Air Force Takes Synthetic Fuel Super Sonic: In a flight test, a B-1 stealth bomber, code-named Dark 33, successfully broke the sound barrier flying on synthetic jet fuel, the first time such fuel had gone Mach 1. Do you feel the need for speed? – Wall Street Journal.
Wrigthspeed to Build Fastest Accelerating Car, Also Electric: Ian Wright announced at the Dow Jones Environmental Venture Conference that his forthcoming electric sports car will go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. He says it’ll be able to beat the Bugatti Veyron, the current champ – Green Tech Media.
GM to Sell Volt Under $30K?: In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine, GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner said the auto giant wants to bring the Volt to market for less than $30,000. The problem? Battery costs – Green Car Congress.
Farm Bill SNAFU Requires Re-Vote: Due to a printing error, the copy of the Farm Bill sent to the White House, which Bush vetoed, was missing 34 pages. The legislation will have to be re-passed by both houses and resent to the White House where it will likely be vetoed again and sent back to Congress to be voted on for a fourth time. Your tax dollars at work – AP.