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Are claims about saving power by turning appliances off instead of leaving them in standby accurate?

I keep hearing this argument that if you powered down all the appliances you normally leave on standby (TV, hifi, set top box, DVD/Blu ray player, computer, etc) you'll save nearly £90 a year in ...
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Does shifting an Automatic Transmission vehicle into neutral at red lights save fuel? [closed]

In some U.S. jurisdictions, it is technically illegal to put a car in neutral gear while waiting at a red light. (Of course, a stick-shift can have the clutch in, but while on the road the gear shift ...
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Can a Renault Megane drive 1700 km with 1 tank?

source See the above advert which claims that Renault Megane can cover 1700km with one tank. According to this link the Megane model has a fuel tank capacity of 60 Liters. Can the Megane cover ...
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Can turbines on the front of cars ever pay off? [closed]

This news article is proving to be quite controversial here. Basically it's an electric car with a turbine bolted onto the front. On the face of it sticking a turbine on the front is going to increase ...
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Do gas pods improve fuel efficiency?

I ran into this claim today about detachable car fins, and was wondering if there is any validity to it: about a five percent reduction in drag and corresponding five percent boost in fuel ...