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Companies are tinkering with the trusty old internal combustion engine design to boost fuel economy. Scuderi Group says its split-cycle design and air hybrid improves MPG by more than 50 percent.
The PowerPC RAD750 chip at the heart of the Curiosity Mars rover's central computer can withstand temperature extremes and massive doses of space radiation without the dreaded 'blue screen of death.'
CAFE standards are set to double by 2025, a fuel economy mandate which will push automakers to adopt more efficient engines, start-stop hybrids, and hybrids.
Hybrid engines aren't the only way to improve fuel efficiency. Scuderi Group unveiled a cutaway of its Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine prototype at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 2009 World Congress in Detroit.
Chrysler days away from bankruptcy? The 100 mpg Hummer H3, the Peapod car uses the iPhone for just about everything, and we soak up the fumes trackside at Laguna Seca.