Monday, March 4, 2013

Canadian gives berth to dragon

A DAY TO BE PROUD TO BE CANADIAN
Canadian Astronaut Gives Berth To Dragon Capsule
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield directs Canadarm2  for berthing the SpacE X Capsule
March 3, 2013
                                                                                                

"Canadarm2 holds Dragon by the nose, to drag it up and hook it on to a Station hatch,"
       Chris Hadfield/Twitter
                     
The "arm in space" is one of Canada's greatest engineering achievements. And an expression of the best of Canada's soul: not flashy, not ostentatious, but useful, dependable, and willing to reach out and lend a strong but sensitive hand wherever one is needed, no matter how far-flung.  It is rated 5th out of 101 in the list of: 101 Things Canadians Should Know About Canada  survey.

  








                                CLICK for   101 list          



 
WIRELESS POWER FOR ELECTRIC
           CARS AND BUSSES 


Bombardier’s PRIMOVE technology provides wireless, contactless power for all types of electric vehicles including trams, buses, trucks and cars using the principle of inductive power transfer. This unique system allows electric vehicles to be wirelessly recharged either in motion (dynamic charging) or at rest (static charging) without affecting driving habits or journey times.                                 *from Bombardier web page

  This may well be an answer to the problem of recharging and limited range without stopping to charge the batteries. It is being tested in Germany by Bombardier. 

FAST CAR COMPARISON INFO

1) Chev Camaro:                          580 hp    60 mph in 4   sec 

2) Brabas modified BMW  V-12  800 hp   62 mph in 3.7 sec

3) Tesla S Electric Roadster:       299 hp    60  mph in 3.7 sec

THERE MAY BE A MESSAGE HERE ????


AND THEN THERE IS (lol)
4) Toyoto i-ROAD fully electric      2.7 hp        top speed  28 mph   31 miles on a 3 hr charge
 



Toyota's i-ROAD is a fully-enclosed, two-seater, three-wheeled, fully-electric, Personal Mobility Vehicle (PMV).
      It is designed to offer high levels of stability, safety and comfort.. "Active Lean" uses a lean actuator and gearing mounted above the front suspension member, linked via a yoke to the left and right front wheels. 
     A computer calculates the required degree of lean based on steering angle, gyro-sensor and vehicle speed information, with the system automatically moving the wheels up and down in opposite directions, applying lean angle to counteract the forces of cornering.  The system also operates when the it is being driven in a straight line over rough surfaces. The actuator automatically compensates for changes in the road to keep the body level.



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