05/02/2007: "Back to the Future meets reality"
Check this out... Remember that thing (Mr. Fusion) that Doc brings back from the future to power his Delorian on household scraps?
Looks like its coming closer to being a reality... Here's an article over at Popular Science (www.popsci.com) showing a prototype generator that's being made for the US army to use garbage to run a modified desiel generator. Not quite as good as the one Doc used... it takes about 2500 lbs of garbage to produce 60 kilowatts (enough for 3 houses for a day), and its the size of a moving truck.
Full article here