Energy Poverty

Poverty is a vicious cycle; the poorer you are, the poorer you’ll tend to remain. There are a plethora of reasons for this, and all are worthy of discussion, but given our trade, we’d like to focus today on energy poverty. Energy poverty occurs when a person does not...

The Problems With Knob and Tube Wiring

Old houses are so beautiful! Wandering through the suburbs can feel really dull, almost eerie, because of how similar any two houses are; I remember going to a new friend’s house as a kid and realizing the layout of their house was almost exactly the same as mine;...

What Happens When You Microwave a CD

As a kid, my dad would always encourage me to try strange science experiments in order to pique my interest in the natural sciences. One day, he had purchased a new microwave, and was getting rid of the old one. He decided it would be fun to show me what happens to a...