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Petroleum Product of the Week: Light Bulbs

About two weeks after we sprung our clocks ahead for an extra hour of daylight we celebrate “Earth Hour.” On March 25 this year the world joins together for one hour of lights out. This has all got me thinking about electricity and light bulbs,... Read More

Could a 150-Year-Old Patent Be the Answer to Saving American Steel?

An apparent decline in U.S. steel production has been a crisis for many Americans. U.S. Steel Corporation, for instance, plans on permanently closing one of its Tubular Operations mills in Lorain, Ohio, come June 2017. Democratic Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur has written to President Donald... Read More

The Story Behind WD-40

WD-40 is a celebrity amongst fellow lubricants. It’s become a household name over the years, and rightfully so, but how familiar are you with it—its history, creation, creator? I’m not… well, I wasn’t, until now. Norman Lawson: Inventor of WD-40 Born in 1892, Norm... Read More

Petroleum Product of the Week: Beer Widget

If you don’t have the good fortune of enjoying a perfectly poured pint of Draught Guinness this St. Patrick’s day, don’t fret. Thanks to a little plastic widget, you can still enjoy that fresh-from-the-tap taste in a can. Besides, who doesn’t love the bonus of... Read More

The Butcher Baker and the Alaskan Pipeline Murders

The Butcher Baker was an American serial killer who terrorized Alaska for twelve years, between 1971 and 1983. His name was Robert Hansen and he was convicted in 1983 and was sentenced to over 460 years plus lifetime in prison without the possibility of... Read More

Understanding Types of Lubricants: Synthetic Oils

Sometimes when we think of synthetic, it tends to be in direct opposition to natural: synthetic fibers versus natural fibers (polyester vs cotton), synthetic or artificial dyes versus their natural counterparts (Yellow No. 5 versus turmeric), etc. But with motor oil, the synthetic versus... Read More

Petroleum Product of the Week: Microphones

If you think about the magical capabilities of microphones for a moment, you may begin to realize just how spectacular the science of these simple machines actually is.  Nowadays, microphones connected via audio interface or USB can transmit data instantaneously, sending your voice through... Read More

How Howard Hughes Revolutionized Oil Well Drilling

This man was Howard Hughes before Howard Hughes was Howard Hughes You might know Howard Hughes as the American Hollywood producer, businessman, real estate mogul, and pilot, but what about the other businessman Howard Hughes? The oil man Hughes? Howard Robert Hughes, father of... Read More

Yondr Phone Pouch Saves the Show

I’m a big live-in-the-moment kind of gal, and one of my biggest pet peeves is getting some assistance from a company named Yondr. I hate going to a concert and seeing people watch through the tiny screen of their phone or—worse, in my opinion—through their... Read More

Petroleum Product of the Week: Basketballs

March means March Madness for many, many people…which means basketball.  This is an entire month dedicated to college basketball; from the second week of March through the first week of April, all we think about are the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments. And... Read More
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