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Bell, Electric Power Systems partner on hybrid-electric aircraft engines

Bell, Electric Power Systems partner on hybrid-electric aircraft engines

Business
Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Bell Helicopter on Monday announced an agreement with Electric Power Systems to develop energy storage systems for Bell vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. "This relationship aligns with our vision as well as Bell's vision to advance electric aircraft for commercial and military aviation applications," Nathan Millecam, CEO of EPS, said in a press release. "Our Energy Storage System leverages advanced active battery management technology that enables our battery module to improve life, reduce cost, and meet stringent FAA safety requirements around cell containment in thermal runaway at a very light weight," Millecam added. Bell is also partnering with Safran for development of hybrid engines for VTOL aircraft, as well as fully electric engines, and Garmin for work on nav...
Sulfur regulations on coal power plants could improve air quality, study says

Sulfur regulations on coal power plants could improve air quality, study says

Science
Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Texas residents who live downwind of a coal plant still face harmful health outcomes, according to Rice University. That's largely because those plants remain uncleaned. Researchers at Rice say that while air quality in Texas has improved with attention paid to ozone, the state's residents would benefit even more from requirements on sulfur. Cleaning up or replacing coal-fired power plants that lack sulfur pollution controls could help Texans breathe cleaner, healthier air, according to a study by researchers at Rice University published this month in the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association. That's because many of those plants remain uncleaned. "Texas has more unscrubbed coal plants than anywhere in the country and it's causing a substantial amount of air ...
Leicester City star Ben Chilwell signs long-term deal to keep him at the King Power Stadium

Leicester City star Ben Chilwell signs long-term deal to keep him at the King Power Stadium

Sports
DONE DEAL The Foxes defender made his England debut last month and follows Harry Maguire in signing a new deal Ben Chilwell has signed a new long-term deal with Leicester City to cap a remarkable start to the season. A month after agreeing fresh terms with Harry Maguire, Leicester have secured 21-year-old left-back Chilwell, who came through the ranks at the King Power Stadium. Chilwell has committed his future to Leicester Chilwell made his England debut last month and his first starts followed in last week’s goalless Nations League draw with Croatia and the 3-2 win in Spain. The left-back joined Leicester’s academy aged 12 and said he was excited to extend his association with the Foxes until June 2024. “Leicester’s ...
Zinc-air batteries provide power in remote areas

Zinc-air batteries provide power in remote areas

Technology
Remote villages in Africa and Asia are receiving electricity using a little-known type of technology: zinc-air batteries. The goal is to provide a battery that can capture renewable energy and store it for later use. California-based NantEnergy said Wednesday it has created a rechargeable zinc-air battery storage system that can provide power at a lower cost than lithium-ion systems. The technology has been deployed in more than 110 villages serving 200,000 people who have no other access to electricity in their communities, said NantEnergy chairman Patrick Soon-Shiong. "If you look at a map of Earth at night and you see where it's darkest, it's in Africa, Asia and developing countries," said Soon-Shiong, who is also the owner of the Los Angeles Times. "To reduce cost and be competitive ...
Moonves' negotiated exit shows the power of #TimesUp

Moonves' negotiated exit shows the power of #TimesUp

Finance
Watch: Norah O'Donnell reacts to Moonves exit Months have passed since celebrities first wore Time's Up pins on the red carpet, but the advocacy organization hasn't stopped fighting for women facing harassment. On Sunday, Ronan Farrow published another bombshell investigation in The New Yorker. In his latest story, six new women accused CBS chief executive Leslie Moonves of sexual misconduct. Moonves, one of America's highest-paid CEOs, stepped down hours later — but still with hope of an eventual payout from his former employer. "As of a couple of days ago, they were still talking about potentially letting him leave with a very generous exit package, up to the neighborhood of $ 100 million," Farrow said on CNN. "Many of the women found that very, very frustratin...