Battery fill up via pump?

Turns out the crafty Germans are at it again! As reported in the Fraunhofer Research News recently, a group there is working with something called a redox flow battery. Basically it uses a liquid instead of a solid to store the charge. This isn’t new, but the team has brought the energy density up to that of Li-Ion batteries, and that is new! Continue reading “Battery fill up via pump?”

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RoHS & COTS hit the DOD – Damned Wiskers!

So, I was reading about some new GPS guided 155mm howitzer shells (think your Garmin Nuvi can take getting shot out of a cannon?), really interesting technology in it’s own right, when I came across an article on some conflicts between wanting to do right and wanting to be reliable. Continue reading “RoHS & COTS hit the DOD – Damned Wiskers!”

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Reeves Callaway – Motivated by Excellence

The Western Automotive Journalists hosted Reeves Callaway last night (10/7/2009) and I must say that it was an interesting evening. I mostly know Callaway from the Sledgehammer and Twin Turbo Corvettes of the 90s, but it turns out that there is lots more to the Callaway story. Continue reading “Reeves Callaway – Motivated by Excellence”

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