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Engineered Virus Harnesses Light to Split Water

Scientific American 's 2006 researcher of the year, M.I.T.'s Angela Belcher, has engineered a virus so that it captures light energy and uses it to catalyze the splitting of water, a first step in a possible new way to generate hydrogen for fuel cells...

April 14, 2010

How Texas Lassoed the Wind

Texas has harnessed the wind to provide at times more than 20 percent of its electricity. How did the Lone Star State do it?

April 9, 2010 — Peter Behr and ClimateWire

Hear that? All is quiet as Ford's Transit Connect Electric hits New York City's streets

Ford Motor Co. was in New York City on Tuesday (in anticipation of the upcoming International Auto Show that starts later this week) to show off its first attempt to go gas-free—the Transit Connect Electric.  Scientific American went for a spin in the all-electric compact van (about the size of a minivan but with much more headroom) on the rain-slicked streets of New York to get some idea of what the vehicle looks, sounds and feels like...

March 30, 2010 — Larry Greenemeier
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