November 6, 2012 |
Bruised but not beaten, New Jersey and New York are bracing for Round 2 with Mother Nature. In any other year, the nor'easter forecast to hit the Atlantic coast Wednesday and Thursday would be considered routine, National Weather Service officials said. But for a region still wobbled from Hurricane Sandy's impact last week, even a moderate storm can bring serious consequences. “No doubt, if Sandy had not made landfall, if Sandy had not happened, this would be a nor'easter but it would be a non-event compared to what we're left with now,” said Bruce Terry, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service.
July 7, 2012 |
With the cycles, the flat-screen TVs and, of course, the air conditioning, most people who exercise at gyms are working out the electrical grid along with their muscles. But the members of AC4 Fitness in Goleta will be generating power and feeding it back to the grid every time they step on a treadmill or elliptical. When they need a drink, they'll have to bring their own refillable bottle and get water from a hydration station that provides free water filtered with reverse osmosis. And when they stash their belongings, they'll do so in lockers made from recycled plastic.
October 9, 2006 |
Airbus' double-decker A380 is a giant spaghetti bowl of electrical wires. If the 100,000 individual sections of wire strung through the world's largest passenger jet were laid end to end, they would stretch 330 miles, the distance from Los Angeles to San Jose. The wires control virtually every function on the jetliner, including the pilot's basic task of turning the 500-ton aircraft and enabling all 555 passengers to customize what they see on personal video screens.
December 7, 2005 |
Whirling flywheels, based on the same mechanism that powered pottery wheels in ancient times and run the latest self-winding wristwatches, soon could be enlisted in California's battle to keep its air conditioners humming on even the hottest summer afternoons. On Tuesday, state energy officials gathered at a Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
June 8, 2001 |
Boeing Co. said Thursday that "suspicious" damage was found to electrical wires of as many as 10 jetliners undergoing final assembly at a Seattle-area plant and that the FBI has launched an investigation into possible tampering. The damaged wires on the 737s were repaired and no other cases have been found. But the company said it is conducting an internal probe to determine what or who inflicted the damage to the world's most popular commercial airplane.
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January 26, 2001 |
Chained to the electric oxygen machine that keeps her alive, Patricia Roy was breathing easier Thursday at news that California may be edging toward solving the electricity crisis. The Santa Monica emphysema patient was among thousands jarred last week when Southern California Edison Co. warned that it could not guarantee uninterrupted power--although her doctor said she will die if her air supply is cut off for more than an hour or so.