Why Was Bose’s Electromagnetic Car Suspension A Technical Success But A Commercial Flop

Why Was Bose’s Electromagnetic Car Suspension A Technical Success But A Commercia Flop…Bose spent years developing the ultimate suspension system that offered a super smooth, magic-carpet like ride. Find out here!



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Say NO to EPA’s Threat to Motorsports!

Tell the EPA to Withdraw Its Proposal to Prohibit the Conversion of Vehicles Into Racecars

Say “No” to EPA’s Threat to Motorsports!

The American love affair with automobiles includes watching and participating in motorsports. For decades Americans have converted their street vehicles into racecars, from pre-World War II classics to modern era performance cars. It has brought joy and jobs to millions. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule that would do away with this time honored tradition. It would outlaw the conversion of any type of emissions-certified vehicle into a racecar, and make it illegal to sell any emissions-related parts for those cars. The Clean Air Act prohibits the EPA from regulating racecars. Tell EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to remove this provision from the “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- & Heavy-Duty Engines-Phase 2″ rule.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/tell-epa-withdraw-its-proposal-prohibit-conversion-vehicles-racecars-0


Cars Start Sinking Into Lake Geneva During Winter Fest 2016

Cars parked on a supposedly frozen Lake Geneva starts sinking when the lake begins to thaw. So far 20 cars have gone in.



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Man Gets Head Trapped Between Car Door And Wall In McDonald’s Drive Thru

A man is now in stable condition after his head and neck got trapped between his car door and door frame in an unusual accident at a McDonald’s drive-thru Friday evening.

Jesse Loveless, a 19-year-old Tooele resident, was handing cash to the store employee when the wind blew the money out of the employee’s hand and the accident occurred, Tooele police officer Tanya Turnbow said.

Loveless opened his car door to retrieve the money from the ground when his foot somehow slipped off the brake and onto the gas, sending his car forward into the building, Turnbow said.
The car continued to lunge forward and continued to trap the driver. Loveless wasn’t breathing and was unresponsive when police officers arrived at the McDonald’s at 970 N. Main Street.
The officers broke into the passenger’s side window and gained access to the ignition and gear shift to prevent the car from moving forward and causing further injury, Turnbow said.

Tooele officers, along with other agencies, pushed the car away from the building and were able to get to Loveless.
The paramedics were quick to respond, and EMS took over. Loveless was transported by ambulance to a Salt Lake area hospital and was upgraded to stable condition Monday morning.



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The EPA Seeks to Prohibit Conversion of Vehicles Into Racecars…

Washington, DC (February 8, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars. The regulation would also make the sale of certain products for use on such vehicles illegal. The proposed regulation was contained within a non-related proposed regulation entitled “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2.”

The regulation would impact all vehicle types, including the sports cars, sedans and hatch-backs commonly converted strictly for use at the track. While the Clean Air Act prohibits certain modifications to motor vehicles, it is clear that vehicles built or modified for racing, and not used on the streets, are not the “motor vehicles” that Congress intended to regulate.

“This proposed regulation represents overreaching by the agency, runs contrary to the law and defies decades of racing activity where EPA has acknowledged and allowed conversion of vehicles,” said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting. “Congress did not intend the original Clean Air Act to extend to vehicles modified for racing and has re-enforced that intent on more than one occasion.”

SEMA submitted comments in opposition to the regulation and met with the EPA to confirm the agency’s intentions. The EPA indicated that the regulation would prohibit conversion of vehicles into race cars and make the sale of certain emissions-related parts for use on converted vehicles illegal. Working with other affected organizations, including those representing legions of professional and hobbyist racers and fans, SEMA will continue to oppose the regulation through the administrative process and will seek congressional support and judicial intervention as necessary.

The EPA has indicated it expects to publish final regulations by July 2016.

Car parked next to Lake Erie turns into a block of ice



Justin Yelen, 24, left his car parked overnight near Lake Erie in Buffalo, New York, after he went drinking with friends and didn’t want to drive home.



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NASA’s 3D-Printed Rocket Engine Spews Fire and 20,000 Pounds of Thrust



An unmanned aerial vehicle captured this view of a 3-D printed rocket engine test. The test laboratory at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, uses aerial cameras to contribute to imagery data analyzed after tests.



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Magnetic spheres create a simple motor



Magnetic spheres create a simple motor! A simple electronic motor, made with Buckyballs (magnetic spheres) and an insulated copper wire and a duracell battery.



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