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NASA Focusing On This Planet (And Its Water)

NASA Focusing On This Planet (And Its Water)

On March 16th, 17th, and 18th, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA will host an event called Launch: Water. It will be the first in a series of NASA-sponsored forums that will focus on sustainable solutions to big problems.
The Carpuccino

The Carpuccino

Sick of hearing about miles per gallon? How about espresso shots per mile?

That's how the makers of the Carpuccino, a refurbished 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco that runs on coffee grounds, measure efficiency. Fifty six shots to the mile is what they're getting at the moment. That's not efficient enough to be affordable, but it is another transportation alternative that could bloom into something bigger.

California To Limit Emissions Of Highly Potent Greenhouse Gas

California To Limit Emissions Of Highly Potent Greenhouse Gas

Last week, the California Air Resources Board adopted a measure designed to achieve a 70% reduction in sulfur hexaflouride emissions by the year 2020.

A Power Plant In A Box

A Power Plant In A Box

Bloom Energy has been very quietly (some say secretly) generating electricity for Google, WalMart, eBay, FedEx, and other corporations for years. But their official launch isn't until Wednesday. And, on Sunday, for the first time, they offered a sneak preview.
Bill Gates On Energy Miracles

Bill Gates On Energy Miracles

Bill Gates made a wish at this February's TED conference.

He wants a non-polluting energy source that costs half what today's cheap, dirty energy costs.

Puma's Solar Cell Phone

Puma's Solar Cell Phone

Puma is pretty darn good at making soccer shoes. Starting in April, we'll how good they are at making mobile phones.

Algae Ahead Of Schedule

Algae Ahead Of Schedule

The US Department of Defense plans to start filling its jet engines with algal biofuel earlier than expected.
Digging For The Truth: Snowstorms And Climate Change

Digging For The Truth: Snowstorms And Climate Change

Yesterday, most of the mid-Atlantic was battered by a blizzard that paralyzed much of the nation's capital. Leave it to the pundits and skeptic talking heads to jump on this opportunity to claim that recent heavy snowstorms and cold weather are proof that global warming isn't real.


A Smart Meter (For The Car)

A Smart Meter (For The Car)

We've heard of thermostats that display the real time price of energy and train us to heat and cool more efficiently. But what about car cockpits that display driving efficiency and train us in hypermiling?

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