2017
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The researchers at NC State have conceptualized a new mode of transportation that solves the circulatory transit problem, with travel distances of less than 10 miles or less, these areas are too far to walk and too short to drive. A large number of sites like college campuses, corporate campuses, large shopping malls, airports, amusement parks and fairgrounds, sports complexes, dense urban centers and downtown regions have to deal with such problems on a daily basis.

EcoPRT inherits all the advantages of a PRT system like immediate boarding and dispatch on demand, point to point routing without any intermediate stops and numerous, small, convenient, inexpensive stations located throughout the system’s range. A Few examples of operational PRT System can be ...

A new mode of combustion in the IC Engine has been significantly demonstrated, patented and can achieve near ideal combustion. This mode would occur in the cylinder proper and retain all combustion from an accelerated start to a complete finish. The mode noted is the use of self contained static electricity to modify both the hydrocarbon fuel and the second component of combustion, the air supply. The technology that is used is that of the little known phenomenon of triboelectricity.

Triboelectric materials are materials that can obtain and hold an electrical charge on their surface (usually polymers) when subjected to friction or pressure conditions with another charge carrying material. Metals under normal conditions do not retain an electrical ...

This concept presents a radically new wing design that aims to equip new aircraft designs such as flying car with the aim of emulating the behaviour of helicopters and tilt rotors with much higher efficiency, better performances and higher safety levels. The specific design has been grasped to allow producing typical manoeuvres including VTOL operations and hovering by means of a innovative and simple high-chamber ducted fan morphing wing with a dual configuration: one aims to increase lift by mean of Coanda effect and super circulation and the other aims to produce a vertical thrust by jet deviation. It is derived by a family of possible configurations which have been preliminarily originated by the optimization of the energy balance ...

The Concept of the System [Photo 1] is to orientate a solar collector and a Polyhedral Structure [Photo 2] to face the Sun with “Azimuthal” tracking of 270 deg and “ Altitudinal” 90 deg. *
https://youtu.be/D2puwgq6r90?t=6

The concept is based on the idea of combining a signal indicating the direction of the sun rays, within one solid angle of “quarter hemisphere” [ sensors fixed on ground], with a signal indicating, similarly quarterly, the relative angular displacement (or error) between the sun rays’ direction and the tracker’s orientation Azimuthally” [sensors rotating about vertical axis, with systems “Azimuthal” tracking and similarly for the Altitudinal]. Sensors’ signals are filtered by, specially designed,“Differential Light Amplifiers” **

The Polyhedral [non-regular Icosahedron] triangular faces ...

Finally, here is the solution to the world's requirement for power, with no carbon footprint, and no more need of fossil fuels! This new-technology electricity generator functions uniquely according to known principles of electromagnetic induction, and requires no external power or fuel, and is patented (US 8,847,720). The power output depends upon the frequency of the inducing current, making a very small generator extremely powerful. It is modular and scalable; as there is no fuel, there is no danger of fire or explosion, and there is no carbon footprint. Having no moving parts, practically no maintenance is required.

A DC to AC switch used has a maximum of 780,000 cycles per second, compared to 180 cycles per second in ...

Gridlock in and around megacities is already at crisis levels and will escalate exponentially into the future unless viable solutions are found to solve the problems. Pollution from idling motor vehicles aggravates global warming problems.

Mega cities which border on waterways have a solution which is immediate and much less expensive than other proposals which would take decades to implement The judicious use of hovercraft on waterways offers a solution which can be implemented now and show positive results within a remarkably short period of time.

The study we made was to do with Toronto (Canada) which has gridlock problems which have been estimated to accumulatively cost $11 BILLION a year.

The Lake Ontario shoreline is underutilised and hovercraft ...

The Market
According to a NASA study published in 1999, there were 160,577 General Aviation aircraft of which 75% had fixed gear. These airplanes have the obvious drag penalty of the gear remaining in the airstream while in flight, and while substantial drag reductions have been achieved with aerodynamic fairings and “wheel pants,” there is still an inherent drag penalty from the hole at the bottom where the tire must protrude.

The Problem
This hole, while necessary for safe flight operations, allows air to circulate in and throughout the wheel pant creating a significant amount of turbulence and drag. The traditional solution is to seal the gaps between the wheel pants and the tire as closely as possible. ...

Engines currently used in range extender of electric vehicles are complex and expensive. Electric vehicle needs a very efficient range extender able to use alternative fuels, and which also does not affect its useful space, does not increase weight, with minimal maintenance and above all that does not significantly increase its final price. That is the propulsor expected to be achieved with this invention. A. Sánchez Rotary Engine is a simple and yet high performance propeller, with adequate lubrication, combustion and cooling systems. It is free of valves and develops 4-stroke cycle. Cooling is by forced air on the external surfaces of the stator and rotor, and internally by pumped and cooled lubricant. As the rotor rotates, the moving ...

If we fix a compressed spring or airfilled balloon in awkward shapes at the end of a lever bar long enough to multiply the minute unbalanced force and capable of rotation about an axis at the other end and then hold the bar with it's long axis perfectly horizontal to the ground the bar exhibits unidirectional motion not explained by ideomotor effect and the direction of motion can be predetermined by control study.The cause is that energy,frequency or consciousness keep moving in the time dimension to an imaginary position in space and manifests as motion.

When a body say a toy car slides down an inclined plane with angle of inclination less than 45°the downward and forward motion ...

The eXOgon antenna is a broadband, circularly polarized, active, high frequency receiving antenna with switchable polarization sense. It has been known for decades that all ionospherically refracted radio signals are circularly polarized, but virtually nobody is taking advantage of this fact. The eXOgon antenna is a compact convenient antenna designed to receive either X or O mode circularly polarized signals in a frequency range between 5 and 60 ...

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