New metal-mesh membrane could solve longstanding problems and lead to inexpensive power storage: Directly Quoting MIT News: “A type of battery first invented nearly five decades ago could catapult to the forefront of energy storage technologies, thanks to a new finding by researchers at MIT.
Fuel cells at a fraction of prior cost: UC Riverside creates fuel cell catalysts at a hundredth of the cost: Fuel cells have the potential to be a clean and efficient way to run cars, computers, and power stations, but the cost of producing them
How efficient can an internal combustion engine get? – Mazda comes out on top in United States Environmental Protection Agency report. SKYACTIV model range achieves top spot with no diesels or electrification in U.S. market. Real-world mileage and CO2 emissions improve as Mazda again beats all
Driverless Public Transit Vehicles – Thus far, in our “work automation” series, we’ve posted about factory and logistics mechanization, self guided travel, and robotics in health care. This post is completely transportation- specifically, what’s new about your commute now? How will automation effect how we travel
Here at the WorkSmith we’re excited by advances in manufacturing, advances in personal transportation and breakthroughs in automation. Factory Automation In this first of several posts on automation and robotics, we’re going to focus on aspects of Elon Musk’s recent release of his “Master Plan
Small Scale Rapid Transit: In a previous post, we reviewed Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) options. In comparison to larger heavy rail systems, Light Rail and Bus Rapid lines each can be less capital intensive, more people friendly, and spur nearby development. The