Month: August 2019

first_img Citation: Toyota to release solar charger for electric vehicles (2009, October 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-toyota-solar-charger-electric-vehicles.html Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Toyota is developing a solar charging station for electric cars and plug-in hybrids, making a green technology even greener. It has also designed a battery charger for mounting inside an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid to recharge the storage batteries. Toyota Industries Corporation’s announcement follows similar press releases in August by Nissan Motor Co Ltd and Showa Shell Sekiyu KK. Toyota’s solar charging station will consist of solar cells capable of generating 100/200V of electricity. The station includes storage batteries to store the electricity generated until it is required to recharge electric vehicles. The station also has a communication facility to authenticate users’ identification information, and to communicate the amount of charge and other data to a remote data center. The communication system is expected to use LANs and Mobile networks.Earlier this year Toyota Industries unveiled a new public charging station for electric vehicles, which went on sale a few months ago at a cost of 450,000 Yen (around 4,600USD). Both the earlier public charging station and the new solar charging system were developed in collaboration with Nitto Kogyo Corporation. A variety of charging station options is needed to address the potential range limitations of electric vehicles, and a significant network of charging stations will need to be deployed to make electric vehicles viable for longer distance travel. Virtually all major car manufacturers are planning to launch electric or plug-in hybrid cars starting next year.Charging stations for electric cars are gradually becoming more widespread. In the UK the Department of Transport estimates there will be about two million electric vehicles by 2020. In the US, SolarCity and Rabbobank have created a partnership to provide free electric charging for electric vehicles traveling between San Francisco and Los Angeles along Highway 101. SolarCity has also bought SolSource Energy, which is in the business of installing charging stations for electric cars.Toyota made the announcement and exhibited the charging station and battery charger at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show being held from October 23 to November 4, 2009 at Makuhari Messe, in Chiba City, Japan. The solar charger is scheduled for release late next year or in 2011 at a price of several hundred thousand Yen.Via: TechOn© 2009 PhysOrg.com Chicago Installs Solar Powered Charging Station for Electric Vehicles The charging equipment. Image: TechOn This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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center_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Intel expected to show off the Light Peak connection technology (2011, February 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-02-intel-peak-technology.html No word has been given yet as to whether or not this is related to another press event that Intel is holding at its campus in Santa Clara, Calif., where the company is going to be conducting product demonstrations.Intel has been working on the Light Peak for several years now. It is expected to be significantly faster than a USB 3.0, carrying, and able to carry data at a rate of 10 gigabits per second in both directions simultaneously. The Light Peak may also be able to scale up to a rate of 100 gigabits per second, according to Intel.The connection to Apple is only made stronger by the fact that Apple is also expected to make a big product announcement on Thursday, which may include both its new line of MacBook Pros, and possibly an update to its line of iMac desktop computers. Though no solid word has been give on the iMac update at this time.Intel Research has released an overview of the Light Peak technology online that can be found at http://techresearch.intel.com/ProjectDetails.aspx?Id=143, for anyone who is interested in learning more about the optical-based device.last_img read more

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first_img(PhysOrg.com) — A garage lab for research in biotechnology seeking bigger digs for an open science lab has opened its doors in Sunnyvale, California. Instead of sponsorship from big corporations and government, the garage-spirited fundraisers turned to Kickstarter, where 239 supporters donated $35,319 to get Eri Gentry and her team out of the garage and into a well-equipped lab space of 2,400 square feet. The lab is called BioCurious and its creed is to celebrate the hacker ethic, the desire to tinker, deconstruct, and rebuild, applied to biotechnology. Home-computer users at risk due to use of ‘folk model’ security © 2011 PhysOrg.com Explore further More information: biocurious.posterous.com/biocu … he-next-big-thing-tolast_img read more

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center_img More information: M. McDonald et al. Photodissociation of ultracold diatomic strontium molecules with quantum state control, Nature (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nature18314AbstractChemical reactions at ultracold temperatures are expected to be dominated by quantum mechanical effects. Although progress towards ultracold chemistry has been made through atomic photoassociation, Feshbach resonances and bimolecular collisions, these approaches have been limited by imperfect quantum state selectivity. In particular, attaining complete control of the ground or excited continuum quantum states has remained a challenge. Here we achieve this control using photodissociation, an approach that encodes a wealth of information in the angular distribution of outgoing fragments. By photodissociating ultracold 88Sr2 molecules with full control of the low-energy continuum, we access the quantum regime of ultracold chemistry, observing resonant and nonresonant barrier tunnelling, matter–wave interference of reaction products and forbidden reaction pathways. Our results illustrate the failure of the traditional quasiclassical model of photodissociation and instead are accurately described by a quantum mechanical model. The experimental ability to produce well-defined quantum continuum states at low energies will enable high-precision studies of long-range molecular potentials for which accurate quantum chemistry models are unavailable, and may serve as a source of entangled states and coherent matter waves for a wide range of experiments in quantum optics. Scientists have known for some time that light is able to cause molecules to break apart—oxygen molecules are broken apart in the atmosphere by sunlight, for example, but understanding how exactly the process works has been an ongoing project. Up till now, researchers have studied the process by irradiating a very cold supersonic molecular beam. This technique has suffered from the problem of not being able to create a beam that was low enough in temperature to allow for molecular pieces to be manipulated in a truly quantum state; instead they have had to rely on averaging results. In this new effort, the team developed a technique that allowed for tracking the disassociation at much slower speeds, which allowed them to get a better look at what actually occurs.To get a slower look, the researchers used an optical lattice to hold a group of strontium-88 atoms in a group, which were brought together by photo absorption, resulting in excited molecules. The team allowed the molecules to decay to their lowest quantum state, then excited them to specific states which allowed for studying them as they were exposed and broken apart by pulses of laser light. Doing so allowed the team to view a purely magnetic transition for the first time, and also to see that not all of the pieces of the shattered molecule flew perpendicular or parallel to the direction of the light source, which Chandler notes “can only be described by a full quantum-mechanical treatment of the light-absorption process.”The team next plans to conduct similar experiments using molecules brought to higher energy states to learn more about the ways in which the molecules behave in ways that seem more classical than quantum. Citation: Study suggests a flaw in traditional theory that describes photodissociation process (2016, July 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-07-flaw-traditional-theory-photodissociation.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_imgMK Gandhi showed that to the world. A group of youngsters seem to have been inspired by the same ideals and are trying to bring about a revolution through non violent means. Adopting the tactics of  freeze mob, this group is aiming to raise awareness.‘We are a part of Education tree, a student led organisation which encourages the country’s youth to take up social and environmental responsibilities and bring about a holistic change and development of the issues involved,’ said Shivani Dewan, member, Education Tree. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘One of the important project of the organisation is Jo mera hai wo mera hai – My body My rights, of which I am a part of. It’s centred on taking up womens’ safety issues after the recent gangrape incident. As a part of this initiative we wish to create awareness among people about the various organisations, helplines, women’s groups, mobile applications which can provide help to women in distress,’ she added.‘We noticed that even after such a gruesome incident most women in the Capital are not aware of helpline numbers or self-defence techniques. Our main focus is to show do’s and dont’s both men and women should follow as a part of the society,’ said the JMC student. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSo what exactly is a freeze mob? ‘It’s a silent way of protesting to spread the message. We are in total around 50-60 people from different walks of life who will participate in the activity which aims to bring about a constructive change through non violent protests. We mostly use unique art forms like graffiti, posters with slogans and street dancing (gestures) to create this awareness and sensitivity,’ said Shivani.‘One of the most memorable moment was at the recent event at Dilli Haat (during Comic Con), where while we did a freeze mob. We got a good response,’ she added.So far the group has done over 100 freeze mobs at different locations in Delhi and are gearing up for their recent.DETAILAt- DLF PLace Saket When- 24 FebruaryTimings- 4.30 pm  6 pmlast_img read more

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