Monthly Archives: November 2016

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Why You May Never Have To Visit A Gas Station Again, Even If You Don’t Have An Electric Car

    One of the alluring aspects of owning an electric car is the ability to charge the batteries in one’s garage, thus avoiding the inconvenience of having to stop at a gas station to fill the tank, which can be especially welcome when the weather turns foul. Now a Mountain View, Calif. startup company [...]

November 17th, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , , |

What is the difference between hardness and toughness of a metal?

What is the difference between hardness and toughness of a metal?     The ASM Metals Handbook defines hardness as "Resistance of metal to plastic deformation, usually by indentation" (asmmaterials.info).  Therefore, when a compressive force is administered to a solid matter, we can measure how resistant it is to permanently changing shape. Why is this [...]

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VIRGINIA CLASS SUBMARINES

  VIRGINIA CLASS SUBMARINES   Designed by Electric Boat, the Virginia-class is being built jointly under a teaming arrangement between Electric Boat and Northrop Grumman Newport News in Virginia. In 1998, the U.S. Navy awarded a $4.2 billion contract for the construction of the first four ships of the class. Virginia is the first of [...]

Machine Learning & Cyber Security to Drive Future of Transport

    Cyber security, virtual reality and machine learning have been identified as key areas that will inform and evolve the ever-changing global transport landscape, with a series of ground-breaking research projects being delivered over the coming year by experts from the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL). The critical topics of cyber security, virtual reality and [...]

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