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Shai Agassi: A new ecosystem for electric cars

Shai Agassi: A new ecosystem for electric cars

So how would you run a whole country without oil? That’s the question that sort of hit me in the middle of a Davos afternoon about four years ago. It never left my brain. And I started playing with it more like a puzzle. The original thought I had: this must be ethanol. So I […]

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World’s Largest Lemon Battery- Lemon powered Supercar

I was challenged to create electricity to support this beast It’s Volkswagens carbon-fiber dual engine Faster than a Formula one electric supercar For the upcoming infamous 12 and 1/2 mile Pikes Peak race to the top of a really high mountain in Colorado And they gave me no further instructions on how they wanted it […]

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Make a Spot Welder for Cheap!!

Make a Spot Welder for Cheap!!

A typical resistance spot welder like this can range in price from around $200 to over $800! That’s a little out of my price range, so for this project let’s make this one from common materials, and for just a few bucks! This modified transformer is the heart of the Spot Welder, and you might […]

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The ‘duck curve’ is solar energy’s greatest challenge

The ‘duck curve’ is solar energy’s greatest challenge

When you flip a light switch, you expect it to work right? All of your appliances work, because your power company has electricity ready to transmit. For a lot of customers. And utility companies have gotten really good at anticipating that demand. But a rise in solar energy production is making their jobs a bit […]

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Jump Start a Car with AA Batteries

Jump Start a Car with AA Batteries

Hi, in half an hour. I have this presentation at work sharing my ideas and findings. That’s gonna blow everyone’s minds. They’re gonna look past my unibrow and see me for the genius I am. I’ll finally get the recognition I deserve Let’s do this! The car battery is dead. Well I have a few […]

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DESTROYING A CAR IN MY FRONT YARD!
Kinetic Energy Can Recharge A Car’s Battery, Here’s How (360 Video)

Kinetic Energy Can Recharge A Car’s Battery, Here’s How (360 Video)

Hey guys, Trace here for DNews. San Francisco is notoriously hilly and when you’re going up and down those hills, you get potential energy and kinetic energy and it gets wasted if you don’t harvest it back from your environment which brings us to something called regenerative braking. Before we get to the science of […]

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Electric Cars: Conversations with T. Boone Pickens

Electric Cars: Conversations with T. Boone Pickens

Boone: � � � � � �I really feel like I am helping do something for this country. � � � � � � � � � � � � When you get down to it, it�s very, very simple.� This is all about us. Brian: � � � � � � �Hi, I�m Brian […]

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The Truth About Wireless Charging

The Truth About Wireless Charging

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Brilliant.org: a problem solving website that helps you think like an engineer. There is over four billion mobile phone users in the world, a figure that is expected to grow to five billion by the end of the decade. We’ve all become hugely dependent on […]

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Cranking a Car with Super Capacitors (Supercap)

Cranking a Car with Super Capacitors (Supercap)

Hi. I have jump started my car with AA batteries before, but now I want to try and see if I can jump start with supercapacitors or supercaps. As we know, capacitors hold electric charge like a battery. What’s so super about these? This is a 100 millifarad, 6.3 volt electrolytic capacitor, but this is […]

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