For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the name of a Brazilian state with a new state-run condom factory. The answer is Acre. The condom factory will soon be producing condoms made from rubber harvested in the Amazon rainforest..
The eggbeater design of the vertical axis wind turbine is nothing new but it may be the wave of the future. A small company in Nevada is testing the efficiency of their vertical turbines and, as Spectrum Radio's Prachi Patel-Predd reports, if they pass muster, the relatively inexpensive windmills may soon be on the market for homeowners.
The sun and wind can power your portable gadgets and keep you connected. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with designer Arthur Huang about his creation, the HYmini-- a solar panel and windmill that fit in your pocket.
Many poor families in the Philippines rely heavily on US dollars sent home by Filipinos working overseas, and Orlando De Guzman reports from Manila on how the dollar's falling value against the Philippine peso is affecting their budgets.