Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Invisible, washable textile embedded solar cells for wearables

The discrete nature of the cells protects them - and makes the clothes more attractive.

NREL creates quantum well solar cells with record 39.5% efficiency

The new cell is more efficient and has a simple design that may be useful for a variety of new applications.

Rolls-Royce ColdFire powers directed energy field tests in the U.S.

The Rolls-Royce ColdFire system includes both battery-powered and near-continuous firing modes.

Hawaiian Airlines invests in Regent’s 100-person electric seaglider

The next generation seaglider is slated for entry into commercial service by 2028.

Wood-based foam keeps buildings cooler, cuts energy bills

The new lightweight foam could reduce buildings' cooling energy needs by more than a third.

Overair, UML team up to bring urban air mobility to Los Angeles

The partnership to explore operational and infrastructure development considerations.

Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system for air mobility operations

The system will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation.

New silicon nanowires conduct heat 150% better than regular silicon

New material conducts heat 150% more efficiently than conventional materials used in advanced chip technologies.

Smart traffic systems to save 205 million metric tons of CO2 emissions by 2027

Reducing congestion through optimized traffic control will be the main influencing factor.

B-52 successfully tests hypersonic weapon, achieving Mach 5

U.S. Air Force conducted the first successful test of the ARRW off the coast of Southern California.

New battery-powered submarine designed to host parties underwater

The submarine can carry up to 120 guests in a fully conditioned environment to a depth of 200 meters.

Ryse Recon personal eVTOL aircraft can make water landings and takeoffs

The eVTOL reimagines the future of advanced aerial mobility for the agriculture and rural sectors.