Central Virginia Community College is partnering with the Lynchburg Juvenile Detention Center to provide vocational training. The first pilot project was a welding class. It was selected because it appealed to most of the students and because there is currently a high demand for welders.
A British engineer created a battery that promises greatly increased range without a charge. According to Trevor Jackson, if you replaced a Tesla Model S lithium-ion battery with one of his aluminum-air batteries of the same size, range would increase from 370 to 1,500 miles.
Lamborghini has what it claims is the “most powerful car ever produced” thanks to a novel hybrid powertrain with supercapacitors. Combined with a V12 engine, the Sián delivers a total of 819 HP (602 kW) and has a top speed of “over 350 km/hour.”
According to a report, Vietnamese customs discovered and seized about $4.3 billion of Chinese aluminum falsely labeled “Made-in-Vietnam” before being shipped mostly to the United States. The aluminum was imported from China by a company that attempted to avoid U.S. tariffs.
New U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty investigations were filed on Oct. 23 by Bonney Forge Corp. and the United Steelworkers against imports of certain forged-steel fittings from India and the Republic of Korea.
Toyota is investing $391 million at its San Antonio truck assembly plant in an effort to better serve customers. The announcement comes as part of a broader commitment from Toyota to invest $13 billion in its U.S. operations over five years through 2021.
According to Elon Musk, a newer version of SpaceX’s reusable launch system will be able to carry up to 100 people to the moon, Mars or other destinations in space or around Earth. The rocket will launch billionaire Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and a handful of artists on a trip around the moon in the 2020s.
For several 2020 models, including the Ford Escape and Explorer, Ford is using ultra-high-strength steel tubes and what the automaker says is an industry-first production process. The “3D Roll and Sweep” process costs less than hydroforming and is more than twice as strong.
In an effort to reduce plastic waste, Coca-Cola is giving Dasani a green makeover to help meet its environmental goals. Over the next year, the beverage company plans to unveil new Dasani packaging and products, including aluminum cans and bottles.
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