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  • Electric Cars - 1,506 words
    Electric Cars Electric Cars History: Early electric vehicles may have appeared as early as 1830. Scottish inventor Robert Davidson constructed the world's first prototype electric vehicle in 1837, but historians generally credit J.K. Starley, an English inventor, and Fred M. Kimball of Boston with building the first practical electric cars in 1888. Later in the in the decade, William Morrison of Des Moines, Iowa, constructed his version of the electric vehicle in 1891. His vehicle required 24 storage battery cells, took 10 hours to charge, and could run for 13 hours. It could carry up to 12 people and had a 4-horsepower motor. His car could reach speeds up to 14 miles per hour. Morrison, how ...
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  • Electric Cars - 772 words
    electric cars narangerel Privately Owned Gasoline Powered Vehicles Should Be Limited The automobile has become a very important part of today's society. It is a necessity to own or to have access to a car in order to keep up with all of the competition of the business world, and also one's social demands. Most people would not be able to travel around a country or the world without this incredible machine, for it provides freedom and mobility, even for people who do not own a car. Unfortunately, the car has a very destructive nature. Automobiles make a major contribution to air and noise pollution, the depletion of fossil fuels, and the abnormalities in children and adults due to lead poison ...
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  • Electric Cars - 224 words
    Electric Cars In 1837 the first electric car was built in Scotland by a man named, Robert Davidson. Electric cars were being produced all over in the 1880's when the lead acid battery was perfected. In 1892 in Chicago the first electric car was exhibited creating a new sensation for cars. The first electric racing car was built in Belgian in 1899 and was called La Jamais Contente (Never Satisfied), and set a world land speed record of 68 mph. The 68mph record was broken in 1902 by a gasoline powered car, and the gasoline car has keep the record ever since. In the early 1900's the electric car was favored by women, because the car was quiet, clean, and very easy to start. In 1913 there was tw ...
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  • Electric Cars - 855 words
    Electric Cars In numerous cities across the country, the personal automobile is the single greatest polluter, as emissions from million of vehicles on the road add up. Car pollution is one of the biggest polluters the solution is to have much more efficient vehicles that produce fewer emissions with every mile. So what would be the best thing for cars to run off of in the future? Electric vehicles are the answer to this problem. Electric vehicles or EVs, are vehicles that are powered by an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine (Frequently). EVs use electricity as the "fuel" instead of gasoline or some other combustible fuel. The power for the vehicle is stored in many large ...
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  • Electric Cars - 1,075 words
    ... p seems unnecessary, and an infringement upon the rights of citizens of the United States of America. A third area in which censorship has taken place is in literature. Censorship in literature has increased dramatically in recent years. In fact, from 1991 to 1994, there has been more than a 50% increase in the number of demands that books be banned in schools libraries as well as public libraries(Zeinert, 109). Some of the books being demanded to be removed from libraries nationwide include, Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, Forever, by Judy Blume, and The Bridge to Terabithia, written by Katherine Paterson. These American classics have been removed from shelves due to various re ...
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  • Air And Water - 412 words
    Air And Water A major transition in the modern energy age began in the 1970s, when the big nations industry started to grow up rapidly. The use of oil was very important and overnight, oil prices shot through the roof, and the trend of ever-cheaper, ever-more-plentiful energy sources were in need. Another player on the modern energy stage is nuclear power. An industry that didn't exist 40 years ago is now at a huge amount of production, producing 20 percent of the nation's electricity. Ironically, the industry is fading out. New orders ceased 20 years ago, and as aging plants reach the end of their lives, they are closing, one by one. All the non-renewable energy resources have positive and ...
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  • Automobile Industry - 1,083 words
    ... industry. Consumers are now demanding lower prices and more luxuries in their cars. To deal with this consumer demand, auto manufacturers have begun by lowering employee pay rolls, replacing employees with machines and more capable workers to improve productivity, and many times merge with other companies to better compete in the market. Production growth has been about 2-3 percent for the past few years in the auto industry, and hopefully will continue by implementing new cost efficient procedures. American industries, competing in the international markets, face the problem of a strong dollar compared to the weaker currencies of foreign nations. This means that American cars to foreign ...
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  • Evironmentalism - 2,824 words
    Evironmentalism Evironmentalism: The Next Step Broad Social Change Through Personal Commitment Introduction In the last thirty years, America has witnessed an environmental revolution. New laws like the 1963 Clean Air Act and the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act forged new ground in political environmentalism. Social phenomena like Earth Day, organized by Dennis Hayes in 1970, and the beginning of large-scale recycling, marked by Oregon's 1972 Bottle Bill, have help change the way Americans think about the environment. As we approach the third millennium, however, we must reconsider our place on the planet and reflect on our efforts and progress towards a sustainable society. As global warming b ...
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  • Gas - 807 words
    Gas And Electric Cars As his car warmed up that morning, Alan Wilson stared with amazement at his gas gauge. "I cant believe its on EMPTY again," he ranted. "I just spent twenty bucks last weekend!" Alan sped away from his home toward the gas station before he had to be at work that morning only to find out that the gas prices had been raised again. "Why dont I just burn my money?" he said facetiously. Alan grabbed the nozzle and began the weekly task of filling up the gas tank on his 1970 Ford Maverick with a 302 and dual exhaust. "I need to go buy one of those new Styrofoam pieces of junk that get thirty miles to the gallon," he mumbled to himself. Since the invention of the car, people ha ...
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  • Gas - 807 words
    Gas And Electric Cars As his car warmed up that morning, Alan Wilson stared with amazement at his gas gauge. "I cant believe its on EMPTY again," he ranted. "I just spent twenty bucks last weekend!" Alan sped away from his home toward the gas station before he had to be at work that morning only to find out that the gas prices had been raised again. "Why dont I just burn my money?" he said facetiously. Alan grabbed the nozzle and began the weekly task of filling up the gas tank on his 1970 Ford Maverick with a 302 and dual exhaust. "I need to go buy one of those new Styrofoam pieces of junk that get thirty miles to the gallon," he mumbled to himself. Since the invention of the car, people ha ...
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  • Global Warming - 1,186 words
    Global Warming Global Warming The beginning of the Industrial Revolution brought many new, exciting inventions into our lives to simplify our lives and made them more efficient. Such inventions included cars, household appliances and plants that burn solid waste, fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas, and coal, and wood and wood products for fuel. Before the Industrial Revolution, human activities caused very few gases to be released into the atmosphere, but now scientists say, through the burning of fossil fuels, a large population growth and deforestation, humans are affecting the mixture of gases in the atmosphere. This mixture of gases in the atmosphere is causing the worldwide problem k ...
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  • History Of The Automobile - 788 words
    History of the Automobile History of the Automobile Automobiles are one of the most important and prominent inventions possibly ever created. Without automobiles our lives would be completely changed and different. Automobiles changed the way people traveled and lived. Without cars there would be no drive-ins, drive-thru fast food restaurants, and shopping centers. People depend on their cars whether they're earning their living, or traveling to their dream vacation spot. The United States is the leading producer of automobiles and is often called the "Nation On Wheels." The U.S has become very dependent on cars for transportation. Racing automobiles is also a very popular sport which attrac ...
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  • Hybrid Electric Vehicles, An Evaluation Essay - 1,029 words
    Hybrid Electric Vehicles, An Evaluation Essay A growing dependence on imported oil, along with a heightened concern about the environment, has led to my increased interest in electric cars as an alternative to traditional gas-powered automobiles. True electric vehicles do not seem to achieve the requirements of the American car-buying public because of their high cost, which can be up to $30,000 or more for a compact car (Motavalli 2). Battery systems for electric vehicles are improving, but with their limited range of travel, they are still not feasible for most people. In addition, I believe that the average person making the decision to purchase environmentally friendly vehicles would dem ...
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  • Hydrogen Car - 878 words
    Hydrogen Car The trouble with today's cars is that they still put out a lot of pollution, and use up fossil fuels. One day, we have to run out of fossil fuels. People have been talking about running cars on water for ages. Unfortunately, most of the time, these people are crackpots. But there is a certain amount of truth in what they say. Now I know that trying to predict the future is hard, but I think that an electric car, powered by a fuel cell running on hydrogen, could be a goer! If you remember back in chemistry classes at school, water is H2O. In other words, a molecule of water is made up of two atoms of hydrogen, and one atom of oxygen. If you use energy, and pass electricity throug ...
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  • Nanotechnology: Immortality Or Total Annihilation - 1,116 words
    ... otech could eliminate the need for production conditions that are harmful or difficult to maintain (Roland 31). Moreover, the impact that nanotech will have on production could lead to a never before seen abundance of goods. Costs and labor will all be significantly cheaper. Everyone would be able to use nanotech as a tool for increased efficiency in the area of production (DuCharme 60). The overall effects of nanotech on producing materials were best summed up by Dowie, "This new revolution won't require crushing, boiling, melting, etc. Goods would now be built from the atom up by nanomachines" (4). Nanotech will also be able to benefit us in other ways. One great advantage to nanotech ...
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  • Nuclear Power - 1,263 words
    Nuclear Power We use many sources of energy. One of our major sources is oil. Oil has been around for a long time. It is used in lamps, and it is refined into gas. Plastic products are also made from oil. From the 1900's and up oil has been used mostly in cars and boats. Oil is the most used natural resource we use (ChemCom 155). It is used the most because it is easy to find. The next most used source is nuclear energy. Nuclear power plants started to emerge in the 1950's. Russia had the first power plant (Keeler 39). Nuclear power plants are safe and very clean. Nuclear power is also very efficient. For every one million people in a city a nuclear power plant only needs 3 kilograms of uran ...
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