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… » 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 Car?

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… » 3/09/06 3:49pm 3/09/06 3:49pm