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December 17, 2018 | Source: National Defense, nationaldefensemagazine.org, Stew Magnuson , 30 August 2018
Windshield Wiper Fluid a Potential Battlefield Fuel
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — Fuel cells using methanol may finally be making inroads with the Army after years of research and development. Berry Ferry, power division chief at...
December 3, 2018 | Source: SAE International, sae.org, Kami Buchholz, 15 Februrary 2018
TARDEC Pursues Advanced Power Generation
In the middle of a desert or other remote military zone, advanced power generation can keep the U.S. Army’s ground vehicles and combat support equipment ready for the demands of...
Testing Gas-Turbine Aircraft Engines
INTRODUCTION Gas-turbine aircraft engines, such as those used in nearly all modern aircraft (fighters, attack, helicopters, and transports), must be tested by the U.S. Department...
August 27, 2018 | Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, news.mit.edu, 3 Apr 2018, David L. Chandler
Self-Healing Metal Oxides Could Protect Against Corrosion
Self-healing metal oxides could protect against corrosion. Researchers find an ultrathin layer of aluminum oxide, though solid, can flow like a liquid instead of cracking...
August 23, 2018
JHU ERG Completes Construction and Testing of New Facility to Evaluate Performance of Rocket Engine Cooling Mixtures
The Johns Hopkins University Energetics Research Group (JHU ERG) has, with support from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), completed the construction and...
August 1, 2018
Electric Vehicles - Will They Significantly Impact Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Science Focus, the online home of BBC Focus Magazine, teamed up with the folks behind BBC World Service’s CrowdScience to answer questions on the topics of: Are electric cars...
May 11, 2018 | Source: IFL Science, iflscience.com, Manfred Lenzen, Professor of Sustainability Research, School of Physics at University of Sydney
Is Nuclear Power Zero-Emission? No, but It Isn’t High-Emission Either
“Even though we have not broken ground on a new nuclear plant in nearly 30 years, nuclear energy remains our largest source of fuel that produces no carbon emissions." ... “We’ll...
May 10, 2018
Heavy Fuel Engines for Light Tactical All Terrain Vehicles
Are there compact lightweight high-performance heavy fuel engines suitable for special operations use in light tactical all terrain vehicles (ATVs)? DSIAC first...
April 16, 2018 | Source: Rice University, news.rice.edu, 4 Jan 2018, Mike Williams
Study Boosts Hope for Cheaper Fuel Cells
Rice researchers show how to optimize nanomaterials for fuel-cell cathodes. Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes or modified graphene nanoribbons may be suitable replacements for...
April 2, 2018
Assessment of Hydrogen-on-Demand Fuel Cell Technology
What information is available on a given developmental hydrogen-on-demand (HOD) fuel cell technology, would it be suitable for use in operational environments, and what...