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Night Vision Perfected

Driving at night can be dangerous. The main issue is that the headlights on a car can only illuminate so far, and when driving at a good speed, objects in the path can creep up quickly. Add to the equation the blinding glare of oncoming headlights, or soaking wet,...

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Eggshell Rubber

Of the several dozen materials that tire manufacturers use when making tires, there are three that are periodically subject to supply problems: natural rubber, synthetic rubber and carbon-black. Needless to say, this can really mess up things up when you are trying to...

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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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