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Old 05-21-2007, 02:03 PM   #61
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Doesn't KTM already make a diesel powered supermoto?
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:03 PM   #62
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(in other words, I've been watching this for months - since Daimler and GM were in negotiations over the possible sale, and didn't just Google it 5 minutes ago)
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:04 PM   #63
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It's the Northwest - if you don't ride in the rain - you don't ride.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:06 PM   #64
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socko owns six of them

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Old 05-21-2007, 02:07 PM   #65
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If I didn't have a budding engineering mind I don't know what I would do with myself.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:07 PM   #66
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Well, why don't you go stand in the middle of it and see what comes barreling-down on you.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:10 PM   #67
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Yep I know.. When I ride it messes up my suit..and I need a hard pack for my computer.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:13 PM   #68
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My dad knows farmers that used biodiesel in the '70s and '80s in their farm equipment. They switched back to petrodiesel when it became cheaper again.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:18 PM   #69
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Wind Power Construction Grows 27%

"Washington, D.C.-based American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reported in April that installed wind-generating capacity grew 27% in 2006. This increase was led by Texas, which surpassed California as the state with the most capacity. Washington doubled its capacity, moving up two spots to No. 5. Wind farms exist in 36 states, says a report issued by the National Academy of Sciences. According to the report, wind farms could generate 2% to 7% of the nation's electricity within 15 years. On the heels of this report, Denmark-based wind-turbine maker, Vestas, announced it will build a $60 million plant this spring in Windsor, Colo., to produce 1,200 wind turbine blades per year."


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Old 05-21-2007, 02:22 PM   #70
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Default And ANOTHER!!!

[i]WFU Researchers Increase Efficiency of Plastic Cells



"Researchers at Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Wake Forest University (WFU) have increased the efficiency of plastic solar cells to more than 6%, double the previous standard. The plastic solar cells could make it easier and less expensive for consumers to use solar energy for heat and electricity. According to the center, the increase in efficiency came by creating 'nano-filaments' within the plastic, which allowed the researchers to create thicker solar cells that absorb more sunlight. A solar cell uses that light to stimulate electrons within the solar cell. The stimulated electrons generate an electrical current, which can then be passed into calculators, car batteries, and other devices through an external circuit. The technological advance came after nearly four years of research.



Plastic solar cells are lighter and cheaper than traditional silicon solar panels. 'Plastics are here,' says David Carroll, director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at WFU. 'Plastics can do the same job that silicon can do. You've now got a device that's good enough to start thinking about a commercial product.'



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