Tag archive for Clemson University Restoration Institute

a fresh look at the H.L. Hunley

For the first time in 151 years the old sub is showing itself in all of its raw, ironclad beauty.

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Tuning the gear and the grid

Whatever the source of renewable energy, electrical power on a commercial scale moves on a grid.

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Ramping up for renewables

Now that the wind machines are up and running, bring on the sun.

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Defining the Wind

How do you tune a huge turbine to the forces of nature and help deploy the next generation of green-energy machines?

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Power Up

Getting serious about wind energy on a commercial scale means amping up the performance of turbines and other power-generating equipment.

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“I’ve got the coin.”

In March 2001, researchers probing the muddy interior of the Hunley found the first bones.

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learning from the Hunley

From the crucible of desperation, the South forged an improbable secret weapon: a hand-cranked attack boat. The H.L. Hunley was designed to do what no vessel in the world had ever done: sink a warship from beneath the waves.

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of seeds and the river

In chilled white hands and fingertips reddened by a raw December rain, Gene Eidson holds the future: scruffy, pea-size packets of potential life. Winter is when the cypress trees drop their seed onto the ground and into tea-colored swamp water.

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