History of the Electric Automobile: Hybrid Electric Vehicles book focuses on electric vehicles that harness the potential of electricity when combined with another energy source--hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). The book is divided into four segments. A brief introduction reviews how research built the foundation for the first electrical vehicle in 1881. The second session discusses ways to overcome limited range. A third section looks at the growing interest in racing battery-carrying, solar-cell-equipped electric vehicles. Finally, a section of appendixes describes the Hughes inductive charging system.
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New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.