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28 Years Ago in TR: “Massive ocean thermal energy conversion plants may be turning this heat to usable electricity by 1985.” – William F. Whitmore
Wherein a pair of MIT civil engineers proposed a novel way to lessen our environmental impact.
Before the Internet, there was videotex.
An architect’s quixotic but enduring quest to change the way we live
A year before the oil shock, a geologist wrote of the coming energy crises.
Then and now, we face the problem of determining what is true.
Revisting the software business flaws Charles C. Mann depicted five years ago.
A 1938 article anticipated the opportunities—and challenges—of harnessing the sun’s energy.
A 1929 essay by Arthur D. Little argued that workers and consumers would benefit from more mass production, not less.
In a 1949 address published in Technology Review and excerpted here, Winston Churchill said new technologies create problems even as they solve others.