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This is very cool:
“But in its experimental 911 GT3 R Hybrid test car, Porsche has taken a different tack toward energy conservation for racing. It uses an adaptation of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) technology first built into Formula 1 race cars.
Rather than a battery, that system is based on a flywheel, mounted where the passenger seat would normally sit and spinning at speeds up to 40,000 rpm, to capture energy reclaimed from braking.
At the press of a button, the flywheel releases its kinetic energy to power a generator that provides up to eight seconds of electricity to two 60-kilowatt electric motors in the front wheel hubs. The boost serves to maximize exit speed from a corner or to pass another car.”
That’s what I want for Valentines Day !
Video after the jump . . .
This is the final piece for my AS art course, a flipbook made entirely out of biro pens. It’s something like 2100 pages long, and about 50 jotter books. I’d say I worked on and off it for roughly 3 weeks. Song is French Cancan by Jaques Offenbach. Hat tip boingboing
Alberto Giacometti: L’Homme qui marche I $104.3 million (sculpture) Pablo Picasso’s Parisian boy smoking a pipe (painting) 1994 for $104.1 million Picasso Dora Maar au chat $95.2 million in 2006 auction Gustav Klimt Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II $87.9 million Francis Bacon’s Triptych $86.3 million in 2008. Hat tip CNN/Money.com
Here are the full run of reader suggested Hendrix videos (from the Valleys of Neptune post): Crosstown Traffic ~~~ Johnny B. Goode ~~~ Third Stone from the Sun ~~~ Rainy Day, Dream Away – Still Raining, Still Dreaming ~~~ Like A Rolling Stone @ Monterey Pop ~~~ Dire Straits & Bob Dylan – All Along…Read More