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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The latest Acura NSX uses hybrids technology

It turns out the Japanese supercar did not want to miss to use hybrids technology. This is the specification of hybrid engines installed on the latest Acura NSX, the drivetrain is capable of spraying the power up to 500 hp.
The 2016 Acura NSX is seen on display at a media event at the 2015 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, New York, April 2, 2015. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1abBtC)
The latest Acura NSX was using a hybrid technology that consisted with a V6 engine with a capacity of 3,493 cc plus 3 units electric motors. Wherein one electric motor unit is in the back and placed between the engine and transmission system that capable of spewing power of 47 hp. While the two other units placed on both its front wheels and each is capable of generating power by 37 hp.

Interestingly, in addition to boost the power, hybrid system on Acura NSX is also used to improve the car's handling. That is why, this car uses two electric motors on the two front wheels. Both motors installed independently on each axle and has a function like the vectoring brake.
The uses of two electric motors on both front wheels to improve the car's handling. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1abBdX)
The difference, the vectoring brake slows rotating speed on one of the wheels, but the electric motor in this car it will increase the rotating speed on one of the wheels. Means, the strength of the electric motors in the NSX allow the super handling all-wheel drive setup to be running even at low vehicle and engine speeds.

The Japanese brand also touting the car’s lightweight multi-material body and spaceframe as revolutionary and Acura claims that the car is 'by far the most rigid in its competitive set.' The space frame is made primarily from aluminum and ultra-high-strength steel which is anchored by a carbon fiber floor.
To achieve the car’s high rigidity, Acura is using the world’s first application of ablation casting, which blends traditional casting methods with a rapid cooling technique that results in flexibility with the design and rigidity of the casting but also the ductility and energy absorption characteristics of extruded material. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HYBRID CARS | MOTORTREND]
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Japanese storm concept by the hands of Italian designer

A famous Italian designer named Aldo Drudi through the design house of his named Drudi Performance eventually show the latest and out of his unconventional project. No longer designed the helmet for the MotoGP riders, but now he poured his creative idea to make a concept of motorcycle-based of the Honda VFR 1200X.
Drudi Performance Burasca 1200. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ab1Mt)
Conservative character of Honda VFR 1200X changed. And through Drudi's creative hand directly change bodywork with the use of a longer suspension. The power source is taken from a 1,237 cc V4 engine that is still considered to be qualified by Drudi and his team. They call the motorcycle concept by the name of Burasca 1200.
Rear side view of Drudi Performance Burasca 1200. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ab1Mt)
In addition to the name of a mountain in Italy, Alta Burasca, it means also "storm". Such as wind, Drudi and his team cut the weight of the Honda VFR1200X be 30 kg lighter. Other touch by installing a few aftermarket features such as, NIX Öhlins for front suspension and rear shock with Öhlins TTX 36, Nissin brakes, LED lights and Akrapovič custom exhaust.
Within about three weeks Drudi working to change the design of two-dimensional becoming to three-dimensional, and it manifested itself nicely with an impressive aura. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DRUDI PERFORMANCE | PAUL TAN]
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Transparent aluminum technology soon come to Your hand

Once again, the technology that previously only existed in science fiction movies is now be a reality. The transparent aluminum is present in the film Star Trek: The Voyage Home, will soon be used as raw material for the body of smartphones and watches.
Dr. Jas Sanghera and colleagues at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) invented a new way of making transparent spinel. "The advantage [of spinel] is it's so much tougher, stronger, harder than glass," says Sanghera. "For weight-sensitive platforms—UAVs [unmanned autonomous vehicles], head-mounted face shields—it's a game-changing technology." Spinel also could be used for watches and consumer electronics, like the smart phone. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1akh14)
The maker and also a scientist from the US Naval Research Laboratory, Dr. Jas Sanghera explained that this material is a mixture of mineral and magnesium aluminate. The advantages of transparent aluminum is much harder and stronger than glass.

As quoted of Ubergizmo on Thursday, November 5, 2015, with these characteristics make this material can provide better protection of the environment can withstand extremes such as sand and rain erosion.
Transparent aluminum now a reality made by US Naval Research Laboratory scientist. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ajHtC)
Sanghera also explained the manufacturing process of the aluminum transparent. "We put the powder with high pressure, pressed under vacuum airtight and then aluminum will look transparent," he said.

After that aluminum will be polished before further refined into other uses, such as for the bulletproof glass. In the future, these materials can be used as raw material for the manufacturing of mobile devices. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | US NRL | UBERGIZMO]
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Monday, May 30, 2016

A mysterious appearances of Lamborghini Jeddah

Among the rows of Lamborghini supercar on display at the Geneva Motor Show 2016, one of them has a quite unique name, that is Lamborghini Huracan Jeddah Edition. The supercar is exhibited by DMC, a renowned German tuning firm with more sporty appearance than the standard version..
A mysterious appearances of Lamborghini Huracan Jeddah Edition by DMC at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1afrXt)
Lamborghini Jeddah Edition constructed using the base of Lamborghini Huracan. It did not say what the purpose of the car's name that similar with the city in Saudi Arabia.

With a distinctive and unique design of the supercar has been the center of attention of the visitors at the auto exhibition. It is visible from all body parts replaced with components from more carbon fiber that includes a new front splitter with vertical fins at the sides. The car also features carbon fiber side skirts, a carbon fiber rear diffuser, and a Countach-inspired rear wing.
Rear view of Lamborghini Huracan Jeddah Edition by DMC. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1afrXt)
The ferocious impression amplified by the use of 20  inches sized of Y-spoke Vossen rims on the front wheels and 21 inches at rear, painted in black and wrapped in 255/30ZR20 and 325/25ZR21 tires. They are backed up by a high-performance braking system which features black brake calipers.
While under the hood was stored a capacity of 5.2 liter V10 engine that could produces a peak power up to 610 hp with a torque of 412 lb-ft. The engine is linked to a seven-speed double clutch transmision system and all-wheel drive system which allows the Italian bull supercar can run from 0-62 mph only takes about 3.2 seconds before reaching a top speed of over 202 mph. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1]
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Atomic Oxygen found on Mars

After the discovery of traces of water on the surface of Mars in September 2015, now scientists again found the signs that relate to the red planet's ability to support life. As reported by CNN on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, the US space agency (NASA) announced that has been discovered the atoms of oxygen in the atmosphere of Mars.

Mars, the Red Planet. (Picture from:  
http://www.wired.com/)
The atoms are found in the mesosphere of Mars, the outer layers of the Martian atmosphere. Scientists believe these findings will provide a better understanding to be the planet's atmosphere. Oxygen in the atmosphere, for example, could help scientists learn how atmospheric erosion and other gases escaped from Mars.

The atoms of oxygen on Mars discovered by scientists using a Boeing 747SP modified airplane for research purposes and can carry a 100-inch diameter telescope. The aircraft is part of a project called Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) developed by with NASA and the Germany Aerospace Center (Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt/DLR).

SOFIA jet can fly at an altitude of between 37,000 to 45,000 feet, just above the layer of Earth's atmosphere that serves as an infrared rays shield. With that, the SOFIA can detect and examine infrared emanations from space.

Scientists previously very difficult to detect the oxygen atom of Mars, because they are not able to accurately measure the wavelength emitted by the atoms. The last attempt at seeking atomic oxygen made 40 years ago.

The emission wavelength was captured by SOFIA then analyzed by a device on Earth called the German Receiver for Astronomy at Terahertz frequencies (GReAT), which served to distinguish the oxygen in Earth's atmosphere with the coming of the Martian atmosphere. The findings are published scientists in an article in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CNN]
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Is this a motorcycle or a car?

Motorcycles still be the most effective solution for the urban area, but still caught in the rain and heat, also can not protect the rider's body as a whole. Well, the Carver One might be a solution.
Carver One can stand upright, thanks to the Dynamic Vehicle Control (DVC) technology. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aZOUv)
In 1994 a Ducth engineer A. van den Brink, founded Brink Dynamics (today known as Carver Technology) to produce his vision of a single-person car with motorcycle technology, or a motorcycle with the benefits and safety protection of a car, depending on how you look at it. 

The ambition was to make a man-wide-vehicle that was safe to drive: A Slender Comfort Vehicle (SCV). Unlike similar technology as used by Piaggio MP3, what the Carver One does is combine several existing motorcycle, car and engineering concepts into one complete package that caters to both the driver and rider

Carrying the concept of three-wheeled vehicle, but with the body that protects the rider, complete with the doors and windshield. By using Drive-by-wire system, Carver One has a hub-centre steered front wheel, with no word on what particular power-plant it is using.
Carver One can lean while cornering like a motorcycle does. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aZOUv)
Interestingly, this car can lean while cornering like a motorcycle does, thanks to a special technology named Dynamic Vehicle Control (DVC) which allowed it to remain upright when stopped. The technology also allows the Carver One cornering stability is far better than a motorcycle.
Other Carver designs include the Sunra electric trike for the China market, and the PAL-V One flying-trike prototype, along with design concepts for certain major car manufacturers. What do you think? All the benefits of a motorcycle without having to take shelter under a bridge when it rains. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARVER TECHNOLOGY | PAUL TAN]
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Sunday, May 29, 2016

A new British supercar concept with an Italian touches was revealed

Aston Martin, a famous British automotive manufacturer in the near future will introduce a concept car named the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato. This new sportscar concept built based on the idea of ​​Executive VP, Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin, Marek Reichman, and designed by the famous Italian coachbuilder, Zagato at Aston Martin's headquarters in Gaydon England.
Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2016. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aZBrB)
"Over the years, we have developed and perfected our own design. Then, we came up with a special edition car such as the CC-100, One-77, and Aston Martin Vulcan. The Vanquish Zagato Concept shows how we and Zagato can be work together making the definition of the design of the Aston Martin car," said Marek Reichman as quoted Carscoops on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
Left side view of Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aZC21)
On the exterior of the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato combines a classic and futuristic designs. In addition, the body is made using carbon fiber materials, with the doors similar to the Aston Martin DB11, and the double-bubble roof which is typical of Zagato style.

The carbon fiber materials, anodized bronze, and aniline leather upholstery can be seen in some parts of the car's cabin. Then the Zagato identity can be seen from the logo 'Z' stitching on the headrests, center console, doors and walls.
Rear view of Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aZC9c)
The overall form, especially its C-pillar and color is reminiscent of the V12 Zagato – a sports car made by Aston Martin in collaboration with the coachbuilder to celebrate a 50-year partnership since the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato.

Through a naturally aspirated V12 re-setting engine with a capacity of 5.9 liters that is capable of generating the power up to 592 hp as the driving forces of the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept.
The British supercar manufacturer was unveiled the Vanquish Zagato on the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on Lake Como, Italy on May 22, 2016. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS]
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