Jay Baliga’s invention of a small chip that fits into everyday items won him the National Medal for Technology and Innovation, the highest honor made to inventors. The chip has also saved a lot of energy.
Three people comment on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: Colonel Daniel Bordelon, the Commander of the Engineer Task Force with the Louisiana National Guard; Michael Ziccardi, director of The Oiled Wildlife Care Network; David Morris, Emergency Response consultant specializing in oil spills.
Before last month’s twisters, the largest cluster of tornadoes on record was known as the Super Outbreak of 1974. At that time, David Reeves was a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville, KY. On April 3 of that year, he headed into work early because of storm reports - and it became one of the deadliest outbreaks of tornadoes in U.S. history.
Ned Breslin has spent twenty years trying to bring clean water to people in the developing world. While many people who do that kind of work tout their successes, Ned likes to talk about his failures. He says each one has taught him a little more about the magnitude of the challenges, and what it will take to make a difference. Photo: Ned's picture of Dona Fatima, the woman he met in Mozambique.