Sunday, September 29, 2013

Big Picture Science for 09/30/13 - Power to the People

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Big Picture Science - Power to the People

Let there be light! Well, it’s easy to do: just flip a switch. But it took more than the invention of the light bulb to make that possible. It required new technology for the distribution of electricity. And that came, not so much from Thomas Edison, but from a Serbian genius named Nikola Tesla.

Hear his story plus ideas on what might be the breakthrough energy innovations of the future. Perhaps hydrogen-fueled cars, nuclear fusion electrical generators or even orbiting solar cells?

Plus, a reminder of cutting-edge technology back in Napoleon’s day: lighthouses.



You can listen to this and other episodes at, and be sure to check out Blog Picture Science, the companion blog to the radio show.

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