Meter Reading: A New Wave For Power Generation, Water Meters Go Electric, and More
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Scientists at Texas A&M are looking for ways to use ocean waves for energy. In this photo, a man watches waves from Hurricane Ike slap the sea wall September 12, 2008 in Galveston, Texas.
Scientists seek next wave in power generation — “Aerospace engineers are working to make ocean wave energy the nation’s newest source of green power by applying the physics of wind turbines to the sea. Former U.S. Air Force Academy scientists took over Texas A&M University’s wave tank recently to test the idea that if air can produce affordable electricity, so can ocean water.” — Houston Chronicle
Water Meters Are Being Replaced Across Texas — ” The installation of electronic water meters is meant to cut costs and save water. The effort reflects a similar change in the way electricity use is increasingly being measured, with smart electric readers.” — New York Times
Students rushing to careers in petroleum industry — “Just three years ago, petroleum engineering wasn’t an especially hot major for college students looking to enter a field with plentiful jobs. How things have changed.” — San Antonio Express-News