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'Mythbusters' Claim Cars Are Greener Than Motorcycles
2011-10-02 06:16:40

This past Wednesday's episode of the popular Discovery Channel television show 'Mythbusters' took on the challenge of whether or not cars or motorcycles were the greener type of vehicles -- with results that may surprise some RedOrbit readers. According to USA Today's Chris Woodyard, the program took three cars and three motorcycles (one of each from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s) and ran them through a battery of tests. Hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, as well as University of...

2011-08-12 00:00:01

Ensure safety and comfort of your child with mom invented NuComfortâ“ž¢ Memory Foam stroller pad and seat liner: the first smart stroller liner offering orthopedic support for a truly luxurious ride. Morganville, NJ (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 In the first few years of their lives, children spend a substantial amount of time in their strollers, stroller bassinets, car seats and cribs which do not provide proper support and comfort. Newborns and infants in particular...

2011-07-11 02:00:00

CHICAGO, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, and modding guru Benjamin J. Heckendorn, a.k.a. Ben Heck, create the ultimate "lazy man's" gaming tool on the latest episode of "The Ben Heck Show." The newest modding feat - an automatic video game disc changer - gives gaming junkies access to multiple discs at one time, resulting in uninterrupted game play. (Photo:...

2011-06-23 00:00:29

Kolcraft is hosting a week long Twitter contest entitled "Ode to the Optima" to celebrate the release of their lightweight Contours Optima Tandem Stroller. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 Today's parents deserve a stroller that can not only accommodate a growing family, but is also lightweight and easy to use. Kolcraft, an industry leader in the USA-based design and engineering of stroller products, has released its Contours® Optima Tandemâ“ž¢ stroller...

2011-06-22 13:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As gas prices challenge historic highs, the Motorcycle Industry Council announced recently that sales for motor scooters jumped almost 50 percent (49.6) for the first three months of 2011. Allstate Insurance internal data suggests female riders may be leading the trend. Almost three times more women requested quotes for scooter insurance in 2010 versus men. With the lines blurring between motorcycles and scooters based on engine size -...

2011-05-25 12:01:00

Consumers Union CEO Jim Guest joins Transportation Secretary LaHood, EPA Administrator Jackson for unveiling of new labels in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, today said the Obama administration's new fuel-efficiency labels for automobiles will provide important, easy-to-read information to help people compare and shop for new vehicles. Jim Guest, the President and CEO of Consumers Union,...

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2011-05-24 09:53:11

This project, known as e-Moto, was created and developed by LGN Tech Design, a spin-off company that has its origins in a line of research begun in the Laboratorio de Máquinas (MAQLAB "“ Machine Laboratory) of UC3M and receives support from the University's Vice-Chancellor's Office of Research through the Business Incubator UC3M Science Park. "The technology that we have developed is a result of the design of a platform for the modeling, analysis and evolution of racing...

2011-05-18 23:01:00

TUSTIN, Calif., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoPacific today announced its 15th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) to help consumers make informed vehicle purchase decisions. Carmakers are constantly improving their products and relationships with their customers. They communicate their success by citing the satisfaction of their owners. "Proof of satisfied customers is as good as gold," says George Peterson, president of AutoPacific. "We've found that more than one-third of...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'