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Are 2 Stroke Diesels Making a Comeback?

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

    With fuel economy and emissions requirements continuing to tighten around the world, new and old technology are being evaluated to develop more efficient engines. Electric vehicles are competing for a place in light duty vehicles (assuming supporting changes to optimize and cleanup the electrical grid can be done in parallel). However, internal combustion engines are […]

Chrysler Announces Ram 1500 and Jeep Diesel Option

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Chrysler recently announced the introduction of its ecoboost diesel option for the Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Chrokee lines. Beginning in the third quarter of 2013, these vehicles will now have the option of a 3.0L V6 diesel produced by VM Motori an Italian diesel engine supplier to chrysler since 1992. This engine will be coupled […]

Spherical Piston Engine

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Able to achieve horsepower ratings equivalent to piston engines in only one-half or one-quarter their size, the Spherical Golubev’s Machine (SGM) offers a unique approach to creating rotation that is small, highly reliable, and that places balanced, uniform loads on its parts. For example, a 500 HP, 5-liter engine measures 430mm x 430mm x 450mm […]

NASA UAVs Used for Research

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can stay in the air for more than 24 hours. It has a range of 3,400 miles and can maintain altitudes of 65,381 ft. Normally the military  would have control over things such as these, but the Global Hawks have been turned over to NASA for environmental research […]

Ford Scorpion 6.7L Diesel V8

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

After 27 years working with Navistar, ford has decided to move into producing their own diesel powerhouses. This is believed to be due to an ongoing legal battle between the two companies over warranty and cost issues related to the old 6.0L V8 Power Stroke. Ford’s new design named Scorpion is a 6.7L diesel v8 […]

Diesels Offer Alternative to Hybrids

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Mercedes-Benz put the diesel version of its E-Class through a 100,000-mile test. Automobile executives who come to the United States from Europe invariably wonder, with diesel-powered vehicles making up as much as half the new-car fleet in some countries, why diesels represent far less than 1 percent of the U.S. market. “It’s frustrating,” said Nick […]

How to Make Your Car Last Forever

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Best Ways to Keep Your Car Running By Tom and Ray Magliozzi, Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers 1. Don’t Drive Want your car to last? Don’t use it. That sounds obvious, but it’s worth keeping in mind. Chances are there are plenty of times when you currently use your car that you could be […]

Are DIYers Making a Comeback

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Is the DIY community so prevelent in the 50’s making a comeback?

Get Your Tractor Out of the Mud

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

How to get your tractor out of the mud.

Is Hot Rodding Dead?

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Is hot rodding really dead? Here is a nice little video with a twist.

Six Stroke Engine

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Originally Featured on Auto Week   By PETE LYONS Bruce Crower has lived, breathed and built hot engines his whole life. Now he’s working on a cool one—one that harnesses normally-wasted heat energy by creating steam inside the combustion chamber, and using it to boost the engine’s power output and also to control its temperature. […]

Motorized Skateboard

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Originally Posted on Popular Science Walking is overrated. Here’s how to build the ultimate lazy man’s all-terrain vehicle, and a video of the sweet ride in action By Doug Cantor Posted 02.28.2008 at 3:21 pm On Deck: PopSci’s John Carnett on his home-built motorized skateboard. It can go as fast as 20 mph, and steers […]

Trap Lightning in a Block

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Originally Posted on Popular Science To create beautiful electrical-charge patterns like this, you could use a giant particle accelerator. But shag carpeting will also do just fine. Watch how Lichtenberg figures are made in our amazing video By Theodore Gray Posted 02.15.2008 at 1:06 pm Lightning Trigger: A Lichtenberg figure being created by a tap […]