Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Dysprosium
February 11, 2012, 06:00
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A rare earth metal controlled by China. Japan will try to use less.

http://news.yahoo.com/japan-slash-heavy-rare-earth-china-tightens-grip-093552135.html

Dysprosium is the rare earth metal for Dystopia. I learned that in my Dysprosium symposium which meets Tuesdays and Thursdays.



Liquid coolant might be culprit in Volt battery fires
December 8, 2011, 04:49
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Behemoth liquid-cooled GM Volt batteries may catch fire after crashes.

http://www.mlive.com/auto/index.ssf/2011/12/ap_source_coolant_leak_likely.html



The battery pack in this Lotus-looking Tesla weighs 1500 pounds
November 19, 2011, 03:31
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…according to its owner. Ouch..

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Hybrids are heavy, safer for occupants
November 18, 2011, 21:50
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Hybrids are heavy, so they’re safer for those inside of them. The people in the other car, or on the bike, or sidewalk, on the other hand, get bludgeoned harder. It’s a zero sum game.

click for pdf — Insurance Institute for Highway Safety




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