Posted: May 25th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: biofuel, Fast, Faster, Favorite New Thought | Tags: Biocoal, cellulosic biomass, Coalition for Sustainable Rail, CSR Project 130, Locomotive 3463, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnisota, ustainable Rail International | Comments Off on X-STEAM! The Future of Rail
Off the cuff a 75 year old steam locomotive and green, sustainable transport seem to have less than naught in common. Not according to the Coalition for Sustainable Rail – CSR – who reckon they can reinvigorate Locomotive 3463, circa 1937, bringing her back to life as the world’s first carbon-neutral higher-speed locomotive.
CSR is a superneat collaboration between the University of Minnisota and Sustainable Rail International – SRI – a not for profit research group dedicated to the research and development of modern steam trains.
“This is a pretty Radical idea, but there’s a lot of science behind it,” Davidson Ward, SRI president said “looking to technologies of the past to inspire solutions for today’s sustainability challenges.”
SRI acquired the large test bed steam locomotive – Locomotive 3463 – via donation from the Great Overland Station Museum in Topeka, Kansas. This locomotive, built in 1937 for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, will be reconfigured by SRI’s locomotive modernization experts, then tested as part of CSR Project 130 :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 23rd, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Blip, Buster Cookson, China, Fast, Faster, Fastest, Fly Your Kite, Wiki | Tags: Aviation News, Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group, Chengdu J-20, china, Chinese, Destinys Mother, F-22 Raptor, Fast, Faster, Fastest, Favorite New Thought, Fly Your Kite, J-XX, J20, Jian-20, MiG-29, People's Liberation Army Air Force, PLAAF, Republic of Korea Air Force, Russian Jet Fighter, Stealth Fighter, Su-27, Sukhoi PAK FA T-50, T-50 | Comments Off on Wiki: Chengdu J-20 F-22 Raptor Replica
The Chengdu J-20 [Jian-20 literally Annihilator-Twenty] is a purported fifth generation, stealth, twin-engine fighter aircraft prototype developed by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force [PLAAF] In late 2010, the J-20 underwent high speed taxiing tests. The J-20 made its first flight on 11 January 2011. General He Weirong, Deputy Commander of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force said in November 2009 that he expected the J-20 to be operational in 2017–2019 :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 16th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Blip, Fast, Faster, Fastest, Favorite New Thought, Fly Your Kite, Wiki, World First | Tags: Admiral Richard C. Macke, ANS, Astro-Inertial Navigation System, Ben Rich, Blackbird, Central Intelligence Agency, Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, ELINT, F-117, J58, Jet, Lockheed SR-71, M-21, Mach 3, NASA, Nortronics, Pratt & Whitney J58-P4, Pratt and Whitney, Senator John Glenn, Skunk Works, SLAR, Spy Plane, SR-71, SR-71A, SR-71B, SR-71C, Stealth, Titanium, U-2, U.S. Air Force, USAF, YF-12 | Comments Off on Wiki: Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Anyone with an interest in man-made-machinery, older than 30, has to have some space in their mind that allows a smile at the thought of the Blackbird, it is one of those machines that was just done to perfection. Blackbird was instigated for possibly all the wrong reason, regardless, it’s design alone puts this creation in a category of it’s own :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 26th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Fast, Faster, Fastest, Favorite New Thought, Grilled, porsche | Tags: 2012 911 Carrera S, New Porsche, porsche, Porsche 2012 911 Carrera | Comments Off on NEW 2012 Porsche Carrera
At nearly 50, the Porsche 911 Carrera is apparently younger than ever. The completely redesigned seventh-generation sports car icon is stepping into the limelight with its sleek and stretched silhouette, exciting contours and precisely designed features. Yet from every angle it is unmistakably a 911, holding true to the Porsche 911 Carrera ‘evolution, not revolution’ design philosophy. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 13th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Blip, Fast, Faster, Fastest | Tags: Buddhas Brother, Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, Gymkhana, highpants, Ken Block, Monster Rally, Self made man, Subaru WRX, WRC | Comments Off on Ken Block, the man behind the Wheel
Ken Block is the sort of driver that other rally drivers love to hate. After shooting to YouTube stardom with his Gymkhana – extreme driving video’s – then stepping into a rally car in which he now consistently finishes in the top five. Block’s previous life is even more astounding! The founder of ubersuccesful brand DC Shoes, Block is a multidemsion driven bloke who is seemingly unstoppable. There is more to Ken Block than just grinning behind the wheel of an extreme rally car while driving sideways, sideways then more sideways. Ken Blocks story is a tale of the kid from the block working his ass off and making it good. He’d started his first company while he was still in community college and has just never stopped. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: June 6th, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Blip, Fast, Faster, Fastest, Fly Your Kite, Wiki | Tags: F-22, F-22 Raptor, F-22A, F-22B, F/A-22, FB-22, J-20, Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, Naval F-22 variant, PAK FA T-50, Sukhoi PAK FA T-50, T-50, The Lockheed/Boeing/General Dynamics YF-22, YF-22 | Comments Off on Wiki: Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
The Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation supermaneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. It was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but has additional capabilities that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is the prime contractor and is responsible for the majority of the airframe, weapon systems and final assembly of the F-22. Program partner Boeing Defense, Space & Security provides the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems. Read the full article »»»»