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Ross Snyder
Works at Atlas Copco Comptec, LLC
Attended Clarkson University
Lives in Schenectady, NY, United States
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We are saddened by the loss of Sen. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. He also became a U.S. senator and later, at the age of 77 when he flew on the space shuttle, he became the oldest person to fly in space. Our deepest condolences go out to his dear wife Annie, his children, and the people who were inspired by him and loved him around the world. He was a friend, an astronaut and true American hero. Godspeed, John Glenn. Ad astra.
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Boats near Antipaxos island, Greece

Largely covered in vineyards, Antipaxos has several beaches and one harbour, Agrapidia.

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Tl;dr: I reject your reality and substitute my own.
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The Space Review: Apollo: Testing the Lunar Module
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#Astronomy #NASA #ESA #SETI #ISS #Mars #Science #Nebulae #Science64 
Before American astronauts could land on the Moon, their lunar lander would have to work perfectly in every respect. It was a very complex spacecraft and its manufacturer, Grumman Corporation, fell behind in its delivery of LM-1 to Kennedy Space Center as it struggled to resolve a myriad of ...
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Perfectly amazing! Saw her live a couple years ago and it was an awesome show. 
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Koenigsegg's crazy cam-less engine making road-going debut
The system reportedly offers 47 percent more power and 45 percent more torque.

The cam-less engine from FreeValve, a sister corporation of Koenigsegg, will prove that the technology works by driving onto the stage during Qoros’ presentation at the Guangzhou Motor Show in November 2016. It’ll be a major step towards the innovative valve-control system actually going into production.

The tech will roll onto the stage in the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine in a specially modified Qoros 3 hatchback. According to FreeValve, the powerplant produces 230 horsepower (172 kilowatts) and 236 pound-feet (320 Newton-meters) of torque. The figures reportedly equate to 47 percent more power, 45 percent more torque, and 15 percent better fuel economy than the same powerplant with a conventional valvetrain.

“This move closer to mass production of FreeValve technology is also a first baby step towards the promise of important reductions in CO2 emissions,” said FreeValve Chairman Christian von Koenigsegg.

The video below offers a brief explanation of how the tech works. Rather than conventional rockers and camshafts, there are pneumatic-hydraulic-electronic actuators controlling the valves. FreeValve claims the results are revolutionary. An engine with it would have infinitely variable valve timing, including being able to completely shut them for cylinder deactivation.
The system also means that the engine doesn’t need any traditional timing gear and can even do away with part like the throttle body, wastegate, and direct injection systems. The changes free up a claimed 44 pounds (20 kilograms) off a powerplant and make it smaller by removing so many components.

Before the cam-less engine can actually go on sale, there’s still more testing to do. Qoros and FreeValve will now start evaluating it in fleets of vehicles, and they’ll be edging closer to actually putting an engine with this tech on sale.

FreeValve has been working on its cam-less engine since 2000. In 2012, the company even reportedly developed a prototype version using Koenigsegg’s biturbo V8. The company also displayed a concept of the system with Qoros at Auto China earlier this year.
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I design large industrial centrifugal air and gas compressors.
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Mechanical design and analysis, drafting, project management.
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  • Atlas Copco Comptec, LLC
    Development Design Engineer, 2013 - present
  • General Electric Company
    Lead Battery Design Engineer, 2012 - 2013
  • Atlas Copco Comptec, LLC
    Project Engineer, 2005 - 2012
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    Mechanical Engineering, 1998 - 2000
  • Hudson Valley Community College
    Mechanical Engineering, 1996 - 1998
  • Mohonasen Senior High School
    whatever New York State deemed necessary, 1992 - 1996
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