Thursday, January 19, 2012

100mpg: Ford Fusion Energi

Detroit Auto Show: Will Ford's New Car Really Get 100 Miles Per Gallon? - (MIT) Technology Review

The "Energi" looks great, similar to
Aston Martin V12 Vantage

MSRP from $180,535

The main competition: Hyundai Sonata (I think)

Hyundai Sonata ranks 3rd among midsize sedans in August 2011 auto sales
Hyundai Sonata: 21,399, Honda Accord: 22,506; Toyota Camry: 29,599.

Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can launch a new Amazon DynamoDB database table, scale up or down their request capacity for the table without downtime or performance degradation, and gain visibility into resource utilization and performance metrics.

New service for Amazon’s cloud about to be directly exposed: DynamoDB

Build Your First Robot for $100

Build Your First Robot - With Plans and Step-by-Step Instructions - Popular Mechanics


Toyota Prius v Side-by-Side Comparison

Toyota Side-by-Side Comparison

The size of this vehicle is almost the same to the first generation of Honda Odyssay,
but the fuel economy is 2x better.
This is 16 years of efficiency improvements...

Prius v Takes Me Past and Present @MotorTrend