Maybe make it a modular add-in that you can take in and out of the trunk. The generator is way too small to actively power the car, but it could be ran so that the heat of the motor could be used to warm the cabin (like all gas vehicles do today) when it is extremely cold. The electricity it provided would extend range much, but it would keep you out of resistive heat, which is a real waster.. It would also provide a means of emergency charging for a stranded vehicle
I'd make it propane, because in a quality tank, the stuff lasts virtually forever, and it burns really clean.
Does anybody have any experience growing plants under LEDs? Does it work?
These frequencies are in a "sweet spot", traveling much better than > 2GHZ signals and don't get hammered by Sporadic E, Meteor scatter or other weird propagation effects as much as lower frequencies.
Although from TFA, the hop they are doing is 6.2 miles. With decent towers and highly directional antennas on both ends, 2.4ghz could work.
To Gitmo with his fat ass
it could make it possible to substantially lighten the weight of automobiles
Possible but steel is actually better than titanium when it comes to the metallurgical property of toughness and fatigue resistance, and its cheap.
Maybe some elements could be titanium-ized, but the body will probably be steel for the near future.
The FCC announced that it plans to free up 195 MHz of spectrum in the 5 GHz band for unlicensed use in an effort to address the U.S.' spectrum crisis. This could potentially lead to Wi-Fi speeds faster than 1 gigabit per second."
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Just look at stock photos of traffic from the 50's 60's and 70's, you wont see many cars on the road that are more than a few model years distant from when the photograph was taken.
Now walk through a parking lot, you'll see no shortage of vehicles from the mid to late 90s to early 2000s.
Don't think for a second the car manufactures wouldn't love to go back to the purchasing cycles of yesteryear.
I think you meant "entirely bullshit" cars are more reliable now then they ever have been.
Easy to work on? no.. but cars are more reliable, cleaner, safer, and faster than ever. A car that didn't need some kind of serious engine or transmission work before hitting 100,000 miles used to be the exception, now we get pissed off if we don't get this kind of reliability.
I'm getting hit up by recruiters asking me about the tiny bit of C# Asp.net experience that I have (other technologies are much more prevalent on my resume). There's enough interest that I'm thinking about getting the set of magic books that everybody gets and going ahead and getting my certification.
IIS/asp.net/c#/Sql Server isn't the answer to everything, but it allows small to medium sized business to do things that are fairly good, fairly quickly, with programmers that are fairly skilled (and therefore fairly cheap). The purists and self-appointed alpha geeks might howl, but it turns out to work for a lot of folks.
In any case, Hydrogen is probably being used to support the fracking industry.
seriously, the amount of natural gas, used to produce hydrogen for a fleet of these things would be lost in a rounding error in the natural gas industry
Now, what IS being pushed by natural gas industry is LNG powered trucks and trains, and you know what I say: yea for them
Hydraulic fracturing is not a new technology (although horizontal fracturing is), and it does have potential impacts, but those impacts can be mitigated far easier than drilling in deep water.
the side effect is less oil needs to be refined (which is a dirty and energy intensive process), more money stays in this country, and our air is cleaner...
the perfect need not be the enemy of the better.
no, I am NOT a oil industry shill, I think other oil proects like the oil sands pipeline, are absolutely horrible ideas, and I do think the industry needs to be monitored and regulated closely, but natural gas displacing petroleum in transportation, and coal in electricity generation, with alternative energy, like wind and solar, eventually replacing gas in transportation and electricity generation long term is a win for everybody..
Boone Pickens may be a grisly old republican bastard, but he was actually on to something..
Comparing to the 90s is just not apt, not Toyota only sold 1.8 million, are they "dying" too?
Cars are lasting longer than they ever had, and the world economy is still getting over the biggest collapse since the great depression, so such comparisons are not valid
ANY kind of petroleum extraction can, and does, have problems.
Issues with an on-shore hydrofracking operation are far easier than dealing with an issue in deep water
It is unwise economically, and I dare say immoral, to use energy, but demand it come from somewhere else.
My furnace doesn't run on fairy sweat and neither does anyone else's.
We (meaning the "west" in general) would be far better off economically, and even environmentally, if we ran more of our transport on natural gas.
It's also a great compliment to alternative energy sources like wind and solar, given the extreme reliability and variablility of a well desigined combined cycle natural gas electric generation plant.
People are slimy, and the petroleum industry is especially so, so tough, enforcable, and actively enforced regulations are needed, but lets not throw the baby out with the (natural gas heated) bathwater...