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Social Funds Outperform the Market
Written by Miranda Marquit   
The "do-gooder" funds are doing well themselves. One of the more interesting bits of information to come out of the recent turmoil on the stock market is the fact that social funds are actually outperforming.

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Alternative Energy Could Face A Tough Battle for Funding
Written by Miranda Marquit   
As oil prices fall, alternative energy is shunted aside.

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Why the World isn't Over . . . Yet
Written by Michelle Haimoff   
There are a number of environemntal, political and financial problems in the world that its most resourceful, patient and intelligent people should address. Luckily, many of these people are on the case, as was evident at the 2008 Pop!Tech conference.

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Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Set to Turn Cow Pies into Electricity
Written by Miranda Marquit   


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In developing countries there are serious challenges to providing cheap and environmentally-friendly sources of electricity and clean drinking water. But Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway, wants to try to overcome them. Recently he unveiled two of his latest projects at the Lux Executive Summit: an electricity generator that runs on cow waste and a water filtration system. Green Tech reports on the reasoning behind Kamen's efforts:

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Will Black Silicon Light Up Your Solar Portfolio?
Written by Eben Esterhuizen   
Sometimes the best scientific discoveries are made by accident. "We were doing research on the chemical reactions on metal surfaces and, on a hunch, I said let's look at semiconductors, without a clear plan," said Eric Mazur, a physicist at Harvard University, about an experiment done in 1998. A decade later, it looks like his accidental discovery may revolutionize solar technology.


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