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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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Leonard Nimoy, a pop culture force as Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83 – Washington Post

“Someday,” producer Gene Roddenberry said many decades ago, “I’m going to make a science-fiction series and put pointed ears on that guy.” The series was “Star Trek,” and the guy was Leonard Nimoy, who died Feb. 2...
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What Star Trek taught me – CNN

(CNN)I’m not one of those crazy Trekkies — you know, those fanatics who go to Star Trek conventions and own all kinds of preciously cheesy Star Trek memorabilia. All I have is a model communicator with a flip-lid th...
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Leonard Nimoy, actor who played Mr Spock on Star Trek, dies aged 83 – The Guardian

Leonard Nimoy, who enchanted generations of audiences with his depiction of Star Trek’s human-alien philosopher and first officer Mr Spock, has died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83. The actor died on Friday morning of e...
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