Drones are cool toys, provided we use them in accordance with the rules and regulations in force, ie we do not try to enter restricted areas. A California resident disregarded the new regulations and was arrested and fined for that reason.
Americans have been having problems with reckless drones for some time, who do not always fly where they can and often fly machines where they should never be. These are airports, government buildings, national parks, or the work places of firefighters fighting fires. Recently, regulations were tightened, raising the level of penalties for breaking bans.
How can they be severe, he found himself in the skin of a resident of California, who flew drones in a forbidden place, specifically speaking of a forest fire extinguished by firefighters, thereby disrupting their work. The man was arrested by the police and fined up to $ 27.5 thousand for the fine.…
Researchers at the National Argonne Laboratory have developed a new type of industrial sponge. The substance is destined for a very effective collection of oil stains from the surface of the oceans, leaking from damaged tankers.
Tankers are the most common, and at the same time the best method of transporting crude oil, as they take millions of liters on board. Unfortunately, this is not the safest method. Tankers may be damaged by a storm or collision with another ship. Then, from the damaged tanks, an oily substance poisoning the water and endangering the lives of fish and birds is poured out.
Of course, there are methods of collecting spilled oil, but they are not perfect and usually allow you to collect it only from the surface of the water itself. By contrast, the collected substance is no longer suitable for anything afterwards.
Argonne scientists working on behalf of the Department of Energy have developed a special sponge called Oleo Sponge, which in such situations can be very helpful. First of all, because it is much more effective than the solutions used so far and can quickly pick up oil stains. Secondly, the oil absorbed by it, after being squeezed, can be reused.…
Panavia Tornado is a twin-engine fighter-bomber that was created as a European response to the threat of USSR aviation. In spite of their already elaborate construction, they are still used by such countries as Germany, Italy and Great Britain. In the gallery you can admire the Luftwaffe’s machines during the air refueling operation with the flexible Airbus A310a MRTT.
Two Tornado engines allow the machine to reach a top speed of almost 2,400 km / h, with a range of up to 3,800 kilometers with attached fuel tanks. The maximum flight limit is up to 15,400 meters.
Tornado was flown in 1974, while its first combat use occurred during Operation Desert Storm – RAF and Italian. Currently they are phased out of service, mainly due to high operating costs and replacement with new machines.
General Motors has partnered with WiTricity to create a convenient way to charge electric cars. An inductive charger is designed for car parks and garages.
Electric cars have many advantages, but charging them does not belong. This is a rather cumbersome activity that requires playing with wires and connecting plugs to special outlets. However, General Motors wants to do so much easier, so it has established a partnership with WiTricity, which aims to create a modern wireless charging system.
WiTricity has developed a prototype of the inductive Drive 11 charger, which offers 7.7 kW or 11 kW and can be installed, for example, under public car parks, or garage floor. Charging the battery of the car will then be reduced to overriding the induction plate and leaving the car for some time.
Toyota and Delphi, the main supplier of components for GM have already expressed interest in purchasing a license for a new charging system. This may mean that models will soon be released that will support it.…