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2009-01-28 11:32:00

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results of vehicle check-up events at community car care events across the country in April and October 2008 revealed that 80 percent of vehicles need service or parts, the Car Care Council reported today. The unsatisfactory condition of vehicles also reinforces the continued need for consumer education about the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair. An analysis of vehicle inspection forms, submitted from event...

2009-01-15 16:33:00

As Midpoint of Winter, Groundhog Day Can Serve as Annual Driver Safety Check HOUSTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A report released in June 2008 concluded that nearly a quarter of all automobile accidents occur in rainy and wet weather(1). According to Rain-X, accidents in wet weather may in part be attributed to the nearly 78 percent of motorists that only change their wiper blades after the blades begin to impair visibility and become a potential safety hazard(2). "Ninety percent of driving...

2008-10-09 18:00:24

By SCOTT A. MAY In an age of corporate greed run amok, "Flash of Genius" is perfectly timed but imperfectly played, offering only sporadic sparks of dramatic depth and character empathy. Based on a true story, the script was penned by the late Philip Railsback - brother of "Helter Skelter" actor Steve Railsback - adapted from a New Yorker article by John Seabrook. Veteran producer Marc Abraham ("The Commitments,""Children of Men") makes his directing debut with this feature, and it shows....

2008-10-05 15:00:15

By AL ALEXANDER MOVIE REVIEW Next time you're driving in a light rain, I want you to think about Robert Kearns as your wipers rhythmically squeak across the windshield. Who's Robert Kearns, you ask? Oh, just the most tenacious inventor who ever lived. Or at least that's the impression "Flash of Genius" projects in methodically chronicling the rise, fall and resurrection of the man who devised the intermittent windshield wiper. How significant is his invention? It's not quite up there...

2008-10-04 03:00:12

Joseph Regenstein invented the window envelope. Richard Drew invented Scotch Tape. And a man named Robert Kearns invented the intermittent windshield wiper. It's an unheralded bit of technology, but one that makes our lives more pleasant. Before the intermittent windshield wiper, in a light rain we had to turn the wipers on and off, on and off. Although the device itself holds a certain technological geek interest, the story of its invention is not typically the stuff of movies. It's what...

2008-10-04 00:00:18

By Michael Machosky "Flash of Genius" is a drama based on Robert Kearns, the guy who invented the intermittent windshield wiper in the 1960s. Sorry, but despite the bold attempt to take on such an inherently undramatic subject -- and much as Greg Kinnear and company try -- this movie is about as exciting as it sounds. Still, underdog stories always have a powerful and obvious appeal. And Kearns (Kinnear) is certainly an underdog. The Detroit- area professor and enthusiastic inventor...

2008-10-03 09:00:21

By Jeff Vice Deseret News FLASH OF GENIUS -- ** -- Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney; rated PG-13 (profanity, vulgarity, brief drugs) "Flash of Genius" takes an uninteresting idea -- on the surface, at least -- and actually makes it even less interesting than it already would be. (For those who are wondering, it's a film about a controversy about exactly who invented the intermittent windshield wiper for automobiles. Not exactly the kind of stuff to pique audience interest.)...

2008-10-01 21:00:15

By Roger Moore "Flash of Genius" is a film biography that lacks the flash of inspiration, the sting of wit, the pangs of pathos. The story of the guy who invented the intermittent windshield wiper isn't a bad film. But producer-turned-director Marc Abraham, and the writers and star Greg Kinnear, don't give us a reason to care about the lonely, dull quest of the inventor to be paid, and get credit, for the device that changed rainy-day driving forever. It's a toothless "Tucker," a movie...

2008-08-28 21:00:25

By JAMES VERNIERE Skeptics probably expected the Boston Film Festival to run aground after last year. But the Festival (Sept. 12-17) is ba-a- ack, although it will move from AMC Boston Common to the considerably less accessible Landmark Kendall Square Cinema in . . . Cambridge. The opening night feature is Ed Harris' "Appaloosa," a high- powered Western co-starring Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Jeremy Irons and Renee Zellweger. And the closing night is "Flash of Genius" with Greg Kinnear as...

2005-11-17 08:59:09

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. on Thursday said it was recalling nearly 224,000 vehicles because their windshield wipers may malfunction. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the windshield wiper motor on the vehicles may have been produced without grease being applied to the output shaft gear. Inoperative windshield wipers could cause a crash due to impaired visibility, NHTSA said. Ford spokeswoman Kristen Kinley said no accidents or injuries had been...


Latest Windscreen wiper Reference Libraries

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2010-11-15 19:52:11

The windshield wiper is a device used to clear rain and debris from a windshield. Almost every major vehicle is equipped with wipers, and most of the time they are a legal requirement. The wiper usually consists of an arm that pivots at one end with a long rubber blade attached to the other. The blade swings back and forth over the glass clearing water from the surface. Usually the speed can be adjusted with several different speeds. Most autos have two synchronized radial type arms, while...

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