Would you put bacteria excrement or fruit juice in the fuel tank of your car? With the spike of oil prices this year, we're starting to see more and more reports on alternative fuels. CNN recently aired a report from Miles O'Brien about E. coli bacteria that can produce diesel fuel.
Money doesn't grow on trees, but can oil? Susan Candiotti reported on jatropha which is a tree that grows pure diesel fuel.
It is exciting seeing alternatives to drilling or mining, but these new sources are years from making a significant difference in our dependence on traditional fuel sources.
And now, a few lighter clips from American Morning. First, is a story about a snake. John Roberts ends up having a hard time not being amused with the situation that one weatherman finds himself in.
Next, is a clip with Ali Velshi and John Roberts talking about an invisibility cloak.
You never know who you might find on the CNN Election Express and it is going to be busy from now until the General Election in November. Here are a few of the scheduled locations where you can find the bus over the next couple of weeks.
August 26, 2008 Time: 11am-5pm
University of Colorado-Boulder, UMC Fountain, Boulder, CO 80302
August 27 - 28, 2008 Time: 11am - 9pm
Downtown Denver, Corner of 15th St and Welton St, (in parking lot, between Hyatt and 16th Street Mall) Denver, CO 80202
September 1, 2008 Time: 10am - 9pm
Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55108
September 2, 2008 Time: 11am - 5pm
University of Minnesota, On the lawn in between Coffman Memorial Union and Northrop Memorial Auditorium (Campus Quad) Minneapolis, MN 55455
September 3 - 4, 2008 Time: 10am - 9:30pm
Mall of America, 5000 Center Ct, (Sears Court), Bloomington, MN 55425