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AquaMAV Flying and Diving Drone | Autoblog Minute

Engineers from the Imperial College London have developed a prototype drone inspired by a gannet and flying fish. The AquaMAV is designed to collect samples in situations such as monitoring water quality in reservoirs and measuring changes in ocean salinity to gauge the effects of climate change.

Racing Green Endurance completes 16,000-mile Pan American Highway trip

Torrential tropical rains, political instability and epic shock-absorber-snapping potholes. Those are just a few of the obstacles that lay in the path of the Racing Green Endurance (RGE) crew as they battled to drive their unique Radical SRZero (SR0) the 16,000 mile length of the Pan American Highway. And after 140 days, including 70 days of actual driving, they have successfully completed the Alaska-to-Argentina expedition, beco

Video: Radical Sportscars shows of SRZero electric racer

British racecar builder Radical Sportscars recently produced its 1,000th production racer and, at about the same time, showed off a new prototype it is calling the SRZero. The SRZero was prepared by team from Imperial College London starting from a Radical SR8 chassis. The team has installed 56 kilowatt-hours worth of lithium ion batteries and a pair 200 horsepower electric motors

Video: Volvo helping to develop new material that could be both battery and bodywork

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Imperial College London get engineering and business students working on Formula Zero

The engineering and business schools at Imperial College London in England are cooperating a program called EnVision 2010, that brings together students from two groups to help train them better for the world they will enter after school. Their biggest project within this is called Imperial Hybrid Racing, in which they will design, build, and race a hybrid electric fuel cell race car. That part of the program sounds much like the student design competitions run by t