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How Hypercars Work

Even if you drive a hybrid vehicle, wouldn't it be great if you could get better mileage? How about 100 miles per gallon, or even more?


Why are the sales of electronics for your car expected to rise 12 percent this year?

 Why are the sales of electronics for your car expected to rise 12 percent this year?

Electronics for your car are expected in increase in sales this year, but what would cause this sales increase? Learn about electronics for your car. See more »

What if I tried to drive my car underwater?

 What if I tried to drive my car underwater?

Driving underwater is nearly impossible for a standard car because the the air intake cannot be submerged. Learn about driving underwater. See more »

How the GMC PAD Works

 How the GMC PAD Works

The GMC PAD is basically a futuristic motor home -- part apartment, part vehicle and part telecommunications center. See more »

How Car Computers Work

 How Car Computers Work

Cars seem to get more complicated with each passing year. Today's cars might have as many as 50 microprocessors on them. Essentially, you're driving around in a giant computer. Learn all about it. See more »

Will we ever have space ships parked in our garages?

 Will we ever have space ships parked in our garages?

Will we ever have spaceships parked in our garages so that we can fly to the moon whenever we feel like it? See more »

What does the computer in a car do?

 What does the computer in a car do?

What does the computer in a car do? What was the Y2K scare about our cars starting? See more »

How do they create the hopping cars you see in the movies?

 How do they create the hopping cars you see in the movies?

I would really like to know how people can make their cars jump up and down with their front wheels like they do in movies like "Boyz in the Hood." See more »