Honda Civic Hybrid (http://rbi.ims.ca/4921-546). The 2006 Civic Hybrid connects a 20 hp/76 ft-lb permanent magnet motor to a four-cylinder spark ignition engine to provide a total of 110 hp at 6,000 rpm. Mounted behind the rear seat, the Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) contains the battery and its controls, the inverter for the motor, the air conditioning inverter, and a dc-to-dc converter. The hybrid's Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery has a rated capacity of 5.5 Ah and high voltage output of 158V. To warn service personnel and others of the presence of high voltage (greater than 60V), high-voltage cables that interconnect these components are color coded orange as identified in SAE-J1127.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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