More Free Xbox One And Xbox 360 Games Now Available
Xbox Live Gold members can now pick up more free games. As part of the Games With Gold program, the 4v1 monster-hunting game Evolve is now free on Xbox One, with the shoot-em-up Heavy Weapon dropping to the low, low price of free on Xbox 360. Bear in mind that Heavy Weapon plays on Xbox One through backwards compatibility. © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. . Additionally, the horror game Layers of Fear is free on Xbox One all month long. These new games replace Project Cars and Borderlands 2, which were free through March 15.April 2017's Games With Gold lineup has not yet been announced.
NCSU envisions this leading to faster acceleration in electric cars -- imagine electric sedans that could smoke even the fastest conventional supercars Even so, the technology might be showing up at the right time. EV ranges are becoming good enough that car makers can start devoting more effort.
Electric vehicles aren't always associated with speed and performance, but researchers at North Carolina State Of all things, water may hold the key to faster electric - car battery technology. The idea is that using atom - thin water layers may provide a way to "tune" the transport of ions and
So many battery breakthroughs focus on longer battery life (and for good reason), but what about the speed of delivering that energy? That's what North Carolina State University researchers want to solve. They've produced a material, crystalline tungsten oxide hydrate, that uses atom-thin water layers to tune electrical charge transfers for speed. When the team uses this material in a pseudocapacitor (which stores energy by transferring charges between electrodes and electrolytes), the result is a battery that theoretically represents the best of two worlds. It has the high energy density you'd expect, but it's also very quick at shuttling ions back and forth. That, in turn, could lead to performance breakthroughs in devices where rapid power is at least as important as raw capacity.
Michigan, Flint to replace 18,000 lead-tainted water lines
Michigan and the city of Flint have agreed to replace thousands of home water lines under a sweeping deal to settle a lawsuit over lead-contaminated water in the troubled city.
Scientists believe they can use the same material found in pencil lead to revolutionize the green car industry. It is also the world’s best conductor of electricity . Knowing that graphene is impermeable to even the smallest of atoms , hydrogen, Geim's team decided to test whether protons, or hydrogen
A double layer (DL, also called an electrical double layer , EDL) is a structure that appears on the surface of an object when it is exposed to a fluid.
The water layers also help store energy more efficiently, with less waste heat.
NCSU envisions this leading to faster acceleration in electric cars -- imagine electric sedans that could smoke even the fastest conventional supercars, at least in short stints. You could also see higher-performance storage in renewable energy power grids (important for both storing energy and coping with high demand), and thinner batteries in just about any kind of gadgetry.
The tech isn't flawless at this stage. In longer charging periods of about 10 minutes, a regular tungsten oxide actually stored more energy. There's some work to do to avoid compromises, to put it another way. Even so, the technology might be showing up at the right time. EV ranges are becoming good enough that car makers can start devoting more effort to off-the-line acceleration, so you may see more zero-emissions cars that are just as exciting to drive as they are eco-friendly.
End of petrol and diesel cars in 2040: "The electric vehicle" is a "royal way for the industry"
For Jean-Pierre Corniou, consultant to Sia Partners, the announcement of the end of sales of diesel and gasoline cars by 2040 by Nicolas Hulot is good news. Nevertheless, we must "give him medium-term political objectives," he warns.
franceinfo: 2040, is this a realistic goal?
Jean-Pierre Corniou: We managed to exceed in March theelectric vehicles in the park, but we must remember that there are 36 million cars in France. We are still in very weak numbers. There are 2 million electric and hybrid vehicles in the world in a fleet of just over 1.2 billion. It's a long journey but none of this existed before 2009.
Volvo has announced that by 2019, no more gas-powered cars will come out of its factories. Is it inevitable for car manufacturers?
The electric vehicle since the 2009 crisis is the royal exit route for the industry. It is seductive, well perceived, as being a technical object of the 21st century while the combustion engine dates from the nineteenth century. The connected car, the autonomous car, can not be that electric. We are in a very exciting automotive industry sequence since it is an industry that is extremely conservative in its fundamentals. All the states in the world are setting a challenge for our industrialists: "you will move in 10, 15, 20, 25 years." China and India are countries with more than 1 2 billion inhabitants. They realize that motorizing their population with cars with internal combustion engines, that would be absurd in terms of pollution, dependence on oil. They realized that modernizing their countries also meant modernizing mobility.
Will we improve the range of vehicles?
There are the battery cars that bring their electricity with them and there are the cars that make their electricity on board, the fuel cell, fuel cell, hydrogen cars that are an extremely interesting solution, which is developed, which works and which assumes that it is known to manufacture hydrogen on a large scale. But in 25 years, we will succeed. Mobility is 24 kms per day. When one speaks about autonomy, one must speak of autonomy appropriate to the use. It is true that long distances are penalized but we will achieve this especially with fast charging. The industry will do, but it is important to give it medium-term political objectives.
Olympic sprinter Ato Boldon to bring fresh eyes to NASCAR .
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ato Boldon likes speed. And cars. NASCAR? Well, the four-time Olympic medalist is about to find out. The former Olympic sprinter will join NBC Sports Group's NASCAR broadcast team as a features contributor beginning next week. His NASCAR on NBC debut will be July 1 during coverage at Daytona International Speedway. It's going to be an eye-opening experience for Boldon, who in an interview with The Associated Press admitted he could name "maybe 10" NASCAR drivers. When asked to list them, he came up with three: the late Dale Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Burton, the retired driver and current NBC analyst.