Nikola Tesla broke much ground during his lifetime, but much of his work is still under-utilized to this very day. In the face of Anthony’s article earlier about the smart grid’s lack of solid state electronics at the power distribution level, there is a marriage of solid state switching and Tesla’s more under-appreciated work that [...]
There’s always been talk about the updated “Smart Grid,” ranging from talks of the U.S. experimenting with changing the line/mains frequency to modulate Internet communication over it, to better energy monitoring and management at the micro and macro scale. How much of it is hype, and how much of it is a reality?
Ever think to yourself, “my job sucks?” Well watch this 15-second video and think again, it (and the ones following) will change your whole perspective on how bad your job compares to what’s out there: For clarity: that man is holding onto a metal frame very high above the ground, spraying water at 400,000 volt [...]
You may have seen those “wireless charging mats” in stores: You place your (i)phone on this little mat with a thing plugged into its power port and it charges without interconnecting wires. The iPhone 5 is said to have this built-in by default according to a variety of sources, some public some not. But why [...]