proud to announce a new line of Power Pump Drives. The Power Pump Drives will better equip WPT to meet a broad range of engine driven application needs. read more
High Capacity Ball Transfer Units up to 4550 Kg's

Omnitrack has been providing movement solutions for industry for over 100 years. Our High Capacity ‘endless track’ range of Ball Transfer units, first launched in 1954 & in production ever since. read more
Full Size Keyboard in a Magic Box

The Celluon Magic Cube is a revolutionary new device that allows you to use a keyboard in total darkness. Available for the Iphone, Ipad, Smartphone, PDA, Mac & Tablet PC, and pretty much any device that operates Bluetooth HID... read more
ESAB Welding Automation

The 21st century has brought many new challenges to the metal fabrication industry: metal fabricators must meet the demand for increased quality while providing their customers with an overall lower cost; read more
VW’s 260-MPG Diesel Hybrid Concept May Actually Get Built

Volkswagen’s latest eye-catching creation, the ultra-efficient diesel-hybrid XL1, debuted at the Qatar Auto Show, immediately garnering attention both for its looks and its specs. read more
Reducing Fire Risk with Valve Automation

Reducing the risk of a fire is always paramount in protecting a facility, but if one does happen, BI-TORQ Valve Automation offers fire safe fusible link assemblies. read more
Rougher-Terrain Compact Loaders from Manitou

Offering better stability, traction and speed over muddy, uneven and loose/sandy terrain, Manitou has introduced the radial-lift track loader from American manufacturer, Gehl. read more
Servo Drives for Mobile Electric Vehicles

The M/V™ series motor controllers are fully functional, four-quadrant servo drives purpose designed and built to operate today’s modern mobile electric vehicular platforms. read more
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