"You probably don't think of your car as a developer platform, but Mike Rosack did
Researchers Find That Alligator Fat Could Be a New Source of Biodiesel.
Alligator farming is alive and well in the United States
and elsewhere but traditionally it's all about the animals' skin and meat
. Now it seems that there may also be a use for the 15 million pounds of alligator fat that are currently being deposited in land fills every year: bio diesel.
War is Boring
's Steve Weintz has a two-part article up on mobile nuclear reactors, called Atoms In Motion: Portable Reactors
(part two here
). The links referenced cover planes
, and automobiles
(though calling the last one an "automobile" might be stretching the definition a little.)
The Air Car.
A car that runs on compressed air.
While not a new idea,
the MDI car can reach a speed of 68 mph and has a claimed range of roughly 124 miles. To recharge the tank, the car reportedly needs to be plugged into the grid for 3 to 4 hours or attached to an air pump in a gas station for only 2 minutes.
Is the wind of the future
about to break? Will this technology
pass gas as our urban fuel of choice?