Avoid pushing the engine up to redline.Be particularly careful if it's a high-performance car.Don't floor the gas pedal.If it's a manual transmission, shift gears before it redlines.Don't use cruise control. It's important for the engine to go through different RPMs.If possible, avoid short trips that don't allow the car's engine to warm up to normal operating temperature.Avoid towing as it can put a heavy load on the engine, and because the car's brakes and tires require increased stopping distance (see Now That's Interesting). … [Read more...] about Do You Have to ‘Break In’ a New Car?
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Almost a century later, the discovery would go to a 24-year old working his first job in the field: junior astronomer Clyde Tombaugh with the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. (It was given its name by an even younger space enthusiast: 11-year old Venetia Burney of Oxford, England.) The astronomical body had been observed before, but Tombaugh was the first to posit that it could be a planet. … [Read more...] about Our Closest Look Ever at Pluto’s Weird, Beautiful Surface
"Last year we stepped it up and put together a full-fledged campaign featuring a St. Baldrick's Honored Kid," says social media and content manager Alison Sutton via email. "Our goal was to raise $50,000 in one day and with a strong communications plan, we were able to raise over $67,000 on Giving Tuesday." These extra funds, she says, came specifically from this campaign push, money they would not have had otherwise. The organization plans to participate this year as well. … [Read more...] about After Cyber Monday, People Open Their Wallets for Giving Tuesday