When investigators look through the wreckage of a crashed airplane, one of the first things they search for is the "black box" (which is actually painted orange), because it recorded what happened to the plane during its last half hour of its flight, and also records cockpit conversations during that period of time. Now congress wants cars to carry boxes that record the same type of information. Legislators want to pass a bill in congress that will make these mandatory on all cars by 2015.

However, what they don’t realize is that most cars already record this data if they are involved in an accident, and that this information can be read by anyone who knows how to do it.
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Your next environmentally friendly car may come from India instead of Japan.vBest news of all is the price: Green Energy News reports that the air powered cars will sell for between $2,500 and $5,000. No information about when they?ll be available in the US though. Don’t forget where you heard about global warming FIRST?while everyone else was still denying it. Help us keep the truth alive: subscribe today!

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Newswise – Perdue University researchers, who told us how to wash clothes so they emerge much drier, have now turned their attention to how to save gas. It turns out that the way you drive can make your car much more gas efficient?even if you don’t have a hybrid.

Mechanical engineer Heather L. Cooper has several suggestions that will improve gas mileage. When running the air conditioner, use the recirculation setting to minimize the energy necessary to maintain a constant temperature in the vehicle. Setting the air conditioner at a comfortable temperature and not adjusting it will use less fuel than turning it on and off as needed.
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