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Transport: Planes, Trains, Boats, and Autos

Postby Typhoon » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:51 am



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Postby Nonc Hilaire » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:08 am

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Re: Transport: Planes, Trains, Boats, and Autos

Postby Typhoon » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:17 am

PhysOrg | Wireless power could revolutionize highway transportation, researchers say

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A Stanford University research team has designed a high-efficiency charging system that uses magnetic fields to wirelessly transmit large electric currents between metal coils placed several feet apart. The long-term goal of the research is to develop an all-electric highway that wirelessly charges cars and trucks as they cruise down the road.


Have to wonder about the infrastructure, esp the maintenance, costs
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Re: Transport: Planes, Trains, Boats, and Autos

Postby Enki » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:18 am

Typhoon wrote:PhysOrg | Wireless power could revolutionize highway transportation, researchers say

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A Stanford University research team has designed a high-efficiency charging system that uses magnetic fields to wirelessly transmit large electric currents between metal coils placed several feet apart. The long-term goal of the research is to develop an all-electric highway that wirelessly charges cars and trucks as they cruise down the road.


Have to wonder about the infrastructure, esp the maintenance, costs


It's an interesting idea.
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Postby Miss_Faucie_Fishtits » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:05 am

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Re: Transport: Planes, Trains, Boats, and Autos

Postby Simple Minded » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:47 pm

Enki wrote:
Typhoon wrote:PhysOrg | Wireless power could revolutionize highway transportation, researchers say

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A Stanford University research team has designed a high-efficiency charging system that uses magnetic fields to wirelessly transmit large electric currents between metal coils placed several feet apart. The long-term goal of the research is to develop an all-electric highway that wirelessly charges cars and trucks as they cruise down the road.


Have to wonder about the infrastructure, esp the maintenance, costs


It's an interesting idea.


Very interesting..... looks like one of those projects no one wants to spend their own money on, but someone will opt to spend other people's money on it.

In the right location..... such as a long downhill on an interstate... it could save brakepads.... and feedsome energy back to the grid or a local user.

Cost effective...... probably not now...... but if someone in power decided to make "the price of energy skyrocket....."
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Postby Simple Minded » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:51 pm

here ya go... mandate that big ass magnets are required on all vehicles, build steeper declines into our interstates, and capture that lost energy that otherwise goes into brake pad disintegration.
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Postby Antipatros » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:00 pm

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Postby Typhoon » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:50 pm

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Re: Transport: Planes, Trains, Boats, and Autos

Postby Azrael » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:31 pm

Typhoon wrote:

Very cool. I bet my nephew would be very interested, but perhaps I shouldn't show it to him. I liked the Québécois country music.
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Re: Transport: Planes, Trains, Boats, and Autos

Postby Typhoon » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:06 am

Azrael wrote: . . .
Very cool. I bet my nephew would be very interested, but perhaps I shouldn't show it to him. I liked the Québécois country music.


I was wondering about the music, if it was Cajun.
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Re: Transport: Planes, Trains, Boats, and Autos

Postby Antipatros » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:49 am

Antonov 225 Arriving in Calgary March 13 2012

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Postby Typhoon » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:46 pm

The Reg | Supersonic silent biplane . . . coming soon . . . ish

Aviation experts are coming up with a 60-year-old solution to a modern problem - how to create a cheap, fuel-efficient and quiet supersonic aeroplane. This is their breakthrough solution:

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Re: Transport: Planes, Trains, Boats, and Autos

Postby Azrael » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:24 am

Typhoon wrote:
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Very cool. I bet my nephew would be very interested, but perhaps I shouldn't show it to him. I liked the Québécois country music.


I was wondering about the music, if it was Cajun.

I suspect that the music is from Quebec, rather than Cajun country, since Transport Jacques Auger is based in Quebec. I'm certainly not the best person to ask.
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Postby Simple Minded » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:07 pm

Antipatros wrote:Antonov 225 Arriving in Calgary March 13 2012



too cool! prior to wathing this I was impressed that an A-10 Warthog was able to stay airborne at what seems like 30 mph.
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Re: Transport: Planes, Trains, Boats, and Autos

Postby Antipatros » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:06 pm

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Antipatros wrote:Antonov 225 Arriving in Calgary March 13 2012



too cool! prior to wathing this I was impressed that an A-10 Warthog was able to stay airborne at what seems like 30 mph.

I didn't get to see the Antonov myself, and it only comes in here every few years (principally to ferry oil and gas equipment to other continents, in this case Africa). The current* main runway at YYC is 12,600 feet, and apparently it took the whole thing to get that pig of an aircraft airborne again.

*14,000 ft. runway is in the works.
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Re: Transport: Planes, Trains, Boats, and Autos

Postby Typhoon » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:40 pm

Azrael wrote:
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Azrael wrote: . . .
Very cool. I bet my nephew would be very interested, but perhaps I shouldn't show it to him. I liked the Québécois country music.


I was wondering about the music, if it was Cajun.

I suspect that the music is from Quebec, rather than Cajun country, since Transport Jacques Auger is based in Quebec. I'm certainly not the best person to ask.


I think Antipatros and you got it right.
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