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  • Shedding new light on 175-year-old principle: New class of swelling magnets ... energize the world

    05/20/2015 11:06:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05-20-2015 | Provided by Temple University
    A new class of magnets that expand their volume when placed in a magnetic field and generate negligible amounts of wasteful heat during energy harvesting, has been discovered by researchers at Temple University and the University of Maryland. The researchers, Harsh Deep Chopra, professor and chair of mechanical engineering at Temple, and Manfred Wuttig, professor of materials science and engineering at Maryland, published their findings, "Non-Joulian Magnetostriction," in the May 21st issue of the journal, Nature. This transformative breakthrough has the potential to not only displace existing technologies but create altogether new applications due to the unusual combination of magnetic...
  • Voter ID Laws: Why Democrats Are Scared

    04/22/2013 3:25:51 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 33 replies ^ | 2013-04-02 | Darcy Kempa
    States are implementing laws requiring voters to produce photo identification (ID). Democrats are fighting these initiatives claiming voter disenfranchisement. Are Democrats supporting voter fraud? Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, a Republican, signed into law a requirement for voters to provide a photo ID in order to vote. The law provides free photo ID cards to registered voters and requires notifying voters of the requirement prior to the next election. The law takes into account the need to prevent voter fraud and provides state voters with free photo IDs if they do not already possess one. While the law seems to be...
  • Hitachi unveils motor without 'rare earths'

    04/12/2012 5:48:31 AM PDT · by Abathar · 24 replies
    AFP ^ | 04/11/2012 | uncredited
    TOKYO — Japanese high-tech firm Hitachi Wednesday unveiled an electric motor that does not use "rare earths", aiming to cut costs and reduce dependence on imports of the scarce minerals from China. The prototype 11 kilowatt motor does not use magnets containing rare earths and is expected to go into commercial production in 2014, the company said. Hitachi started work on the project on 2008. Other Japanese firms, including automaker Toyota, have been working towards the same goal, spurred on by high prices of the minerals. Permanent magnet motors usually contain rare earth such as neodymium and dysprosium and are...
  • ACORN Visits Obama White House

    12/08/2011 5:42:18 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 12.8.11 @ 6:08AM | By Matthew Vadum
    Leaders of the resurrected radical group ACORN are lobbying the Obama administration in what appears to be a concerted effort to game the electoral system to help Democrats, new evidence suggests. At least five Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now leaders have visited the White House this year alone. One of those ACORN officials has been involved in vetting Department of Justice hires who may help to enforce the voter fraud-enabling National Voting Rights Act (NVRA), also known as the Motor-Voter law. The Department has come under fire for refusing to enforce Section 8, which requires states to remove...
  • How Detroit, the Motor City, Turned Into a Ghost Town

    10/31/2009 7:08:56 PM PDT · by Son House · 154 replies · 6,280+ views
    Guardian News and Media Limited ^ | Sunday 1 November | Paul Harris
    The city that was once one of the wealthiest in America is a decrepit, often surreal landscape of urban decline. It was once one of the greatest cities in the world. The birthplace of the American car industry, it boasted factories that at one time produced cars shipped over the globe. Its downtown was studded with architectural gems, and by the 1950s it boasted the highest median income and highest rate of home ownership of any major American city. Culturally it gave birth to Motown Records, named in homage to Detroit's status as "Motor City". Decades of white flight, coupled...
  • Super Duper Freakin' Vanity re: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado

    11/20/2008 4:56:08 PM PST · by Dooderbutt · 32 replies · 1,648+ views
    me | 11/20/2008 | Me
    HELP!! I'm so sorry to bug you all, but we have to replace a windshield wiper motor in my husband's truck before we can leave tomorrow for Thanksgiving vacation,etc. Is there ANYONE out there who knows where the motor is mounted in the engine compartment. We will LOVE YOU FOREVER!!! ;-)
  • Smaller and cleaner electric motor spins at 100000rpm (Dyson)

    06/26/2008 5:33:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies · 1,988+ views ^ | 06-26-2008 | Staff
    Fig. 1. Dyson's switched reluctance motor features a rotor without coils and a stator with two sets of coils that are switched s Almost all domestic vacuum cleaners utilise an ac series wound electric motor to spin the fan that generates suction and airflow. This has remained the case for decades, even though this type of motor has significant drawbacks. First among these is the combination of carbon brushes and commutator that wears and leads to motor failures. Furthermore, the carbon dust tends to be exhausted to atmosphere, acting as a potentially harmful pollutant. In addition, because of the...
  • Nissan to Show New Electric Concept Car at Frankfurt

    08/30/2007 5:38:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies · 658+ views ^ | 08/29/2007 | Staff
    Nissan will introduce the Mixim, a three-seat, all electric, all-wheel drive concept vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Mixim is powered by two Nissan Super Motors (earlier post), one for each axle. Nissan also used the Super Motor in the Pivo concept introduced in 2005. Lithium-ion batteries provide the power. In April, Nissan Motor, NEC Corporation, and NEC TOKIN Corporation, signed an agreement to establish a joint-venture company—Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC)—to develop and market lithium-ion batteries for wide-scale automotive application by 2009, including applications such as hybrids, plug-in hybrids, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and electric vehicles. (Earlier post.)...
  • Vision-body link tested in robot experiments

    10/30/2006 7:22:02 PM PST · by annie laurie · 2 replies · 329+ views
    NewScientistTech ^ | 27 October 2006 | Tom Simonite
    Experiments involving real and simulated robots suggest that the relationship between physical movement and sensory input could be crucial to developing more intelligent machines. Tests involving two real and one simulated robot show that feedback between sensory input and body movement is crucial to navigating the surrounding world. Understanding this relationship better could help scientists build more life-like machines, say the researchers involved. Scientists studying artificial intelligence have traditionally separated physical behaviour and sensory input. "But the brain's inputs are not independent," says Olaf Sporns, a neuroscientist at Indiana University, US. "For example, motor behaviour has a role to play...
  • FLASHBACK: 1993 National Voter Registration Act - Motor Voter cured EVERYTHING!

    09/22/2006 9:13:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 779+ views
    May 20, 2000 marks the 7th anniversary of President Clinton's signing the National Voter Registration Act, popularly known as Motor Voter. The right to vote means nothing if people are not registered. Motor Voter works by reducing necessary and burdensome bureaucratic obstacles to voter registration. The law requires states to provide uniform registration services through drivers' license agencies, through public assistance and disability agencies and through mail-in registration. In 1995, the first full year of implementation, more than 11 million citizens registered to vote or updated their voting addresses under the law. This figure represents the largest single increase...
  • Iraqi Army Soldiers Get Behind the Wheel

    08/28/2006 6:47:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 355+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Ballog
    A U.S. Army soldier guides 6th Iraqi Army Division soldiers through correct preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) on a humvee during a driver’s training class. The PMCS training was part of a three-day driver’s training course taught by 16th Engineer Brigade soldiers throughout the month of August. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Ballog Iraqi Army Soldiers Get Behind the Wheel Iraqi Army soldiers attended classes to gain experience in maintaining andoperating humvees, which will eventually be fielded to Iraqi army units. U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Ballog CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, Aug. 28, 2006 --...
  • F1: HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - Live on Speed Channel 7:30AM EST

    08/05/2006 1:17:30 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 18 replies · 896+ views ^ | 8-5-06 |
    Two-second penalties for both Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher set up a thrilling qualifying session for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon. With the two key championship contenders eliminated before the top-ten shootout, the honours for pole position fell right at the very end to McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen, whose last-gasp lap of 1m 19.599s came just as Felipe Massa looked to have bagged the first Formula One pole of his career. Also, Hungarian Grand Prix stewards have cancelled American Scott Speed’s three fastest qualifying times as punishment for impeding another driver during Saturday’s session. The move means the Toro...
  • Iraqi Army’s 6th Motor Transport Regiment takes control

    08/04/2006 4:16:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 212+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Trevor Snyder
    An Iraqi Soldier raises the national flag during a pass and review ceremony held yesterday at Camp Taji. The Iraqi Army's 6th Motor Transport Regiment conducted a transfer of authority ceremony that released control by the 4th Sustainment Brigade. Story and photo by Sgt. Trevor Snyder 124th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi Army 6th Motor Transport Regiment took control of its own operations in a ceremony July 3 at Camp Taji, a sprawling joint Iraqi-Coalition facility just a few miles north of Baghdad. The regiment has been working closely with the 4th Sustainment Brigade since October 2005....
  • F1: GERMAN GRAND PRIX - LIVE on Speed Channel 7:30AM EST

    07/30/2006 12:20:24 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 10 replies · 717+ views ^ | 7-30-06 |
    Kimi Raikkonen repeated his 2005 qualifying position for McLaren at Hockenheim on Saturday afternoon to beat Michael Schumacher. But with Felipe Massa third, Ferrari look very threatening despite too much oversteer in the final session, and everything will depend on fuel loads on Sunday.On paper, Ferrari look set for a strong run tomorrow, and as in Indianapolis, Fernando Alonso has a lot to do to safeguard his championship lead.
  • Defense Department Honors Indy Motor Speedway

    03/08/2006 6:50:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 236+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 8, 2006 – The Defense Department presented an award to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, an America Supports You member, at the U.S. Navy Memorial here yesterday evening. America Supports You member Joie Chitwood, president and chief operating officer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, accepts the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service from Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, March 7. The speedway has a long tradition supporting America's troops and their families. Photo by Paul X. Rutz  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution...
  • Atlanta Motor Speedway damaged by tornado

    07/07/2005 6:21:55 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 28 replies · 1,592+ views
    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Motor Speedway looks as if it was in a high-speed crash. Entire sections of its grandstand and luxury boxes are shredded. Oak trees, flagpoles and a light tower are snapped. On some of the speedway's condominiums, the roof is caved in, windows are shattered.
  • Scrapped Iraqi missile engines found in Jordan

    06/10/2004 11:21:29 AM PDT · by murdocj · 1 replies · 100+ views
    murdoc online ^ | 06/10/2004 | murdoc
    Taken alone, the discovery of these rocket motors doesn't really prove anything. Just like the SA-2 motor found in a scrapyard in Rotterdam. Just like the other scrapped dual-use equipment discovered in junkyards around the world. Just like the sarin-filled artillery round discovered recently. And the other chemical rounds uncovered just before that. And the murder of many Iraqi scientists who were cooperating with US investigators after the invasion. And the burned up computers in a locked weapons research lab. And the rumors of those semi-trucks headed to Syria in the months before the invasion. I mean, this is just...
  • Car thieves could be stopped remotely

    03/29/2004 4:35:01 PM PST · by vannrox · 9 replies · 688+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 11-03 | By James Randerson
    Speeding off in a stolen car, the thief thinks he has got a great catch. But he is in for a nasty surprise. The car is fitted with a remote immobiliser, and a radio signal from a control centre miles away will ensure that once the thief switches the engine off, he will not be able to start it again. For now, such devices are only available for fleets of trucks and specialist vehicles used on construction sites. But remote immobilisation technology could soon start to trickle down to ordinary cars, and should be available in the UK in two...
  • Physicists Build World's Smallest Motor Using Nanotubes And Etched Silicon

    07/24/2003 2:00:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 55 replies · 1,978+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 7/24/03
    BERKELEY – Only 15 years after University of California, Berkeley, engineers built the first micro-scale motor, a UC Berkeley physicist has created the first nano-scale motor - a gold rotor on a nanotube shaft that could ride on the back of a virus. "It's the smallest synthetic motor that's ever been made," said Alex Zettl, professor of physics at UC Berkeley and faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. "Nature is still a little bit ahead of us - there are biological motors that are equal or slightly smaller in size - but we are catching up." Zettl and his...
  • Any motor home owners?

    05/13/2003 3:02:39 PM PDT · by MoodyBlu · 2 replies · 239+ views
    05/13/2003 | MoodyBlu
    We own a 31' class C motor home and plan to move up to a class A next year. I am interested in Freeper comments/suggestions about some of the class A models similar to the Winnebago Adventurer. Thanks for taking the time to reply.MoodyBluSuburban Philadelphia