The Declaration of Independence
A worthwhile read for Independence Day
100 years ago, power companies built beautiful generating plants
"Biofuels are the single largest source of fuel growth in non-OPEC nations"
So says a new report on energy. But it also notes that there's no way that biofuels (as currently being produced) can make up for the new demand expected over the next few years. Overall energy demand keeps rising faster than most of our new ways to supply it.
Plug-and-play radio -- literally
People are slow to make the transition to digital radio broadcasts in a lot of places, so the BBC commissioned a company to come up with a digital radio receiver that looks like a bunch of Lego parts that snap together, with different modules for different users and different needs