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Sewage-powered hydrogen fueling station opens in CA

Could sewage be the holy grail for clean fuel? The Orange County Sanitation District in Fountain Valley, Calif., recently opened the world's first tri-generation fuel cell and hydrogen energy station, which uses sewage biogas to produce heat, electricity, and hydrogen.

By August 26, 2011


Hydrogen fueling stations--they're coming

Air Products and Fuel Cell Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to market a fuel cell power plant to commercial enterprises, which will pave the way for the tri-generation system to be used to create a network of hydrogen fueling stations for consumers.

By March 15, 2012


VW tries to out-Vader its last Super Bowl ad

In its follow-up to the boy dressed as Darth Vader, VW this year features a dog trying to lose weight and a bar frequented by Vader himself. It is all a little odd.

By February 1, 2012


DHS denies report of water utility hack

Department of Homeland Security says Illinois utility was not hacked and investigates claims of hack on Texas water utility.

By November 22, 2011


Was U.S. water utility hacked last week?

An unconfirmed report says that a pump was destroyed in attack on a water utility system.

By November 17, 2011


Facebook newsfeeds hit with animal-cruelty, Bieber spam

A spam attack causes many Facebook newsfeeds to be swamped by troubling images, including Justin Bieber photoshopped into sexual situations and violence against animals. Could it be Anonymous? Or merely a wannabee?

By November 15, 2011


USDA awards $44.6 million for biofuel projects

Projects funded include those utilizing ethanol, biodiesel, and landfill gas made from a variety of renewable biomass resources.

By November 2, 2011


Can a desert tree fight global warming?

Salt cedars native to barren deserts might combat deforestation effects and serve as an agro-friendly biofuel.

By October 27, 2011


The 404 866: Where we refrain from physical activity (podcast)

Today marks the beginning of a weekend spent indoors to escape the heat and the smell coming from a sewage plant in Harlem that's been spewing millions of gallons of untreated New York sewage into the Hudson River since last Wednesday. On today's episode, we're chatting about a mysterious similarity between the trailers for the new Spider-Man movie and the game Mirror's Edge, a pocket urinal solving a wee problem, and more tips on how to help Jeff's dad load songs onto his iPod.

By July 22, 2011


Scientists: We can now drug test whole cities

Scientists in Norway believe they have a cost-effective method of examining sewage systems in order to test drug use in larger populations.

By June 19, 2011