Can Shockwaves Revolutionize Automobile Locomotion?

Can Shockwaves Revolutionize Automobile Locomotion?
Design

An amazingly innovative car engine redesign could change the face of personal transport.

Stephen Fortune
  • 18 march 2011

Researchers at Michigan State University have unveiled a dramatic new prototype that could revolutionise the automobile engine. The new design dispenses with the moving parts typical of a combustion engine, such pistons, crankshafts and valves, in favour of a minute saucepan that uses the power of shock waves to power locomotion.

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