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petroleum

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Got a non-petroleum powered car? Race it to Vegas

The Escape from Berkeley race will pit makers of vehicles that don't use petroleum-based fuel against each other in a mad dash from the Bay Area city to Sin City

By Mar. 4, 2008

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Fake petroleum on tap at industrial microbe conference

Can microbes help us get off fossil fuel? Maybe.

By Jul. 30, 2007

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Russian petroleum and electricity direct to North America

Russia hopes to build tunnel beneath the Bering Sea to allow trucks and pipelines to connect Siberia and North America

By Apr. 19, 2007

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HP pays $108M to settle US probes into foreign bribes

The tech giant's subsidiaries in Russia, Poland, and Mexico paid bribes to officials to secure lucrative government contracts, federal investigators allege.

By Apr. 9, 2014

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The Millau Viaduct, the world's tallest bridge

Road Trip 2011: Filling the gap on the A75 autoroute from Paris to Perpignan, the Millau Viaduct rises up to 1,025 feet above the Tarn Valley below. And it looks good, too.

By Jul. 19, 2011

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Has Ford gone cuckoo for coconuts?

Ford and Scotts Miracle-Gro are researching the use of coconut fiber reinforcement for molded plastic parts to reduce the use of petroleum.

By Oct. 7, 2011

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Battery-free flashlight among Google Science Fair winners

Teens invent a warning system for approaching ambulances, banana peel bioplastics, and flu drug modeling.

By Sep. 24, 2013

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Dress to kill in this synthetic spider silk outfit

Qmonos is a tough, lightweight artificial spider silk with mass production applications, including everything from car parts to artificial blood vessels.

By May. 26, 2013

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A Beltway boost for EVs

Automotive News reports on how the lobbying group SAFE, Securing America's Future Energy, is pushing government policy to encourage the electrification of cars.

By Aug. 17, 2011