[Surfnetkids: 27 Aug 2008] Alternative Fuels

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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Win a Free 2008 Smart Car
3. Weekly Topic: Alternative Fuels
4. What You are Missing This Week
5. Quote of the Week
6. Subscription Management


#1. August 27, 2008

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

For kids ages 10 to 14 who are online, the Internet is a bigger time sink that TV. This is not surprising, but was recently released in a study by Google’s DoubleClick Performics.

I think most parents probably already knew this. For example, my high-school student watches about 2 hours of television per week, usually with me .. as there are a few shows that we enjoy watching together.

Here are the exact numbers quotes in the New York Times article. “The study found that 83 percent of Internet users in that age bracket spent an hour or more online a day, but only 68 percent devoted that much time to television.”

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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
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#3. Alternative Fuels

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Alternative Fuels Printable (** for premium members only)
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As gas prices soar, consumers become more interested alternative fuel cars. Lower costs, however, are not the only benefits to alternative fuels. They also produce fewer emissions (better for the environment) and can usually be produced in the United States (increasing our self-reliance).

CNN: Fueling America
*****
This special report from CNN aggregates all their articles about energy (with a special emphasis on fueling cars) into a single portal. Alternative fuels are addressed in the Solutions and Alternatives section. Visit to learn about T. Boone Picken’s wind power campaign, to read their alternative fuel summary, or to get more information about the 106 MPG air car that uses compressed air as a power source. The air car is the product of Zero Pollution Motors, who has a six-seater planned for U.S. release in 2010. Wow!

HowStuffWorks: Alternative Fuel
*****
In this roundup, HowStuffWorks works their magic on alternative fuels. Topics covered include natural-gas vehicles, hybrid cars, electric cars, fuel cells and biodiesel fuels. There is also an interesting page on How Gas Prices Work, which explains how much of each gas dollar goes to crude-oil suppliers, refineries, distributors and taxes. I am fascinated by NGVs (Natural Gas Vehicles) such as the Honda Civic GX, and enjoyed the explanation of How Natural-Gas Vehicles Work. “Like gasoline, natural gas is combustible, which means it can be used in a combustion engine like gasoline.”

PBS: Online NewsHour: Alternative Fuels
*****
This collection of alternative fuel articles, interactives, video, classroom activities and lesson plans certainly lives up to the high standards we’ve come to expect from PBS. Highlights are the ethanol analysis (which lays out arguments both for and against the increased use of corn-based ethanol fuel), a multimedia explanation of how a fuel cell works, and Car of the Future (moderated by Car Talk’s funny guys: Tom and Ray).

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#4. What You’re Missing This Week

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Alternative Fuel Wikipedia Printable
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#5.Quote of the Week

“Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.” ~~ Dalai Lama . Tenzin Gyatso (born 6 July 1935) is the fourteenth and current Dalai Lama. He is a Buddhist monk, and the exiled leader of Tibet.

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