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The Kludge: A Panegyric

When I was in the fourth grade, a friend took a long plane trip. Plane trips in those days being remarkable, he brought back as a souvenir for me the headset he used for watching the movie...

October 8, 2012 — Scott Huler

DC-Area Scouts Learn About Energy

October is Energy Awareness month. In celebration, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is hosting an energy merit badge/patch class for Boy and Girl Scouts in the Washington, DC area...

October 5, 2012 — Melissa C. Lott

Should climate change have been on the agenda at last night s debate?

If you were hoping to hear President and Mitt Romney get down on climate change at last night’s Presidential debate, you were left unfulfilled. President Obama and Governor Romney only peripherally approached climate change last night when talking about domestic energy issues like green jobs, Solyndra, and Romney’s love for coal...

October 4, 2012 — David Wogan

Energy - "We're Gonna Be Stretchin' You Out"

In the United States, like much of the world, the primary sources used to meet energy demand has shifted over time. In a historical context, petroleum has only been king of the energy sphere for a short period of time...

October 3, 2012 — Melissa C. Lott
UT Austin: Over 12 percent of all U.S. energy consumption is directly related to water

UT Austin: Over 12 percent of all U.S. energy consumption is directly related to water

A new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has estimated the energy embedded in the U.S. water system. Kelly Sanders, a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin, compiled and allocated energy consumption for various water-related activities in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors...

October 2, 2012 — David Wogan

Further Science Adventures from North Carolina

In North Carolina, as you well know, we like our science with a side of crazy. The old Flying Burrito Brothers tune says, “The scientists say it’ll all wash away, but we don’t believe them anymore,” and we love our country music here, so we made quite a splash with the legislative nuh-unhs about sea level rise a while back...

September 27, 2012 — Scott Huler

Solar in Electricity's Birthplace

New York City has been called the birthplace of electricity itself. In 1882, Edison’s Pearl Street Station in lower Manhattan became the country’s first central power plant, bringing 800 incandescent light bulbs to life...

September 25, 2012 — Melissa C. Lott

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