Better Automotive Batteries

It used to be that when you talked about car batteries, there was just one technology involved: Lead-Acid. Lead-acid batteries have been around for over 100 years but their days may be coming to an end. There are two reasons for this: first, lead-acid batteries...

The Interstate Highway System

The beginning of massive change in the United States began on June 29, 1956. This was when President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act. This act mandated the construction of a new 41,000 mile highway system crisscrossing the entire country....

The Great Oil Embargo

When a country’s petroleum supply gets cut off, shortages of gasoline, diesel fuel, home heating oil and other fuels start to appear quickly. To state that normal life is affected is a bit of an understatement; scared might be a better representation. It happened in...

Honda Smacks Down General Motors

This is a story of not only determination but lots of hard work. It’s a reminder that individuals can sometimes make a big difference, even when up against major corporations. Here’s a story about how a brilliant engineer proved General Motors wrong. How it started In...

A Heating & Air Conditioning Primer

Today, the heating and air-conditioning systems in our cars get taken for granted. We count on the heating system to keep us toasty in the winter months and the cool air from the air-conditioner to refresh us during the summer. Ever wonder how these systems work?...