More states are allowing a relatively new breed of vehicle on public roads, but crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show why the mix of low-speed vehicles (LSVs) or minitrucks and regular traffic is a deadly combination. LSVs are designed for tooling around residential neighborhoods, and minitrucks are for hauling cargo off-road. While these vehicles have a lot of appeal as a way to reduce emissions and cut fuel use, they don't have to meet the basic safety standards that cars and pickups do, and they aren't designed to protect their occupants in crashes.
A unique carbon fabric from Sweden, TeXtreme®, could substantially reduce weight of existing aircraft and thereby enable significant savings in fuel costs for the airlines while contributing to a greener world.
A conservative replacement of current traditional materials with TeXtreme® carbon fiber fabrics, for example—in composite panels in aircraft, could lower the weight of aircraft to the extent that potential fuel cost savings could be in excess of €43,000,000 per annum for 20 major airlines.
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The X PRIZE Foundation, an educational nonprofit prize organization, and Progressive Insurance, the country’s fourth largest auto insurance group, today, at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., awarded $10 million to three teams who successfully completed the rigorous Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE. The winning teams—Edison2 of Lynchburg, Virginia; X-Tracer of Winterthur, Switzerland; and Li-ion Motors Corp. of Mooresville, North Carolina—emerged from an original field of 111 competing teams, representing 136 vehicle entries from around the world. The winning vehicles were showcased to an audience of auto industry, business and government leaders. Each of the winning teams was also presented with a towering bronze trophy designed by Harry Winston, Inc.
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When it comes to making sure the Chevrolet Cruze is as durable as it can be, Dave Schoener and his teammates are all wet.
As a GM splash test engineer, Schoener helped develop an innovative splash shield for the Chevrolet Cruze that protects the engine compartment from water and potentially harmful contaminants.
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When the United States, on the verge of a nationwide energy induced blackout, desperate to find oil, sends in a research party of five to determine the size of the oil deposit, the mission team is in for a horrifying discovery and only one person lives to tell about it. Find out more here, http://bit.ly/LMTit1 Find us on Amazon here, http://amzn.to/Ju7rEY Thriller, Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, and Sci-Fi Thriller
Kari French also known as DJ Agent Kari is the DJ for K.A.O.S a Go-Go on LuxuriaMusic.com. DJ Kari spins from various music genres like psychedelic, European, freakbeat, funky soul and garage. DJ Kari loves upbeat tunes and music that makes her and her listeners want to dance. DJ Kari says her radio show merges my psychedelic tunnel vision with the groove of a grown-up teen dance party. The vibe tends to be European, but it shifts as I'm always searching for new fuel. Visit Kari on MOLI.com
Thanks to brand new technology, Codemasters racing game ‘Fuel’ has entered the Guinness World Records as the largest playable environment in a console game at 5,560 square miles (14,400km), featuring rivers, deserts, forests and mountains. Whatever you can see on screen, you can get there. Available to play and explore on 5th June 2009
While many students spent the weeks and months leading up to spring break preparing for midterm exams, an ambitious group of students geared up for another important test. They are the 70 teams from 18 high schools and 31 universities across North America — including Canada, Mexico and the United States — participating in Shell Eco-marathon® Americas 2011. The test? To push the boundaries of fuel efficiency and see which team can go the farthest using the least amount of energy at Shell Eco-marathon Americas, taking place April 14-17, 2011 on the streets of downtown Houston.
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