The Technology of Roof Scoops in Cars?

Answer Augmenting a car's external shape to more efficiently cut through the airstream isn't a new practice; in the late 1920s, inventor Buckminster Fuller brought aerodynamics to the public eye with his ... Read More »

Top Q&A For: The Technology of Roof Scoops in Cars

What Is the Purpose of Roof Scoops?

In some professional racing cars, roof scoops are used to help cool the driver's compartment. In some sports cars with mid-body mounted engines, roof scoops are used to channel cool air to the engi... Read More »

What university helped develop the roof flaps on NASCAR stock cars?

According to Spiritus Temporis, NASCAR developed roof flaps in coordination with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. NASCAR team design owner Jack Roush worked with aeronautical scientists. Embry... Read More »

What, if any, technology needs to be developed further for us to be able to drive rechargable electric cars?

Electric vehicles are available - they are just a little hard to find. But this is an exciting time for electric cars. Don't listen to the naysayers here - most peoples' impressions of this technol... Read More »

How many scoops of ice cream are in a gallon?

A typical soda fountain-style ice cream scoop--a #8 food portioning scoop--holds 1/2 cup of ice cream. One gallon is equal to 16 cups, so there are 32 scoops of ice cream in a one-gallon container.... Read More »