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Now this is really interesting and could be the boost hybrid cars need

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Now this is really interesting and could be the boost hybrid cars need

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/04/11/new-gasoline-engine-design-has-4x-efficiency-of-pistons/
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Researchers from Michigan State University have been awarded $2.5 million from the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program to complete its prototype development of a new gasoline-fueled wave disc engine and electricity generator that promises to be five times more efficient than traditional auto engines in electricity production, 20% lighter, and 30% cheaper to manufacture.
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Re: Now this is really interesting and could be the boost hybrid cars need

looks like bringing the Wankel up to date
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Re: Now this is really interesting and could be the boost hybrid cars need

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five times more efficient than traditional auto engines

That would be going beyond the realm of perpetual motion machines.  Cheesy