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Watch the Daytona Holiday Race In 3D!

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On: Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 12:55PM | By: Sherry Christiansen


Watch the Daytona Holiday Race In 3D!

If you are disappointed because you cannot make it to the holiday races in Daytona this year (like me), why not do the next best thing; watch the race in 3D!  The media group, NASCAR Media Marketing and Entertainment along with Turner Sports recently announced that NASCAR’s very first venture to produce a 3D program will take place on July 3rd with the special presentation of the Coke Zero 400.

The televised coverage of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona on July 3 begins at 6:30 p.m. EST with Countdown to Green. Next is live race coverage in its innovative Wide Open format beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST.

The first ever 3D production of the race will be televised through Direct TV and also on NASCAR.com, those who are interested can see the race online at NASCAR.COM/RaceBuddy3D, or if you have Direct TV tune into the TNT channel.

NASCAR.COM (which is managed by Turner) will feature 3D feeds for the Daytona race in addition to HD-quality exclusive camera angles available on TNT RaceBuddy on NASCAR.COM throughout the six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races televised on TNT.

According to Lenny Daniels; “At Turner Sports we pride ourselves on innovation through testing, learning and exploring new products and technologies that can better serve our audiences on a multitude of platforms.”

Fans who are interested in seeing the race in 3D will need a 3D television or computer display, as well as 3D glasses. For details on how to get equipped for the 3D race, go to the NASCAR.com/reacebuddy3D website.

“One of our goals here at NASCAR is to continuously explore ways to improve the viewing experience for our fans,” said Jay Abraham, chief operating officer of NASCAR Media Group. “Offering the Coke Zero 400 in 3D on NASCAR.COM and select television distributors is a great example of that consistent exploration. Our fans have been asking us about 3D for several months so we’re excited to deliver that to them for the first time ever in what will likely change how NASCAR is consumed moving forward.”

The 3D production that viewers get to see will feature, a one of a kind view of the action directly from cameras that have been strategically positioned in locations around the track with the intention of maximizing the 3D effect. Turner is calling it “a one-of-a-kind visual experience.”

The image gallery contains a few occurances we would have loved to see in 3D . . .


Photo Gallery (click a thumbnail to enlarge)


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Zoron | 1:21PM (Fri, Jul 2, 2010)

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RealisticDriver | 2:06PM (Fri, Jul 2, 2010)

This "Electro-Lube Oil Refiner" device is most likely a hoax. I would like to see scientific reports by independent institutions to verify these claims. Statements like:
" . the specialized oil filter was used mostly on huge commercial ships, but it can now be utilized in cars, trucks, vansliterally just about any type of combustion engine that uses oil ."
may be true, but that does not mean it that this equipment does anything beneficial for the engine owner (I am sure it does for the equipment seller!).

Micro-filtration of oil is a good thing and could increase the usable period of engine oil by removing carbon and metal particles from the oil. But there are other reasons to replace the oil periodically.
Oil consists of a large number of components no only to provide lubrication in the most basic form, but to provide the desirable visco-elastic properties needed to give proper lubrication over the wide range of temperatures under which the oil is used. This is achieved in part by selecting the most appropriate base lubricant oil and partly by additives. Additional additives are added to minimize oxidation, absorb water, neutralize acids, etc. Since almost no molecules are chemically stable under all conditions, most of these additives are not either and most of them degrade thermally (oxidation, and reactions with each other, with water, acids, etc.).
It is true that used engine oil can be reconstituted by distilling the major components over in combination with removal of degradation products (both column bottoms as well as some overheads), but that needs to be followed by careful addition of all required additives to the original concentrations to retain the same original oil properties. Simple flash distillation alone will not do that.
It is also hard to understand how any fuel could be saved this way. Engine oil replacement recommendations are timed to provide good lubrication over the entire recommended oil use period, so the lubrication cannot be made better in any other way.
In addition, distillation requires energy on itself, which needs to be cooled away and is an energy loss.

In summary, although a better oil filter is always a good thing and could stretch the oil replacement intervals a bit, oil still needs to be replaced to provide the lubrication and oxidative protection your engine needs.



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