When Asheville, NC hosted the Clean Diesel, Clean Air Conference put on by the Diesel Technology Forum, the organizers couldn't have picked a better location. Asheville and Buncombe County have become models for their use of diesel retrofit technology. Thanks in part to donated technology from Diesel Technology Forum, Asheville has adopted clean diesel technology for its Public Transit System and Buncombe County is using diesel retrofit technology for its landfill operation.
Congressman for the district, Charles Taylor, praised the city and county. "The city of Asheville and Buncombe County are true environmental success stories," says Taylor. "Clean diesel retrofit technologies represent one of the most cost-effective, clean air solutions available for federal funding, and these localities should serve as a microcosm for a broader national program."
Caterpillar, Inc. donated 16 diesel oxidation catalysts to be installed on 16 of Asheville's public transportation buses and two catalyzed converter mufflers for two D6 Track Type Tractors belonging to the Buncombe County landfill. Together, these donations will reduce key emissions by 26.1 tons per year.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
A recent example of a major CAE revamp is MSC Apex, released last month by MSC Software Corp. In a discussion with Design News, MSC executives noted that its next-generation platform is designed to substantially reduce CAE modeling and process time, “in some cases from weeks down to hours.”
The Thames Deckway would run for eight miles close to the river’s edge, rising and falling slightly with the tidal cycle. It will generate its own energy from a series of devices that will line the pathway and use a combination of sources to make the path self-sustaining.
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