“How would you run a whole country without oil?” That’s what Shai Agassi is asking. Agassi is the founderĀ of Better Place, which has developed a model and infrastructure for using electric carsĀ as an alternative to fossil fuel technology (see The Good Times story of August 2011). His answer is to convert an entire country (in […]

Very much in need today, aerogels that “can absorb oil from spills or stop pollutants for ever reaching the environment” are being created. The aerogel sponge is currently being tested and is expected to be able to clean rocks and birds covered in oil. Read about this amazing material in Eric Bland’s article in Discovery […]