electric vehicles

How do Fully Electric Vehicles Work?

If you’re going to consider buying an electric vehicle, chances are good that you’d like to know a little bit more about how it works. It’s not just enough to see them on a test drive, or to walk around the car lot a few times. What you will need to do is look at how they work, how efficient they are, and whether or not they’re going to fit your lifestyle. For example, if you live in a really...

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4 Cool All Electric Vehicles

It’s time to part ways with the gas station. We’ve had gas powered vehicles for well over a hundred years, with very few changes. It’s time to go ahead and cut the cord, pulling you into a whole new world of electric technology. Think that the only thing good in the car world is a Prius? Get ready to be amazed at how far technology has come. 1. Ford Focus Electric The Focus Electric gives you roughly 75 miles at...

Enabling Technology

What is Enabling Technology and how has it changed us?

Enabling technology is an invention or new innovation that can be applied to drive radical change in the capabilities of a user or culture. These are fast developing technologies that range in various fields. In Lehman’s terms; something created to advance society. In order to provide a better understanding, we’ve put together some of the most significant enabling technologies: Glasses – If you travel all the way back to 1 A.D. (1 is not a typo), the first written record...

Climate Change

Climate Change

I am not going to go into details about impacts of climate change, for example where it warms most, where it doesn’t warm much or where a semi-arid climate changes to arid but instead I will just be looking at the big picture. If you want a much fuller description of global warming then this wikipedia article is a good place to start. The main points are: Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide are being emitted into the atmosphere as pollution...

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Potential Risks of Potassium Carbonate Poisoning

Potassium carbonate is found mostly in glass and various types of soap, including hand soap or dishwasher detergent. There is no indication that this chemical may be carcinogenic or mutagenic, but it can be toxic if in contact with skin and eyes, swallowed or inhaled. CONTACT WITH SKIN When in contact with skin, potassium carbonate causes irritation, particularly after prolonged exposure. First aid procedures include removal of any contaminated items of clothing or shoes, followed by rinsing the affected area...