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June 26, 2009

Green Thinking

McCain buys a hybrid and South Korean researchers envision power strips in roads

Fusion

Political wheels
Arizona Sen. John McCain announced recently (via his Twitter feed) that he was buying a new Ford Fusion Hybrid. His office says he's getting the 2010 hybrid in silver and was so impressed by its fuel-efficiency that he was "sold when he left the parking lot."

Power strips
South Korea's leading technology university is researching ways to embed power strips in roads that could recharge electric cars as they pass overtop, potentially eliminating the need for drivers to stop and recharge their batteries. The plan would use inductive charging, similar to what is used in electric toothbrushes.

--The Associated Press, Wheelbase Communications

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