Electric Cars Are Officially Keeping the Oil Industry up at Night

Even though electric vehicles still only account for a sliver of the global market, Big Oil is beginning to take them seriously as a long-term threat to the industry. While preserving a finite resource is still probably the way to go, oil companies are

Thorium Power Is the Safer Future of Nuclear Energy

Conventional nuclear power using a fuel cycle involving uranium-235 and/or plutonium-239 was seen as killing two birds with one stone: reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil, and creating the fuel needed for nuclear bombs. Thorium power

Pledge to Hedge: Three Ways to Lock in Low Gas Prices Right Now

This highlights something that’s often missed in the Western media, where the price of oil pump at the same time. Granted, what I am proposing is not a perfect hedge. Among other things, there are potential capital gains to contend with when you sell

Hurricane Harvey Has Knocked Out 25 Percent of Gulf Gas Production

According to Reuters, storm-related shutdowns have knocked approximately 428,568 barrels of oil per day off the US’ “roughly 1.75 million bpd pumped from the Gulf,” per the estimate of the Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental

New Bill Seeks $5,000 Fine for Rolling Coal

If passed, a new bill will see drivers who are “rolling coal” fined up to $5,000. Rolling coal, or rollin’ coal, is the act of modifying a diesel vehicle, usually a pickup truck, to spew black smoke and soot. The trend hit the mainstream in the

The water car fraud

Anchor Hamid Mir and Senator Parvaiz Rasheed drove around Islamabad sitting next to the inventor, wondering how to protect the man’s life from Western oil companies. Anchor Arshad Sharif was euphoric about the $14 billion Pakistan would save on oil imports.

Puffed up

That honour belongs to Thomas Newcomen, whose steam-powered mine pump had “I sell here, gentlemen, what all the world desires: power.” The core of a steam engine is a cylinder that is sealed at one end and has a moving piston at the other.

A timeline of inventions

Cremonesi, another Italian, designed a piston-type pump which forced hot, but not boiling water through the coffee. This was installed in Achille Gaggia's coffee bar in Italy. Gaggia saw the value of the design and set up in business in 1946 selling his

The Gun Explosion

“Computer control is making the small firearms manufacturer a practical possibility again,” says Clayton Cramer, an adjunct faculty member at the College of Western Idaho and author of the book Armed America: The Remarkable Story of How and Why Guns

Another Chinese Automaker Says It Doesn’t Want Fiat Chrysler

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know, and I swear, you have to know these things. China’s Guangzhou Automobile Group