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The latest study seems to indicate that riders are better off splitting lanes than ever before.

BP has pledged to put $500 million into a new research program that will investigate how bioscience can boost energy production and reduce energy's environmental impacts. A number of institutions have been selected to join with BP in the new Energy Biosciences Institute including the University of California Berkeley and its partners the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Professor Michael O'Hare came up with an intriguing concept to deal with the use of fossil fuels to develop ethanol. A common criticism of the alternative fuel is the continued use of these non-renewable resources in its creation: gasoline to power the tractors; coal to power the ethanol plants; and even using chemicals that damage the soil to grow the crops. The U.C. Berkeley professor describes the complex subsidies and import taxes currently surrounding the ethanol industry that make it virtu

The annual Supermileage engineering competition begins tomorrow at the Eaton Corporation Proving Grounds in Marshall, Michigan. The competition's goal is to build the most fuel-efficient one-person vehicle based around a small, four-cycle engine. The vehicles are "raced" not against the clock but against the gas meter. 29 college teams and 12 high school teams will compete this year. Defending champion the college teams is the University of British Columbia with 1,608 MPG. The high school defend