The three men you see in the picture to the right are the MIT researchers who have developed a revamped standard internal combustion engine, as Derrick mentioned last week. The non-standard aspects are its size (half that of typical ICEs) and its efficiency (about that of a hybrid engine). I want to make some sort of joke about them being the latest Mac switchers, but how can I pick on such happy-looking gentlemen?
According to Reuters, a group of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on what they think is a more logical ethanol solution for our impending fuel crisis. Instead of using ethanol as a primary fuel or an additive, we could potentially see more realistic fuel-saving improvements across a wider spectrum if we implemented a system on cars that injected ethanol in small quantities when the engine is under heavy load.