Friday, August 11, 2006

Some Good Energy News

Just to remind myself that human creativty isn't used only to create terror, war and lines at airports, here's two really positive stories straight off Wired News.

MIT's Energy "Manhattan Project"
Solar cells made from spinach. Algae-based biofuel fattened on greenhouse gas. Plasma-powered turbo engines. These are just some of the technologies being developed by a Manhattan Project-style research effort for new energy technologies at MIT.

All Eyes on 100 MPG Prize
Whoever wins the race to create a 100-MPG vehicle will be pocketing a few million bucks. The Automotive X-Prize, run by the same folks who gave a lift to space tourism, will go to the first company that brings a 100+ MPG vehicle to market.


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