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2008-11-14 09:00:30

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Who would have thought that a forty-five millimeter long invention could improve engine performance, reduce emissions and fuel consumption by twenty percent? Continental, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, developed such an innovative technology and is the first to mass-produce the gasoline Piezo direct injection system. "We are very proud of our Piezo direct injection technology and the contributions it brings toward our goal of...

2008-04-02 13:10:00

The bombardier beetle is inspiring designers of engines, drug-delivery devices and fire extinguishers to improve spray technologies, writes Andy McIntosh, from Leeds University, and Novid Beheshti, of Swedish Biomimetics 3000 Ltd, in April's Physics World.The bombardier beetle, found mainly in Africa and Asia, is remarkable in that it can fire a powerful jet of hot, toxic fluid to fight off predators such as birds and frogs. While the chemical reaction that makes the venom has been understood...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.