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Let the Sun Shine In: GA Tech Competes In The Solar Decathlon

Let the Sun Shine In: GA Tech Competes In The Solar Decathlon

We hear every day about the importance of conserving energy and the increasing need to use renewable natural resources. To help educate people on ways to “go green,” various organizations sponsor events which display and explain unique ways one can conserve energy while maintaining an otherwise normal life. One such event is the Solar Decathlon. ... Read More
 
Museum Practices What It Teaches

Museum Practices What It Teaches

Going Green Drives Home the Lesson at Boston Children’s Museum  Many historians reckon that the Boston Tea Party took place on the banks of the city’s Fort Point Channel. Though the site may be somewhat in question, the educational impact of another present day revolution taking place at Boston Children’s Museum is indeed very firm. ... Read More
 
Biofuels Becoming A Focal Point Of Alternative Fuels

Biofuels Becoming A Focal Point Of Alternative Fuels

Biofuel can be defined as the process of converting organic-based matter into burnable fuel as a replacement for fossil fuel. It is a renewable energy source, unlike other natural resources such as petroleum, coal, and nuclear fuels. The production of biofuels has been in active development for years, most recently spurred on by President George ... Read More
 
Fuel for Our Oil Addiction

Fuel for Our Oil Addiction

Is there any doubt we live in an oil-based economy? With so much ongoing discussion about the price of oil, increasing refinery costs and concerns of availability going forward, this is one subject that has been discussed at some length. In fact, it is hard to tune out even if one grows tired of hearing ... Read More
 
Dealing with Low-voltage Power Issues

Dealing with Low-voltage Power Issues

Voltage Dip and Power Failure Voltage dip and power failure – these are two events that can cause everything in a manufacturing and processing facility to go dim. When a machine or processing line goes down due to a power failure, it can cost a company thousands of dollars in as little as an hour. ... Read More
 
AC Drives Focused on Energy Conservation

AC Drives Focused on Energy Conservation

Today, energy conservation and cost-cutting solutions have become a major focus in the manufacturing sector. Energy costs continue to increase and the extreme growth in China is contributing to rising costs in other areas of goods, including steel and coal. Managers of manufacturing facilities are faced with many questions regarding energy conservation and efficiency. They ... Read More
 
After the Blackout

After the Blackout

Modernizing America’s Electric System Where were you on August 14, 2003? If you live somewhere other than the Northeast or Midwest, the date of North America’s largest blackout may not be familiar to you. I was working on my home computer, while my spouse was engrossed in vacuuming our cars. When everything came to a ... Read More