The Bizarre Road Tunnel Which Sends People Who Drive Through It ‘Back In Time’

The tunnel in Guizhou Province, China, became the focus of investigation after hundreds of people reported going back in time once they exited the 400-metre structure.

Most people reported gaining an hour in time after continuing their drive outside the tunnel, as their mobile phones had gone back exactly 60 minutes.

The phenomena became so well known that one journalist working for the Gui Yang Evening News decided to carry out an experiment.

He drove through the tunnel – an about five minute journey – ten times, and reported gaining an hour on eight of the trips.

With no apparent explanation, and the time gain baffling so many people, conspiracies and theories have abounded online, including everything from real time travel to alien abductions.

One person posted on “Clearly the drivers have missing time, and were probed by aliens.”

Another said: “Maybe the reason why China has so many of the worlds longest living people is not so much because they’re old, but because they spend so long stuck in traffic driving through magic time travel space tunnels.”

Another said: “This sounds wacky, must be a time tunnel, for sure.”

But those who experienced gaining the hour, said they soon lost it again after driving further away from the tunnel.

Local TV media said science had come up with a mundane explanation.

It was said to be later found that a phone transmitter on one side of the tunnel was sending out an incorrect signal, which put phone clock’s times back by an hour, and it was put right after they zapped a correct one further up the road.

Others have suggested it is a magnetic anomaly.

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One day, you’ll be able to charge your car while you drive

Folks have been talking about wireless electric vehicle charging for some time now, and most of the time I’ve never really understood the point. After all, wireless charging of anything involves inherent inefficiencies, and if we can design a car that drives by itself, surely we can design one that also plugs itself in when it’s done. (Preferably in a non-creepy fashion!)

That said, where wireless charging seems to make more sense—at least to my technically challenged brain—would be in situations where stopping to charge would be detrimental to your journey. Charging buses at bus stops, for example, may help extend their range, and the idea of a road that constantly topped up your car as you drive would certainly eliminate range anxiety on road trips.

This latter idea appears to be getting closer to reality. In fact Qualcomm recently demonstrated a 100 meter (328 ft) long strip of roadway that has been fitted with induction charging plates, and showed that it could deliver a 20kW of charge to two Renault Kangoo vans, driving at up to 110 km/h (68mph). Of course, 100 meters of driving is not going to give you a meaningful amount of power, but eventually—the hope is—that several miles of roadway could deliver a significant boost in overall range.

Robert Llewellyn recently took his Fully Charged show to witness the demonstration. It’s certainly interesting, and encouraging, but there’s not much talk about how efficient it is. Robert does tell us that the system is only “on” when there’s a vehicle driving on it, but how much energy is lost to the air? Certainly, commenters on Fully Charged’s YouTube channel are deeply, deeply skeptical. After all, how long will it be before cars that have 400 or 500 mile ranges make the problem of stopping a fairly moot point? Still, the developers themselves are fairly transparent: This is a research project being used to test feasibility. It won’t be arriving on our highways any time soon.

Check it out. It’s deeply fascinating. And if you like what you see, please consider supporting Fully Charged through Patreon.

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How big business can drive vegetable consumption

UK-based consultancy giant PwC isn’t the first place I’d think of starting in the fight to encourage us all to eat more veggies, but Business Green reports they’ve just taken a very important step: They’re pledging to increase the overall percentage of fruits and vegetables served in their in-house restaurants from from 16% to 20% of meals by the end of 2018.

That’s an interesting goal. And it’s the combination of incremental change combined with an extremely short timeframe that makes it, I think, a potentially powerful one. Because much like New York schools offering plant-based options, moves like this have the potential to shift consumption well beyond the hardcore vegans among us.

The effort is part of a broader push across Britain for a more fruit- and vegetable-centric approach to eating. Dubbed the Peas Please Campaign, and spearheaded by The Food Foundation, the initiative encompasses everything from retailers committing to selling more veggies and increasing the amount of vegetables in ready meals, to restaurants and businesses promising to feature vegetables more prominently on their menus. And while the main focus appears to be health-related, there’s no doubt that a little more veggies and a little less meat would have a significant positive impact on the environment, too.

Business Green tells us that the campaign has already signed up 40 companies committed to the push, although the website is throwing up a 404 error on who those companies are. Still, with 18,000 workers at PwC alone, it’s an encouraging sign that this could significantly move the needle on putting vegetables in their rightful place.

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Drop-in electric bike conversion kit employs a friction drive & has a 30-mile range

EAZY Bike aims to make it simple and affordable to convert a bicycle to an e-bike with its $160 system.

Another day, another electric bike project.

It has been a wild ride these last few years, watching a host of different approaches to electrifying bicycles — and personal transportation in general — from both startups and established companies alike. The magic of crowdfunding has enabled the successful launch of more than a few products in the electric mobility scene, and those tend to get a lot of press, but the far bigger share of the projects (and the ones you rarely hear about) either don’t succeed or find it challenging to parlay that success into staying in business beyond the first few years.

That tendency is a concern when considering purchasing an e-bike from a new company, not only in terms of customer service and support after delivery, but also a few years down the road, when the battery pack on that electric bike starts to reach its end of life. Assuming that the size and shape of the battery and the mounting method for securing it was specific to that bicycle or model, it’s not so easy to get a replacement if the company’s not around anymore. Although this is an issue that will affect every electric bike owner eventually, established companies are more likely to have the required replacement parts, such as batteries, than those ‘one and done’ e-bike projects with no business infrastructure in place. Granted, if the cells inside the battery pack were standard, such as the 18650 lithium ion cells, and replacing them was simple to do, it’s not that big of a concern for a DIY or tinkerer type, but it might be for others. All of that is not to say that people should avoid these new products, but rather to consider the potential financial risks along with the potential benefits before purchasing them.

But speaking of crowdfunded electric bike projects… There’s a very tempting offer on Indiegogo right now from EAZY Bike, in the form of an electric bike conversion kit that costs just $160 and attaches to most bikes (“99%”)in minutes. It is said to have a 30-mile range per charge, a 3-hour charge time, a top speed of 20 mph (US), and to weigh in at just 5 pounds, which means that riders will have the advantages of electric drive on a bike that’s much lighter than an e-bike (unless you’re talking about a 50-pound cruiser bike).

However, there’s a crucial difference between the EAZY Bike and most other e-bike conversions, which is that instead of an electric motor driving the wheel from the hub or through the chain, it relies on an old-school technology to deliver the power to the tire itself. EAZY Bike states that friction engines “have better power to weight ratio” and avoid the need for additional weight on the wheels. Using a roller to propel the rear bike tire makes the installation and integration much simpler than other electric bike conversions, while also allowing it to be installed or removed quickly — and it most likely accounts for the low price of the EAZY Bike.

According to the campaign page, “the increase in tire wear [due to contact with the motor] is minimum” because a coating on the roller “is optimized to minimize” tire wear. One other difference to the EAZY BIke is its mounting place just under the bottom bracket, where it applies downward force to the tire, rather than the ‘conventional’ method of placing the motor and battery on the rear rack, which seems to be a better placement in terms of the weight of the bike.

Here’s the promo video:

The EAZY Bike comes in two basic configurations, the 350W version for the US (top speed 20 mph), and the 250W version for the EU and other regions (top speed 16 mph). The US configuration also comes with a throttle for the handlebar, while the EU version is pedal-assist only (rider must be pedaling to get the motor to engage). The two models appear to have the same battery pack, a 36V 6Ah unit, which is both removable and lockable. More information is available on the Indiegogo page and website.

As always, when it comes to ‘pre-ordering’ through a crowdfunding campaign, buyer beware.

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Retrofit an electric drive system on any bike with bimoz

The electric bike conversion market is about to see a new entry in the form of a mid-drive unit from a company that just raised close to $1 million in crowdfunding.

There are two basic approaches to products in the growing electric bike market, one of which is to build them from the ground up as dedicated e-bikes, and the other is to offer conversion kits which allow riders to repurpose their existing bike with an add-on electric drive system. There are valid arguments on both sides, as purpose-built electric bikes are said to be better able to handle the additional torque and stresses that electric drive systems put on the frames and components, while the kits that enable conversion of a conventional bicycle into an electric bike allows cyclists to use the bikes they already own and ride as the starting point. In addition, when it comes to the price of a purpose-built electric bike, e-bike conversion kit enthusiasts tout their lower costs, but that’s not always the case, as a new system from Switzerland’s bimoz illustrates.

Last year, a crowdfunding campaign from bimoz raised almost $1 million from backers, and is looking to start shipping its $900 (pre-order price) electric bike drive system in the next few months. At the full MSRP of $1,669, the 250W bimoz system doesn’t exactly seem like a deal, but according to the company, it’s the “world’s lightest and smartest” e-drive, with a total weight of just 2 kilograms (4.4 lb) and an estimated range per charge of 150 kilometers (93 miles), so its value may match its price for some riders.

Instead of being an all-in-one drop-in system that puts the motor in either the front or rear wheel, as some companies have been doing, the bimoz setup is a mid-drive system that “can be installed with little effort on any bicycle.”

bimoz electric bike motor kit© bimoz

The 44V lithium ion battery pack, which is available as either a 110 Wh or 290 Wh configuration, attaches to the seat tube, where it feeds electricity to the 250W electric motor mounted on the bottom bracket on the opposite side from the chainring, enabling a top speed of 25 kph (15.5 mph).

bimoz electric bike motor kit© bimoz

A mid-drive system like the bimoz can be used with virtually any gearing system, whether that’s a singlespeed or a derailleur-based drivetrain, and that feature is said to make the most efficient use of the torque from the motor by driving the chainring, as opposed to a hub-based motor, which drives the wheel directly. This isn’t the only mid-drive conversion on the market, but the bimoz appears to differ drastically from most, if not all, of the other options in that it avoids the addition of an external motor module that sits out in front of the bottom bracket. The bimoz e-drive system is instead attached to the bottom bracket on the left-hand side, where it adds a bit of width between the crank arms (and appears to replace the left one), in an installation process that is said to only take about 20 minutes to complete.

bimoz ran its successful Indiegogo campaign last year, and is close to shipping out the first units to backers, but it appears as if pre-orders can still be made for the units. For a single unit and the smaller battery, the cost is still listed as $899, or $999 with the larger battery, and shipping is included. More info is available at the company website.

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Wars for Israel Drive Mass Immigration into Europe

From Mark Collett — An expose of Israel’s role in destabilising the Middle East. Israel not only manipulated the British and American governments in the lead up to the Iraq war but they have also funded and supported ISIS in order to destabilise the Syrian regime. Whilst the destabilisation of the Middle East has secured Israel’s position as the dominant force in the region, it has also created a flood of refugees that pour into Europe and threaten the very existence of the European people.
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‘We don’t drive carts or tanks!’ Putin says he can imagine himself buying Tesla car

“Why not?” said Putin, answering a journalist’s question on whether he wants to buy a Tesla car. The Russian leader was speaking during the plenary session at the Russian Energy Week.

“We are open, we buy and sell – we buy everything that is useful for us, and sell everything that is profitable. Therefore, there is nothing special about it. Do you think that we will only drive carts – or tanks? No, we don’t drive carts anymore,” he said.


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Evil Reverend Quotes Bible While Drugging Town on Syfy's 'Blood Drive'

It’s no secret that Hollywood takes joy in bashing Christianity. Syfy’s new show Blood Drive, which takes place in a dystopian world destroyed by fracking, just joined the slew of liberal TV shows with anti-Christian plotlines.

Wednesday’s episode “Scar Tissue,” had lead characters Arthur (Alan Ritchson) and Grace (Christina Ochoa) held captive in a town where everyone is drugged into believing they live in a Utopia. Grace discovers that the town, supposedly filled with beautiful and happy individuals, is actually a wasteland full of disfigured, sore-covered people due to the trickery of the Reverend. When she tries to reveal the truth to Arthur, the Reverend stops her, saying, “Beloved, ‘charm is deceitful. And beauty is vanity. But the woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.’ Proverbs 30:31.”

Throughout the episode, actual Christian hymns play in the background. In one scene, the popular Christian hymn, “Be Thou My Vision,” plays while the town sacrifices a man.

♪ ♪ ♪ Be thou my vision ♪ ♪ O Lord of my heart ♪

Reverend: Arthur, will you help me with this?

Arthur: What is that?

Reverend: That’s The Scar, son. The real Scar. Not that barren desert that covers the top.

♪ Waking or sleeping ♪ –

Arthur: You sure he’s really that sick? Seems like he’s still so… Alive. –

Reverend: It’s an honor, Not a death sentence. He’s terminal, and this is how he’s chosen to go.

Arthur: I understand. But don’t you think he should spend his last days at home?

Reverend: I know death is upsetting, Arthur. Just take a deep breath.

♪ Tell my great father ♪ ♪ ♪

At the end of the episode, the town holds a wedding service for the drugged Arthur and Reverend’s daughter in a church complete with pews, prayer books, and hymns. When Julian Slink (Colin Cunningham) arrives to save the day, the Reverend calls him “the devil,” before Julian reveals to the town that the Reverend has been keeping the town captive the whole time “for power.”

Do liberals really believe that Christians are nutty evil-doers, or is the time-tested method of explaining away crazy characters by making them Christians an easy way out for lazy writers? Whatever the explanation, hopefully liberal writers come up with a new favorite theme because, frankly, this one is getting old.

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