The Open-Source Car: An Audacious Bid to Transform the Auto Industry

12.19.2012

Jay Rogers' Local Motors has produced 60 off-road rally cars. The really interesting part is how they were built--with a crowdsourced design and many suggestions from the Internet, which changed everything from the engine (goodbye BMW, hello Corvette) to the door fit.

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Hurricane Sandy, Solar Power, and an "Aw Shucks" Moment

12.12.2012

Rob and Garrett's 6.5-kilowatt portable solar array--built for a zero emission trip across the U.S.--was in the right place at the right time to turn on the lights and help the relief effort in hard-hit Far Rockaway, Queens.

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The Battle Over Biofuels

12.06.2012

It's war! Big Oil is bringing out the big guns, lawsuits are flying, and biofuels are under attack as never before. Not all the charges stick.

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Winding Down: The Last Days of American Suzuki

12.03.2012

What's happening behind the scenes, as Suzuki winds down its business? Jim Motavalli found out.

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