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Home | GLINT - The Global Gold Currency
Bringing back gold as an e-currency for the modern era, maybe
fintech  gold  credit  debit  card  iOS  UK  EU  europe 
7 weeks ago by asteroza
MAAXX Europe
Interesting, a fully autonomous indoor UAV race...
europe  EU  UAV  drone  autonomous  racing  competition  indoor 
8 weeks ago by asteroza
Exotec Solutions
Okay, this seems like an actual improvement over Amazon's Kiva whole shelf moving UGV's. Using the drones as both UGV's carrying single trays as well as elevator pickers to pull from dense/high tray stacks means you can multiplex tray picking from the stacks, rather than the typical separate elevator picker bot permanently mounted on the shelves.
UGV  robot  drone  robotics  shelf  picker  elevator  hardware  electronics  devices  warehouse  retrieval  cargo  EU  europe  france 
10 weeks ago by asteroza
Working on molten silicon thermal energy storage
EU  europe  molten  silicon  boron  high  temperature  thermal  energy  storage  TIPV  thermionic  photovoltaic  conversion 
august 2017 by asteroza
Thrustme | Lets the small satellite space revolution begin
Uses a gridded ion thruster with solid iodine fuel, but fuel vacuum sublimation may put upper limits on lifetime? Though the size does look interesting for cubesats
grid  ion  thruster  cubesat  small  form  factor  space  propulsion  europe  france  EU  solid  iodine  fuel 
june 2017 by asteroza
Einride - Future of transport
This seems to be the right idea, using autonomous systems for highway, and remote drivers for assisted local driving.
autonomous  cargo  truck  UGV  EU  europe  vehicle  transportation  remote  driver  Delicious 
april 2017 by asteroza
Datenübertragung per Laser: Bestmarken geknackt
10Km terrestrial lasercomm link at 1.72 Tbps, so conditions are roughly equivalent to a ground-to-orbit lasercomm link
DLR  Fraunhofer  EU  europe  germany  space  communications  freespace  optical  networking  laser  lasercomm  research  Delicious 
november 2016 by asteroza
Serenergy - The Power of Simplicity
Denmark is starting up a methanol refueling station network. This startup is hooking into that with a methanol fuel cell small enough for vehicle applications.
methanol  fuelcell  power  generator  research  technology  europe  EU  Denmark  Delicious 
september 2016 by asteroza
Delta Motorsport | High Performance Technology
Developing MiTRE, a microturbine range extender for series hybrid PHEV
microturbine  range  extender  power  generator  PHEV  HEV  electric  car  automotive  technology  research  UK  england  europe  EU  Delicious 
september 2016 by asteroza
Fancy Fence - Retractable gate - Home
As long as it doesn't spear the kiddies like bus lane bollards spears Mini's then I guess it'll fine...
retractable  fence  gate  pole  bollard  security  outdoor  hardware  europe  EU  Delicious 
july 2016 by asteroza
very low cost archival storage service, like AWS Glacier...
cloud  archival  file  storage  service  france  EU  europe  Delicious 
june 2016 by asteroza
Ripple Aerospace - From the Seas to the Stars
Somebody's trying to make a mini aerospiked Sea Dragon?!?
EU  europe  norway  sea  launch  aerospike  rocket  space  Delicious 
june 2016 by asteroza
Airbus Group and Siemens Sign Long-Term Cooperation Agreement in the Field of Hybrid Electric Propulsion Systems - Siemens Global Website
Siemens has been doing aircraft propulsion electric motors recently, guess they felt it was better to cooperate with the Airbus E-Fan group rather than compete. Wonder how the turboelectric work will shake out though?
airbus  Siemens  hybrid  electric  aviation  propulsion  research  technology  motor  aircraft  europe  EU  turboelectric  Delicious 
april 2016 by asteroza
Home - yeair!
Uses 4 two stroke engines for endurance, with electric assist motors on the shafts for boost/fine control for navigation. Not quite a series hybrid, and kinda big.
europe  germany  hybrid  electric  assist  gasoline  two  stoke  quadcopter  multicopter  helicopter  UAV  drone  cargo  long  endurance  Delicious 
may 2015 by asteroza
Looks like the new version is more like steadicam arms for human arms
EU  research  technology  hardware  electronics  devices  exoskeleton  industrial  manufacturing  human  arm  assist  amplification  Delicious  europe  torso  leg  back  strength 
february 2015 by asteroza
Venice Offshore Port: Container barge transhipment
Looks like the Port of Venice is proposing an offshore port and a modern variant of LASH barges, using a short range FLO-FLO shuttle ship to carry a pair of 384 TEU cargo barges.
europe  italy  venice  port  harbor  offshore  cargo  terminal  container  transshipment  barge  lighter  marine  architecture  shipping  transportation  ship  vessel  Delicious 
october 2014 by asteroza
Quarkson - SkyOrbiter Challenge. We need you! Be part of it.
Some sort of portugese challenge to Google+Titan Aerospace for HALE telecom relay drones?
portugal  europe  EU  UAV  drone  telecommunications  relay  airborne  internet  HALE  solar  airplane  aircraft  Delicious 
september 2014 by asteroza
Clear Flight Solutions
Flapping wing ornithopter deliberately designed to operate and resemble a peregrine falcon in flight.
EU  europe  germany  Robird  biomimicry  robot  robotic  bird  ornithopter  remote  control  UAV  drone  RC  hardware  electronics  devices  eagle  peregrine  falcon  Delicious 
september 2014 by asteroza
The Platform for Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA) - Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft
PUCA working on 300mph low speed unmanned cargo aircraft (UCA) for package delivery work, to airports mostly.
EU  europe  research  UAV  cargo  drone  aviation  aerospace  aircraft  airplane  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
Interesting that parking area interior navigation is achieved not by RF or visual beaconing, but using a vehicle's intrinsic object avoidance sensor visual imagery to match with a path given by the parking area's management server via a series of stored photos.
automated  automatic  valet  parking  EV  PHEV  vehicle  charging  recharging  research  EU  europe  transportation  eletric  infrastructure  autonomous  driving  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
TOSA buses power up for less
Interesting arm mechanism and bus stop overhead design for the flash charger system. Overhead fast recharge is somewhat attractive from an installation standpoint (no road ripping for a embedded inductive charger), but like any flash system, requires high power delivery equipment. Also, paired flywheels sound like a better mechanism for the bus energy storage, and perhaps the bus stop's buffer bank
switzerland  europe  bus  rapid  transit  research  economic  modeling  virtual  line  flash  fast  charge  stop  overhead  contact  station  recharge  EV  Delicious 
june 2014 by asteroza
SOLAR-JET - Zero-carbon jet fuel from sunlight
Apparently they demoed a working solar thermal CO2 cracker to make syngas, a precursor for synthetic fuels. Single chamber, not obvious but previous methods that used a rotating medium are replaced by a single porous ceria medium (so solid state/non-rotating then).
EU  europe  synfuel  syngas  production  CO2  cracking  solar  thermochemical  synthetic  kerosene  fuel  Delicious 
may 2014 by asteroza
Performance | Performance
Using 3D printers to help print pureed food back into semi-solid gel forms that are attractive to eat, but still a form of smoothfood so is easy to chew/digest.
EU  europe  3D  printing  fabbing  food  artificial  health  medicine  healthcare  eating  smoothfood  germany  Biozoon  Delicious 
april 2014 by asteroza
MUNIN | MUNIN – Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence in Networks
Unmanned cargo ship research. Operationally a difficult proposition. Rolls-Royce has some ship designs for a high TEU cargo ship, but basically they look like a Maersk E-class with the accommodation/nav block replaced by another row of containers.
MUNIN  unmanned  cargo  drone  ship  USV  commercial  shipping  research  technology  EU  europe  Fraunhofer  Delicious 
february 2014 by asteroza
Interesting tandem bike intended to have a young rider up front and an adult in the aft position, hence "hugging" the forward rider
tandem  bike  bicycle  human  powered  vehicle  transportation  hardware  europe  italy  Delicious 
february 2014 by asteroza
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