Southwest Research Institute

Type: Organization
Name: Southwest Research Institute
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

SwRI® debuts Dedicated-EGR$ demonstration vehicle

Engine, Emissions, & Vehicle ResearchFor immediate releaseImage Courtesy of Southwest Research InstituteThe drive to 54.5 miles per gallon just got shorter with SwRI’s Dedicated-EGR™ Demonstration Vehicle. The patented D-EGR™ technology was developed ... [Published Southwest Research Institute - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Awesome New Car Engine Gets 54.5 Miles per Gallon

Those of you rolling around San Antonio in your Prius and other Hybrid cars, science is making a new car engine and it gets better gas mileage than you.Southwest Research Institute (SwRi) has developed a prototype engine. According to the SwRi press release ... [Published San Antonio Current - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Disabled Autos

Hyperconnectivity and driverless cars raise new cyber risks for automakers and their suppliers.Hacking into cars is not a future concern. It is possible now, and the potential danger will increase as carmakers continue to enhance connectivity features ... [Published Risk & Insurance - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

DARPA Awards $750,000 Contract to Develop Technology to Protect Military Communications

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. , April 7 -- Purdue University issued the following news release:A U.S. Department of Defense agency is providing funds to a team headed by Indiana Microelectronics LLC to develop technology to protect the armed forces' broadcast ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 2 reports

Scientists discover the moon’s age

Science has long asserted that our moon was formed after Earth was hit by a planet the size of Mars billions of years ago. This event is known as the giant impact hypothesis.However, the time of this formation has been fiercely debated, with some scientists ... [Published EuroWeeklyNews - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 2 reports

Technology innovators challenged to design next-generation air emission monitors

) Environmental Defense Fund and five oil and natural gascompanies are calling all engineers and technology developers to submit aproposal for the Methane Detectors Challenge. A collaborative betweenindustry and environmental groups, this competition ... [Published Environmental Defense - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 5 reports

Researchers Use 'Geologic Clock' to Determine The Moon's Age

Researchers have created a "geologic clock" to help determine the age of the moon and approximately when it formed, according to a Southwest Research Institute press release.The international team of scientists determined that the Moon is 4.5 billion ... [Published Auto World News - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 2 reports

Regolith of small asteroids are formed by thermal fatigue

Washington, April 3 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that the centimeter-sized fragments and smaller particles that make up the regolith – the layer of loose, unconsolidated rock and dust – of small asteroids is formed by temperature cycling that breaks ... [Published TruthDive - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Southwest Research Institute - CYGNSS hurricane satellite mission passes major review milestone

Release date- 28032014 - San Antonio - NASA has given a preliminary go-ahead to the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System to proceed with instrument development, vehicle construction and eventual launch of the hurricane-studying mission's eight ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 2 reports

Why oil-loving Texas is now friendly to electric cars

Above: Tesla's Model S is rated for a top speed of 130 mph.Image Credit: TeslaAs the land of big pickup trucks and Big Oil, Texas would hardly seem like the kind of place where electric cars could thrive.Yet the Lone Star State is one of the friendliest ... [Published Venturebeat - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 4 reports

Southwest Research Institute developing cyanide antidote

SAN ANTONIO — Southwest Research Institute has secured an $8.3 million contract extension to continue developing a nasal treatment to combat cyanide poisoning.The 28-month contract extension will allow anticipated development of more clinical supplies, ... [Published MySanAntonio - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Southwest Research Institute Assigned Patent

By Targeted News ServiceALEXANDRIA, Va. , March 24 -- Southwest Research Institute , San Antonio , has been assigned a patent (8,673,436) developed by Michael A. Miller , San Antonio , Kent Edward Coulter , Bexar, Texas , and James H. Arps , Chanhassen, ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Mar 24 2014]

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"The fact that none of these asteroid impacts shown in the video was detected in advance is proof that the only thing preventing a catastrophe from a city-killer-sized asteroid is blind luck" Lu said in a statement
..."With the competition rapidly approaching, we are becoming more and more excited," said Audrey Lainé, captain of the Université Laval team. "Our team has worked tirelessly to make improvements to our vehicle as well as improve its reliability. We paid attention to every detail. We are hoping to not only beat our record but to set a new one this year in Houston!"
...Department on many aspects of safety, some of them easy, others not so easy," said Jacqueline Gillan, president of the safety advocacy group. "Nonetheless, they all need to be done, and there have been no regulations even on the easy ones."
"It turns out that some asteroids very naturally find their way into the Lagrange points" Bottke said, referring to gravitationally stable spots in space. "They rattle around the Earth-moon system before they leave."

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Student teams from across the Americas aim to b... [Published EuroInvestor - Apr 16 2014]
SwRI® debuts Dedicated-EGR$ demonstration vehicle [Published Southwest Research Institute - Apr 16 2014]
Awesome New Car Engine Gets 54.5 Miles per Gallon [Published San Antonio Current - Apr 14 2014]
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Disabled Autos [Published Risk & Insurance - Apr 12 2014]
Fly Me to the Minimoon: Tiny Asteroids Near Ear... [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Apr 11 2014]
Exclusive: SwRI Dedicated-EGR concept improves ... [Published Autoblog Green - Apr 10 2014]
EGR-equipped Buick Regal Hits 40 MPG [Published The Truth About Cars - Apr 10 2014]
SwRI D-EGR gasoline demo vehicle delivers diese... [Published Green Car Congress - Apr 09 2014]
SwRI D-EGR gasoline demo vehicle delivers diese... [Published Green Car Congress - Apr 09 2014]
Catalyzing the Oil and Gas Industry to Clean Up... [Published The Energy Collective - Apr 08 2014]
Modular GTL Fabrication Tour at GTL North Ameri... [Published MarketWired - Apr 08 2014]
DARPA Awards $750,000 Contract to Develop Techn... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Apr 08 2014]
Scientists discover how soil is formed on small... [Published SEN - Apr 06 2014]
How Soil Forms of Asteroids Finally Explained [Published Softpedia - Apr 05 2014]
EVs at Home on the Texas Range [Published Forbes.com - Apr 04 2014]
Regolith Of Small Asteroids Formed By Thermal... [Published Red Orbit - Apr 04 2014]
Scientists discover the moon’s age [Published EuroWeeklyNews - Apr 04 2014]
Scientists calculate exact age of Moon [Published Times of India - Apr 04 2014]
Researchers Discover Origin of Soil on Small As... [Published SpaceRef - Apr 04 2014]
Lunar Mystery Revealed: The Moon’s Age Now Known [Published WebProNews - Apr 04 2014]
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Lufthansa to evaluate Gevo Alcohol-to-Jet renew... [Published Green Car Congress - 4 hours ago]
Bio-isobutanol producer Gevo, Inc. has come to an agreement with Lufthansa under which the carrier will evaluate Gevo’s renewable jet fuel with the goal ofapproving the alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) for commercial aviation use. ( Earlier post .)Lufthansa’s ...
Oak Ridge researchers pursuing in-cylinder refo... [Published Green Car Congress - Apr 21 2014]
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are pursuing investigations into the use of a non-catalytic in-cylinder reforming process—i.e., the conversion of liquid hydrocarbon fuel to a hydrogen- and CO-rich syngas—potentially for controlling combustion ...
Exclusive: SwRI Dedicated-EGR concept improves ... [Published Autoblog Green - Apr 10 2014]
Filed under: Emerging Technologies , MPG , AutoblogGreen Exclusive , SAE World Congress We've often heard that hitting higher fuel economy targets (like, say, the 54.5 miles per gallon CAFE requirement for 2025 in the US) will need not a silver ...
SwRI D-EGR gasoline demo vehicle delivers diese... [Published Green Car Congress - Apr 09 2014]
Specific BSFC improvements from the D-EGR engine relative to baseline engine. Overall, the engine offered a 13.1% improvement in city fuel economy (24.5 to 27.7 mpg) and a 9.2% improvement on the highway (43.6 to 47.6 mpg). Chadwell et al., 2014-0 ...
Catalyzing the oil and gas industry to clean up... [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Apr 03 2014]
Vignesh Gowrishankar, Staff Scientist (Sustainable Energy), New York The oil and gas industry leaks a significant amount of natural gas into the atmosphere. Most of this leaked gas is methane, a powerful greenhouse gas pollutant. This leaked gas also ...
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