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Sep. 16, 2011

Probing Poop For Cellulose-Chomping Microbes

Bugs found in herbivore guts can break down woody plant material for use in biofuel production.

biofuel panda china cellulose ferment compost

Jul. 18, 2008

Eco-Boat Breaks Speed Record

We'll talk with the skipper of a bio-fueled powerboat named Earthrace, which just broke the record for circumnavigation of the globe.

boat, biofuels, carbon footprint

Jan. 18, 2008

'Fields of Fuel' Film Looks at Biodiesel

Ira talks with the director of 'Fields of Fuel,' a film about biofuels making its debut next week at the Sundance Film Festival.

biofuels, biodiesel, renewable energy, oil, film, movie, sundance

Jun. 26, 2009

Oil from Diatoms

Is it possible to engineer diatoms to secrete oil?

diatoms, algae, alternative energy, biofuels

Apr. 30, 2010

Biofuel Roundup

Cellulosic ethanol? Cyanobacteria? Algae? Microbial fuel cells? In this hour, we'll talk about some current research into biofuels, and where the field is headed.

biofuel, energy, alternative energy

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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\tWinter weather means more than sledding and snowmen. Next snowstorm, grab a magnifying glass and try snowflake hunting. Bullet rosettes, stellar plates, and capped columns are just a few of the varieties of snow crystal you can find in your backyard. Kenneth Libbrecht, physicist at Caltech and snowflake expert, shares secrets of the snowflake.

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