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Though their work is dismissed by most physicists, a determined cadre of scientists is still chasing after what could be an energy jackpot-and their experiments are producing heat and nuclear byproducts that can’t be otherwise explained.
Treaties that mandate emissions reductions aren’t the ultimate solution. R&D on efficiency technologies is.
From the editor in chief
Gas-electric cars are transforming the auto industry. Toyota’s head start has Detroit scrambling to catch up.
For all the buzz about future highways filled with hydrogen-powered fuel-cell cars, the technological-and environmental-high ground will belong to gasoline-electric hybrids for decades to come.
More research on nuclear waste storage won’t reassure the public
News from around campus
Software that adds a layer of secret data provides a more versatile digital watermark to authenticate electronically transmitted images.
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Hot plasmas could dispose of toxic waste and produce hydrogen, without the harmful byproducts of combustion.