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SR-71 Blackbird pilot Brian Shul: My life at Mach 3.5

SR-71 Blackbird pilot Brian Shul: My life at Mach 3.5 | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Some people live truly extraordinary lives, and US Air Force pilot Brian Shul is certainly one of them. Shot down and burned half to death over Cambodia, he worked his way back to the top of the game, eventually flying the most extreme aircraft ever built.
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Incentive for wind power needs to be revisited: Study

Incentive for wind power needs to be revisited: Study | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Says a shift to procurement-based incentives is the need of the hour
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Swarms of sensor-packed drones may soon be a windfarmer's best friend

Swarms of sensor-packed drones may soon be a windfarmer's best friend | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
​Wind farmers may soon be using swarms of drones to solve the headache of downstream wind turbulence and identify the most efficient places to plant wind turbines, thanks to a team of researchers from Switzerland.
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India's solar power capacity crosses 10,000 MW

India's solar power capacity crosses 10,000 MW | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
India has achieved a major milestone in solar power capacity addition. Cumulative solar
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The second life

The second life | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Airlines are flying deeper into the recycling universe and are reaping the benefits, writes Ashwini Phadnis
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Innovative and earnest approach to implement the cradle-to-cradle principle and spread the necessity of recycling in promoting sustainability - laudable endeavour. 
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Railways to introduce road-railer concept on Chennai-Delhi route - Times of India

Railways to introduce road-railer concept on Chennai-Delhi route - Times of India | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Explaning the concept, a senior railway official said the cargo-containers can be brought by road on trucks from a godown and directly coupled with the railway bogies at the railway terminal without having to unload them.
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Good move by Railways to leverage the latent potential of multimodal transport ;  it should also give that impetus to the growth of the trailer segment in  trucking biz.
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Strengthening India’s energy security

Strengthening India’s energy security | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
The Essar Oil-Rosneft deal shows how lucrative the Indian energy market is
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As $100 Billion Goal Crumbles, Caterpillar Shakes Up C-Suite

As $100 Billion Goal Crumbles, Caterpillar Shakes Up C-Suite | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
As chief executive officer of Caterpillar Inc., Douglas Oberhelman once pushed the company, like one of its trademark yellow-and-black bulldozers, to plow forward into world markets -- no matter the obstacles.
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Strong headwinds for the behemoth ; looks like competition is catching up fast.
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‘There is huge potential in mass transit systems, Railway modernisation in India’

‘There is huge potential in mass transit systems, Railway modernisation in India’ | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Local manufacturing capabilities will be an advantage for us: Bombardier India chief
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After solar energy, focus is now on hydro, wind, says Piyush Goyal

After solar energy, focus is now on hydro, wind, says Piyush Goyal | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
At Mint’s annual energy conclave, the minister for coal, power and renewable energy says the government is trying to create a robust transmission network across India
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Mahindra, MSTC to generate wealth from waste

Mahindra, MSTC to generate wealth from waste | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
The partners intend to set up over 20 auto shredding plants over the next seven years
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An exciting biz opportunity in the offing for the  organised sector recycling domain players ; and what makes this sunrise industry very attractive is the immense potential and space it offers to companies specialising in diverse functional areas.
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Adani Group launches world’s largest solar power plant in Tamil Nadu - Times of India

Adani Group launches world’s largest solar power plant in Tamil Nadu - Times of India | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
The ‘world’s largest solar power plant’ with an installed capacity of 648MW was commissioned at Kamudhi in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.
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Creditable achievement despite being a late starter in the sector ; golden age for the solar players for sure  in the timeline ahead.
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Adani to start work at Carmichael mine by mid-2017

Adani to start work at Carmichael mine by mid-2017 | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Indian energy giant Adani today said it will start construction work at the $21.7 bill
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The Hyperloop One System

In this video we reveal our vision for the future of mobility, how we connect people to the autonomous space and get people door-to-door, faster than eve
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Moving walkway networks would be an efficient transport option for car-free cities

Moving walkway networks would be an efficient transport option for car-free cities | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Researchers at EPFL looked at the idea of car-free cities and concluded that Jetson-style moving walkways could not only replace the car, but could each carry 7,000 passengers an hour more energy efficiently than buses.
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What the government and the media didn’t say about air pollution in your city

What the government and the media didn’t say about air pollution in your city | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Can we tackle pollution with the same seriousness as black money or corruption?
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Air apocalypse threat seems to be assuming monstrous proportion. Delhi case is just the harbinger of similar scenarios likely to unfold in other parts of the country down the timeline -  it's time for urgent actions on the ground level.
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Solar tariff drops to an all-time low of Rs 4 a unit - The Economic Times

Solar tariff drops to an all-time low of Rs 4 a unit - The Economic Times | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Earlier in January, the solar power tariff had touched a record low with Finland-based energy firm Fortum Finnsurya Energy quoting Rs 4.34 a unit to bag the mandate to set up a 70-MW solar plant under NTPCs Bhadla solar park tender.
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Solar giving a run for the money to the other energy space players & it looks like that they have to think of new/innovative ways to stay in contention - ominous task indeed.
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Wireless brain-to-spine connection gets paralyzed primates walking

Wireless brain-to-spine connection gets paralyzed primates walking | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a system that bypasses spinal injury by allowing the motor cortex to communicate wirelessly with the lower spine, and demonstrated that it can restore almost normal walking patterns in partially paralyzed macaques.
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We’re adding record amounts of wind and solar — and we’re still not moving fast enough

We’re adding record amounts of wind and solar — and we’re still not moving fast enough | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Clean energy keeps setting records -- and keeps falling short.
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Wind power could fuel 20 per cent of power requirement by 2030: Global Wind Energy Council - The Economic Times

Wind power could fuel 20 per cent of power requirement by 2030: Global Wind Energy Council - The Economic Times | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
With decreases in recent years for wind, solar and other renewables, a decarbonized sector is not only feasible, but is economically competitive as well.
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Wind  sector will continue to play an important role in the energy cogwheel despite losing a great amount of turf to the Solar segment -heartening news indeed for the domain players.
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Future-proofing Asian cities the smart way

Future-proofing Asian cities the smart way | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Rapid urbanisation is the defining challenge for Asia Pacific in coming decades. Eco-Business looks at some smart solutions adopted by cities to keep u
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Linking rivers: The gamble of Rs 11,00,000 crore

Linking rivers: The gamble of Rs 11,00,000 crore | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
In Image: A view of the Betwa river in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh. A new analysis of rainfall data reveals that monsoon shortages are growing in rive
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New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon

New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Typhoons are generally associated with mass destruction, but a Japanese engineer has developed a wind turbine that can harness the tremendous power of these storms and turn it into useful energy. If he’s right, a single typhoon could power Japan for 50 years.
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Fixed-wing drone rises like a chopper and levels out when it's time to fly

Fixed-wing drone rises like a chopper and levels out when it's time to fly | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
The latest entrant to the VTOL drone arena comes from researchers at the Delft University of Technology, whose delftAcopter relies on a helicopter propellor to be lifted off the ground and then soars like a plane once in the air. ​
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