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If Road Is Underwater: Irish Logic Explained

03.13.2012

A listener writes in to school Tom and Ray on the subtleties of Irish logic.

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The Lost Art of Backing Up

03.12.2012

Remember when you had to turn around to look behind you? Thanks in good measure to the jacked-up behemoths that began to roam the land en masse in the ‘Nineties, it’s become a largely futile practice.

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Father vs. Son: The Gas Mileage Debate Continues

03.08.2012

Dan's son thinks that the days of lowering your gas mileage by running the air conditioning are long past, thanks to new high-tech electrical systems in cars these days. Dan is skeptical. Can Tom and Ray declare a winner in this debate?

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The Big Battery Breakthrough

03.07.2012

If Envia Systems’ claims are true, then EV packs will soon cost a fraction of what they do now. And that’s good news the embattled electric car industry needs.

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