According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of PUSHBACK is: (#1) the action of forcing an object backward; (#2) resistance or opposition in response to a policy or regulation especially by those affected. [Personal note: lots of language has morphed around the globe - - being a language purist, I'd rather see pushback as a hyphenated word, but I don't think I get a vote!]
Most often we hear “pushback” used in the office or home environment to describe a “counter-offensive” in response to a proposed idea, suggestion, or (heaven forbid) chore to be done in the house – so definition (#2) is in play there. In the aviation world, pushback relates to the primary definition (#1).
Read about the new system being developed in Germany to bring more automation to airline departures or PUSHBACKS
Make sure to check out the contact information for the companies at the bottom of the article (job prospects, maybe?) Sorry, I didn’t see any advice in the article as to how to make your teachers, parents or boss give in to your pushback! You’re on your own there, I’m afraid
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) – a mouthful to say; an important concept in making decisions towards a Smarter Planet! SCR technology is one of the most cost-effective and fuel-efficient technologies available to help reduce diesel engine emissions. SCR has been used for decades to reduce stationary source emissions. In addition, marine vessels worldwide have been equipped with SCR technology, including cargo vessels, ferries and tugboats.
First step: learn something about the technology from Wikipedia
Third step: learn about who the players are in the field (job-hunt while you’re at it…)
Final step: assess how the technology fits in with YOUR work and go boldly into the cleaner future without having to hold your breath!
Travel on a bike is fun and healthy. Traveling with a bike can be exhausting and hazardous to your health (keep in mind the angry looks and comments you endure from those who are unintentionally whacked by you toting your green transportation onto a subway, train, bus, … you get the idea). And trying to get a bike into an electric car for a trip to the mountains is the equivalent of solving the riddle of the Sphinx.
Ta da!!! – this way cool alternative (which may or may not make it to the mass market), but is SO AWESOME!
And check out Lucid’s website for information on their other products and projects. Based in India, their collective creativity is mind-blowing. And their excitement in what they do is obvious – catch their spirit and build it into your own work!
It’s kind of expensive right now to “go green” with your vehicle. The price of the electric car is tied directly to the size of the battery used to power it. The bigger the battery, the more miles you can drive on one charge.
Tesla Motors’ chief executive, Elon Musk, announced Tesla would invest in a $4bn-$5bn “gigafactory” doubling the world’s production of lithium-ion batteries. These batteries power your mobile phone, but also Tesla‘s high-end luxury electric cars. The objective is to cut battery prices by 30% in three years, and to halve them by 2020.
This new series has a whole new sustainable production process: FSC-certified eucalyptus wood has been used in the interior, the leather has been naturally tanned using olive oil rather than chemicals, and the dashboard and internal side panels are made from natural fibers rather than plastic.
Take a cue from a beloved American childhood story – - “The Little Engine That Could” used the power of positive thinking to achieve her goal and climb the seemingly insurmountable hill that stronger trains than she had failed to scale. Like the little train, globally we should all be reciting her mantra of “I think I can, I think I can, …” – and we will!
See articles on this topic in other publications from around the world (…and maybe find a way to combine your passion for transportation and a paying position within one of the companies/consortiums they mention?)