Idle-off capability: The engine turns itself off when the car is stopped at a light or in traffic, and turns back on when you move your foot to the gas pedal.Regenerative braking: A portion of the energy normally lost during braking is converted into electricity, recharging the car's battery.Power assist and engine downsizing: The electric motor helps propel the car, particularly during acceleration, and since the motor and engine share the power load, the engine's size can be reduced, helping to save more fuel.Electric-only drive: The electric motor can power the car and drive at low speeds.Extended battery-electric range: The car can drive solely on electric power for 20 to 60 miles before the gasoline engine is needed. The car's battery has to be recharged by plugging it in to an outside source.According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, a science advocacy group, "mild" hybrids such as Honda's Civic Hybrid utilize all of the first three technologies above. "Full" hybrids, … [Read more...] about The Energy Debates: Hybrid Vehicles
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But the standout feature here is the 5G connectivity, with the phone powered by Samsung's in-house Exynos 980 chipset. It delivers the same level of performance as the Snapdragon 765G, and you also get 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage along with a MicroSD card slot. … [Read more...] about Samsung’s best-selling budget 5G phone is just $350 for Cyber Monday
Anything that helps to keep control of your smart home inside your home is worthwhile. Letting you continue to issue certain voice commands even if the internet goes out, and improved response times are great, too. While the Nest Mini doesn't have the audio output jack that allows you to connect Echo Dots to better-quality speakers, it's still one of our favorite devices -- particularly for people who already use Google services like Gmail and Calendar with any regularity. Read our Google Nest Mini review. … [Read more...] about The best smart home devices for 2020: Amazon, Google and Apple race to control your home
In the 19th century, a fax machine's stylus moved over a document that was held in place. Each document had a message that was written in ink coated with a treated dry resin known as shellac powder. "As your stylus goes, most of the line will be blank, but then it hits shellac, which raises the stylus and sends a beep to say there's something here, there's black here," Coopersmith told Live Science. Today, faxes optically scan documents without physically touching them. These machines shine a light, which reflects off of the black (or printed) areas of the surface but not the white (or blank) areas. … [Read more...] about How do fax machines work?
Starting today, you can get cash vouchers for that old gas-guzzling clunker under the new $1 billion federal Car Allowance Rebate System. All you have to do is trade your old car in on a new one at a participating dealer and the cash will be applied to your purchase. … [Read more...] about Cash for Clunkers: Smart or Stupid?