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Is the Tesla Model S the safest car ever made?

Is the Tesla Model S the safest car ever made?

The electric Tesla Model S might be the safest car ever made. Or, at least one of the safest production cars that the U.S. federal government has ever tested.

August 26, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott
Well hello there.

Well hello there.

My name is Sheril. I’m new here, although I’ve been bouncing around the science blogosphere since 2006. Today I’m delighted to be joining the terrific energy team at Scientific American’s Plugged In!...

August 19, 2013 — Sheril Kirshenbaum
Photo Friday: (Boulder) Hoover Dam – standing firm since 1936

Photo Friday: (Boulder) Hoover Dam – standing firm since 1936

At the Arizona-Nevada Border in the southwestern United States, the Hoover Dam has been standing tall since 1936. Originally called the Boulder Dam, this hydroelectric power station held the title of “world’s largest” until 1945 with the completion of the Grand Coulee Dam...

August 16, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott
Solar at the White House – again

Solar at the White House – again

Today, an official confirmed that solar panels are being installed on the White House roof as “a part of an energy retrofit that will improve the overall energy efficiency of the building.” This is the second time that solar panels have graced the building’s roof...

August 15, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott

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