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    Ohio State University claims another electric speed record with Buckeye Bullet

    2010 Ohio State University Buckeye Bullet – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As they have for the past several years, the kids from Ohio State University made the trek out to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah this month to see how fast they could go without emitting any pollutants. ...

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    Buckeye Bullet 2 claims land speed record for fuel cell vehicles, 300.992 mph

    We first heard about the Buckeye Bullet 2 about two years ago when we were covering the Ford Fusion 999 land speed record project. The student engineering team from The Ohio State University was collaborating with engineers from Ford and the two teams shared data on improving performance of the ...

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    Hertz puts the hurt on Zipcar at OSU

    The Ohio State University like a few alt-fuel cars: the Buckeye Bullet 2, hydrogen-powered golf carts and Zipcar/Flexcar. Well, scratch that last one. OSU has decided to give the campus car-sharing contract to Connect by Hertz instead of Zipcar. The exact reason for the switch was not disclosed, ...

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    The Ohio State University studies the impact on our air from light trucks, SUVs and minivans

    We often write about the problems associated with the huge numbers of light trucks, SUV's and minivans here in America. It's true: The highest volume of vehicles sold are trucks like the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, Dodge Ram, Nissan Titan and now the new Toyota Tundra. Minivans are still pretty ...

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    Ohio State University: fuel cells use cow-power. Or, puke for power?

    Let's just get this out of the way first. EWWWWW (not ewe)! OK, done. I'm not entirely sure what "rumen fluid" is, but I already don't like the sound of it. Apparently, it is fluid from the largest chamber of a cow stomach. Reseachers at Ohio State are using the "microbe-rich" fluid, which is ...

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    Ohio State develops dye-sensitive solar cells at 25% the cost of silicon cells

    We love solar power due to the fact that it could potentially power your electric car completely carbon free. Well, besides what would be emitted by the creation of the solar cells in the first place, but that topic is for another time. Although solar cells are not efficient enough yet to make it ...

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    The Buckeye Bullet 2 - A hydrogen fuel cell land speed record car

    In the interest of full disclosure, let me first tell you all that I am a huge Buckeye fan. I do live in Ohio, mind you, and I grew up in a family which always had a full supply of Ohio State paraphernalia to choose from. Please, do me a big favor, and let this one mention of the state of Florida ...

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    The Ohio State University granted $1.6 million by Department of Energy for hydrogen research

    It is no secret that the "hydrogen economy," as proposed, requires very large amounts of hydrogen if it will ever come to reality. One reason proponents of hydrogen as fuel wish to pursue their ideas is because hydrogen is in no short supply, being that it is a part of water, helping to make it the ...

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    Wired NextFest Report: Wrap-up and more advanced vehicles

    (Editor's note: to read the rest of Derrick's NextFest coverage, click here)Overall, Wired's NextFest certainly wasn't the Paris Motor Show, nor was it meant to be. Instead, it was a gathering of new technologies in many different fields. On the positive side, I'd say that if there was any ...

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    WIRED NextFest Report: Ohio State's 300+ mph electric car

    The very first exhibit just beyond the turnstiles at WIRED's NextFest was Ohio State's 31-foot long, 2-foot wide electric car named the Buckeye Bullet. Its claim to fame: the fastest electric car in the world. In May 2000, a group of engineering students at Ohio State began building an electric ...

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    Wired NextFest Report: Overview

    Just got back from NextFest. Dubbed Wired's version of a new world's fair, NextFest brought together more than 130 exhibitors bearing new technologies in a plethora of fields from all over the globe. Given that it's being held just 3 short subway stops from my apartment, I couldn't quite think of a ...


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