Environment

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Environment

Sleek and cheap

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.

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A windmill for your pocket

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.

Environment

Bosnia war victim identified

Reporter Matt Sepic reports that a DNA sample from a Bosnian refugee in Missouri helped authorities identify the body of the man's father; he was killed during the war in Bosnia and was buried in a mass grave.

Environment

Unpopular opinion

Fair Game's Matt Pack offers an unpopular opinion on former German zoo sensation "Knut" the polar bear.

Environment

Insurance report

The World's Jason Margolis reports that some insurance companies are starting to make global warming a factor in their policies, in some cases encouraging positive action to deal with climate change.

Lifestyle & Belief

Qom report

The World's Quil Lawrence reports on Islamic scholars in the Iranian city of Qom who are taking full advantage of the latest technology to pursue their studies.

Environment

Geo answer: Carn Menyn

Today's Geo Quiz asked you to name a spot in Wales where the massive "bluestones" that were used to build Stonehenge are believed to have originated. The answer is Carn Menyn, a grouping of craggy rocks in the Preseli Hills of Wales. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Timothy Darvill, an archaeologist who began a new excavation at the Stonehenge site.

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