Thursday, June 16, 2005

Hydrogen Powered "Motorcycles"

Via USA Today:
While attention has been focused on developing pollution-free hydrogen-powered cars, Intelligent Energy and some others have turned instead to two-wheeled transportation.

The firm, which is relocating to Los Angeles from London, says the motorcycle's fuel cell develops the equivalent of eight horsepower, good for speeds up to 50 miles an hour. The cycle has a range of about 100 miles on a tank of fuel. Currently, a hydrogen fill-up would cost about $3, says the cycle's project director, Andy Eggleston.
8 horsepower with a 100 mile range? No, thank you.

Hat tip Fark.

UPDATE: Here's a related site that Mike Werner found on electric motorcycles. Lots of info there about hydrogen bikes as well. Again, no, thank you.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Kellen Winslow Surgery, Consequences

Browns tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. had successful surgery Tuesday to repair the right knee ligament he tore in a motorcycle accident.


Winslow, who will miss the 2005 season, was already at home recovering, the Browns said. He will begin a rehabilitation program immediately. Typically, players with Winslow's type of injury take nine months to recover.

On Monday, Winslow disclosed for the first time that in addition to the knee injury, he lacerated his liver and kidney, bruised his right shoulder and cracked a bone in his upper right leg in the crash.
Winslow will most likely have to return a portion of his signing bonus as a result of breaking the "dangerous activities" clause in his contract.

If you think about it, that's not that high a price to pay. He should thank his lucky stars he's not up for this year's Darwin Awards.

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