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Virtual electromobility takes to the streets of Munich

A fleet of 130 virtual electric cars is set to commence on the roads of Munich, Germany. A smartphone's software records and processes the driving data to reveal how electric vehicles would perform the corresponding operational cycles in environmental and economic terms.

Posted: Nov 28th, 2013

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On-road energy harvesting

The research initiative POWERAMP developed roadway-energy harvesting prototypes based on dynamic speed bumps that are able to transfer kinetic energy from vehicles passing over them.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2013

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Even if emissions stop, carbon dioxide could warm Earth for centuries

New research suggests that even if carbon-dioxide emissions came to a sudden halt, the carbon dioxide already in Earth's atmosphere could continue to warm our planet for hundreds of years. Thus, it might take a lot less carbon than previously thought to reach the global temperature scientists deem unsafe.

Posted: Nov 24th, 2013

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Electric taxi EVA for tropical megacities

TUM CREATE presents an electric taxi for use in tropical megacities at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show. EVA showcases a new super-fast charging system recharging the battery within 15 minutes, a range of 200 kilometers and an individual air conditioning. As the first university in the world, TUM presents electric vehicle concepts for different climate zones.

Posted: Nov 21st, 2013

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Novel material stores unusually large amounts of hydrogen

An international team of researchers has synthesized a new material that stores an unusually large amount of hydrogen. Performing high-pressure X-ray studies at DESY's PETRA III and other light sources, the scientists detected the formation of previously unobserved iridium hydride at a pressure of 55 gigapascals, corresponding to approximately 550,000 times the Earth's atmospheric pressure. The new material can store up to three times more hydrogen than most other metal hydrides.

Posted: Nov 20th, 2013

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