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PBS NewsHour | Miles O'Brien Risks Safety While Talking Smart Power | PBS

Duration: 06:19
Program: PBS NewsHour #10371
Broadcast Date: Jul. 13, 2012

Last week, a powerful "derecho" storm hammered the mid-Atlantic, snuffing out power during the peak of a sweltering heat wave for nearly a week in some homes. Days later, our science correspondent Miles O'Brien traveled to Austin, Tex. to look at a neighborhood that operates on a smart grid. We spoke to him about his report on that project, as he cruised the neighborhood in a borrowed Chevy Volt.

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Post Date: July 13, 2012