National Geographic : 2012 Jul
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION: REPORTING FROM AROUND THE WORLD Written by experts and constantly updated, Energy News takes you around the world in pursuit of news about resources, renewables, and breakthrough practices. You'll read about global innovations---such as solar- powered irrigation that brings food, water, and light to African villages--- that reflect the breadth of the current energy situation. The Energy Blog offers analysis, personal stories, and actionable information from scientists, think-tank leaders, and National Geographic editors and explorers. SMARTER MOBILITY: PHOTO GALLERIES AND GLOBAL NEWS As the economic situation improves for developing nations, so does the demand for cars---which accelerates the need for fuel. Energy News and The Energy Blog showcase super- computer simulations that will contribute to super-efficient combustion for car engines, reveal San Francisco's award- winning parking reform program, and even offer a sneak peek at the future: flying cars. Photo Galleries provide a rich testi- mony to transportation innovation. From Bogota to Zurich, Fez to Tokyo, tour "Twelve Car-Free City Zones" that reduce carbon emissions and restore leisurely strolling. Check out "Nature Yields New Ideas for Energy and Efficiency," on how engineers draw inspiration from schools of fish, termite mounds, and the photosynthesis of leaves. Then ramp up on "The Road to 55 MPG," a look at the auto industry's efforts to improve fuel efficiency.