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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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Why Are Cars Still Designed with Clay?

Car designers still use clay to mockup cars. Most people find this somewhat surprising considering that stylists now have powerful computers and virtual reality at their fingertips. The car styling industry certainly does use computer tools but most still rely on the...

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