The innovations that will drive the energy revolution keep coming. By accident, a new silicon process was discovered that promises to dramatically increase the efficiency of solar cells, and suggests many new capabilities in optics as well.
I find myself often in discussions around private vs. public funding for research. In the latter column, here's an impressive list of innovations that have come from the NASA program in a wide range of industries.
The electric car bandwagon is starting to move. Renown performance car company RUF has produced a prototype electric car based on the Porsche 911 with a 180 mile range and a 0-60 of about seven seconds.