Before lightning strikes, there are tendrils or leaders that seek out the path of least resistance. Once one finds a path to ground, the main bolt discharges. People usually hear the leader first followed shortly by the main bolt. » 8/19/14 9:56am Tuesday 9:56am

You wouldn't be able to get a single crystal from this method. Single crystal casting uses a seed to "grow" the piece where essentially the liquid solidifies from a single point and solidifies toward the end of the part. There is a very high scrap rate for the single crystal method making it very expensive. » 8/18/14 6:49pm Monday 6:49pm

This has always been one of my favorite cars (truck? whatever) from Dreamcruise. And really, Dreamcruise is the best example of why I love Detroit: there are so many people that are so into cars that you can find anything you can think of. » 8/18/14 4:53pm Monday 4:53pm

I have seen the whole video (or at least more of it than this GIF suggests). For starters, yes, it was a bit biased, this test was done on Ford's durability test track and yes, the F-150 does much better than the Tundra. However, they also tested a Silverado, which did about as well as the Ford. » 8/07/14 4:01pm 8/07/14 4:01pm

The current generation of bikes use the Twin Cam 96 which was developed from the Twin Cam 88. The Twin Cam 88 started production in 1999 and was intended to replace the larger displacement Evolution engines. The Evolution is what the Sportster still uses in 883cc and 1200cc displacements. There are several differences… » 8/07/14 12:02pm 8/07/14 12:02pm