Anna Jaffe

Jan. 30, 2009

Building Greener Cars

Carmakers are working to retool for greener cars -- but many of those vehicles won't be ready to hit the road for years. We'll ask some innovators about outside-the-box efficiency ideas that could be undertaken today.

cars, emissions, automobiles, hybrids

Dec. 07, 2007

Improving Automobile Efficiency

Energy legislation currently moving through Congress could result in an increase in fuel efficiency standards for the U.S. auto fleet. In this segment, Ira and guests talk about the legislation, and about research into improving the fuel efficiency of car

car, automobile, efficiency, energy policy

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The Myth of the Woolly Bear

\tLegend holds that the length of a woolly bear caterpillar’s color bands can be used to forecast how severe the winter weather will be. The myth dates back to colonial American folklore but was popularized by a 1948 study. SciFri finds out if there’s any truth to the lore, and what the caterpillar’s fuzzy bristles are really used for.

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