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Mini-Electric Go-Kart Created By MIT Student
2012-05-10 04:11:11

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com A master's student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has built a miniature electric go-kart named "Chibikart" that can reach a theoretical top speed of 26 mph. Charles Guan worked on the vehicle for three weeks, finishing the 34" by 18" vehicle for a total of about $1750, according to a report by Gizmodo. He wrote on his blog about the process of building the Chibikart, giving plenty of photos and "to-do" instructions on how someone could...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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