Monthly Archives: September 2009

Norman Ernest Borlaug, a great man

The 20th century had its fair share of mass murderers: Hitler, Stalin, Mao, each can count 20 million dead on their accounts, easily. And one of their favorite tools for murder was starvation. Luckily, there was a man who would … Continue reading

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In praise of the incandescent light bulb

Today is the first day of Stage 1 of the Commission Regulation (EC) 244/2009†, implementing Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for non-directional household lamps – or in plain English, the … Continue reading

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