You can now get indoor power generation with no fumes and no emissions. Power Air Corp. of Livermore, CA, recently demonstrated a Zinc Air Fuel Cell (ZAFC) powered indoor generator. Power Air developed the generator with its Korean-based partner H-Plus Eco Ltd. The generator runs on zinc fuel, which is non-flammable and non-explosive. Since the unit produces no harmful emissions, it can run indoors without fear of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The generator will be marketed as backup power for apartments, homes and businesses during power outages. It will also be marketed as a source of emergency power for police, fire, homeland security and disaster recovery. “ZAFC-based generators have the potential to revolutionize the back-up power industry,” says Remy Kozak, president and CEO of Power Air.
Kozak will take the ZAFC generator on the road this spring and summer to demonstrate it at alternative energy conferences and trade shows.
Earlier this year paralyzed IndyCar drive Sam Schmidt did the seemingly impossible -- opening the qualifying rounds at Indy by driving a modified Corvette C7 Stingray around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Wearables are changing the way we see ourselves. With onboard sensors that have access to our bodies, we are starting to know our physical selves like never before, quantifying our activity, our heart rate, breathing, and even our muscle effort.
Last week, the bill for reforming chemical regulation, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015, passed the House. If it or a similar bill becomes law, the effects on cost and availability of adhesives and plastics incorporating these substances are not yet clear.
This year, Design News is getting a head start on the Fourth of July celebration. In honor of our country and its legacy of engineering innovation -- in all of its forms -- we are taking you on an alphabetical tour through all 50 states to showcase interesting engineering breakthroughs and historically significant events.
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