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9/29/2008
Make the winning suggestion for the next X PRIZE and win $25,000.
9/18/2008
The X Prize Foundation wants your craziest green idea, so let the games begin.
2/11/2009
The X Prize Foundation recently announced the winner of their "What's Your Crazy Green Idea" competition.
11/19/2008
The X Prize Foundation needs your vote to help them decide their next X Prize.
8/27/2008
The X Prize Foundation will be hosting a forum in early September to discuss different ideas regarding renewable energy.
8/15/2008
MAX has a three-wheeled distant cousin that's a diesel-electric hybrid.
9/16/2008
The fine art of automotive design, especially high-mpg design.
9/23/2008
MAX will enter a race, uhhhh we mean event, and will run on veggie oil.
10/2/2008
What does MAX have in common with and old action, adventure, paranoia, social commentary BBC TV series of the '60s?
8/17/2009
MAX Puts the “Ex” in X Prize
8/21/2008
MAX is back from the dead after its infamous wreck. So why is the frame gray?
10/10/2008
MAX is hitting 60 mpg. That's better than a Prius, and before we get serious about streamlining.
10/10/2008
MAX is encountering robust competition at Escape from Berkeley
10/24/2008
What kind of mpg did MAX get in the race? How did Jack get fuel along the way? How much can you get for a t-shirt and a copy of Mother Earth News? Answers to these exciting questions inside!
11/5/2008
It's the age-old tug of war between good looks and streamlined, aerodynamic design. 
11/19/2008
Brink TV show seeks "low-budget mad scientist." Jack and his MAX project fit the bill!
11/26/2008
It's time to calculate MAX's aerodynamic drag. Enter champagne science on a beer budget!
12/5/2008
MAX needs a roof, stat.
7/22/2013
A searchable index for the MAX Updates posts, and a few more thoughts on the Progressive Automotive X Prize.
12/23/2008
MAX turns heads and makes an impression at The EG, aka the Entertainment Gathering.
1/7/2009
Jack gets a wallop of motivation for a fully enclosed cabin, and looks ahead to a future with inquisitive grandchildren.
1/16/2009
Could MAX be the perfect car for driver's ed?
10/14/2008
MAX wins the Escape from Berkeley race!!
7/14/2009
Perhaps if we had just listened to the deer all along, we never would've ended up in this gas guzzling mess.
6/9/2009
In the pursuit of 100 mpg, cardboard is a nice medium for conceptualizing design features, but it has its limitations.
3/11/2009
MAX is well on its way to 100 mpg, if the lessons from these 100+ mpg motorcyles are any indication.
3/26/2009
MAX needs 25 percent more horsepower to get from zero to 60 mph in less than 18 seconds. Got any suggestions?
4/9/2009
One would think a car wouldn't need a mechanical inspection at 5,000 miles. But when you're building a 100-mpg car from scratch, and the builder is meticulous, it's wise to look for problems even when there are no signs of problems.  
8/28/2008
MAX version 2.0 is underway.
9/8/2008
MAX version 2.0 is about to start moving. This may come as a surprise, but Jack is going to try it with biodiesel.
7/11/2008
We're at work on a 100-mpg DIY car! Come meet MAX and take a seat for what will be a long, but fun, journey.
7/16/2008
Is the glass half empty? Half full? Or is there just too much glass? I'm designing MAX to be just the right amount of "glass" for the vast majority of our driving. Here's to efficiency.
7/25/2008
MAX gets a small favor from high-end luxury sports cars.
8/5/2008
Breaking News: MAX Totaled
5/13/2011
Meet Kriste Misiak and her family, the recent winners of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Ultimate Garden Giveaway.
10/15/2008
MAX debuts by taking the checkered flag of the 800+ mile, no gasoline consumed, Escape from Berkeley race.
7/1/2009
Considering deer, it’s time for a roll bar.
7/21/2008
Conservation over corn.
1/5/2010
I hate to say it — because electric cars may be the salvation of transportation someday — but much of the current hype around electric cars is smoke and mirrors. 
5/22/2013
Missouri farmer and HOMEGROWN Life blogger Bryce Oates tackles the Enbridge Flanagan South Pipeline, which would cross 1 mile from his area's water intake.
2/7/2011
Volkswagon's high mileage (1 liter of fuel per 100 kilometers) car is getting closer to production. Expect to see 100 of these available to the public in 2013.
10/8/2013
Collegiate teams showcase affordable, energy-efficient houses in global competition.
2/18/2011
Consumers are intrigued by smart grid technology, but they need a lot more information and better tools before they'll participate.
2/21/2011
In a move that could devastate Colorado's thriving solar industry, Xcel Energy slashes incentive program.
2/23/2011
Colorado's once-thriving solar industry has ground to a halt following Xcel Energy's move to slash incentive rebates for homeowners.
8/12/2011
Our area is abundant with history. We have a limber pine tree nearby that I estimate is over 2,100 years old and still very much alive. History - we have an abundance of it.
11/28/2010
In Japan, more and more people are combining farming with other work. My neighbors and I fit the pattern, but what's it all mean for the future of farming?
12/16/2013
Why Tesla cars, Space-X and other creations of Elon Musk are not the kind of visionary thinking we so desperately need.
5/17/2011
Bird-X's new Bed Bug Alert is a business card-size device that can be slipped under a mattress or into any tight spot to attract and trap bed bugs--alerting you to a problem before it's too late.


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