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Mary Bellis

Power Up & Rumble

By October 26, 2013

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rumble stripA recent news story got a good chuckle out of me.  A rumble strip is a stretch of road where illegal drag races are held. Apparently, the first time the phrase rumble strip was used, occurred some 57 years ago in reference to a section of the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey, where drag races were (and still are) held.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on a  plan to harness all that wild energy by a company called New Energy Technologies, who have demonstrated a prototype of the rumble strip invention, at a Burger King in New Jersey and at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington.

And before you dismiss this idea as being another wacky patent, be advised that a nightclub in Holland generates electricity to light up the club by harnessing the energy of the dancers on the dance floor. Photo Credit: Getty Images/Alex Williamson

October 20, 2009 at 6:40 pm
(1) adele says:

I am doing a reference list for my science fair and i used your article on parachutes for one of my scources and i need to know who the editors are! can u please email me back asap!!!!

thank you!

October 20, 2009 at 11:22 pm
(2) Badugi says:

Do you have the name of the night club in Holland? I’ve been trying to find it out but its mostly in dutch :(

October 28, 2009 at 8:29 am
(3) Mary Bellis says:

I am my own editor Mary Bellis

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