Engineering Newswire 44: World’s fastest electric race car goes 186 mph
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we're powering jets with sugar, making magic boxes for dancers, creating hand manipulators, and driving 186 miles per hour in the fastest electric race car in the world. Features include:
· Mr. and Mrs. Dream is a virtual project in an immersive unreality born out of the mind of Eugene Ionesco. The project is the brain child of a pair of dancers who partnered with members of the Passion for Innovation program at Dassault Systemes.
· The Autonomous Robotic Manipulation (ARM) program has been creating manipulators with a high degree of autonomy and tactile ability. The program has designed and built hand mechanisms that could replace the claw-like limbs currently used on robots.
· Amyris, a renewable products company, and Total, a French multinational integrated oil and Gas Company, one of the six "Supermajor" oil companies in the world, successfully demonstrated a renewable jet fuel at the Paris Air Show.
· Nissan has unveiled its ZEOD RC electric racing car, providing an innovative test bed for electric technologies. According to Nissan, the Zero Emission On Demand Racing Car, will reach speeds of more than 300 km/h, making it the world's fastest electric car.