Posts Tagged 'efficiency'

Beverly Clock Has Not Been Wound In 150 Years

BeverlyClock

According to Wikipedia –

The Beverly Clock[1] is a clock situated in the 3rd floor lift foyer of the Department of Physics at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. The clock is still running despite never having been manually wound since its construction in 1864 by Arthur Beverly.[2]

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Energy Breakthrough? Biofuel From Algae

University of Michigan reports –

ANN ARBOR—It looks like Mother Nature was wasting her time with a multimillion-year process to produce crude oil. Michigan Engineering researchers can “pressure-cook” algae for as little as a minute and transform an unprecedented 65 percent of the green slime into biocrude.

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So Cool – Must Have – Lasers May Replace Auto Spark Plugs

BBC reported –

Car engines could soon be fired by lasers instead of spark plugs, researchers say. A team at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics will report on 1 May that they have designed lasers that could ignite the fuel/air mixture in combustion engines. The approach would increase efficiency of engines, and reduce their pollution, by igniting more of the mixture. The team is in discussions with a spark plug manufacturer.

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