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ELEKTRO 1/202 was released on January 20th 2021. Its digital version will be available on February 10th 2021.

Topic: Electrotechnology; Materials for electrical engineering; Wiring material

Main article
Universal wireless charging of electric cars

SVĚTLO (Light) 6/2020 was released 12.14.2020. Its digital version will be available on 12.18.2020.

Fairs and exhibitions
Looking back at twenty second anniversary of Designblok
Competition of journal Světlo (Light) at FOR ARCH and FOR GARDEN fair 2020

Architectural and scenic lighting
Lighting design in a nutshell – Part 48
Light design for Vivaldianno show
Světlík (skylight) – workshop with light and about light for children

Virgin's Hyperloop carries passengers for the first time

9. 11. 2020 | Tech Xplore | www.techxplore.com

The Virgin Hyperloop made its first journey carrying passengers in a test the company claimed represented a major step forward for the "groundbreaking" technology capable of transporting people at 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) an hour.

The Hyperloop is intended to carry passengers in small pods through a vacuum tube, with proponents arguing it could revolutionize high-speed travel. Virgin says the Hyperloop will be able to reach top speeds of 1,080 kilometers an hour (671 mph)—projecting a 45-minute journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco—and will produce no carbon emissions.

Hyperloop by Virgin

Two Virgin employees made the 500-meter journey in a two-person vehicle in just 15 seconds at a test site in the Nevada desert. Passenger Sara Luchian told the BBC she felt the trip was "exhilarating both psychologically and physically", and reported no discomfort. Once brought into regular use, the pods will be able to transport up to 28 people at a time, Virgin says, with larger models for moving goods also in development.

Read more at Tech Xplore

Image Credit: Virgin Hyperloop

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