Death of the Florescent Shop Light – Energy Efficiency

Death of the Florescent Shop Light - Energy Efficiency

I’ve recently discovered the reasonably priced LED shop light. “Big whoop” you may be thinking. It’s a bigger whoop than many realize, especially for me. Just for the fun of it, I measured the current draw of one of my old shop lights and one of the new LED versions. LED lights use 66% less … Read more

Bill Nye the Science Guy – Social Primate and Nuclear Energy

An article last week in Business Insider discussed Bill Nye’s conversion from anti-GMO to pro-GMO (genetically modified organisms). According to Nye, while attending a political rally in NYC: “…one speaker insisted that the US president Barack Obama was part of a conspiracy sponsored by large agriculture companies to control minds — and received a great many cheers … Read more

Road Trip – Thoughts on the Satsop Nuclear Power Station

Satsop Nuclear Power Station

My wife and I recently took a weekend road trip to view the annual shore bird migration along the Washington coast. Because it was along our route, we made a short stop in the town of Satsop. Cooling Towers The above image of a cooling tower was taken at the unfinished Satsop nuclear power station, which is … Read more