University of Michigan Solar Car Team finishes 2nd in world challenge

The solar vehicle for the team called'Punch 2 prepares to start the World Solar Challenge in central Darwin Australia

The team from the Netherlands crossed the finish line in Adelaide on Thursday, clinching a seventh victory in the World Solar Challenge with chief engineer Marten Arthens describing it as the "best feeling ever".

But reigning 2015 champions Nuon from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands believes it has a good chance of retaining the prize.

The University of MI crossed the line second about an hour behind the Dutch with Belgium team Punch Powertrain close behind in third.

Scan For Analyst Views: Big Lots, Inc. (BIG), Lexington Realty Trust (LXP)
Zacks Investment Research cut QTS Realty Trust from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. QTS Realty Trust, Inc. now has a PEG ratio of 7.31.Most importantly investors want to know where the stock is headed from here.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE:TEVA) Quarterly Sales Review
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited ( NYSE TEVA ) traded down 0.38% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $15.83. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) Given New $40.00 Price Target at Barclays PLC
FNY Partners Fund LP purchased a new position in Occidental Petroleum Corporation in the 1st quarter valued at about $126,000. The oil and gas segment explores for, develops and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas.

Unfortunately, the main United Kingdom contender, Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) was forced to pull out of the competition following an accident during testing, resulting from a sudden loss of dynamic stability. The team's manager, Sander Koot, said they adjusted their strategy and driving style to the nerve-wracking weather conditions with wind gusts of up to 60 kilometres per hour.

"This is the 30th anniversary of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge and competitors want to be part of that". Aerodynamics expert for the team, Jasper Hemmes, said drivers were instructed to position the solar auto in such a way to profit from the winds as if it were a sailing ship.

The event has become one of the world's foremost innovation challenges with teams looking to demonstrate designs that could one day lead to commercially available solar-powered vehicles for passengers. This Dutch dominance has spilled over into the Cruiser Class, too, which is created to inspire more commercially practical applications for solar auto technology by ranking competitors on things like energy management and payload, rather than a good ol' fashioned first-across-the-line race. By comparison, a Tesla Model S85 (85kWh battery) has a practical range of about 400km.

Related:

  • RSI 73.41 Alerts: Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) stock to sell

    Equities research analysts anticipate that Applied Materials will post $3.21 EPS for the current year. (NASDAQ:AMAT) recently. Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Management Ltd sold 22,593 shares as Applied Matls Inc Com (AMAT)'s stock rose 23.58%.
    Tim's 'T' celebration is a plane for Federation Internationale de Football Association

    Tim's 'T' celebration is a plane for Federation Internationale de Football Association

    Since the match it has come to light that the celebration was a paid publicity stunt after Cahill became an ambassador of travel agency TripADeal.

    Which Analysts Are Watching General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD)?

    Finally, Provident Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Dollar General Corp.by 3.7% in the first quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its holdings in General Dynamics Corporation by 0.7% during the 1st quarter.
  • Megyn Kelly Ratings Dragging Everyone Else Down Too, Insiders Say

    Megyn Kelly Ratings Dragging Everyone Else Down Too, Insiders Say

    After the former Fox News star's segment tanked with the audience, the NBC producers are hurrying to take action. The National Association of Black Journalists described NBC's move as a " whitewashing ".
    Guardiola named Barclays Manager of the Month

    Guardiola named Barclays Manager of the Month

    And City capped one of the most impressive months in Premier League history with a 1-0 victory at reigning champions Chelsea on 30 September.
    Hyatt Hotels Suffers Another Card Breach

    Hyatt Hotels Suffers Another Card Breach

    ZDNet contacted Hyatt Hotels for additional comment, but had not received a response as of the time of publication. The payment card breach affected 18 Hyatt properties in China, making it the most widely infected target.
  • What Does Institutional Ownership Look Like At Apache Corporation

    After $-0.21 actual EPS reported by Apache Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -109.52% EPS growth. Concert Wealth Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Apache Corporation in the first quarter worth about $443,000.

    (NASDAQ:SEIC) versus Targa Resources Corp. (NYSE:TRGP) - Going the Extra Mile

    The sales growth rate for a stock is a measure of how the stock's sales per share (SPS) has grown over a specific period of time. It is positive, as 33 investors sold SIRI shares while 129 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes.
    Points: Jets Take On Patriots at MetLife

    Points: Jets Take On Patriots at MetLife

    Miami hasn't allowed more than 20 points in a game all season, and its run defense is allowing 3.2 yards per carry. They've split the last 8 games there since '09 and have more yards and first downs in those games.
  • NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) Earns "Hold" Rating from JP Morgan Chase & Co

    The indicator is non-directional meaning that it gauges trend strength whether the stock price is trending higher or lower. Bridges Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of NextEra Energy by 11.3% during the 3rd quarter.
    More than 80 pupils sexually assaulted at a Joburg primay school

    More than 80 pupils sexually assaulted at a Joburg primay school

    The department will soon engage with the School Governing Body to establish reasons why they should not be dissolved. The principal said she was only made aware of the claims on 29 September and acted immediately.

    Koshinski Asset Management, Inc. Lowers Its Investment in Target Corporation (TGT) Stock

    Pennsylvania Trust Co increased Vanguard Star Fd (VXUS) stake by 21,630 shares to 26,460 valued at $1.38M in 2017Q2. TheStreet upgraded Target Corporation from a "c+" rating to a "b" rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th.

Comments

Latest news

Prince Harry calls for regular HIV and Aids testing
She would, of course, be standing alongside those who are living openly as healthy, happy and HIV-positive. The posthumous award recognises the significance of her work during the 1980s and 1990s, Attitude said.

Aston Martin DB11 Volante goes on sale | New Release
Aston Martin's fast-expanding DB11 range has gained a new drop-top Volante version, powered exclusively by the AMG-sourced 4. The auto was also taken out to harsh real-world environments in Death Valley and the Arctic Circle for testing.

Beetlejuice 2 is still not dead and has found a new screenwriter
From that day on, strangely enough, there has been no mention of any Beetlejuice 2 and we had our tears to cry. Based an original screenplay written by Vukadinovich, that film stars Peter Dinklage and Julie Ormond.

RIL Q2 net profit up 12.5% to Rs 8109 crore
Segment EBIT increased by 10.8 per cent YoY to Rs 6,621 crore, supported by higher volumes and strong transportation fuel cracks. Sustained demand growth coupled with supply disruptions further tightened demand-supply balances globally during the quarter.

Spain says could cut 2018 growth forecast over Catalan crisis
If Mr Puigdemont says he did, then he will have three more days to cancel any secession plans. The ANC is a civil society group that organized massive protests in support of secession.

Child marriage - laws should be more stringent
But, the decision hasn't taken an individual's right to sexuality, into consideration. According to 2011 census, around 49.50 lakh married girls were under the age of 18.

Time To Get Cautious? - Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC), The Clorox Company (CLX)
Edge Asset Management, Inc added to its ownership by buying 92,631 shares an increase of 2.7% from 12/31/2016 to 03/31/2017. TheStreet raised Ares Capital Corporation from a "c+" rating to a "b" rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th.

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (WGO) Rating Reiterated by BMO Capital Markets
It has outperformed by 11.47% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months negative chart setup for the $1.36 billion company. Winnebago Industries, Inc. has a 52 week low of $24.15 and a 52 week high of $46.85. (NYSE:WGO)'s stock was 38.55%.

Guns N' Roses Joined By Surprise Guest At Madison Square Garden
Later in the night, the band tweeted out their appreciation of Pink joining them , to which she wrote back , "Oh. Fans who want to see Pink live in concert can go see her Beautiful Trauma tour when it kicks off in March.

Protests banned in Kenya after opposition leader pulls out of presidential election
In Mombasa, protesters were dispersed as soon as they started. He added that they expect Kalonzo Musyoka over the weekend. Nasa have dismissed the ban saying the demos will escalate.

Bank of America Corporation Announces 15% Increase In Q3 Earnings
It is negative, as 79 investors sold BAC shares while 543 reduced holdings. 120 funds opened positions while 577 raised stakes. On Thursday, Shares of Bank of America Corporation ( NYSE: BAC ) expressed a change of -1.47% and closed its trade at $25.45.

Diwali Sale: E-commerce Majors Gear up For Festive Discounts
Mobile phones are being offered on up to 40 percent discount, whereas mobile accessories are available at up to 80 percent off. Paytm Mall firm is offering huge cashback deals in various kinds of products, like, Apple iPhone under Maha Cashback sale.

Sen. Collins to announce this morning whether she will run for governor
Her final decision, she said, came down to "my sense of where I can do the most for the people of Maine and for the nation". Instead, Collins said she will remain in the Senate at least until her current term ends in 2020.

Virat Kohli fondly addresses Anushka Sharma with this cute nickname
Nonetheless, to get the TV gathering of people energized for the scene, the channel Zee TV has discharged a mystery of it. He will also be seen in a cameo role in the film, playing a quirky musician who mentors protagonist Insia (Zaira Wasim).

Bank of America beats on earnings
And on that front, the lender - viewed by investors as the US bank most affected by rate changes - just barely beat expectations. Berkshire Hathaway took a $11.5 billion investment gain earlier this year when it converted preferred shares into common stock.

Other news