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2011-04-29 15:17:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's fast. It's lightweight. It gets great mileage. It's a winner. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Tuesday, May 3, at NASA's Langley Research Center, Ron Mathis will present "Design of the Edison2: Very Light Car (VLC)" at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center. Mathis led the engineering team that designed the VLC. In September 2010, Edison2 was awarded the $5 million Progressive Insurance Automotive...

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2010-09-16 13:09:48

Three winners have been announced in Progressive Insurance's $10 million Automotive X Prize, which is a contest that encourages the development of highly efficient, production-ready vehicles. Edison2's "Very Light Car No. 98" won for its innovative use of lightweight materials, its superior aerodynamics and its very low production cost.  Oliver Kuttner, the founder of Edison2, said his target price tag for the vehicle, which gets 102 miles per gallon, is at $20,000. The "Very Light Car...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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