By Tom Clynes
Posted 07.02.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
The appealing prospect of throwing money at American farmers rather than Middle Eastern sheiks is just one reason that ethanolthe 200-proof moonshine used in early versions of Ford's Model Thas come back into favor. This year, U.S. automakers will churn out a million flexible-fuel vehicles, and the number of ethanol-stocking gas stations will increase by a third, to about 1,000.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.