Jaguar has rolled out
the C-X75, an extended-range electric supercar. Jaguar notes the C-X75 is
capable of reaching 205 mph, sprinting from 0-62 mph in 3.4 sec, and can go
from 50 to 90 mph in 2.3 sec. The car has four 195bhp electric motors - one for
each wheel - that produce 778bhp and a total torque output of 1,180 lb per
foot.The C-X75 is powered by two gas turbines that spin at 80,000 rpm and can
generate enough electricity to extend the range of the car to 560 miles while
producing just 28 gm of CO2 per
kilowatt from the car's plug-in charge capability. The car has a zero-tailpipe
emissions range of 68 miles running solely on battery power.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
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