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Perpetual energy for electric cars?


I saw a few weeks ago a video from Tesla Motors and their Model S (which I love…) I realized this was actually the future, only the sound of the tires on the streets without no smoke! How wonderful! But there is one thing, you still have to charge it.

I’m no engineer, but I have an idea:

What if the batteries are only used to break the inertia and, after reaching certain speed, the engine would power it self until you slow down. Maybe there is some lost of energy, but the time between recharges would be greater than they are are now.

Or maybe they should have 2 packs of batteries, one of them would being used for moving, while the movement of the car (through a power generator engine using the wheels and magnets? maybe…) charges the other pack only until they are fully charged. Once one pack is deployed, the system would start using the second one and also start recharging it for later use.

Do you think it would work? I hope so…

 
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Posted by on 27/08/2013 in Fun

 

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28 ways to be Austrian


Alejandro:

this is just genius!

Originally posted on Austrian Adaptation:

In honour of the fact that this is my 28th post, on the week of my 28th birthday I feel its appropriate to celebrate that number with a short guide to the hilarious/awesome/crazy things i’ve noticed from my first year living in Austria. These are the little things you need to embrace to truly uncover your inner Austrian!

1.Be on time. They really, really like being on time. The Germans and the Swiss have the more famous reputation but God help you if you’re not on time to meet an Austrian. For an Austrian, to be 5 minutes early  is to be on time. You have been warned!

2. Speak Austrian Deutsch. The language spoken here is technically German, but an Austrian variety. So a Potato is an Kartoffeln in Deutsch, but Erdäpfel in Austrian. German apricots are Aprikose, Austrian ones are Marillen, German tomatoes are Tomaten, a

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Posted by on 26/08/2013 in Fun

 

She is in my eyes…


Once I went to visit dear friend (also it’s my ex) and we walked a little bit. I took off my camera and she made a really nice picture. I never thought it would be this good :D

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Posted by on 06/10/2012 in Photography

 

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What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?


this is a very interesting question! What if? Well, this question, made by Ellen McManis, was answered in xkcd’s blog.

Although it’s a vey long answer, it’s amazingly interesting to know what would happen! I wasn’t expecting that much information. It was actually fun :)

Read the whole post here

 
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Posted by on 05/10/2012 in Fun

 

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is DuckDuckGo getting THAT good?


I like the DDG search engine, it looks good and gets the job done (well, most of the time…). I have been using it for a long time now and I can actually say that I’m using it more and more than Google. The problem is when I want results only one year old, of 6 months old, but not from 5 years ago, that’s when I have to back to the big G, but this doesn’t happen all the time, so I is nothing that keeps me away from DDG,

DuckDuckGo minimalistic design

But its simple and minimalistic design makes me want to use it more and more! Yes, I know Google has almost the same start page, but there is something I like about DDG, I don’t know why though.

You have a lot of options! you can search with Google aswel by adding !g at your search query (I use this one when I want to get only new results), Google Images? no problem! just add !gi Google News? !n
For a full list visit the !Bang page ;) (that list is just huge!!)

You want try wat DDG can do for you? check the Goodies page to see all the features ;)

Plus! DDG has been the default search engine in this Linux distributions. Kudos!

So the answer to the question is YES. And? do you like it?

 
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Posted by on 04/10/2012 in Google

 

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Alejandro:

Although I like the Zapfino font, I have to say I wouldn’t use it: I can’t imagine a situation where this font could actually be a good idea, what do you say?

Originally posted on page1 Branding:

We love talking about fonts. Not only are they ubiquitous to life, but they’re the unsung heroes of a good brand. Fonts alone can often define a brand or even a company – think Barbie, Firestone, and KitchenAid. With that said, here’s a list of fonts that should never be used. Forget about them. Don’t underline them. Don’t italicize them. And especially don’t bold them.

1) Papyrus – I’ve seen papyrus in everything from invitations to spas. I’m not sure what the fascination is with italicized ancient handwriting, but last I checked, Egyptians used papyrus to write ON…it wasn’t a font. In fact, hieroglyphs has more appeal than this overused standby. 

2) Comic Sans – The joke is up. This font sucks. Let’s go one step further. All computers after 1999 should have a program to automatically remove this font. If you see Comic Sans, it’s safe to assume the user used Windows 95…

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Posted by on 04/10/2012 in Fun

 

Austrian Fun in Sommer


Summer has some sweet moments, this is one of those (I fell…but you will guess where ;) )

 
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Posted by on 03/10/2012 in Fun

 

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