Aiming For 'Wild and Crazy' Energy Ideas

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Guests:

Cheryl Martin, Deputy Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E)

Jennifer Lewis, Wyss Professor, Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

Shilpa Iyer, Graduate of Comsewogue High School, Freshman at Cornell University in the fall, Winner of the Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program

Shweta Iyer, Graduate of Comsewogue High School, Freshman at Stony Brook University in the fall, Winner of the Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program:

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, backs energy technologies that are too risky for investors, but offer a potentially huge payoff — if they work. The agency has gambled on flywheels, compressed air energy storage, lithium-air batteries, even wind-energy kites.

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