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Old but Lovely

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Ferrari: The birth of the new powertrain

“The season is about to get going. On Friday Scuderia Ferrari will take part in free practice for the first race of the championship. Of special interest in 2014 is the new powertrain, which will be characterised by a 1.6 litre turbo engine assisted by two energy recovery systems, one that takes it from the braking and one that exploits the hot gases coming from the turbo. Ferrari’s sponsor Shell has created a new documentary about the Ferrari power train (numbered 059/3) which had its premiere at an event attended by the Scuderia’s two drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso” -From the official Ferrari YouTube channel

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JPL Guidance Algorithm

“NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory tested its G-FOLD divert algorithm experimental landing system at the Mohave Air & Space Port in Mojave, Calif. G-FOLD, which stands for Fuel Optimal Large Divert Guidance Algorithm, enables a rocket to select an alternate landing site, autonomously. The test was performed aboard a Masten Xombie rocket. This effort was performed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory with participation from the University of Texas at Austin, Masten Space Systems, Inc. and NASA’s Flight Opportunity Program, which is managed by NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center”

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