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Product of the Day: The $100k Tesla

May 7th, 2008

Technically, this is strictly an engineering story. But since engineering is nothing other than the application of science, in this case, at least physics, aerodynamics, chemistry, and electrodynamics, we thought you wouldn’t complain.

I mean, take a look, it’s beautiful.

In case you haven’t heard, this is a Tesla, a 100% battery operated car. A fast one at that. And if you had the wherewithal to reserve a Tesla and set aside slightly over $100k to burn and eventually own one, at least you wouldn’t also have to worry about burning anything else, that is, in the name of global warming.

Word on the street is, the Tesla is ready for sale. Today. In Los Angeles.

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Two Reasons to Tune in to TV This Tuesday

April 21st, 2008

Despite its status as a high-end sports car, most of us wouldn’t give a thumbs up after taking in a few whiffs from a Corvette’s exhaust.  But, most of us aren’t the Car Guys from Car Talk.  And most of us don’t have access to what I assume is a fuel-cell powered vehicle.

If you listen to NPR, it’s likely you know of Tom and Ray, the automotive geniuses on Car Talk. They’re staring in a new episode of NOVA this Tuesday appropriately titled, “Car of the Future”.  If you don’t listen to Car Talk, you probably aren’t in TinySci’s demographic, so no worries.

They’re reason #1 to watch TV on Tuesday. Read more…

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