Reuters had an interesting article yesterday about a guy who fuels his house (with hot tub) and car with solar power and fuel cells: Solar power eliminates utility bills in U.S. home. Apparently it’s currently about $4000 a year to do something like this, which is still more than it costs for oil dependency. But as oil prices rise and alternative energy source prices drop, the article says this should be economically viable in the next five or ten years.
And Damn Interesting had a, well, damn interesting article about a tree that stayed alive for hundreds of years, the only living thing in the middle of the Sahara Desert, only to be hit by a truck. That even a drunk driver managed to accidentally run into the only tree in a 400 kilometer radius is amazing.