The Electrical Grid

I thought my family had escaped the misfortune of losing power during Hurricane Irene until our power went out late in the afternoon on Sunday for about six hours. Even that moment I had started to ponder the technologies within our power grid system that were keeping it active for most and getting it back […]


Serendipitous Inventions Are No Accident

Let’s set something straight for young people. Serendipitous inventions are not for the most part accidents. There is a lot more to the ingenuity behind their development.

In schools we might tell students about the accidental discovery of penicillin. But, while the effects were in fact fortuitously discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, it wasn’t […]