It appears autonomous vehicles are an inevitability, yet few talk about the technology that bridges the gap between now and our autonomous future. Neil Pattemore from PMM addresses this issue by examining just how independent garages will need to change in order to prosper in times to come.
Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI) with ExxonMobil, are tackling sustainable energy through algae. Read more here https://goo.gl/6db3Pj
Scientists from Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI) and ExxonMobil have developed a strain of algae able to convert carbon into a record amount of energy-rich fat, which can then be processed into biodiesel.
Agricultural Safety Advice
Farmers and farm workers work with potentially dangerous machinery, vehicles, chemicals, livestock, at height or near pits and silos, says the Health and Safety Executive. Farmers are exposed to the effects of bad weather, noise and dust. The risks also include family members working at the farm and children living at or visiting the farm.
The most common cause of serious and fatal injuries in agriculture involve moving and overturning vehicles. Check out more safety advice here from the HSE including handy guides to download. Safety cannot be compromised.
“HUMAN inventiveness…has still not found a mechanical process to replace horses as the propulsion for vehicles,” lamented Le Petit Journal, a French newspaper, in December 1893. Its answer was to organise the Paris-Rouen race for horseless carriages, held the following July. The 102 entrants included vehicles powered by steam, petrol, electricity, compressed air and hydraulics. Only 21 qualified for the 126km (78-mile) race, which attracted huge crowds. The clear winner was the internal combustion engine. Over the next century it would go on to power industry and change the world.
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