Norway-1st country to become 100% electric powered

Norway will become the first country in the world to be run on electricity and will be known as the first fully electric powered nation.

Electricity outage is very common in India and many other developing countries across the world. It causes difficulties for a common man.

Everything is being automated now a days and electricity is the core foundation or base of this.

But there are some countries where government puts primary focus on energy sector and designs, formulates and implements policies and laws that give priority to electricity.

Electricity is going to be the lifeline of each one of us in the future.

Energi Norge, an industry advisory body in Norway published a 24 points plan for the switch to electricity, including providing free charging for electric cars across the country and tax exemptions for drivers.

A full conversion to electric cars would require considerable effort within the transport industry.

The body suggests that Norway will operate entirely by using clean energy by year 2050.

Hydro power is currently the source of over 96% of the nation’s electricity and there are more than 110,000 electric cars used in the country.

The country’s ministries have recently declared that no vehicle will be run on any fossil fuel after 2025.

 

Formula 1 cars more safe with Halo device

Formula 1 race going racy on race circuit and everyone is eagerly waiting as to who will race faster to finish first. Suddenly 2 cars come closer about to touch.

In next 2 seconds the cars collide and are turned upside down and the driver of one car dies.

This has been the case in many races across the world every year.

Motor federation has come with a new device “Halo” which is extra protection on the helmets worn by car racers.

The device was tested for the first time in 2016 and will be introduced in all Formula 1 car races from 2018.

This device is designed to give extra cockpit protection to limit head injuries. This forms a semi circular barrier around the driver’s head to avoid attracting flying debris without completely closing the cockpit.

Many drivers were divided on this with Lewis Hamilton openly opposing this device.

Let’s hope the drivers should feel a bit more safe now..

What happens inside quietest place on Earth

Do you know which the quietiest place on Earth is?

It is Microsoft office in Redmond headquarters in USA. To be precise Anechoic chamber is the exact place at -20.6 dB.

There are six concrete rooms within rooms that enclose the chamber and can reduce the noise of a jet taking off to a whisper.

Literal meaning of Anechoic is echo free.

Year 2015 saw the world record of -9.4dB in Orfield Laboratories in Minneapolis.

 

Let’s walk through sounds heard at different decibels (dB) which is a measurement unit of sound.

10 dB is the sound of normal breathing.

0 dB is the lowest limit of sound that a human ear can hear.

Negative dB is the sound that a human ear cannot hear.

-24 dB is the noise produced by colliding air molecules and this quietness is outside vacuum.

-20.6 dB is the sound limit inside the Anechoic chamber. The room is so quiet that you can hear your blood flow.

 

 

Plane-longer than a football field

Microsoft has developed an airplane longer than a football field and has a wingspan of 385 ft. It is named as Stratolaunch.

Yes, this is the world’s largest plane weighing about 1.3 million pounds.

It weighs 500,000 pounds without fuel and it can carry fuel weighing 250,000 pounds.

It has 28 wheels and has six 747 jet engines.

The aircraft is 238 feet from nose to its end and is 50 feet from the ground to the tip of its vertical tail, its highest point.

This plane developed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen unveiled it for launching satellite toting rockets into space. This was unveiled in California’s Mojave Desert on 31st May 2017.

The plane is not developed to carry passengers but to carry and launch rockets into space.

This project was being developed for last 6 years and is expected first launch as early as 2019.

This innovation will reduce cost of launching small vehicles into space.

Vending Machine dispensing Ferraris

Now forget about vending machines dispensing eatables and soft drinks.

Vending machine in Singapore is dispensing world’s largest luxury car Ferrari.

The vending machine is a multi building where luxurious cars including Ferrari, Bentley and Lamborghini among others are on display.

The customer wishing to see the car has to use touch screen installed on the ground floor. The moment touch screen is pressed, the selected car comes on the ground floor in 1-2 minutes.

 

China plans to catch an asteriod and living on it

China plans to do mining and start living on an asteroid.

But before that China plans to find, catch and land on an asteroid. It has plans to catch first asteroid latest by 2020 and make it livable.

This was confirmed by Chinese chief commander of lunar exploration program Ye Pijian

China wants to build space station on the asteroid so that it can command over the world through satellites and check what is happening around the globe.

Ye also said to a Chinese state-run science and technology newspaper that the asteroids located near the Earth have “precious metals,” according to the South China Morning Post, and that the mining could offset the expensive cost of space exploration.

Flying Cars

No traffic jams. Imagine travelling in space to reach office. No traffic lights, no jams.

Yes this is possible with flying cars that have become craze.

Just sit in the flying car, start engine and it will take off just like plane. Reach office in 10 minutes, land car on the road, stop engine and park it.

People imagine flying cars with full automation where it can do whatever human mind thinks.

People are also imagining vertical take off and land (VTOL) of car just like planes and fighters that will be VTOL functional in the near future.

Flying cars will save time and fuel. But it may require licensed pilot to fly a car since this forms part of aviation. If control is given to anyone irrespective of the skills required, it may result in accidents and will not be a safe transport.

Let’s hope for the best.

 

Bermuda Triangle-Mystery in deep Ocean

Bermuda Triangle.

There are many things associated with this. But one thing never escapes our mind which is vanishing of ships and aircrafts once it enters Bermuda Triangle.

This lies in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Scientists believe that this happens due to very strong electromagnetic waves that forces ships and aircraft beneath the sea and pulls it down very deep onto the surface of the ocean. Even signals are lost in this process and hence no strong evidence has come till now even though scientists across globe are doing research on this.

One more thing- Believe it or not. The Bermuda Triangle had been described earlier in Rig Veda & Atharva Veda also.

Want to tune in to the world’s radio stations

A new online application has come that broadcasts radio stations from all countries in the world.

I am sure you will love this application.

You can listen from Merlin in UK, Samba in the Caribbean Islands, Michael Jackson in Canada, Arabic tunes in Dubai to anything from any of the county on this Planet.

It is a communication between humans from across the borders.

Radio.Garden is an interactive application that presents different locations across globe in tiny green dots that can be tuned into at the click of a button. Some of the stations may presently be not tuned due to disturbance in the airwaves but will be available in the near future.

The interactive was created by Amsterdam-based design companies Studio Puckey and Moniker, which were approached by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision to develop an installation for a research project about radio called Transnational Radio Encounters, which focuses on radio that crosses linguistic and geographical barriers.

Currently there are 8000 stations and new stations are being added every day. Any company wishing to feature its station is invited to get in touch and get their station registered.

VTOL-Future planes

Have you heard Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) technology?

This is the future of planes, helicopters and fighter jets that can land and take off vertically. This is just like standing and sitting on a fixed place.

This is especially useful where runways are not very long or where airports and helipads are built in hilly areas like Hong Kong, Bhutan and few other countries. There is very little space in these areas and planes have to hover in the sky for a long time before final take off.

Few planes who successfully tested VTOL include Lockheed Martin F-35B, Elytron 2S and few flights by NASA.

Few benefits include:

  • Can take off and land vertically, as a helicopter would, without any support equipment such as a catapult launch or capture nets
  • High aspect ratio wings result in 24 hour endurance which is unmatched in the industry
  • Longer flights than a helicopter and can land in an either horizontal or vertical flight configuration

This technology has many potential applications that include the following:

Military applications such as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance

Commercial applications where extended mission UAV capabilities are beneficial, including law enforcement, firefighting, crop surveys, pipeline surveys, or oil field management

People with extremely deep pockets will also use this instead of cars and this may become reality somewhere around Year 2030.

Elon Musk, pioneer in technology (that includes Hyperloop) has plans of inventing VTOL electric planes that will use electricity instead of fuel.