Battery-Electric Locomotives

…Battery-Electric Locomotives… GE is building a battery-electric locomotive for BSNF Railway Company to explore how to improve energy efficiency and lower fuel costs. Fuel costs are typically the largest cost for railroad companies. The battery-electric locomotive will be paired with Continue reading Battery-Electric Locomotives

Can Nuclear Power be Saved?

…Can Nuclear Power be Saved?… The immediate threat to nuclear power is the use of auctions by various RTO/ISOs. The longer-term threat to nuclear power in the United States is the high cost of construction and the public’s irrational fear Continue reading Can Nuclear Power be Saved?

Robots to Replace Human Workers

The following headlines highlight how robots might be able to replace human workers. RoboBees with Laser Eyes Could Locate Disaster Victims How Robots Are Building a 3D-Printed Metal Bridge in Amsterdam Your Next Garbageman Could Be a Robot (These three Continue reading Robots to Replace Human Workers

The American Workhorse

Born in the skies over Germany during World War II, it has become the machine that powers America. Tinkerers in workshops before WWII had dreamed of using energy more efficiently than in the internal combustion engine. Why use energy from Continue reading The American Workhorse

Impact of Technology on Oil E & P

Technology is revolutionizing oil exploration and production. In the 1970s, the problem was to develop the mechanical structures that could survive the rigors of the North Sea and other deep water sites. The off-shore technology conference held in Houston in Continue reading Impact of Technology on Oil E & P

Destruction of America’s Nuclear Industry

There was a time, not too long ago, that America’s nuclear industry was probably the most important, and viable, in the world. Today, it’s a dying industry, but why? In the mid 1960s, GE bet the company by making huge Continue reading Destruction of America’s Nuclear Industry