In the US, the four-way-stop intersection is king, with little competition from roundabouts. In Europe, things are reversed, and the roundabout is much more common than four-way-stop intersections. While it has been said before that the roundabout is a more efficient way to handle traffic at a busy intersection, Mythbusters aims to find out the truth.
Remember the old saw about German cars being "over-built?" Well, if this doesn't lend it some credence, nothing will.
Using portable emissions equipment, a wide sampling of cars and bikes from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s and with the help of Dr. Kent Johnson of UC Riverside, the Mythbusters team claims they proved motorcycles are dirtier than cars.
Duct tape versus a speeding car – Click above to watch the video after the break
Mythbusters car skipping test -- Click above to watch video
Electric vehicles seem to have a bright future ahead of them. Although it may take a little while before a majority of our cars and trucks are running on electrons instead of gasoline, there appears to be a slice of the recreational market that's ready to make the switch now. Just over a year ago, we wrote about a new electric ATV that was co-designed by Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters
One of the most popular shows on the Discovery Channel is Mythbusters and recently Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman and the rest of the team have been taking a look at gas vs electric vehicles for an upcoming episode. Right now Hyneman has an article on Popular Mechanics about their experiences. The crew looked at 5 pairs of vehicles (one of each with gas and electric drive). One pair consisted of Saturn sedans, one of which has been converted to run on lead acid batteries. The Mythbusters also built
The Record Bee caught up with the Mythbusters (Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman) and crew at the Lake County's fairgrounds and Infineon Raceway in Sonoma Wednesday. What are the Mythbusters busting? According to the show's producer, they are filming an episode, to air next season, on busting the myth that electric cars are slow. The episode will include races between electric and gas; ATVs, go-carts and cars. Here is MythBusters Associate Pro
While four wheel all-terrain-vehicles are a great way to get around on farms and through undeveloped areas, they aren't exactly gentle on the environment. Along with potentially tearing up the ground, they tend to be loud and pollute a lot. Disregarding the first problem for the moment, Barefoot Motors has created the Model One ATV to at least the tackle the noise and emissions issues. Mythbuster Jamie Hyneman (he of the 'stache and beret) is on the advisory board working on prototype builds and
We have written about the Mythbusters many times before, so it just seems right to let you all know that in their latest episode, where they tackled superhero myths, the
Recently, I wrote an article on the debate; do you get better mileage with AC on and windows up or AC off and windows down? A comment in the article said a Mythbusters episode found you could get better mileage with AC off and windows down. The way Mythbusters tackled the myth in that episode was just horrible. The myth wa