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Getting More Life Out Of Batteries For Electric Locomotive
2013-01-05 04:39:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new charging algorithm developed by researchers at one US university could help extend battery life in the country's first all-electric, battery-powered locomotive, according to reports. The locomotive in question, Norfolk Southern Railway No. 999, uses batteries similar to those used in automobiles. Its batteries are rechargeable for a time, but ultimately die out, often due to degradation of the power source caused by lead...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.