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Clean Car Wars

Clean Car Wars

In Clean Car Wars: How Honda and Toyota are Winning the Battle of the Eco-Friendly Autos (2008), Yozo Hasegawa provides a compelling overview of the current landscape of the automotive industry and how that landscape came to be.

Everyday Q&A: How does Velcro work?

Everyday Q&A: How does Velcro work?

Like many inventions, Velcro was inspired by nature. During a hunting trip in 1941, Swiss engineer George de Mestral noticed that burrs of burdock plants kept sticking to his clothes and his dog’s fur.

Debunking the Science of House, M.D.

Debunking the Science of House, M.D.

The scientific explanations of the Fox medical show “House, M.D.” are supposedly grounded in fact. However, to what extent is this the case?