Something about the way these aluminum rims are melted down is putting me into a complete state of hypnosis. It’s just so peaceful, so calm. The destruction. The melt. Look at them go.
If you know anything about cars, you probably salivate a little bit when you hear that something is made out of carbon fiber. It’s highly valued in aviation and automotive use for its lightness and strength. But, unlike aluminum, plastics and steel, it’s also very difficult to recycle. Until now!
Look, we all know it’s inevitable. Cars get old, develop issues, (or don’t make it beyond the test facility) and eventually the love is lost. Watching these expired models slowly get gutted, drained, torn apart, and crushed, however, is still depressing for some reason.
When industries form a symbiotic collaboration, that's always a good thing. Especially when it's environmentally friendly and helps protect athletes from debilitating injuries. Russell Athletic is developing new football shoulder pads, made from recycled carbon fiber used in Boeing's 787 Dreamliners.
The biggest question surrounding the environment impact of zero emission cars is always the amount of energy and natural resources manufacturers use to build them. Nissan's answer to that is recycling.
The only two options that freight trains have for accessing the east side of the Hudson River are to cross a bridge in Albany—140 painstaking miles North of New York City—or to ride a rail barge across the Hudson through the highly efficient marine-rail operation run by NYNJ Rail in Jersey City.
Seeing any car destroyed is heartbreaking. Seeing a car being shoved into the gaping maw of a shredder to feed its ravenous, never-ending hunger is downright scary. I'm not sure if the screaming was coming from the car being eaten alive, or from myself.
Four Loko and other alcohol-infused energy drinks may be too dangerous for human stomachs, but they work just fine in your fuel tank — thanks to a Virginia company recycling them into ethanol for gasoline.
Visitors to China's Green Dream Park—not far from the 2008 Olympics' "Bird's Nest" stadium—are currently being greeted by a 40-foot tall, six ton Optimus Prime made from five truckloads of car and truck spare parts. Take that, Gundam.
A recycled jetliner produces tons of metal and millions of dollars in parts, but a mistake could cost hundreds of lives. Here's how the company that salvaged the plane from Lost does its destructive business.
Fascinating. Horrible. Destructive! Disgusting. Mesmerizing. Crunchy. Awesome. There really aren't enough words. And now, for some strange reason, my teeth hurt.
In today's episode of The Holy-Shit-Gas-is-High Alternative Fuel Chronicles, we encounter researchers in Romania and Turkey that have devised a way to turn the circuit boards from old electronics into a potential fuel source. The process uses a combination of catalysts, high temperatures and chemical filtration to…
As we saw a while back, the onslaught of the all-conquering Toyota Prius has been booting hundreds of once-cherished East Bay Volvo 240s into the local wrecking yards. In some ways it's a shame for such well-built machines to be cast aside like that, but it's a boon to those of us who want to build race cars out of…
There may be no second acts in American lives, but crappy British pop music is now getting a second life in China. Robbie Williams' dancepop album Rudebox wasn't quite what you'd call a hit, leaving about a million copies sitting in an EMI warehouse. The solution? The company crushed the CD's and is sending the…
The Springfield Tire Yard fire has nothing on this. A scrap yard in Mason City, IA caught fire earlier this morning. Flames shot over a hundred feet into the air and firefighters from four neighboring cities were called in to help. It unclear what was the cause of the fire, as the old cars have their batteries, gas…
We're still waiting for Ford to announce massive layoffs and plant closures this morning, but in the time-honored PR tradition of chasing bad news with good, The Detroit News profiles a project within Ford the company hopes will make it more competitive with Toyota and other, er, competitors. The "Piquette Project" as…