How Inflation Has Jacked Up The Prices Of Your Favorite Cars

Back in the good old days, a nickel used to buy you a night on the town with your best gal, including a trolley ride, tickets to the latest Clark Gable film and the post-coital pack of cigarettes. Now it doesn't even cover 15 minutes in a downtown parking meter. How did this change over time? It's all part of the… » 10/20/12 12:00pm 10/20/12 12:00pm

Self Inflating Tire Could End Under-Inflation

The Self Inflating Tire is simpler than it sounds, consisting of just two components: a peristaltic pump and a valve that stops over-inflation. Basically, a round tube embedded in the tire's sidewall is compressed at the bottom as the tire rolls, forcing air into the tire. Once it's inflated to the proper pressure the… » 3/26/08 1:15pm 3/26/08 1:15pm