May 8, 2009
Stimulus Law Revs Up Research on Energy
But good science may be stalled by market forces
When President Obama dreams out loud, as he did in a speech last week, of a future when solar panels are as "cheap as paint" and buildings produce their own energy, researchers like the physicist Yang Yang are dreaming right along with him.
On a campus in a city annually recognized as the nation's most polluted, Mr. Yang and his students at the University of California at Los Angeles are painstakingly creating compound after