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Getting Carried Away (Literally) with a Hobby - How I Ended up with a Helicopter

Getting Carried Away (Literally) with a Hobby - How I Ended up with a Helicopter

By Adam Weaver
Nov 22, 2017

How did I get from not knowing (or caring) anything about home-built aircraft to owning a gas turbine powered helicopter? As you might imagine, it’s complicated.

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Ground Source Heat Energy Storage for Power Generation

Ground Source Heat Energy Storage for Power Generation

By Francis A. Di Bella, P.E.
Nov 15, 2017

Have you ever been to the beach on a very hot day? Then I am sure you noticed that the sand is very, very hot, uncomfortably so. Congratulations, you have had first-hand experience with ground source...

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The Value of Visualizing Velocity Vectors

The Value of Visualizing Velocity Vectors

By Mark R. Anderson
Nov 9, 2017

Beyond being a fun tongue twister, visualizing the velocity vectors is probably the most useful and intuitive information available in turbomachinery design. Many fundamental parameters can be...

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When the Dream Turns Into a Nightmare: Resilient Power for Island Economies

When the Dream Turns Into a Nightmare: Resilient Power for Island Economies

By Barbara Shea
Nov 2, 2017

Who has not dreamed of living on an island? You’re getting away from it all, walking alone along a secluded beach, as the ocean gently laps at shore…ahhhh. Excuse me – I have to go search for...

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