Archive for May 5th, 2008:
The Darwin Awards is a website that chronicles deaths that the site owner feels prove the theories of Darwin. The motto of the site is “Honoring those who improve the species…by accidentally removing themselves from it.” Depending upon your personality, you’ll either find the site extremely humorous or disgustingly morbid and inappropriate. Personally, I feel that if comedy doesn’t offend some one, it isn’t really funny. The site has been around since 2004 and excerpts from the site exist in several chain letters you may have received over the years. I make it a point to visit once a year or so to check out all the updates.
At $250,000 each to produce, hydrogen fuel cell cars are too expensive to be practical yet, but the technology does exist and it does work. These cars use no petroleum and emit zero greenhouse gases. The government needs to provide more incentives and rebates for hydrogen fuel cell research so the cost can be brought down to something more reasonable.
May 1 – General Motors calls it one answer to the problem of America’s heavy dependence on foreign oil– Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles.
The cars– still in development – use no petroleum and release zero greenhouse gases. They will be test driven for the next two months by about a hundred motorists in Washington, New York and Southern California– as part GM’s “Project Driveway.”
May 2 – Tesla Motors is opening its first car store at the launch of the new Tesla Roadster, the newest fully electric vehicle available in America.
The Tesla — a two seater– can travel 0 to 60 miles per hour in just over 3 seconds and over 200 miles on one charge– and has no emissions.