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We can't say we've ever seen a Toyota Prius rip through a slalom course like this, either.

Students from the Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah have successfully concluded a seven-year project by setting a land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

BYU Electric Blue Streamliner on the Bonneville Salt Flats – Click above to watch a video after the break

When it comes to sugar and cars, there's a type of cellulosic ethanol made from sugarcane, much of which is produced in Brazil. However, researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) have developed a catalyst that breaks glucose molecules in such a way that electrons, and therefore electricity, can be obtained. This research means there is the possibility of a "sweet" type of fuel cell. The catalyst was obtained from a herbicide that helps break the sugar down and liberates electrons. The proces

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