Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that Antonio Valencia will retain the captain’s armband at Manchester UnitedThe Ecuadorian full-back was officially named the United captain in the summer following Michael Carrick’s retirement from playing football.Although, amid struggles for form and fitness, Valencia’s place in the United team has been in doubt with just seven appearances across all competitions this season.But interim coach Solskjaer, who’s won both of his opening games in charge at United, made it clear that Valencia is still the skipper.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I told you he’s the captain and, when he’s properly fit and playing, he’ll wear the armband,” said Solskjaer on the club website.“He’s going through a couple of tough sessions now to get him ready for the busy period coming up.”When you look at Antonio, there are not many better right-backs going forward with his abilities so, yes, you’ll see him wearing his armband.“United will be taking on Bournemouth on Sunday at Old Trafford with Solskjaer hoping to make it three wins out of three.
Japanese scientists explore electric roads for EVs Their solution is in the form of a wireless power prototype that can successfully transmit electricity through the concrete block. They consider the prototype as an early step to improve on, and that such an approach can be used one day to keep electric vehicles on the move. Takashi Ohira, an electrical engineering professor at the Toyohashi University of Technology, who leads the team, has developed his electric field coupling system to supply a charge to a car through its tires. The goal is to enable power transmission as the vehicle’s tires travel along the road with suitable efficiency and power transfers.In the demo, a metal plate was placed along with a four-inch layer of concrete, representing the road surface. Electricity between 50 and 60 watts was transmitted to actual-size automobile tires. The demo also showed a light bulb, attached between the two demo car tires, turning on.The university team’s project is called EVER (Electric Vehicle on Electrified Roadway). The focus is research aimed at using wireless power transmission technologies based on electric field coupling for transmitting power to a running vehicle.The July demo is the latest of similar past efforts by the researchers. Last year, Toyota Central R&D Labs and Ohira reported on their work to allow electric cars to drive unlimited distances on an electrified roadway. They reported a system that similarly transmits electric power through steel belts inside the two tires and a metal plate in the road. They presented their work at a workshop in Kyoto. To test how much energy would be lost as electricity traveled through the tire rubber, the researchers also set up a lab experiment with metal plates. “Less than 20 percent of the transmitted power is dissipated in the circuit,” said Ohira at that time. With enough power the system could run typical passenger cars, he added.To make their present technology useful, the electric power needs to be increased by 100 times. But, moving ahead, the group said that they are up to the task of meeting the project’s challenges. Explore further (Phys.org) — Electric vehicles’ future continues to tease scientists to devise promising and practical ideas to keep these cars moving along the highways without having to pull over and wait for a battery recharge. Solutions for the so called “charging and range problem” took yet another twist this month when a Japanese university team demonstrated how electricity can be transmitted to a pair of tires through a four-inch-thick block of concrete, the type of concrete used on roads. The team took its demo to WTP (Wireless Technology Park) 2012, a trade show on wireless technologies, earlier this month in Yokohama. vit Techon Citation: Japan demo shows electricity entering EV through tires (2012, July 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-07-japan-demo-electricity-ev.html More information: © 2012 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
1 min read If Windows 8 felt like a radical departure from previous iterations of Microsoft’s long-loved operating system, the tech giant is looking to inject a bit of fun familiarity back into Windows 10, which is slated for a summer release.Solitaire, which was removed from Windows 8 alongside other classics including Hearts and Minesweeper, will be baked back into Windows 10, Mashable reports. While Solitaire will receive a spot on Windows 10’s new start menu — another feature Microsoft had removed from Windows 8 much to loyalists’ disdain — the other games must be downloaded as add-ons from the Windows Store.The addition was discovered when Microsoft rolled out a preview of the new software earlier this week. A note explains that the return of Solitaire commemorates the 25th anniversary of the game on Windows.Related: Pac-Man and Google Maps: A Genius Match April 24, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »