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March 19, 2012

How It Works: Electric Blue, the 175mph Electric Car

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Before Electric Blue sped across Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats at 175 miles an hour late last year, no one had made an official attempt to set a speed record for battery-powered racecars weighing less than 1,100 pounds. Other groups have been racing on the Salt Flats for years in electric cars with heavier batteries and larger motors. But Perry Carter, a professor of manufacturing engineering technology at Brigham Young University, wanted a car that could hit high speeds without so much weight. See how this record-breaking electric car works over here.

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William Shatner, ‘Star Trek 3′ director Roberto Orci to meet about role – New York Daily News

CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images William Shatner may be donning his Federation-issue uniform for a role in ‘Star Trek 3.’ “Star Trek” may be the next frontier for William Shatner — again. Shatner, w...
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William Shatner talking with ‘Star Trek 3′ director about appearing in film – Fox News

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Star Trek’s sci-fi technologies: how close are they to becoming science fact? – Mirror.co.uk

Australian researchers have this week created a small-scale ‘tractor beam’ that can move tiny particles over a distance of 20cm in the lab. It’s not quite on the scale of the Star Trek Enterprise’s tract...
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