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Downloads commenced September 14, 2011: Electrified Roadways Could Be Used To Power Vehicles. Sounds dangerous The UK's New Scientist (9/14, Zukerman) reports, "The cars of the future could be powered by electrified roadways." Masahiro Hanazawa at Toyota Central R&D Labs in Nagakute, Aichi, Japan, and Takashi Ohira at Toyohashi University of Technology, "also in Aichi, are developing a system that transmits electric power through steel belts placed inside two tires and a metal plate in the road." University of Auckland electrical engineer John Boys "notes that with this system, the metal pads on the road would need as much as 50,000 volts to power the car, the same voltage used to operate tasers." Census Bureau: Poverty Rate Rose Again Last Year. NBC Nightly News (9/13, story 3, 2:20, Williams) reported, "The poverty level is up again for the fourth year in a row, and there are now more poor people in America than any time since census records started 52 years ago." NBC (Jansing) added, "More than 46 million Americans were living in poverty in 2010, that's more than 15% of American households. And nearly 50 million Americans don't have health insurance, 16.3% of all households." Alberta Minister Says "Three Keystones" Needed By 2020. The Financial Times (9/14, Crooks, Subscription Publication) reports Alberta's Energy Minister said Canada needs to build at least two additional pipelines the size of the Keystone XL project in order to meet the province's plans for growth. Energy Minister Ron Liepert told the Financial Times that Alberta could be producing between 5 million and 10 million barrels per day from the
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course IE 334 taught by Professor Gard during the Spring '11 term at Lehigh University .

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