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Ovshinsky, Stanford Robert

(Encyclopedia) Ovshinsky, Stanford Robert, 1922–2012, American inventor and scientist, b. Akron, Ohio. Self-taught, he developed a new type of lathe in the 1940s, the first of many…

Chu, Steven

(Encyclopedia) Chu, Steven, 1948–, U.S. physicist and government official, b. St. Louis, Mo., grad. Univ. of Rochester (B.S., A.B. 1970), Univ. of California, Berkeley (Ph.D. 1976). He…

U.S. Energy Sources, 2006–2012

Here's a breakdown of the sources of energy in the United States for years 2006, 2009–2012: 2012 Oil 35% Natural gas 25% Coal 20% Nuclear 8%…

Energy Websites

U.S. Department of Energy: www.doe.gov Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE): www.eere.energy.gov ENERGYguide: www.energyguide.com Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: www.ferc.…

Earth Day: Energy

Energy: Production & Consumption Find out which countries use and produce the most energy, how much the U.S. consumes, where the largest nuclear power plants in the U.S…

energy, sources of

(Encyclopedia) energy, sources of, origins of the power used for transportation, for heat and light in dwelling and working areas, and for the manufacture of goods of all kinds, among…

Switzerland Overview

(Encyclopedia) Switzerland swĭt´sərlənd [key], Fr. Suisse, Ger. Schweiz, Ital. Svizzera, officially Swiss Confederation, federal republic (2015 est. pop. 8,320,000…

Earth Day by the Numbers

April 22, 2019, marks the 49th anniversary of Earth Day—a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. Organizers started Earth Day in response to a…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the former bartender and 28-year-old political rookie who won election to the U.S. Congress from New York's 14th District in 2018. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez grew up in The…