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Kate Middleton and Prince William arrive in Paris for 2-day tour

The British princely couple is currently visiting Paris and was welcomed on Friday by French President Francois Hollande at Elysee Palace.

Meghan Markle reportedly told Kate Middleton he was pregnant, rumor subsequently denied

This week new rumors have surfaced, claiming that Prince Harry’s new love interest is actually expecting.

Kate Middleton reveals Princess Charlotte is ‘the one in charge’

She isn’t two years old yet, but the little princess is apparently the head of the royal family.

Kate Middleton’s private secretary Rebecca Deacon quits job

At the service of the British royal family for 10 years, Rebecca Deacon has been Kate Middleton’s personal assistant for the last five years, and now she is stepping down.

Kate Middleton and Prince William to visit Germany and Poland in July

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, are scheduled to make an official visit to Poland and Germany this summer.

Kate Middleton and Prince William arrive in Paris for 2-day tour
Meghan Markle reportedly told Kate Middleton he was pregnant, rumor subsequently denied
Kate Middleton reveals Princess Charlotte is ‘the one in charge’
Kate Middleton’s private secretary Rebecca Deacon quits job
Kate Middleton and Prince William to visit Germany and Poland in July

Electrified roads for the cars of the future?

by Julia
September 16, 2011 at 5:50 am

The cars of the future could be powered by electrified roadways, which would in turn allow electric cars to forgo their heavy batteries.

Two Japanese researchers, Masahiro Hanazawa at Toyota’s central R&D Labs in Nagakute, Japan, and Takashi Ohira at Toyohashi University of Technology, argue that this technology would allow electric cars to give up their batteries, which not only hinder vehicles by increasing the amount of energy required to move, but also force it to stand still while recharging.

“Our approach exploits a pair of tyres, which are always touching a road surface,” Hanazawa says.

In order to test how much energy is lost when electricity travels through the tyres’ rubber, the two scientists have created a lab experiment, placing metal plates on the floor and inside a tyre.

“Less than 20 per cent of the transmitted power is dissipated in the circuit,” Ohira said.

Ohira explained that with enough energy, the system could power a typical classic car and his team is in the process of developing the first small-scale prototype to prove its efficiency.

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