The War of the Currents

Format wars are always interesting; two companies put out products or technologies in the same market, and they compete for total market dominance. You might remember famous format wars of the past; VHS vs Betamax, Blu-Ray vs HD DVD (remember when data came on disks?...

Short Circuits

Ever had appliance stop working properly all of the sudden, the claimed it short-circuited? Short circuit is a term people use for almost any malfunctioning electrical device, but in the world of electricians the term refers to a specific occurance that’s somewhat...

Modern Energy Disasters

Modern life without a constant stream of energy would be its own disaster; hospitals would shut down, heating and cooling would cease to function, our information infrastructure would cease to be, food would rot, and everything would generally fall into chaos and...