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UK Team Withdraws Solar Race After Crash
2013-10-07 12:18:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After suffering a debilitating setback in the form of a crash, a team of engineers from Cambridge University in the UK has announced they are withdrawing from this year’s World Solar Challenge (WSC), a solar-powered car race across the Australian Outback that takes place every two years. Last Tuesday, the team began the day by performing tests on their car, Resolution. “Unfortunately, we also did one unplanned test – of the...

2013-07-31 23:30:34

FoxFury Lighting Solutions is proud to sponsor the University of Michigan Solar Car Team (umsolar) in their effort to win the 2013 World Solar Challenge. FoxFury has provided umsolar with portable LED area lighting for night use during the 1,800 mile (3000 km) road race across the Australian Outback. Vista, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 FoxFury Lighting Solutions is proud to sponsor the University of Michigan Solar Car Team (umsolar) in their effort to win the 2013 World Solar Challenge....

Panasonic Shows Off World's Fastest Solar Car At CES
2012-01-11 04:52:08

Panasonic showed off the Tokai University's solar car Tuesday at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The car is the defending champion for the World Solar Challenge (WSC) in Australia, which is one of the largest solar-powered car races in the world. Panasonic is supplying the Japanese university team with its Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin-layer (HIT) solar cells.  The solar cells, along with the car, had a dedicated display among Panasonic's massive...

Winning teams Of Solar Car Race Announced
2011-10-20 08:28:09

A Japanese team from Tokai University won the World Solar Challenge today, after racing more than 1,800 miles on remote highways through the Australian Outback, dodging wildlife, wildfires and an explosion. Team Tokai crossed the finish line in Adelaide Thursday afternoon (local time) to claim back-to-back victories in the event, narrowly beating the Nuon Solar team from the Netherlands. The event was last held in 2009. Organizers of the event said it was one of the closest finishes in...

2011-10-13 14:10:00

FoxFury Lighting Solutions, the official lighting partner of the University of Michigan Solar Car team (UMsolar), will illuminate UMsolar's race crew and Quantum Solar Car in the Australian Outback during the 2011 World Solar Challenge. This grueling 1,800 mile four-day biennial race across the desert begins Sunday October 16 in Darwin. Proper lighting will be vital in keeping UMsolarâs race crew safe and Quantum well maintained. Vista, CA (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 FoxFury...


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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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