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Comment: How does this compare to OPOC engine? (Score 1) 269

by georgep77 (#30400548) Attached to: Lotus Teases With a Fuel-Agnostic Two-Stroke Engine

I wonder how this compares to the OPOC engine that is being developed by the same guy who did the TDI for VW. Check out the nifty flash animation: . I think the new found focus on economy is starting to (finally) spur some innovation in this area.

Comment: INFINITY MPG with a slightly better battery. (Score 2, Informative) 1006

by georgep77 (#29028717) Attached to: Chevy Volt Rated At 230 mpg In the City

Very weak. 40 miles on battery and then ~ 50mpg for the remaining 10 miles and you get the stupid mileage figure. Yes you can average 230mpg over the first 50 miles you drive on a fresh charge. Of course driving just another 10 miles would drop the mileage figure substantially. I guess it's time to have two mileage ratings. The first would be gallons per 100 miles with a fully charged battery, the 2nd would be gallons per 100 miles on a fully depleted battery.


Comment: Historical "Adjustments" (Score 1) 1061

by georgep77 (#26620289) Attached to: Global Warming Irreversible, NOAA Scientist Finds

I think it will be a lot harder for these researchers to go back and change their headlines than it has been for them to modify the historical temperature data. In a few years time we will be able to look back at these headlines and have a good laugh at what people were willing to say just to keep their funding.


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