F1 Racing to Downsize from V8s to 4-Cylinder Engines in 2013

December 13, 2010 by  
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Photo: Flickr , CC A Smaller VRRRRRRRRRRROOOOMMMM The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council has approved new specs for Formula One, and starting in 2013, F1s will see a huge engines downsizing (more details on this below) and the addition of new fuel-saving technologies.

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More Tips For Riding Your Bike All Winter

December 13, 2010 by  
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Image Credit Brian Hughes/Toronto Star; see full image here Brendan Kennedy of the Star has some terrific tips for winter biking that go beyond borrowing a balaclava from an anarchist friend. Major riding tips include riding more slowly, anticipating stops, reducing tire pressure and turning safely: In particularly snowy or icy conditions, lateral force will not take as strongly to the r… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Wild Progenitors of Key Domesticated Food Crops To Be Collected, Catalogued & Saved in Vault

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photo: IRRI Images / Creative Commons One of the groups behind the Arctic doomsday seed preservation vault (that’s not its official name…), the Global Crop Diversity Trust , has another plan in store for helping humanity survive the coming changes to our climate that will push our food production capabilities to the brink.

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India’s National Solar Mission, 20 GW of Anti-Poor & Anti-Democratic Policy Implementation?

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photo: technicolorcavalry / Creative Commons India’s National Solar Mission is certainly impressive in ambition: Over one gigawatt installed by 2013 and over 20 GW installed over about the next decade. So what’s not to like about it

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