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Stories by Adam Hadhazy

High-speed rail getting on track in the U.S.

President Obama outlined his vision today for high-speed rail service in the U.S, identifying 10 corridors in heavily populated regions around the country – from the Pacific northwest to the gulf states – for the laying of hundreds of miles of new tracks...

April 16, 2009 — Adam Hadhazy

New Google maps to guide solar, wind placement

Where should new solar and wind power facilities go? Seems many of the best potential sites, including rugged, windswept regions in the Rocky Mountains to the sun-baked Mojave Desert, contain swathes of land legally set aside as national parks, or support what remains of an endangered species' dwindling habitat, for example...

April 7, 2009 — Adam Hadhazy

Gene pool jeopardy: Can Isle Royale's wolves be saved?

Some of the most studied wolf packs in the world are in serious jeopardy. Researchers report that the occurrence of debilitating bone deformities in wolves marooned on Isle Royale, an isolated island in Lake Superior north of Michigan, has risen sharply over the past five decades due to inbreeding...

April 7, 2009 — Adam Hadhazy

World's largest laser completed: Nuclear fusion, Death Star battle stations next?

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has announced that the world's biggest laser is ready to start blasting away after 12 years in the making. The $3.5-billion stadium-size National Ignition Facility (NIF), housed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, Calif., consists of 192 separate beams, each of which stands as the most energetic ever built, says LLNL spokesperson Bob Hirschfeld...

April 1, 2009 — Adam Hadhazy

Tesla Motors debuts the Model S

After providing some teaser shots, Tesla Motors yesterday let everyone get an eyeful of the new Model S, the company’s $57,400 all-electric new prototype vehicle.

March 27, 2009 — Adam Hadhazy
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