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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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‘Batman V Superman (‘Man Of Steel 2:’) Shooting Hits Chicago In Oct. – Design & Trend

  “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” is moving from one Midwestern city to another later this year, Batman-News reports. A stunt scene that was originally scheduled to be shot in Detroit has report...
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High jinks strike back in ‘Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars’ – USA TODAY

Phineas engages a Darth Mauled Ferb with his lightsaber in “Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars.”(Photo: Disney Channel) From an offscreen Porkins to blue ice-cream treats, the Force is strong with Phineas and Ferb: Star Wa...
by Brian Montgomery
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America’s Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Movies (And Least Favorite Characters) – FiveThirtyEight

This week, I caught a sneak peek of the X-Wing fighter from the new “Star Wars” films in production. The forthcoming movies — and the middling response to the most recent trilogy — provide a perfect excuse to examine so...
by Brian Montgomery
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