Posts Tagged: water


Don Arney’s Bambi Bucket, a major contribution to aerial firefighting tech from the 1980s

Helicopters and other aircraft are often used to combat fires which cannot be controlled by personnel on the ground and the practice is a fairly expensive one. …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Florida algal blooms put focus on phosphorus depletion and ultrasonic wave tech

Algal blooms are caused when algae living in seas or freshwater grow uncontrollably because of the presence of nutrients like phosphorus or nitrogen; high temperatures and the …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

The Top 10 Patents Issued in 2015

2015 was a truly remarkable year for innovation and we saw major trends in self-driving cars, wearable technologies, digital wallets and much more. I hope you will enjoy …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 5

Harriet Strong, Queen of Walnuts and Hall of Fame Inventor of Water Storage, Flood Control Systems

The story of its inventor, Harriet W.R. Strong, is a reminder of the incredible resilience that most innovators show in the face of adversity, whether those …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Western U.S. drought sparks innovation in irrigation management, desalination

A push for innovation to solve the water crisis has been kickstarted this summer in some part due to an executive order from California Governor Jerry Brown …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

California won’t likely benefit from El Niño rains

Unlike Big Bear Lake, which will collect the runoff snowfall or rain, much of the rest of southern California is ill equipped to take advantage of El …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 4