Cars

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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Own a piece of sci-fi history. Propworx Somewhere far in the future, a Red Shirt is missing his phaser. That’s because auction company Propworx has it and is putting it up for sale to the highest bidder. The prop weapon t...
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The Seedy Side Of The Star Wars Universe – Kotaku

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by Brian Montgomery
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‘Star Wars’ Stand-alone Movie Hiring Oscar-Nominated Writer (Exclusive) – Hollywood Reporter

The Star Wars stand-alone movie that Gareth Edwards will direct has found a new writer. Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara Testing for ‘Star Wars’ Stand-alone Movie (Exclusive) So...
by Brian Montgomery
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