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Droplet Like It’s Hot

Precipitation power hits its stride in the hydro generation world This one isn’t for the cynics out there. Scientists from the City University of Hong Kong say their water droplet-based electricity generator allows a very high energy conversion efficiency with a thousand times more power density than other electric generators. No, it probably won’t have […]

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Sorry, Just Venting

A little HVAC/R therapy to even out your Thursday temperature Following our AHR Expo item from last week—but preceding the full show report in the March issue of EA—we’re here to keep you up to speed on news from the HVAC/R world. HVACR in our March issue! Multipage @AHRexpo report, inside @alabamapower & @bevillstate's “One […]

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Ben Franklin and a wild turkey disaster

An experiment I desire never to repeat   From Jennifer Ouelette of Ars Technica comes the story of The Time Benjamin Franklin Tried (and Failed) to Electrocute a Turkey Per Ouelette’s research, the Founding Father was quite a practical jokester: Guests at Franklin’s home were frequently recruited for his experiments and practical jokes. For instance, […]

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Old GE plan…E?

18 abandoned industrial buildings in search of a face lift and new visitors Initially conceived as “one of the biggest renovation efforts in northeast Indiana’s history,” Fort Wayne’s plans to repurpose General Electric’s former industrial campus for the 21st century have hit a few snags. With the doomy headline, “What if the Electric Works plan […]

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Electrical history in the news

Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, Davenport – Everyone old is celebrated again this fall, with a book, a movie and a sculpture The Book This week marked the release of the latest biography of Thomas Alva Edison – an 800-page (notes included) work of research and writing by Pulitzer Prize winning author Edmund Morris, who died in […]

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