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First Drive: 2004 Mazda RX-8
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The RX-8 rear-seat area has enough leg and elbow room for a trip to an out-of-the-way restaurant, although headroom is a bit tight. Its framed, pillar-free doors offer a big opening, like those of a Saturn Ion, although the RX-8's thick door frames break up clean, muscular lines. At 2933 pounds, this car weighs about the same as the last RX-7; an innovative and light "virtual center pillar" adds safety. Steel pipes under the aluminum skin of the rear doors...

 Todd Lassa
Logistic engineering
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1 Logistic Engineering deals with the science of Logistics. Logistics is about the purchasing, transportation, storage, distribution, warehousing of raw materials, semi-finished/work-in-process goods and finished goods. Managing all these activities efficiently and effectively for an organisation is the main question at the back of the mind of any logistic engineer. Different performance measures are used to examine the efficiency of an organisation's logistics. The most popular and widely used performance measure is the landed cost. The landed cost is the total cost of purchasing, transporting, warehousing and distributing raw materials, semi finished and finished goods. Another performance measure equally important...

The History of the Automobile
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The automobile as we know it was not invented in a single day by a single inventor. The history of the automobile reflects an evolution that took place worldwide. It is estimated that over 100,000 patents created the modern automobile. However, we can point to the many firsts that occurred along the way. Starting with the first theoretical plans for a motor vehicle that had been drawn up by both Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton. In 1769, the very first self-propelled road vehicle was a military tractor invented by French engineer and mechanic, Nicolas Joseph Cugnot (1725 - 1804)....

Steponas Darius
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Steponas DARIUS (1896-1933), aviator, born in Rubiske, county of Taurage, on Jan. 8, 1896. His name originally was Darasius. In 1917 he changed it in Darius while living in the United States. At first he lived in Elizabeth, New Jersey, then in Chicago, Illinois, where he graduated from Harrison Technical High School and Lane Junior College. In 1917 he joined the United States Army as a volunteer and served as a telephone operator in field artillery regiment 149, a number of the famous 42 Rainbow Division. He took part in the second Battle of the Marne (July 15 to Aug....