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Innovations in fuel aggregation and congestion monitoring, ET Auto

Fuel aggregator startups are using advanced technologies to provide solutions for B2B facing stakeholders that include fuel pump owners, fuel companies, and B2C-facing stakeholders that include the population of billions, the end consumers.As India accelerates towards a future marked by innovation and progress, its roads are witnessing a transformation of unprecedented traffic and congestion. The once-dominant ethos of the light-vehicle market is swiftly giving way to a

First synthetic protein motor creates its own fuel as it ‘mows’

The body uses protein-based molecular motors to perform functions essential to life. Now, researchers have created ‘The Lawnmower,’ the first synthetic motor modeled on those found in nature that propels itself by harnessing the energy it creates as it cuts through fields of proteins. It could transform our treatment of a range of diseases.“Imagine if a Roomba could be powered only by the dirt it picks up,” said Nancy Forde, Simon Fraser University (SFU) physics professor and co-corresponding author of a study in which…

Hollywood homeless encampments fuel neighborhood frustration

The fire that broke out on Franklin Avenue last month was, by some measures, a modest one.But with winds blowing in the Cahuenga Pass that night, it had the potential to be destructive. Embers from the fire, which started at a homeless encampment, landed on a nearby apartment building, Fire Department officials said. By the time the blaze was out, it had scorched a nearby tree, destroyed two cars and sent smoke into nearby homes.“It smelled like burning fuel, burning plastic,” said one Hollywood resident who lives…

Privately owned Odysseus lander makes first U.S. moon touchdown in half-century

A private lander touched down on the moon Thursday but managed just a weak signal back, as flight controllers scrambled to gain better contact with the first U.S. spacecraft to reach the lunar surface in more than 50 years.Tension mounted in the company's command centre in Houston, as controllers awaited a signal from the spacecraft some 400,000 kilometres away, which arrived about 10 minutes later.Despite the spotty communication, Intuitive Machines, the company that built and managed the craft, which is called Odysseus,…

Odysseus spacecraft on its side after landing on the moon, officials say

A private U.S. lunar lander tilted over at touchdown and ended up on its side near the moon's south pole, hampering communications, company officials said Friday.Intuitive Machines, the company that built the six-footed lander, initially said it was upright. But CEO Steve Altemus said Friday that the lander "caught a foot in the surface and tipped" and landed on its side, and, quite possibly, is leaning against a rock. He said the lander had come in too fast and may have snapped a leg."So far, we have quite a bit of…

Nikola (NKLA) delivers first hydrogen fuel cell truck in the US

Nikola Corp (NKLA) announced it had delivered the first production hydrogen fuel cell truck in North America during the fourth quarter. The company said it also remains on track to deliver the first reworked battery electric trucks back to customers by the end of Q1. Nikola delivers first production hydrogen fuel cell truck “Today we’re sharing what we’ve accomplished and how we are providing fully integrated zero-emissions mobility solutions to fleets right now,” Nikola president and CEO Steve…

Tata Tiago iCNG AMT First Drive Review: Is India’s First Automatic CNG Hatchback Both Fuel Efficient & Convenient?

Tata is one of the leading car manufacturers in India, known for its sturdy build quality. Like many carmakers, Tata also considers customer feedback and improves based on it. The recently launched Tata Nexon, Safari, and Harrier are examples of this. This year, Tata has introduced another industry first by offering the convenience of an automatic transmission with the CNG fuel option. A couple of weeks ago, Tata launched the Tata Tiago and Tigor iCNG variants with the AMT gearbox option. We had the opportunity to drive…

Exclusive: Apple Maps to get a big boost in the UK — Data collection to fuel improved navigation, detail, and place information with focus…

Apple is about to kick off an eight-month UK project to improve its Maps service that will see Apple's cars and even backpack-wearing walkers traverse the country. Starting February 21, UK residents will see Apple vehicles driving around the country for the next eight months gathering information as part of the company’s ongoing rebuild of Apple Maps, the company confirmed to iMore on Tuesday. Apple's vehicles will gather information through October 17, and from May 20 through September 11, you’ll also see people wearing…

Fuel queues resurface in Abuja as NARTO threatens strike action

Fuel queues returned to filling stations in Abuja on Monday, as the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) directed its members to withdraw services. A PREMIUM TIMES correspondent who visited petrol stations Monday morning found that some of the stations were shut while others were besieged by motorcyclists, tricycle owners, as well as private and commercial drivers. Many filling stations in Jabi, Wuse, Gwagwalada, Apo, Kubwa and Lugbe areas of the city sold the product at prices ranging from N660…