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Opinion
 

Building the fastest car on earth

Ambitious project aims to inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists

Published on May 11, 2014 7:56 AM
 

The country is short of engineers and scientists as the best students prefer to do law and finance.

It is a worrying trend, threatening the future of many industries that provide jobs for hundreds of thousands of workers.

Sounds familiar?

Singapore faces this problem, as do many other developed economies.

 
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Background story

So fast that it's flying

...this much power in one car going at such a speed will send it into space, literally, if it isn't harnessed properly. That's how a plane gets airborne during take-off... The car will indeed become a plane at that sort of speed unless the air flows through it in a way that keeps it on the ground.

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