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January 3, 2014

 

Close up view of a car's speedometer

Cruisin’ With Technology

While it may seem like magic, your car's cruise control is really just an amazing feat of engineering.

November 21, 2010

 

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Why Did the Deer Cross the Road?

As you are making your Thanksgiving driving over the river and through the woods, be sure to keep clear of the deer!

October 19, 2010

 

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What Happens When You Drive Fast And Fall Down?

The physics of driving and falling (we hope this never happens to you!)

July 22, 2010

 

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Driving Under Pressure: What Happens When You Stop Suddenly

What happens to helium balloons in a car when the car stops suddenly?

June 29, 2010

 

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Henry Ford And His Soybean Car

You may have heard about Henry Ford's "soy car." Did this car exist? How did the soy car work?

May 31, 2010

 

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Why Windows Fog Up on a Cold Day

Don't you hate it when your windows fog up in winter? Want to learn why?

May 12, 2010

 

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How To Calculate Stopping Time And Distance

What is the difference between stopping time and distance?

January 11, 2010

 

A lightning bolt.

Cars And Lightning

Ever wonder what would happen if lightning struck you car? Find out on this Moment of Science.

October 31, 2008

 

Car crash in city streets

Smart Wheels

If a car is about to hit something, it's not capable of slowing down or stopping all by itself. That might change soon, though.

July 3, 2007

 

Traffic jam on Malaysian highway

The Long Commute to Poor Health

Commuting is tough on cars, but the most troubling thing about commuting is the toll it takes on people's health. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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