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A California firm is working on technology that would allow gasoline engines to work at high compression ratios, enabling energy conversion ratios comparable to diesel.
Take one 18th-century engineer and a diesel engine, and you have the 100-mile-per-gallon car.
Here's a good rhyme to remember Transonic by: high compression fuel injection.
The aerospace giant and NASA say the distinctive "blended wing body" design flew like a champ in low-speed tests and holds promise for quieter, more fuel-efficient aircraft yet to come.
Transonic has an injection system that can accomodate any fuel. Now they want to build an engine.
Achates Power is working on an opposed-piston engine, an idea that has withered for decades. And they have money from Sequoia.
EcoMotors says it can hit 100 miles per gallon by 2011. At that rate, you could get across the country and only have to stop once for gas.
Experimental military jet tries to improve efficiency
Boeing will use United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rockets for initial test flights of a proposed commercial manned capsule designed to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station in the post-shuttle era.
News.com reporters list the five companies leading the charge in greening up the automotive industry.