Monday, October 6, 2008

An abundance of oil dulls the imagination

This thought came to me as I perused the pages of this popular science magazine from 1919. This fascinating set of blog posts shows that science magazines have had many iterations of the same sensational ideas pass through them over the generations. It seams that when we all know what we will use to fuel our means of transportation we don't really care how things work but rather that they work at all. When there is a dearth, centuries old ideas well up once again as in the article on "Electricity from wind and waves."

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