Barack Obama And Mitt Romney Are Both Wrong About Dog-Powered Windmill …

Today, President Obama was in Iowa, talking about his energy policies, including wind power. He reminded the crowd that Republican candidate Mitt Romney said of wind power "You can't drive a car with a windmill on it," and then Obama used that to get in a little zinger, saying "I don't know if he's actually tried that. I… » 8/14/12 2:00pm 8/14/12 2:00pm

How Did This Man Not Die After a 1-Ton Metal Shack Fell On Top of Him?

This is insane. A freakishly powerful gust of wind blew a 1-ton metal shack off the ground and onto a man. You can see the shack rolling, hitting power cables, knocking the man over and presumably smashing a car too. I don't know how you can still be alive after dealing with that metal shack on top of you but… » 4/14/11 4:20pm 4/14/11 4:20pm

Tilting at Filling Stations: Could a Wind Turbine Power an Electric…

In case you hadn't noticed, none of us here at Jalopnik is a physicist. That's clearly evident by one of our early inventions, inspired by a Popeye cartoon; that is, a sailboat powered by an on-board electric fan. It didn't work, and we narrowly escaped electrocution. We recalled our ill-conceived efforts as one reader … » 3/09/06 3:49pm 3/09/06 3:49pm