Irradiating the Mail: The Anthrax Attacks of 2001

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Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) was already studying how to render anthrax spores harmless through irradiation prior to the mail attacks of 2001. the letter pictured below, which was sent to the National Postal Museum dated 1 December 2001.

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European car market logs best year for alternative fueled vehicles, lowest diesel share since 2001

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Diesel vehicles posted their lowest market share since 2001, as demand fell by double digits in 20 of the 27 markets included in JATO’s analysis, with the biggest drops in the UK (-30%), Scandinavia (-22%) and Benelux (-22%). The European car market remained stable during 2018, as 15.6 million vehicles were registered—just 346 more than in 2017— according to JATO Dyanmics. It was the best result since 2007, when the market peaked with 16.02 million registrations.

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Introduction To Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

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We do our best though, which is how I''ve come to be the proud owner of a 2001 Honda Insight. In the world of automotive journalism, "practice what you preach" is a difficult statement to honor. It just isn''t always possible. Let me explain. Cars are rather expensive objects, so dropping cash on the latest electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid, punchy

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5,000 Miles In Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

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61 mpg is what I''ve managed so far from the 2001 Honda Insight I bought back in March, over a distance of more than 5,000 miles. 61 mpg. That''s the figure everyone will want to know, so that''s the one I''m starting with. That, for the record, is eight miles per gallon better than the figure buyers would have seen on the car''s window sticker back in

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New Data Show Bicycling and Walking in US Up by 25% Since 2001

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The US Department of Transportation released new data from the Federal Highway Administration’s 2009 National Household Travel Survey which shows that both bicycling and walking trips have increased by 25% since 2001. The FHWA funded Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center included this data in The National Bicycling and Walking Study: A 15-Year Status Report. The report details trends and changes in bicycling and walking since 1994.

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Replacing A 2001 Toyota Prius Battery Pack: What It Cost

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It's one of the most frequent questions asked about hybrids: What happens if I have to replace the high-voltage battery pack? While Toyota warrants its Prius batteries for 8 years/100,000 miles (or 10 years/150,000 miles in some states), cars more than a decade old won't be covered--and may still have plenty of life left in them. So what does it

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Why The 2013 Nissan Leaf Is Really A 2001 Toyota Prius

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A lot of media discussion these days seems to focus overly on the low sales of plug-in electric cars (this piece from Friday, for instance). That despite the fact that plug-ins are selling faster than hybrid vehicles did at the same phase of their launch. But automotive history may provide another piece of context for looking at how plug-ins are

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Prague buying 20 Solaris bi-articulated Trollino 24 electric trolleybuses

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The company added these zero-emission vehicles to its offering back in 2001.

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Safety of flying and driving after the attacks of 9/11 revisited

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The flying data were for 1992 through 2001, and thus they included the year of the 9/11 attacks. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. In 2003, Brandon Schoettle and I published a detailed analysis of the relative safety of flying and driving in the United States. The analysis showed that, despite the events of 9/11, flying was substantially safer than driving. Furthermore, the safety advantages of flying over driving increased with the distance traveled.

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MINI Electric Review

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The MINI Electric is the most important launch for the brand since it was introduced under the BMW group in 2001. Is it as good as its similarly priced small EV rivals? Here’s everything you need to know

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Toyota Prius 2020 Edition marks 20 years in the US–with more hybrids coming soon

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Just as the original Prius arrived in 2000 and was sold for the 2001 model year, and the new 2020 Edition is arriving for The Toyota Prius, which was once the car of choice for image-conscious environmentalists and celebrities, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its arrival in the U.S.

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Stellantis-LG Energy Solution battery joint venture named NextStar Energy; 45 GWh plant in Windsor

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Lee has held a series of global and regional sales and marketing roles for the promotion of lithium-ion batteries at LG Chem since 2001. Stellantis and LG Energy Solution announced NextStar Energy Inc. as the official name of its battery joint-venture company. Earlier post.) Danies Lee has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of the new company. NextStar Energy will be Canada’s first large-scale lithium-ion battery production plant.

Maritz Research study finds 42% say fuel economy is extremely important in new vehicle purchase

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The latest study, conducted in the first quarter, also found: Fuel economy as a purchase reason for B-cars became the top consideration in 2011 (21’percent), up from fourth in 2001 (14’). Fuel economy as a purchase reason for C-cars nearly tripled in importance from 2001 (7%) to 2011 (19%), going from fifth to first. After ranking 16 th in 2001, fuel economy was listed in the top five most important purchase reasons for small utility vehicles in 2011.

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Motorsport Cannot Go Electric Only, Says WRC Title Winner Robert Reid

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Robert Reid won the 2001 World Rally Championship for Subaru as co-driver to Richard Burns, the 20th anniversary was celebrated last week. The Scot has since gone on to a career in the sport’s governance on several FIA commissions including Safety.

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Canadian study links exposure to ultrafine particle air pollution to brain cancer

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million adults included in multiple cycles of the Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohorts (1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006). They followed cohort members for malignant brain tumors between 2001 and 2016; Cox proportional hazards models (stratified by age, sex, immigration status, and census cycle) were used to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) adjusting for fine particle mass concentrations (PM 2.5 ), nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ), and various sociodemographic factors.

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Gasoline consumption per capita in 2020 was on par with that in 1965

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Because of the pandemic, there was a substantial reduction in 2020 in vehicle miles traveled. The biggest drop was in April 2020 (a reduction of 40% compared with April 2019) followed by a gradual rebound later in the year. In December 2020, the reduction was 11% compared with December 2019. Overall , vehicle miles traveled in 2020 were down 13% compared with 2019.

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Production of 100th GILLIG battery-electric bus

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GILLIG established best practices and validated many of the technologies used in today’s electric buses through the generations of diesel-electric hybrid and overhead trolley electric buses built to date and its first-generation fuel cell buses, which were deployed in 2001.

Growth Energy: 2 billion miles on E15

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E15 is approved for use in all vehicles 2001 and newer, as well as, all flex fuel vehicles, which combined represent more than 87% of the vehicles on the road. Growth Energy announced that in five months, US drivers have surpassed another billion miles on E15 (gasoline with 15% ethanol), bringing the total miles driven across the US to 2 billion.

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BMW’s GM of battery cell technology joins Wildcat Discovery’s board

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After a short period as project leader for fuel cell systems at Webasto Thermo Systems International GmbH, he joined BMW AG in 2001 as a development engineer for fuel cell systems.

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Electric Car Conversion Kit for F150

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I have a 2001 Ford F-150 that gets driven only a couple times a month, and for less then 50 miles. Would you know if there are conversion kits that

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Global study shows uneven urbanization among large cities in the last two decades

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The country had undergone the biggest urban expansion in the period, between 2001 and 2018, its BUA increase accounted for 47.5% The world has experienced significant urbanization in recent decades.

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Volvo Trucks increases I-Shift gearbox shifting speed by up to 30%

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When I-Shift was introduced in 2001, it was the first automated transmission designed for heavy duty trucks. Volvo Trucks has increased the shifting speed of its intelligent and automated I-Shift gearbox by up to 30%.

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EPA launches Cleaner Trucks Initiative to update NOx standards for heavy-duty trucks

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The CTI will include a future rulemaking that will update the existing NO x standard which was last set in 2001 while also streamlining compliance and certification requirements. EPA last revised NO x standards for on-highway heavy-duty trucks and engines in January 2001. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI) to further decrease NO x emissions from on-highway heavy-duty trucks and engines.

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Eni and FCA develop A20: 15% methanol, 5% ethanol high-octane gasoline blend

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The blend was designed to reduce direct and indirect CO 2 emissions and is compatible with the majority of gasoline cars sold from 2001 onwards—accounting for more than 60% of the gasoline cars in Italy—equivalent to approximately 12 million vehicles. Within the scope of an agreement signed in November 2017 ( earlier post ), Eni and FCA have developed “A20”, a new fuel with a low level of emissions due to its 15% methanol and 5% bio-ethanol alcohol content.

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Mercedes-Benz to deliver 100 Citaro hybrid buses to Atac in Rome

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The current large order signals the return of EvoBus Italia to the capital; the company has already supplied buses to Atac: 450 Citaro between 2001 and 2005. Rome-based transport company, Atac, will receive 100 Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid buses.

SpaceX announced Starship 2nd commercial spaceflight first two crewmembers

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This will be Dennis’ second mission to space after becoming the first commercial astronaut to visit the International Space Station in 2001. SpaceX announced the first two crew members of Starship’s second commercial spaceflight around the Moon.

EPA proposes rule allowing sale of E15 year-round; improving RIN market transparency

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol (E15) to be sold to 2001 and newer vehicles year-round across the country. E15 is already approved for use in all 2001 and newer vehicles—roughly 90% of the vehicles on the road in the US today.

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We visited NYC's Ford Hub; we still don't know what it was

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Those who've lived in New York City since 2001 sometimes choose to avoid the World Trade Center site when possible. The area has largely been rebuilt into a combination of offices, shopping, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, with construction on some very tall towers still ongoing. A lunch date with a friend prompted us to wander into the Ford. Mobility

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Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell, Tesla Car Sharing, Portable Electric Scooter: Today's Car News

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Meet our used 2001 Honda Insight hybrid. Today on Green Car Reports: Mercedes-Benz could launch a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in 2017, a crowd-funded Tesla car-sharing service, and an electric scooter that fits in a briefcase. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Startup Vukee hopes to crowd-fund a Tesla car-sharing service. Would you pay $6,000

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More than 1,000 fuel stations offering E15 in US

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E15 is cleaner and cooler burning fuel that works well for cars model 2001 and newer and typically saves up to 10 cents per gallon. Growth Energy announced that more than 1,000 fuel stations around the US are offering E15—a fuel with 15% ethanol—more than doubling the number of stations from the same time last year. More retailers are responding to consumer demand for those fuel attributes by providing E15 as a choice at their pumps.

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WNA: global nuclear generation nears record high in 2019

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This is above the average achieved since 2001. Nuclear generation reached a near-record high in 2019, with output reaching 2657 TWh, enough to meet more than 10% of the world’s electricity demand, according to the recently published World Nuclear Association Performance Report 2020.

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JATO: April saw Volkswagen ID.4 become first SUV to top European BEV rankings

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Although April’s year-to-date total was up by 23% from 2020, the total volume for January – April 2021 was 25% lower than seen in 2019, and the second lowest since 2001.

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Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana Natural-Gas Vans Recall: Leak Poses Fire Risk

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General Motors will recall 2001 through 2014 model-year Chevrolet Express CNG and GMC Savana CNG natural-gas vans due to a fire risk. The recall will address faulty regulators in roughly 3,200 vans, which could cause the compressed natural gas (CNG) used to power the vehicles to leak out. This is GM''s second recall for leaking natural gas since

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Showa Denko launches Al alloy board with high-heat conductivity and high strength for on-board bus bar

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ST60 is an aluminum alloy board developed by SDK in 2001, and has as much heat conductivity as pure aluminum and as much strength as 5052 aluminum alloy—a typical structural material. Showa Denko K.K. SDK) has started full-scale marketing of its ST60-HSM aluminum alloy board, which has high heat conductivity and high strength, for use as on-board bus bar. Bus bars are used to conduct electricity, and many bus bars are made of copper.

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Real-World Gas Mileage Moving Away From EPA Ratings: Report

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In 2001, it notes, the average difference between rated gas mileage and actual results was 20 percent or less in the Your mileage may vary--but these days, it appears, your mileage may vary more than it used to. According to a new report, the gap between rated fuel efficiency and the real-world gas mileage achieved by actual drivers is increasing.

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18 more Solaris trolleybuses going to Italian cities; 45 kWh battery packs

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Solaris Bus & Coach added trolleybuses to its offer back in 2001. The operators SETA Modena and TEP Parma, both providing carrier services in the Emilia-Romagna region in the North of Italy, have placed orders for 18 modern Solaris Trollino 12 vehicles. Eight of the trolleybuses commissioned will join the fleet of SETA Modena, the other ten will go to TEP Parma. The contracts signed by Solaris and the operators is worth nearly €12 million.

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2014 Ford Escape: Great Small SUV, Not-So-Great Gas Mileage

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from 2001 through 2012--not only for its utility, but also for the availability of a hybrid model. The previous model of Ford Escape was a popular car in the U.S. At 32 mpg combined in front-wheel-drive form, the Escape Hybrid was comfortably one of the most economical crossovers on the market. When the all-new Escape arrived for the 2013 model

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E15 Ethanol Fuel Can Damage Engines, New Automaker Study Says

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The two-year study was conducted on eight different engines from the 2001 through 2009 model years, with a pair of vehicles for each engine tested--one on A new study released today by the Coordinating Research Council says that E15 gasoline, which contains 15 percent ethanol, could damage the engines of certain high-volume car and truck models.

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Is The 2001-2003 Toyota Prius A Good Used Car Buy?

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in 2001 -- was the first five-seat family car to offer hybrid-electric drive and unimaginably high gas mileage. It was small, unassuming, almost a shrinking violet, really. The first-generation Toyota Prius hybrid -- launched in the U.S. Twelve years after its initial launch, the Prius family has grown to include four distinct models: the Prius

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Audi To Rival Toyota In Fielding Hybrid Racer At Le Mans

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With maiden wins for its TFSI technology in 2001 and TDI diesel in 2006, Audi will this year Many automakers claim that their exploits in the world of motorsport go towards improving their road cars. It's a tenuous connection sometimes, but Audi could lay fair claim to motorsport -derived technology in its road cars, from its Le Mans program.

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XL delivers 154 hybrid GMC Savana vans to CalVans; largest single hybrid van deployment in California

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Since 2001, CalVans has been working to reduce its total number of vehicle miles traveled annually, while also reducing greenhouse emissions. XL delivered 154 hybrid electric (HEV) GMC Savana Cargo vans to the California Vanpool Authority (also known as CalVans ) to improve the fuel efficiency and sustainability of its agriculture transportation fleet. According to the company, the order represents the largest single hybrid electric van deployment in California to date.

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Buying A Used 2000-2006 Honda Insight Hybrid: The Guide

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If you''ve been reading Green Car Reports over the past week, you might have seen we recently bought a 2001 Honda Insight--an example of one of the first hybrids sold by a major automaker. But what if you want to buy your own early Insight? What do you need to look out for? And more importantly, should you buy one over a 2001-2003 Toyota Prius--the

Zero Motorcycle Engineer’s Bicycle Is Quicker Than Porsche GT3 RS

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When we visited Zero Motorcycles’ headquarters in Scotts Valley, California to test-ride its 2011 2001 model year electric motorcycles, we got to meet some of the hardworking engineers responsible for ensuring the company remained at the forefront of the electric motorcycle world.

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