Posts Tagged “electricity”


Better Know Your Electricity History Series, Part Two: The War of Currents

[caption id="attachment_15875" align="alignleft" width="300"] Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse. Images courtesy Wikipedia[/caption] When Thomas Edison’s successful, long-lasting incandescent light bulb first lit streets in 1879, it took 50 years for [...]

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Introducing the Better Know Your Electricity History Series: Part One – Contentious Inventors

Amid all the wind turbines and electronic gadgets surrounding us now, we often forget that electrical service is only about 85 years old. In spite of Thomas Edison’s invention of a long-lasting (and marketable) incandescent light bulb in 1879, it took nearly 50 years to br [...]

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The US Natural Gas Outlook for 2014-2015 Winter

Natural gas as a generator fuel dominates four of seven areas in the United States. Texas and the Western States rely on natural gas for more than 50%. Florida uses nearly 70%. And over 95% of the fuel consumed in the Northeastern states (including New York) for generating e [...]

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Embrace Your Extension Cords with 3 Ideas for Clever Wall Art

In today's homes, an increasing number of electronic devices provides all sorts of entertainment options. However, one dilemma you face with these electronics are the cables:  they are everywhere! A wire spaghetti monster sprouts from your entertainment center, behind y [...]

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