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Friday, 8 June 2007

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A lab located somewhere on the France-Switzerland border

Geneva, Switzerland (Reuterus) - Using some of the brightest minds from the scientific community already at work on the Large Hadron Collider, car manufacturer Renault has set out to mass-produce the 'Holy Grail' of efficiency -- the Carnot Engine.

Unlike a typical automobile engine that works at roughly 25% efficiency, the theoretical Carnot Engine would operate around 100% efficiency. One major problem is that heat transfer into the engine is too slow to be of practical value. On one hand, gas mileage would increase radically. On the other hand, the automobile would be passed by a pedestrian walking.

A Renault spokesperson said, "We remain very hopeful that these scientists will produce the Higgs boson particle" (also referred to as the 'God Particle') "then we can ask God how to make a better Carnot Engine."

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