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2014-04-28
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3-D catalytic activity of new open-frame nanoparticles is twenty times that of existing formulations.
2013-11-26
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ARPA-e targets "robust" batteries that not only bear loads but also absorb crash-impact energy to save weight.
2013-10-25
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Long overshadowed by batteries, supercapacitors are exploiting niches in microhybrids and hybrid buses.
2011-07-08
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General Motors, Ford, and BMW test thermoelectric devices that recapture energy lost in car exhaust.
2010-11-07
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Carbon fiber-reinforced polymer body panels that store electricity could boost EV range or performance.
2014-06-04
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Toyota moves toward silicon carbide-based semiconductors to boost efficiency.
2012-08-27
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Lightweight vehicles of the future will require strong carbon-fiber composite structures, but low-cost fibers are needed for market viability. Overcoming the challenges to cheaper carbon fiber is exactly what a research team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is aiming to do at its new Carbon Fiber Technology Facility in Tennessee.
2010-04-01
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Having found a cheaper replacement, GM researchers look to replace costly platinum in lean-NOx traps.
2014-10-29
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Think you know about motor oils and the latest technologies within them? Read this article.
2012-05-16
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Increasing manufacturing scale is critical in getting lithium-ion battery costs down; it will not be nearly enough to reach the U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium target of $150/kW·h by 2020.
2009-08-12
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Polymer composites made with fibers covered in "forests" of carbon nanotubes are tougher than traditional unmodified fiber-reinforced polymer composites.
2013-07-31
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The next world-girdling version of the fuel-less flier will rely on featherweight polymers and composites.
2012-09-04
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Plastic foam-core/aluminum-skin sandwich components developed by Inrekor in collaboration with JSP cut the weight of a prototype EV chassis by 30%.
2013-01-30
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The new C7 Stingray’s lightweight chassis, which is 57% stiffer in torsion, helps the car achieve a “world-class power-to-weight ratio” that execs claim bests those of the Porsche 911 Carrera and Audi R8.
2015-03-11
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Novel aluminum-rich steel alloy could find structural use in road vehicles and even aircraft.
2015-05-27
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Efforts to replace tropical rubber trees with a wild desert shrub that grows in Southwestern U.S. and Mexico are just beginning to bear fruit.
2014-03-07
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Potential lithium-ion battery electrolyte replacement being researched at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is non-flammable.
2011-06-16
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Los Alamos researchers demonstrate catalysts with good performance and promising durability.
2013-11-13
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If batteries could be integrated directly into car structures such as doors and body panels, EVs could weigh less and travel farther on a single charge, according to Emile Greenhalgh, a researcher at The Composites Center of Imperial College London. Volvo recently demonstrated in an S80 sedan a prototype underhood plenum panel that is made of carbon-fiber composites that contain lithium-ion batteries.
2015-04-01
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New water-rejecting coating explored by chemists at University College London and other universities makes for tough self-cleaning surfaces that might work on motor vehicles.
2013-11-01
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Company's new hot-rolling and cold-rolling lines in Oswego are part of major initiative to increase its already large market share.
2010-10-04
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Researchers at a start-up, green-chemistry firm in British Columbia have come up with a family of filled polylactic acid (PLA) thermoplastics that offers greater strength, flexibility, and resistance to impact stresses than previously available PLA materials.
2014-01-14
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New energy-saving smelting process could cut titanium powder prices by as much as 75%.
2013-06-24
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There are many different lightweighting materials and methods, but which one to pursue? Various recent studies try to sway automakers to choose one material over another.
2009-06-15
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President Stephanie Burns said Dow Corning will concentrate its research efforts on finding innovative, sustainable “solutions linked to global megatrends such as the drive for efficiency, increased focus on alternative energy and clean water, and the rapid urbanization in fast-growing emerging geographies.”
2013-07-19
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One example is a two-part prototype hood developed by Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) that has a low-mass SMC outer face and a strong carbon-fiber-reinforced SMC inner panel.
2014-10-03
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Polymer composites reinforced with the "wonder material" graphene could cut structural weight by a third or more, researchers claim.
2013-08-06
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DOE-funded research effort aims to develop more affordable, high-strength lightweight steels. The Colorado School of Mines and the Los Alamos National Laboratory research team will pursue the quenching and partitioning (Q&P) processing method to achieve the desired material capabilities.
2016-01-22
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UV light solidifies photo-curable resins into complex shapes that are then fired to produce strong, fully dense ceramics.
2014-05-22
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Novel nanostructured AHSS sheet is readily cold-formable on existing production systems. NanoSteel, which developed the new AHSS alloys, is working to provide samples for trial by automakers such as General Motors as the new metals near the end of performance trials by domestic and foreign steel mills.
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