Zero-emissions sports car developed

first_imgOxford University has been involved in the completion of a “zero-emissions” sports car. The car, which has a top speed of nearly 100mph, is set to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show.  It is hydrogen powered and produces little noise and only water from its exhaust. The light-weight hydrogen fuel cells which power the car were developed by UK firm Qinetiq. The project to build the “Life car” was in part funded by the UK government, has cost £1.9m and has taken nearly three years. It has a range of about 250 miles (400km) and has a top speed of around 90mph (145km/h). However, some critics have pointed out that there are a number of difficulties with hydrogen–powered cars. Producing hydrogen by splitting water uses a large amount of electricity, thus the environmental benefits are not immediately obvious. Also there is little infrastructure for refuelling at present. As well as Oxford University, a number of other businesses and universities have been involved in the project. Other collaborators on the project were RiverSimple, Cranfield University and Linde AG. The car will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland between 6 and 16 March.last_img read more

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Oakland City University Earns 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School Designation

first_imgOakland City University announces that it has earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School designation.  This year will be the 11th year that OCU has earned this designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2020-2021 survey with 695 earning the designation.The 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.“Oakland City University is proud of its tradition of serving student veterans.” stated Dr. Ron Dempsey, president of OCU. “One of our central values at the university is the support of God and Country and being designated as a Military Friendly® School is a tangible expression of that value.”Military Friendly’s National Director Josh Rosen stated, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to colleges creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to invest in programs to provide educational outcomes that are better for the Military Community as a whole.”Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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