The world will have to work out what to do with millions of disused car batteries GETTY IMAGES “The rate at which we’re growing the industry is absolutely scary,” says Paul Anderson from Birmingham University. He’s talking about the market for electric cars in Europe. By 2030, the EU hopes […]

A proposed hybrid-electric plane could “eliminate aviation’s air pollution problem,” say MIT engineers. Proposed design could reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 95 percent, a new study finds. At cruising altitude, airplanes emit a steady stream of nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere, where the chemicals can linger to produce ozone and […]

A thermally modulated battery for mass-market electric vehicles without range anxiety and with unsurpassed safety, low cost, and containing no cobalt, is being developed by a team of Penn State engineers. Credit: Chao-Yang Wang’s lab, Penn State Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to […]

Reflective pavements could reduce the frequency of heat waves in Chicago by around 30 percent over 20 years. Credit: Jaysin Trevino/Wikimedia Commons MIT postdoc explains how reflective pavements can significantly — and often indirectly — mitigate climate change and extreme heat. Extreme heat events — like those seen in California in 2020 — […]

An ORNL model using air taxis on the heavily traveled route between downtown Los Angeles and Los Angeles International Airport revealed that fuel consumption is significantly reduced if even a small percentage of commuters switched to air taxis. Credit: Andy Sproles/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy If air taxis become a […]

Trial passengers Sara Luchian and Josh Giegel – who both work at Virgin Hyperloop – inside their pod VIRGIN HYPERLOOP Virgin Hyperloop has trialled its first ever journey with passengers, in the desert of Nevada. The futuristic transport concept involves pods inside vacuum tubes carrying passengers at high speeds. In […]