U.S. Department of Energy Wants to Get Into the Self-Driving Car Business

Amanda LewanEnergy, Technology

Originally Published by IEEE – Last Thursday, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz told the Detroit Newsthat in response to inquiries from companies doing autonomous vehicle research, the qualifications for getting a loan via the Department of Energy’sAdvanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program have been amended to include makers of driverless cars.

Swarm: ESA’s Magnetic Field Mission

Rune Flobergaghen and Giuseppe OttavianelliOriginal

Launched in November 2013, three Swarm satellites will provide new insights into many natural processes related to Earth’s magnetic field: from those occurring deep inside the planet to the near-Earth electromagnetic environment and the influences of the solar wind. Each of the Swarm satellites provides high-precision and high-resolution measurements of the strength, direction and variation of the magnetic field, complemented by precise navigation, accelerometer, plasma and electric field measurements.