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

New Natural Gas Opportunities

Recent headlines showed Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) losing the race for cleaner diesel locomotive engines to GE(1). (See note 1 for disclaimer.) Caterpillar had purchased the Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) business in 2010 that had previously been owned by General Motors, as Continue reading New Natural Gas Opportunities

From Sail to Hybrids Part 2

The first major postwar development in ships’ propulsion was nuclear propulsion. Nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines became the backbone of naval strategy following WW II. Nuclear-powered aircraft carriers could remain on station anywhere in the world for several months. The Continue reading From Sail to Hybrids Part 2