That $43 million gas station everyone is losing their s*** over? It’s not as bad as they want you to think. In fact, it’s probably kind of OK.
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Skeptics, schmeptics: Department of Defense steamrolls over climate change deniers with release of new Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap.
You won’t believe how similar the numbers from this 1934 solar powered aircraft carrier blimp are to today’s most efficient solar power power estimates.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has been breaking new ground in autonomous technology, and will soon roll out the Land Tamer UGV, a completely autonomous ATV.
The Black Knight hybrid truck-helicopter made its first full-size trial flight, concluding years of research and development using off-the shelf parts.
At just 3/5 the weight of an American Abrams tank and powered by an advanced, high-efficiency, 940 HP diesel engine, Poland’s newest direct support vehicle is a seriously efficient combat machine. The big news here, however, isn’t an engine that’s capable of running on algae-sourced diesel or some ultra-torquey electric drive motor– it’s the PL-01’s […]
The ultra lightweight, fuel efficient car of the future may be closer than you think thanks, in part, to the US Navy and its advanced, high-tech weaponry.
Fighter jets + ethanol, it’s a calculation that Lockheed Martin recently announced a significant investment in. Lockheed is hoping to secure what it calls, “clean, secure, and smart energy” by buying into a company called Concord Blue. That company gained notoriety in the energy business when it developed a closed-loop, commercially proven, non-incineration process that […]
Back in November, the US military announced that it would be putting more than $30 million into Hawaii’s Energy Excelerator, a small business incubator that exists help energy startups “navigate” the perilous business waters of Hawaii and the Asia Pacific regions while encouraging the sharing of know-how, technology, and strategies between the companies. Last week, […]
America’s armed forces have been moving towards EVs in recent years. Given the quiet running, low heat signature, and epic performance potential of military EVs, that shouldn’t surprise anyone with two brain cells to rub together. Earlier this year, the Department of Defense launched a $20 million initiative to put more than 90,000 alt-fuel and […]
To keep the US military mobile, Polaris has fitted non-pneumatic, airless tires to its MV850 ATV – standard issue to a number of soldiers in the US Special Forces.
The U.S. Army is considering a “lightweight” diesel-electric hybrid truck to replace the Humvee in combat operations.
The US Navy recently announced that it would be putting more than $30 million into Hawaii’s Energy Excelerator green energy projects, which help energy startups “navigate” Hawaii and the Asia Pacific region and encourage sharing of know-how, technology, and strategies among clean energy startups. The investment comes as part of a larger US military initiative […]
As I write this, warships are gathering in the Mediterranean sea and the Persian Gulf, ready to enter a civil war that’s been waging for years among Syria’s Sunni and Shiite Muslims. While the war has been going on for years, the conflict between the two groups has roots that go back much further, and […]
America’s military leaders have been strong advocates for converting America’s war machine to renewable biofuels in general and ethanol in particular, and US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus just wrote a new article over at Foreign Policy that lays out all of his reasons to move away from oil, from dependence on foreign powers to oil’s troublesome logistics and environmental impact.
America has the world’s largest military by far, spending more than the next 20 countries combined. When we’re not invading other countries, the military of developing world-changing technologies like GPS and the Internet, technologies that once seemed impossibly expensive for the average person to own. So one writer is asking; can the military make EVs mainstream?