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Monthly Archives: February, 2013

FUEL-CELL NEWS FROM SAE

FUEL CELLS have often been called “the best technology that’s always 10 years away.” But updates from the SAE 2013 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium, held February 19-21 in … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

WHAT’S THAT IN GUINEAS?

IT HAS been said the English were the most honest of people when they had to deal with each other and their ₤ s d currency system. A recent item … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

STATE OF THE (HYBRID/EV) UNION

THE SAE 2013 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium, held February 19-21 in Anaheim, offered a wealth of information on the timely topics of hybrids and EVs. The following mini-essay explores … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

VICKERS VIMY

WHO MADE the first non-stop transatlantic flight? Not Lindbergh; his 1927 achievement was the first solo performance of this feat. Not the Navy-Curtiss NC-4 and its May 1919 flight from … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

HYPER HYBRIDS

THE 2013 SAE Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium was held this past week in Anaheim, and I profited from three days of interaction with experts in the field. I’m in the … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

ESTONIAN GAMBIT

ESTONIA HAS launched a nationwide system of electric-vehicle fast chargers, with 507 EVs to use them and a financing program for people to buy these EVs—all in exchange for some … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

OWLS AND WRINKLY FINGERS

TWO COMPLETELY unrelated items jumped out of recent Science magazines, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. One details how owls can twist their heads so far … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment