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.
According to a study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, one of the factors in the collapse of the original World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was the reduction in the yield strength of the steel reinforcement as a result of the high temperatures of the fire and the loss of thermal insulation.
Robots are getting more agile and automation systems are becoming more complex. Yet the most impressive development in robotics and automation is increased intelligence. Machines in automation are increasingly able to analyze huge amounts of data. They are often able to see, speak, even imitate patterns of human thinking. Researchers at European Automation
call this deep learning.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
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