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Under the Hood: Tried-and-true design concepts drive Prius
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5/14/2007   2 comments
Upon tearing apart a Toyota Prius--spanking new from the dealer--what strikes an engineer's eye is that this first parallel drive train gas/electric hybrid car is more like other modern vehicles than not. Ignore the large nickel-metal hydride battery tucked out of sight behind the rear seat; filter out the associated starter-motor-like

Japanese researchers propose new material for optical switching
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5/11/2007   Post a comment
Japanese researchers have succeeded in controlling magnetization of an iron-based metal using a single green light. The advance could pave the way for a low-cost, high-speed optical switching device.


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