Cheryl Martin
Deputy Director
Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E)
Washington, D.C.

Jul. 04, 2014

How New Rules and Smart Tech Are Reinventing the Grid

After Superstorm Sandy, there was a lot of talk of a more distributed smart grid—a more resilient system. But how far have we come?

smart grid, Kate Burson, Cheryl Martin, energy

Jun. 28, 2013

Aiming For 'Wild and Crazy' Energy Ideas

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy backs risky ideas that may offer a huge energy payoff.

ARPA-E, flywheels, compressed air energy storage, lithium-air batteries, wind-energy kites

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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