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Behind the hum of electrical power

Think about the most complicated machine you’ve dealt with in the past year. Was it a beeping monitor tethered to a high-tech device in an…

Hot Diggity Dam

As the long season of darkness sweeps over the country, it’s a natural time to think about lighting – and how dependent we are on…

Stepping Up to a Bright Idea

At first I wasn’t sure I was reading the CNN report correctly. The story hinged on special pavement that uses the impact of human feet…

Stepping Back From Dam Power

Just over a century ago, when William Howard Taft was president and I was a young woman, an entrepreneur named Thomas Aldwell started building a…

Let the Buyer Beware

Those of us who have been around the block a few times will remember the last time gasoline hit $4 per gallon a new industry…