Koenigsegg FreeValve: New Life For The Gas Engine
For more than a century, the internal combustion engine has relied on the ungainly camshaft. This spinning rod with variable lobes sits atop the engine, where it opens and closes intake and exhaust valves during the combustion cycle. But the camshaft has a limited range of motion, so its control over the valves is imprecise. This is the root of engine inefficiency. In April, Swedish supercar-maker Koenigsegg debuted the world’s first camless engine—the FreeValve—on a Chinese Qoros concept car. FreeValve forgoes the camshaft for electro-hydraulic-pneumatic actuators. They attach right to intake and exhaust valves, so engineers can control combustion within each cylinder. The design gets more power—imagine a four-cylinder getting 250 horsepower, sans turbo—and greater fuel economy out of otherwise standard engines. Cams, may you rest in peace.
Finding the Qibla is not always easy, especially if you are traveling around the world. However praying facing directly to Mecca has never been that easy with modern smartphone apps. All you need is to install it on your gadget and avoid electromagnetic fields. Here you can find a selection of the best apps of this kind.
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The developers of modular Fairphone 2 announced the coming start of the first batch of smartphones' delivery. Let us recall, this summer the prototypes were presented, and in October the accepting of pre-orders for this unusual model started. The first batch is quite small - only 200 units. The second one will contain 800 ones. Those who ordered a smartphone in December, will get it in January. On the official website of Fairphone 2 (fairphone.com/phone/), it can be ordered for the price of €529.
LG Electronics has presented a new tablet LG G Pad II 8.3 LTE. The device has a 8.3" display with 1920 x 1200 px resolution and is based on eightcore-chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 615. The tablet goes with a stylus and a preinstalled Microsoft Office. Operation system - Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.