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Old 02-14-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Texas
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A team of MIT undergraduate students has invented a shock absorber that harnesses energy from small bumps in the road, generating electricity while it smoothes the ride more effectively than conventional shocks. The students hope to initially find customers among companies that operate large fleets of heavy vehicles. They have already drawn interest from the U.S. military and several truck manufacturers.
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:34 AM
 
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Good to see some common sense inovation. When i read the different science magazines every month i'm like WOW as the science moving forward in all areas is exciting.

Thanks for posting the story Brian.
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: USA
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I agree with 6 foot 3, there needs to be more common sense innovations, like this, as there are plenty of next- generation innovations coming .
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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Yup...this will be the new justification for not fixing pot holes

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Old 02-15-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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Yup...this will be the new justification for not fixing pot holes

Fixing potholes are covered in the stimulus bill .
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I read a couple of articles a few months ago in which each one was looking at a different part of the car for using heat as energy. One was looking at the exhaust pipe and the other was looking at the engine block. I told one about the other and got a reply saying the professors were talking to each other.
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I read a couple of articles a few months ago in which each one was looking at a different part of the car for using heat as energy. One was looking at the exhaust pipe and the other was looking at the engine block. I told one about the other and got a reply saying the professors were talking to each other.
Do you think between the two of them they figured out where the heat was coming from?
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Do you think between the two of them they figured out where the heat was coming from?
I think some people get a little too focused at times.
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