Monday, April 15, 2013

Yet another eco-friendly pipe dream

So, some dufus says he invented a car that runs on air:

Yeah, that sounds great, except they never explain how much energy it takes to compress the air in the first place; after all, that energy is what will ultimately power his car, not the air itself.  Sorry, hippies, but there's no such thing as a perpetual motion machine.  The energy has to come from somewhere.  This car was a cute idea, but it takes a lot more than just a cute idea and sharing a birthday with Jules Verne to rewrite the laws of physics.

(By the way, what are the chances that a minor fender bender could cause the car's air tanks to explode?)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Council Has Spoken!

This week's results for the Watcher's Council vote are in, they've been posted over at Watcher of Weasels.  The winning council entry for the week was "Appomattox: The Fire Is Quenched" by Joshuapundit, and the winning non-council entry for the week was Sarah Palin's post "The Grocer's Daughter" over at National Review Online.  Congrats!

Update:  Last week's winners can be found here.